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Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style

July 19-October 5
George W. Bush Presidential Center
Dallas
bushcenter.org

The George W. Bush Presidential Center will host a major retrospective of legendary American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, exploring his significant career from its origins to his most recent runway and red-carpet masterpieces. Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style features more than 50 garments, some on view for the first time. Known for his artistic eye and exquisite craftsmanship, Mr. de la Renta has designed for iconic women of style, including First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Barbara Bush.

The Making of Gone With The Wind

September 9-January 4
Harry Ransom Center
Austin
hrc.utexas.edu

Go behind the scenes of one of the classic films of Hollywood's Golden Age. Featuring more than 300 rarely seen and some never-before-exhibited materials, the exhibition is drawn entirely from the Ransom Center's collections and includes on-set photographs, storyboards, correspondence and fan mail, production records, makeup stills, concept art, costume sketches, audition footage, and producer David O. Selznick's memos. The green curtain dress and other gowns worn by Vivien Leigh are displayed together for the first time in more than 25 years.

Dinosaurs Live! Animatronic Dinosaurs

September 15-February 15
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
McKinney
heardmuseum.org 

Walk back in time along a half-mile nature trail with nine life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Watch the dinosaurs move, learn about them, and hear them roar. The exhibit gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well.

3rd Annual Wines & Vines Festival

September 19-20
McPherson Cellars
Lubbock
mcphersoncellars.com

Come enjoy wine tastings from 15 Texas wineries, local food, live music and The Hub City Master Chef Competition. Entry fees include 10 tickets for one-day admission and 20 tickets for two-day admission. The tickets can be used toward a 1 ounce tasting of wine (one ticket) or a 5 ounce glass of wine (five tickets) from any of the participating wineries. A commemorative wine glass will be provided upon entry so no need to bring you own! Tickets for the event may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from all entrance fees will go to Lubbock Meals on Wheels and The Texas Wine and Grape Foundation.

The Texas Tribune Festival

September 19-21
UT Austin
Austin
texastribune.org

The fourth annual Texas Tribune Festival takes place over three days on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. This year's programming will include debates and discussion on Texas' most important topics: criminal justice, the environment, health care, higher and public education, immigration, energy, and transportation, as well as keynote addresses from today's biggest political players. They have also added a new track, open government, dedicated to transparency and accountability.

State Fair of Texas

September 26 - October 19
Fair Park
Dallas
bigtex.com

Join Big Tex® for a 24-day celebration of Texas. Each year the State Fair of Texas celebrates our great state with amazing food, live music and family fun. There are hundreds of daily shows, a nightly parade, 14 FREE Chevy Main Stage headliner concerts, the largest new car auto show in the southwest, and of course, Big Tex, himself.

Whiskies of the World Expo

September 27
The Westin Austin at the Domain
Austin
whiskiesoftheworld.com

Whiskies Of The World Expo is an evening of spirited delights, bringing for your tasting pleasures everything from premium well-known brands to boutique independent bottlers and American craft. Join us for an evening of tasting, eating, and, if it fits your style, cigars.

Texas Craft Brewers Festival

September 27
Fiesta Gardens
Austin
texascraftbrewersfestival.org

Join the largest celebration of Texas craft beer at the 2014 Texas Craft Brewers Festival, returning September 27 to historic Fiesta Gardens in Austin. Over 55 brewers from across the state will be joining the fun, sharing Texas' best brews.

Films of 1939

October 2, November 6, December 4
Harry Ransom Center
Austin
hrc.utexas.edu

The Harry Ransom Center presents the series “Films of 1939” in conjunction with its exhibition "The Making of Gone With the Wind."  The series includes "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (Oct. 2), "Idiot’s Delight" (Nov. 6), and "The Wizard of Oz" (Dec. 4). Learn more here.

An Evening with Brent Nixon

October 6 |  Addison Conference and Theatre Centre | Addison
October 7 | Palace Theatre | Grapevine
eventbrite.com

Celebrity Cruises ® cordially invites you to an evening with Naturalist  Brent Nixon  who is featured onboard  Celebrity in Alaska . With an extensive 30 year career, Brent will be sharing his insight on the wonders of the Alaskan wilderness. He has published several books and contributed video footage to  National Geographic , Animal Planet,  and the  Discovery Channel . Nixon has participated in extensive research studies on both the Humpback and Orca whales evaluating the effects of increased human presence on cetacean behavior. He will share his enthusiasm for wildlife conservation through his high energy lectures this Fall.  

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

October 11-12
Downtown Houston, Bagby at Walker
Houston
artcolonyassociation.org

The Bayou City Art Festival, one of Houston's most anticipated events offers a fun-filled weekend of fine art, entertainment, food and libations. New to the festival this year is Bayou City After Dark, an evening of art, concert and cocktails.

Treasure Street

October 16
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Dallas
treasurestreet.com

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will host its 19th Annual Treasure Street, the hospital's signature event. Treasure Street was established by a group of TSRHC patient families with children affected by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). The event has grown from a small gathering of friends and family to more than 1,100 attendees and tremendous community and corporate support. Treasure Street benefits all children treated at the hospital, and continues to provide important funds for the treatment and research of TSC. The 2014 event will include a silent auction, raffle, multiple food offerings, as well as live entertainment by Emerald City Band for all to enjoy.

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