September 9-January 4
Harry Ransom Center
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.
September 15-February 15
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
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.
Sixty Five Hundred
You are invited to celebrate the Birthday Party Project turning three at a Grease-themed birthday bash! The Birthday Party Project’s mission is to bring joy to homeless children through the magic of birthdays. For more information on how to support the Birthday Party Project, please visit thebirthdaypartyproject.org.
February 6 – April 2
Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts
The Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 28th Annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Discover one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts. Please call (940) 382- 2787 or visit dentonarts.com for more information.
February 7 – March 14
Houston-based western retailer, Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear is proud to host six trunk shows featuring the finest handmade boot makers including, Lucchese Classics, Rocketbuster, Rios of Mercedes, Old Gringo, Stallion, and Liberty Boot Co. Trunk show events will also include guest appearances by jewelry artisans, silversmiths and western apparel designers. All trunk show events will be from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Post Oak and San Felipe location just north of the Houston Galleria.
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, SMU
Ina Garten is America’s beloved culinary icon, author of eight New York Times bestselling cookbooks, and host of the popular Emmy- and James Beard Award-winning Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics show on Food Network. Garten will share stories that bring you behind the scenes of her life in the Hamptons: filming Back to Basics , writing bestselling cookbooks, and enjoying food with friends and family. She will also discuss her eagerly anticipated ninth cookbook, Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook . An audience Q&A will directly follow the conversation. VIP tickets are available. Buy tickets for this event here.
February 24-February 25
Long Center for Performing Arts
As the signature event for the Texas Cultural Trust, the Texas Medal of Arts Awards highlights and promotes the power of the arts to children’s education, the state’s economy, and to the unique and proud Texas Culture. This biennial event, co-chaired by 2013 TMAA Honorees, Gene Jones and Charlotte Jones Anderson, celebrates the state’s legendary artists, entertainers, and art patrons with a series of events, including a gala dinner, star-studded awards show, and concert. To purchase tickets, please visit texasmedalofarts.org/tickets.
Official Drink of Austin returns as the Austin Food & Wine Alliance partners with the Tipsy Texan for an evening that celebrates Texas spirits and shines a spotlight on the talented bartending community. Six bar teams from local bars and restaurants will be mixing up Austin-inspired cocktails to raise funds for culinary grants. To purchase tickets, click here.
Join us for The Contemporary Austin’s 16th annual Five x Seven art sale, featuring over 600 original works of art by Texas artists, all hung anonymously and all within the dimensions of 5×7 inches. Join new and seasoned art enthusiasts for an evening of live music, bites and beverages from Austin’s favorite establishments, exciting new artwork, and great conversations. Add to your collection and support contemporary art in Austin! To purchase your tickets, click here.
April 9 –12
Country Thunder West
Four days. Forty artists. One epic weekend. Every year, country fans flock to the ultimate music festival experience, Country Thunder, for four days packed with chart-topping entertainment. Save now on packages including festival tickets and accommodations at Mesa, Arizona hotels.
September 9-January 4
In 2015 Austin Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 30 th Anniversary in providing safe and affordable housing to the Austin Community. Our annual Blue Prints & Blue Jeans fundraiser, hosted in Downtown Austin at Brazos Hall, will include, food, drink, live music, live & silent auctions, and special appearances by John Wayne and Mae West. Are you interested in participating? Contact Aaron Landis at firstname.lastname@example.org on how you can become involved with Habitat for Humanity in Central Texas.
The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Join millions of people in more than 300 communities nationwide and take that step with the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Houston 5 K walk on Discovery Green. The Making Strides walkers turn awareness into action by raising more than $60 million for the American Cancer Society each year—one dollar at a time—to save lives from breast cancer. Visit the American Cancer Society website for more information and to sign up for the walk.