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Materials: Hard and Soft

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 for more information.

Pinto Ranch Brings Six Boot Trunk Shows to Houston

February 7 – March 14
Pinto Ranch

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.

Ina Garten: The Barefoot Contessa

February 18
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.

Texas Medal of Arts Awards

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

Official Drink of Austin

February 26
Fair Market

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.

Contemporary Austin’s 5X7

February 26
Brazos Hall

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.

Toast & Roast 

March 1
Rancho Cuernavaca

Join us to taste the twenty best Texas wines produced last year.  Following an hour-long sip and stroll tasting, Chef John Bates of Noble Sandwich will roast up a feast of pig, goat, and lamb.  Toast & Roast is the perfect opportunity to celebrate Texas Independence Weekend and to support our state’s growing wine industry.  Click  here to purchase tickets.

Hats in the Park

March 3
McGovern Centennial Gardens

Hats in the Park, benefiting Hermann Park Conservancy, is one of Houston’s favorite spring fundraisers. Guests will be able to don colorful hats and sip champagne in the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion in the scenic new McGovern Centennial Gardens commemorating Herman Park’s 2014 centennial. An al fresco lunch will follow on the expansive Centennial Green. Please click here to purchase tickets or make a donation. 

Celebration of Life

March 11
JW Marriott Hotel

The 2015 Celebration of Life Luncheon is the 17th annual luncheon hosted by the Austin Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. At this luncheon, Neiman Marcus will unveil its 2015 Spring/Summer line at an exclusive fashion show especially tailored for Celebration of Life attendees. Please join Honorary Co-Chairs, Kendra Scott and Carla McDonald, and our special keynote guest, KVUE News Anchor Terri Gruca, at this fabulous fashion event to benefit the Seton Breast Care Center at 11:00am on March 11th.

BBQ at Billy Bob’s

March 26
Billy Bob’s Texas
Fort Worth

What better way to kick-off the 2015 Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival than with Texas’ most iconic food – and performance by Wade Bowen at the World’s Largest Honky-Tonk? A dozen amazing pit-masters come together to share smoked treasures with guests. Enjoy BBQ from around North Texas and the famed Hill Country, too. Look for great barbecue-worthy beverages and be sure to wear your favorite boots for dancing. Click here to purchase tickets.

Country Thunder

April 912
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.

Seton Soles 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk

April 18
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

The event benefits Habitat for Humanity of Southern Collin County. Habitat for Humanity gives a “Hand Up, not a Hand Out” to qualified local families living in sub-standard or inadequate housing. Join us for food, drinks, music and family activities.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

May 16
Discovery Green

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 5K 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

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