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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.

19th Annual Food for Thought

Communities in Schools Central Texas
September 4

ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Austin
ciscentraltexas.org

Don't miss out on this gourmet tasting charity event featuring 20 chefs from the most exclusive restaurants in Austin.  It supports Communities in Schools' mission to empower at-risk students to stay in school and achieve in life.  Chefs will serve a sample/appetizer-sized plate to guests as they mingle and learn about their mission.  Sponsorships will be sold, but click here for tickets and pricing. 

National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration

September 4-7
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Lubbock
cowboy.org

The purpose of the 26th Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration is to celebrate and preserve Western heritage and cowboy culture. The event schedule includes entertainers, poetry and storytelling, Western writer and author panels, film and movie seminars, a youth "Wild West Day," horse-handling demonstrations, a horse-themed parade, Native American activities and presentations, the ever-popular Chuck Wagon Cookoff, exhibits of Western artwork and merchandise, and much more.

Ben-Willie-Darrell Presents Links & Lyrics 2014

September 5
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
Austin
acl-live.com

Ben-Willie-Darrell presents this year's signature fundraising gala, Links & Lyrics 2014, benefiting the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease. Featuring two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year and multi-Grammy Award winning country artist Vince Gill & Friends, Links & Lyrics will be an integral part of the fundraising efforts for Alzheimer's Disease research. Sponsorships are available now through the DKR Fund and general admission tickets are on sale at acl-live.com.

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.

Houston Symphony Opening Night & Gala

September 13
Jones Hall + The Corinthian
Houston
houstonsymphony.org

This remarkable event will begin Andres Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season as the Houston Symphony's fifteenth Music Director. Enjoy a sensational opening night concert at Jones Hall followed by dinner and dancing at The Corinthian.

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.

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.

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.

Huffington Award Luncheon

October 23
Hilton Americas Houston
Houston
asiasociety.org/Texas

The Huffington Award Luncheon recognizes an individual who has been a major force on the international stage. Named for the Houston oilman and former ambassador who played a leading role in creating Asia Society Texas Center, the Roy M. Huffington Award for Contributions to International Understanding is the

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