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Houston Museum Experience
January 31–September 26
Houston Museum District
The Museum Experience is Houston’s newest cultural block party! The Museum Experience features four walkable “zones” to help visitors navigate through the area and learn more about all 19 museums in a more personal way. On the last Saturday of January, April, July and September, each zone will showcase a handful of museums at a time, complete with special programming, pedicabs in select zones and food trucks. For more information visit houstonmuseumdistrict.org.
PPHM Presents Wildlife and Hunting Photographs from the Panhandle-Plains Region
March 7–February 6
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
This year, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum will present an exhibition series focused on wildlife and hunting in the Panhandle-Plains that includes the new exhibition Wildlife and Hunting Photographs from the Panhandle-Plains Region. The museum staff will assemble and present a group of often unique photographic images of wildlife and hunting ranging from the mid-1870s through the late 1900s. Come visit this exhibition, which will be featured in the Alexander Gallery from March 7, 2015 – February 6, 2016.
Fulshear Freedom Festival
The Fulshear Freedom Fest, hosted by the City of Fulshear and the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce will take place in Downtown Fulshear on Saturday, July 4 from 6 to 9:30 PM. Enjoy music, a parade, children’s activities, fireworks, shopping, and food!
Anthony Bourdain: Close to the Bone
Internationally renowned best-selling author, television host, and multiple Emmy award-winner Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, daringly consuming some of the world’s most exotic dishes on his hit TV shows Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. Bourdain is also the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. His summer 2015 “Close to the Bone” tour serves audiences an all new live show featuring an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine, and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world, followed by an open question and answer session with the audience. To purchase tickets, click here.
Zadok Jewelers Summer Sale
Join Zadok Jewelers for our second sale in 39 years! Enjoy 20-70% off select engagement rings, wedding rings, designer jewelry, fine Swiss watches, crystal, pens, cufflinks and more*! Visit zadok.com for more details. *Some exclusions may apply.
Scavenger Hunts and Robin Williams Tribute
National Museum of Funeral History
The National Museum of Funeral History features two exciting scavenger hunts for the young and young at heart. The first hunt leads guests thoughout the museum, encouraging them to find interesting tidbits about the history of the funeral industry. The second hunt focuses on the Celebrating the Lives & Deaths of the Popes exhibit, an interactive way for museum-goers to unearth facts and history about the Vatican and its pope. Guests who submit complete and correct scavenger hunt forms earn a one-time 10% discount on purchases at the museum gift shop. Additionally, NMFH will honor the one-year anniversary of Robin Williams’ death by remembering him with a special tribute event, the highlight of which will be the unveiling of a permanent addition to the museum’s Thanks for the Memories exhibit—the boots Williams wore in the movie RV. After the unveiling, museum-goers will enjoy seeing Williams’ boots in action during a special showing of RV in the museum’s auditorium.
Four Seasons Resort & Club
TEXSOM Texas Somelier Conference, the most prominent and influential wine education conference in the United States, is celebrating its eleventh year. TEXSOM 2015 will include 23 educational seminars and presentations led by some of the most respected experts in the industry including Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, and Certified Wine Educators. TEXSOM 2015 will offer participants a chance to attend educational seminars, each featuring up to 8 beverages, and the oppourtunity to taste more than 400 wines for evaluation at the Grand Tasting and Awards Reception.
All American Futurity
Ruidoso Downs Racetrack
This year, the world’s richest quarter horse race gets even richer with a purse of over $3 million. Make your reservations for lodging early– this weekend is always a sellout! Visit raceruidoso.com for more information.
Blue Prints & Blue Jeans
September 9–January 4
In 2015 Austin Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 30th 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 [email protected] on how you can become involved with Habitat for Humanity in Central Texas.
National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
This event celebrates and preserves the Western heritage and cowboy culture with entertainers, poetry, storytelling, western writers and authors, horse-handling demonstrations, Native American Indian activities and the ever-popular Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, as well as exhibits of Western artworks and merchandise.
R & R in Ruidoso
Ruidoso Wingfield Park
An event that celebrates our veterans, active duty and retired military and their families. Held in mid-town Ruidoso’s Wingfield Park, this free event features live music, activities for kids, a Taste of Ruidoso, beer and wine gardens and local vendors selling their wares.
Food for Thought Signature Tasting Event Presented by Silicon Labs
City Terrace, Long Center for the Performing Arts
Presented by Silicon Labs, this gourmet tasting event benefiting Communities In Schools of Central Texas features Austin’s top chefs cooking up decadent dishes. Join us on the beautiful Long Center City Terrace as we celebrate thirty years of excellence in Central Texas and cook up support for our critical dropout prevention services!
Houston’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry
Presented at The Corinthian in Houston’s historic downtown district, Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry hosted by Share Our Strength is the region’s trendiest food and beverage event. This September, over 40 of Houston’s hottest chefs and mixologists will donate their time, talent, and passion with one goal in mind: to raise the critical funds needed to end childhood hunger in America. Click here for more information.
Hilton Anatole Hotel
Celebrating Women is the premier breast cancer luncheon in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Every year, it brings together more than 1,200 supporters to increase awareness and generate funding for breast cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. Together, we can find a cure for this disease that affects so many women and families in out community.
Texas Tribune Festival
The University of Texas at Austin Campus
The annual Texas Tribune Festival is an innovative and engaging three-day event for people who are passionate about the issues that affect all Texans. Each year, the Festival brings together some of the biggest names in politics to explore the state’s and nation’s most pressing issues. This year’s event will feature more than 50 sessions in distinct programming tracks—all on The University of Texas at Austin Campus.
Upbringing Golf Tournament
Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club
Ready to “tee up” for a great cause and have a “hole” lot of fun? Join Upbring New Life Children’s Center, The New LSS, for a four person scramble in San Antonio.
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market
For those with a passion to shop, the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market features 300 merchants, offering unique items for everyone, including home decor, food, clothing, toys, toiletries, novelties, ornaments, pottery, pewter, accessories and more…just in time for your holiday shopping.
Chi Omega Christmas Market 2015
Centennial Hall in Fair Park
The Chi Omega Christmas Market is a unique shopping experience that offers gifts for every age. More than 10,000 shoppers come to the Market each year to shop from more than 175 handpicked vendors from around the country.
Candlelight at the Ranch
National Ranching Heritage Center
The 37th annual Candlelight at the Ranch celebrates the traditional spirit of a pioneer Christmas. This holiday event offers a glimpse into the past as visitors experience yuletide celebrations that took place on the open prairie over 100 years ago.