Yesterday’s Songs
The Flatlanders—the country-rock group of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock—will play songs from The Odessa Tapes, their new album of restored 1972 recordings. Paramount Theatre, January 19,


Cowgirl Spirit
Join, or just admire, the dozens of women participating in the Cowgirl Roundup and Showdeo as they demonstrate their ranching skills, which include handling horses and throwing rope. Hill Country State Natural Area, January 1,


Getting Lucky
Indulge superstition at the Black Eyed Pea and Cornbread Cookoff and eat a heaping helping of the good-luck legume, the main ingredient in hoppin’ John and Texas caviar. Torre di Pietra Winery and Vineyards, January 1,


Death Becomes Us
Death is unavoidable, but Funeral Party, the performance-art wake and eulogy-writing workshop by Houston artist Emily Sloan, teaches people that this universal fate isn’t unmanageable—and doesn’t have to be sad. 14 Pews, January 1,


Hi, C
Avoid the common cold by ingesting a healthy dose of vitamin C at the Texas Citrus Fiesta, the two-week-long celebration that features the Parade of Oranges and the Royal Coronation of King Citrus and Queen Citrianna. Various locations, January 12–26,