Just for Fun
Learn twerking fundamentals at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin’s third major yearly music festival, by watching Big Freedia, the Queen of Bounce, dance onstage. Or just stick to head-bobbing to indie top dogs (M.I.A.,Kurt Vile) and legacy acts (Ice-T, Television).
Auditorium Shores, November 8–10, funfunfunfest.com
Honor Aggie traditions during College Station’s seventy-fifth-anniversary celebration at Bush 41’s library and visit an exhibit featuring a ring and playbook from the 1939 football team, the school’s last national championship squad.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, November 14–16,cstx.gov
City of Love
Tickets to “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy” are sold-out, but people can still experience the memorial by watching one of the video screens—which will broadcast a performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra—set up near Dealey Plaza.
Dealey Plaza, November 22, 50thhonoringjohnfkennedy.com
MARFArchitecture + Design is promoting the “Marfa aesthetic”—stylized desert living—with a seven-home tour and talks from tastemakers like Eames Demetrios, a disciple of mid-century-modern, which his grandparents Charles and Ray Eames made famous.
Various locations, November 1–3, designmarfa.com
Carnivores who were too slow on the mouse-click to purchase tickets to our very own, sold-out TMBBQ Fest can still feast on the holy trinity of brisket, ribs, and sausage at Meatopia, the international gorge-fest coming to Texas for the first time.
Pearl Brewery, November 2 & 3, meatopia.org