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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: July 14-16

Written by , published July 12, 2017

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It's here: The summer heat that causes Texans to head into the air-conditioned indoors. Take advantage of indoor opportunities like the Round Top Festival Institute's final concert weekend, or brave the sweat-inducing temps with events like the Paris Balloon and Music Festival.

Find more exciting things to do using the Texas Highways Events Calendar database.

Video Games Live

Houston: July 14
Created by host and guitarist Tommy Tallerico, the multimedia concert will feature the Houston Symphony’s live orchestral music (led by guest conductor Emmanuel Fratianni), solo performers, and exclusive video footage on three giant screens with synchronized lighting and live action. The program includes music from Zelda, Donkey Kong Country, Warcraft, Pokémon, and Mario.

“Biennial 600: Architecture"

Amarillo: July 14-Oct. 1
Amarillo Museum of Art explores architects and artists working at the intersection of art and architecture. This exhibit will be juried Rand Elliott, FAIA, of Elliott + Associates Architects in Oklahoma City.

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Balloon and Music Festival

Paris: July 14-16
Enjoy a balloon glow, balloon launch, tethered balloon rides, lots of vendors, live entertainment, and more fun for all at the second annual event. On Saturday, the Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally rides through downtown Paris, scenic rural areas, and on the bike trail during the 33rd annual rally.

Mango Fiestival

Bayview: July 15
Celebrate all things mango with tastings, culinary presentations, workshops, a mango Mercado, and kids activities at Rivers End Nursery & Farm.

Santa Ana Ball

Brazoria: July 15
A re-enactment of the Ball originally held in 1835 at Jane Long's Boarding House to impress the Mexican leadership. Many attendees dress in period costumes and enjoy dinner, silent and live auctions, the Grand March, and dancing.

Body Mind Spirit Expo

Austin: July 15-16
This holistic expo at the Palmer Events Center focuses on advancements in spiritual and planetary awakening with like-minded souls.

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"México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde"

Dallas: Through July 16 
The final weekend to enjoy this traveling exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art, featuring more than 200 works of painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, and films that document the country's artistic Renaissance during the first half of the 20th century. View the work of titans of Mexican Modernism alongside that of lesser-known pioneers.

Round Top Music Festival

Round Top: Through July 16
Round Top Festival Institute’s summer festival wraps up this weekend as its talented young artists, mentored and coached by faculty, participate in orchestral and chamber music concerts.

"Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center"

Austin: Through 16
Don’t miss this exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, which features more than 250 items including manuscripts of David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez and Gabriel García Márquez; Henri Matisse's "Jazz"; and the hat that accompanied the green curtain dress worn by Vivien Leigh in "Gone With The Wind."

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"Pippin"

Houston: Through July 16
Theatre Under The Stars presents this circus-inspired production at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, featuring a troupe of acrobatic performers led by a very charismatic leading player. The performers' main purpose is to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince who is longing to find adventure and passion in all areas of his life.

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