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A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.

Houston

"Chicago"

Feb. 7-19

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

After 25 years, "Chicago" is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another. The musical has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations.

tuts.com

Clute

Planetarium Show

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

This show features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector that reproduces the night sky, along with a variety of other high-tech equipment to give visitors a close-up feel of comets, exploding stars, and black holes.

brazosportcenter.org

Brenham

"The Mousetrap"

Feb. 9-26

Unity Theatre, 300 Church St.

After hearing a woman has been murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. As it becomes clear that the killer is among them, the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate culminating in a surprise finish. "The Mousetrap" had its world premiere in 1952 and continues to entertain contemporary audiences.

unitybrenham.org

Dallas

"1619 Project"

Feb. 10-26

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St.

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia with a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This one-act festival features eight commissions by local and national playwrights that weave together stories that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America.

bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series

"Endlings"

Feb. 10-19

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Dallas Children's Theater presents the final production of Cry Havoc Theater Company, a teen theater company that has been celebrated for putting young artists in the lead as creators and actors of bold art that disrupts expectations and shakes up old, entrenched conversations. "Endlings" is a thought-provoking play that tackles climate change, social justice, grief, the pandemic, and art with frank, youthful honesty. Post-show conversations with subject matter resources follow every performance.

dct.org

Victoria

"Always ... Patsy Cline"

Feb. 10-19

Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St.

Theatre Victoria presents this true story of an unlikely friendship between Patsy Cline and a fan from Houston who befriended her in a Texas honky tonk. The show features classic Patsy Cline hits.

theatrevictoria.org

Clute

Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express"

February 10-12, 17-18

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

Witness beloved detective Hercule Poirot as he battles the clock to figure out “whodunit” in this classic murder mystery.

brazosportcenter.org

Boerne

Chocolate Walk

Feb. 10-11

Historic Downtown Boerne, 100 N. Main St.

This sweet event takes participants on a stroll through historic downtown Boerne. Collect a special chocolate treat as you step inside each participating store, gallery, and restaurant along Main Street. Once you've visited all the stores, return your raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by the store owners.

ci.boerne.tx.us/602/boerne-chocolate-walk

Fredericksburg

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

Feb. 10-12, 17-19, 24-26

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this musical based on the popular film. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief—a hilarious battle of cons that keeps you laughing, humming, and guessing to the end.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Fort Worth

"I'll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen"

Feb. 12-April 30

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents the landmark "I'll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen," a thematic group exhibition that examines the screens vast impact on art from 1969 to the present. This exhibition surveys more than 60 works by 50 artists over the past five decades. The artists included examine screen culture through a broad range of media such as paintings, sculpture, video games, digital art, augmented reality, and video.

themodern.org

Tyler

Joel McHale

Feb. 16

UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Joel McHale is one of the most sought-after comedians and actors in the industry. Best known for his starring role in "Community" and twelve seasons hosting "The Soup," McHale can be seen on Netflix playing former "Community" co-star Chevy Chase in "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" opposite Will Forte. He also stars in his new weekly Netflix show, "The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale." Other work includes "The Happytime Murders" opposite Melissa McCarthy and the indie "Assassination Nation" for Sam Levinson, which premiered at Sundance.

cowancenter.org

San Angelo

Permanent Collection and Orna Feinstein and Otto McKay Exhibits

Feb. 16-April 9

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts presents a rich exhibit showing a wide array of works from the museum's permanent collection along with pieces by artists Orna Feinstein and Otto McKay.

samfa.org

Houston

"Art of the Cameroon Grassfields, a Living Heritage in Houston"

Feb. 17-July 9

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

This exhibition, celebrating the enduring artistic traditions of Cameroon and its global diaspora, features headdresses, masks, prestige hats, royal stools and figural sculptures, palace architectural elements from the Grassfields kingdoms, and two recent works by Douala-based artist Hervé Youmbi.

menil.org

Kerrville

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Feb. 17

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month's performance, titled "Contrasts," includes compositions by William Grant Still ("Mother and Child Suite for Violin and Piano), Béla Bartók (Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin & Piano, Sz.111), and Beethoven (Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 38).

cameratasa.org

San Antonio

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Jan. 18-19

Various locations

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month's performance, titled "Contrasts," includes compositions by William Grant Still, Béla Bartók, and Beethoven. Performances take place at Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Feb. 18) and Diane Bennack Concert Hall at University of the Incarnate Word (Feb. 19).

cameratasa.org

Austin

"Day Jobs"

Feb. 19-July 23

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The first major exhibition to examine the overlooked impact of day jobs on the visual arts, "Day Jobs" is dedicated to demystifying artistic production and upending the stubborn myth of the artist sequestered in their studio, waiting for inspiration to strike. The exhibition includes approximately 75 works in a broad range of media by emerging and established artists such as Emma Amos, Larry Bell, Mark Bradford, Jeffrey Gibson, Tishan Hsu, Ragen Moss, Howardena Pindell, Chuck Ramirez, Robert Ryman, and Fred Wilson.

blantonmuseum.org

Fredericksburg

Emily Jumes Oskins in Concert

Feb. 19

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents harpist Emily Jumes Oskins, who started playing the harp and piano at an early age and has continued with her harp endeavors for over 15 years.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Huntsville

Prison City Film Festival

Feb 22-25

Old Town Theatre, 1023 12th St.

Built with one overall objective in mind—to showcase independent films and filmmakers—the four-day independent film festival is where filmmakers break out.

oldtowntheatre-huntsville.org

Kerrville

Symphony of the Hills

Feb. 23

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

The centerpiece of this concert is the Edvard Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A Minor" featuring Jiale Yi, the 2020 Gurwitz International Piano Competition gold medalist. The first half of the concert opens with music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Jesus Christ Superstar," followed by Mexican composer Carlos Chavez's innovative music composed with indigenous melodies, harmonies, and instruments.

symphonyofthehills.org

"The Highwaymen Live: a Musical Tribute"

Feb. 25

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, The Highwaymen—featuring Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash—traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. Now comes a show featuring spot-on portrayals of those stars.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Mckinney

MillHouse Winter ArtFest

Feb. 26-27

McKinney Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St.

Escape the wind and cold at this indoor, juried art festival at the Cotton Mill. Explore art by local artisans showcased against the grandeur of century-old architecture. Featured artists offer acrylic, oil, watercolor, pottery, and jewelry. Food and drinks are available from local food trucks.

millhousefoundation.org/artfest

Dallas

"In the Shadow of Dictatorship: Creating the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art"

Feb. 26-June 18

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

During an era when Spanish artists found success abroad yet struggled for recognition at home, artist, critic, and collector Fernando Zbel established the Museo de Arte Abstracto Espaol in Cuenca, Spain on July 1, 1966, the first institution of its kind within Spain. Highlights from its remarkable collection, most coming to the U.S. for the first time, tell the story of this pioneering museum and explore the rich panorama of abstract Spanish art during the middle of the 20th century and under the Francoist regime.

meadowsmuseumdallas.org/exhibitions/spanish-abstract-art

Amarillo

"These Shining Lives"

March 2-5

Amarillo Little Theatre, Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle

This play, based on the book "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore, hits the stage of the Amarillo Little Theatre, one of the nation's oldest-running community theaters.

amarillolittletheatre.org

Cypress

West Houston Quilter's Guild Quilt Show

March 3-4

Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road

The West Houston Quilter's Guild, a charitable and nonprofit organization, is having their quilt show with over 20 vendors, a silent auction, a donation quilt, and many beautiful quilts to view and purchase.

whqg.org

Hallettsville

Texas State Championship 42 Domino Tournament

March 3-4

KC Hall, 321 US 77 South

Try your luck at 42, the official state domino game of Texas. Friday night there's a warm-up game, and pre-registration for Saturday is encouraged.

hallettsville.com

Fredericksburg

"Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical"

March 3-5

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this performance by Texas Repertory Theatre of "Tenderly," a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her an American musical legend.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Sherman

"Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt"

March 3-12

Finley Theatre, 500 N. Elm St.

Presented by Sherman Community Players' Theatricks group, this show asks the audience to join in on the shenanigans that never fail to follow Judy Moody and her little brother, Stink.

scptheater.com

Temple

Quanah Parker Family Day

March 4

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Quanah Parker played an important role in the narrative of indigenous people in Texas. Learn about Texas history, the Comanche Tribe, and have fun with crafts and activities after visiting the new exhibition, "Quanah Parker: One Man, Two Worlds."

templeparks.com

Galveston

An Evening with Jaston Williams

March 4

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Jaston Williams, a humorist, playwright, actor, director, producer, essayist, and novelist, returns to The Grand with some of his favorite stories including "The Screaming Part of China" and "Killing Mama." Hear about how Tuna, Texas came to be by two friends telling stories and sharing laughs while sitting under a giant Texas oak tree.

thegrand.com

Lubbock

"Legally Blonde—The Musical"

March 4

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Based on the beloved movie, "Legally Blonde," this upbeat musical takes you on a journey of self discovery from the sorority house to the halls of justice.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/legally-blonde-the-musical

Sherman

Sherman Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

March 4

Kidd-Key Auditorium, 400 N. Elm St.

The late-winter concert features Beethoven’s mercurial Symphony No. 5. If you haven’t heard it in person, this is your chance to be a part of a special evening. 

shermansymphony.com

Boerne

A Day at the Farm and Farmers Market

March 4-May 27

Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

The Farmers Market at the Herff Farm is an open-air farmers market open every Saturday morning on the historic Herff Farm. Hike the trails, shop in the open air, get gardening inspiration, take classes on growing your food, help the Cibolo Center for Conservation maintain the land through volunteer service projects, or get new recipe ideas.

cibolo.org

Bandera

Cowboys On Main

March 4-May 27

On Saturdays, find free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera with activities that can include a chuckwagon storyteller, hopping on a saddle-broke longhorn, or a ride in a horse-drawn wagon for a tour of Bandera. Gunfighter reenactment shows take place twice a day.

banderabusiness.com

Lake Jackson

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour

March 4, April 1, May 6

Abner Jackson Plantation Site, Farm-to-Market Road 2004 near State Highway 332, behind Target

Visit the historic archeological site of Maj. Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackson. Once a prosperous sugar plantation, the site was destroyed by the same hurricane that devastated Galveston in 1900. Discover the sugar-making process of the 1840s and how convict labor replaced slave labor during the 1870s.

ljhistory.org

Clute

Planetarium Show

March 7, 14, 21, 24, 28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

This show features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector that reproduces the night sky, along with a variety of other high-tech equipment to give visitors a close-up feel of comets, exploding stars, and black holes.

brazosportcenter.org

Corsicana

Artist and Writer Residency Presentations

March 9

Storefront Bookstore, 203 North Commerce St.

Storefront Bookstore, the public space of the Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, introduces visiting artists and writers throughout the U.S. and world to present their work and plans while in residence at nearby 100 West and The Writer's House. Meet artists specializing in video, paint, oil, acrylic, poetry, and fiction. The ground floor book and art space in historic downtown Corsicana houses more than 30 books by writers in residences over the past 10 years, along with select works of art from residents, and a carefully curated selection of merchandise.

corsicanaresidency.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

March 9, April 13, May 11

Downtown , 114 Central Ave.

Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic décor, artwork by local artists, live music, the Elgin Farmers Market, delicious food, and fun, friendly people.

elgintexas.gov

Kerrville

Art Exhibits

March 9-April 8

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Tuesday through Saturday, visit the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center for three separate art exhibits: "Tierra Linda Ranch and the Texas Hill Country" by photographer SJ Derby, "Road Trip: One Woman Show" by Catherine Massaro, and "The World of NONS: Spatial/Surreal Environs" with the art of HC "Hardy" Lewis, featuring Sadie Roselle. An artists reception takes place March 18.

kacckerrville.com

Bastrop

"Addams Family the Musical"

March 10-26

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family—a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything changes for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's normal boyfriend and his parents.

visitbastrop.com/event/addams-family-the-musical/3802

Austin

South by Southwest

March 10-19

Austin Convention Center and Downtown Austin, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Every spring, crowds descend on downtown Austin to experience the world-renowned SXSW conference and festivals. Consisting of three main components—Interactive, Music, and Film—each track brings top creatives and global professionals together to collaborate during this exciting 10-day event.

sxsw.com

Rockport

Spring Art Fair

March 11-12

Rockport Conference Center, 106 S. Austin St.

The Spring Art Fair is an opportunity for artists to connect with patrons and art collectors. Visitors are invited to shop artists booths in a leisurely fashion, visit with the artists, and witness a number of artist demonstrations to learn about mediums and techniques. The fair features galleries and collectives that are invited to show artwork for acquisition and collection. VIP guests get the first chance to see and acquire works from reputable Texas galleries for their collections.

rockportartcenter.com/spring-art-fair

San Marcos

Art Squared Arts Market

March 11

Hays County Historic Courthouse Lawn, 111 E. San Antonio St.

Experience a juried arts and fine crafts market that brings the best local artists together in one place. Find great art of all kinds, live music, a free kids' arts and crafts booth, and live art demonstrations.

artsquaredmarket.com

Boerne

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour and Programs

March 11, 25; April 8, 22; May 13, 27

Kuhlmann-King Museum, 402 E. Blanco Road

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like "way back when." Monthly events and themes vary.

facebook.com/kuhlmannkinghouse

Lake Jackson

Alden B. Dow Office Museum Tour

March 11, April 8, May 13

Aldne B. Dow Office Museum, 101 S. Parking Place

Witness the restored midcentury architectural beauty of Alden B. Dow’s 1943 office in downtown Lake Jackson. Learn all about the city’s beginnings and the indelible mark that A.B. Dow left as the principal architect of Lake Jackson through a self-guided tour.

ljhistory.org

Olmito

Resaca Adventure Day

March 11

Resaca de la Palma State Park, 1000 New Carmen Ave., off State Highway 281 or Farm-to-Market Road 1732

Walk through a history of Texas State Parks and enjoy the park with arts and crafts, food, and a 5K Legacy Run to honor the 100 years of Texas State Parks.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/resaca-de-la-palma

Fredericksburg

Spring Break at the Pioneer Museum

March 13-18

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

The musuem grounds are full of family fun with living history demonstrations that include tomahawk throwing, cornhusk doll-making, chuckwagon cooking, butter churning, pioneer laundry, frontier songs, and games.

pioneermuseum.org

Amarillo

Disney on Ice: "Let's Celebrate"

March 16-19

Amarillo Civic Center , 401 S. Buchanan St.

Your favorite Disney characters return to Amarillo for Disney On Ice's "Let’s Celebrate," which features 14 classic and modern Disney stories in one production.

amarillociviccenter.com

Mesquite

Artists Reception

March 16

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

An artists reception for Dallas-Fort Worth artist Molly Valentine Dierks and Dallas Art Therapy takes place this evening. Within detailed installations that merge the formal languages of technology and nature, Dierks explores how we collectively mediate evolving landscapes of intimacy and connection. Dallas Art Therapy is an organization that provides art programs to underserved communities. Their exhibitions run through March 18.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Round Top

Spring Antiques Show

March 16-April 2

Various locations

More than dusty relics and shabby chic signage, the antiques show has over 65 venues in about a 20-mile radius in the communities of Round Top, Warrenton, Carmine, Burton, and Fayetteville. Over two weeks, people from across the United States come to shop for treasures and enjoy a festival of epic proportions, with food and fun in the Texas countryside.

exploreroundtop.com/antiques

Baytown

Sculpture Trail

March 17, 2023-March 1, 2024

Downtown Arts District, 213 W. Texas Ave.

A free, year-long display of large sculptures on pedestals are located along several blocks in the downtown Arts District of Baytown. Visitors can vote for the People's Choice winner and enjoy the exhibit along with murals that are in the area. Ballots are in the red boxes on the light posts at Ashbel and Texas streets and Gaillard and Texas streets. Sculptures are also for sale or lease.

sculpturetrailbaytown.artcall.org

Tolar

Ceramic Expo and Handcrafted Items

March 17-18

J.D. Neely Community Center, 120 Tolar Cemetery Road

Shop for ceramic supplies from vendors and compete in judged ceramic art competitions. You can even learn a new hobby while you're here.

westceramicshow.com

Kerrville

"On Golden Pond"

March 17-19, 24-26, 31; April 1-2

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The classic American comedic drama is every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as it was when it debuted off-Broadway in 1978.

hcaf.com

Freeport

Dinosaur George Days

March 17-28

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Dinosaur George returns to the Freeport Historical Museum, bringing real artifacts and over 150 exhibit pieces of prehistoric life to the coastal community.

facebook.com/events/1810410192657452/

Grand Prairie

"The SpongeBob Musical"

March 17-19, 24-26

Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world.

uptowntheatergp.com

Palestine

Stained Glass Tour

March 18

Various locations

Step into some of Palestine's historic churches and see beautiful windows and glasswork. Partipating churches on the tour include Sacred Heart Catholic, St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, First Christian Church, and First Presbyterian.

visitpalestine.com

West Columbia

Market Day at Varner-Hogg

March 18

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, 1702 N. 13th St.

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags, and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Plus, there's free admission to the site during market hours.

visitvarnerhoggplantation.com

Tyler

"Annie"

March 22

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd. Blvd., FAC 1120

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production.

cowancenter.org

Austin

"Vincent"

March 23-April 8

Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road #122

"Vincent" relates the life story of the iconic painter, Vincent Van Gogh, from the perspective of his brother, Theo. Based on actual letters between the pair, this intimate play goes beyond the biography of Van Gogh's life, revealing a story of inspiration, courage, passion, and the lust for life that art kindles in all of us.

penfoldtheatre.org/event/vincent/2023-04-08

Corpus Christi

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed" with Invoke

March 23

Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, 6005 Ocean Drive, Unit 5723

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed," a film by silhouette animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger, is featured on the Performing Arts Center's new video screen, while original music is performed live by Invoke, a multi-instrumental band encompassing traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. A Q&A precedes the concert.

pac.tamucc.edu

Amarillo

"Carmina Burana"

March 24-25

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts , 500 S. Buchanan St

The Amarillo Symphony presents a performance of "Carmina Burana" featuring the Amarillo Master Chorale. The show also includes performances of Mozart’s "Ave Verum Corpus" and the overture to the composer's famous opera "Marriage of Figaro."

amarillosymphony.org

Boerne

The Peking Acrobats

March 24

Boerne Champion Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd.

Boerne Performing Arts presents the Peking Acrobats, who astound and amuse in a performance that epitomizes family fun. In an all-new production, they are joined by members of the Shanghai Circus and perform daring acrobatics with grace, strength, and skill.

boerneperformingarts.com

Houston

"The Curatorial Imagination of Walter Hopps"

March 24-Aug. 13

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

This exhibition explores the influential curatorial vision of Walter Hopps, the Menil Collection’s founding director, as well as his distinctive approach to exhibition making and appreciation for a variety of 20th-century art movements. The show features drawings, paintings, photography, and sculpture, ranging from the 1930s to the early 2000s.

menil.org

Palestine

"Clue the Musical"

March 24-April 2

The Historic Texas Theatre, 213 E. Crawford St.

Based on the 1985 movie, which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, "Clue" is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects.

thetexastheater.com

Llano

Earth Art Fest

March 24-26

Grenwelge Park, 199 E. Haynie St.

More than 6,000 people come out each year to the banks of the Llano River for Llano Earth Art Fest—home of the World Rock Stacking Championships. Try your hand at stacking rocks to create beautiful rock art in and along the Llano River. For kids there are activities such as face painting, a fashion circus, and rock painting. Adults can enjoy live music, a cold beer, workshops, viewing and creating art, or just relaxing in the sun.

llanoearthartfest.org

Salado

Wildflower Arts and Crafts Festival

March 25-26

Salado Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.

Shop from numerous arts and crafts vendors selling handcrafted items from all over the state, including woodworks, jewelry, original paintings, photography, pottery, toymakers, soap makers, knitting/crochet, and embroidery. Admission is free.

salado.com

Arlington

Texas Indie Filmmaker Awards Show

March 25

Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom, 2401 E. Lamar Blvd.

The Texas Indie Filmmaker Awards is an awards show created with independent artists in mind. The goal is to give Texas artists a Hollywood feel by acknowledging the hard work they pour into their projects, and provide opportunities and exposure to the talent behind the industry. No special requirements are needed other than having produced quality material for Texas-based films or films in association with Texas.

ladiesinfilm.com/award-show

Valley View

Spring Fling: 100-Year Celebration

March 25

Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153

Come get back outside and celebrate all things spring with ranger-led crafts, activities, and field games.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake

Sugar Land

International Art and Kite Festival

March 25

Brazos River Park, 18427 Southwest Freeway

This festival honors culture and community through art, music, dancing, and food. Kite flying, art car showings, and cultural performances are just some of the highlights of this colorful festival.

sugarlandtx.gov/437/special-events

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

March 26, April 23, May 28

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

The Frontier Times Museum presents this jamboree on the fourth Sunday of each month. The event includes live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Lake Jackson

"Rising Tide: the Crossroads Project"

March 28

The Clarion , 500 College Drive

"Rising Tide: the Crossroads Project" is a riveting theater piece on global sustainability. Grounded in science, elevated by art, igniting response, the program features climate physicist and communicator Dr. Robert Davies; the Fry Street Quartet; and works from painter Rebecca Allan, environmental photographer Garth Lenz, and American composer Laura Kaminsky. The project blends emotion, information, and high-production-value graphics.

brazosport.edu/clarion

Orange

"Anastasia"

March 30

Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Ave.

The romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is at home in Southeast Texas at last. This dazzling show transports you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out on a journey.

lutcher.org

Kerrville

A Conversation with the Actors of "Napoleon Dynamite"

March 31

The Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, and Jon Gries, the actors who played Napoleon Dynamite, Pedro, and Uncle Rico, discuss the cult classic at this screening, which includes a special meet-and-greet.

thearcadialive.org

San Marcos

Studio Tour

April 1-2

Various Locations, 20027 SH 80, Bay 5

Art lovers and artists alike love exploring colorful and creative San Marcos during the San Marcos Studio Tour. Check out featured studios on the tour map and see a group exhibition at MotherShip Studios for works from participating artists.

mothershipstudiostx.com

Garland

Big Art Day

April 1

Downtown Garland, 520 W. State St.

The creative community in Garland unites with the Texas Art Education Association's state initiative to raise awareness of art education. Garland's free art education event in downtown Garland features visual and performing artists, steamroller art, make-and-take art, and many other attractions hosted by Garland ISD and the city of Garland.

visitgarlandtx.com

Boerne

Spring Antique Tractor Pull

April 1

The Agricultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

The Boerne Agricultural Museum and Arts Center hosts its annual Antique Tractor Pull event. Come out and watch antique tractors from around Texas as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the furthest distance.

theagricultural.org

Houston

Neighborhood Community Day

April 1

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

Enjoy an afternoon of art, music, poetry, and family activities in celebration of the Menil’s vibrant neighborhood. Participating organizations include: DACAMERA, Houston Center for Photography, Inprint, The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Watercolor Art Society, and Writers in the Schools.

menil.org

Mesquite

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in Concert

April 1

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents "Mother Earth" with a program Victor Agudelo's orchestral work "Algo Va a Suceder..." ("Something is going to happen…") and Debussy's "La mer."

mesquitesymphony.org

Cooper

Festival of the Fish

April 1

Cooper Lake State Park, Doctors Creek Unit, 95 Park Road 8154

Try your hand at casting a line and catching a fish or two. This event offers angler education programs, a big fish contest, arts and crafts featuring Gyotaku (a Japanese method of fish printing/painting), presentations, and other activities.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cooper-lake

Amarillo

"Anastasia"

April 3-4

Amarillo Civic Center , 401 S. Buchanan St.

Inspired by the beloved film, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is on a journey to Amarillo at last.

amarillociviccenter.com

Lubbock

"Dear Evan Hansen"

April 4-9

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

This six-time Tony Award-winning musical has struck a chord with audiences around the world. Join shy high school senior Evan Hansen on his journey to fit in. A deeply personal telling of life from turmoil to triumph, this show contains mature content.

buddyhollyhall.com/events/category/series/dear-evan-hansen-2023/helen-devitt-jones-theater

Clute

Planetarium Show

April 4, 11, 18, 25, 28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

This show features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector that reproduces the night sky, along with a variety of other high-tech equipment to give visitors a close-up feel of comets, exploding stars, and black holes.

brazosportcenter.org

Amarillo

Eggtastic Friday

April 7

Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive

Join other future scientists at the Discovery Center for a day of exciting experiments and explosive activities. 

activekids.com/amarillo-tx/science/camp/eggtastic-friday-2nd-4th-grade-explorers-2023

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

April 7

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, so visitors and visiting artists can have more time to enjoy new shows, demonstrations, and receptions.

facebook.com/first-friday-art-walk-fredericksburg-401466143219898

Sherman

"Noises Off"

April 7-23

Honey McGee Playhouse, 313 W. Mulberry Sts

Come celebrate the 74th season of Sherman Community Players with its production of "Noises Off," a theatrical farce by English playwright Michael Frayn. First published in 1982, the play is a behind-the-scenes look at a chaotic stage production populated with frenetic and unstable actors, a volatile director, and an overworked and overly emotional stage crew.

scptheater.com

Fredericksburg

Spring Fling Art Sale

April 8

Marktplatz , 100 block of Main Street

Find original art and prints from members of Die Kunstler's von Fredericksburg, the artists of Fredericksburg. Die Kunstler is an all-volunteer member artist group founded in 1993, its name honoring the city's German heritage.

dkfredericksburg.org

Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

April 8

LBJ State Park and Historic Site, 199 State Park Road 52

Learn about German Easter traditions including friendship cards, homemade egg dyes, grass baskets, and lamb cake.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson

Corsicana

"The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends"

April 11-16

The Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 W. Sixth Ave.

Join The Warehouse with their Youth Theatre Company production of "The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends." The tale weaves in pieces of life from creator Beatrix Potter, who overcame her lonely childhood—in which her writings and drawings were discouraged in the male-oriented Victorian era—to become one of the most widely read children's authors of all time.

thewlac.com

Austin

Moontower Comedy Festival

April 12-23

Various locations

The Moontower Just For Laughs Austin comedy fest returns with two full weeks of comedy. Complete with favorite headliners and a four-day comedy club binge, expect over 100 comedians invading downtown Austin for stand-up, podcasts, parties, screenings, and cast panels. Headliners this year include Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers, Chelcie Lynn, and Vir Das.

austintheatre.org/moontower-comedy

Tyler

"Chicago"

April 13

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

After 25 years, "Chicago" is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy and shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. "Chicago" has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations.

cowancenter.org

Kerrville

Art Exhibits

April 13-May 13

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Tuesday through Saturday, visit the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center for three separate art exhibits: "Schreiner University Seniors Show" featuring the seniors from Schreiner University’s graphic arts projects; “Hill Country Quilt Guild,” an exhibit by local quilters; and “Guadalupe Watercolor Group,” a judged watercolor exhibit. An artists reception takes place April 22.

kacckerrville.com

The Woodlands

Waterway Arts Festival

April 14-16

The Woodlands Waterway and Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive

For 18 years, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival has been a jewel of Texas fine arts and ranks among the top arts festivals in the country. Set along the scenic banks of The Woodlands Waterway and in Town Green Park, festival guests have the unique opportunity to enjoy a vibrant outdoor art gallery with music, food, and kids' activities while shopping for art created by fine artists from around the world. Selected artists display unique original artwork from a variety of mediums.

thewoodlandsartscouncil.org

Mckinney

Arts in Bloom

April 14-16

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

The streets of downtown McKinney come alive with the sights and sounds of fine artists, performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors. There’s a hands-on interactive area for children, the Kids' Creation Station, where young Picassos can learn about art processes and create their own masterpieces.

mckinneytexas.org/687/arts-in-bloom

Sherman

Jazz Classic

April 14-16

Kidd-Key Auditorium and Sherman Jazz Museum, 400 N. Elm St.

Jazz up your weekend with a lineup of top community jazz bands, guest artists, and ensembles including Brave Combo. Step into an immersive musical experience at the Sherman Jazz Museum's world-class collection of jazz memorabilia. Other special events include the Speakeasy Gala, music talks, and Sunday Jazz Brunch.

shermanarts.org

Amarillo

"The Father"

April 14-20, April 21-23

Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle

Winner of the 2014 Molière Award, France’s most prestigious honor for a new work of theater, Florian Zeller’s "The Father" is a tragi-comic mystery, a sobering and realistic family story, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia.

amarillolittletheatre.org/current-season

Bastrop

"Little Women"

April 14-16, 21-22, 28-30

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

Director Gretchen Westbrook brings to life the story of the four young March sisters, who under the guidance of their beloved mother struggle to keep their family going while father is away in the Civil War. 

bastropoperahouse.org

Kerrville

"Dead Man's Cell Phone"

April 14-16, 21-22, 28-30

Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St.

This absurd comedy-drama by Sarah Ruhl explores technology's effect on society, bringing people together while also isolating them.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Mesquite

"Death by Design"

April 14-30

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Arts Theatre presents its spring performance, "Death by Design," inside Mesquite Arts Center's Black Box Theatre.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Bandera

Texas Heroes Hall of Honors Induction Ceremony and Reunion

April 14

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

In keeping with the pioneering spirit of its founder, J. Marvin Hunter Sr., the Frontier Times Museum has established the Heroes Hall of Honor to recognize the contributions of individuals who, through their leadership, creativity, example, and hard work, keep the pioneer spirit alive. Each year, the museum inducts its honorees at an annual induction ceremony.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Karnack

Caddo Homecoming

April 14

Caddo Lake State Park, 245 Park Road 2

Walk into yesteryear at Caddo Lake State Park, which celebrates 30 years of good conservation with the Caddo Lake Institute. Try your hand at canoeing, fishing, and other park activities. Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, attend an outdoor movie, and enjoy music and dancing like it's 1923, when the Texas State Parks system was founded.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caddo-lake

San Antonio

"Schoolhouse Rock Live"

April 15-June 4

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

Catch the musical that wowed audiences nationwide. "Schoolhouse Rock Live" follows Tom, a nervous schoolteacher who is anxious about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV and discovers that his favorite show comes to life on the set. Together with the Schoolhouse Rock gang, Tom realizes how fun learning can be. Enjoy classic songs such as "Just a Bill," "Interjections," and "Conjunction Junction" at this retro revue.

magiktheatre.org/schoolhouse-rock-live

Tyler

"Popovich Comedy Pet Theater"

April 15

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Featuring a unique blend of comedy and juggling skills from Ukranian circus performer Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets, "Popovich Comedy Pet Theater" is entertainment for the whole family. His entourage consists of world-class jugglers, Diamond the Shetland Pony, and over 30 performing pets including geese, house cats, and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters).

cowancenter.org

Lubbock

Arts Festival

April 15-16

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

With over 150 artists and crafters showcasing and selling their work, this festival is an art lover's dream. Listen to live music, browse through galleries, and enjoy local eats at this free, family-friendly event.

lubbockartsfestival.org

Sugar Land

Sensory Friendly Day

April 17

Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center, 198 Kempner St., Building B, First Floor

Children with autism spectrum disorder and their families are invited to experience the Fort Bend Children's Discovery Center with dimmed lights, limited extra sounds, and no distracting motions during this private event. Extra signage is added to help visitors determine things not to climb on, and the entrances between exhibits where it is good to stop and wait for an adult before continuing.

childrensdiscoveryfb.org

Van Horn

Building Bridges Art Show

April 19-21

Van Horn Convention Center, 1801 W. Broadway

Local and regional artists display their sculptures, photography, oil paintings, and water colors to younger generations to bridge the gap and share the joy of art.

vanhorntexas.org

Tyler

Michael Carbonaro: Lies on Stage

April 20

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

After performing to hundreds of sold-out houses across the nation on his critically acclaimed inaugural tour, master magician Michael Carbonaro is taking the stage with a new show. From his hit television series "The Carbonaro Effect" on truTV, America's favorite trickster makes a triumphant return to live performances where he'll conjure up a concoction of mind-blowing magic, hysterical offbeat shenanigans, and wonder for audiences of all ages.

cowancenter.org

Fort Worth

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

April 20-23

Downtown Fort Worth, 777 Taylor St.

Hit Main Street in downtown for the 36th Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, which brings together tens of thousands of people to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of the highest-ranking arts festival in Texas. Spanning more than 27 city blocks from the Tarrant County Courthouse to Sundance Square Plaza to the Fort Worth Convention Center, Main Street features more than 200 juried artists from across the U.S., chart-topping entertainers, authentic Texas cuisine, and arts and crafts activities for the whole family.

mainstreetartsfest.org

Corsicana

Etta May and The Southern Fried Chicks

April 20

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Etta May has performed her brand of clean comedy on numerous TV shows. She's an American Comedy Awards' Comic Of The Year, and headlines this all-female comedy tour.

corsicanapalace.com/etta-may-and-the-southern-fried-chicks

Victoria

"Ernesto Leon: Selected Works"

April 20-June 11

The Nave Museum, 306 W. Commercial St.

Experience the art of Ernesto Leon. His photography, paintings, and sculptures reflect his views on cultural resistance and environmental concerns.

navemuseum.com

"Clybourne Park"

April 20-23

Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St.

Enjoy Theatre Victoria's performance of Clybourne Park, a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race and real estate. The play features two scenes, 50 years apart, that bookend Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun."

theatrevictoria.org

Amarillo

"Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2"

April 21-22

Globe-News Center for the Perfroming Arts , 500 S. Buchanan St

The Amarillo Symphony's final concert of the season is a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by award-winning pianist Joyce Yang.

amarillosymphony.org

Fredericksburg

"The Play That Goes Wrong"

April 21-23, 27-30

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, "The Murder at Haversham Manor," where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Ingram

"The Gods of Comedy"

April 21-23, 27-30; May 5-7

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

In this comedy by Ken Ludwig, Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong. The Ivy League will never be the same as a pair of screwball deities encounters the carnal complexity of college coeds, campus capers, and conspicuous consumption.

hcaf.com

Houston

"Si Lewen: The Parade"

April 21-Sept. 3

Menil Drawing Institute, 1412 W. Main St.

This epic series features 63 drawings by Polish-born artist Si Lewen (1918-2016). In the 1950s he published a cutting-edge graphic novel that directly responded to the horrors of World War II. This exhibition is the first in the United States to bring together the complete set of works from "The Parade."

menil.org

"Hyperreal: Gray Foy"

April 21-Sept. 3

Menil Drawing Institute, 1412 W. Main St.

Between the 1940s and 1970s, American artist Gray Foy (1922–2012) created a body of extraordinarily meticulous drawings, most often rendered in graphite on paper, and this exhibition spans the entirety of Foy’s career. It also celebrates two recent gifts that have made the Menil Collection the foremost repository of Foy’s work.

menil.org

San Angelo

Invitational Ceramic Exhibition

April 21-June 25

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

See contemporary ceramics by invited artists Brian Molanphy, Bonnie Lynch, and Linda Lynch.

samfa.org

Permanent Collection Exhibit

April 21-June 25

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts presents a rich exhibit showing a wide array of works from the museum's permanent collection.

samfa.org

Grand Prairie

Royal Comedy 2023

April 21

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

The Royal Comedy comes to Grand Prairie with Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Lavell Crawford, JJ Williamson, Special K, Q Coleman, and D Elli$.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Houston

"The Story of the Lone Star State"

April 22

Mangum-Howell Community Center, 2500 Frick Road (inside Doss Park)

This original production by Houston's award-winning children's theater takes a bite out of Texas history. Beginning with the indigenous people of the Gulf Coast through the adventures of NASAs astronauts, 600 years of Texas tales are told in an hour.

cypresscreekface.org/iact-lone-star-state-2023

Brenham

"One Night in Memphis —The Music of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash"

April 22

The Barnhill Center, 111 W. Main St.

Relive that magical night of December 4th, 1956 when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash gathered for an impromptu jam session at the renowned Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a night in musical history that the world will never forget. This theatrical production features nationally acclaimed cast members of the Broadway smash "Million Dollar Quartet," which was about the same magical jam session.

thebarnhillcenter.com/events

Lewisville

ColorPalooza

April 22

Wayne Ferguson Plaza, Old Town, 150 W. Church St.

Ring in spring with ColorPalooza, designed to showcase the rich cultural, artistic, and eco-friendly spirit of Lewisville. There are sidewalk chalk art demonstrations, a tie-dye station, live music and cultural performances, and an artisan market.

lewisvillecolorpalooza.com

Austin

Shakespeare’s Birthday: Celebrate Sonnets

April 23

Pease Park, Tudor Cottage and Terrace, 1100 Kingsbury St.

Austin Shakespeare presents a new project, Shakespeare’s Birthday: Celebrate Sonnets, a collaboration with the Pease Park Conservancy featuring poetry, music, and dance as well as cake and beverages. The event features the park’s newly restored 1920 Tutor cottage and terrace. 

austinshakespeare.org

Dallas

"Charlotte's Web"

April 29-May 27

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Get caught in Charlotte's web to save Wilbur, the "radiant" and "humble" pig, and make friends once again with all his lovable barnyard neighbors. One of the first books ever written for children exploring issues of mortality, "Charlotte's Web" is an emotional tribute to friendship with universal themes depicting courage, compassion, and the ever-changing cycle of life.

dct.org

Corsicana

Artist and Writer Residency Open Studios

April 29

100 West, 100 W. Third Ave.

100 West, the residency of Corsicana Artist and Writers, presents new works from visiting artists and writers from throughout the U.S. and around the world. View works produced by the residents who lived and worked in historic downtown Corsicana while they created their pieces.

corsicanaresidency.org

Sherman

Sherman Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

April 29

Kidd-Key Auditorium, 400 N. Elm St.

For the final concert of the 2022-23 season, Sherman Symphony Orchestra partners with regional choirs and professional vocalists to present a one-of-a-kind opera performance. 

shermansymphony.com

Galveston

The Grand Kids Festival

April 29

Postoffice District, Postoffice Street between 20th and 23rd streets

Hosted by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this event introduces families to the arts and features live performances, storytellers, and arts and crafts.

thegrand.com

Orange

"Tootsie"

May 1

Lutcher Theater , 707 Main Ave.

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.

lutcher.org

Clute

Planetarium Show

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 26, 30

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

This show features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector that reproduces the night sky, along with a variety of other high-tech equipment to give visitors a close-up feel of comets, exploding stars, and black holes.

brazosportcenter.org

Tyler

"Tootsie"

May 4

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. Featuring a hilarious Tony-winning book by Robert Horn and an outrageously clever score by 2018 Tony-winner David Yazbek, this "New York Times" Critics Pick is a delight that's packed with punchlines.

cowancenter.org

Amarillo

"Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

May 4-7, 11-14

Amarillo Little Theatre Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle

Based on the smash-hit movie, "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their drag show to the middle of the Australian outback.

amarillolittletheatre.org/current-season

Mesquite

Artists Reception

May 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Enjoy an artists reception for international art collective Take Me To The River and local performance artist/site-specific installation artist Erica Felicella.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Jefferson

Historical Pilgrimage: Home Tours of Jefferson

May 4-7

Various locations

Four of Jefferson's finest historical homes and featured gardens open their doors for tours. Docents dressed in period attire help provide information about the homes.

jeffersonpilgrimage.com

"The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial"

May 4-7

Jefferson Playhouse, Corner of Market and Henderson streets

"The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial" is a unique adaptation of the last stages of a nationally famous trial which actually took place in Jefferson in the late 1800s. After more than a half century of production, this play has become a tradition in itself during the annual Historical Pilgrimage.

diamondbessieplay.com

La Grange

"Drinking Habits"

May 5-7

Sanford Schmid Amphitheater, 250 W. Fair Grounds Road

Fayette County Community Theatre presents the play "Drinking Habits." Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancés, are hot on their trail. They go undercover, and combined with the addition of a new nun, spur paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

faycotheatre.com

Temple

Family Day: Train Day

May 6

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Explore the exciting world of trains and the history of the Transcontinental Railroad.

templeparks.com

Port Arthur

Jerry Connally Photography Exhibit

May 6-July 29

Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter St.

Photographs from local photographer Jerry Connally are on display in the Dunn Gallery. Connally is a self-taught photographer who captures stunning Texas naturescapes. A free opening reception is on May 6. A museum ticket is required for the exhibit.

museumofthegulfcoast.org/events

Galveston

"Fiddler on the Roof"

May 6-7

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

See the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, life, love, and laughter. Hear musical hits such as "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," and "If I Were a Rich Man." Based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, "Fiddler on the Roof" introduces a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy, love, and life.

thegrand.com

Elgin

Explore Elgin Arts and Culture

May 6

Downtown , 114 Central Ave.

Come for a day full of activities and fun for the whole family. Local studios open their doors to the public and downtown businesses host artist demonstrations, live music, and tours in historic downtown Elgin. An artist and makers market offers a variety of paintings, sculptures, woodworking items, jewelry, blacksmithing, fiber arts, photography, outsider art, self-care, and food.

elgintexas.gov

Galveston

Historic Homes Tour

May 6-7, 13-14

Various locations

Organized by the Galveston Historical Foundation, this annual event gives the public a chance to tour the insides of private residences not normally open to the public.

galvestonhistory.org

Amarillo

"Fiddler on the Roof"

May 9-10

Amarillo Civic Center , 401 S. Buchanan St.

Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind "South Pacific" and "The King and I" bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.

amarillociviccenter.com

Boerne

Art Waddle

May 12-13

Hill Country Mile, Main Street

The 11th annual Boerne Art Waddle is located along the Cibolo Creek Trail, creating a relaxed, fun setting with the attributes of a major fine art event. 

eventsoffmain.com/art-waddle

Port Arthur

Family Fun Day: For the Birds!

May 13

Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter St.

Family Fun Day is a free event for all, coinciding with International Migratory Bird Day. The museum provides fun children's activities and educational experiences about birds, along with free admission to the museum.

museumofthegulfcoast.org/events

Mesquite

Preservation Month Porch Party

May 13

Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney St.

Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with Historic Mesquite, Inc. during a fun evening on the grounds of the historic park.

historicmesquite.org

Lubbock

"Tootsie"

May 17

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/tootsie-3/

Frisco

Cirque Du Soleil "Corteo"

May 17-21

Comerica Center, 2601 Avenue of the Stars

"Corteo," the most enchanting arena production from Cirque du Soleil, is back in North America and heading to Frisco, set to charm audiences for the very first time.

cirquedusoleil.com/corteo

Kerrville

Southwest Gourd and Fiber Fine Art Show

May 18-July 1

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, this exhibit showcases gourd and fiber art from all over the country. Meet the artists at the artists reception on May 27.

kacckerrville.com

Austin

"Steve Martin and Martin Short: You Wont Believe What They Look Like Today!"

May 19-20

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Two of the funniest, most influential, and acclaimed talents of the past century take the stage. Their humor is often subversive, but it is always a joyous, self-deprecating romp from comedic masters driven to make each other laugh as much as the audience. The jokes come at you at a rapid-fire pace, with little setup and big punch lines as they mock Hollywood and the fickle nature of celebrity.

texasperformingarts.org/event/steve-martin-martin-short-2023-bass-concert-hall-austin-texas

Bastrop

"The Music Man"

May 19-21, 26-28, June 2-4

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. The musical is directed by Lisa Holcomb.

bastropoperahouse.org

Mesquite

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in Concert

May 20

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents "Space," a concert featuring Holst's "The Planets," Bates' "Mothership," and Williams' "Star Wars" suite.

mesquitesymphony.org

Kerrville

Texas Masters of Fine Art and Craft

May 26-28

Y.O. Ranch Hotel and Conference Center, 2033 Sidney Baker St.

Celebrating its 20th year, this exhibition offers works by some of the finest professional artists and craftspeople from Texas.

texasmasters.com

Fredericksburg

Memorial Day Observance

May 29

National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E. Main St.

At this event hosted at the National Museum of the Pacific War, visitors can remember those who gave their lives for the freedoms enjoyed today. The event includes guest speakers, music, and a wreath-laying ceremony.

pacificwarmuseum.org

Brenham

"Godspell"

June 8-25

Unity Theatre, 300 Church St.

By Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebela, the show is composed of musical parables from The Gospel according to Matthew. A cast of 10 characters tell the different parables by using a variety of games, storytelling techniques, and doses of comedy. An eclectic blend of songs is employed as the story of Jesus’s life is told and his messages of kindness, tolerance, and love brought to life.

unitybrenham.org

Bastrop

"The Trip to Bountiful"

June 30-July 1, 7-9, 14-16

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

Horton Foote’s moving play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman, who longs to escape the cramped Houston apartment where she lives with her protective son, Ludie, and her authoritarian daughter-in-law, Jessie Mae.

bastropoperahouse.org

"Steel Magnolias"

Aug 18-20, 25-26; Sept. 1-3

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

Truvy’s salon is Chinquapin, Louisiana’s go-to place for a beauty fix with a hearty side of gossip. Along with her overeager assistant Annelle, Truvy pampers her small-town clients with hairdos, manicures and all kinds of unsolicited advice.

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"Willy Wonka the Musical"

Sept. 22-24, 29-30; Oct 1, 6-8

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

Roald Dahl’s "Willy Wonka" follows the enigmatic candy manufacture as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets wins a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.

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