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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.

Waxahachie

OddFest

Oct. 1

Singelton Plaza, 200 N. Rogers St.

This art and music festival showcases the artists and musicians from Texas who lean toward the odd. Local craft beers and food vendors round out this one-of-a-kind event.

oddfestwaxa80.com

Huntsville

Fair on the Square

Oct. 1

Downtown Huntsville, 1203 University Ave.

For over 40 years on the first Saturday in October, the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce has hosted the annual tradition of Fair on the Square, featuring 400 booths of arts, crafts, food, and entertainment.

faironthesquare.com

Palestine

ArtWalk

Oct. 1

Downtown , 400 N. Queen St.

Starting at the historic Redlands Hotel, this event lets you explore historic downtown Palestine while admiring local artistic creations. Meet artists of various mediums and peruse through downtown shops and boutiques.

facebook.com/dogwoodartscouncil

Seguin

Art and Wine Walk

Oct. 1

Downtown , 201 S. Austin St.

Stroll through downtown Seguin tasting wines, shopping, and viewing artwork from area artists.

visitseguin.com

Wichita Falls

Mystery Art Fest Exhibit and Auction

Oct. 1-20

Kemp Center for the Art, 1300 Lamar St.

Mystery Art is an annual exhibit and auction of works by local and regional artists of all levels. Artwork is donated by the artist and their name is hidden and becomes a mystery. On the first day of the exhibit artwork is judged and awards are given. Artwork is displayed in the NorthLight Gallery for three weeks and then auctioned throughout the event with a final auction night celebration.

artscouncilwf.org/mystery-art

Boerne

Book and Art Fest

Oct. 1

Boerne Main Street Plaza, 100 N. Main St.

Celebrate all things literary and arts with live performances, author discussion panels, and children's activities. As always, the festival has a special focus on Texas history. Jennifer Ross-Nazal kicks off the day with the panel Making Space for Women. This panel, regarding the trailblazing women of NASA, is moderated by Boerne Library advisory board member Amy Bean, the daughter of astronaut Allen Bean, and includes astronaut Eileen Collins. Other panels include the myths and mysteries of the Lone Star State and Texas rivers, and a look at Sarah Bird's latest book, "The Last Dance on the Starlight Pier." Festival-goers learn about underground Texas dance halls in prohibition and the mob's role in shaping Galveston tourism in the 1930s.

boernebookfest.com

Tyler

Daymond John Lecture

Oct. 4

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

Daymond John's entrepreneurial journey has spanned more than 25 years. Having gleaned insights from both the successes and failures of his varied career, John has developed this comprehensive lecture which empowers audiences to learn from his experiences and to make changes in all aspects of their lives, not just in business. He believes the keys to success require establishing the right mindset and following a very specific set of principles, which he has distilled into five key S.H.A.R.K. points.

cowancenter.org

Brownwood

Bob Stuth-Wade Exhibit

Oct. 6-30

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Center showcases work from Dublin, Texas artist Bob Stuth-Wade. Stuth-Wade is an American postwar and contemporary artist. He has been a multiple Best in Show recipient at the Brownwood Stars of Texas art exhibition.

brownwoodart.org

Kerrville

"Laugh Therapy: a Comedy Zone Experience"

Oct. 6

Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

This is the last show in a six-month comedy series on the first Thursday of every month at the Arcadia Live Theater. John Wessling and Patrick Eady bring the laughs to this installment.

thearcadialive.org

Del Rio

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 7

Kress Building, 1915 Veterans Blvd.

Del Rio presents a monthly art walk that invites visitors to explore the art galleries and city's art district. The event also offers food trucks, vendors, and music.

drchamber.com

Lubbock

"Little Women, The Musical"

Oct. 7-9

McDonald Moody Auditorium, 5601 19th St.

Based on the beloved American novel by Louisa May Alcott, this musical follows the story of Jo March and her sisters and family. Set during the Civil War, the performance has beautiful music and a message about family that's suitable for all ages.

visitlubbock.org/event/lcu-theatre-presents-little-women-the-musical

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 7

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Wichita Falls

"Wait Until Dark"

Oct. 7-8, 13-15, 20-22

Backdoor Theatre , 501 Indiana Ave.

In this suspensful thriller, Susan Hendrix, a blind woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.  

backdoortheatre.org

Ingram

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

In the dark, there’s something shadowy and intent on taking Ichabod’s life—the Headless Horseman. Poor Ichabod must outrun the galloping phantom. Does he? No one knows for sure because the schoolmaster is never seen again.

hcaf.com

Palestine

"The Play That Goes Wrong"

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

The Historic Texas Theatre , 213 W. Crawford St.

This play by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Companym was a global phenomenon when it debuted in 2012, leaving audiences aching with laughter.

thetexastheater.com

Round Rock

Chalk Walk Arts Festival

Oct. 7-8

Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

As one of the area's largest and most prestigious festivals that draws over 60,000 people annually, the Chalk Walk Arts Festival features hundreds of artists, vendors, sponsors, local and regional musicians, theatrical performances, food and drinks, and a children's area with performances. Vendors showcase a variety of fine arts and crafts and provide visitors with the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists who created the work. The focal point of the festival is chalk mural artists creating street paintings, plus daily live entertainment with Friday and Saturday concerts.

chalkwalk.org

Edom

Art Festival

Oct. 8-9

Main Street, 9726 FM 314

For 50 years, the small artists’ community of Edom in East Texas has hosted a festival for working artists to present their talents. Resident artists welcome juried artists in the mediums of painting, photography, clay, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, wood, and mixed media. Local wineries, food trucks and artisan foods, and singer/songwriters fill the festival grounds behind the galleries on the one main street in town. Raku firing, blacksmithing, and an interactive kids' creation station are part of the fun. Admission is free.

edomarts.com

San Angelo

Second Saturday

Oct. 8

Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

The museum’s kid-sized, motorized train chugs around the grounds. There are living history tours, vendor booths, food trucks, and a new treasure hunt to help people discover the depot’s secrets.

sanangelorailway.org/second-satturday

Pearland

Art on the Pavilion

Oct. 8-9

Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St.

Another year of Art on the Pavilion brings unique finds created by local and regional artists, including abstract art, handcrafted jewelry, and pottery. The free, juried show is outdoors with live music, food trucks, and family-friendly activities.

visitpearland.com/artshow

Houston

Bayou City Art Festival

Oct. 8-9

Sam Houston Park and along Allen Parkway

Bayou City Art Festival celebrates 50 years of providing unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston area. As one of the top art festivals in the country, the outdoor gallery an opportunity to meet artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, world-class paintings, prints, and other items. The festival features two entertainment stages, a food truck park, beverage stations, art installations, and the Active Imagination Zone with hands-on art activities for all ages. This year's featured artist is Cindy Olmes, a mixed-media artist from Cincinnati, who showcases her work along with 250 artists from around the country.

artcolonyassociation.org

Brownsville

Zoofari: Roaring Into the Future

Oct. 8

Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St.

After celebrating its 50th anniversary last year, the Gladys Porter Zoo is “roaring into the future” with exciting changes on the way. Support the Zoo at their biggest fundraiser of the year, Zoofari, and help them continue to be a first-class zoo for many generations to come. Zoofari features dinner, drinks, and a live and silent auction.

gpz.org

Ingram

Classic Nashville Live

Oct. 8

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Not just a concert, this is a full-stage production with authentic period sets, costumes, comedy, and all the stories behind the songs. Step back in time, when country music was king, with Jason Petty and Gail Bliss.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Houston

Party in the Park

Oct. 13

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

Spotlighting the Menil Collection’s neighborhood, green spaces, and outdoor sculptures, this enchanting evening includes refreshing cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and multiple food stations, accompanied by a live entertainment experience.

menil.org/events

Fredericksburg

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"

Oct. 14-16, 21-23

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this production that takes audiences on a journey into the 1890 Wild West and the classic themes of good versus evil, law versus the gun, and one man versus Liberty Valance. It's a tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Granbury

Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts

Oct. 14-16

Granbury Square, 100 E. Pearl St.

Presented by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association, this long-running festival showcases artists, makers, and craftspeople. In addition to artist gallery booths, visitors can find food, local entertainment, and seasonal activities—all surrounded by a vibrant downtown square with wineries, unique shops, boutiques, art galleries, live entertainment venues, and great restaurants.

visitgranbury.com

Brenham

Texas Arts and Music Festival

Oct. 15-16

Downtown Brenham

Held annually the third weekend in October in historic downtown Brenham, the festival celebrates Texas street art with live mural installations, an art village, and live music, all free to the public.

texasartsandmusicfestival.com

Seguin

De Mano A Mano

Oct. 15

Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin, 921 W. New Braunfels St.

At this open-air artisan market, shop with vendors and craftspeople selling handmade crafts, artwork, and other merchandise that showcases Hispanic culture and heritage.

teatrodeartes.org

Galveston

ArtOberFest

Oct. 15-16

Postoffice Street, Between 20th and 23rd streets

This juried fine art festival features various artists, food, and live music on Postoffice Street amid Galveston’s Victorian architecture, art galleries, and shops. Admission proceeds benefit The 1894 Grand Opera House's education and community outreach programs.

artoberfest.com

Longview

"Towards a 21st Century Abstraction"

Oct. 15-Feb. 11, 2023

Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 215 E. Tyler St.

Curated by Los Angeles art critic Peter Frank, this exhibition presents seven masterful painters from across the country pushing the boundaries of abstraction.

lmfa.org

San Antonio

"Eddie and Vinnie"

Oct. 15-28

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

Eddie has dyslexia and struggles with schoolwork, and finds out he can't play on the basketball team unless he gets his grades up. With the help of his pet gecko, Vinnie, and the helpful new girl in class, will Eddie's final class presentation come together, or will his basketball dreams be dashed forever? This is a Magik Theatre world premiere.

magiktheatre.org/eddie-and-vinnie

Dallas

Nairy Baghramian Exhibition

Oct. 15-Jan. 8

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St.

Organized by Nasher Sculpture Center curator Catherine Craft, this exhibition features new sculptures by Nairy Baghramian alongside pieces from the center's permanent collection. Over the past three decades, the German-born artist has delved into elements of sculptural practice and installation to create works that challenge their settings and upend expected modes of presentation as well as the architectural, sociological, political, and historical contexts that inform them.

nashersculpturecenter.org

"Dalí/Vermeer: A Dialogue"

Oct. 16-Jan. 15, 2023

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

The Meadows Museum brings together Salvador Dalí’s "The Image Disappears" with Johannes Vermeer’s "Woman Reading a Letter" in this exhibition. The side-by-side presentation of these two related paintings results in a closer understanding of the correlations between Dalí and Vermeer.

meadowsmuseumdallas.org

Georgetown

October Month of the Arts Celebration

Oct. 20-22

Downtown Georgetown Cultural District, 817 S. Main St.

Georgetown celebrates October Month of the Arts over three days and begins with an Autumn Art Stroll on Thursday in the downtown Georgetown Cultural District and includes arts facilities and arts businesses across the entire district. There is a celebration of the Georgetown Main Street Program's 40th anniversary on Friday at Grace Heritage Center. The Month of the Arts culminates on Saturday for the inaugural South Main Arts Festival in the new South Main Arts District.

arts.georgetown.org/arts-and-culture-program-events

San Angelo

En Plein Air Texas

Oct. 21-29

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts , 1 Love St.

"En plein air" is the French term for painting out in the open air. At the ninth annual En Plein Air Texas, visitors can watch over the shoulders of professional artists as they paint their interpretations of the Concho Valley area, ask questions, attend the free talks and demos, eat lunch with an artist, and take home a moment in time painted by one of the artists.

enpleinairtexas.com

Sugar Land

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Oct. 21

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Dynamic duo and stars of "Only Murders in the Building," Steve Martin and Martin Short are back at Smart Financial Centre with very special guests pianists Jeff Babko and banjo player Alison Brown and Fair Weather Friends for the "You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today" tour.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Yorktown

Western Days

Oct. 21-23

Yorktown Western Days, 100 N. Riedel St.

This fun family festival, held in Yorktown's Downtown City Park, includes music, parades, cookoffs, vendors, a kids' tractor pull, mutton bustin', a quilt show, an arrowhead exhibition, a pig scramble, and stick horse rodeo; plus, the Yorktown Historical Museum is open.

yorktowntx.com

Grand Prairie

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Oct. 22

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show business.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=429712

New Braunfels

Texas Clay Festival

Oct. 22-23

Gruene Historic District

Respected potters and sculptors from around Texas display and sell their wares, and demonstrate a variety of techniques. Hands-on activities are available for children.

texasclayfestival.com

Dallas

"Matthew Ronay: The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode"

Oct. 22-Jan. 15

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St.

Matthew Ronay’s 23-foot-long sculpture is the artist’s largest installation yet. The Brooklyn-based artist is best known for his chromatic, handmade wood sculptures that at different turns suggest otherworldly landscapes with futuristic architectures and bodily processes like digestion and aging. For his exhibition, titled "The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode," the sculpture offers a comprehensive introduction to Ronay’s surreal worlds and the various creatures inhabiting them.

nashersculpturecenter.org

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Oct. 23

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Sugar Land

Disney Princess: the Concert

Oct. 23

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

For generations, Disney’s princesses have enchanted audiences with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to many lives. Now, that beloved music is celebrated in Disney Princess: the Concert.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Houston

"The Secret of My Success"

Oct. 25-Nov. 6

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

Theatre Under The Stars and Universal Theatrical Group, the production company behind "Wicked" and "Mean Girls," presents this new take on "The Secret of My Success," the hit film that starred Michael J. Fox. The production, with an updated, modern-day setting, takes a wild look at redefining what success means when the world changes, corporate culture, ambition, and making your own way in life.

tuts.com

Kerrville

Texas Fleece and Fiber Festival

Oct. 27-30

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Fiber artists, enthusiasts, and producers come together under one roof. Vendors from all over Texas and beyond offer their products and art over the course of three days. Teachers and speakers share information in classes from fiber arts to animal husbandry practices. There are also demonstrations, exhibits, and smaller events (Texas Make It with Wool, TAGRA Jackpot Show, and Texas Sheep Dog Association).

texasfleeceandfiber.com

Galveston

"Pride and Prejudice"

Oct. 28

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Published in 1813, Jane Austen's ultimate romantic comedy, "Pride and Prejudice," has stood the test of time. And now, the Aquila Theatre brings this classic to life with its signature passion, energy, and visual flair.

thegrand.com

Wichita Falls

"Clue the Musical"

Oct. 28-Nov. 26

The Wichita Theatre, 919 Indiana Ave.

The internationally popular game staged as a fun-filled musical brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. This dinner theater event features an opportunity for audience engagement, comic antics, and surprise twists.

wichitatheatre.com

Galveston

Silent Movie: "The Phantom of the Opera"

Oct. 29

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

A longstanding and very popular annual Halloween tradition at The Grand 1894 Opera House, Rob Landes reprises his specially created and totally improvised musical score for the showing of Lon Chaney's 1925 silent film masterpiece "The Phantom of the Opera." Come in costume, if you dare.

thegrand.com

Mesquite

Dia de los Muertos Cultural Celebration

Oct. 29

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Experience dia de Los Muertos Mesquite-style. Celebrate the cultural traditions of the holiday with sugar skull painting, folklorico dancers, and other Day of the Dead traditions.

visitmesquitetx.com

San Antonio

"Mística"

Oct. 29

Jo Long Theater, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry St.

"Mística," ignites the senses and accentuates the cultural significance of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in an innovative and captivating production with extraordinary dance and choreography. "Mística" honors our ancestors by celebrating our indigenous, African, and Hispanic roots. It commemorates traditions of Día de los Muertos and transports audiences into the afterlife through Ballet Nepantla's unique fusion of ballet folklórico and contemporary dance.

balletnepantla.com

Houston

"Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work"

Oct. 29-April 23

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

The Menil Collection presents "Walter De Maria: Boxes for Meaningless Work," the first museum exhibition to survey the artist’s more than 50-year-long career.

menil.org

Brownsville

Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 30-31

Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St.

Join the Gladys Porter Zoo for a spooky good time, with trick-or-treating, carnival-style games, mermaids, and fun Halloween-themed activities.

gpz.org

Orange

Blue Man Group

Oct. 30

Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Ave.

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group and now it's your turn. Blue Man Group returns to Orange for one night only on their new North American tour. Join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.

lutcher.org

Austin

"Chicago"

Nov. 1-6

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

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.

broadwayinaustin.com

Elgin

Dia de los Muertos

Nov. 1

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is a traditional holiday in Mexico and Latin America that honors life and death by turning mourning into a celebration. Friends and family gather together to remember and pray for loved ones who have died. This event offers traditional altars, sugar skulls, children's activities, and music.

elgintx.com

Ozona

"Remembering Crockett County Veterans"

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Crockett County Museum, 404 11th St.

Each year, the Crockett County Museum honors the community's veterans both past and present with an exhibit featuring photos, artifacts, and memorabilia submitted by local families. There are hundreds of photos and other items dating back to the Civil War.

ozona.com/events-calendar

Brownwood

Photography Exhibit

Nov. 3-24

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Association features its photography group and showcases their impressive work.

brownwoodart.org

Alpine

Big Bend Arts Council Membership Show

Nov. 3-Dec. 6

Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave.

Enjoy a range of artwork at the members' exhibit of the Big Bend region's premier arts organization, with an an opening reception on Nov. 3.

bigbendartscouncil.org

La Grange

"The Great Gatsby"

Nov. 4-6

The Pavilion at the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, 250 W. Fairgrounds Road

The breathtaking glamour and excess of the Jazz Age comes to the stage as the Fayette County Community Theatre presents an incredible production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby."

faycotheatre.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Nov. 4

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Rockport

Film Festival

Nov. 4-6

Various locations

This event celebrates the best of independent cinema on the Texas Coast. Showcasing shorts, features, documentaries, animations. and student films, Rockport Film Festival is a welcoming three-day event which highlights talent from Texas and beyond. 

rockportartcenter.com

Wichita Falls

Steve Trevino

Nov. 4

Multi-Purpose Events Center, 1000 Fifth St.

He’s fluent in wife, loves beer and barbecue, and is “America’s Favorite Husband.” Comedian Steve Treviño shares hilarious observations on fatherhood, husband-hood, and modern life-hood.

wfmpec.com

Boerne

Master Artwork Show

Nov. 4-6

The Bevy Hotel, 101 Herff Road

This intimate and unique art experience features artists and interior designers who are available for discussions and consultations. Accomplished artists show 2-D art, sculptures, wearable art, glass, and more on display in the large and open space.  

ci.boerne.tx.us

Austin

Texas Book Festival

Nov. 5-6

Various locations

The festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. Join other bookworms for readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities, and fun literary-related happenings like the annual Lit Crawl. This year's event takes place at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library.

texasbookfestival.org

Sugar Land

Chris Rock

Nov. 5-6

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Actor and comedian Chris Rock launched his career on "Saturday Night Live." His numerous screen credits include "New Jack City" and the "Madagascar" film series along with the hit TV series "Everybody Hates Chris." He brings his "Ego Death" tour to Sugar Land for two nights in November.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Palestine

ArtWalk

Nov. 5

Downtown , 400 N. Queen St.

Starting at the historic Redlands Hotel, this event lets you explore historic downtown Palestine while admiring local artistic creations. Meet artists of various mediums and peruse through downtown shops and boutiques.

facebook.com/dogwoodartscouncil

Corsicana

Artist and Writer Residency Artist Presentations

Nov. 10

Storefront Bookstore, 203 N. Commerce St.

Storefront Bookstore, the public space of the Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, presents returning resident Alana Masad, author of "All My Mother's Lovers," to discuss new work, along with Sonya Schonberger discussing oral histories and documentary writing.

corsicanaresidency.org

San Antonio

"Lightscape"

Nov. 11-Jan. 8

San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place

Over one million lights and festive displays return to San Antonio Botanical Garden. In its second year, the outdoor illuminated trail includes new installations and favorites like the Winter Cathedral set to seasonal music along a 1-mile path that winds through the garden. More than 80 percent of this year's trail features installations never seen before in San Antonio. In addition to the captivating light displays, guests have an opportunity to enjoy festive food and drinks, including roasting s'mores.

sabot.org/lightscape

Galveston

Polar Express Train Ride

Nov. 11-Dec. 23

Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place

Passengers are immersed in the sights and sounds of the classic children's novel as they are whisked away to the North Pole to meet Santa.

galvestonrrmuseum.org

Lubbock

Tim Allen

Nov. 12

Helen DeVitt Jones Theater at The Buddy Holly Hall, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Laugh with award-winning actor and comedian Tim Allen at The Buddy Holly Hall. This show is sure to be an enjoyable evening in downtown Lubbock.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/tim-allen

Fredericksburg

Disney's "High School Musical JR"

Nov. 12-13

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents a junior stage version of Disney's smash-hit musical. A "brainiac" girl and "jock" boy cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Together, their alliance might just open the door for other students to shine as well.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Mesquite

Wreath Making Class

Nov. 12, 17

Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney Road

Gather a group of friends to make a beautiful fresh evergreen holiday wreath over dinner and drinks at Opal Lawrence Historical Park.

visitmesquitetx.com

Giddings

Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival

Nov. 18-19

Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center, 276 N. Orange St.

Giddings salutes Texas authors with a two-day book festival at the Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center. Visit with selected Texas authors, see their works, and purchase an autographed copy. Find a wide range of book genres including: murder mystery, fantasy, science fiction, cookbooks, self-help books, junior fiction, and picture books. Many local schools bring students to meet the authors, learn about the writing process, and inspire them to love reading and writing.

sites.google.com/site/txwordwrangler/home-texas-word-wrangler-book-festival

Alpine

ArtWalk

Nov. 18-19

Downtown , 204 E. Holland Ave.

The 29th annual ArtWalk, Alpine's biggest arts festival, spans two days in November and showcases a variety of art exhibitions in many local businesses along with festivities and live music.

artwalkalpine.com

Wichita Falls

The Best Christmas Pageant

Nov. 18-19, 25-26; Dec. 2-3, 8-10

Backdoor Theatre , 501 Indiana Ave.

See the comedic family musical about the worst kids in the history of the world,  the Herdmans, crashing Sunday school and demanding parts in the Christmas pageant. The whole town panics and soon everyone is calling for director Grace to fire the Herdmans. Grace and the reverend help their community see the Christmas story (and the Herdman kids) through new eyes in this musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

backdoortheatre.org

"A Christmas Story: the Musical"

Nov. 18-Dec. 17

The Wichita Theatre, 919 Indiana Ave.

This musical brings the holiday classic "A Christmas Story" to life. The story takes place in the 1940s in Indiana and focuses on a child named Ralphie, who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.

wichitatheatre.com

Ingram

"A Christmas Carol"

Nov. 18-20, 25-27; Dec. 2-4, 9-11

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

"A Christmas Carol" recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

hcaf.com

Houston

"Robert Motherwell Drawing: As Fast as the Mind Itself"

Nov. 18-March 12

Menil Drawing Institute, 1412 W. Main St.

The Menil Collection presents the most comprehensive survey ever mounted of the drawings of Robert Motherwell, on view exclusively at the Menil Drawing Institute and spanning the artist’s career from the 1940s through the 1980s with more than 100 works.

menil.org

Corpus Christi

Wine Festival

Nov. 19

Heritage Park, 1581 N Chaparral St

The fifth annual Corpus Christi Food and Wine Festival at Heritage Park features food, live music, art, festive activities, and, of course, plenty of wine.

corpuschristiwinefestival.com/#what-to-expect

San Antonio

"The Velveteen Rabbit"

Nov. 19-Dec. 24

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

The Magikal Theatre presents this retelling of the classic children's story about a boy who receives a stuffed rabbit sewn from velveteen as a present on Christmas Day. When another toy is lost, the rabbit quickly becomes the boy's new favorite. As the rabbit's dapper appearance gets worn and shabby from play, a wonderful change begins to happen. Enjoy this holiday season the heart-warming and much-loved story about a shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real.

magiktheatre.org

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Nov. 27

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Dallas

"The Happy Elf"

Nov. 27-Dec. 23

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Dallas Children's Theater presents Grammy-winning musician Harry Connick, Jr.'s holiday jazz musical. Eubie is, much to the exhaustion of his co-workers, an elf of unparalleled and endless energy looking to get a spot on Santa’s coveted sleigh team. When his unstoppably sunny spirit comes into contact with the miserable town of Bluesville—where every single child is on the naughty list—he’s in for the shock of a lifetime. Will his relentless positive attitude be enough to turn this gloomy place around, or has the happiest elf in the North Pole finally met his match?

dct.org

Huntsville

Lone Star in the East

Nov. 29-Dec. 30

Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library, 1836 Sam Houston Ave.

At this holiday exhibit that celebrates Texas, visit the museum’s rotunda and see "The Lone Star in the East" Christmas Tree featuring the work of Texas theater artist and designer Barry Doss.

samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com

Wichita Falls

Santa House

Nov. 30-Dec. 9

Kell House Museum, 900 Bluff St.

Santa and company invite you for a visit to their Texas home for the holidays. Santa’s elves guide visitors of all ages through a magical Christmas wonderland, including the original play “The Magical Rocking Horse, Part I,” a visit with Santa himself, a stop in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen for a cookie, and then step into Santa’s workshop to make an ornament to take home.

kellhouseheritagecenter.org

Brenham

"Coney Island Christmas"

Dec. 1-18

Unity Theatre, 300 Church St.

Weaving together nostalgia, music, and merriment, this is a holiday show for people of all ages and faiths. An older Shirley Abramowitz tells her great-granddaughter the story of when she was cast in the role of Jesus in her school’s Christmas pageant. As a young Jewish girl, her immigrant parents are horrified and would not allow her to participate. This sweet comedy by Donald Marguiles is based on the story “The Loudest Voice” by Grace Paley.

unitybrenham.org

Houston

Art on the Avenue

Dec. 1, 3

Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St.

Art on the Avenue returns for its 25th anniversary with more than 500 original artworks from over 250 local artists. The event has grown to be the city's largest silent art auction, giving back to the thriving arts community of Houston while supporting the affordable housing and community revitalization efforts of local nonprofit organization Avenue. The Thursday night preview event offers art lovers a first look at this years' exhibition, along with curated art-inspired bites and cocktails. The party continues Saturday evening with the auction and party.

avenuecdc.org/art-culture/art-on-the-avenue

Grand Prairie

Cirque du Soleil's "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Dec. 1-4, 7-11

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

Cirque du Soleil takes a modern spin on a holiday classic with its very first Christmas show. See performances full of Christmas cheer, exhilarating fun, and lovable characters for the whole family to enjoy.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Jefferson

Candlelight Tour of Homes

Dec. 1-3, 8-10

Various locations

Step back in time and take narrated tours of historic homes lavishly decorated for an old-fashioned Christmas, with live greenery, candlelight, and trees adorned with tinsel, ribbon, and sparkling glass balls. Docents in period costumes greet you and describe each home's origin and finery.

jeffersoncandlelight.com

Kerrville

Texas Furniture Makers' Show

Dec. 1-23

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, this annual statewide competition showcases some of the finest custom furniture makers in Texas.

kacckerrville.com

Dallas

"Black Nativity"

Dec. 2

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St.

This hand-clapping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping theatrical wonderment, inspired by Langston Hughes' retelling of the Nativity story, returns to the Bishop Arts Theatre Center stage for its 18th anniversary. Black Nativity is a holiday favorite enjoyed by the entire family.

bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series

Port Aransas

Garden Club Farley Boat Decorating Contest and Scavenger Hunt

Dec. 2-31

Various locations

Scattered throughout town are numerous cement boat planters created by local businesses. Jump in the car and try to locate all of them pictured in the Farley Boat Scavenger Hunt worksheet. The worksheet can be printed or picked up at the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Port Aransas Parks and Recreation. Once you locate the planters, email your answers in and the winner is announced.

portaransasgardenclub.org/farley-boat-scavenger-hunt

Galveston

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 2-3

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

A powerful story of redemption, "A Christmas Carol" shares with audiences its simple message of holiday joy. Ebenezer Scrooge—the most unrepentant and miserly of fellows—is made to see the light as he is visited by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley and the Christmas Spirits of Past, Present, and Future. Look forward to this new adaptation of Dickens' ever-popular classic filled with lush costumes, stunning sets, song, dance, a heavy dose of humor, and a timeless message.

thegrand.com

Austin

"The Watchmaker's Song"

Dec. 2-18

Neil-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St.

Ventana Ballet and Red Nightfall Productions present "The Watchmaker's Song," an immersive retelling of "The Nutcracker." An Austin holiday favorite, this jazzy and interactive re-imagination of the classic story is performed at the historic Neill-Cochran House Museum and serves to nurture and grow the vibrant culture of Austin, giving artists of all backgrounds and cultural traditions a platform to share their craft.

ventanaballet.com

Cottonwood Shores

"A Tuna Christmas"

Dec. 2-18

Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 W. FM 2147

It’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp. A mysterious "Christmas Phantom," known for vandalizing the yard displays, threatens to throw the contest into turmoil. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills.

thehcct.org/a-tuna-christmas

Grand Prairie

"A Christmas Story, the Musical"

Dec. 2-11

Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.

Based on the beloved Christmas classic, the musical brings Ralphie and his dream of Santa bringing him a Red Ryder BB gun to life through a delightful score.

uptowntheatergp.com

Clute

Elizabethan Madrigal Feast

Dec. 2-4, 8-11

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

At this holiday feast, enjoy the majesty and pageantry befitting the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Join the Earl of Warwick and his royal guests in the main hall of his castle for an exquisite meal and entertainment provided by the court’s troupe of players, dancers, and singers.

brazosportcenter.com

Plano

"The Gift of Christmas"

Dec. 2-4, 7-11

Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 W. Park Blvd.

This Prestonwood tradition has become one of the highlights of the Christmas season, with thousands of guests attending every year. The multimedia event features special effects, a nearly 1,000-member cast and choir, a live orchestra, flying angels, and other elements for a memorable holiday experience.

prestonwoodgoc.org

Granbury

Candlelight Tour of Homes

Dec. 2-4

Granbury Square, 100 E. Pearl St.

For Granbury's Candlelight Tour of Homes, the community comes together for lights, carols, and Christmas treats, and a select group of residents open their private, historic homes to the public. Between volunteer docents and the owner's themselves, a story unfolds about each home's rich and unique story. Pick up your wristband and book at the Plaza on Pearl Street.

visitgranbury.com/event/granbury-a-candlelight-tour-of-homes/13748

Ingram

"A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 2-4, 9-11

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

"A Christmas Carol" recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

hcaf.com

Kerrville

"A Sanders Family Christmas"

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Playhouse 2000 presents the final show in its 2022 season, the holiday musical "A Sanders Family Christmas." It’s Christmas time 1941 in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina (home of the pickle factory), and Dennis Sanders is making his last appearance with the singing Sanders Family before heading off to join the war effort. The family shares the news with their Mount Pleasant Baptist Church friends while celebrating the season the only way they know how—with amazing music.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg

Dec. 2

Various locations

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Austin

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 3-23

The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

From the scrumptious sets and costumes to the colorful characters you adore, Ballet Austin’s annual production of "The Nutcracker" is Austin’s favorite holiday tradition. Hundreds of dancers perform Stephen Mills’ enchanting choreography to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s magical score with live accompaniment from Austin Symphony Orchestra.

balletaustin.org/performances/thenutcracker

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Bah Humbug

Dec. 3

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

It’s Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" with a twist—one actor plays all the roles in this tale of hope and compassion. Award-winning stage actor Damian Gillen transforms into the beloved characters, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, in this imaginative re-telling of the holiday classic, complete with costume changes, special effects, and traditional Celtic Christmas tunes.

holidaysingruene.com

Houston

The Menil Collection Gala: Cirque Surréaliste

Dec. 3

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

The Menil Collection’s anniversary gala takes place once every five years, and is a special event that brings together supporters of the museum, the arts, and the city. All proceeds for the 35th-anniversary gala help ensure that access to the Menil’s art buildings, programs, and green spaces remain available to everyone, free of charge.

menil.org/gala

Canyon

Christmas Open House

Dec. 3

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave.

For its one-day-only Christmas Open House, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum bustles with holiday activity. Along with Santa taking requests at his sleigh in the snowy woods of Hazlewood Lecture Hall, children can make holiday crafts, listen to storytellers weave Christmas stories in a cozy living room setting with a crackling fire, and hear children’s choirs and entertainers fill the rest of the museum with music from the Derrick Room. Santa's helpers also have a cookie station.

panhandleplains.org

Boerne

Oma's Christmas Craft Fair

Dec. 3-4

Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road

The annual event, a part of the Kendall County Fair Association for over 35 years, cherishes the workmanship of artisans who still have a love for handcrafted items. Featured craftsmen are skilled in time-tested American folk art techniques. They carve, weave, string, paint, sew, cook, draw, and create beautiful items all year long.

kcfa.org/events/omas-christmas-fair

Granbury

"The Majesty of Christmas"

Dec. 3-4

Texas Amphitheatre, 5000 Texas Drive

The Promise presents “The Majesty of Christmas," a show filled with inspiring original music, live animals, and a talented cast. Bring your blankets and get ready to witness the story of the birth of Christ.

thepromiseglenrose.com

Nativity Scenes

Dec. 3-11

See more than 1,300 Nativity scenes from all over the world. This private collection is on display each year for a short time at the Langdon Center Concert Hall.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/christmas-in-granbury

Bandera

Bandera Market Day

Dec. 3

County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

Once a month (except in January and February), the Bandera Business Association hosts an arts and crafts market along Main Street. Artists and craftsmen present original works while farmers sell produce, canned goods, and baked goods.

banderabusiness.com/2022-market-days

Cowboys On Main

Dec. 3-Feb. 25

Main Street

Every Saturday, see free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Activities can include chuckwagon storyteller, hopping on a saddle-broke Longhorn, or a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera. Most Saturdays the Bandera Cattle Company perform gunfights at Rattlesnake Ridge located behind the Visitors Center.

banderabusiness.com

Elgin

Time to Shine, Hot Cocoa Stroll, and Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 3

Downtown , 310 N. Main St.

This new event is held in conjunction with the Hot Cocoa Stroll and Lighted Christmas Parade and features the official dedication of Elgin's #ETX150 time capsule at 1:50 p.m. 'Tis the season for holiday-themed children’s activities, Santa's reindeer games, Christmas carols, a special screening of "The Polar Express," and festive food trucks.

elgintexas.gov

Orange

"My Fair Lady"

Dec. 5

Lutcher Theater , 707 Main Ave.

From Lincoln Center Theater and director Bartlett Sher comes a sumptuous new production of "My Fair Lady." Boasting such classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," and "Wouldn't It Be Loverly," "My Fair Lady" tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a proper lady. But who is really being transformed?

lutcher.org

Houston

"Mary Poppins"

Dec. 6-24

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

Spend a jolly holiday season with this wonder-filled production of the children's classic based on the Disney film and book by P.L. Travers. This brand-new production of the hit Cameron Mackintosh musical is created for the family by Theatre Under The Stars.

tuts.com

Austin

"Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical"

Dec. 6-11

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

The record-setting Broadway holiday show features the songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates while the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday- loving Whos. Sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and remind everyone of the true meaning of the holiday season.

austin.broadway.com

Clute

Planetarium Show

Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27

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.com

Lubbock

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 8-11

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts , 1300 Mac Davis Lane, Suite 1

Ballet Lubbock presents their annual performance of "The Nutcracker." This holiday classic follows the dreams of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and travel through the Lands of Snow and Sweets. Kids of all ages love the whimsical costumes, music, and an adventurous plot that's sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

balletlubbock.org/performance-archive/the-nutcracker

Corsicana

Artist and Writer Residency Artist Presentations

Dec. 8

Storefront Bookstore, 203 N. Commerce St.

Storefront Bookstore, the public space of the Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, presents new works from visiting artists and writers from throughout the U.S. and around the world. The ground-floor space in historic downtown Corsicana provides easy access to meet, hear, and view works produced in the nearby work/living space at 100 West.

corsicanaresidency.org

Houston

Emerson String Quartet in Concert

Dec. 8

Rice University, Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Stude Concert Hall, 6100 S. Main St.

The perennial Chamber Music Houston favorites make a record-setting 35th appearance for a bittersweet but not-to-be-missed farewell tour. The legendary ensemble performs a program of quartets from Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.

chambermusichouston.org

Orange

"Hairspray"

Dec. 9

Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, 707 Main Ave.

You can’t stop the beat of this Tony Award-winning musical comedy that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

lutcher.org

Palestine

"The Man Who Wanted to Be Santa Claus"

Dec. 9-11

Texas Theatre, 213 W. Crawford St.

Who is the man who wanted to be Santa Claus? That's what they're asking each other at the local police station when Santa Claus shows up handing out gifts. It's not so much the gifts that amaze Howard and Bertie but the fact that ol' Santa seems to know them all so well and they haven't a clue who's wearing the red and white.

thetexastheater.com

San Angelo

"The Influence of Sculptor Charles Umlauf"

Dec. 9-Feb. 5

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

Michigan-born, Austin-based sculptor Charles Umlauf influenced artists around the world and art students, including Farrah Fawcett, at the University of Texas, where he taught for 40 years. Come see this exhibit featuring artworks that show the influence of Charles Umlauf on other artists.

samfa.org

"Selections and New Acquisitions: San Angelo Museum of Fine Art's Spanish Colonial Collection"

Dec. 9-Feb. 5

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

Since 2005, Spanish Colonial and Mexican religious art has been one of the focus areas of the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art's Permanent Collection. This collection now numbers about 100 works including eight major masterpieces of the Mexican Baroque period.

samfa.org

Fredericksburg

"Miracle on 34th Street"

Dec. 9-11, 16-18

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents the heartwarming holiday classic retold in the tradition of a live 1940s-era radio broadcast, staged with live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols. 

fredericksburgtheater.org

San Marcos

Art Squared Arts Market

Dec. 10

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

Austin

"Medieval X Modern"

Dec. 10-March 19, 2023

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

Along with representative medieval objects, "Medieval X Modern" presents the work of modern artists from Europe and the Americas who created prints, drawings, paintings, illustrated books, sculptures, and decorative objects informed by the spectacular craftsmanship and compelling historical figures of the Middle Ages.

blantonmuseum.org

Corsicana

Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency Open Studios

Dec. 10

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

Paris

Christmas at the Museums

Dec. 10

Heritage Park Museums and Genealogy Library, 1125 Bonham St.

Heritage Park Museums hosts the annual Christmas at the Museums, where Lamar County exhibits are on display and food trucks are available with delicious treats. There's also door prizes, a book signing, and the award for History Maker of the Year is given.

1125 Bonham St.

Cameron

Art Walk Gala

Dec. 10

Railfan on Main, 101 E. Main St.

Paintings, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry are on display and for sale. At the black tie reception, enjoy food and wine prepared by local businesses. Youth scholarships are awarded.

cameron-tx.com

Spring

Islamic Arts Festival

Dec. 10-11

Masjid Al-Salam, 16700 Old Louetta Road

This event showcases the art of emerging and student artists and in the past has offered interactive sessions including calligraphy, Ebru, painting, and henna, plus children’s art activities. The festival has gained recognition as the oldest continuously running festival of Islamic arts in America.

islamicartssociety.org

Boerne

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour

Dec. 10, 24; Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25

Kuhlmann-King Museum, 402 E. Blanco Road

On the second and fourth Saturdays of each 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

Grand Prairie

"The Ultimate Christmas Variety Show"

Dec. 12

Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.

At this holiday variety show, see top impersonators recreate classic holiday variety shows from the 1970s and '80s that starred Sonny and Cher, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, and other greats of entertainment.

uptowntheatergp.com

Palestine

Bowers Mansion Ghost Hunt

Dec. 16-17

Bowers Mansion, 301 S. Magnolia St.

Over 140 years old and harboring stories of murder, suicide, and death, the Historic Bowers Mansion in a small East Texas city is growing a reputation for one of the most haunted locations in the country, according to Haunted Rooms America.

hauntedrooms.com/texas/ghost-hunts/historic-bowers-mansion-palestine-tx

Austin

"Las Hermanas Iglesias"

Dec. 17-Aug. 27, 2023

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

This collaboration between sisters Lisa and Janelle Iglesias is conceptually anchored by the biological phenomenon of microchimerism. That is, people who have given birth host at least three unique cell populations—their own, their gestational parent's, and their child’s. The sculptural installation also echoes Chimera from classical mythology, a fire-breathing female monster with the body parts of a lion, goat, and serpent.

blantonmuseum.org

Grand Prairie

Gary Owen's DFW-NYE Takeover VI

Dec. 30-31

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

Ring in the New Year with hilarious laughs, a live band, and party favors.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Clute

Planetarium Show

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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.com

Port Aransas

Port Aransas Art Center First Friday

Jan. 6

Port Aransas Art Center, 104 N. Alister St.

On the first Friday of each month, the Port Aransas Art Center hosts an exhibition of local artworks. Refreshments and live music are part of the fun, and visitors can meet the artists behind the pieces.

portaransasartcenter.org

Grand Prairie

Bluey's Big Play

Jan. 7

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

Follow the adventures of Bluey, a loveable puppy who lives with her mom, dad, and little sister.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Plano

"Four Weddings and an Elvis"

Jan. 12-28

Cox Playhouse, 1517 H Ave.

Anything can happen in a wedding chapel in Las Vegas...and does. From a couple getting married by the King himself as revenge on their exes, to arrogant, aging stars tying the knot as a publicity stunt, to a ceremony that really needs to happen before the police arrive, to the nuptials of the wedding chapel owner herself, what happens in Vegas...is hilarious.

roverdramawerks.com

Beeville

"El Corazon, Scenes and Memories from Mexico"

Jan. 14-April 15

Beeville Art Museum, 401 E. Fannin St.

A collection of paintings and cut paper pieces from Guadalupe Hernandez explores the Mexican diaspora through the lens of people, places, and memories from his childhood in Mexico.

bamtexas.org

Temple

"Quanah Parker: One Man Two Worlds"

Jan. 14-April 15

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B.

In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann Parker from her family. Over the following years, she became wife to a Comanche chief and mother to children, including Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief. After Texas Rangers took Cynthia Ann back, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders in both war and peace. This photo exhibit tells this story of their lives caught between two different worlds.

templeparks.com

Freeport

History Day

Jan. 14

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

At this event, see exhibits and hear firsthand accounts of significant events that took place in the city of Freeport's past.

freeport.tx.us

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Jan. 14

Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

Featuring a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States, including arrowheads, pottery, beads, and books.

hillcountryindianartifacts.com

Austin

PrintAustin

Jan. 15-Feb. 15

Various locations

During this monthlong annual festival, organized by PrintAustin Collective, patrons can partake in printmaking-focused experiences, see exhibitions at museums and galleries, and take in virtual programming. PrintAustin Collective is an artist-led nonprofit that works with local venues and artists to showcase traditional and contemporary approaches in printmaking.

printaustin.org

Fredericksburg

Take 3 in Concert

Jan. 15

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents Take 3, a trio (Lindsay Deutsch on violin, Susan Boettger on piano, and Lila Yang on cello) that performs a multifaceted program including tangos; music from movies, Broadway, and TV shows; and familiar classics—presented with a flair for the wild and unexpected.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Huntsville

"12 Plus One: Black History Month Exhibit"

Jan. 17-March 12

Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Republic of Texas Presidential Library, 1836 Sam Houston Ave.

This exhibition reveals the ongoing research by the museum of the 12 enslaved individuals listed on Sam Houston’s probate inventory in 1863, plus one who was not listed.

samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com

Kerrville

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Jan. 20

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, the group performs "All Shostakovich" featuring compositions by the Russian composer: Viola Sonata, Op. 147, selections from 24 Preludes (arranged by Lera Auerbach for cello and piano) and Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67.

cameratasa.org

ZUZU African Acrobats

Jan. 21

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

The ZUZU Acrobats are a Tanzanian troupe that bases performances on 2,000 years of history. They bring modern art, culture, and passion with them everywhere they go.

caillouxperformingarts.com

San Antonio

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Jan. 20

Various locations

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month, the group performs "All Shostakovich" featuring compositions by the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. Performances take place at Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Jan. 21) and Diane Bennack Concert Hall at University of the Incarnate Word (Jan. 22).

cameratasa.org

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Jan. 22, Feb. 26

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On most fourth Sundays of the month, the Frontier Times Museum presents an afternoon jamboree featuring live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Tyler

"The Doo Wop Project"

Jan 24

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

"The Doo Wop Project" starts at the beginning: tracing the evolution of doo-wop (a popular singing style in the 1950s) from the classic sound of five guys singing harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits of today. These stars of Broadway hits "Jersey Boys," "Motown: The Musical," and "A Bronx Tale" take audiences on a journey featuring foundational tunes from the Crests, Belmonts, and Flamingos through the vocal artistry of The Temptations and The Four Seasons plus modern hits from Jason Mraz and Maroon 5.

cowancenter.org

Houston

"Werther"

Jan. 27-Feb. 10

Brown Theater , 501 Texas Ave.

The lovesick yearnings of the tortured young poet Werther lead to his tragic fate in Jules Massenet's lush opera. After Werther escorts the lovely Charlotte to a ball, he falls hopelessly in love with her, but she is engaged to Albert, with no intention of breaking things off. Unable to conceive of life without her, Werther grows ever more despondent as he continues his attempts to woo the object of his affections, who doesn't love him back, or does she? Audiences won't want to miss this chance to see a cast of legends perform a rare psychological drama.

houstongrandopera.org/events-tickets/2022-23-season/werther

Dallas

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical

Jan. 28-Feb. 23

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Dallas Children's Theater presents this musical based on the book by Mo Willems. The Pigeon is having a bit of an identity crisis—he never gets to do anything, and people just want him to “fly off." Everything changes when the confident, cool Bus Driver rolls into town, and the Pigeon finds himself with a brand new goal: drive the bus. But, is it even possible? Time to find out.

dct.org

Houston

"Steve Tobin Intertwined: Exploring Nature's Networks"

Jan. 28-Aug. 31

Houston Botanic Garden, 1 Botanic Lane

Houston Botanic Garden presents monumental sculptures by American artist Steve Tobin, who is known worldwide for his works in glass, bronze, ceramic, and steel, including "Trinity Root," a memorial cast from a tree that protected a New York City cathedral on 9/11. The exhibition features pieces from several series, including stainless steel "Clouds," bronze and steel "Nests" with magical eggs, unearthed "Bronze Roots," and modernist "Steelroots," all of which dramatically capture the unseen power of the natural world while celebrating the importance of the systems that give life to the Garden.

hbg.org

Surfside Beach

Surfside Food and Art Festival

Jan. 28

Stahlman Park, 2211 Bluewater Highway

The fifth annual Surfside Food and Art Festival offers live music, a chili cookoff, art and food vendors, a community art project, and fun activities for kids.

surfsidetx.org

Orange

"The Simon and Garfunkel Story"

Feb. 2

Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Ave.

After a sold-out world tour, "The Simon and Garfunkel Story" returns to the stage, making a stop in Orange. A nostalgic multimedia experience captivates audiences, and a full live band performs all the hits including "Mrs. Robinson," "Cecilia," and "Homeward Bound."

lutcher.org

Lubbock

"Friends! The Musical Parody"

Feb. 2

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

How You Doin'? Calling all "Friends" enthusiasts: This musical parody recreates fan-favorite moments from all 10 years of America's highest-rated sitcom. A fast-paced, uncensored performance, this show is recommended for audiences ages 13 and up.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/friends-the-musical-parody

Burnet

Highland Lakes Quilt Festival and Show

Feb. 3-4

Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson St.

More than 100 quilts are on display to give you inspiration for your next quilt creation. Guests can also purchase handmade gifts and novelties, place bids on silent auction items, shop the vendor booths, and purchase tickets for a chance to win the fundraising quilt, "Hill Country Jewels."

hlqg.org

Port Aransas

Port Aransas Art Center First Friday

Feb. 3

Port Aransas Art Center, 104 N. Alister St.

On the first Friday of each month, the Port Aransas Art Center hosts an exhibition of local artworks. Refreshments and live music are part of the fun, and visitors can meet the artists behind the pieces.

portaransasartcenter.org

Cottonwood Shores

"I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change"

Feb. 3-26

Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 W. FM 2147

This witty musical revue tackles modern love in all its forms: from the perils and pitfalls of the first date to marriage, children, and the twilight years of life. Set in the modern world and told in a series of vignettes and songs, "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" traces the overall arc of relationships throughout the course of a life.

thehcct.org/i-love-you-youre-perfect

Plano

The Official Supernatural Convention

Feb. 3-5

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Creation Entertainment's Official Supernatural Convention is a fan convention celebrating the hit TV show "Supernatural." The event features stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins, who participate in onstage panels, photo ops, autograph signings as well as special events throughout the weekend.

visitplano.com/event/the-official-supernatural-convention-2

San Antonio

"The Hero Twins: Blood Race"

Feb. 4-March 5

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

An invented mythology inspired by classic Mayan narratives, "The Hero Twins: Blood Race" is an action-filled adventure that is also an allegory about inequality, justice, and liberation. Who will win the Blood Race, an ancient competition between two tribes that takes place in the underworld? The winner rules the capital city and all the people who labor for it, while the loser remains trapped forever in the underworld. Cricket has trained for his entire life with his twin sister, Moth, and he is favored to be the first of their tribe to win the Blood Race.

magiktheatre.org/the-hero-twins

Rockport

Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair

Feb. 4

Rockport Center for the Arts, 401 S. Austin St.

Potters from around the world display their works for sale. There's a fair, reception, and an art loop of galleries.

bountifulbowl.org

Clay Expo

Feb. 4-5

Rockport Center for the Arts, 106 S. Austin St.

Downtown Rockport hosts a gallery art walk, solo exhibits, pottery demonstrations, and the opening reception for the Clay Expo on Saturday.

rockportartcenter.com

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

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

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, 2023

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

"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

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

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