Out and about in the State of Texas this week

Your time is important and checking a lot of different resources to create your plans might waste some. Please feel free to check out our calendar to see what is happening around the State of Texas for this week.


The Italy Gladiators host Axtell on Friday night beginning at 7:30. The Lady Gladiators, both JV and Varsity, will travel to Avalon for volleyball on Saturday, Oct. 11 and begin playing at 10 a.m.

Don’t forget the Necroplex is open 7 p.m.-midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Located on Highway 77 going north. Can’t miss this creepy house.


Waxahachie Trade Days is a two day monthly event. This month the dates are Oct. 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located at the Ellis County Expo, 2300 W. US Highway 287. Free admission, free parking. There are arts/crafts, vendors, specialty items, gourmet food items, food concessions. For more information go to www.waxahachietradedays.com or call Dean at 903-286-0183 or email [email protected]

Waxahachie Fun Run/Car Show in Getzendaner Park. This is an annual car show in the park benefitting local children organizations on October 11. For more info call Susie at 903-654-0138.

First Annual Tour of Homes. The Ellis Hill Association of Realtors is presenting the largest open house event in the history of Ellis County. Tour huge selection of homes for sale in different neighborhoods in Ellis County. Those who attend can register to win a flat screen TV. A list of homes will be available at www.ellishillrealtors.com Phone number is 972-938-9481. There is a list of homes located at 2693 N. Hwy 77, Bldg 2.


Cedar Valley College Family Music Theater presents Seussical the Musical on October 10-11, 17-18 and 25 in the college’s Performance Hall located at 3030 N. Dallas Ave, Lancaster. Tickets are available through the Business Office and are $10 for adults, $6 for senior citizens ages 55-and-older and $5 for children ages 4-12. Call 972-860-2994 for more information.

The 3rd Annual Lancaster Oktoberfest Oct 10-11. Great food & fun for the whole family. Art show, live entertainment and children’s area. Check www.visitlancaster.org or call 972-227-2579.

Glen Rose

The Promise is an epic musical drama about the life of Christ. Every Friday and Saturday night through November 1. For more visitor info 1-888-346-6282 or www.glenrosetexas.net

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Blanton Museum Of Art Through Feb 22: WorkSpace: Marcelo Pombo — one of the greats to emerge from the nineties art scene in Argentina, Pombo is known for his use of industrial paint and sparkling polishes to create fantasy worlds that combine graphic design, comic culture, geometric abstraction, and surrealism. This exhibit features six new large-scale paintings. Open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. (every third Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.). Geneneral admission $7, senior citizens $5, students with ID and youths 13-21 $3, children 12-and-under, UT staff, faculty, and students free (Thursday everybody free). blantonmuseum.org UT campus, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at Congress Ave (512-471-7324).


Fashion at the Park A swarm of designer activity descends upon Big D for our very own fashion week, complete with top models, air-kissing socialites, and frocks that cost more than your house. This biannual see-and-be-seen event has mushroomed into a seven-day, 22-show fete that attracts serious industry talent, including designers Roberto Cavalli (who will be on hand for the opening of his new store), Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa, Thakoon Panichgul, Peter Som, and Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Oct 10-16. For schedule and prices call or go to northparkcenter.com/fatp. NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expy (214-363-7441).

University of Texas (#5 in the state of Texas) plays Oklahoma University (#1 in the state of Oklahoma) at the newly renovated Cotton Bowl. Kick off is 11 a.m. By the way, the restoration was about $57 million, paid for by the City of Dallas and the State Fair of Texas. The contract to keep UT and OU coming to the Cotton Bowl every year has now been negotiated through 2015. You will see new concession stands, functioning restooms, 16,100 additional seats. Contact information includes the following: 214-634-7525 | Toll Free 888-792-BOWL
Fax: 214-634-7764
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 569420 Dallas, TX 75356-9420
Delivery Address: 1300 West Mockingbird Ln., Suite 500 Dallas, TX 75247
Cotton Bowl Stadium – 3750 Midway Plaza Dallas Texas 75210

El Paso

El Paso Playhouse You Can’t Take It With You — this Pulitzer Prize-winning American comedy revolves around the meeting of two very different families who are brought together by their children’s engagement. October 10-November 1, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. General admission $10, senior citizens $8. elpasoplayhouse.com 2501 Montana (915-532-1317).

Fort Worth

Jubilee Theatre For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf — the vivid prose and free-verse narratives of Ntozake Shange’s award-winning play capture the inner feelings of young black women. Through October 26. For times and prices call or go to jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main (817-338-4411).


Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Through December 7: Perspectives 163: Every Sound You Can Imagine — organized around Robert Shimshak’s manuscript collection, this group exhibition explores the evolution of musical notation from its emergence in the fifties to its resurgence in the late nineties. See samples from composers and artists such as Henry Brant, John Cage, Stephen Vitiello, and Marina Rosenfeld. And learn more about the visual connections between experimental sound and visual art. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m. Free. camh.org 5216 Montrose Blvd (713-284-8250).

San Antonio

International Accordian Festival The squeezebox shows its versatility during this eighth annual festival, which features performances by Conjunto Ritmos, Santenos de Osvaldo Ayala, Curtis Poullard and the Creole Zydeco Band, Jeremias Martin and Group, and many more, plus workshops taught by the masters, dance classes, and open-mike sessions. October 11-12 from noon to 10 p.m. Free. internationalaccordionfestival.org La Villita, bounded by Nueva, S. Alamo, S. Presa & the San Antonio River (210-865-8578).


Buddy Holly Center The center houses contemporary art galleries as well as a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Lubbock native Charles Hardin “Buddy” Holly, including items such as Holly’s eyeglasses, recording contracts, tour itineraries, schoolwork, and Fender Stratocaster guitar. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. General admission $5; senior citizens $3; youths 7-17 and students with ID $2, children 6-and-under, active-duty military (in uniform), and members free. buddyhollycenter.org 1801 Crickets Ave (806-775-3560).

San Angelo

San Angelo Museum Of Fine Arts Through Nov 9: Madonna as Muse: The Paintings of Rene Alvarado — though raised in San Angelo from the age of 10, Alvarado’s work is defined by his familial roots in northern Mexico as well as what he calls the “mystical environment” of his adopted West Texas home. In this grouping of 25 paintings of the Madonna, he honors the many influential women in his life. In addition, Alvarado has installed a Day of the Dead shrine in the smaller upstairs gallery to honor the memory of his late patron and friend, Eva Tucker. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. General admission $2; senior citizens and children 12-and-under $1; military, ASU and SAISD students, and museum members free. samfa.org 1 Love (325-653-3333).


October 11: Brenham Fesitval of Fine Arts
Autumn Fest at the Monastery
32nd Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival
For more information, go to www.brenhamtexas.com or call 1-800-225-3695


Texas Renaissance Festival, October 11-November 30, every Saturday, Sunday and Thanksgiving Friday. You will have adventure, magic, romance and of course, merriment. Directions from Dallas: Take I-45 south to Conroe. In Conroe, you will exit Hwy 105, turn right and follow 105 west to Plantersville. Turn left on FM1774 and follow it approximately 6 miles to the Festival entrance. There will be signs and officers in Plantersville and at the Festival entrance directing traffic. For more info go to www.texrenfest.com or call 800-458-3435.


Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo until October 11. 4601 Bosque Blvd. go to www.hotfair.com or call 254-776-1660.

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