Big weekend In Texas


George Scott Scholarship Dinner, Friday, October 24, 5-7 p.m. at the IHS Cafeteria.

IHS Homecoming, Friday, October 24 at Willis Field. The Gladiators are taking on the Wortham Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Gladiators are traveling to Waxahachie Advantage Academy on Saturday, October 25 and games begin at 10 a.m.

Monolithic Dome Institute is hosting an annual Dome Tour on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See the inside of the round, tornado proof homes. The address is just off Kinfolk Lane at 177 Dome Park Place.

IYAA Homecoming, Saturday, Oct 25, for all teams. Come out and support the pint-size Gladiators at Willis Field against Rice.
Games start at:

2 p.m. Italy C team
4 p.m. Italy B team
6 p.m. Italy A team


Friday, October 24, 6-9 p.m. is Date Night at Five Twelve College Tea House. Buffet dinner with complimentary glass of wine. BYOB. Musical entertainment by Jack McKenzie, guitarist and vocalist. Cost is $15 plus tax per person. Reservations required — call 972-935-9188. For menu information check

Saturday, October 25, 7-9:30 a.m. is the 6th Annual Bow Wow Howl-O-Ween Hustle. Located at the Getzendaner Park the fun run and contests will take place before the Texas Country reporter parade. Event participants will be invited to in the parade with Bob Phillips. This will include a 1 mile fun run, costume contests and parade. Everyone who enters the fun run and contests will get a terrific looking event t-shirt, refreshments and will be eligible for door prizes that will be given away throughout the event.

Texas Country Report Festival is October 25 around the courthouse square in downtown Waxahachie. Arts & crafts, food and fun will be available all day. Music all day will include The Prairie Dogs, Blues Boy Willie, Brian House, David Hartwig, K.R. Wood, Mariach "L"More and The Shirelles on the Main Stage at 6 p.m.

Five Twelve College Tea House Craft Faire will be October 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 512 N. College St. Oak Cliff Business and Professional Women will hold a one day gift faire to honor women in business during National Business Women’s Week. A portion of vendor receipts will go to Oak Cliff BPW’s Annual Scholarship Fund. The Tea House will be closed for lunch, but sandwiches, fruit and tea will be available for purchase. Call 972-938-9188 for more information.


Fall Oktoberfest October 25. Enjoy fall foliage, relax at the B&B’s, shop for antiques, relive history and ride the train. Call 800-659-3484 or


Scarecrow Festival October 25. Historic Kaufman County Courthouse Square. or call 972-932-3118.


Texas Mushroom Festival October 25. Madison County Courhouse Square. Visit or call 936-348-3564.

Texas Monthly suggests:


Ballet Austin Season Opener – the new season takes flight with the programming equivalent of a grand jeté: three works in one night. Take in a world premiere from artistic director Stephen Mills set to music by Philip Glass; Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, which was made famous when Mikhail Baryshnikov danced the lead in 1984; and George Balanchine’s Episodes, a rare treat featuring the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. October 24-26. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. $27-$77. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr (512-476-2163).


Goss-Michael Foundation October 25-January 31: Sarah Lucas — defiant. Playfully symbolic. Comically blatant. Bawdy. Lucas’s work is all of these. She satirizes the stereotype of the macho male in Little Man Big Willy, questions what a female artist should look like in Self-Portrait with Skull, and addresses anatomical differences in Untitled (couple), which makes use of a raw chicken and a large sausage. A leading figure of the Young British Artists, Lucas is provocative, to say the least. Open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 2500 Cedar Springs Rd (214-696-0555).

El Paso

Stanlee And Gerald Rubin Center For The Visual Arts Through December 13: Claiming Space: Mexican Americans in U.S. Cities — if you’ve ever wondered how urban dwellers claim, mark, and record their place in the world, stop by the gallery to see the large-scale paintings, sculptures, and performance pieces created by five internationally known artists in response to the generalized urban environment. For example, Rafael Vargas-Suarez Universal and Julio Cesar Morales, both immigrants to the U.S., present pieces that interpret the spontaneity of migratory activity. Most of the works are site-specific installations that have been created inside, on the facade of, and around the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center. Open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday noon-5 p.m. Free. UTEP campus, next to the Sun Bowl Stadium on Dawson Dr (915-747-6151).

Fort Worth

Casa Mañana The Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fairly Stoopid Tales – enter a parallel fairytale universe where the Ugly Duckling grows up to be A Really Ugly Duck, Cinderella snubs Rumpelstiltskin, and a princess kisses a frog only to end up with a mouthful of slime. October 24-November 9. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$17. 3101 W. Lancaster Ave (817-332-2272).


Alley Theatre Secret Order – a brilliant young doctor finds a possible cure for cancer (and wins the Nobel Prize along the way), but money, ambition, and a media frenzy block his path toward what is morally right. October 24-November 2. Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 8 a.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $40-$45. (For mature audiences; no children under 6.) 615 Texas Ave (713-228-9341).

San Antonio

Artpace San Antonio Through January 4: David Adjaye: Making Public Buildings — the architect began his career designing stark, cubic homes in London neighborhoods and has since worked on libraries, museums, and even conceptual installations. This exhibit presents Adjaye’s buildings from the drawing board to production to completion. Open Wednesday noon-5 p.m., Thursday noon-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m., and by appointment. Free. 445 N. Main Ave (210-212-4900).


Hogeye Festival After the grand tradition of the coronation of the King Hog or Queen Sowpreme, attendees of the twenty-first annual iteration of this festival are invited to play cow-patty bingo, sing in the Piggy Idol talent show, check out the arts and crafts show, and enter the In a Pig’s Eye darts contest, all while snacking on famous Elgin sausages on a stick. October 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Along Main Street (512-281-5724).


Mayborn Museum Complex The 143,000-square-foot museum houses natural and cultural history galleries, 16 themed discovery rooms, and a 13-acre historic village. Open Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. General admission $6; senior citizens $5; children 18 months-12 years $4; 17 months-and-under, Baylor students, and museum members free. Baylor University campus, 1300 S. University Parks (254-710-1110)