A Few of Upcoming Events
I have not been able to dedicate myself much lately to this blog. BUT I have been coming across some events that are occurring soon in a few cities around Texas.
The Texas State Fair begins. The theme this year is BIG & BRIGHT. I have never been, but I hope to do so one day. There are concerts and fried food. It is Fried Food capital for about a week. This year they have created Fried Jambalaya. mmmm…Good! I think. Anything fried you can think of the people at the State Fair may have tried to fry. Other things to check out at the fair are the museums and theater events. The Addams Family musical will be playing this upcoming week starting Oct. 2. Visit the Chinese Lantern Festival. If you like college football, then try to get tickets for the UT Longhorns vs. OU – Sooners game — AT&T Red River Rivalry. Check it out if you will be in the Dallas area anytime this week. You can find more information on the Texas State Fair website.
Austin will be holding its annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. For the music enthusiast, this is a weekend-long festival filled with music of all sorts. People from across the country venture to Austin to partake in the amazing festival. The only problem is – it appears that the tickets are sold out for this event. I’m sure if you look hard enough or have connections then you will be able to get in. This is a must see event if you ever get the chance. KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD!
A couple of upcoming events in Houston are: The Greek Festival and The Italian Festival. These two events are separated by about a week.
The Greek festival begins Oct. 4. Enjoy everything Greek – Food, music, people, etc. 1-Day tickets are $20 and it includes: admission and dinner plate (excluding gyros….sad I know). This event takes place at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Houston. You can find more information — food choices, event info, etc. on their website.
The Italian Festival, or FESTA ITALIANA, begins Oct. 11, taking place at University of St. Thomas, in the montrose/neartown district of Houston. This event is one of my favorite because I like the Italian culture. The italian cultural center has host mini cooking classes with one of the local italian chefs. There is a pasta eating and grape stomping contest. Play in a Bocce ball tournament. If anything else just come for some food. The money raised help the Italian cultural center give out scholarships to Italian studies students and other educational programs. More information is found on their website. If anyone goes, let me know. I may be around one of the days.