All posts tagged: Texas

MidWk Update: AWP Conference 2020

4.24.19 Another short and sweet post. This time for next year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference.  Credit source: AWP AWP Conference The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The conference features over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in San Antonio, TX, in 2020 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer. 2020 AWP Conference & Bookfair San Antonio, TXHenry B. Gonzalez Convention CenterMarch 4–7, 2020 Key Dates May 1, 2019: Event proposals due May 7, 2019: Deadline for participants to link to proposals August 2019: Registration opens February 5, 2020: Deadline for accessibility requests Social Networking Twitter: use #AWP20 Bookfair Facebook Page Instagram: use #AWP20 …

MidWeek Updates: SXSW Gaming 2019

2.20.19 Hump Day Wednesday…Gamers…if your planning to attend the SXSW Gaming 2019 in Austin next month in March, I found this little thing… Credit source: Events 4 Gamers SXSW Gaming 2019 Friday, March 15, 2019, to Sunday, March 17, 2019 – all day  Event Details WHEN Friday, March 15, 2019, to Sunday, March 17, 2019 – all day  WHERE Austin Convention Center at 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA COST $20-39 Single Day, $39 Three-day Wristbands (discount until Jan. 27) Buy Tickets    Description  Tickets  Organizer  Venue Official Website: https://gaming.sxsw.com/ Explore highlights and get ready to celebrate gaming culture at SXSW Gaming 2019 via a unique combination of exhibitions, esports tournaments, hands-on play, awards, panels, and more. I will try to post a reminder close to the event.   Featured and other images: gaming.sxsw.com & Events 4 Gamers

@ The Event: Houston, TX

March 24 / 18   From Austin to Houston. For those of you who enjoyed SXSW Film Festival in Austin, you can now take a drive over to Houston. I do miss Texas quite a bit. Haven’t been back there since 1991! I’ve been to Houston for just a short period visiting a friend of my mom’s. Had some great memories though. I’m sure you guys will probably have some great memories too when you come to visit… Credit Source: http://www.visithoustontexas.com Multicultural Art & Museums Asia Society Texas Center The Czech Cultural Center Houston Museum of African American Culture     Free Museums The Menil Collection Rothko Chapel Contemporary Arts Museum     Live Music Anderson Fair  Boondocks  The Big Easy      Performing Arts Contemporary theater and dance are vibrant in Houston.  Found three that might peak your interest… Catastrophic Theatre Divisi Strings Opera Vista       Bayou City Art Festival March 24, 2018 – March 25, 2018 Recurring daily MEMORIAL PARK 6501 1/2 MEMORIAL DRIVE | HOUSTON, TX 77007 Times: 10 am to …

Wednz Scene: SXSW 2018

March 14 / 18 Hello again…SXSW or South by Southwest Film Festival is happening in Austin, Texas. The event started Friday, March 9 and will end on March 18, which is Sunday. I browsed through their schedule on their website and there are lots and lots of fun stuff to do. Here are several videos from their YouTube page that gives you an idea of what this festival is all about. Lots, and lots of activities for one big festival right? Go to http://www.sxsw.com for more information on the festival and how you can attend if you’re in the Austin area.   Image source: Milestone Community Builders

@ The Event: Austin, Texas

February 17 / 18 The weekend is here! We are now in Austin, Texas, Live Music Capital of the World. That’s what they claim. With so much to do, we see why… Credit source: http://www.austintexas.org     ART BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART Open Tuesday through Friday from 10 – 5, Saturday from 1 – 5, and Sunday from 1 – 5. Thursdays are free admission days and every third Thursday the museum is open until 9. Admission Prices: Adults $9, Kids 12 and under FREE, Seniors (65+) $7, Youth/College Students (13-21) $5. Admission is free to members, and all current UT ID-holders. For additional information call (512) 471-7324 or visit the website below. Website   THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN – THE JONES CENTER The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection. Closed Monday, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am–7pm and Sunday, 12–5pm. Website       FESTIVALS   3/9/18 – 3/18/18 SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival Various Locations 3/30/18 – 3/31/18 Austin Urban Music Festival Auditorium Shores 4/5/18 …

@ The Event: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

January 19 / 18 Friday, Friday, Friday! I’ve been busy getting this post put together. Instead of one city, I’m combining two. Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Here are some great cultural activities you can do if you decided to visit these two neighboring cities. Credit source: Visit Dallas & Fort Worth.com Dallas ART & CULTURAL  Dallas Museum of Art DMA PRESENTS THE KEIR COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC ART GALLERY / JAN 19–APR 16 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 6:00 pm      Crow Collection of Asian Art SCULPTING NATURE: JADE FROM THE COLLECTION / JAN 19–MAR 10 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 9:00 pm   Nasher Sculpture Center SIGHTINGS: NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN / MAR 10–JUL 08 / Next: Mar 10 11:00 am – 5:00 pm   MUSIC EVENTS: Quill JAZZ JAM SESSION / Jan 25–DEC 24 / Next: Thu 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN / JAN 26 / Next: Jan 26 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm   Moody Performance Hall THE ROBERT E. & JEAN ANN TITUS ART SONG RECITAL SERIES AND THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENT: SOPRANO …

Wednz Scene: Day for Night 2017

November 29 / 17 Hello….Day for Night 2017 is coming in the next several weeks. I’m not sure if you guys have heard of this yearly festival, but I’m going to let you get a bit familiar with it. Credit source: Day for Night DAY FOR NIGHT 2017  Day for Night is a current snapshot of popular music as well as a showcase for trailblazers who continue to cross over from the fringes to become influencers. Eschewing the idea of musical genres, Day for Night focuses instead on acts that specialize in an inventive and highly visual approach to performing. – from the website The event will be held in Houston, Texas on December 15 – 17, 2017. The Line up includes…. NINE INCH NAILS THOM YORKE SOLANGE JUSTICE ST. VINCENT TYLER, THE CREATOR JAMES BLAKE PRETTY LIGHTS JAMIE XX PHANTOGRAM PUSSY RIOT THE JESUS LIZARD and many more……   Go to dayfornight.io to get information on tickets, passes, and so forth. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.   image source: dayfornight.io

@ The Event: San Antonio, TX

November 17 / 17 Ahhh….Friday! Friyay! My old stomping ground, my second home….San Antonio, Texas. I want to do something a bit different here. Next year San Antonio will celebrate their Tricentennial, 300 years….here a sampling of what activities you can attend during your time in the city. Credit source: visitsanantonio.com San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018. The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be commemorated with a year-long calendar of events, activities and innovative initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years. Here are a few initiatives…. TriArt Grant Program The TriArt Program was created to inspire a diverse range of art throughout San Antonio that reflects local culture and history. Through these temporary and permanent projects, locals and visitors alike will experience a mixture of art in a variety of expressions that reflect the vibrant pulse of the community. The program provides grants between $1,000 and $20,000 to artists and art organizations. Public Art Public art is a major component of Tricentennial. With the Tri …