Save The Date
Texas Monthly announces an event you won’t want to miss
Houston has the Whiskey Affair. Austin has the smokey, charred extravaganza that is BBQ Fest. And now, Dallas will have its own Texas Monthly event. The Austin-based magazine announced it will be partnering with VisitDallas and Headington Companies for The Edge of Texas, Friday and Saturday, November 10 and 11. Expect two days of food, art, music, and storytelling done in a way only the Texas Monthly editors can.
The weekend’s theme draws from a story published in the magazine’s May issue. Pilot and photographer, Jay B. Sauceda, flew around the state’s entire perimeter capturing more than 44,000 images. “We were moved by the impressive visual reminders of how vast and beautiful Texas is,” says editor Tim Taliaferro. “We played with the idea of the edge as more than a literal, geographical border. The May issue explored people working on the frontlines of filmmaking, technology, medicine… After the issue wrapped, we wanted to see if we could take the idea even further.”
Friday night’s opening celebration at the Fashion Industry Gallery will feature pop-up salons created by the Lonestar State’s most creative chefs, artists, and fashion minds. Austin’s DJ collective Peligrosa will perform. On Saturday, festivities move to the lawn at The Eye for an unprecedented live issue of Texas Monthly. Interviews and panels with high-profile guests are center stage, while interactive experiences like beer tastings take place in smaller venues at The Joule. For the finale Saturday night, guests will make their way to the newly restored Longhorn Ballroom for an extravagant re-imagination of the Texas frontier, complete with tents, campfires, and a live-fire cookout led by chef Matthew Peters, the first American winner of the Bocuse d’Or. Houston and Austin will be jealous.
The Details: Texas Monthly will be releasing more information, including a full line-up of talent, in advance of the event. Stay tuned and get your tickets now to reserve your spot.