34 things to in Kerr County April 25-30 edition

Live music, car shows, exercise opportunities, the Symphony and plays — we've got it all in Kerr County!

Monday, April 25

Public Meetings

  • Kerr County Commissioner's Court — Kerr County Courthouse, 9 a.m
  • Kerrville Independent School District board of trustees — Kerrville Independent School District offices, 6 p.m.

Early Voting

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts and the Ingram Independent School District

Events

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  • Texas Water Symposium — Schreiner University, 6:30 p.m. Information: Hill Country Alliance, Texas Public Radio and Schreiner University The details: An interactive panel event spotlights the once-in-a-generation opportunity to revitalize water infrastructure, featuring experts and rural leaders excited to put these funds into action. Learn where communities can look for funds and the benefits of taking a One Water approach. Featuring: Hill Country Alliance, National Wildlife Federation, City of Bandera, Communities Unlimited, and more!

Tuesday, April 26

Public meetings

  • Kerrville City Council — Kerrville City Hall, 6 p.m.

Early Voting

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts and the Ingram Independent School District

Events

  • KACC Exhibits (Recurring through Saturday) — Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: https://www.kacckerrville.com The details: "Monday Painters" members of the Monday Artists painters group exhibit, Paintings by Laura Roberts, "Guadalupe Watercolor Group" judged watercolor exhibit by members of the GWG. Artist reception April 30th, 1–3 p.m.
  • Heaven's Declare Art Exhibition (Recurring through Saturday) — Museum of Western Art, 10 a.m. Information: https://www.museumofwesternart.com The details: Featuring works by renowned artists who celebrate the heavens. The exhibition will feature works by Phil Bob Borman, G. Russell Case, Tim Newton, Laurel Daniel, Linda Glover Gooch, David Griffin, David Grossman, Michael Magrin, Denise LaRue Mahlke, Phil Starke and John Taft.
  • Pottery for kids — Bridget's Basket, 4-6 p.m. Information: https://www.bridgetsbasket.com/shop/p/mugs-for-mom The details: Children aged 8-11 can learn to make a Mother's Day mug with this pottery class taught by Tess Outlaw.
  • Tour the Kerrville Police Station — Kerrville Police Station, 2 p.m. Information: www.keepkerrvillesafe.com The details: Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kerrville Police Department.

Wednesday, April 27

Early Voting

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts and the Ingram Independent School District

Events

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale — Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, 1–3 p.m. Information: https://kerrvillet.gov/349/FOTL-Book-Sale The details: Looking for a great read? Or better yet, come down and support the work of Friends of the Library. Maybe find a banned book? That sounds like a fun day to us.
  • Live music with Bernice Lewis — Trailhead Beer Garden at Schreiner University, 7-9 p.m. Information: https://www.trailheadbeergarden.com The details: Bernice Lewis is a poet, writer, singer-songwriter, and educator. She has taught and performed all around the country and was a finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition. She is known for her beautifully made song albums and presentation on her family's emigration from Nazi Germany.

Thursday, April 28

Early Voting

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts and the Ingram Independent School District

Events

  • Tour the Kerrville Police Station — Kerrville Police Station, 2 p.m. Information: www.keepkerrvillesafe.com The details: Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kerrville Police Department.
  • Lecture on J. R. R. Tolkien — Schreiner University, 5 p.m. Information: Contact Dr. Martin Lockerd, Assistant Professor of English, at 830-792-7405 or mlockerd@schreiner.edu. The details: Dr. Martin Lockerd will be giving a lecture titled "The Stolen Gift: Tolkien and the Problem of Suicide" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, in Schreiner University's Junkin Campus Ministry Building. A reception will follow the lecture beginning at 6 p.m. at the Trailhead Beer Garden. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Symphony of the Hills — Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 p.m. Information: The details: Entitled "Primitive Echoes: Mystery of War and Peace," the music recognizes the power, futility, emotion, and accomplishment of war, peace and human connections. Selections include: Jean Sibelius – Finlandia, Op. 26; Ungar/Custer – Ashokan Farewell from "The Civil War" Phil Johnson, violin soloist; Gustav Holst – "Mars, The Bringer of War" from The Planets; Alice Gomez – "Primitive Echoes" Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra, Sherry Rubins, timpani soloist; Edward Elgar – Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 Enigma
  • Open Mic with Jesse Owens — Gravity Check Saloon, 6 p.m. Information: Gravity Check Saloon and Arena The details: Some of the best local musicians are playing on the Gravity Check stage. Hosted by Jesse Owen, this is a showcase of local talent.
  • Pottery for kids — Bridget's Basket, 4-6 p.m. Information: https://www.bridgetsbasket.com/shop/p/mugs-for-mom The details: Children aged 5-7 can learn to make a Mother's Day mug with this pottery class taught by Tess Outlaw.

Friday, April 29

Early Voting

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts and the Ingram Independent School District

Events

  • Collegiate Tennis — H-E-B Tennis Center, TBA Information: https://scacsports.com/sports/wten/index The details: Schreiner University hosts the 2022 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tennis championships.
  • Kerrville Farmers Market — A.C. Schreiner Mansion, 4 p.m. Information: https://kerrvillefarmersmarket.com/ The details: Come down and enjoy a complimentary beer, or buy a handcrafted pizza and enjoy the market.Live music by Braden Toomey — Joanne Marie and Me Wine Bistro, 6–9 p.m. Information: https://www.facebook.com/wineboutique1/

  • Live music by Grady Spencer and The Work — Arcadia Live!, 8–10 p.m. Information: https://www.thearcadialive.org/show/grady-spencer-and-the-work/ The details: Hailing from the great city of Fort Worth, Grady Spencer and The Work have released three full-length albums since their conception in 2013. Firmly rooted in Texas soil, they are active in the Fort Worth music scene and boast a tight, professional sound, synergizing familiar Southern country sensibility with modern easy-going rock and roll. Opening for the act is Kerrville's Scott Sean White, who started playing keyboards in bands and engineering at Dallas-area studios while producing tracks for other songwriters in almost every genre, all the while feeling the call in his heart to explore his songwriting at a deeper level. By 2007 he was immersed in the community and culture of Music City, making trips to Nashville once or twice a month and finding a musical home in the lyric-driven, story-driven, real-life-driven art of songwriting.
  • Magic with Dr. Everett Lamb — Pint and Plow Brewing Co., 6 p.m. Information: https://pintandplow.com/ The details: Dr. Everett uses his unique knowledge of the mind and human behavior to display amazing feats of mentalism and magic. Dr. Everett's unique perspective and humor have made him a sought-after consultant to develop effects for the top names in magic. He is now bringing his wit and creativity to his stage show.
  • Live comedy theater "Two Left Feet" — Schreiner University, 7:30 p.m. Information: call the theatre office at 830.792.7274 or email JBCunningham@schreiner.edu. The details: Set in a ballet academy in California, Two Left Feet follows an awkward young businesswoman as she attempts to become a dancer. A complete lack of talent and a ruthless choreographer stand in the way of her dreams. Fourteen Schreiner University students make up the cast and chorus of the show. Likewise, the production team includes many talented Schreiner artists. Two Left Feet's director, Jeff Cunningham, enthusiastically lists University collaborations and contributions to make Two Left Feet a reality. "In addition to the show being fun, working with all these different and talented students and their mentors has been extremely rewarding," explains Cunningham. Schreiner University's Songkeeper Learning Community is working with The Flag Is Up to bring original music to the show. Schreiner student and Songkeeper Annalise Schoening, with the help of the Learning Community's director Bill Muse, is preparing two songs to perform as part of the show. The Songkeepers are looking at the possibility of adding even more songs to the program. Schreiner freshman Valentina Hernandez will dance a featured solo to one of Schoening's songs. Hernandez is working with choreographer Heather Cunningham on her dance.
  • Live comedy theater "Two Drunk Habits" — The Point Theater, Ingram, TBD, through May 15. Information: https://www.hcaf.com/2022-theatre-season/ The details: Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. There's the spilling of wine and secrets as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.
  • Live music by Chad Boyd and Mike McMillan — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information: https://www.shopsattheridge.com
  • Live music by Eley Buck Davis — Southern Sky Music Cafe, 6:30 p.m., Information: https://www.southernskymusiccafe.com
  • Live music by The Exit 505 Band & The Flashbacks — Louise Hays Park, 7 p.m. Information: https://kerrvilletx.gov/1582/Concerts-By-The-River The details: Pack up your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and come out to Louise Hays Park to enjoy a free summer concert along the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River. There will be food and refreshments available for purchase.
  • Live music by the MishMash Band — Pier 28 River Lounge and 8 Ball, 8 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437 The details: Expect some great covers from this band.
  • Live music by the Corey Weaver Band — La Escondida 1962, 7:30 p.m. Information: La Escondida 1962
  • Magic Card Tournament — Heart of Cards, 7-10 p.m. Information: Heart of the Cards The details: Play in the Heart of Cards weekly Friday Night Magic tournaments! The entry fee is $5, and they rotate formats each week.

Saturday, April 30

  • Collegiate Tennis — H-E-B Tennis Center, TBA Information: https://scacsports.com/sports/wten/index The details: Schreiner University hosts the 2022 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tennis championships.
  • Heart of the Hills Farmers Market — River Hills Mall parking lot, 8 a.m. Information: https://www.heartofthehillsfarmersmarket.com
  • Roaring Lions Open Car Show — Kerrville First Baptist Church, 8 a.m. Information: Visit the Roaring Lions Car Show Facebook group @roaringlionscarshow or visit www.graceacademyofkerrville.com for more information on event registration. The details: This benefit for Grace Academy of Kerrville features 15 classes, including Antiques, Muscle cars, Jeeps, trucks, motorcycles and many more. The participant judged show will have participants vying for the class winner, the coveted best in the show. There is also the Administrator's Award and Kid's Choice. The Roaring Lion is open to participants under the age of 18. Event organizers invite and encourage local youth to bring their project vehicles to this event.
  • Salvation Army X-Travaganza — Kerrville Kroc Center, 9 a.m. Information: (830) 315 – 5762 The details: Get a taste of some of The Kroc's most popular fitness classes in “small, bite-sizeddoses”- 20-minute versions of their 30-60 minute originals! Indoor Cycling, Self-Defense, Quicksilver, PUMP!, Cardio Slam, Silver Dancers, TRX, Zumba, and more!
  • Bench Press Competition — Marathon Fitness and Performance, 11 a.m. Information: 830-446-8044. The details: Come test your strength and condition and have an answer when someone asks: "How much do you bench?"
  • Spring Pawty — La Escondida 1962, 1–11 p.m. Information: The details: This event features free critter microchipping, an adoptable pet premier, raffles, a live auction at 6 p.m. and live music. This event is to support Kerrville Pets Alive!
  • Live music by the Hill Country Chorale — The Kerrville Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 4 p.m. Information: Call artistic director Claire Rabson at 830-367-5831. The details: The Hill Country Chorale wraps up its 20th season with selections from Evita, Showboat, Les Miserables, My Fair Lady and other favorite musicals. A men's trio composed of Clint Coles, Jack Smith and Brad Peterson will present "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face," from My Fair Lady, and Julie Roberts will join her sister Dr. Susan Matteson, the Chorale's accompanist, in a piano medley from the same show. Tickets at the door will be $15; children 12 and under are free. Rehearsals for the next season will begin in September 2022.
  • Celtic Festival — Hill Country Arts Foundation, TBD Information: https://www.hcaf.com/celtic-festival/ The details: There will be a Scottish Highlands Games competition, vendors, clan tents and music. The games attract competitors from across Texas.
  • Live music by Modal Mojo — Cafe at The Ridge, 6 p.m. Information: https://www.shopsattheridge.com
  • Live music by Summer Nicole — Pint and Plow, 6 p.m. Information: https://www.pintandplow.com The details: Summer Nicole has a passion for people and music to share a great time with her audience. Country, folk, Americana, and some pop.
  • Live music by Yuri and Michael — Southern Sky Music Cafe, 6:30 p.m. Information: https://www.southernskymusiccafe.com
  • Live music by Whiskey 2 Step — Pier 27 River Lounge and 8 Ball, 8 p.m. Information: https://www.pier27riverloungepizzeria.com The details: Whiskey 2 Step is a Country music dance band. Great Country dance tunes to get those boots two-steppin' across the dance floor!
  • The Star Party — Schreiner University, Loftis Family Science Center, 9 p.m. Information: kdarvidsson@schreiner.edu The details: Participants will view celestial objects in the Hill Country sky in the domed observatory containing Schreiner's 16-inch telescope. Several eight-inch telescopes will also be available for public viewing. Overcast skies will mean a cancelation.

Sunday, May 1

  • Collegiate Tennis — H-E-B Tennis Center, TBA Information: https://scacsports.com/sports/wten/index The details: Schreiner University hosts the 2022 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference tennis championships.
  • Live Music with Josh Peek — Gravity Check Saloon, 1 p.m. Information: Gravity Check Saloon and Arena The details:
  • Hill Country Youth Orchestra Spring Concert — Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts, 3 p.m. Information: https://www.hcyo.org The details: FREE! The HCYO mission is to "bring the joy of the orchestra experience to the youth of the Texas Hill Country" with the vision to nurture, encourage, and assist young musicians by sharing music's love and joy through quality instruction and concert performances and community service. The core HCYO belief is unlimited and early exposure to music fosters lifelong recognition of its value and instills life skills, leadership development, teamwork, responsibility, and discipline.

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