Your weekend guide to fun across Kerr County Aug. 12-14

It's that time of year again for the dogs to plunge into the Olympic Pool!

We are in the waning days of summer, although the weather doesn't know that, and we still have plenty to do in Kerr County in August. This week we've found 33 things for you to do! Are we missing something? Send us an email at

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Recurring events


  • Kerr Arts and Cultural Center Art Exhibits — Kerr Arts Cultural Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 830-895-2911 The details: Through Aug. 13, three different art exhibits. Paintings by LaRue, "Kerrville Fiber Artists," Fiber art show by local artists, "Hometown Crafts Teacher's Show," an exhibition featuring the work of local teachers, sponsored by Hometown Crafts and Gifts.
  • Luckenbach Legacy, Hondo's Daughter, Becky Crouch Patterson Exhibition — Museum of Western Art, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: The details: Becky Crouch Patterson, a fifth-generation Texan whose father was the legendary developer of historic tiny-town Luckenbach, made famous by Waylon Jennings's classic song, "Let's Go to Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love." This is Patterson's original art, described as a marriage of Texas Folk Art and Fine Art, plus textiles, memorabilia and works from her life. In addition to her work, Hondo and Luckenbach artifacts fill three cases.

Friday, Aug. 12

Science and Nature

  • 1-on-1 with a naturalist — Riverside Nature Center, 10 a.m. Information: The details: Naturalist, author, and columnist Jim Stanley and Texas Master Naturalist and native plant enthusiast John Hucksteadt will be available to meet one-on-one to answer questions, and discuss various topics, or listen to ideas about nature.


  • Learn to Belly Dance — Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 6 p.m. Information: The Cheeky Peacocks Dance Company The details: Bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water and a friend! The class is $10.

The Arts

  • Hill Country Arts Foundation Member's Show — Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Information: The details: Featuring art by HCAF member artists.

Live music

  • Allora Leonard — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information:
  • Jimmie Lee Jones — Southern Sky Music Cafe, 7 p.m. Information: 830-367-2735
  • Carlos and Dan — Arcadia Live, 7 p.m. Information: The details: This is the first of the "Happy After Hour Acoustic Sessions" on Arcadia's back deck. It should be a marvelous night of music with a stunning sunset view overlooking the Guadalupe River.
  • Rick Reyna — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 8 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437
  • Mark 2 — Joanne Marie and Me Wine Boutique, 6 p.m. Information:
  • Bill Mahko — Pint and Plow Brewing Co., 6 p.m. Information: The details: South Texas musician Bill Mahko brings a diversity of upbeat, fun music to the patio stage at P&P.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Markets and sales

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale — Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, 1–3 p.m. Information: 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.
  • Heart of the Hills Farmers Market — River Hills Mall parking lot, 8 a.m. Information: 830-370-7476

The Arts

  • Hill Country Arts Foundation Member's Show — Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Information: The details: Featuring art by HCAF member artists.


  • Kerrville Kids Triathlon — Singing Wind Park and the Olympic Pool, 7:30 a.m. Information: The details: Boys and girls ages 18 and under are welcome to participate in this swim/bike/run event that has launched several Hill Country kids into sanctioned triathlon events. A bike helmet is required for this event. Event sponsored by Hill Country Bicycle Works.

Back to school

  • Back to School Bash — The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Information: The details: This free event is open to all in the community and a great way to get the whole family ready for the new school year. This will be a one-stop shop for you and your family by providing multiple family resource vendors to help with back-to-school preparations.

For the dogs

  • Wet and Wag — The Olympic Pool at Singing Wind Park, 5-7 p.m. Information: The details: Bring your swimsuit and favorite four-legged friend to the Olympic Pool to enjoy a refreshing afternoon swim. Current proof of rabies vaccination is required upon registration. This is a free event.

Live music

  • Lady Lemon and the Boyeez Band — Babez Seafood Bucket, 6 p.m. Information: The details: Playing blues, funk, and R & B every second Saturday of each month.
  • Stan Morris — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information:
  • Lee Winwright — Trailhead Beer Garden at Schreiner University, 7 p.m. Information: The details: Derived roots in Americana, his genre seems to encompass a rich mix of blues, country, rock, and heroic harmony. Paying his dues, Winright has found himself employed with national acts, such as The Chicks, Jack Ingram, Robert Earl Keen and Charlie Robison, John Hiatt, Kelley Willis, Bruce Robison and Robyn Ludwick. Lee also played guitar alongside Charlie Robison for crowds of 50,000.
  • The Dallas Moore Band — The Hunt Store, 7 p.m. Information:
  • The Presley Project — The Cailloux Theater, 7:30 p.m. Information: The Details: Tickets start at $25. The Presley Project is a 10-person show band recreating the sound, feel and excitement of an Elvis concert in the 70s, but without the jumpsuits and sideburns. Great musicians and voices bringing the iconic music of the man, the legend; Elvis Presley.
  • Felix Truvere at the Keeping it Country Series — Gravity Check Saloon and Arena, 8 p.m. Information:
  • Texas Double Shot — Crider's Rodeo and Dance Hall, 8 p.m. Information:
  • Mishmash Band — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 8 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437 The details: Music set lists reflect the most famous rock and dance songs from the 1960s through today.

Sunday, Aug. 14

Live music

  • The Night Owls — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 3 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437

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