This Week in West Texas: THE Who Said Vaudeville, Was Dead? Show at the Starlight Theater, the 4th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Businesses in Alpine and much more!

This Week in West Texas: THE Who Said Vaudeville, Was Dead? Show at the Starlight Theater, the 4th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Businesses in Alpine and much more!

This Week in Alpine:

• December 12th – Pottery by Antonio Gonzalez will be on display in the Main Gallery of the Francois Fine Arts Building at Sul Ross State University beginning this Monday.
• December 14th – Hillside Baptist Church will host singer-songwriter Amy Shreve for a harp concert this Wednesday night. She will perform Christmas melodies and selections from her latest cd. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. and the concert is free to the public. As an added bonus, childcare and refreshments will be provided.
• December 15th – The Annual Chamber of Commerce 3rd Thursday Mixer and Christmas Party will be held at GSM Insurors of West Texas at 205 North Harrison Street. The event will also be a ribbon cutting for Alpine’s newest insurance office. The party starts at 6 p.m.
• December 16th – Alpine First Assembly of God Church will present a children’s theater production at 6:30 p.m. The play is called, “A Christmas to Believe In,” and guests will be delighted by the uplifting holiday sentiment.
• December 16th – The Zach Edwards Band will rock the stage at the Railroad Blues on Friday night. This edgy band mixes rock and county sounds to create a unique musical experience. The band will be on stage starting at 10 p.m.
• December 17th – Head out to the Big Bend Thrift Store on the corner of 5th Street and Avenue A for Alpine’s weekly Farmer’s Market. This quaint event features fresh veggies from local growers, baked goods and homemade crafts.
• December 18th – The 4th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Businesses will kick off at First Christian Church. The tour will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $10 in the fellowship of the church. For more information contact Carol Lewis at (432) 837-2284.

This Week in Big Bend:

• December 13th – Head to the Chisos Basin Amphitheater at 8:30 p.m. for, “Dinosaurs! Exciting, Entertaining and…Extinct?” This ranger-guided program will offer a look at the prehistoric creatures that roamed the Big Bend region long ago. Bring a flashlight for interactive fun!

This Week in Fort Davis:

• December 13th, 16th and 17th – The McDonald Observatory hosts Star Parties for visitors every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. These educational programs start at 6 p.m. and are considered a “can’t miss” attraction in West Texas!
• December 17th-18th – The Annual National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday in the Davis Mountains and Sunday in Balmorhea. Contact Marty Hansen at 432-426-3033 for more information on the Davis Mountains count and Mark Lockwood at for the Balmorhea count.

This Week in Marfa:

• December 10th – Located along the railroad tracks on South Highland, Farm Stand Marfa features locally grown produce, food to-go and arts and crafts every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

This Week in Terlingua:

• December 17th – THE Who Said Vaudeville, Was Dead? SHOW is Austin’s Vaudeville revival variety show, bringing vaudeville back from the dead and into the spotlight. The variety entertainment entails vintage music, vaudevillian comedy and circus aerial acts.  Join the charismatic cast at The Starlight Theatre for a night of side-splitting, jaw dropping and delightful vaudevillian entertainment.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and perhaps, you’ll die… wanting more.

Don't miss the Vaudeville Show at the Starlight Theater

• December 17th – The Terlingua Holiday Art Market will liven up Ghost Town from 10 a.m. until closing at the Boathouse. Local artists will have everything from oil paintings to jewelry for sale. Contact Ruth Jansyn at for more information.
• December 17th – The Terlingua Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ghost Town. Local produce, artisan cheeses and breads, handmade crafts and local art are all available for purchase.

A Look at Next Week’s Events:

• December 18th -20th – Live Nativity in Alpine
• December 22nd – The Doodlin’ Hogwallops at the Railroad Blues