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Ellsworth Kelly's Austin  

Form into Spirit: Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin"

Feb. 18-April 29

Before his death two years ago, artist Ellsworth Kelly gifted the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin with the design concept for his most monumental work—and the only building he ever designed—a 2,715 square-foot freestanding structure named for the city in which it resides. The museum will host an exhibition exploring the concepts of Kelly's last great work, coinciding with the building's grand opening.

Photo courtesy Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin

North Texas Irish Festival  

North Texas Irish Festival

March 2-4

What started as a big party in 1983 has grown to a festival of massive proportions today—each year, some 75,000 people don their finest green apparel and head to Fair Park to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the largest Irish festival in the southwest. The weekend is filled with live Irish music, Celtic myth storytellers, a bevy of Irish cuisine from local chefs, sheepherding and horse demonstrations, and plenty of canines dressed up for the holiday—many Irish dogs will be available for adoption from local shelters.

Photo: Michael Amador

Witte Museum San Antonio  

300 Years of San Antonio History: Confluence and Culture

San Antonio
March 3

The Alamo City celebrates its 300th birthday in 2018—a yearlong fete involving nearly 700 partner events that celebrate not only the past but also the city's present and future. In honor of the past, the Witte Museum, which is dedicated to South Texas heritage, history, and science, will unveil a Tricentennial exhibit this month. The word confluence has an intentional double entendre, as it represents the joining of cultures that has happened for so many centuries at the confluence of the San Antonio River and San Pedro Creek. The exhibit runs through Jan. 6, 2019.

Photo: Will van Overbeek

San Antonio St. Patrick's Day  

St. Patrick's Day Festival and River Parade

San Antonio
March 16-17

In its 50th year of celebrating all things Irish, San Antonio's River Walk will once again be magically transformed into the "River Shannon" with an eco-friendly green dye for St. Patrick's Day weekend. Thousands flock to the festivities to indulge at the Irish food court and watch Irish entertainment, including world-class bagpipers and local Irish dancers.

Photo: Joe Chidgey

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