First Friday Art Trail
November 7th, 2014
Come enjoy wines by the glass, music by Wade Parks, La Picosita food truck and this months featured artists.
His inspiration continues from various forms of inspiration including; God, his Mexican heritage, family, religion, architecture, astronomy, history, politics, nature, geometrical shapes, minimalism, texture, and abstract expressionism. He is also very inspired by various types of electronica and rock music. Chris says "Music has always played an important role in my creative process as background in my life, as I paint, or in everyday life experiences as a soundtrack. Music is my therapy and art is my release". - www.chrisramosart.com
Chris works for the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research on the Texas Tech campus as a Learning Specialist in the Transition Academy. The Transition Academy focuses on vocational skills, social skills, life skills and emphasizes art as an outlet for creativity.
The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and research, transition Academy students will showcase and sell acrylic paintings and mounted canvas, original beaded necklaces and earrings, and various seasonal wreathes.
Texas Leather Works:
Texas Leather Working is the combined efforts of artists Brenda Watts and Steve Snell. The result of their work includes unique, one-of-a-kind handmade leather items such as wrist cuffs, luggage, purses, leather chokers, earrings and many other pieces of wearable art.
3rd Annual Wines & Vines Festival
Saturday, November 8th 12:00-10:00 pm
Sunday, November 9th 1:00-5:00 pm
We're kicking off our 3rd Annual Wines & Vines Festival and you're invited to take part in the two-day festivities! Wines & Vines is a unique event, focused on giving back to the community by bringing several of the best wineries from the state of Texas to one central location. All proceeds are donated to Lubbock's Meals on Wheels.
Saturday's Hub City Master Chef Competition and Local Brewers Tasting and Competition makes Wines & Vines truly one-of-a-kind. Come enjoy outstanding Texas wines with live music, local food trucks and vendors featuring Texas specialty products!
$20* for one day only (Saturday OR Sunday)
$30* for two days (Saturday AND Sunday)
$15 per day without wine or beer tasting
*One-day rate includes 10 wine tasting tickets
*Two-day rate includes 20 wine tasting tickets
Saturday includes 10 beer tasting tickets
Includes commemorative wine glass
Each wine tasting ticket may be used for a complimentary tasting of wine (1 oz.) or 5 tickets can be used for a glass of wine (5 oz.) from your winery of choice. Each beer tasting ticket may be used for a complimentary tasting of beer (2 oz.) from the brewer of your choice.
Bar Z Winery
La Diosa Cellars
Llano Estacado Winery
Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards
Lost Draw Cellars
Lost Oak Winery
Wedding Oak Winery
Participating Food Trucks:
Pot Belly Slims
Simply Decadent Bakery
Texas Specialty Products:
Ashley Willis Designs
Hope Springs Gourmet Crackers
Wine Country Cottages
Saturday, November 8th
1:30-2:30 pm - Shrimp and Wine Pairing
2:00 pm - Hub City Master Chef Competition
4:00-6:30 pm - Landon Scoggins
6:30-9:00 pm - Local Brewers Tasting and Competition
7:00-9:30 pm - The Randall King Band
Sunday, November 9th
1:00-2:30 pm - Bo Garza
3:00-4:30 pm - Phlip Coggins featuring The Lotharios
Join the event on our Facebook page for updates.
Texas On the Table: People, Places, & Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State Book Signing
Terry Thompson-Anderson will be signing and selling her new book
Texas On the Table: People, Places, & Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State
November 14th from 2-5 pm at McPherson Cellars
Stop by and enjoy wine & light refreshments.
Terry Thompson-Anderson grew up a Texas gal in Houston. She received a degree in English from the University of Houston, but eventually food and wine became a consuming passion, leading her to pursue culinary studies at L' Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda, MD. Terry did an apprenticeship with doyenne of Southern foods, Nathalie Dupree, and also pursued studies with James Beard and Karen McNeil, author of The Wine Bible, at the CIA's Greystone campus in Napa Valley. She owned a cozy bistro in Bay St. Louis, MS. While living in Mississippi, she served as President of the Gulf Coast Writer's Association. Terry is a charter member of The International Association of Culinary Professionals. She returned to Houston in 1990, following a personal tragedy, and became the Executive Chef for the Halliburton Corporation, managing food and beverage service at their executive lodges in Texas and the Florida Keys, a position she held for 14 years. She is the author of eight books, beginning with the best-selling Cajun-Creole Cooking (Putnam-Penguin, 1986). Her latest book, Texas on the Table: People, Places & Recipes Celebrating the Flavors of the Lone Star State, a tribute to the Texas terroir, was released by University of Texas Press in 2014. She now lives in Fredericksburg, Texas, where she pursues writing for Edible Austin magazine and other writing and consulting projects, along with promoting Texas wine and food.
December Wine Club Pick up Party
Thursday, December 4th