Texas Medal of Arts Awards Ceremony and more

9:21 pm Feb. 26, 2015

By now, Austin has learned how to stage a big, slick awards show jammed with glamour. The Austin Film Society has been doing it for ages with the Texas Film Awards. More recently, the Texas Cultural Trust has reliably matched its

The Last of the Winter Reading Weeks

2:34 pm Feb. 21, 2015

Regular readers of this column are familiar with the term “Reading Week.”

It is derived from the icy “Reading Weekend” dramatized in Iris Murdoch‘s novel “The Book and the Brotherhood.”

Twice a year, we gather friends at remote spots with

Power of the Purse Luncheon and Philanthropy Day Luncheon

11:30 am Feb. 6, 2015

CHARITY: In the past, charity luncheons provided a safe option for Austin nonprofit leaders. Maybe a dozen such events were spread out over the fall and spring social seasons, so not much competition. Lunches are less expensive to