Wrapping up the Texas Film Awards

11:50 pm Mar. 9, 2017

“I’m not going anywhere,” Shirley MacLaine quips. “And anyway, I’d be right back.”

Pound for pound, there’s more glam at the Texas Film Awards than at any other Austin social event. And that’s a good thing,

Last look at five fervent Austin parties

4:41 pm Mar. 8, 2017

Recently, we hung out with two Texas sports legends, heard from Austin business givers, got a bit groovy at the Long Center, took in a fashion show for a worthy cause, and graded area education.

History-Making Texans Awards

Soaking up the glamour of the Texas Medal of Arts

2:01 pm Feb. 23, 2017

I could have chilled all night. And still have chilled some more.

These days, I’m looking for the exit earlier and earlier at Austin affairs. Chalk it up to social supersaturation.

Not this night. Or nights, if you include the

Feed the Peace for Nobelity Project

3:43 pm Feb. 14, 2017

Time and again, Turk and Christy Pipkin have transformed charitable giving in Austin.

They were among the first to wrangle big celebrities — global celebrities — for their events, starting with an exclusive steak dinner graced by Willie Nelson. (How many times have

Report: Toasty winter parties in Austin

8:15 pm Feb. 5, 2017

This long week, we learned about child advocates, savored an opera, lingered over a humanities exhibit, mingled at a block party, toasted a nonagenarian and shared an Austin history book with the masses.

CASAblanca for CASA

Devouring the UT Doty Award Dinner

10:40 am Jan. 27, 2017

Last night, I attended a consummate example of an Austin awards ceremony.

It was short at 90 minutes, or two hours if you include the cocktail reception. It included entertainment — a trombone choir and a jazz