June 3, 2017 by: Keith Hankins
Things to do in Brenham, June, 2017 Summary
Wow, I can't believe it's June already! The Bluebonnets have come and gone, the seniors have graduated, heck, even my brother has had another birthday! Wow, I'm really letting the calendar slip!
As everyone who has tried to write knows, the toughest part is just getting started. Decide to start then start. But what to write about? I'm no novelist, nor a historian, nor a biographer. But I can write about my town! The problem is deciding how to write about it. If you're going to write a "Things to do" blog, it seems pretty obvious, but there's so much going on in this little burg, where do you start? Music? OK. What genre? You're kidding, right? There's more than one genre of music in Brenham? Uhhhhhhh..... Yeah! Art? Well, OK. What kind? You see where I'm going... Too Much Stuff!
So, here's what I'll do. I'll give a brief summary in this blog, and then do more detailed blogs, so you can sift through and find what you're looking for.
For audiophiles, we've got a lot to offer! HOMEsweetFARM has live music every Friday and Saturday night, and some Sunday afternoons, and even a Thursday every now and then. A new venue, Roux St., is an outdoor eatery serving, as you might have guessed by the name, cajun cuisine (and I mean cuisine... it ain't simply "food") that also has live music most weekends. And of course, if it's June it means the Round Top Festival Institute is getting underway, with some of the best young talent in the world under the direction and tutelage of some of the best conductors and directors in the world.
For theatre lovers, we have the famous Unity Theatre presenting it's last Main Stage production of the season, a comedy called Leading Ladies by Ken Ludwig. Shakespeare more your taste? OK. The University of Texas at Austin's Shakespeare at Winedale gets underway with Love's Labour's Lost.
Art? Yeah, we've got that too. The Back Lot Gallery is featuring the works of local artist Candilynn Fite. Of course, you've got to get around town and see the fantastic murals, as well as stop in at the Downtown Art Gallery of the Brenham Fine Arts League.
Wine? Yep. Four wineries in the county. Beer? Brenham's own Brazos Valley Brewery's patio is open on the weekends. HOMEsweetFARM serves over 15 craft beers on tap, most brewed within 50 miles. 96 West has about 15 craft beer taps, plus many more in bottles, and arguably the best wine list between Austin and Houston.
Hungry? For what? We've got it all! Great barbecue, tapas, steak and seafood, cajun, burgers, Italian, Mexican, Oriental... Still hungry? We've got pie and of course Blue Bell Ice Cream! So, take a look at the next few blogs and plan your trip now! I'll try really hard to keep you posted on the happenings in Brenham and the surrounding area.