People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, Hill Country views, and quaint downtown. However, Boerne also has far more to offer visitors and residents alike than many realize! Boerne is known for rich heritage, great location, and an active community, all of which are showcased by local businesses. No need to research, five of the best fun events to attend and businesses to visit in Boerne this week are described below. Hopefully this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little easier!
1. Head on Up to Kerrville for the Starving Artists' Sale
Head down the road to peruse a plethora of booths manned by Hill Country Artists filling all three KACC galleries. The “Starving Artists” show is an impressive display of the diversity of these talented folks. But it’s not just oil paintings and watercolors here, several different types of art will be on display and ready to purchase from pendants to turned wood. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone who has everything or browsing solely to appreciate the works of art, you are certainly in for a treat.
When: January 12 - January 16, 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville
2. Experience International Music as Live at the Library presents "Colombian Espresso"
Love music? This FREE concert is a great opportunity for music connoisseurs to enjoy extremely talented international musicians without leaving the Boerne city limits. Headlined by well-known Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda, the “music presents unimaginable feats of cross-rhythms, layered with chordal nuances to rival even the most celebrated flamenco guitarists.” In addition to his acclaimed performing career as a harpist, which has included features at D’Rivera’s Carnegie Hall tribute, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the 10th annual World Harp Congress, he has gained recognition as a composer from some big names in the music industry. In addition to the harps, the St. Petersburg Quartet, out of St. Petersburg, Russia, will play. Known for their romantic sound and interpretations of a diverse repertoire of European masterworks, Russian classics, and contemporary compositions, the group’s rise to fame has included a Grammy nomination, Best Record of the Month honors in both Stereo Review and Gramophone, and hundreds of concerts on the most prestigious music series and festivals of North America, Europe and Asia. With both of these talented musical acts in Boerne (and free!!) why wouldn’t you go?!
When: Friday, January 15, 2016 - 6:30pm
Where: Kendall Halle at Ye Kendall Inn, 128 West Blanco Road
3. Dine on Farm to Table Goodness at Valeria
It’s no secret that farm to table restaurants are in demand and this Boerne restaurant provides it. With the philosophy that “life is too short to eat bad food or drink bad wine”, the restaurant uses ingredients sourced from both their farm outside of Boerne and partners who are equally as conscious about raising healthy plants and animals. Using non-GMO, trans fats, additives and preservative free ingredients, chef Keith Kuhn uses his extensive background to seek out the best foods for the menu and the finest wines to pair it with. Go for date-night with your significant other or enjoy the wine with a group of friends- either way, your stomach will likely thank you.
When: Monday – Saturday, 11:30 am -9:00 pm
Where: 109 Waterview Pkwy. Ste 105
4. Browse Calamity Jane’s for Rustic Furniture With a Touch of Class
Word on the street is that this place is a must go with its cowhides and rustic furnishings. While some may say it can be pricey, the consensus is that there is something for any budget. Featuring natural textures and rich, earthy colors, Calamity Jane's brings a touch of the classy side of the Wild West to home décor. From furniture to candles, and so much in between, the unique offerings are custom-crafted from both distant lands and local artists alike, showing obvious pride in craftsmanship in each piece. And with the constantly evolving inventory, every visit reveals something new.
When: Monday – Saturday,10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday, 12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM
Where: 404 S Main St
5. Get Your Inner “Ghost” On at Sunrise Pottery
A wonderful hand thrown, stoneware pottery store and classroom, Sunrise Pottery offers both a wide variety of handcrafted pieces and pottery lessons on the potter’s wheel. Taught by 30- year veteran clay artist Doug Oian, the classes are family friendly, giving artists as young as seven years old a chance to try their hand at pottery. Just be sure to bring a towel and an apron- creating pottery can get messy! Because class times are flexible and group sessions are offered, it is best to call ahead- although walk in’s are welcome.
When: Classes run Tuesday - Saturday, 1 pm to 3 pm.
Where: 330 FM 474