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For the live music fanatic 

Cheatham Street Warehouse is set to host Big Fest June 26-28. The three-day music festival is held to celebrate the birthday of Texas music legend Big John Mills and raise money for the Cheatham Street Warehouse Music Foundation. The music begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, 1 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Ticket information can be found at bigfest.cheathamstreetfoundation.org.


For the adventurer

The Meadows Center will present the beginning portion of the Texas Water Safari canoe race on June 27. Competitors will race 260 miles from Spring Lake to Seadrift on the Gulf Coast in what is referred to as “the world’s toughest canoe race.” Students and San Marcos residents are encouraged to attend the race kickoff at the Meadows Center to cheer on the competing teams. For more information, visit texaswatersafari.org.


For the thespian

Lee Coleé Studios will present the play 42nd Street June 25-28 as part of their annual music theater bootcamp. Evening performances will be offered June 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., and matinee showings will be available June 27-28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are $16 and can be purchased at blackdiamondshows.com.


For the art enthusiast

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State will be displaying Austin music posters from 1967 to 1982 through July 3. The exhibit is designed to demonstrate how the city slowly established itself as the “live music capital of the world.” More than 140 vintage pieces selected from the Wittliff archives will be showcased. Admission is free.


For the local eater

The San Marcos Farmers Market will be held on The Square from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27. The market, which occurs every Saturday of the year, will feature a wide variety of homegrown produce and other products for local shoppers. Admission is free and open to the public.