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Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Get out, take a look at what's going on in Victoria

By By the Advocate Editorial Board
Feb. 26, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.
Updated Feb. 25, 2014 at 8:26 p.m.


For years, we've heard it. All parts of Victoria's population make this claim at some time or other. There's a common misconception that there simply isn't that much to do in Victoria.

Then weekends like this come along, and that line of reasoning goes out the window. This weekend will be filled with a variety of options for people to enjoy. From live performances to new museum exhibits and the Victoria Livestock Show, Victoria's social calendar is full, and we encourage residents to take advantage of the many options available.

The Victoria Livestock Show carnival is already here, but beginning Thursday, the show itself is kicking off at 8:30 a.m. with judging for the market rabbits. Judging will also take place for the County Fair, market broilers, market hogs and breeding rabbits. On top of that, the show will feature an exhibit hall, a beer garden and live music at different times throughout the day. The activities will extend throughout the weekend with a petting zoo open Friday to Sunday. The auction will be at 4 p.m. Monday in the Community Center dome. Check out the livestock show's website at victorialivestockshow.com.

If history piques your interest, the Museum of the Coastal Bend will have a grand opening ceremony for the "Where Texas History Began" exhibit at 6:30 p.m. The exhibit will examine the early heritage of the Coastal Bend region, from prehistoric cultures to European settlements to the founding of Victoria and more. The event will be free to museum members and those who bought tickets to the 5:30 p.m. Champagne Preview and 10-Year Toast. Tickets for the preview cost $25 for museum members and $35 for nonmembers. This event also celebrates the museum's 10th anniversary. We hope members of the community will take the time to attend this exhibit and show support for the museum for the years of education and culture it has brought to the Crossroads.

If you want to take in some live music, fans of The Beatles will have the opportunity to watch 1964 - The Tribute at the Victoria Fine Arts Center. The show is what Rolling Stone called the best Beatles tribute on Earth and will feature songs from the period before the Sgt. Pepper album. The band will be in period costume, including hairstyles, and will play instruments from the same era.

For the sports fans, Terry Bradshaw, a former NFL player, two-time Super Bowl MVP and four-time All-Pro, will be in Victoria at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Victoria Fine Arts Center. Bradshaw will be presenting his stage production, "Terry Bradshaw: America's Favorite Dumb Blonde . A Life in Four Quarters." Tickets cost $20 to $50.

With so much going on in Victoria, we're having trouble deciding what we want to do this weekend. And as Victoria continues to grow, we hope this momentum of great events and fun shows will continue.

This editorial reflects the views of the Victoria Advocate's editorial board.

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