The Pirelli calendar is known for featuring thin models in revealing outfits, but when photographer Annie Leibovitz took over the production for this year’s edition she had an entirely different crop of women in mind. Comedian Amy Schumer, tennis star Serena Williams and singer Patti Smith are just some of the women who have been photographed for the calendar. Schumer and Williams aside, most of the women were photographed fully clothed. Schumer posted a picture from her shoot on Instagram saying “Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman. Thank you Annie Leibovitz!”
Frida Kahlo is back at UT’s Harry Ransom Center, hummingbird necklace and all. A piece titled “Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” was first acquired by the Ransom Center in 1966, and has traveled and been featured in dozens of exhibits since 1990. However, the piece has made its last First Class trip in its custom-made case for a couple of years. The painting will be on display at the Ransom Center until Dec. 2017.
You’ll have to go a little farther than Hole in the Wall to get some of chefs Paul Qui’s and Motoyasu Utsunomiya’s spicy avocado buns or famed ramen come mid-December. The East Side King located in Hole in the Wall will close Dec. 19 after co-founders Qui and Utsunomiya chose not to pay the increased rent. The restaurant was opened in 2012 and still has several food trucks and brick-and-mortar locations throughout the city.
In what will be the second location White Stripes frontman Jack White has opened a Third Man Records store in his hometown of Detroit. The first location in Nashville was opened seven years ago. The store features several self-recording booths and offers mainly vinyl, limited edition records from the Third Man collection.
Say goodbye to the month of November and hello to the official holiday season! Check out what celebratory events our state has to offer and adjust your calendar accordingly. Maybe plan for Grapevine’s historic Parade of Lights or Lockhart’s Dickens-style Christmas celebration.