What to do
Here is a sampling of events, museums and happenings from Wednesday through Friday of next week for those making the trip to the Fort Worth Bowl:
* What: Fort Worth Kickoff Luncheon
Who: Speakers are bowl team coaches and Barry Switzer, former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach
When: Noon Thursday
Where: Fort Worth Convention Center
Tickets: $25 by calling (817) 810-0012
* What: Downtown pep rally for both teams, sponsored by the Fort Worth Bowl
Time: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Sundance Square, at parking lot on Main Street between Third and Fourth streets
Who: Coach Mark Mangino will address the crowd at 6:30 p.m.
* What: "Get Ready for a Bowl Game Party," sponsored by KU Alumni Association
When: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursday
Where: Fox & Hound Pub & Grille, Sundance Square, 604 Maine St.
* What: Pre-game tailgate party, sponsored by KU Alumni Association
When: 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Friday
Where: East side of Amon G. Carter Stadium
Cost: $15 for adults, $8 for children, including barbecue dinner
* What: Fort Worth Bowl
Who: Kansas University vs. Houston
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Amon G. Carter Stadium, Texas Christian University
Tickets: $15 to $40 by calling (817) 257-7967 or visiting www.fwbowl.com
* Amon Carter Museum (Western art)
3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday
* Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; noon-8 p.m. Friday
* Modern Art Museum
3200 Darnell St.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday
* National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame
1720 Gendy St.
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday
* Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1501 Montgomery St.
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday
and Thursday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday
* Stockyards National Historic District
In area of intersection of north Maine Street and east Exchange Avenue
Daily cattle drives at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
* Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway
10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily
Theater & Music
* "Auntie Explains X-Mas"
8 p.m. Thursday and Friday
506 Maine St.
* "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday
Casa Manana Theatre
3101 West Lancaster Ave.
* Miranda Lambert concert
10:30 p.m. Friday
Billy Bob's Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza