A mere 600ish-miles' drive from Houston, Big Bend National Park represents the natural visual feast that is Texas, with its ornate cacti and awe-inspiring vistas. If you haven't the luxury of or patience for the nine-hour one-way drive, a ''small bites'' version can be had at Gary and Kathy Adams Clark's book signing for Enjoying Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Adventures for Everyone at Brazos Bookstore. An obvious sequel to Kathy Adams Clark's previous Photographing Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Great Images, the new volume offers essential advice to those seeking to get in touch with their inner Audubons the Texas way.
''Gary and Kathy Adams Clark have been exploring the Big Bend National Park area for years. Kathy’s gorgeous photographs reveal just how much they love and enjoy the national park,'' says Jeremy Ellis, Brazos Bookstore's general manager. ''Their new book will give readers their insider point of view on how to get the most out of the epic landscape.'' The couple also fields questions and signs copies for customers at the store.
7 p.m. 2421 Bissonnet. For information, visit brazosbookstore.com or call 713-523-0701. Free.
Wed., July 31, 7 p.m., 2013