What: Texas Tribune Festival Opening Party
Where: University of Texas campus
The lowdown: The 2017 Texas Tribune Festival programming kicked off with an opening keynote conversation between Texas Tribune co-founder and CEO Evan Smith and former SNL comedian and United States Sen. Al Franken. Afterwards, VIPs, including politicians, journalists, and political activists gathered at UT's Harry Ransom Center to mix and mingle while enjoying live music and food provided by local favorite Uchi.
Who: Evan Smith, Al Franken, Dan Branch, Holly Reed, Patrick Svitek, Kathryn Garza, Jay Root, James Henson, Kathy Grant, Anya Bidwell, Kavitha Bondada, Vikrant Reddy, Arif Panju, Sergio Rodriguez, Louise Rodriguez.