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Socially Distant Fun in Houston

For many of us, getting out of the house has become key to maintaining our sanity, but trips to the work or the grocery store don't quite cut it. The truth is we can still have fun while being responsible and observing safety guidelines. So here we present to you five fun socially distant activities to do in Houston right now. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Monica (@momicahou) Visit the Houston Botanic Garden The Houston Botanic Garden's opening in September…

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Houston Chefs Share Holiday Recipes... LIVE!

The holiday season is here and not a moment too soon. To get your creative culinary muscles warmed up, we've partnered with four of Houston's most popular chefs and bartenders to take over our Facebook Live and demo their favorite festive recipes. From sides and secret salsas, to feasts and sweet treats, we're gearing up for a tasty time! Oh, and adult beverages. Several Many adult beverages. Don't we deserve it? YUP. #2020 Take a peek at the plans and which culinary kings and queens are going…

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A Taste of Freedom: Mandela at HMH + Peli Peli

Now on view at Holocaust Museum Houston through January 3, 2021, Mandela: Struggle for Freedom explores the earthshaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa – and its relevance to issues of today. Visitors of all ages can experience the tiny cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, take a stand in front of a giant 22-foot long by 9-foot tall armored vehicle, make a virtual protest poster on a digital light table, or enter a secret apartment for freedom…

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12th Annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival Nov. 12-22

The Houston Cinema Arts Society’s annual film festival is a much-anticipated event spotlighting innovative film programs, multimedia installations and performances, and educational opportunities - all of which are geared toward empowering Houston’s diverse communities and cultures. This year, guests can expect the same caliber programming centered around a virtual platform, interactive live stream events, and drive-in screenings. Spanning eleven days, this year’s film festival celebrates…

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Celebrating Diwali in Houston

Diwali or the “Festival of Lights” is one of the largest celebrations on the Hindu calendar, but is also celebrated by Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. The festival can last up to four or five days and in Houston, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this special holiday. Diwali Celebrations Diwali Dinner at the Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop Guests can enjoy a festive luxurious…

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'I Voted' Incentives Around Town

Tobiuo Sushi & Bar View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tobiuo Sushi & Bar (@tobiuosushibar) on Oct 9, 2020 at 4:08pm PDT The sushi house is rewarding those who do their civic duty this fall with a complimentary appetizer for the table when a guest shows their “I Voted” sticker. Promotion runs Oct. 13 through Nov. 3. Phat Eatery View this post on Instagram A post shared by Phat Eatery…

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StArt Your Week With Art

Houston’s art scene is too big to contain within our museum walls. The creative masterpieces spill out into the streets and in public spaces all across the city. From sculptures that tower over one of Houston’s popular beer gardens to the murals spread throughout East End, Visit Houston's Facebook will highlight Houston’s thriving public art scene, and introduce you to the faces behind each piece, and by the end of our tour, you’ll know the best places to take your friends for some truly…

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Your Guide to October in Houston

The month of October could quite possibly be the best time of year in Houston. The weather has cooled off and outdoor activities abound. Check out our list of great things to do in October in Houston, and get started making memories with your loved ones. Halloween The Houston community is getting creative this Halloween season, from spooky livestreams of the Houston Symphony to drive-in horror classics, and outdoor activities. Check out this roundup of options for a less-than-typical, but still…

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How You Can Help Hurricane Laura Victims

We are so fortunate that Houston was spared from the destruction of Hurricane Laura, but Southeast Texas and Louisiana did not fare well and were hit with a Category 4 storm. Are you looking for ways to lend a helping hand to our neighbors? Here’s how you can give back and make difference for those affected by the Hurricane Laura. The Houston Food Bank Houstonians can help volunteer sort product and pack boxes at their center, located at 535 Portwall St, Houston, Texas 77029. Houston Food Bank…

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Celebrating Extraordinary Houston Women

From ingenious dreamers to creative problem solvers, some of Houston’s best and brightest are women who have helped not only give birth to this city, but who have also been essential in making Houston and the world better. In honor of the centennial anniversary of women's right to vote, we are highlighting the contributions of some of the city's extraordinary women--past and present--who are pioneers, community leaders, and culinary and cultural moguls. Irma Galvan Irma Gonzalez Galvan was…

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