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How to Give Back This Holiday Season

Call it the holiday spirit, but there’s something about this season that makes us want to give back into our neighbors. Whether you’re a Houstonian or you’re visiting our city, we have plenty of way for you to be a blessing to someone else this holiday. From caring for our homeless friends or pets in need, to providing meals, toys or blankets to families, all acts of charity are welcome and there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer or donate. Toys for Tots The mission of the U. S. Marine…

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Your Guide to December

It's nearly the end of 2019, but it’s only the beginning of the most festive month of the year. Whether it’s holiday parties and sporting events or festivals and concerts, the city of Houston is buzzing with something for you to get into to. Check out these events for a fun end to the year and the decade. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Avenida Houston (@avenidahouston) on Nov 18, 2019 at 5:08pm PST Prismatica Now – Jan. 5 Avenida…

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Local Houston Gift Guide for the Homesick Houstonian

Looking for unique Houston-inspired gifts this Black Friday? You’re in luck. The Pop Up Shop at The Galleria is a one-stop shop for locally made gifts, clothing, accessories, and more. Not only will you be able to snag some great gifts for the people on your list, you’ll also get to learn more about the Houston makers, artists and business owners who made them. Here’s a quick guide to some of the businesses you’ll find at the Pop Up Shop so you can get a head start on your Black Friday shopping…

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FAQs: Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival

The one-of-a-kind Via Colori Street Festival is back and bigger than ever! If you’re thinking about attending, here are a few things you need to know before you enjoy the amazing art taking over downtown Houston. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Houston Via Colori (@viacolori) on Nov 18, 2018 at 6:45am PST What is the Via Colori Street Festival? Each November, the Via Colori Street Festival brings together hundreds of amateur and professional artists from around…

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Your Guide to the Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Acclaimed movie critic Roger Ebert once said, “Art is the closest we can come to understanding how a stranger really feels.” A movie is one of the ultimate mediums by which an artist can connect with his or her audience. Whether it’s a short film or a three-hour opus, audiences immerse themselves in the storyteller’s world as a means of entertainment and escape. After a decade of bringing innovative cinema to visitors and residents alike, the Houston Cinema Arts Festival has a stellar lineup of…

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Thanksgiving Parking in Downtown Houston

It's almost that magical time of year again! Thanksgiving season is almost here, and with that comes all of the fun activities that accompany the holiday season in Downtown Houston! The Thanksgiving Parade is a must for both locals and out of state visitors, but parking can be a bit daunting. To help make the holidays all fun and no stress, we've gathered all the downtown parking information you'll need to navigate your holiday fun with no worries. 😉 No matter where you are downtown, we have…

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Your Guide to November

Houston is busy in November as it celebrates the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos and it starts gearing up for the holidays with multiple celebrations. You’ll want to pencil these Houston events into your calendar so you don’t miss out on the fun. Astroworld Festival November 9 A music festival created by Houston native Travis Scott, Astroworld Festival is hosted near the former home of Houston's Astroworld, an amusement park beloved by many Houstonians. The festival aims to highlight the…

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HUE Festival Showcases Houston’s Urban Art Scene

The Houston Urban Experience (HUE) Mural Festival is an excellent way to experience the work of local and international artists on the grandest of scales. From Nov. 18 – Nov. 20, visitors will have the opportunity to see artists take their work from concept to completion across Houston, including sides of buildings, street corners and other public structures. Founded and produced by Houston artist Mario “GONZO247” Figueroa Jr., the festival’s mission is to create festival event of murals, art…

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Top Ten Things to Do Downtown during the World Series

We're back, baby! For the second time in three years, Houstonians are painting the town orange in honor of the 'Stros heading to the 2019 World Series. As the baseball team takes on the Washington Nationals, there will be much to cheer for, and celebrate in Downtown Houston. Whether you're watching the game at a bar, or cheering in Minute Maid Park, here's your top 10 things to do downtown: View this post on Instagram A post shared by LAUNCH…

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