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  • Houston Marathon Credit: Houston Marathon
    January 9, 2017
    You don’t have to be running the Chevron Houston Marathon to experience the rush and excitement on Jan. 15. Show your support to the runners enduring the 26.2 mile loop around Houston’s iconic neighborhoods by coming out and cheering them on the morning of the race. The race begins at 7:00 a.m. and for some can be an all-day event. We've put together a list of essentials to pack the night before so you can be ready to go first thing in the morning. Breakfast You will need to...
  • Willie Nelson
    January 9, 2017
    The month of March will once again give music lovers in H-Town something to cheer about, as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the 20-day concert lineup. Acts include: Tuesday, March 7 – Aaron Watson (First Responders Day) Wednesday, March 8 – Old Dominion (Armed Forces Appreciation Day) Thursday, March 9 – Chris Stapleton Friday, March 10 – Alicia Keys (Black Heritage Day) Saturday, March 11 – Alan Jackson Sunday, March 12 – The Chainsmokers...
  • Lumen and Crimson NYE party Credit: Lumen and Crimson NYE Party
    December 29, 2016
    Ready to kick 2016 to the curb? Ring in the New Year at some of Houston’s most exciting New Year’s Eve parties with live music, epic fireworks, and delicious food. Here’s a short list of some of our favorite happenings around town. Hotel Celebrations Hotels are expected to bring the most style and panache to Houston’s New Year’s Eve events. From a 50,000-balloon cascade at midnight to glamorous dance parties and multi-course fine dining, hotels around town will...
  • Houston Skyline More Sky
    December 23, 2016
    Houston was recently named one of the top trending travel spots for 2017 by TripAdvisor, and for good reason. 2017 will be one of Houston’s most exciting years on record. From hosting Super Bowl LI to opening new museums and outdoor parks, Houston is the place to be this coming year. Check out a few highlights from our most anticipated projects and events. Super Bowl LI For the first time in over a decade, the Bayou City will host the biggest game in sports. Super Bowl festivities have...
  • Houston Skyline Dynamo Stadium at Dusk
    December 20, 2016
    The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) announced today that the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup will be held in Houston and 13 other U.S. cities July 7-26, 2017. Houston hosted the Copa America Centenario last year and has hosted Gold Cup games in the previous six tournaments. Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium will be one of 14 U.S. venues in 13 cities which have been selected to host matches over the 20-day tournament. BBVA will host two games...
  • The Galleria - New Wing
    December 15, 2016
    Amidst the holiday shopping madness, Simon Property Group debuted its new wing at Houston’s Galleria mall this week. The luxury expanse, Galleria VI, consists of approximately 110,000 square feet and will bring 35 new retailers and restaurants to the center by the end of 2017. Shoppers visiting the area can expect a glimpse at some of the headlining tenants that will soon settle into the extension, including Cole Haan, St. John and Kate Spade, which will relocate to the new wing from...
  • three brothers bakery Credit: three brothers bakery
    December 10, 2016
    Houston has been heralded as “America’s next great food city” (Washington Post) and the cultural and culinary capital of the South. But the city’s diverse culinary scene was built on the back of a rich history of family-owned restaurants still in existence today. Three Brothers Bakery - 1949 The Jucker family has been baking for nearly 200 years. It was in Chrzanow, Poland where brothers Sigmund, Sol, and Max learned the family baking business. But as WWII broke out...
  • Minute Maid Park Renovations Credit: Minute Maid Park
    December 2, 2016
    The Houston Astros announced yesterday that Torchy’s Tacos and Shake Shack would be available to fans at Minute Maid Park in 2017. Last season, it was announced that Minute Maid Park’s center field wall, affectionately nicknamed “Tal’s Hill” would be removed and scaled back to make way for new seating and restaurant options. The wildly popular restaurants have been Houston fast food favorites since opening this past year. “We couldn’t think of a...
  • Bruno Mars
    November 29, 2016
    Bruno Mars is the latest musical artist to announce a performance around the Super Bowl. Mars will perform at the yet-to-be-constructed Club Nomadic on Washington Avenue February 3, two days before Super Bowl LI is played at NRG Stadium. Tickets are set to go on sale Saturday via Ticketmaster . Backers of Club Nomadic announced Mars’ concert at a groundbreaking event for the new 62,000-square-foot temporary venue going up at Sawyer Yards, part of the Washington Avenue Arts District....
  • Ice Skating at Discovery Green (night)
    November 21, 2016
    In Houston, where warm weather is both a blessing and a curse, winter is gleefully welcomed by those fond of ice skating. In fact, the unofficial start of winter season in the downtown Avenida Houston district precedes Thanksgiving by two days with the opening of the largest outdoor ice rink in the Southwest. Tuesday night marks the start of Frostival! – not a festival, get it? – as a family fun evening celebrating the opening of the skating rink at Discovery Green as well as the...
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