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  • Day For Night Music Festival Credit: Thom Yorke (Roberto Panucci - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images), Annie Clark (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images), Trent Reznor (Scott Dudelson/WireImage)
    September 21, 2017
    The team behind Free Press Summer Festival, Houston's annual two-day music fest, present an epic (yes, epic!) art, music and speaker line-up December 15-17 at Post HTX. Although billed as a music festival, this all-star art and music event is unlike any other in the world. Nearly 100 artists, musicians and presenters will share their talents alongside dozens of art installations throughout the 1.5 million square foot campus. The festival employs a variety of mediums such as light,...
  • City Hall Farmers Market
    September 20, 2017
    It may not feel like fall in Houston but fall is indeed upon us. Which means that Houston’s City Hall Farmers Market is back for the season starting Wednesday, September 20. The market, operated by Urban Harvest , is the perfect spot to grab lunch and catch a midday break in downtown Houston. Open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday through mid-December, the City Hall Farmers Market features more than 40 vendors offering prepared foods, artisanal bread, fresh produce, honey, and...
  • Xochi dessert Credit: Xochi Facebook Page
    September 15, 2017
    Houston Chronicle food critic, Alison Cook, released her top 100 restaurants picks for 2017 . The much anticipated list, now in its seventh year, includes the best restaurants in town and makes for a great dining guide for Houstonians and visitors alike. This year, the list includes 16 newcomers, including chef Hugo Ortega’s downtown restaurant, Xochi, which took the top spot held by the now closed Oxheart in previous years. Also this year, Cook numerically ranked the top 30 restaurants...
  • Houston Strong
    September 8, 2017
    In late August, Houston suffered from the devastating rainfall caused from Hurricane Harvey. With over 50 inches of rain in areas, many lost their homes and businesses. However, Houston has shown its true colors with the unprecedented support and effort from Houstonians, Texans, those around the nation and beyond. The cleanup and relief efforts are far from over, but here are five ways for you to help those in the greater Houston area. Volunteering your time Many local organizations are in
  • Typhoon Texas Water Park Credit: Typhoon Texas Water Park
    August 18, 2017
    The official end of summer is a little more than one month away but with kids going back to school, the days of lazy mornings and trips to the pool are winding down. Before you bid summer farewell, plan to take advantage of Houston’s many activities and attractions. Read on for some ideas. Splash Around Houston’s Water Parks What better relief for Houston’s summer heat than heading to a water park? Houston has several good options. Typhoon Texas Water Park in Katy has 16...
  • Greater Houston Partnership Credit: Greater Houston Partnership
    August 17, 2017
    Houston is one of the fastest growing big cities in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean residents can’t escape city life. Houston ranks first in total park acreage among U.S. cities with more than one million residents, so rest assured you will never have to travel far within the region in search of fresh air. Here are a few ways Houstonians can enjoy the outdoors: The Houston Parks and Recreation Department operates 370 developed municipal parks and over 220 green spaces, together...
  • Skyline & Bayou
    August 1, 2017
    In the early afternoon of Monday, August 21, a once-in-a-lifetime experience will be had, as millions of Americans collectively look upward to gaze upon a solar eclipse. Although Houston is not in the direct path, here’s what, where and how you can experience the 2017 eclipse. The eclipse in Houston A solar eclipse is when the path of the moon crosses in front of the sun and blocks the sun from the earth. The path of the full solar eclipse runs from the Pacific Northwest, down to northern
  • Potente Credit: Potente
    August 1, 2017
    If you’ve been waiting to try a new restaurant in town, August is a good month to do it. The start of the month marks the start of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW), a five-week-long extravaganza of specially priced menus in the city’s top restaurants, all benefiting the Houston Food Bank. Get that belly ready to eat at one of the participating 250 restaurants in Houston and its surrounding areas, which offer two- and three-course menus at set prices. Lunches are $20, brunches are...
  • MFAH Pixel Forest Credit: Pixel Forest: © Pipilotti Rist / Photo: The Storyhive
    July 11, 2017
    Looking for a place to snap that perfect shot while exploring Houston? With its many green spaces, museums, sculptures and street art, you don’t have to look too hard to find an interesting backdrop for your photos and selfies. Read on to discover some of the coolest spots to take pictures. Smither Park This Instagram-worthy park in south Houston is covered in fun and colorful mosaic art. The park’s Lindley Fish Amphitheater, created by Nashville artist Matt Gifford using street...
  • Christians Tailgate
    July 10, 2017
    Thursday, July 20, two European football squads will compete for the first time outside of the United Kingdom, right here in Houston, Texas. Manchester United and Manchester City have been rivals for over 100 years, and will soon have their 174th match-up at NRG Stadium , celebrating their Manchester Derby contest. The all-star filled teams will kick off at 8:30 p.m. with stars like Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba, Sergio Aguero and David Silva. If you can't make it to the stadium, don't...
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