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  • 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...
  • Menil Drawing Institute Credit: Menil Drawing Institute
    November 17, 2016
    The Menil Collection announced this week that its new $40 million, 30,000-square-foot drawing institute will open October 7, 2017. The freestanding building will feature temporary exhibitions, space for study and conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings. The Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) is the fifth building on the Menil’s 30-acre art campus, along with the main museum, Cy Twombly Gallery, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and popular Dan Flavin installation at Richmond Hall....
  • Houston Marathon Credit: Houston Marathon
    November 15, 2016
    Houston marathon runner Larry DeSpain has raised over $75,000 for charity over the past three years. As the top individual fundraiser in the Run for a Reason program, Larry runs every Chevron Houston Marathon on behalf of a meaningful cause. Each year, approximately 2100 charity runners represent over 60 charities raising more than $24 million since 1995. “I am not a destination runner and have only run the Houston Marathon. But the organization and support of the Run for A Reason program
  • lone star flight
    October 28, 2016
    The Lone Star Flight Museum , which will move from Galveston to south Houston next year, has been experiencing some radical changes both inside and out. The new $35 million 130,000 square foot facility is currently under construction at Ellington Airport. We spoke with Lone Star’s new CEO Lt. General Owens to find out more about this unique and fascinating tribute to our nation’s aircraft history. The decision to move the museum inland was made following Hurricane Ike, in order to...
  • mummies of the world hmns
    October 26, 2016
    It’s the week of Halloween , which means all ages are looking for spooky ways to celebrate. Instead of wrapping yourself in toilet paper this year, try spending Halloween with actual mummies. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is currently host to a special exhibition titled “Mummies of the World.” This unique and fascinating exhibit has traveled all around the country, including to cities like Orlando, Salt Lake City, and Buffalo. Mummies of the World is the largest...
  • momentum gym
    October 25, 2016
    The Washington Avenue Arts District will soon feature one of the largest bouldering gyms in the world. Momentum Silver Street’s 40,000 square foot indoor climbing gym will open in summer 2017 along with a 36,000 square foot facility in Katy. Located in the heart of Houston’s up-and-coming arts district, Momentum Silver Street is surrounded by artist studios, residential lofts, local dining options like Julep , B&B Butchers , and the Holler craft beer brewery . The Houston...
  • bourdain
    October 21, 2016
    Anthony Bourdain filmed a Houston-focused episode of his world travel and food show, Parts Unknown this past summer. Though the episode airs October 30 on CNN, check out this exclusive episode teaser to see if you can spot some familiar Htown favorites: See the trailers here and here . Want to work your way through his culinary tour before the episode airs? Check out our roundup of all the known restaurants and shops Bourdain visited while in town.
  • north houston bike park Credit: North Houston Bike Park
    October 12, 2016
    Houston has been awarded the 2020 UCI BMX World Championship leading up to the Tokyo Olympic Games. The 6-day event is expected to draw 3,000 amateur participants and 300 professional athletes from over 40 countries to the North Houston Bike Park . North Houston Bike Park, currently under construction, is part of a 30-acre extreme sports complex including a world-class BMX Race Track, concrete vert features, street course, pump tracks, tot track, bike trails and an outdoor events center that can
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