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  • 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...
  • Holocaust Museum Expansion Rendering
    June 21, 2017
    It’s one of the largest expansions of a Houston museum in recent history. In October, construction will begin on a $33.8 million project that will more than double the size of Holocaust Museum Houston . The new Lester and Sue Smith Campus of the museum will span 57,000 square feet and make HMH the fourth-largest Holocaust museum in the nation. Since part of the expansion includes existing exhibit space, the museum will temporarily relocate exhibits to 9220 Kirby Dr. Suite 100 in July....
  • Emancipation Park
    June 16, 2017
    Juneteenth and Houston’s Emancipation Park have had a special connection since the park was established 145 years ago. That connection is being fortified with the celebrations planned this year as the park unveils a massive overhaul that will bring new life to the Third Ward. Understanding the shared history of the park and the holiday can help people better appreciate the significance of each. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger standing on the balcony of Ashton Villa in...
  • Texans JJ Watt Credit: Austin Dressman
    June 13, 2017
    Get pumped for football season! The Houston Texans are ready for fans to join the excitement next season on the heels of hosting one of the most successful Super Bowl's in history. Mark your calendars, wear deep steel blue, battle red and liberty white, and cheer on the Texans at their home games this season. It’s a great chance to make the best of your Texans Experience . Preseason Schedule 2017 Week 1: Wed, Aug. 9 @ 7:30 pm at Carolina. Week 2: Sat, Aug. 9 @ 8:00pm vs New England...
  • Astros Experience
    June 5, 2017
    Father’s Day takes place Sunday, June 18th this year. So celebrate dad with these great events, activities and more in H-Town. Rock out with Dad Let dad jam to his favorite classics as Chicago and The Doobie Brothers perform at Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion in The Woodlands. Make it a full experience with a night stay at a top hotel in the area. House of Blues celebrates the day with a Blues Brother’s celebration , where he will receive a complimentary pair of the classic...
  • free press summer fest
    May 30, 2017
    The month of June is packed with some of our favorite annual events in Houston. Check out some signature events for the month below, and you can always find out what’s happening in Houston with our events calendar . AIA Sandcastle Competition June 3 Head down to Galveston and the hidden East Beach for the AIA Sandcastle Competition . The annual fundraising event showcases over 60 sandcastle teams, aimed at winning the Golden Bucket Award. The teams plan months in advance and have five...
  • post oak boulevard
    May 12, 2017
    A major thoroughfare in the Uptown area will be completely transformed by the end of 2018, creating a pedestrian-oriented corridor designed to keep pace with a rapidly changing district. The Uptown Houston District is leading the effort to redevelop the entire length of Post Oak Boulevard from Richmond Avenue to I-610 West. What will emerge is a heavily-landscaped, grand boulevard lined with shops, restaurants and residential buildings. Sidewalks are being widened, extensive lighting installed
  • Mother's Day Brunch Omni Houston
    May 8, 2017
    May 14th is a day to celebrate a special woman in your life – your mother. Houston is filled with great options to spend the day, and here are a few of our picks. A Mother’s Day Brunch Nothing beats taking your mother out for a delicious meal, especially when it’s brunch. Many local restaurants offer excellent specials to start Mother’s Day off right. The Omni Houston Hotel offers an exclusive meal, along with the Houstonian and Hotel Granduca . Sambuca’s...
  • Hotel Granduca Credit: Hotel Granduca Facebook page
    May 8, 2017
    The fine china, towers of finger sandwiches, delicate sweets, and delicious beverages make afternoon tea a luxurious and elegant experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion (hint: Mother’s Day is right around the corner) or just want a unique afternoon out, Houston has several places that offer this English tradition. Read on to discover five places that offer afternoon tea service in town. (Note: All of these places require advanced reservations so make sure you call...
 

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