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  • Houston Grand Opera Credit: Houston Grand Opera
    May 4, 2018
    If you think you know opera, think again. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) came onto the scene in 2010 as the world’s first mariachi opera, commission by Houston Grand Opera . Now, the show will soon return to Houston where locals and visitors alike can see for themselves why the story of an immigrant family divided by the U.S./Mexican border has captivated so many. After the opera’s recent New York City premiere at New York City Opera, The New York Times...
  • May 3, 2018
    Craving Tex-Mex? You won’t be disappointed in Houston. For more than 100 years, the cuisine has held a special place in the city’s culinary scene, making it one of the first items visitors seek out when they are in town. Want to know where to find the best puffy tacos, nachos, fajitas and margaritas? Read on for our top picks. Armando Palacios’ Upper Kirby namesake is as famous for its upscale Mexican fare as it is for its see-and-be-seen clientele. The iconic restaurant has...
  • BCK Peking Duck Tacos Credit: BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures
    May 1, 2018
    When it comes to terrific tacos, there are no rules. From eggs to pork, beef or fish and even creative veggie options, you can put just about any combination of foods in a tortilla and it will be a hit (especially in Houston). And because Houston is a foodie hot spot, there is always a new taco in town that you just have to check out. BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures This new Heights neighborhood bar and restaurant offers nostalgic American fare in-spired by the owners’ childhood...
  • Czech Center Museum of Houston Credit: Czech Center Museum of Houston
    April 24, 2018
    Join the Czech Center Museum Houston for its exhibit Eugene Cernan " A Czech on the Moon " starting on Apr. 27 and running through Aug. 18, 2018. Space enthusiasts will know Cernan as commander of the 1972 Apollo 17 mission in and the last person who has walked the moon. Cernan’s mother was of Czech ancestry and as such, the CCMH is delighted to tell his compelling and deeply personal experience as an astronaut. The film received the Texas Independent Film Award from Houston...
  • Biscuit Paint Wall Credit: Sharon Yeou
    April 13, 2018
    With so many ways to enjoy Houston, it can be difficult to figure out how to make the most of your time in the city. Today, we're sharing how Sharon from Los Angeles spent her time seeing some of Houston's best. Who is Sharon? She's a total foodie, loves travel, has a penchant for taking Instragam-worthy photos. Also, she was the winner of our L.A to H-Town sweepstakes (sidenote: her response to our congratulatory e-mail was "ARE YOU SERIOUS???"). FIRST THINGS FIRST We...
  • Autism Credit: Andre Hunter
    April 11, 2018
    April is National Autism Awareness Month. It's a time to draw attention to the thousands of individuals facing an autism diagnosis each year, while increasing awareness and understanding. This month also provides a platform to show autism acceptance, as the world celebrates the unique differences of individuals who are part of the autism community. Here are some thing to do to get involved or show support. Health Museum's Biorhythm There's something about music that connects,...
  • Art Car Parade Credit: Julie Soefer
    April 6, 2018
    These hot wheels are actually art wheels. Colorful and creative automobiles will be on display starting April 12-15 for the 31st annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend . This family-friendly, visually stunning extravaganza weekend hosts many events for Houstonians to experience some of the most eye-catching works of art on four wheels. The Art Car Parade rolled into the Bayou City in 1988 with just 40 cars and was seen by an estimated 2,000 people. Since then it has grown to a parade of 250+
  • April 2, 2018
    Spring is in the air in Bayou City and that means it’s time for some of the city’s biggest seasonal festivals. These fun events celebrating children, art cars, food and more are wonderful opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the warm spring months. So gather your friends or family and head out to one of these exciting Houston festivals. Houston Children's Festival: April 7-8 Kick off April spending time with the little ones in your life at the Houston...
  • March 29, 2018
    In our fourth part of our series celebrating Women's History Month , we're showcasing women in fashion and arts. Americans have always had a love affair with the arts, and Houstonians are no different. In our city, there are many talented, visionary women- artitists and designers pushing the boundaries and promising something fresh to discover. Vanessa Wodehouse is the proud owner of two specialty shops located in the Heights. Mary & Moss is a women’s boutique that carries...
  • Huntsville State Park Credit: Huntsville State Park
    March 28, 2018
    Houston has an annual average temperature of 69 degrees, making it an excellent place to enjoy the many outdoor options just outside of town. From wooded trails to endless coast, here are great places to escape to nature around Houston: Brazos Bend State Park One word: alligators. Located southwest of Houston, just 45 miles away, you’ll find the swamp and diverse nature of Brazos Bend State Park. Here, you’ll find 37 miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails, some of which are
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