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Posts from March 2016

  • metrorail Credit: wikipedia
    March 30, 2016
    March Madness culminates in Houston this weekend as the city hosts the Final Four and national championship game. Festivities include a massive free music festival downtown, a star-studded fan festival at the convention center, and not-to-be-missed events at Houston restaurants and attractions . We put together a definitive guide to getting around town during this epic weekend. For more ideas of things to do around Final Four weekend, check out our NCAA page . Getting There MetroRail/Bus Houston
  • Thread Boutique Credit: Thread Boutique
    March 29, 2016
    When it comes to finding the perfect outfit or gift for the pint-sized person in your life, H-Town has plenty to offer in the way of chic boutiques and well-edited consignment stores. Wondering where to look for that heirloom-worthy christening gown, on-trend crib or game day outfit? Houston’s top children’s shops have you covered. Nestled in trendy Uptown Park, Mint Baby is a one-stop shop for H-Town’s smallest trendsetters. The shop stocks more than 200 luxury brands such...
  • march madness music festival
    March 28, 2016
    March Madness reaches Houston not only with championship basketball but a fan fest and free music festival. The March Madness Music Festival recently announced a full line up of free concerts. Kendrick Lamar, Twenty One Pilots, Lukas Graham and Aloe Blacc were added to an already full roster of music superstars. The free festival takes place downtown at Discovery Green from April 1-3. For a list of ways to get around downtown or where to park see our Final Four parking/transit page (includes
  • houston babies and toddlers Credit: Houston New Moms (only for use in this blog)
    March 28, 2016
    Being a new parent can be daunting, to say the least. HoustonNewMoms.com is a free online catalog of resources available in Houston, and was created to make parenting in Houston a little easier. Many moms look forward to the days of taking their little ones to T-ball practice or teaching them how to finger paint, but you don’t need to wait until your baby is walking and talking to have fun together! Houston New Moms is the only website dedicated to helping those with babies and toddlers...
  • art block installation
    March 24, 2016
    Downtown Houston received an art-inspired makeover this spring. The Art Blocks project features four temporary art installations that splash color on Main Street’s central three-block stretch. The colorful public artwork scales building exteriors and light posts, overtaking sidewalks and roadways. Part of a larger capital improvement road project, Art Blocks will be on view from late February 2016 to March 2017 with future installations possible. Houston’s streets and buildings...
  • Burke Baker Planetarium Credit: Houston Museum of Natural Science
    March 3, 2016
    Only astronauts will have a better seat to majestic views of distant galaxies, neighboring planets and more. The Burke Baker Planetarium and Friedkin Theater will re-open Friday, March 11 with a top-of-the-line digital laser projection system never before seen on Earth. The “world’s best” moniker rests on the system’s ability to deliver more than 50 million unique pixels at a level of resolution and contrast unmatched by any theater of its kind. Images this clear, for...
  • Free Press Summer Fest Credit: FPSF Facebook page
    March 1, 2016
    Houston’s biggest music festival is set to kick off this summer with some of the biggest names in music. The eighth annual Free Press Summer Fest (FPSF) will take over Eleanor Tinsley Park on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou June 4-5, 2016. The festival typically showcases some of the most revered indie-rock, EDM, and hip-hop music artists. This year’s headliners are deadmau5, Modest Mouse, The National, Against Me!, Borns, X Ambassadors, Refused, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic...
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