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Posts from April 2016

  • April 27, 2016
    Mother’s Day is fast approaching (May 8) and it looks like you still don’t have a gift for one of the most important women in your life. Be honest, that’s the main reason you’re reading this. Lucky for you, Houston has a wide range of events around town that could be the perfect fit for a memorable date with mom. We've highlighted a few of our favorite options but you can find a complete list here. Brunches and Dinners The culinary and cultural capital of the...
  • April 26, 2016
    A tale as old as time, true as it can be. Beauty and the Beast is a Disney classic that has captivated audiences not just onscreen but on Broadway as well. And no the musical does not include the hilarious parody “Bonjour Gurl.” Now the musical is asking you to be their guest when it begins its run at the Hobby Center later this month. Here are 11 things you probably didn’t know about this production. 1. Beauty and the Beast is the ninth longest running show on Broadway with...
  • April 22, 2016
    A number of acclaimed Houston chefs are coming together for a good cause and a fun weekend this spring. The Recipe For Success Foundation is a Houston nonprofit that aims to combat childhood obesity by educating kids about healthy food choices. Over the last decade, the group has empowered more than 30,000 children in Houston through a variety of award-winning programs offered in local schools. In May, the foundation is hosting an historic three-part celebration dubbed Delicious Alchemy in
  • final four houston Credit: Austin Dressman
    April 21, 2016
    The 2016 Houston Final Four festivities downtown and at NRG Park left an indelible mark on the city and its place as a leading U.S. travel destination. From record-breaking event attendance to millions of dollars spent locally, Houston's Final Four was a slam dunk. Let’s do the numbers: 149,845 The two-session Final Four attendance was the second-highest attendance in Men’s Final Four history. 74,340 The championship game attendance was also the second-highest in championship...
  • April 18, 2016
    After more than a century of service in Houston’s East End, change is on the horizon for Gus Wortham Golf Course. Set along Brays Bayou, just minutes from Downtown, the course once served as home to the Houston Country Club and remains the oldest 18-hole course in Texas. Earlier this year, the Houston Golf Association raised $5 million to take over the course from the City of Houston. Now, the group aims to raise another $10 million to build a 12,000-square-foot clubhouse, conference...
  • Biggio's Credit: Biggio's
    April 14, 2016
    Astros fans rejoice. Houston baseball legend Craig Biggio announced yesterday that his sports bar Biggio’s is set to open across from Minute Maid Park this November. The two-level restaurant will be a part of the new Marriott Marquis hotel and convention district downtown. Biggio’s menu is fit for foodies as well as sports fans. The upscale sports bar plans on offering high quality steaks, burgers, and wings as well as local craft beers, wines, and cocktails. Diners can watch all...
  • Schlitterbahn Galveston Credit: Schlitterbahn Galveston
    April 14, 2016
    Want to ride the tallest water coaster in the world without leaving your seat? Well now you can! Sort of. The Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston just released a POV video of their up-in-coming water coaster MASSIV. The 926-foot long record-breaking coaster is set to open in June in Schlitterbahn’s 26-acre park. Jets of water will propel 1-2 riders per tube up MASSIV’s steep inclines and drops all before an epic triple-down landing pool ending. The water park has been voted the...
  • Remote Houston - Alley Theater Credit: Remote Houston - Alley Theater
    April 13, 2016
    Houston’s Alley Theatre is breaking barriers with a new live art theatrical experience available only between April 12th through May 20th. This interactive piece known as “Remote Houston” aims to make the city itself the stage. The performance takes a group of fifty audience members on a journey on foot with personal headphones through the city of Houston with an artificial intelligence as a guide. Stefan Kaegi, the creator of the project, enjoys putting “spectators...
  • MFAH Degas painting Credit: Degas
    April 12, 2016
    Houston’s art scene once again takes the center stage as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts the legendary work of artist Edgar Degas. The MFAH exhibition will be the first and only U.S. venue to showcase a Degas work of this significance in 3 decades. “Degas: A New Vision” debuts at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia before opening in Houston October 16, 2016, to January 8, 2017. Degas, known as one of the founders of Impressionism, is most recognized for his...
  • fastball foods minute maid park Credit: Austin Dressman
    April 8, 2016
    As baseball season returns to Houston once again, fans have more to look forward to than just exciting games at Minute Maid Park. Fresh off its success with last year’s Chicken Waffle Cone phenomenon, Aramark, the food concessions operator for the Astros, released a roster of delectable new menu options for the 2016 season inspired by fan favorites and even a celebrity chef. The Astros are also set to debut Fastball Foods, the first self-ordering food stand in a Major League Baseball...
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