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Posts from October 2017

  • Halloween pumpkin Credit: Halloween
    October 27, 2017
    Ready for tricks, treats, and spooky good fun? Halloween is around the corner and the Bayou City knows how to celebrate with tons of fun activities ranging from ghost tours to Halloween-themed nature walks. Yet for some (especially the little ones), the best is yet to come when they head out on Halloween night to trick-or-treat. If you’re not hanging out in your neighborhood, put on your costume and head out to one of these local attractions, retail locations and neighborhoods. In...
  • Bosscat-orbit juice cocktail Credit: Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
    October 24, 2017
    For the first time since 2005, the Houston Astros are gearing up for the World Series. Read on for tasty food and drink specials unique to the World Series. Just one more thing to celebrate! Xochi Set in Downtown’s Marriott Marquis Houston, Xochi (pronounced so-chee) represents another creative endeavor from James Beard award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega. Special during the series, enjoy a Houston Strong Margarita, Astros Alphabet (Diplomatic Venezuelan Rum (for Altuve), Calvados, Mezcal Vago
  • Astros Baseball
    October 24, 2017
    As October comes to a close, the MLB Playoffs heat up as the Houston Astros take on the LA Dodgers in the World Series. LA will have home-field advantage games 1 and 2 before returning to Houston for games 3 and 5. If needed, games 6 and 7 will be in LA again. Minute Maid Park will be filled to capacity, so whether the 'Stros are home or not, here are the top watch bars to root for the home team. Lucky’s Pub In East Downtown (EaDo) and next to BBVA Compass Stadium , Lucky’s is...
  • Houston Grand Opera Credit: Houston First
    October 16, 2017
    Over a month after Hurricane Harvey swept across southeast Texas, many of Houston’s premier performing arts venues like Jones Hall, the Alley and Wortham Theaters are still out of commission. Just as they were entering the height of their season, members of the Houston Grand Opera found themselves forced to relocate, undone by 14 feet of floodwater throughout their beautiful facility. Fortunately, in true fashion of the theater, they decided that the show must go on and chose to forge...
  • Houston Zoo Boo
    October 13, 2017
    From costumes to trick-or-treating to spooky decor, October is a fun-filled month for families with kids. And Houston has no shortage of Halloween-inspired events for all ages. Whether it’s a ghostly symphony concert or a day of Día de los Muertos arts and crafts, you’re guaranteed to have a fun at the many events the city has to offer. So get your little ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes and head out for a terrorific time. Halloween Monster Mayhem Monsters have...
  • Clown costume Halloween
    October 10, 2017
    Houstonians adore Halloween. After all, we're creative, come from different backgrounds and are willing to have fun. If you're looking for a guide to getting dressed up this year, look no further. From rental shops to thrift stores, we've got you covered. Frankel’s Costume A go-to destination for all things spooky for years now, Frankel’s Costume has an impressive Halloween selection at a wide variety of prices. Styles range from renaissance garb, Egyptian,...
  • Texas Ren Fest
    October 9, 2017
    After scarfing down funnel cakes and turkey legs all day at the Texas Renaissance Festival, the first thing on any festival-goer’s mind is a nap. Rather than packing in and heading home, our suggestion is to pitch a tent at the festival. Spend a night under the stars at The Fields of New Market Campground and be one of the first in line for the next day’s activities at the fair. Back in the early days of the campground, it was not the most glamorous affair; though, now armed with...
  • Houston Rockets
    October 9, 2017
    With the NBA season starting tomorrow, our hometown Houston Rockets are gearing up for one of the fiercest seasons in recent memory. A wild summer full of trades and free-agent signings have shifted the basketball landscape and hopefully, in favor of Clutch City. One of the most surprising moves of the off-season is the trade that brings perennial all-star point guard, Chris Paul to the Rockets. Pairing Paul with James Harden is bound to bring even more excitement to the hardwood; though, one
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