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Day for Night: A Day to Night Guide

Solange, St. Vincent, Thom Yorke and Pretty Lights all in Houston for one weekend? You’re not dreaming. This amazing lineup is just one perk to attending the Day for Night festival. The festival takes place Dec. 15 – 17 at Post HTX. Along with concerts, the festival will feature 18 art installations (think LED displays that will blow your mind) and performances by internationally renowned visual artists. The festival aptly describes itself as, “a visually immersive art and music festival…

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‘Tis the season: Local craft breweries serve up bold, fresh flavors for the holidays

Houston’s warm climate in the fall and winter months might not always lend itself to cozying up by the fire with a hot chocolate in your hands, but how about a night on the patio with friends sipping a cool, craft beer? Several breweries in the Houston area offer seasonal flavors to keep your spirits merry and bright through the holidays. Here’s a preview of what’s on tap. Saint Arnold Brewing Company The state’s oldest craft brewery has five holiday beers that will be released now through…

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Fitness with all the Fixings: 6 Parks to Visit on Thanksgiving Day

Between the turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles, and pies, your Thanksgiving meal might leave you feeling a little stuffed. Consider some outdoor exercise that can help you melt away the trimmings. You’ve probably trekked to popular spots such as George Bush Park, Hermann Park, Discovery Green and Memorial Park, however Houston has nearly 53,000 acres of total park space to explore – that’s about the size of 40,000 football fields. But instead of just envisioning the gridiron, get moving on it…

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Bouncing Back: Houston Cinema Arts Festival to Spotlight City’s Resilience After Harvey

The phrase “Houston Strong” emerged out of the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wreaked upon the city and its surrounding areas about two and a half months ago. As a core theme of the 9th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival, “Houston Strong” is also a reminder, the resiliency of this city isn’t going anywhere. Running November 9-13, the festival doubles down on its mission to support the local arts community and the talents of artists, filmmakers and industry professionals through several…

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Good Sports!

Good Morning, Los Angeles! We at Visit Houston struck up a friendly wager with Discover L.A. over the outcome of the 2017 MLB championship. The winner would take over the opponent’s social media pages for one day. And while we've got nothing but respect for the Dodgers, H-Town finally knows what it feels like to win the World Series! Don’t worry, y'all. We promise to be good sports! After all, when the season is over, at the end of the day, Houston and L.A. really have a lot in common. Come…

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Good Ol' Texas BBQ? Think Again.

It’s no secret that LA’s got an excellent food scene, and Houston’s right there with you. Believe it or not, Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country, which means we’ve got A LOT of good eats to choose from. Take, for example, our BBQ. Bet you thought you knew what good ol’ Texas BBQ looked like. Well, think again… Once you hit Houston city limits, don’t expect to see cowboy hats and horses (though we have plenty of that, too)! Instead, you’ll find a global city filled with…

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Where To Get Thanksgiving Provisions Houston-Style

Don’t want to do all the cooking this Thanksgiving? Houston restaurants are ready to lend a hand with Thanksgiving to-go menus ranging from complete meal packages to appealing sides and desserts. Because, hey, you deserve to rest a little. Read on to find out where to stock up on Thanksgiving provisions and make sure to order early since most places have deadlines as early as Nov. 14. George Ranch Historical Park’s old-fashioned cobblers have built a loyal following in town. Prepared by in-house…

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