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Celebrating Diwali in Houston

Diwali or the “Festival of Lights” is one of the largest celebrations on the Hindu calendar, but is also celebrated by Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. The festival can last up to four or five days and in Houston, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this special holiday. Diwali Celebrations Diwali Mela will take place at the West Oaks Mall on Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year’s…

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9 Jewish Restaurants in Houston that Will Convince You to Keep Kosher

Need a nosh? Houston has a variety of local restaurants serving authentic, kosher-certified fare. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word that means “suitable,” “pure,” and disease-free. However, the kosher restaurants in Houston are not always your bubbe’s traditional Jewish eats, which is always delicious, but also exciting takes on ethnic cuisine too. From mouth-watering steaks to Chinese and Middle Eastern delicacies, even pizza, the menus aim to please. So…

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31 Space-Themed Businesses to Try During Space City Month

We've rounded up 31 businesses that reach for the stars in achieving space city theme status. Check them out! 1. Neil’s Bahr – Conveniently located in east Downtown, Neil’s Bahr is Houston’s self-proclaimed premier nerd hangout with weekly karaoke, video game tournaments and movie nights. Far out! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Eureka Heights Brew Co (@eurekaheights) on Jul 3, 2019 at 1:30pm PDT 2. Eureka Heights Brewing Company…

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A Memorial Day to Remember

This Memorial Day, we hope you’ll find time to honor the men and women who have given their lives while serving our country. As with most holidays, Houstonians are great at celebrating and enjoying the day off. Further, as the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is usually filled with good bar-b-que, finding the nearest body of water and enjoying the sun. In and around Houston, there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate. Whether you’re visiting Houston for a long weekend or enjoying…

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Houston Through the Lens of Luxury

It’s been said that there are two certainties in life, death and taxes. By this point, most of you have probably filed your taxes and hopefully Uncle Sam rewarded you with a nice tax return. Some of us save our returns, but some of us tend to splurge the extra cash. If you’re looking to spend, Houston has no shortage of ways to indulge and live large, even if only for a day. Luxury Living Let's start with where to stay if you’re coming for an overnight trip. First and foremost, check into the…

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Houston in Full Bloom: Where to Find Bluebonnets In and Around Houston

Perhaps one of the most magical things about spring in Texas is the seemingly instant bloom of the Texas bluebonnets. The vibrant petals and stems are eye-catching reminders that spring has sprung, so families everywhere ready their cameras and coordinating outfits for that perfect photo. The bluebonnets are so iconic that they are the Texas state flower and if you visit Houston this spring, you shouldn’t miss this spectacular bit of nature on full display. We just ask that anyone enjoying the…

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11 Best Movie Theaters in Houston

Searching for the best movie theater in Houston? Cinephiles are in good company in H-Town. From drive-in movies and retro cinemas to independent film outlets and dine-in theaters, Houston is a great place to catch all sorts of Big Screen flicks. Want to know where to watch the next blockbuster? Check out our top movie theaters in Houston. Alamo Drafthouse Don't even think about talking during a movie at Alamo Drafthouse. The Austin-born concept is as known for its no mid-show chatting policy, as…

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Spring Break: Family Friendly Things To Do In Houston

Depending on whether you’re a child or parent, spring break can have totally different meanings. For those in school, spring break is a week of fun, sun and freedom. For parents, spring break means a break from the normal schedule while trying to keep children occupied for days on end. Looking for family-friendly things to do? Our suggestion is to pack up the car or hop on a flight and head to Houston, where we’ve got plenty of ways to keep your kids entertained and busy. From beaches to science…

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Mardi Gras in Houston

Mardi Gras is truly an experience unlike any other, but you don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Fat Tuesday. Festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cakes take over H-Town during carnival season, but sometimes you just need to know where to look. Grab your krewe and check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston. Throw Me Something, Mister – Parades Ready to party? Simply head to Galveston, which is only one hour south of Houston. Visitors to our…

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Valentine's Day in Houston: A Guide

February is the shortest month of the year, but potentially the most anxiety ridden. Why? Valentine’s Day. Fear not, whether you’re happily coupled up or single in the city, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, so there are plenty of weekend options for ample ways to celebrate. Our below list is full of activities no matter your interest, budget, or relationship status. Looking for a V-Day dining breakdown? Checkout our recent Valentine's Day…

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