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Author: Leah Shah

lshah@visithouston.com

  • Houston Grand Opera Credit: Houston Grand Opera
    May 4, 2018
    If you think you know opera, think again. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) came onto the scene in 2010 as the world’s first mariachi opera, commission by Houston Grand Opera . Now, the show will soon return to Houston where locals and visitors alike can see for themselves why the story of an immigrant family divided by the U.S./Mexican border has captivated so many. After the opera’s recent New York City premiere at New York City Opera, The New York Times...
  • March 29, 2018
    In our fourth part of our series celebrating Women's History Month , we're showcasing women in fashion and arts. Americans have always had a love affair with the arts, and Houstonians are no different. In our city, there are many talented, visionary women- artitists and designers pushing the boundaries and promising something fresh to discover. Vanessa Wodehouse is the proud owner of two specialty shops located in the Heights. Mary & Moss is a women’s boutique that carries...
  • March 22, 2018
    In part three of our series celebrating Women's History Month , we're showcasing women in music and performing arts. These women are among the critical few who give voice to our hopes and fears, and through the unifying power of their work, allow us to celebrate the best parts of our community. Kam Franklin is the lead vocalist for the gulf coast soul band, The Suffers. She has been publicly singing since age 5, and she is a 3-time recipient of the Houston Press Music Award for Best...
  • March 15, 2018
    In part two of our series celebrating Women’s History Month , we’re showcasing women in science. Houston is lovingly referred to as “space city”, and is home to the largest medical center in the world. The city is full of bright minds channeling their gifts of innovation that enrich our lives and make the lights of our city shine a little brighter. Dr. Lori Choi is an accomplished vascular surgeon who has served at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country...
  • March 8, 2018
    In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing the contributions of the incredible women of Houston who enrich our lives and make the lights of our city shine a little brighter. In this four-part series, we’ll highlight the accomplishments of Houstonians in various industries, from culinary to fashion, medical to aerospace. What do you get when you cross a degree in chemistry with top honors at the acclaimed California Culinary Academy in San Francisco?...
  • February 6, 2018
    Laissez les bons temps rouler! You don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Houston’s strong cajun influence shines as Mardi Gras festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cake take over the town. Grab your krewe and check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston. Parties and Parades Though it’s just outside Houston, Mardi Gras! Galveston is the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, attracting more...
  • Houston Marathon Credit: Houston Marathon
    January 8, 2018
    You will need to get set up early if you want a prime downtown spot at the finish line, which means setting that dreaded weekend alarm. But don't fret sound sleepers. No matter where you land along the race course, Houston has plenty to delight and entertain while you wait for the main attraction. Experience Houston (and the marathon) along the race route Breakfast at The Honeymoon Open at 7:00 a.m., spectators can fuel up before the big race. Their light and healthy menu will keep you
  • November 2, 2017
    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)!...
  • 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
  • Moody Center for the Arts Credit: Moody Center for the Arts
    February 27, 2017
    Designed by acclaimed Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan to bring together the Rice community and the Houston public and enable innovative artistic work to flourish, the $30 million, 50,000-square-foot Moody serves as an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines, a flexible teaching space and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists. Open and free to the public, the Moody is dedicated to trans-disciplinary
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