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Author: Paula Nino Kehr
  • February 1, 2019
    February may be a short month but in Houston it’s packed with fun events and activities that you won’t want to miss. From Chinese New Year celebrations to Valentine’s Day concerts and the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, there is something for everyone to see and do. Read on for our guide to February in Houston and mark your calendars with these exciting things to do in Houston. LAN! Spring of Latino Art February marks the beginning of a four-month celebration...
  • Square Fit Boot Camp Credit: Memorial City Mall Facebook
    January 9, 2019
    January is that time of year when everyone vows to get healthy. Whether that vow sticks throughout the year is another story, but for those determined to keep their resolutions, Houston has much to offer. From healthy food to gyms, spas and free fitness classes, the Bayou City is here to help you stay healthy. HEALTHY EATING OUT You don’t have to deprive yourself of Houston’s expansive culinary offerings just because you’re trying to eat healthy. On the contrary, healthy...
  • Cirque du Soleil: Luzia Credit: Cirque du Soleil: Luzia
    January 1, 2019
    Start off the year right by taking full advantage of what Houston has to offer during January. Whether you like art, music or theatre, the city has a packed agenda to kick off 2019. This guide will help you plan so you can make exploring Houston a part of your New Year’s resolutions. Get one last taste of the holidays Several popular holiday events go well into January, so if you’re not ready to put the holidays behind you, you still have a chance to enjoy them with friends or...
  • Menil Drawing Institute Credit: Photo by Richard Barnes, courtesy of the Menil Collection
    November 2, 2018
    Saturday, Nov. 3, The Menil Collection celebrated the opening of its newest building, the Menil Drawing Institute. The striking new building is the centerpiece of the Menil campus expansion, and it’s the first freestanding facility dedicated solely to the acquisition, study, exhibition, conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings. The 30,000-square-foot Menil Drawing Institute (1412 West Main St.) is the first art building to be added to the Menil Campus in 20 years....
  • East End Street Fest Credit: East End Street Fest
    October 15, 2018
    This Saturday, Oct. 20, Navigation Esplanade will be transformed into a huge, festive block party where visitors can enjoy live entertainment, a diverse mix of food and loads of fun as the East End Street Fest takes over the streets. The free festival, organized by the East End Improvement Corporation, celebrates the cultural heritage of the East End with a packed agenda of activities for locals and visitors of all ages. Here are five reasons you should save the date, head out to EaDo and spend
  • October 5, 2018
    Ice houses have a special place in Texas history. In the early 1900s, nearly every Texas town had one of these establishments, which sold ice blocks for home ice boxes. But with the advent of electrical refrigerators, ice houses evolved into small convenience stores of sorts, and eventually became neighborhood gathering places where patrons could stop for an ice cold beer and conversation. While many ice houses have disappeared, Houston still has a number of these establishments – some...
  • September 29, 2018
    Looking for a good spot to catch fish? You’ll find many scenic, well-stocked fishing spots in and around Houston. Give yourself a break from city life and head out to one of these fishing oases near H-Town. Lake Anahuac Lake Anahuac is part of a wildlife refuge along the Texas coastline, 45 miles east of the city. It is one of the few places with access to both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Enjoy finding speckled trout, redfish and southern flounder along the East Galveston Bay 24...
  • September 17, 2018
    Keeping kosher? Houston has a variety of local restaurants serving authentic, kosher-certified fare. Whether you keep kosher for religious reasons or dietary restrictions, you’ll find delicious foods – from traditional to modern interpretations of classics – at these Houston establishments. For those not familiar with Jewish cuisine, “kosher” is a Yiddish word that means “suitable,” “pure,” and disease-free. Click here for more...
  • rice university Credit: rice university FB page
    September 7, 2018
    Houston is home to a host of upstanding colleges and universities that offer a variety of activities open to the public, from sports events to farmers markets. Whether you're moving a friend or family member to school or going back yourself, don't limit your trip to unloading trucks and attending orientation. Rice University Nestled in the Museum District, among beautiful tree-lined streets and close to some of Houston’s top parks and attractions, Rice University has much to...
  • August 31, 2018
    Fall is inching closer with the arrival of September and Houston has a packed schedule of attractions, festivals and events that you don’t want to miss. Whether you’re local or traveling to Houston in September, this guide takes you through the month’s most exciting happenings. Celebrate Labor Day Houston’s calendar is jam packed with activities this Labor Day. From a brewmasters festival to a taco throwdown to some football, there is plenty to do over the long...
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