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Author: Paula Nino Kehr
  • April 1, 2019
    April has arrived, spring is in full force and Houston is buzzing with activities. You’ll find festivals, concerts, performing arts, cars transformed into art pieces, and opportunities to get outside. Start planning your month with our guide of things to do in Houston in April. Latino Art Now Conference: Sight Lines and Time Frames Join artists, art professionals, educators, scholars, and others at the 6th LAN! Conference , the centerpiece of Latino Art Now’s four-month celebration...
  • Graffiti Park Credit: Mariana Cano
    March 31, 2019
    Looking for a place to snap that perfect shot while exploring Houston? With its many green spaces, museums, sculptures and street art, you don’t have to look too hard to find an interesting backdrop for your photos and selfies. Read on to discover some of the coolest spots to take pictures. Smither Park This Instagram-worthy Smither Park in south Houston is covered in fun and colorful mosaic art. The park’s Lindley Fish Amphitheater, created by Nashville artist Matt Gifford using...
  • Hotel Granduca Credit: Hotel Granduca Facebook page
    March 15, 2019
    The fine china, towers of finger sandwiches, delicate sweets, and delicious beverages make afternoon tea a luxurious and elegant experience. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion (hint: Mother’s Day is right around the corner) or just want a unique afternoon out, Houston has several places that offer this English tradition. Read on to discover five places that offer afternoon tea service in town. (Note: All of these places require advanced reservations so make sure you call...
  • Bayou City Art Festival Credit: Bayou City Art Festival - Facebook Page
    March 1, 2019
    Your Houston agenda is sure to be packed in March as the city hosts a slew of fun festivals and events, including the popular Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With so many options, you may wonder how you’ll find the time to experience these must-do activities. We’re here to help you choose! Check out our guide to Houston in March and start planning. LAN! Spring of Latino Art This four-month celebration of Latino art organized by the Inter-University for Latino Research consortium...
  • 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...
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