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  • Crawfish in plate
    March 8, 2018
    It’s that time of year again! We polled readers to see where the best crawfish was this season and based on their recommendations we have 12 staples to help you navigate this delicious time of year. Whether you prefer Vietnamese or Cajun style boils, H-Town has them all! (Pro Tip: If you don't know the proper way to eat crayfish, need beer pairings, or want a great recipe, click the image above or check out our Crawfish Season in Houston page .) Our Locals Love: Calhoun's...
  • Umaid Bhawan Palace Credit: Neil Greentree
    March 2, 2018
    When people think of diversity in Houston, the first thing that comes to mind is its expansive food scene. And while the Bayou City offers the best international tastes, the museums bring culture from around the world for art-lovers to enjoy without leaving the city limits. This spring, many institutions are highlighting India and giving Houstonians a reason to get their Bollywood on! The arts scene is bursting at the seams with exhibits showcasing the rich culture and history of India and...
  • ReelAbilities My Hero Brother Credit: ReelAbilities
    February 5, 2018
    Mark your calendars! Starting Feb. 12, Houston will host a free citywide film and arts festival that promotes inclusion and showcases the lives of people living with disabilities through film, music, art, and seminars. The ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival kicks off on Feb. 12 with ReelArt , an exhibit at the Center for Art and Photography at Celebration Company with visiting artist Brandon Lack, an Austin resident who has Down syndrome. From the story of a ballerina who relearned how to
  • Garth Brooks on Stage
    January 5, 2018
    Get on your feet, Houston! This year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert lineup is bringing the biggest names in music to the NRG Stadium . Acts include: Tuesday, February 27 – Garth Brooks Wednesday, February 28 – Little Big Town (Armed Forces Appreciation Day) Thursday, March 1 – Blake Shelton Friday, March 2 – Leon Bridges (Black Heritage Day) Saturday, March 3 – Kelsea Ballerini Sunday, March 4 – Alessia Cara Monday, March 5 –...
  • thanksgiving, parade, heb, downtown, holiday, holidays
    November 15, 2017
    A huge dinner, football games on the television, Black Friday shopping – we all know what to expect come Thanksgiving weekend; though, you can surprise the whole family by switching it up this year. Add some ‘whoas’ and ‘wows’ by tying in one of these Houston-area holiday events. 68th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade The Parade is located in downtown Houston, begins at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and is free for all. The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade...
  • Houston Zoo Boo
    October 13, 2017
    From costumes to trick-or-treating to spooky decor, October is a fun-filled month for families with kids. And Houston has no shortage of Halloween-inspired events for all ages. Whether it’s a ghostly symphony concert or a day of Día de los Muertos arts and crafts, you’re guaranteed to have a fun at the many events the city has to offer. So get your little ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes and head out for a terrorific time. Halloween Monster Mayhem Monsters have...
  • Day For Night Music Festival Credit: Thom Yorke (Roberto Panucci - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images), Annie Clark (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images), Trent Reznor (Scott Dudelson/WireImage)
    September 21, 2017
    The team behind Free Press Summer Festival, Houston's annual two-day music fest, present an epic (yes, epic!) art, music and speaker line-up December 15-17 at Post HTX. Although billed as a music festival, this all-star art and music event is unlike any other in the world. Nearly 100 artists, musicians and presenters will share their talents alongside dozens of art installations throughout the 1.5 million square foot campus. The festival employs a variety of mediums such as light,...
  • City Hall Farmers Market
    September 20, 2017
    It may not feel like fall in Houston but fall is indeed upon us. Which means that Houston’s City Hall Farmers Market is back for the season starting Wednesday, September 20. The market, operated by Urban Harvest , is the perfect spot to grab lunch and catch a midday break in downtown Houston. Open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday through mid-December, the City Hall Farmers Market features more than 40 vendors offering prepared foods, artisanal bread, fresh produce, honey, and...
  • Xochi dessert Credit: Xochi Facebook Page
    September 15, 2017
    Houston Chronicle food critic, Alison Cook, released her top 100 restaurants picks for 2017 . The much anticipated list, now in its seventh year, includes the best restaurants in town and makes for a great dining guide for Houstonians and visitors alike. This year, the list includes 16 newcomers, including chef Hugo Ortega’s downtown restaurant, Xochi, which took the top spot held by the now closed Oxheart in previous years. Also this year, Cook numerically ranked the top 30 restaurants...
  • Emancipation Park
    June 16, 2017
    Juneteenth and Houston’s Emancipation Park have had a special connection since the park was established 145 years ago. That connection is being fortified with the celebrations planned this year as the park unveils a massive overhaul that will bring new life to the Third Ward. Understanding the shared history of the park and the holiday can help people better appreciate the significance of each. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger standing on the balcony of Ashton Villa in...
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