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A Guide to Comicpalooza

Houston’s biggest multi-genre and pop culture festival returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center May 24-26 for a weekend of anime, comics, gaming, literature, cosplay, celebrity panels, and much more. The countdown to Comicpalooza 2024 is running at high speed, and excitement is already in the air throughout the city! The GRB will be packed with artists, vendors, cosplayers, celebrities, fans, and families from all over. This unique pop culture event unites, inspires and entertains…

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Your Guide to May

Temperatures are rising, and graduates have their caps and gowns. Call us biased, but the start of summer in Houston is special. Astros baseball is in full swing, pools and splash pads are filled, and the days are long and (hopefully) lazy. As we gear up for summer (and Mother's Day, and Cinco de Mayo), there are plenty of ways to pass the time in H-Town. East End's Cinco de Mayo Celebration May 4, 2024 Bring the whole family for a day of celebration of art, music, food and heritage in East…

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Your Guide to April

As the flowers bloom and the weather warms up, Houston gears up for a lively April filled with a diverse range of events and activities. With tons of festivals and even the famous Art Car Parade, there is something for everyone to enjoy in our bustling city. Get ready to make the most of the beautiful weather in Houston this spring! Night Light April 6, 2024 Aurora Picture Show and Buffalo Bayou Partnership co-present Night Light, a free public event featuring artists’ video projections…

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VISIT HOUSTON CONVERSATION WITH ASTRONAUTS GLOVER & HOPKINS

As Black History Month comes to a close, this is probably a pretty good moment to revisit an interview done in 2019 with Astronauts Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover about their friendship, careers and their impending ride aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon to the International Space Station. The mission was successful for both Hopkins and Glover, who participated together in multiple spacewalks. Glover was the first African American to spend an extended stay in space as a flight engineer and pilot…

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Iconic Live Music Venues in Houston

Houston has a rich and diverse music history that has significantly contributed to the city's cultural tapestry. The music scene in Houston has been influenced by various genres, iconic musicians, and legendary venues. Let's delve into fascinating facts about some iconic live music venues in Houston that are still alive today for all music lovers to enjoy. Numbers Nightclub Since 1978, Numbers Nightclub, a counterculture landmark in H-Town (photo above), has been a home to Houston’s alternative…

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Your Guide to March

In March, spring is in bloom, making it the perfect time to get out and about in Houston. Plus, March marks the beginning of bluebonnet season and crawfish season. Wondering where the best spots are to see the bluebonnets? We’ve got an entire list of locations! Want to eat the best crawfish in town? We’ve got a list for that too. Aside from bluebonnets and crawfish, we’ve got plenty of other things to do in Space City this March. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo February 27 - March 17, 2024…

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12 Crawfish Staples in Houston

Crawfish season is an exciting time in Houston. Yes, we Houstonians love our mudbugs and come crawfish season, many establishments around the city serve the tasty creatures Cajun-style or seasoned with Houston’s own viet-cajun flavorings. The appearance of crawfish on menus also coincides with the start of warmer weather perfect for a good crawfish boil. Get ready to dig in at one of these popular places around town. New to this boiled crawfish phenomenon? No problem. Read our primer on when to…

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Houston Signature Experiences for the Soul

HEAR. TASTE. LEARN. Houston is proud of being a tapestry of cultures due to its rich diversity and community contributions. This diversity is celebrated and recognized as a vital aspect of the city's identity, reflecting a vibrant and culturally rich environment. But how do we show visitors and locals the city's pride in its unique culture through truly immersive experiences? Houston Signatures Experiences, launched in February 2024, is the answer. This collection of five immersive experiences…

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Where to Eat on Valentine's Day in Houston

Add more flavors to your romance! With more than 10,000 restaurants in Houston representing all imaginable culinary treasures from around the world, there are so many options to add more flavors when celebrating Valentine's Day in H-Town. Even though we already have some offers in our Valentine's Day Guide, check out the newest we've received from outstanding local restaurateurs. MaKiin Located in the heart of River Oaks, MaKiin ( photo above by Sean Rainer ), the new upscale Thai concept by…

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Black History Month: A Guide to Houston’s African American Landmarks

Black history is layered throughout Houston — you just have to be open to exploring. In a city lauded for its cultural diversity, it should come as no surprise that Houston neighborhoods provide storied pockets that explore African American’s plight, perseverance, and progression throughout history. From green spaces rooted in Emancipation celebrations to arts venues that fostered sounds of soul, these nine Houston African American landmarks are a must-visit during Black History Month and…

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