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  • Bun B: Dazed and Confused Credit: Houston Film Commission
    November 4, 2018
    There are a myriad of reasons why people love watching movies. Some people use movies as an escape from reality, while others enjoy realistic reflection of decades past. Depending on the viewer and the content, movies can evoke feelings of joy, love, sorrow, anger or even confusion. To honor films, the creative minds behind them and showcase this storytelling medium, the Houston Cinema Arts Society is hosting the 10 th Houston Cinema Arts Festival from Nov. 8 – 12. However, the festival...
  • 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....
  • wings over houston Credit: wings over houston
    September 24, 2018
    October is full of fun for all with fun runs and spooky soirées throughout the month. Whether you’re looking to spend more time outside as the weather cools or you need an excuse to dress up in costume, Houston has you covered. October means a full month of Texas Renaissance Festival , recurring weekly on Saturday and Sunday. This iconic festival brings out the fun and the funny in celebrating the Middle Ages. From mead and meat to damsels and dragon slayers, this festival is one of...
  • September 17, 2018
    We all dread it. The weekly trip to the grocery store playing bumper carts with other irritated shoppers under stale lights. Gone are the days of open air markets, face-to-face interactions with farmers and vendors, and the feeling that a trip to buy food was not a chore, but an opportunity to embrace the community we live in. Well Houston, brace yourself for a treat. With two major farmer's markets and a flock of food halls in the works, your days of food shopping are about to become a lot
  • Pitch 25 Beer Park Credit: Pitch 25 Beer Park
    July 6, 2018
    As we head into the final days of the World Cup, it’s not hard to see that Houston is home to a large number of dedicated soccer fans. While basketball, baseball and American football may often steal the spotlight, a large number of Houstonians share a passion for the world’s most popular sport. For these fans, often relegated to second-class status in most sports bars, the time has come to proudly let their fútbol flags fly! Pitch 25 This soccer-themed bar may be the new kid...
  • June 29, 2018
    July in Houston is packed with fun events, Independence Day celebrations, concerts and theater performances. If you’re looking for things to do or planning a visit to Bayou City in July, this guide takes you through July’s most exciting events, new restaurant openings and exhibits. 4th of July The month wouldn’t be complete without a Fourth of July celebration and Houston knows how to celebrate. From concerts to fireworks to festivals, there is something for everyone. In...
  • Chicago Bean at Museum of Fine Arts Credit: Visit Houston
    May 23, 2018
    A little background on our feud with Choose Chicago: Houston now has it's own "bean" ( Cloud Column ), located at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston . Our friends at Choose Chicago are trying to prove that their bean (Cloud Gate) is better. They are wrong. Nevertheless, they sent us a little gift package welcoming our "newborn" bean; even though, our bean was actually sculpted first... and, is better. Obviously. Well, being that we are super-hospitable, we decided to take...
  • May 18, 2018
    The day of the Royal Wedding has arrived! Since you're reading this, we'll guess that you weren't able to make the hop across the pond to celebrate with the newlyweds and their nine million closest friends. Fret not, for you can have your own royal British day in Texas' largest city. Care for a Spot of Tea, My Darling? One of Houston's finest boutique hotels offers a proper high tea fit for a queen (or, newly married princess.) Even though the Hotel Granduca is...
  • April 2, 2018
    Spring is in the air in Bayou City and that means it’s time for some of the city’s biggest seasonal festivals. These fun events celebrating children, art cars, food and more are wonderful opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the warm spring months. So gather your friends or family and head out to one of these exciting Houston festivals. Houston Children's Festival: April 7-8 Kick off April spending time with the little ones in your life at the Houston...
  • 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...
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