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  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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 –...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
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