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Houston in Full Bloom: Where to Find Bluebonnets In and Around Houston

Perhaps one of the most magical things about spring in Texas is the seemingly instant bloom of the Texas bluebonnets. The vibrant petals and stems are eye-catching reminders that spring has sprung, so families everywhere ready their cameras and coordinating outfits for that perfect photo. The bluebonnets are so iconic that they are the Texas state flower and if you visit Houston this spring, you shouldn’t miss this spectacular bit of nature on full display. We just ask that anyone enjoying the…

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12 Crawfish Staples in Houston

Oooh wee! It’s that time of year we’ve all been waiting for – crawfish season! The tasty seafood staple isn’t just about pinching tails for seasoned, succulent meat. The appearance of crawfish on menus across Houston signifies the start of warmer weather and outdoor gatherings with family and friends. A good crawfish party is one of the best things to do in Houston during spring break. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular places around town where you can dig in and get your hands on a few…

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Your Guide to March 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 and the…

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Houston Rodeo: Concert Lineup

It's here! The much-anticipated schedule of concerts for the 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Headliners include: Camila Cabello, Tim McGraw, Cardi B, Zedd, and more. See the full schedule below: Monday, Feb 25 - Kacey Musgraves Tuesday, Feb 26 - Prince Royce Wednesday, Feb 27 - Brooks & Dunn Thursday, Feb 28 - Luke Bryan Friday, Mar 1 - Cardi B Saturday, Mar 2 - Turnpike Troubadours Sunday, Mar 3 - Panic! At The Disco Monday, Mar 4 - Old Dominion Tuesday, Mar 5 - Camila Cabello Wednesday…

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Your Guide: Houston Cinema Arts Festival 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 once…

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The Menil Drawing Institute Now Open

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. Designed…

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Occupied In October

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 October’s…

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Houston: Food Hall City

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…

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World Cup 2018 Watch Bars: Houston

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 on the block, but…

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Houston Must-Dos This July

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 downtown, the city holds…

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