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Houston’s Arts Scene is Highlighting Indian Culture

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 we’ve…

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ReelAbilities Film and Arts Festival Coming To Houston Next Week

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…

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Celebrate Halloween With Your Family At These Spooky Houston Events

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 taken over the…

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Nine Inch Nails, Solange, Thom Yorke and More Headline Day for Night 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, projection…

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Urban Harvest’s City Hall Farmers Market Returns For Fall

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 more. If…

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Alison Cook’s 2017 Top 100 Houston Restaurants Unveiled

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 on the…

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Houston Happenings in May

What’s coming in May? Here’s a list of a few top events in Houston. To find out what else is going on, check out our Events Calendar. Party on the Plaza – Every Wednesday in May and June - Free One of Houston’s favorites is back, and it’s taking place in Avenida Houston! Party on the Plaza consists of nine weekly concerts in May and June, showcasing local and regional artists from 7-9pm. Enjoy food trucks, DJs, prizes and surprises. Playing in May: Los Skarnales w/ Muddy Belle (5/3), Allen…

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11 Reasons to Visit Houston For Spring Break

Spring break has finally arrived, but knowing how to best fill those free days can sometimes be a little daunting. We’ve taken the legwork out of planning your week by creating your list of places to go. Here is spring break, Houston style. Avenida Houston and Discovery Green Downtown's entertainment hub will be busy this spring break, with free activities taking places every hour. Some of our favorites happening during spring break include a live ice carving, roller skating at The Rink, an…

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7 Essentials for the Marathon Spectator

You don’t have to be running the Chevron Houston Marathon to experience the rush and excitement on Jan. 15. Show your support to the runners enduring the 26.2 mile loop around Houston’s iconic neighborhoods by coming out and cheering them on the morning of the race. The race begins at 7:00 a.m. and for some can be an all-day event. We've put together a list of essentials to pack the night before so you can be ready to go first thing in the morning. Breakfast You will need to get set up early if…

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