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  • fireworks
    December 1, 2017
    The quick turnaround from Christmas to New Year’s Eve can make ringing in 2018 somewhat of an afterthought. With a pulse on the city’s happenings, Visit Houston has compiled a list of parties, restaurants and kid-friendly events that are sure to suit your celebration tastes. After quite the year for our city, it seems Houston is ready to leave behind the highs and lows of 2017 and welcome 2018 with a bang. We wish our readers a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! Popping...
  • Day for Night Credit: Julian Bajsel
    November 27, 2017
    Solange, St. Vincent, Thom Yorke and Pretty Lights all in Houston for one weekend? You’re not dreaming. This amazing lineup is just one perk to attending the Day for Night festival. The festival takes place Dec. 15 – 17 at Post HTX. Along with concerts, the festival will feature 18 art installations (think LED displays that will blow your mind) and performances by internationally renowned visual artists. The festival aptly describes itself as, “a visually immersive art and...
  • thanksgiving, parade, heb, downtown, holiday, holidays
    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...
  • Buffalo Bayou Park - Running
    November 14, 2017
    Between the turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles, and pies, your Thanksgiving meal might leave you feeling a little stuffed. Consider some outdoor exercise that can help you melt away the trimmings. You’ve probably trekked to popular spots such as George Bush Park , Hermann Park , Discovery Green and Memorial Park , however Houston has nearly 53,000 acres of total park space to explore – that’s about the size of 40,000 football fields. But instead of just envisioning the...
  • Houston Cinema Arts Festival Credit: Houston Cinema Arts Festival
    November 9, 2017
    The phrase “Houston Strong” emerged out of the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wreaked upon the city and its surrounding areas about two and a half months ago. As a core theme of the 9th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival , “Houston Strong” is also a reminder, the resiliency of this city isn’t going anywhere. Running November 9-13, the festival doubles down on its mission to support the local arts community and the talents of artists, filmmakers and industry...
  • Astros Win Game 2
    November 2, 2017
    The Houston Astros will celebrate their historic World Series title Friday, Nov. 3, with a parade to city hall. Being the Astros' first World Series title, this party is going to be one for the books. The Astros came out victorious, after a dramatic seven-game series against the the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's office, the parade will begin at 2 p.m. CT (3 p.m. ET) at the intersection of Smith and Lamar. City workers will begin shutting down...
  • Bosscat-orbit juice cocktail Credit: Bosscat Kitchen & Libations
    October 24, 2017
    For the first time since 2005, the Houston Astros are gearing up for the World Series. Read on for tasty food and drink specials unique to the World Series. Just one more thing to celebrate! Xochi Set in Downtown’s Marriott Marquis Houston, Xochi (pronounced so-chee) represents another creative endeavor from James Beard award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega. Special during the series, enjoy a Houston Strong Margarita, Astros Alphabet (Diplomatic Venezuelan Rum (for Altuve), Calvados, Mezcal Vago
  • Astros Baseball
    October 24, 2017
    As October comes to a close, the MLB Playoffs heat up as the Houston Astros take on the LA Dodgers in the World Series. LA will have home-field advantage games 1 and 2 before returning to Houston for games 3 and 5. If needed, games 6 and 7 will be in LA again. Minute Maid Park will be filled to capacity, so whether the 'Stros are home or not, here are the top watch bars to root for the home team. Lucky’s Pub In East Downtown (EaDo) and next to BBVA Compass Stadium , Lucky’s is...
  • Houston Grand Opera Credit: Houston First
    October 16, 2017
    Over a month after Hurricane Harvey swept across southeast Texas, many of Houston’s premier performing arts venues like Jones Hall, the Alley and Wortham Theaters are still out of commission. Just as they were entering the height of their season, members of the Houston Grand Opera found themselves forced to relocate, undone by 14 feet of floodwater throughout their beautiful facility. Fortunately, in true fashion of the theater, they decided that the show must go on and chose to forge...
  • Houston Zoo Boo
    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...
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