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  • November 28, 2018
    Typically, December can be over-scheduled and if we’re honest, a bit hectic. Take time to slow down this holiday and savor the season with holiday and non-holiday activities that are perfect for all occasions, whether it’s a date night, family outing or entertaining guests, Houston has plenty to do. For a full rundown of fun ways to celebrate the holiday, click our holiday activity guide or if you’re more into checking out the light displays, visit our holiday display guide...
  • 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....
  • October 31, 2018
    November is here, which means the holiday onslaught is upon us. Have no fear; while you’re planning holiday trips and travel, we’ve compiled some must-do activities to entertain everyone. From new art exhibits and festivals to Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations, Houston has no shortage ways to enjoy the upcoming holiday season. All Saints Day - Nov. 1 Before we dive into Thanksgiving, Nov. 1 is All Saints Day. Learn more about Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the National...
  • East End Street Fest Credit: East End Street Fest
    October 15, 2018
    This Saturday, Oct. 20, Navigation Esplanade will be transformed into a huge, festive block party where visitors can enjoy live entertainment, a diverse mix of food and loads of fun as the East End Street Fest takes over the streets. The free festival, organized by the East End Improvement Corporation, celebrates the cultural heritage of the East End with a packed agenda of activities for locals and visitors of all ages. Here are five reasons you should save the date, head out to EaDo and spend
  • October 1, 2018
    After scarfing down funnel cakes and turkey legs all day at the Texas Renaissance Festival, the first thing on any festival-goer’s mind is a nap. Rather than packing in and heading home, our suggestion is to pitch a tent at the festival. Spend a night under the stars at The Fields of New Market Campground and be one of the first in line for the next day’s activities at the fair. Back in the early days of the campground, it was not the most glamorous affair; though, now armed with...
  • September 29, 2018
    Looking for a good spot to catch fish? You’ll find many scenic, well-stocked fishing spots in and around Houston. Give yourself a break from city life and head out to one of these fishing oases near H-Town. Lake Anahuac Lake Anahuac is part of a wildlife refuge along the Texas coastline, 45 miles east of the city. It is one of the few places with access to both saltwater and freshwater fishing. Enjoy finding speckled trout, redfish and southern flounder along the East Galveston Bay 24...
  • 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
    Sure, summer vacation is great, but fall is when Houston really shines. The cooler temperatures make it the perfect destination to get outside and enjoy experiences you won’t find anywhere else. What do we suggest for the perfect weekend? A light jacket, a comfortable pair of shoes and a ticket to ride (or walk) through the city in style. BIKING EXPERIENCES Cruise through museums on-foot and the streets by bike with the Museum Explorer Pass . Unlimited hour-long rides with pick up and...
  • Renaissance Festival Credit: John Stephen Chandler
    September 10, 2018
    As the weather cools off in Houston, everyone looks for a reason to head outside and enjoy the best of what our city has to offer, which often includes food, football and festivals. Whether you’re looking for good eats, delicious drinks, wanting to put on a costume or just people watch, we’ve got you covered with plenty of fall festival options. Hear ye, hear ye, first up in our festival line up is the iconic Texas Renaissance Festival . The festival begins Sept. 29 and runs...
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