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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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10 Amazing Historical Attractions in Houston

There’s no question that Texas has a rich history. San Antonio has the Alamo, and Austin has the Capitol, but Houston remains the historical center of Texas. Houston was the first capital of Texas, where the first national bank was founded, and the Galveston Daily News was the first Texas newspaper. It’s worth mentioning that Houston has various buildings in and around downtown that have stood for over a century. Whether you’re a visitor or native Houstonian, you’ll be surprised to learn of…

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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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12 Things We’re Excited About in 2017

Houston was recently named one of the top trending travel spots for 2017 by TripAdvisor, and for good reason. 2017 will be one of Houston’s most exciting years on record. From hosting Super Bowl LI to opening new museums and outdoor parks, Houston is the place to be this coming year. Check out a few highlights from our most anticipated projects and events. Super Bowl LI For the first time in over a decade, the Bayou City will host the biggest game in sports. Super Bowl festivities have already…

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30,000-Square-Foot Menil Drawing Institute Opens Fall 2017

The Menil Collection announced this week that its new $40 million, 30,000-square-foot drawing institute will open October 7, 2017. The freestanding building will feature temporary exhibitions, space for study and conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings. The Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) is the fifth building on the Menil’s 30-acre art campus, along with the main museum, Cy Twombly Gallery, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and popular Dan Flavin installation at Richmond Hall. Los…

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The Definitive Houston Pokémon Go Guide

Ready to catch them all? Well hold your horseas because we asked local experts about the best places to catch Pokémon around Houston. Rothko Chapel/Menil Collection The Rothko Chapel and Menil Collection are two of the most beloved Houston landmarks among visitors and locals, so it makes sense that they also host a wide array of features for Pokémon Go players. Listed on Travel + Leisure 's list of 101 Places Every Traveler Should Know, the Rothko Chapel has become a pilgrimage stop for thousands…

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Houston to Host National Buffalo Soldiers 150th Anniversary Celebration

July 25th through the 30th, Houston will host an historic celebration in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Buffalo Soldiers. More than 2,000 people from all over the country are expected to flock to the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum for the special occasion. African Americans have proudly served in every great American war including the Civil War, but it wasn’t until 1866 that Congress passed legislation to create six entirely African American units. These soldiers were the first Black…

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8 Houston Solutions to a Boring Father’s Day

If you’re guilty of gifting a tie or socks every year for Father’s Day, it may be time to try something new. Luckily for you, Houston is brimming with possibilities this Father’s Day from dinner all the way to sky diving. Dad Deserves a Steak Nothing says “special occasion” like choice meat cooked to perfection. Help your dad feel special this year by taking him to one of Houston’s acclaimed steakhouses, of which there are many. Regardless of how casual or formal your family’s style may be, you…

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Major Degas Exhibit Comes to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Houston’s art scene once again takes the center stage as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts the legendary work of artist Edgar Degas. The MFAH exhibition will be the first and only U.S. venue to showcase a Degas work of this significance in 3 decades. “Degas: A New Vision” debuts at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia before opening in Houston October 16, 2016, to January 8, 2017. Degas, known as one of the founders of Impressionism, is most recognized for his focus on dance and…

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Burke Baker Planetarium’s Re-Opening out of This World

Only astronauts will have a better seat to majestic views of distant galaxies, neighboring planets and more. The Burke Baker Planetarium and Friedkin Theater will re-open Friday, March 11 with a top-of-the-line digital laser projection system never before seen on Earth. The “world’s best” moniker rests on the system’s ability to deliver more than 50 million unique pixels at a level of resolution and contrast unmatched by any theater of its kind. Images this clear, for example, allow guests to…

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