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  • Cinco Margaritas to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Credit: @Chuys
    April 11, 2019
    Cinco de Mayo is often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day which is actually celebrated on September 16 commemorating the Cry of Dolores which initiated the war of Mexican Independence from Spain. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. In America, however the date has been linked to a celebration of Mexican-American culture and that celebration usually includes margaritas. Now that you know the real history...
  • Houston Splash Celebrates Black LGBTQ Pride Credit: @flawlessozproductions
    April 9, 2019
    Billed as the largest event for black and Latinx LGBTQ Pride and affectionately dubbed Black Gay Pride, Houston Splash is entering its 24th year of celebration May 2-6, 2019. This year’s iteration is set apart from previous years with the introduction of Her4Her, a Houston celebration catering to the lesbian community. Each year, Houston Splash expands its effort to provide a loud and proud banner of pride for every identity in their community. View this post on Instagram
  • Run for a Cause at the Gay 10K
    March 20, 2019
    Ready… Set… Go! It’s once again time to put on your running shoes and run for a cause at Houston’s third annual Gay 10k run on April 6. Rain or shine, participants are invited to come out for Houston’s most vibrant and colorful 10k run and walk. Started in 2016, the Gay 10k has raised more the $7,000 and nearly doubled in participants. The race’s vision of “One Love, One Finsish,” is to make a positive impact in the LGBT community, strive...
  • Spring Awakening: Public Gardens in Bloom for Spring
    March 15, 2019
    Houston truly has some of the best weather in the country. Nine months out of the year our moderate climate is mostly pleasant before the temperature and humidity start to climb into triple digits. Our mild tropical climate makes the city a great place for flowers to thrive when spring arrives in March. Make sure to visit all of these flowery spots when they come into bloom. McGovern Centennial Gardens In honor of it’s 100 year anniversary, the Hermann Park Conservancy opened the...
  • Unicorn Magical Dessert Bar Comes to Houston
    March 11, 2019
    Pull up your Instagram app because your new favorite obsession just opened its doors in Houston. The Unicorn Magical Dessert Bar , located at Montrose and Westheimer, is a whimsical new eatery celebrating everyone’s favorite and nonexistent animal: the unicorn. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Magical Dessert Bar (@magicaldessertbar) on Feb 21, 2019 at 2:40pm PST Dreamt up by the owners of Chills 360, this magical place is the
  • Houston Latino Film Fest Credit: Houston Latino Film Festival via Instagram
    March 8, 2019
    Winning Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards, Netflix’s Roma made headlines for its emotional portrayal of a domestic worker's journey in Mexico City's Roma district in 1970. Roma’s buzz also followed its star, Yalitza Aparicio, the first indigenous woman nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. From speaking a combination of Spanish and the indigenous dialect Mixtec on screen to representing her Oaxacan community at the Oscar’s,...
  • Bayou City Arts Festival Credit: Bayou City Arts Festival via Facebook
    March 6, 2019
    The 48th Bayou City Art Festival will be returning to Memorial Park on March 29 - 31, 2019. Noted as one of the top outdoor fine arts festivals in the nation, the three day event will showcase the work of over 300 artists from around the globe. Tickets are reasonable at $12 online and $15 per adult at the gate. This years featured artist is Julio C. Garcia, a 2D mixed media artist from Jacksonville, Florida. His paintings are inspired by his childhood in Mexico and his painting, “At...
  • Getting Lucky! St. Patrick’s Day in Houston Credit: Unsplash
    February 27, 2019
    Montrose Parties The gayborhood may not light up officially for the lucky holiday but within walking distance is one of the most notorious events in Houston at Griff’s Irish Pub . This day long event is always rowded with revelers and offers everything from Jell-O wrestling to live music and food. When you’re finished you can join your friends over at the Eagle or JR’s , just one neighborhood over. Downtown Celebrations Head downtown around noon on March 16th for the 60th...
  • Vocal Local: John Ross Palmer
    February 14, 2019
    John Ross Palmer is The Hardest Working Man in the Art Business. No, really, that’s the name of a documentary about him that can be found on YouTube. But taking into account his thriving gallery, John Palmer Fine Art Gallery , mentorship program Art Launch, charitable work and much more, it is a well-deserving title. This born and raised Houstonian now proudly owns a three-building studio/gallery off historic Heights Boulevard where he hosts and sells his art, as well as give...
  • Rodeo Days
    February 6, 2019
    They say, “Everything is bigger in Texas,” and nothing embodies that more than the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo . The largest in the world, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo attracts around 2.5 million people each year and is considered H-Town’s signature event. Now, if this is your first Rodeo, navigating it can be quite overwhelming. Well, don’t worry partner! Dust off your boots because here’s a quick rundown of all you need to know to enjoy this...
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