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  • 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...
  • Brunch of the Month: La Table
    January 31, 2019
    Forget that tired cliché that French restaurants are stuffy and pretentious because this uptown location offers all the class without any of the attitude. Located in the trendy BLVD Place development near the Galleria on Post Oak, French-inspired La Table fits right in with the high-end stores that populate the area but is neither judgmental nor stingy. With a distinction between the upstairs and downstairs dining spaces as clear as Downton Abbey, La Table has two main dining spaces that
  • New Year, New You Credit: Levy Park Conservancy
    January 14, 2019
    It’s the beginning of the new year and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to work off that holiday weight and rediscover your summer body that peaced out sometime mid-Fall. However, trade in the basic push-ups and treadmill for these LGBTQ-friendly gyms and ideas to add fun and flair to your fitness. Define Founded by a local Houstonian, Define employs expert trainers to not only build strength, but a better well-being through mind and body. With locations all of Houston,...
  • Ice Queens
    January 3, 2019
    It’s true, when you think of Houston, you don’t often think about ice-skating. However, for ten years downtown’s Discovery Green has been transforming it’s Kinder Lake into an ice rink fit for a queen. Rainbow on Ice , an annual LGBTQ celebration on January 11, will put that theory to the test. Rainbow on Ice is in its tenth year of inviting the LGBTQ community and families to string up their skates and take a few laps around the rink. Although the icy fun is open to...
  • Queer New Year's Eve Credit: Unsplash
    December 17, 2018
    Brush away the emotional dust of 2018 and face the new year head-on as a triumph and a challenge—bring it on, 2019, because we got this. Naturally, as one of the most diverse cities in the country, Houston’s queer New Year’s Eve celebrations cover everything from black tie vibes, to booty shorts and blacklights, to champagne and glitter. Break out the femme formalwear and dapper bowties at Pearl Bar , Houston’s top lesbian bar located right in the middle of...
  • Downtown Holiday Art Experiences
    December 4, 2018
    In recent years downtown has built up it’s reputation as a place to have interesting and unusual art experiences. Most of these experiences have been centered around Discovery Green , the large family-friendly oasis in downtown's Avenida Houston district. This month the fun continues with some truly unique experiences that are only here for a short time - but a good time. Loop is probably the most exciting. Located on Avenida Houston, this free, family-friendly installation features...
  • Holiday Traditions - Theatre, Music, Culture in Hou Credit: Louis Amal on Unsplash
    December 4, 2018
    Whether your idea of holiday traditions include family or chosen family, tamales or baked ham, Houston offers some of the best events to make memories with loved ones this season. live music December 7th at Cullen Theater at Wortham Theater Center, The Houston Latin American Philharmonic presents its annual concert, Latin Christmas. In typical Houstonian fashion, The Houston Latin American Philharmonic is the only professional orchestra in the United States that presents programs of traditional
  • Houston's Not-So-Typical Museums Credit: Unsplash Tony Reid
    November 13, 2018
    The very center of Houston’s cultural heart is its Museum District with an official association of 19 institutions celebrating art, history, culture, and science. Known for its rich diversity, Houston’s unique collection of museums reflects its notorious melting pot status. Fine art museums are often the more prominent attractions, but with everything from a bicycle museum to an original 1940s art deco aviation museum , Houston’s colorful variety of institutions off the...
  • Friendsgiving in Houston Credit: Chris Lawton
    November 7, 2018
    Disproportionately, LGBTQ folks can end up lonely on holidays because their family isn’t supportive of their status. Some people don’t have the luxury of coming out to family, and some just aren’t there yet. Some have lost their parents and feel alone on family-centered holidays. Even with healthy family relationships, great distances and hectic schedules can still keep you from the family dinner table. Chosen families are a matter of queer survival, and no better place...
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