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  • 45th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival Credit: Texas Renaissance Festival
    October 16, 2019
    Out of all 268,597 sprawling square miles of Texas, the biggest city closest to our state’s Renaissance Festival is Houston (sorry to our beloved frenemies, Austin and Dallas). Not to brag, but the Texas Renaissance Festival is Texas-sized — it’s the largest Renaissance Festival in the entire country. The Renaissance Festival is basically an excuse to nerd out as hard as possible and celebrate all things fantastical. Were dragons and fairies real parts of history? No. Have...
  • Halloween in Houston Credit: Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash
    October 8, 2019
    As we fight in the trenches of the Starbucks drive-thru line to make Pumpkin Spice Season™️ last as long as humanly possible, we mustn’t forget our other important duties this decorative gourd season. Multiple costumes because Halloween is on a Thursday this year, which means there can be weekday lewks plus a weekend lewk? Check. Hocus Pocus, The Addams Family, and Halloweentown ready for viewings? Check. List of spooky and campy and autumn-y things to do in Houston this...
  • Four Wheeling
    September 24, 2019
    Many queer adults today didn't get to grow up with the sweet, nostalgic experiences of young love the way straight folks do. Bringing a date to prom, slow dancing at the sock hop, wearing someone's letter jacket for all to see — many idyllic rites of romantic passage are a bit delayed for us. Put on your rainbow-tinted glasses, though, and you might find that a missed experience is just an opportunity for doing things on your own terms, on your own time. One absolute must on the...
  • Full Swing Ahead: Houston's Best Golf Courses
    September 18, 2019
    The is a lot to love about golf: being surrounded by the beautiful outdoors, enjoying a relaxing sporting activity, and of course, the after-game cocktail. Houston has more than 150 golf courses around the city that will impress any golf lover. So, whether you are just starting or consider yourself as a Tiger Woods, grab your clubs, start the golf cart and get ready to yell FORE! Memorial Park Golf Course The Memorial Park Golf Course is recognized as one of the best municipal courses in the
  • Dog-gonnit!
    September 13, 2019
    Everyone loves hanging out with their best friend. Whether catching a few rays at the park or a few beers at the bar, it’s always good to be up on places that can accommodate comradery. And if your best friend happens to be covered in fur and walk on all fours then you want to make sure you’re in a welcoming atmosphere especially if you’re visiting Houston from elsewhere. Here are some great spots for doggie tourists and their owners. Houston is rife with restaurants that...
  • Stuck Like G.L.U.E. Credit: G.L.U.E. Weekend
    September 10, 2019
    October is just around the corner and with it comes cooler temps and the opportunity to wear layers...maybe. While everyone is loading up their Starbucks card in preparation for pumpkin spice latte season, the Houston leather community is polishing their gear in anticipation of one of the most entertaining weekends in the south, G.L.U.E weekend from October 11-13. G.L.U.E. stands for Gear, Leather, Uniform, Etc.. It’s an annual weekend in the leather community where enthusiasts gather to...
  • 10 Underrated Houston Views
    September 3, 2019
    Everything is bigger in Texas — our great state is larger than France, Spain, Germany, and Japan. You can drive for 12 hours straight and still be within our borders. Along our western side are sprawling, brick-red mountains in a desert that was once under the prehistoric ocean. Deep in our heart is the Hill Country with its eponymous hills teeming with rocky cliffs, lush forests, and Czech sausage. The massive metropolis of Houston is decidedly flat, hovering barely 50 feet above sea...
  • Time Out
    August 29, 2019
    Part of Houston’s charm is its dancing dichotomy between the slow pace of a southern town and the hustle and bustle of a big city. This duality is reflected practically everywhere — five minutes on our freeways and you’ll see the way we effortlessly drive fast while somehow still in traffic. Our inner city is freckled with green spaces between the concrete. We make tea the slow way (in the sun) and then we drink it fast. Speaking in terms of Selena songs, the city’s...
  • Improving With Age: Four Historic Houston Icons
    August 19, 2019
    When Houston was established in 1837 there were about a dozen residents. Over 180 years later that number has grown to 2.3 million and clocks in as the fourth largest city in the country. And although it isn’t the official capital of Texas (even though it was for two years 1837-1839) it is by far the cultural capital of the south. Houston’s stats may be great but nothing beats exploring the history first hand. These days, even historic buildings have taken on new purposes. Where an...
  • Vocal Local: Khaliah Guillory
    July 23, 2019
    Don’t sleep on Khaliah Guillory, even though that is exactly the purpose of her new business venture. The self-proclaimed nap enthusiast is making it snazzy to snooze in the middle of the workday with the opening of Nap Bar, a full-service “bar” – think spa and no alcohol – where patrons can rent pods to rejuvenate with a quick catnap. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nap Bar, LLC (@napbarhou) on Apr 23, 2019 at 11:40am PDT Now
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