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  • 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
  • Strollin' On A Bayou - Best Houston Walks
    July 22, 2019
    There’s a joke that Houston itself is, “just an hour away from Houston.” Visitors always take note of the way Houstonians (and Texans, in general) measure distance through time and not miles because our land is so massive. Oh, Galveston Beach? That’s like, 45 minutes away. Lake Houston? Only a 30 minute drive! Houston’s 669 square miles is vast, but the Greater Houston area is a whopping 1,660 miles. Much of that mileage belongs to Houston’s natural...
  • The Great Indoors
    July 15, 2019
    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Fidelis Creative Agency (@fideliscreativeagency) on Feb 21, 2019 at 10:03am PST Houston is a strictly air-conditioned city, but that’s fairly recent history. The first air-conditioned building in Houston was the cafeteria at The Rice Hotel (now The Rice Lofts) downtown in 1922. Texans of yesteryear would build big, open porches and transoms above every door in the home that kept breezes moving through the house. There were
  • Summer Shows for Theatre Queens
    July 9, 2019
    Houston summers evoke thoughts of pool parties, raspas from refresquerias (snow cones for gringos), and blasting the AC like Lionel Richie - All Night Long. There are, however, more options than just drinking the day away while we wait for cooler temps. The summer theatre scene is always poppin’ in H-town and when the sun goes down the curtain goes up in the city. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park offers the largest “always free” programming in the country. Over the...
  • Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
    July 9, 2019
    In the heart of our bustling metropolis is a 55-acre oasis serving as home to more than 6,000 animals from over 900 species. Of course, we are talking about the impressive Houston Zoo. Located within Hermann Park between the Medical Center and the Museum District, the Houston Zoo is an exciting outing for the whole family and receives more than 2.1 million visitors per year, making it the second most visited zoo in the United States. View this post on Instagram
  • Here's to the Red, White and Houston
    June 25, 2019
    The Fourth of July may fall on a Thursday this year, but that won’t stop Houstonians from celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks, parades and celebrations all around the city. Break out your red, white and blue, and get together with friends and family at one of these patriotic events happening this July 4th. CITGO Freedom Over Texas Eleanor Tinsley Park Thursday, July 4, 4 - 10 p.m. $8 online/$10 door Perhaps the biggest celebration happening in the city, Freedom...
  • Pride All Night Long
    June 19, 2019
    When the Pride Parade ends on June 22, the celebration definitely won’t be stopping. The festivities continue well into the morning with after parties celebrating the LGBTQ community throughout the city. Almost all Houston-area bars will be featuring drink specials and rejoicing in Pride so don’t forget to check our listings of LGBTQ bars in the city before making your final choice of where to take your night. But here are some of the hottest goings-on after the last float goes...
  • Visitor's Guide to Pride Houston Credit: Ana Cruz
    May 24, 2019
    Houston is home to the fourth largest pride celebration in the country, with over 500,000 attendees. While the neighborhood of Montrose is considered by many to be the epicenter of our city’s gay community, our pride parade is so big it is now held nearby, in the heart of downtown Houston. Downtown destinations are all walkable and distinct, with every street offering unique entertainment. Each block and each building is its own microcosm of different food, drink, history, culture, music,...
  • An Insider’s Guide to Pride
    May 24, 2019
    June means Pride Month for LGBTQ people around the world, and this year Houston will celebrate its 41st Pride celebration. Born from the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 in New York, a group of LGBTQ people, famously led by transgender activist Marsha P. Johnson, fought off police who had been raiding the fledgling bar intent on harassing LGBTQ customers. That riot turned into protest marches and those evolved into what is commonly known as the Pride parade. Although the parade has taken on
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