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Spend Your Weekend at Holiday Brews on the Bayou

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So you’re spending the weekend in Houston. What strikes your fancy? Sampling craft beers from top breweries? Catching some jazz from an emerging quartet? Supporting a beloved cultural institution that suffered during Hurricane Harvey? Why not all three?

This Saturday from 2:00-6:00 p.m., the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts Holiday Brews on the Bayou, a growing local tradition that ushers in a hoppy holiday season, at the Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens.

Twelve local and international breweries—including Houston favorites Saint Arnold, Karbach, 8th Wonder, Cycler’s, and Spindletap—will be on hand pouring tastes of some of their finest craft offerings.

As the afternoon turns to evening, local musicians Grain Free Quartet will entertain attendees with their signature blend of classic and contemporary jazz sounds.

Tickets are $35 and are available in advance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston website. All proceeds from the event will go towards the museum’s Bayou Bend Collection, a house museum in the historic River Oaks neighborhood showcasing American fine and decorative arts on 14 lush acres of grounds.

Like many local cultural institutions, Bayou Bend suffered this summer in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Though the collection was unharmed, the building gardens and electrical systems were submerged and the museum was closed after the storm until November 14. Holiday Brews on the Bayou was rescheduled from an earlier date to help in the recovery process.

Raise a glass and enjoy the music this Saturday—doing good will do you good.

Holiday Brews on the Bayou
Saturday, December 9, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive at Westcott Street
(713) 639-7750


Featured photo by Rick Gardner, courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Noah is a Houston-based writer and photographer. You can find him exploring Houston's restaurant and museum scenes with his wife or catching a game at Minute Maid Park.

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