The best holiday traditions have a way of standing the test of time, even if it means overcoming the odds—that’s the magic of this time of year. For the city of Houston, one of those traditions is a dazzling performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker by Houston Ballet. Even though the company’s Wortham Theater home is closed until mid-2018 after suffering in Hurricane Harvey, visions of sugar plum fairies will dance their way across the stage this season in as splendid fashion as ever thanks to a pair of local venues.
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?
One of Houston’s best holiday celebrations is right around the corner! This Saturday, November 18th, the sixth annual TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights brings the holiday season to a glittering start.
Hurry over to the Houston Zoo to marvel at fifteen miles of environment-friendly LED lights, strung around the zoo grounds’ ancient oak trees. Sip hot chocolate as you bask in the twinkle of over two millions lights.
Recognized as the largest Renaissance faire in the nation, Texas Ren Fest welcomes over half a million merrymakers per annum to its 55-acre festival ground, “New Market Village,” an authentic recreation of a 16th century English township. There are performances by the more than 350 costumed actors, a dizzying array of international food options, and shoppes offering artisanal, handcrafted, and otherwise one-of-a-kind wares. It’s an experience to say the least.
October is a busy month for us Austinites. We have Austin City Limits the first two weeks of the month and The Formula One Grand Prix (or F1, as the insiders call it) October 20-22. F1 is Austin’s most stylish and sophisticated annual event. A far cry from rowdy festivals and tech-focused South by Southwest, F1 races are the embodiment of European aristocracy. Think of F1 as the Euro equivalent of the owner’s box at the Kentucky Derby. Keep Reading
Monday, July 3
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion: 2005 Lake Robbins Drive | The Woodlands, TX 77380
Admission is free
Explore one of the most beautiful districts in Houston, ending at one of its trendiest hotels.
Looking for a great way to spend your Labor Day weekend this year? The Reg Rhodes & The i10Media Group will be hosting a day filled with great drinks, fabulous food, and fun music on the roof top of UP & Down on Washington!
WHAT: Sam Houston Race Park will host its first ever SHRP Food Truck Festival on Saturday, September 17th with some of Houston’s most famous trucks, live music by the Buck Yeager Band on the 93Q Stage, and family fun activities for the kids.