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Heartmade Harvest Market: Making a Change in the Heart of Downtown

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In the heart of downtown Houston, experience the Heartmade Harvest Market, an outdoor event with nearly 70 vendors benefitting Hoof Prints and Heart Beats, a volunteer-run organization that offers free equine therapy and equine-enhanced counseling to children and adults with special needs. The market will feature artwork, jewelry, apparel, home goods, and more.  Keep Reading

Spend Halloween at Hotel Alessandra: It’s a Treat!

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Hotel Alessandra is celebrating Halloween in a different way than one may expect. Lucienne will be hosting a themed prefix dinner menu on the evenings of October 29, 30 and 31 for $65 per person (plus tax + gratuity). Whether you want to kick off your evening with a nice meal or skip putting on a costume and still be on theme, this is the perfect option. Keep Reading

Bayou City Art Festival: Make a Weekend Of It

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One of the top outdoor fine arts festivals in the United States, Bayou City Art Festival, is happening October 13-14 near City Hall. The festival will transform Downtown Houston into a gallery, showcasing unique work by artists from all over the world. Keep Reading

Over the Moon for Discovery Green’s presentation of moonGARDEN

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Experience art in the heart of downtown Houston with Discovery Green’s fall art installation! From September 29 until October 7, experience the 22 oversized illuminated moons transform the park into a dreamy realm of light and good times. Keep Reading

Craft Texas: HCCC’s Latest Exhibit

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The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents CraftTexas 2018 this fall. The CraftTexas exhibition, juried by Jennifer Scanlan, will feature 36 Texas artists. CraftTexas provides a space for artists and art-lovers to explore groundbreaking contemporary work including sculptures, jewelry and furniture. Keep Reading

Fashion X Houston: This Season’s Hautest Event

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The 3rd Annual Fashion X Houston fashion show is around the corner, happening October 4-6 at River Oaks District. Three nights full of outdoor runway shows, style presentations from top brands and new collections from regional and emerging designers, including celebrity designers from Lifetime Television’s hit show, “Project Runway.”  Keep Reading

Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theater

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Miller Outdoor Theater has been a Houston destination for 95 years, never veering away from their mission of providing the city free cultural and educational events. This September the Houston Ballet will be gracing the stage with a weekend full of ballet classics.  Keep Reading

The ‘OG Pilates’ Comes to Houston

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Courtney Lindsay and Kale Luhrman opened Control Studios earlier this Summer to bring the classical approach of Pilates to Houston. OG (original) Pilates is based on Joseph Pilates original method called, Contrology which focuses the act of controlling the strength of your body – hence the name of the studio – Control Studios. Keep Reading

Neighborhood Guide: East Downtown…EaDo for Short!

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EaDo is more than just a designation for its proximity east of downtown. EaDo is also a neighborhood with trendy bars and restaurants to match its catchy nickname, along with a past life as the home to Houston’s original Chinatown. Hotel Alessandra’s downtown location allows guests a convenient path for exploring the area just beyond the skyscrapers and the George R. Brown Convention Center. Keep Reading

5 Exciting Things to Do In Galveston This Summer

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Summer is undoubtedly beach season, and there are few places better to go for sun, sand, and surf than Galveston Island. Yet there’s far more to see and do here this summer than you’d expect, including some truly extraordinary experiences you won’t find anywhere else. From exploring a World War II submarine or soaring above Galveston in a helicopter, these adventures serve up unique ways to spice up your stay when you need a break from the beach. Keep Reading

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