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The Countdown to New Year’s Eve 2020 is On

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We are about a month out from New Year’s Eve and it is time to nail down your plans! No matter if you’re planning an intimate dinner out, a girls night at home or going out on the town, being single on NYE can be hard. It is a romantic holiday and people tend to find a date for the evening. For the best tips on how to navigate NYE as a single lady, check out a ‘Single Girl’s Guide to New Year’s Eve‘. It covers all the bases and ensures you ring in 2020 with a bang!

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Color Factory – Experience Houston Through Color!

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Color Factory, founded in San Francisco, is an interactive exhibit full of multiple installations that celebrate the discovery, serendipity, and generosity of color. With locations previously only in SF and New York, Houston is honored to be home of the third Color Factory. The fact that we are the most diverse city in the country is what drew the team here as one of their missions is to bring people together in a lively, vibrant environment. Keep Reading

Ring in the New Decade as a VIP at Hotel Derek

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It is almost time to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome a new decade and year, 2020! The annual My VIP Life Black & White Ball is one of the most lavish New Year’s Eve parties in the city, held at Hotel Derek. The progressive evening will include, unique performers, top of the line service, festive party favors, a red carpet entrance and much more! Keep Reading

It’s Almost Time For The Bayou City Art Festival

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The largest art festival in the city is on its 48th year of transforming Downtown Houston into an art oasis. The two-day event features 300 artists, representing 19 different disciplines. Each year a non-profit is chosen for a portion of the ticket proceeds to go to; this year the event will be supporting 8 non-profits. In the past 48 years the Art Colony Association (producers of the weekend) have raised more than 3.6 million dollars. Keep Reading

The Bryan Museum Preserves Texas’s Rich History

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The Bryan Museum opened in Galveston, TX in 2015 with the goal of ensuring that the story of Texas is preserved throughout generations. The museum boasts a wealth of artifacts, over 5,000 historical books, and paintings that beautifully illustrate the history of Texas spanning exploration to settlement, The Republic to statehood, and the discovery of oil to present times. Keep Reading

Chris Shepherd’s Houstonian Hoot’Nanny Benefit Dinner

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Chris Shepherd, James Beard Award-winning chef, and mastermind behind many critically acclaimed restaurants, is constantly giving back to his city. Shepherd draws culinary inspiration from his Midwestern roots and tirelessly supports the Houston food community by stocking his restaurant’s shelves with local produce. He strongly believes that local food reflects the people in that community and has emulated this belief to advance the Houston culinary scene. Keep Reading

The 4th Annual RYDE For a Reason

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Ever since RYDE opened its door in 2015, they have made an effort to be part of Houston’s philanthropic community. Since then, they have raised over $145,000 for a variety of local charities. Through monthly charity rides and larger events like, RYDE for a Reason, the team and yourself are able to give back. Keep Reading

Installation Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

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On July 20th 1969, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made history by planting an American flag on the moon and becoming the first humans to step foot on another planet. SkyWaves is an artistic collaboration between River Oaks District and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Produced by local creative studio MATTER, the installation elegantly honors the Apollo 11 Mission’s groundbreaking success 50 years ago. 

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Galveston: Much More Than a Beach Town

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Although just 50 miles south of H-town, Galveston feels like it’s a world away in spirit and that’s not a bad thing. The relationship between the fourth largest city in the U.S. and its tiny island neighbor to the south is synergistically complementing. While Houston offers all the big-city excitement you could ask for, Galveston is home base for when you want to kick back, relax and breathe in the sea air. Ahhh yet, getting to know Galveston is a layered experience. Its rich history and cultural heritage make it much more than a beach town. 

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