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.
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.
Even though 4th of July lands on a Thursday this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy America’s 243rd birthday! The city and its’ businesses are celebrating in different ways, and we’ve rounded up a few options for you to enjoy Independence Day in Houston! Keep Reading
The boom of fashion photography happened in the 1920’s thanks to the editors of Vogue and Harpers Bazar. The editors began hiring photographers who pushed boundaries and came to make history with their photographs. Today, fashion photography has transformed into a genre of its own that goes far beyond the pages of magazines. The newest exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography explores this history with over 200 photographs from both well known and smaller yet influential photographers. Keep Reading
As temperatures in Houston start to heat up towards summer level, so does the action. There are several trends in Houston in the summer for you to follow if you want to have a great time. The activities below are just a slice of what Houston has to offer. Keep Reading
To close their season Houston Grand Opera is having three free outdoor performances of La bohème at Miller Outdoor Theater and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. La bohème, tells the dramatic and heartbreaking story of a group of young, Parisian artists during the bohemian revolution in the Latin Quarter of Paris. This beloved production features current and former artists from the HGO Studio, the company’s prestigious young artist training program. With soaring music that you may recognize and is enjoyable for all ages. Keep Reading
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown is the only AAA Five Diamond rated hotel in Houston and now has another prestigious award under their belt. Recently the spa, which opened three months prior, was awarded Forbes Five Star Rating. This milestone is incredibly exciting especially because it is now the only Five Star Rated spa in the state! The spa continues the tone of the entire hotel with impeccable service, lavish design, and high-quality amenities. Keep Reading
A.D. Players has been putting on one of a kind performances since 1967. Founder, Jeannette Clift George was a Golden Globe-nominated actress returned to her hometown of Houston to bring together her love of the theater and extensive experience to her community. A.D Players is kicking off their summer performances with The God Committee by Mark St. Germain. A show which will make you think about not just your own morals but those around you. Keep Reading
Each holiday season the Houston Ballet hosts the Nutcracker Market, the largest shopping event of the season. This year they decided that people deserve to shop unique vendors more than just once a year – cue the Spring Spectacular. The inaugural event, scheduled for the second week in April, will host over 150 merchants from across the country including 30 new vendors. Keep Reading
The Memorial neighborhood has upgraded its status from a suburb on the outskirts of the city to a staycation destination and an accommodation option for business travelers. Hotel Sorella’s location in CityCentre, an inviting retail and dining hotspot paired with green space, makes for a strategic launching pad to explore the area whether you’re here for business or pleasure, or a mix of both. Keep Reading