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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

Returning Home: Houston Grand Opera & The Wortham

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Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has been a staple in Houston’s fine arts community since 1955. Since then, HGO has grown into a $27-million-dollar enterprise that brings world-class productions to the stage every season, making it one of the largest, most innovative and most highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States. In fact, it was the only American finalist for Opera Company of the Year at the 2017 International Opera Awards. 
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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

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

Upscale and Modern Stay at Hotel Alessandra

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With 223 luxury rooms, fine dining at Lucienne, the lounge at Bardot, rooftop pool and an extensive list of other opulent offerings, Hotel Alessandra is not to be missed on the hot Houston scene. Opening this past fall, it is growing in popularity and Instagram fame with never-ending photo ops throughout.
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Downtown’s First Cycling Studio Balances Sport and Luxury

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Indoor cycling studios are not necessarily a new form of exercise but they are newer to the boutique fitness studio market. Ryde Houston had it’s first class three years ago this month at their flagship River Oaks location. This week they opened downtown Houston’s first indoor cycling studio. Design firm Rottet Studio (behind Hotel Alessandra) oversaw the space which is the firms first fitness-focused project. Meaning the interiors and overall feeling of the studio will not disappoint and leave you feeling inspired both creatively and physically.  Keep Reading

Celebrate Mom This Year With a Delicious Meal

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Debating where to spoil your Mom this Mother’s Day? The list of options can be daunting, but we have narrowed it down to our top 8… there are just so many fun things happening!  Keep Reading

Downtown Houston’s New Favorite Watering Hole

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This week, downtown Houston is getting an exciting new addition. On Friday, celebrate the start of the weekend with a visit to the newest concept from bar expert Mike Raymond of Reserve 101, one of the best whiskey bars in the U.S. Along with international bar star Michael Neff and designer Greg Swanson, Raymond is launching The Cottonmouth Club, a come-one-come-all joint serving up world class cocktails and private barrel blended whiskey.

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Don’t Miss Happy Hour and Painting Beneath this Eye-Catching Houston Art Installation

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Happy hour makes everything better. Pinot’s Palette has made good use of this universal truth with their winning pairing of wine and painting with friends. Their program has become a favorite across the nation, drawing crowds for birthdays and bachelorette parties alike. Now, prepare for even more fun: Every third Wednesday from April through September, join Pinot’s Palette and the Houston Downtown District at Main Street Square for happy hour al fresco, beneath one of the city’s favorite public art installations, Trumpet Flower.

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Downtown’s Magnificent Discovery Green Park Kicks Off Jazz & Blues Concert Series

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Bayou City Music Series - Bun B performs at Discovery Green_Photo by Katya Horner

There’s nothing like spring in Houston. The sun is out, the air is clear, and the temperature is hovering in the 70’s. Inarguably, there’s no better time for an al fresco concert series, and downtown’s beautiful Discovery Green park is swooping in with a fantastic start to its 2018 Spring Season: the Bayou City Music Series.

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