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Greetings! As Mayor of Houston, I extend a special welcome to the readers of Key This Month In Houston, one of the oldest visitor’s guides in our city. Key This Month In Houston highlights the array of attractions and entertainment our diverse city has to offer. As a dynamic city of opportunity, Houston continues to be one of the fastest growing U.S. cities. Houston has a variety of successful small businesses and corporations which make our city the heart of technology, energy, and manufacturing. Please utilize Key This Month In Houston as an outstanding source of information, which showcases the exciting aspects of visiting the City of Houston. Sincerely,

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SHEN YUN PERFORMING ARTS is a nonprofit organization based in New York. Its mission is to revive 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture. Traditional Chinese culture—with its profoundly optimistic worldview and deep spiritual roots—was displaced by communism in China. Today, only the New York-based Shen Yun is keeping this precious heritage alive on stage and sharing it with the world. Shen Yun cannot perform in China today. 6

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„BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL MARCH 27-29, MEMORIAL PARK photos by Katya Horner

trucks, a craft beer and wine garden, and art activities for all in the Children’s Creative Zone Sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital® Specialty Care. www. bayoucityartfestival. com. „NORMAN ROCKWELL: AMERICAN FREEDOM

With 300 artists from around the country representing 19 dierent disciplines, Bayou City Art Festival Memorial

THROUGH MARCH 22, 2020 MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AUBREY JONES BECK BUILDING 5601 MAIN STREET WWW.MFAH.ORG Norman Rockwell: American Freedom is the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of the Four Freedoms outlined

Park, oers attendees the opportunity to personally meet the artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art. On March 27-29, 2020 guests will take a walk through the park and experience two music stages, chef demonstrations, strolling live entertainment, food

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by Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want. The presentation explores how Rockwell’s 1943 paintings came to be embraced by millions of Americans. These


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works of art provided crucial aid to the war eort and took their place among the most indelible images in the history of American art. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, the exhibition features a range of works in addition to Rockwell’s celebrated images of the Four Freedoms. Norman Rockwell: American Freedom showcases paintings, illustrations, prints, and more by Rockwell (1894–1978) and many of his contemporaries, including Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, J.C. Leyendecker, Arthur Rothstein, Mead Schaeer, Ben Shahn, and Arthur Szyk. Historical documents, videos, photographs, and artifacts throughout the installation bring the era to life. Accompanying the exhibition is a contemporary response: The Four Freedoms Reimagined, a selection of images from the For Freedoms photography project by Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur in collaboration with Eric Gottesman and Wyatt Gallery.

This reimagining of Rockwell’s paintings is on display in an adjacent gallery. Norman Rockwell: American Freedom | December 15, 2019– March 22 „CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ALEGRIA IN A NEW LIGHT THRU APRIL 12, 2020 UNDER THE BIG TOP AT SAM HOUSTON RACE PARK for tickets and info: www.cirquedusoleil.com/ alegria Witness an icon of cirque entertainment! Alegria was one of the first ever Cirque du Soleil shows to blow audiences away and now, over two decades later, the pull of this epic spectacle is just

as strong! A cast of over 50 performers will keep you entertained throughout with the acrobatic skill and technical feats this incredible cirque company is famous for. Meaning ‘joy’ in Spanish, Alegria is a celebration of the energy of youth and what better way to celebrate than with one of the original Cirque spectaculars. The aerial gymnastics will get

your blood pumping and adrenaline racing, while stunning costumes and visual eects will delight your senses! More than 14 million people have experienced Alegria since it premiered in 1994, and now Cirque du Soleil are giving one of their most successful shows a rebirth as it heads back out on tour! February 29 - April 12 at Sam Houston Race Park..

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 THIS MONTH „THE HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO MARCH 3-22, 2020 NRG PARK The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo return to NRG Stadium in 2020 for 20 days of iconic festivities, including concert performances from some of the world’s biggest names in music, March 3-22. Each performance begins with rodeo competition, and once the dust settles, the entertainer takes the stage. 5 things you didn’t know about Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo HLSR is more than just a rodeo and concert — the event creates an immersive

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world of Westerncentric experiences for attendees. Enjoy amazing food, auctions, a parade, shopping, even a carnival -- all this while supporting a good cause. Since HLSR began in 1932, more than $500 million has been committed to the youth of Texas and education. Be sure to stay connected with HLSR online (#RODEOHOUSTON) via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube to get all the latest news.

2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Concert Lineup March 3 — Midland March 4 — Willie Nelson March— Becky G March 6 — Chance The Rapper ) March 7 — Maren Morris March 8 — Ramon Ayala March 9 — Chris Young March 10 — NCT 127 March 11 — Kane Brown March 12 — Cody Johnson March 13 — Lizzo

March 14 — Jon Pardi March 15 — Dierks Bently March 16 — Keith Urban March 17 — Gwen Stefani March 18 — Khalid March 19 — Chris Stapleton March 20 — Marshmellow March 21 — Brad Paisley March 22 — Luke Bryan

300 Artists 2 Music Stages Food Trucks Chef’s Demonstrations Children’s Creative Zone

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HOUSTON COMBINES HUNDREDS OF AMAZING THINGS TO SEE AND DO WITH COUNTLESS WAYS TOSEE AND DO THEM. EVERY DAYIS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE SOMETHINGYOU’LL NEVER FORGET,SO DON’T WASTE A MINUTE.

With 300 artists from around the country representing 19 dierent disciplines, Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park, oers attendees the opportunity to personally meet the artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art. On March 27-29, 2020 guests will photo by Katya Horner take a walk through the park and experience two music stages, chef demonstrations, strolling live entertainment, food trucks, a craft beer and wine garden, and art activities for all in the Children’s Creative Zone Sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital® Specialty Care. For more information, visit www.bayoucityartfestival.com.

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The Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a stunning, living exhibit that showcases hundreds of live butterflies in a naturalistic rainforest setting. The central conservatory is a dramatic three-story glass cone filled with tropical plants and exotic butterflies. During a typical visit, one can expect to see 50 to 60 different species of the world’s largest and most colorful butterfly species, flying through the balmy air, hovering over flowers or sipping fruit juice.

”Any day above ground is a good one.”– the slogan of Houston’s National Museum of Funeral History, which celebrates life by showing how we honor the loss of it. The museum displays the country’s largest collection of funeral artifacts, ranging from 19th-century horse-drawn hearses to memorabilia from Michael Jackson’s memorial service. Featured in its collection is JFK’s original eternal flame, a diverse array of of funeral programs, and a collection of beautiful hearses. There is much to catch your eye, but look out for the Snow White-inspired glass casket and the con built for three.

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THE ARENA THEATRE

The Arena Theatre stands as one of the city’s oldest and most unique venues for live music and entertainment with its signature feature - the revolving stage. The combination of this rotating stage and the fact that no seat is further than 60 feet away, ensures that no matter where you sit in the Arena Theatre, the viewing will be optimal. A sampling of upcoming shows includes: Sat. Mar. 7 , Annual Mariachi Intl. Showcase, Sat. Mar. 14, Ginuwine, Dru Hill, Avant & Htown, & Fri. Mar. 27, Leela James, Avery Sunshine & Anthony Day. www.arenahouston.com

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 SIGHTS & 1 p.m. Sunday: 1, 2 & 3 p.m. Additional Thursday night performances at 6:30 & 7:15 on June 11 and July 2, 16, & 30

MUSEUMS „THE MENIL COLLECTION Works of art include antiquities, Byzantine and medeval art, tribal cultures, 20th-Century painting and sculpture with particular emphasis on Surrealism. 1515 Sul Ross. 713-525-9400. www.menil.org *Las obras de arte incluyen antigüedades, arte bizantino y medieval, culturas tribales, pintura y escultura del siglo XX, con énfasis particular en el Surrealismo. „NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY 415 Barren Spring Drive 281-876-3063 With over 35,500 square feet of exhibition space the National Museum of Funeral History is the largest

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educational center on Funeral Heritage in the United States and perhaps the world. This museum houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S. The numerous exhibits trace the history of funeral services, displays historic hearses and provides memorabilia from funerals of the famous, such as Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley. „CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON 1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004 Times: Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m., Noon

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„THE COCKRELL BUTTERFLY CENTER at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a stunning, living exhibit that showcases hundreds of live butterflies in a naturalistic rainforest setting. The central conservatory is a dramatic three-story glass cone filled with tropical plants and exotic butterflies. During a typical visit, one can expect to see 50 to 60 dierent species of the world’s largest and

most colorful butterfly species, flying through the balmy air, hovering over flowers or sipping fruit juice – and occasionally, landing on visitors! „HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE One Hermann Circle 713-639-4600. The Welch Chemistry Hall is chemistry made fun! Interactive exhibits let you learn about everything from the human body to how a television can operate under water. „MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON – BAYOU BEND COLLECTION Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens One Wescott St. 713-520-2600 bayoubend@mfah.org Hours:


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Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, 1–5 p.m.; Closed Mondays Bayou Bend is the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings. Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg (1882–1975), the collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. The house is situated on 14 acres of organically maintained gardens in Houston’s historic River Oaks neighborhood. Open year-round, Bayou Bend welcomes thousands of visitors

„CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM 5216 Montrose 713-526-3129 www.camh.org Major local and nationally renowned artists’ works, post 1945 American art, film, concerts and lectures by exhibiting artists. Open Tue.-Fri., 10am-5pm; Sat.-Sun. 12-5pm. „MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON 1001 Bissonnet 713-526-1361 www.mfah.org Open Tue.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 10am-9pm; and Sun., 12:15-6pm. Fabulous sculpture garden, European and American masters of renown, African and Egyptian artifacts and a collection of Remington westerns.

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 SIGHTS „THE HEALTH MUSEUM 1515 Hermann Dr. 713-521-1515 thehealthmuseum.org Interactive museum for all ages features: a walk-through tour of the Amazing Body Pavilion, hands-on science classes in the DeBakey Science Learning Center, films and special programs in the McGovern Theater; and interactive discovery carts. 9am-5pm, Tues.-Sat; Noon-5, Sun; extended free hours on Thurs., 2-5pm. Adm $6; children 4-12, students and senior citizens, $5.

NASA „SPACE CENTER HOUSTON Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It’s the product of the joint eorts of NASA and Disney Imagineering. Easily the most popular attraction in the Houston area, there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world. You’ll find plenty of exhibits and activities to interest both adults and children.

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MUSEUMS „THE MENIL COLLECTION Works of art include antiquities, Byzantine and medeval art, tribal cultures, 20th-Century painting and sculpture with particular emphasis on Surrealism. 1515 Sul Ross. 713-525-9400. www.menil.org *Las obras de arte incluyen antigüedades, arte bizantino y medieval, culturas tribales, pintura y escultura del siglo XX, con énfasis particular en el Surrealismo. „NATIONAL MUSEUM OF FUNERAL HISTORY 415 Barren Spring Drive 281-876-3063 With over 35,500 square feet of exhibition space the National Museum of Funeral

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History is the largest educational center on Funeral Heritage in the United States and perhaps the world. This museum houses the largest collection of funereal artifacts in the U.S. The numerous exhibits trace the history of funeral services, dis-

plays historic hearses and provides memorabilia from funerals of the famous, such as Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley. „CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON 1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004 Times: Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m., Noon & 1 p.m. Sunday: 1, 2 & 3 p.m. Additional Thursday night performances at 6:30 & 7:15 on June 11

and July 2, 16, & 30 „THE COCKRELL BUTTERFLY CENTER at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is a stunning, living exhibit that showcases hundreds of live butterflies in a naturalistic rainforest setting. The central conservatory is a dramatic three-story glass cone filled with tropical plants and exotic butterflies. During a typical visit, one can expect to see 50 to 60 dierent species of the world’s largest and most colorful butterfly species, flying through the balmy air, hovering over flowers or sipping fruit juice – and occasionally, landing on visitors! „HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE One Hermann Circle 713-639-4600. The Welch Chemistry Hall is chemistry made fun! Interactive exhibits let you learn about everything from the human body to how a television can operate under water.


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kids corner Science is a stunning, living exhibit that showcases hundreds of live butterflies in a naturalistic rainforest setting. The central conservatory is a dramatic three-story glass cone filled with tropical plants and exotic butterflies. During a typical visit, one can expect to see

MUSEUMS „THE NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM has a lot of stu. There are permanent collections of minerals, natural history exhibits, a planetarium with laser shows and an Imax theater, a butterfly habitat, a paleontology exhibit with dinosaurs, and a new chemistry hall. This place is very crowded, especially on weekends, and you should call in advance for reservations for the Imax, planetarium and butterfly exhibit. „THE COCKRELL BUTTERFLY CENTER at the Houston Museum of Natural

50 to 60 dierent species of the world’s largest and most colorful butterfly species, flying through the balmy air, hovering over flowers or sipping fruit juice – and occasionally, landing on visitors!

ON & UNDER THE WATER „THE BATTLESHIP TEXAS is docked near the San Jacinto Monument. The Texas fought in both World Wars, and has recently been extensively repaired. You

can wander all over the ship, above and below deck. „DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM Sea creatures of every shape and size are on view at the Downtown Aquarium. The Sunken Temple exhibit reveals the wonders of ancient Mayan culture and the underwater world, while a journey on the Shark Voyage gives you an intimate view of the ocean’s most infamous predators. A great place for family fun, the aquarium also features outdoor attractions such as the 100-foot Diving Bell Ferris Wheel and the Dancing Fountains. Drink and dine at the Aquarium Restaurant or the Dive Lounge. And while there, make sure to check out the new white tigers exhibit.

Center. It’s the product of the joint eorts of NASA and Disney Imagineering. Easily the most popular attraction in the Houston area, there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world. You’ll find plenty of exhibits and activities to interest both adults and children.

ZOO „ THE HOUSTON ZOO connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife. Open 7 days a week, the Zoo is made up of many moving parts – over 6,000 permanent residents (the animals) and over 2 million guests each year who come to experience an incredible variety of animals and ecosystems.

SPACE „SPACE CENTER HOUSTON is the visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Traveling art exhibitions from across the world are showcased in the John P. McGovern Kid’s Hall alongside Junktion, a collection of activity tables that form together to make a train. Three carts of Junktion host interactive activities, which change weekly in accordance with the various themes. On other carts, children may paint their faces or put on a puppet show. Family Friendly - Kids Special Events Throughout the year, many special events are kicked o in Kids’ Hall, including the widely popular New Year’s Noon - Houston’s longest running New Year celebration for children.

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THE HOUSTON AREA OFFERS “COOL” THINGS TO DO TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT. YOUNG OR OLD, THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. WHETHER YOU ARE SOLO IN TOWN FOR A DAY, ON DATE, A FAMILY, A GROUP, CHECK OUT THE AREA’S AMAZING PARKS, ATTRACTIONS & SIGHTS.

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THE KEMAH BOARDWALK

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The Kemah Boardwalk is open daily providing fun for everyone! Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston , the Kemah Boardwalk is home to fabulous waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming retail stores, festivals and seaside shows every day. Voted Best Attraction and Best Place to Take A Visitor!

Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It’s the product of the joint eorts of NASA and Disney Imagineering. Besides being one of Houston’s top attractions, it is the area’s No. 1 attraction for international visitors, the Ocial Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian Aliate. You’ll find plenty of exhibits and activities for both adults and children.

Sea creatures of every shape and size are on view at the Downtown Aquarium. A great place for family fun, the aquarium also features outdoor attractions such as the 100-foot Diving Bell Ferris Wheel and the Dancing Fountains. Drink and dine at the Aquarium Restaurant or the Dive Lounge.

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 AMUSEMENTS . „MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON 1001 Bissonnet 713-526-1361 www.mfah.org Open Tue.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 10am-9pm; and Sun., 12:15-6pm. Fabulous sculpture garden, European and American masters of renown, African and Egyptian artifacts and a collection of Remington westerns.

„DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM Part attraction, part restaurant, the 500,000-gallon Downtown Aquarium complex is multi-functional destination boasting a Ferris wheel, an aquatic carousel, Shark Voyage, a white tiger exhibit and a restaurant. The spectacular wall-to-wall aquarium view complements the surf-and-turf menu. Parents can dig into silky lobster bisque and crabmeat-topped Gulf red snapper, while the little ones nosh on popcorn shrimp, ‘sand dollar’ pizza and ‘Captain’s’ grilled cheese. During dinner, keep an eye out for scuba divers feeding fish in the restaurant-set tank. Exhibits include: Louisiana Swamp, Shipwreck, Rainforest, Sunken Temple, Gulf of Mexico, Discovery Rig, White

Tigers of the Maharaja’s Temple and Shark Voyage For tickets and info: www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhouston „THE HEALTH MUSEUM 1515 Hermann Dr. 713-521-1515 thehealthmuseum.org Interactive museum for all ages features: a walk-through tour of the Amazing Body Pavilion, hands-on science classes in the DeBakey Science Learning Center, films and special programs in the McGovern Theater; and interactive discovery carts. 9am-5pm, Tues.-Sat; Noon-5, Sun; extended free hours on Thurs., 2-5pm. Adm $6; children 4-12, students and senior citizens, $5.

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„SPACE CENTER HOUSTON Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It’s the product of the joint eorts of NASA and Disney Imagineering. Easily the most popular attraction in the Houston area, there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world. You’ll find plenty of exhibits and activities to interest both adults and children.

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„HOUSTON ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER A 155-acre wildlife sanctuary that contains 5-1/2 miles of selfguided trails under a forest canopy, around ponds and through a swamp of recreated coastal prairie. Daily 8:30am-6pm. 4501 Woodway Drive. 713-681-8433. *Este refugio silvestre de 155 acres contiene 5,5 millas de sendas de auto-guía bajo una bóveda forestal, alrededor de las lagunas, y a través de un pantano de llanura costal recreada. Todos los días

ON THE WATER „BATTLESHIP TEXAS 3527 Battleground Rd. 281-479-2411 The San Jacinto Battleground, home of the U.S.S. Texas, veteran of two World Wars, and a dozen campaigns. Tours on-board daily. Open daily 10-5pm. Visit a museum of Texas history and the 570-foot monument to the San Jacinto battle.

SPORTS „MINUTE MAID PARK Visit remarkable Astros Field with its 242 foot high retractable roof, and a replica of a 19th

century locomotive that runs along the low roof track on the west side of the ballpark. The historic Union Station building features the Astros’ flagship retail store and a cafe in the lobby. For daytime walking tours in the o season, call 713-259-8000, or visit astros.com

ZOO „THE HOUSTON ZOO Hermann Park 6200 Hermann Park Dr. (713) 533-6500 houstonzoo.org The Houston Zoo connects communities with animals, inspiring action to save wildlife. Open 7 days a week, the Zoo is made up of many moving parts –

over 6,000 permanent residents (the animals) and over 2 million guests each year who come to experience an incredible variety of animals and ecosystems, as well as attend special private and public events and entertainment.


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FROM ONE-OF-A-KIND PIECES AND INCREDIBLE BUDGET DEALS TO HIGH-END FASHIONS, SHOPPERS OF EVERY PERSUASION WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH HOUSTON’S DIVERSE AND BOUNTIFUL RETAIL LANDSCAPE Stogies World Class Cigars of Houston is one of the largest cigar shops with a vast selection of Premium Cigars. In addition to premium cigars, Stogies oers an atmosphere that is unmatched in the city of Houston for the distinguished cigar aficionado. Stogies carries a large variety of cigars including Perdomo, Kristo, Montecristo, Rocky Patel, Arturo Fuente, Oliva and many more, as well as a full line of humidors to match every budget. Stogies World Class Cigars has some of the best-trained cigar connoisseurs to aid you in your selection. Stogies constantly strives to make sure your visit is excellent and memorable. Bring your friends, light up a cigar and enjoy life at Stogies World Class Cigars of Houston.

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Top Gun of Texas is an indoor shooting range in Houston providing you a safe and enjoyable shooting experience. TGT oers group and private basic handgun instruction classes as well as Concealed Handgun Classes (CHL). 15 lanes on the range are available for practice, training and qualification. The retail section showcases time-tested quality firearms both new and used, along with holsters, knives, gun safes, flashlights and range bags, and includes a comfortable seating area with an observation room to the shooting range.

Come and enjoy urban YUM! at Phoenicia Specialty Foods’ state-of-the-art gourmet market on the ground floor of One Park Place. Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown is an awardwinning cultural and foodie experience at the heart of Houston’s Downtown revitalization. Oering quality produce, fresh meats and seafood, artisan breads and rustic-style pizza, boutique wines and craft beers, premium meats and cheeses, a signature coee and gelato bar, Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown is a oneof-a-kind destination for Houstonians and visitors alike.

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Spec’s has Texas’ largest selection of wine and liquor. Or visit the fine foods and world-class cheese and deli departments for exotic foods from all over the world. Hundreds of great gift items from bar and wine accessories, to cigarettes, cigars and cigar necessities, glassware, unique gift baskets and more. Spec’s Superstore: 2410 Smith St., Downtown Houston. 713-526-8787 www.specsonline.com


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EVERY CUISINE, EVERY BUDGET, EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSTON’S RESTAURANT SCENE HAS YOU COVERED. FROM FINE DINING TO CLASSIC COMFORT FOOD, YOUR VISIT IS SURE TO BE IN GOOD TASTE. Truluck’s is a getaway for the senses. Escape humdrum and come savor the freshest Crab, direct from Truluck’s Florida fisheries. This upscale Galleria seafood restaurant is a Houston mainstay for surf ‘n’ turf and the original outpost of the longtime regional chain. Delight in the fresh-catch menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle. The relaxing atmosphere in the spacious dining room is punctuated with live piano music nightly.

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Guadalajara del Centro has long been Houston’s home for fine Mexican food and has become the popular downtown destination for Tex-Mex. With a solid reputation for creative cuisine, dishes range from traditional fajitas to tasty seafood entrees with a Southwestern kick. With specialty margaritas, a festive atmosphere, and the second story Agave Lounge, Guadalajara is the perfect spot to grab happy hour with friends, Monday through Friday from 2-7 PM.

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Located on the second floor in the stylish new Saks Fifth Avenue in The Galleria, 51fifteen oers globally inspired, locally minded cuisine created by Executive Chef Lulzim “Luigi” Shimaj. This restaurant features an artfully designed modern dining room, bar, semi-private lounge and private dining space, along with Bar 12, a satellite café and bar located in the center of the first floor of Saks Fifth Avenue. Complementing the stunning new space is an innovative, chefdriven menu focused on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

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Opulent and romantic, Del Frisco’s in Houston is located in the Galleria shopping complex close to Houston’s lively business and commercial action. The elegant two-story space with sweeping windows oers guests a luxurious dining experience. This location oers guests something you won’t find in any other Houston steakhouse with our New Orleans-inspired “Lagniappe” menu . Private and semiprivate dining, power bar, lunch and a wine list of over 1,200 selections.


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 DINING AMERICAN „HARD ROCK CAFE 502 Texas Ave. (in Bayou Place) 713-227-1392 Located in Houston’s dazzling theater district, a 35-foot replica of the Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Gibson Firebird guitar lights the way to the most exciting restaurant in the city. Close to top Houston attractions including the Downtown Aquarium-Houston, Bayou Music Center, Wortham Theater Center, and The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Choose from classic entrees, juicy Legendary® Burgers, and fresh, crispy salads. Whatever selection you make is sure to be legendary. Besides tasty food and exciting live events, Hard Rock Cafe

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is known for an extensive collection of music memorabilia, including guitars, clothing, and accessories worn by some of the biggest names in entertainment history and local favorites. After dining in our cafe or catching a live event on our stage, don’t forget to stop by our Rock Shop®. There you will find an exclusive collection of Hard Rock Cafe Houston memorabilia. Choose from classic Hard Rock t-shirts, pins, buttons key chains, and much more.

„LAWLESS SPIRITS & KITCHEN 909 Texas Avenue 281.823.8600 lawlessspirits.com Lawless Spirits & Kitchen now sits in the original space under the historic Rice Hotel and features one of

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CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN „SAMBUCA 909 Texas Ave. 713.224.5299 sambucarestaurant.com

Located in the historic Rice Hotel downtown, Sambuca is Houston’s only rockin’ dinner club. Serving American food with a side of nightly live music as diverse as our menu. We’ve got a lot more to oer than just night moves, too. Enjoy a weekday lunch, or wind down during happy hour with cool cocktails and delicious small plates on the best patio in downtown Houston. Entertaining is our specialty! Let us host your corporate event, luncheon, business holiday party, rehearsal dinner or networking happy hour. Whether it is o-site, at Sambuca or in the Crystal Ballroom at the Rice, you can be sure every detail will be handled with the upmost attention. Sambuca is


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CONTEMPORARY NEW AMERICAN „HEARSAY GASTRO LOUNGE (MARKET SQUARE) 218 Travis St. 713.225.8079 „HEARSAY ON THE GREEN 1515 Dallas St. 832.377.3362 „HEARSAY ON THE STRAND-GALVESTON 2410 Strand Street Galveston, Texas 409.765.5604 Hearsay Gastro Lounge in Houston’s Historical Market Square and Hearsay on the Green continue the Hearsay tradition with historical brick interior walls, a sweeping chandelier and modern industrial

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light fixtures throughout. Walk through the doors of either location and be transported to an undefined era in Houston’s history. Serving some of the finest craft cocktails, New American dishes, Happy Hour and a stellar brunch, Hearsay Gastro Lounges are a destination for both food and cocktail enthusiasts’. Open late night serving up small and large appetizers.

GRILL & BAR „MOXIE’S 5000 Westheimer 346-571-6164 www.moxies.com Directly across from the Galleria on the corner of Post Oak & Westheimer, our twostory eatery features a modern and stylish interior, open kitchen,

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„DAMIAN’S 3011 Smith Street 713-522-0439 www.damians.com For over 30 years Damian’s Cucina Italiana has been known worldwide as the top authentic Italian restaurant in Houston. For movie stars, all-stars, legends and locals – it bears the distinction as the place to go, for those who know. Set in an old-world atmosphere which is elegant, yet warm and friendly, with impeccable, award-winning service, Damian’s presents an extensive menu of antipasto, salads, homemade pastas, fine meats and fresh seafood. All of Damian’s breads and desserts are prepared daily in the upstairs bakery. And a stellar list of Italian wines will compliment any meal.


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 DINING Katy Fwy 281-257-9500.

STEAKS & SEAFOOD „DEL FRISCO’S DOUBLE EAGLE STEAK HOUSE 5061 Westheimer (in the Galleria) Suite 8060/713.355.2600 Del Frisco’s is renowned for its luxurious style, prime beef and extensive cellar of more than 1,800 wine selections. This spectacular 13,000 squarefoot eatery boasts soaring windows that overlook the swanky Galleria skyline and a second-story mezzanine with its own bar.

MEXICAN „GUADALAJARA MEXICAN BAR & GRILL 9799 Katy Fwy./713461-5300, 2925 SWFwy./713-942-0772, 27885 I-45 North/713362-0774, 1201 San Jacinto 713-650-0101 Houston’s home for fine Mexican food. Enjoy favorites like marinade fajitas, melt-inyour-mouth enchiladas and spicy campeche, or choose from one of many unique creations. With 4 locations in the Houston area, you’re never far away from a great meal in an authentic “Hacienda Style” atmosphere. For 2 or 200, this fare is cooked to perfection and served with a fiesta attitude. A quintessenal TexMex food experience you will not want to miss!

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SOUTH AFRICAN FUSION „PELI PELI 5085 Westheimer Rd. 281.257.9500 pelipeli.com Rated top 5 in Houston on both Tripadvisor & Yelp, Peli Peli features South African-inspired steak, chicken and seafood favorites created by Chef Paul Friedman. The unique ambiance features an LED ceiling that changes from sunrise to sunset, artwork from performance artist David Garibaldi and a 40-foot honey onyx bar that glows at night. A semi-private dining area seating up to 60 is available as is patio dining and a brunch on the weekends. Two other locations: Peli Peli @ Vintage Park 110 Vintage Park Blvd 281-257-9500 and Peli Peli Kitchen 9090

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„EDDIE V’S 2800 Kirby-Arrive River Oaks 713-874-1800 12848 Queensbury Lane City Centre 832-200-2380 Eddie V’s is a glamorous destination with an irresistible vibe, serving world-class seafood, steaks and wine. Eddie V’s oers live music 7 nights a week in the V-Lounge where you can come and enjoy a night out with friends while our bartenders prepare a hand crafted cocktail for you. Our goal is to Indulge Every guest, Every visit.

„FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR 2405 W. Alabama / 713-520-5959 Fleming’s offers guests an exceptional menu inspired by a passion for steak and wine that combines seasonal ingredients with the finest USDA Prime Beef. Every dish is meticulously made from scratch and served with exemplary hospitality. Choose from an award-

winning list of 100 wines by the glass. „JIMMY G’S 307 N. Belt E. 281-931-7654 Fresh Gulf seafood prepared in the Louisiana tradition. Specialties include crawfish ettoué, fresh snapper and seafood gumbo. A Houston institution.

„TRULUCK’S STEAK & STONE CRAB 5350 Westheimer 713-783-7270 Dine in elegance at this captivating & original restaurant where fashionable atmosphere is taken to the limit. Only the freshest seafood, hand selected beef and Stone Crab so fresh in the water today, on your plate tomorrow. Now featuring 90 delicious wines by the glass.

UPSCALE AMERICAN „51FIFTEEN 5175 Westheimer Rd. 2nd Floor Saks Fifth Avenue - The Galleria 713.963.8067 www.51fifteen.com Located on the second floor in the stylish new Saks Fifth Avenue in The Galleria, 51fifteen oers globally inspired cuisine created by Executive Chef Lulzim “Luigi” Shimaj. Features an artfully designed modern dining room, bar, semi-private lounge and private dining. along with Bar 12, a satellite café and bar in the center of the first floor of Saks Fifth Avenue. Complementing the stunning new space is an innovative, chefdriven menu focused on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.


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Houston ‘s newest adult entertainment can be found at the lavish new Penthouse Club located at 9930 North Freeway. Just minutes from Downtown and IAH, this spectacular nightclub features some of the greatest live music performers from around the world. Check out our monthly entertainment calendar at penthouseclubhouston.com Late night kitchen serving the finest steaks, seafood, pastas and more with an extensive wine and champagne list. Reservations recommended, valet parking available. 832-328-5555

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Dine. Dance. Entertain. Sambuca features savory new American food and modern cocktails that will tempt any palate and nourish the soul. Our nightly live music will engage our guests in the energetic vibe of the restaurant, reminding them to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. We throw a party---a really great party--for our guests every night! Business people frequent the restaurant for lunch; business travelers enjoy our upscale casual dining and entertainment; corporate and social groups take advantage of Sambuca’s first-class event planning; locals stop by for happy hour and dinner; and weekend dance bands bring out the party people. 40

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Located in Houston’s dazzling theater district, a 35-foot replica of the Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Gibson Firebird guitar lights the way to the most exciting restaurant in the city. Hard Rock Cafe Houston is located near Bualo Bayou, just a short distance from top attractions like the Downtown Aquarium, Bayou Music Center, Wortham Theater Center, and The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Hard Rock Cafe Houston oers world class service and an expansive menu of your favorite American cuisine: classic entrees, juicy Legendary® Burgers, and fresh, crispy salads. Whatever selection you make is sure to be legendary.


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WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN, HOUSTON REALLY HEATS UP. FROM THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF THE STAGE TO THE LOW LIGHTS OF A DANCE CLUB, THE CITY IS ALIVE WITH MUSIC, LAUGHTER AND EXCITEMENT ALL NIGHT LONG.

At the Palapa Bar at the Ritz you can enjoy live music or watch the game on one of our many flat screen TVs. The Palapa bar is 4,000 sqft of outdoor entertainment. You will feel like you are at a tropical resort. And since its all outdoors you are free to enjoy the full flavor of your favorite Cigars and Cigarettes. The Ritz is a 22,000 sf club featuring 3 stages and 2 bars, as well as a full menu and buet. The Ultimate Sports Lounge, encased in thick glass, is the perfect place to enjoy any game.

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Richmond Arms is a lively, oldfashioned pub, complete with seasonal brews, too many beers on tap to count and a bevy of Celtic accents ringing throughout the establishment. Even during the week, an evening here feels like an Irish beer advertisement, “Lots of British nationals” feel at home in this “authentic” Briargrove area pub that some claim is the closest thing to England “this side of the big pond”; “wood beams and red accents” and a “friendly sta” greet “serious game fans”, who come for the “great beer selection” and pub grub, plus darts and regular trivia nights.

Bona fide dance hall, backyard, kitchen and community space, the Armadillo Palace is a one-ofa-kind tribute to all things Texas — and to the city that’s been so good to us for generations. When you think southern comfort, you’re thinking of authentic Mexican, true Houston BBQ and seafood from the waters of the Gulf. With meat hot o the wood cooker and brews fresh from the tap, you’ll want to stay not only for breakfast, but for lunch and dinner. Find your dancin’ boots and pop the top o an ice-cold beer. The flavor of Mexico and the spirit of the South,.

The King’s Head Pub hails back to royal Britannia with a classic wood features, a large stone fireplace, a portrait of King Henry VIII. The pub features a full outdoor patio area, and over 5000 square feet of seating area with plenty of parking space. Serving authentic English food including Scotch eggs, Sausage rolls, and Ploughman’s Platters as well as great pizzas and other pub grub. Beers on draft (pardon, draught) include a mix of locals like Saint Arnolds, Bualo Bayou and Karbach alongside imported faves like Smithwick’s, Boddingtons, Harp and Newcastle. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4 - 7.

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 NIGHTLIFE ADULT ENTERTAINMENT „PENTHOUSE CLUB HOUSTON 9930 N. Fwy (exit West Road)/7832.328.8183 penthousehtx.com The “Sexiest Club in the Texas”, just minutes from IAH & Downtown. The dierence is apparent from the moment you step inside – an unmatched quality of experience, whether you’re just enjoying a night on the town or celebrating a big occasion. Gorgeous ladies bring your choice of premium and super premium brands in champagne, liquor, and wine. Three richly designed stages, each of them featuring beautiful entertainers. Check the website for upcoming events & performances.

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6340 Westheimer @ Winrock /713-364-1220 polekatzhouston.com A club for any type of night out you desire. cutting edge design, Houston’s most exciting VIP rooms, 14 LED TVs always tuned to the big game, a full gastro-pub menu, full bar featuring a wine and champagne menu, and of course dazzling dancers.

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MEN’S CLUB 2618 Winrock @ Westheimer/713-974-2100 vividlive.com The hottest gentlemen’s club in Houston, in the heart of the Galleria area, is host to some of the area’s best events from major sports viewing, VIP experiences, theme nights, porn star appearances, and private parties.

PUB 1809 Eldridge Pkwy. 832-379-1000 An English pub harking from Royal Britannia, complete with dart boards and rooker, beer on draught, bottled domestics and imports, and classic pub fare.

„THE RITZ CABARET 10520 Gulf Freeway @ Edgebrook (just S. of Hobby Airport) 713.944.6445 ritzhouston.com Over 20,000 square feet of adult entertainment, sports bar and restaurant. Complimentary 100 foot International Buet. All major sporting events & PPV events, video games and pool tables. Open 11am-2am Mon.-Sat

PUBS „RICHMOND ARMS 5920 Richmond Ave. 713-784-7722 richmondarmsonline.com Enjoy a great selection of fine brews in a laid back atmosphere. Over 80 beers on tap, Live English Premier League soccer & breakfast on

SPORTS BAR & GRILL „RITZ SPORTS LOUNGE 10520 Gulf Freeway @ Edgebrook (just S. of Hobby Airport) 713.944.6445 ritzhouston.com Watch all your favorite sporting events on two 10 foot HD projectors and over 20 HD big screen TVs. Enjoy the great ambiance and the lovely entertainers.

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