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August 2018

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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.

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Houston has a great line up for August

11 l 14 l KIDS CORNER CITY SCENE

What’s going on in “H” TOWN

Houston is a playground of activities for kids of all ages

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From Unique to Razzle dazzle and High End Fashion, the Houston area has it all

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August 2018 Issue

32 l CULINARY

Mouthwatering Texas BBQ, authentic TEX-MEX and every cuisine imaginable covering every appetite and budget

42 l AFTER DARK

Check out Houston’s vibrant Nightlife. After Hours.....Houston is “HOT”!

maps 26 l GREATER HOUSTON 28 l DOWNTOWN HOUSTON 30 l GALLERIA


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enhances Houston’s reputation as an arts center and attracts Jazz aficionados worldwide. Featuring: Mindy Abair and The Boneshakers, Althea Rene and Ashleigh Smith at the House of Blues.

„ 28th HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL HOUSE OF BLUES 1204 CAROLINE STREET August 4, 2018 Phone: 713-839-7000 Times: 7pm to 11pm Admission: $45 to $60 The 28th Houston International Jazz Festival, featuring international, national, regional, and local Jazz musicians,

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THIS MONTH  GALVESTON August 25, 2018 Phone 713-520-0155 Times: 10am to 5pm Admission: FREE / $15 Parking aiahouston.org The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fundraising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston. This year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. On the day of the event the teams, stretched along the beach front, meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours. The judging of the sculptures is

1:00pm - 3:30pm Public favorite voting 3:00 - 4:30pm Judging 4:30pm Awards Ceremony „ THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

rated on originality of concept, artistic execution, technical diculty, carving technique, and utilization of the site. In addition to the Golden Bucket, awards are given in several categories including Best Traditional Sandcastle, Best Houston-centric, Tallest Standing Structure as well as best team t-shirt design, best team signage, best costume, public favorite and new categories to be announced. At

the end of the day, everyone goes home with memories of a great day at the beach filled with fun, sand, and sun. The event is underwritten by Thomas Printworks. Event Day: 6:30am Beach opens for teams and sponsors 9:00am Public is encouraged to begin to arrive to watch the competition. 10:00am - 3:00pm Teams compete and build.

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE 5555 HERMANN PARK DRIVE May 26, 2018 through September 30, 2018 Museum visitors will learn how Sherlock Holmes, a scientific expert ahead of his time, used seemingly trivial observations of clues others missed to solve some of his era’s most mysterious crimes. His practices and techniques, created in the mind of doctor-turnedauthor Conan Doyle, changed the way police work was conducted and remain in practice

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today. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes features original manuscripts and period artifacts, investigative tools influenced and used by Sherlock Holmes, and interactive crime-solving opportunities. Guests will be transported into Sherlock Holmes’ London to solve a crime in a world filled with innovation and experimentation–and just receiving its introduction to his ground-breaking methods.

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„ ARCHWAY GALLERY presents PICTURAFERRAMENTO: A DUET FOR PAINTING AND IRON WORK 2305 DUNLAVY (713) 522-2409 archwaygallery.com August 4—30, 2018

Ferramento: A Duet for Painting and Iron Work, featuring recent collaborative works by Michael Mistric and Richard Brian, on

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view August 4--30, 2018. The artists will be on hand to visit with guests during the exhibition opening reception on Saturday, August 11 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the gallery and will talk about their work at 6:30 p.m. Pictura-Ferramento: A Duet for Painting and Iron Work is an exhibition featuring the recent collaborative works of painter Michael Mistric and metal worker Richard Brian in two and threedimensional formats. Mistric’s bold, colorful, and highly rhythmic abstractions in oil set the themes for Brian’s improvisations in metal, which frame or support the painted works. Each artist’s contribution harmonizes with the other’s, creating a dynamic and exuberant whole. The geometrical shapes, patterns, and

fluid curves silhouetted in black over strong colors that predominate in Mistric’s work spring spontaneously from his head to his hand without prior deliberation. Brian ris on these, using metal cutouts, mesh, and iron, sometimes in counterpoint to and at other times in completion of Mistric’s forms. Together, the artists produce works which generate a distinctly personal visual association for each viewer, while expressing their overall joy in the process of creation itself. Mistric has devoted over thirty years to the nursing


profession as a nurse and nurse practitioner and currently teaches nursing at several area universities. As the owner and founder of Accents in Iron, Brian has worked with the Design Industry in Houston and beyond since 1992 „ MIKE + DOUG STARN: BIG BAMBÚ THIS THING CALLED LIFE THRU SEPT 3, 2018 MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS 1001 BISSONNET CAROLINE WIESS LAW BUILDING www.mfah.org Mike and Doug Starn have reconceived their ongoing Big Bambú project for Houston, filling the Museum’s austerely graceful Ludwig Mies van der Rohe– designed galleries with a monumental wave of bamboo. An installation of some 3,000 poles lashed together, This Thing Called Life rises 30 feet from the floor of Cullinan Hall, cresting onto the balcony of Upper Brown Pavilion. Visitors are invited to cross a bridge of bamboo that winds from the balcony into the wave’s curl, then continue on the path deep into the sea of Big Bambú. The path extends to the

floor, where you can explore the bamboo eddies and currents at ground level. The sea has long been a part of the Starns’ lexicon: an emblem of great age, yet continually new and changing. Taking inspiration from the architecture of nature, the Starn brothers began to use bamboo in their studio in 2008. Their first public installation—on the roof of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2010—was experienced by more than 600,000 visitors, making it the ninth most-attended exhibition in that museum’s history. They have since created other iterations of Big Bambú around the world, but This Thing Called Life is the first public staging indoors, in active dialogue with an existing structure. The artists have been widely recognized for more than three decades for their conceptual photographic work, and this installation features three gigantic photographs of previous Big Bambú incarnations. Folding and draping o the wall and ceiling, these huge prints attest to the ongoing nature of Big Bambú, a process that never comes to rest, akin to life itself.

MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE Houston Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8:15 p.m. Classic Albums Live presents Pink Floyd: The Wall Fri., Aug 10, 8:30 p.m.. CenterPoint Energy Presents Kiefer Sutherland Band Sat., Aug 11, 8:30 p.m. Movies at Miller: Grease Tues., Aug 14, 8:30 p.m. Movies at Miller: Jurassic Park Wed., Aug 15, 8:30 p.m. Ladysmith Black Mambazo Fri., Aug 17, 8:15 p.m. Incredible India Cultural Connections Sat., Aug 18, 8:15 p.m. Movies at Miller: Coco Tues., Aug 21, 8 p.m. „ HOUSTON RESTAURANT WEEKS Aug. 1 - Sept. 3, 2018 www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com DINE OUT AND DO GOOD The most anticipated food event of the year, Houston Restaurant Weeks, returns August 1 and runs through Labor Day. That’s 34 days of meals and deals raising money for The Houston Food Bank. More than 250 area restaurants are expected to participate by serving specially priced multi-course prix fixe menus that include brunch, lunch and dinner. Founded in 2003 by volunteer Cleverley Stone, Houston Restaurant Weeks is the single largest fundraiser of its kind in the United States and benefits Houston Food Bank,

the largest food bank in the United States. Run 100 percent by volunteers, 100 percent of donations from participating restaurants goes directly to Houston Food Bank. Participating restaurants will make donations based on their Houston Restaurant Weeks sales. Diners can visit www. HoustonRestaurantWeeks.com to view a list of restaurants that have committed to participate in the fundraiser, along with their Houston Restaurant Weeks menus. As commitments come in, restaurants will be added to the website until August 1. From fine dining to casual neighborhood restaurants, diners can sample some of the best Houston’s culinary scene has to oer.

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Starting on August 1 you can enjoy delicious lunches, brunches and dinners at greater Houston’s finest restaurants, from The Woodlands on the northside, and Galveston to the south. And it all benefits the Houston Food Bank. Houston Restaurant Weeks in the largest annual fundraiser for America’s largest food bank, the Houston Food Bank. It’s a five week dining extravaganza featuring specially priced lunches, brunches and dinners at restaurants from The Woodlands to Galveston, Texas. HRW is planned by volunteers so that participating restaurants can donate 100% of the funds raised to the Houston Food Bank.

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Participating restaurants make donations directly to the Houston Food Bank based upon how many brunches, lunches and dinners they sell during the event. Diners are not solicited for donations. FOR INFO AND PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS VISIT: www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com

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MUSEUM OF THE KEMAH FUNERAL HISTORY BOARDWALK

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 2014 Local’s Choice Award Winner for Best Attraction and Best Place to Take A Visitor!

”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.

SHOWS

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: Fri. Aug. 3, Pimpinela, Sun. Aug. 5, Dave Koz & Friends, & Fri. Aug. 31, Najee & Norman Brown. 7326 Southwest Freeway 713.772.5900 www.arenahouston.com

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 SIGHTS 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. „CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON

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

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 12

One Wescott St. 713-520-2600 bayoubend@mfah.org Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, 1–5 p.m.; Closed Mondays Bayou Bend is the MFAH house museum

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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 annually for tours and special programs. „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. „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 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 memo-

rabilia from funerals of the famous, such as Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley. „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.


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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. „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

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A Tribute Tribut T ributte to Roy Rogers

Opening February 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018

Featuring Roy Rogers, America’s Favorite Cowboy, renowned singing star of radio, television and film. The highlight of this new special exhibit is the 1963 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, the ultimate statement of cowboy chic, given to Roy Rogers by its designer Nudie Cohn as a token of their friendship. Capturing the attention of history buffs, science junkies and classic car fanatics to art lovers, pop culture enthusiasts and political aficionados the National Museum of Funeral History has something for everyone! ®

For more information on these and other 2018 events, please visit www.NMFH.org

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corner 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

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 Science is a stunning, living exhibit that showcases hundreds of live butterflies in a naturalistic

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.

SPACE

find plenty of exhibits and activities to interest both adults and children.

WESTERN WEAR „Western Dreamin’ We know your child’s dreams are as big as the wild west. Whether they’re dreaming about riding and roping on the ranch or racing into first place around the barrels, Cavender’s has the hats, belts, boots, jeans and western shirts kids love! With a selection that can’t be beat, and a price that won’t break your budget, you can’t go wrong! Come on in and shop the latest styles that will make your little cowboy or cowgirl’s dreams come true.

„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

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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SIGHTS  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.

NATURE „HOUSTON ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER A 155-acre wildlife sanctuary that contains 5-1/2 miles of self-guided 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

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Let’s Celebrate Our 10th Summer in Downtown Houston! We are Houston’s premier Segway tour company. Segway Tours of Houston has been providing tours in the downtown Houston area since 2008. Each tour guide’s sole goal is to safely provide you with an amazing tour! You can book a segway tour online at segwaytoursofhouston.com, or by calling (713) 630-0552 or (866) 673-4929.

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 D PIECES AND INCREDIBLE BUDGET DEALS TO HIGHEND FASHIONS, SHOPPERS OF EVERY PERSUASION WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH HOUSTON’S DIVERSE AND BOUNTIFUL RETAIL LANDSCAPE Come and enjoy urban YUM! at Phoenicia Specialty Foods’ state-of-the-art gourmet market on the ground floor of One Park Place. Located at 1001 Austin Street between McKinney and Lamar, Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown is an award-winning cultural and foodie experience at the heart of Houston’s Downtown revitalization, surrounded by Discovery Green Park, the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. 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, floral and housewares sections, a comfortable dining area and a designated cooking demonstration kitchen, Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown is a one-of-a-kind destination for Houstonians and visitors alike.

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Cavender’s is truly a family operation - wife Pat, sons Joe, Mike and Clay are all involved in the day-today operations. The family lives a western lifestyle on Texas ranches, so they know the merchandise that oers the best value, style, and durability. The largest boot selection anywhere in the world, with the best pricing due to volume purchasing. The best value, selection, and service in the business: Cavender’s has something for everyone. www.cavenders.com

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

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.

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 SHOPPING CIGAR LOUNGE „STOGIES 6100 Westheimer #102 713-783-5100 2278 Texas Drive Sugar Land Marriott Town Square stogiesoouston.com Stogies World Class Cigars of Houston has a vast selection of Premium Cigars, and an atmosphere that is unmatched for the distinguished cigar aficionado. One of the nation’s largest humidors, with over 7000 dierent cigars. Cigar accessories, of course, and a full line of humidors to match every budget. Need a unique gift? Stogies oers fine laser engraving, from

wood to glass to personalized cigars, while you wait.

GALLERIES „PERIMETER GALLERY 2365 E. Rice Blvd. 713-521-5928 www.perimiterart.com. A full service Gallery in Rice Village with a variety of choices – Creative Custom Framing, Sculptures, Framed Local and International Art, Etched Glass and more. Also oering Corporate and Personal Art Consultation.

GOLF „EDWIN WATTS GOLF 5395 Westheimer

713-627-2411 www.edwinwattsgolf. com. Edwin Watts Golf has all the golf equipment you need to the most of every round, with great golf brands like Callaway, Titleist, Taylormade, Ping, Nike, Adams, Nickent, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, MacGregor, Ben Hogan, Footjoy & more!

JEWELERS „LEWIS JEWELERS 1141 Uptown Park Blvd. in Uptown Park 281.204.0555 19335 Gulf Freeway @ Bay Area Blvd (in Clear Lake) 281.332.8433 www.lewisusa.com With two convenient locations, in its second

generation of family leadership and with son Slade Lewis and his wife, Cindy, at the helm, Lewis Jewelers has grown into one of Houston’s favorite outlets for designer jewelry. Known for excellent values and selections of certified diamonds and engagement rings, Lewis Jewelers is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Ocial Rolex Jewelers.

LIQUOR & WINE „SPEC’S LIQUOR WAREHOUSE 2410 Smith St. 713-526-8787 8102 Westheimer 713-780-2573/www. specsonline.com

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LIMOUSINE SERVICE „MERLO’S CHARTERS AND LIMOUSINE 713-742-0774 / 1-866367-5466 www.merloscharters.com Providing the best in luxury transportation for all occasions, nights out on the town, bachelor(ette) parties or airport transfers. Featuring a well kept fleet of limousines,

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PAWN & JEWELRY „WRIGHT PAWN AND JEWELRY 6218 Westheimer Rd. 713.780.2274 WrightPawn.com Established in 1975, and purchased by the Wright family in 1992, Wright Pawn & Jewelry specializes in diamonds, estate jewelry, designer and signed jewelry, fine watches, gold jewelry, broken and scrap gold, sterling flatware, antiques, crystal, designer handbags, cameras, electronics – almost anything of value.

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„TOP GUN RANGE 5901 Beverly Hill 713.779.GUNS (4867) www.topgunrange.com Located in the Heart of the Galleria Area, Top Gun of Texas is Houston’s finest indoor gun range and handgun training center with 15 shooting lanes available for practice, training and qualification. Courteous and professional sta will make your visit safe and enjoyable. The spacious retail area includes new and used firearms along with holsters, knives, gun safes, flashlights and range bags.. Classes are available for both beginning and experienced shooters

WESTERN WEAR „CAVENDER’S BOOT CITY James R. Cavender founded his truly Texan venture, Cavender’s, in 1965 and today, it remains a much-loved local shopping destination. The retailer oers Western apparel such as shirts, hats, belts and other ranch gear for professional cowboys—and folks hoping to look the part. Shop on-line at cavenders. com 800-696-BOOT for the nearest location When visiting Houston take home some real souvenirs. Houston’s complete western wear outfitters, with 12 stores in Houston.

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Getting Around In Houston Houston is a very diverse city, with many Business, Shopping, Cultural and Entertainment Districts. There is a vast amount to see here in the Gulf Coast. Many visitors to our city realize the need for transportation after they arrive and learn about all we have to offer. An excellent solution is Enterprise Rent-A-Car, with 67 locations throughout the area - THEY WILL EVEN PICK YOU UP. With an excellent fleet selection including Truck, Suv’s and Exotics. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is your perfect answer to see all that our area has to offer. Rent a car in Houston for some fine dining and a night at the Houston Grand Opera after a busy day. Traveling with a crowd? A SUV or minivan rental can get you on your way! Enjoy a day at Six Flags or visit the Johnson Space Center. Plan a trip outside of Houston - Enterprise rental cars will get you on your way. Save wear and tear on your own vehicle, rent a car for a weekend trip to shop and dine on the Riverwalk in San Antonio or visit the country’s largest outdoor water park at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels.

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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. 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 Orleansinspired “Lagniappe” menu . Private and semiprivate dining, power bar, lunch and a wine list of over 1,200 selections.

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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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AMALFI

The inspired menu at Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar emphasizes fresh seafood, vivid citrus, and cozy olive oil, in addition to fresh pastas, assorted meats, family-made cheeses, cleanly crafted cocktails, and an extensive, thoughtful wine list.. Chef/Owner Giancarlo Ferrara invites you to experience the tastes, aromas, and passions of his homeland here in Houston through a culinary experience years in the making. Amalfi oers a warm setting to celebrate and cherish both everyday moments as well as significant milestones.

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Escape to Truluck’s, a getaway for the senses. Savor the freshest Crab, direct from Truluck’s own fisheries. Delight in the freshcatch seafood menu or select tender, juicy steaks prepared to perfection. Then complement it all with delicious wines by the glass and bottle. Don’t miss the fabulous Half Price Cocktail Hour... from 4 to 6pm MondayFriday in the Stone Crab Lounge! Enjoy half-price Cocktails, featured wines and appetizers along with live entertainment, every Monday through Friday. Crab lovers, join us as fresh Florida Stone Crab season is back at Truluck’s!


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ď § DINING AMERICAN „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 Houston’s best patio views. Lawless specializes in chic cocktails and shareable bites. Stop by after work for a variety of tempting upscale finger foods and seasonal craft beers. The Bulgogi Korean chicken tacos and lawless burger are favorites among diners. Lawless’ extensive cocktail menu oers old favorites and new creations. Visit Lawless for the history and stay for the spectacular downtown

views! Happy hour daily starting at 4pm and features happy hour pricing all night Sunday & Monday.

CASUAL DINING „THE BUFFALO GRILLE 4080 Bissonnet (Weslayan Plaza Center) 713-661-3663 1301 Voss (at Woodway) 713-784-3663 Voted best breakfast in Houston by the Zagat survey. Texassized Pancakes, Pecan Smoked Bacon, legendary Mexican Breakfasts, bottomless cups of serve-yourself coee. Casual atmosphere, heaping portions, moderate prices. Lunch daily. Sun 8am to 2pm;Mon 7am to 2pm; Tues-Fri 7am to 9pm; Sat 8am to 9pm.

For over 30 years, Damian’s has served authentic Italian cuisine, earning a worldwide reputation as a top restaurant in a city of top restaurants.

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 the ultimate venue to host a party or event in Houston.

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 Gastro Lounge in Houston’s Historical Market Square and Hearsay on the Green continue the Hearsay

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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 two-story eatery

features a modern and stylish interior, open kitchen, and two bar areas. The space also boasts an outdoor patio and bar, outdoor fireplace, and a second story wraparound patio! We oer globallyinspired dishes made with fresh ingredients and prepared with an unparalleled passion. Dig into casual lunch favourites like our Loaded Burger, pulled chicken Street Tacos, or our Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich any day of the week! Joining us for dinner? Savour juicy steaks sourced from Lone Star Meats, creamy pastas, and chef-driven entrées. Pair your meal with a glass from our extensive wine list, or one of our signature cocktails, like the iconic Canadian Caesar. But, be sure to save room for dessert! We’ll meet you on the patio!

ITALIAN „AMALFI RISTORANTE ITALIANO & BAR 6100 Westheimer 713-532-2201 www.amalfihouston.com Sample a taste of coastal Italy in this Galleria Area Trattoria from Salerno native Giancarlo Ferrara. Classic Italian dishes such as fresh seafood, vivid citrus, and cozy olive oil in addition to fresh pastas, an assortment of meats, family-made cheeses, pasta, pizza, risotto and whole fish. Cleanly crafted cocktails and the allItalian wine list features seafood friendly wines by the glass or bottle. Open Monday - Saturday 11 am - 11 pm. „DAMIAN’S 3011 Smith Street 713-522-0439 www.damians.com

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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

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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


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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. „EDDIE V’S 2800 Kirby - West Ave. 713-874-1800 Eddie V’s is a glamorous destination with an irresistible vibe, serving world-class seafood,

steaks and wine. Our passion is restaurateurship and its traditions of culinary art, innovation and extraordinary hospitality. 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.

Choose from an awardwinning list of 100 wines by the glass.

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& 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.

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.

„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.

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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. This restaurant features an artfully designed modern dining room, bar, semiprivate lounge and private dining space, 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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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.

Houston’s Favorite New Watering Hole: Pair a thoughtfully curated cocktail list with a relaxed courtyard setting and you’ve got Part & Parcel, the perfect downtown destination to meet up with friends or make a few new ones under the Texas stars. Expert mixologists specialize in both classic cocktails and original libations, which are complemented by a tempting small plate menu and a generous helping of Southern hospitality. Sample the private label bourbon, Edgar’s Truth, and delicately infused spirits along with Texas-inspired favorites like chicharrón. Don’t forget to check out the craveable assortment of street tacos. Grab a bar stool, raise a glass, and say cheers. Street and complimentary valet parking (have your valet ticket validated at at the bar upon departure). Tuesday – Saturday 4pm-10pm (weather permitting). Closed Sunday & Monday

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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.

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La Bare is an adult-oriented ladies club featuring nearly nude male dancers five nights a week. With the dim lights and loud music of a nightclub and two replicas of Michelangelo’s David looking down coolly as groups of women saunter up to the stage to tip their favorite performers, the place somehow resembles the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Cheers. La Bare’s Happy Hour? Wednesday and Thursday 6-9pm with no cover for women 21+ and $2 U Call Its, even Patron, during that time. The grill serves food from 6pm to 2am. La Bare is open Wednesday thru Saturday 6pm to 2am.

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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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ADULT ENTERTAINMENT „COVER GIRLS 10310 W. Little York 713.937.7772 covergirlshouston.com Come see their large expansion. Enjoy great food and drink specials. See for yourself what all the talk is about... all those beautiful entertainers. Complimentary Buet Mon-Fri 11am2pm; 5pm-8pm. Open Mon-Sat 11am-2am; Sun 6pm-2am.

„SCORES 6340 Westheimer @ Winrock /713-364-1220 scoreshouston.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

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„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 6pm-2am Sun.

IRISH „THE GORGEOUS GAEL 5555 Morningside Dr (in Rice Village)

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832-667-8321 thegorgeousgaelbar.com It’s everything that’s great about modern Irish – premium customer service, exceptionally creative, top quality food, adventurous drinks and the best musical entertainment in the world. A large Irish whiskey and wine selection, & 33 beers on tap. A lighter, brighter Irish bar that’s the perfect setting for a corporate happy hour, date, or night out with friends.

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 Sat. & Sun.

„THE KING’S HEAD 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.

SPORTS BAR & GRILL „ROOKIE’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 305-B Sawdust Rd. The Woodlands 281-362-9610 www.rookiessports. com Rookies offers full bar, full service kitchen, great game room, tournaments and activities, live bands, DJ’s, karaoke and of course all major sporting events.


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Houston Texas Area Activities, Attractions, and Events

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Houston Texas Area Activities, Attractions, and Events

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