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Find out every Monday and Wednesday at Noon

in the Downtown Tunnels of Houston

beginning October 5th

 

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Free Events Thursday

Free Events Thursday

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Enjoy nature trail, bird watching, wildlife and forests at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. Calm your senses with a leisurely stroll through our 155-acre nature sanctuary with 5 miles of beautiful hiking. Located just 4 miles west of Downtown Houston.

  • Spring Native Plant Sale (Saturday, March 15 – March 16 and Saturday March 22 – March 23 at 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.) 

 

How I See It: Houston Architecture

March 13, 2014-April 18 at 5:30 pm

Architecture Center Houston, 315 Capital,

Discover Houston architecture through the eyes of high school students in this Opening Reception of “How I See It: Houston Architecture.” This juried exhibition of local high school photography is for FotoFest 2014.

Price: FREE!!!

 

Relax With Yoga

Every Saturday, 9 am

Discovery Green

1500 McKinney on the Grace Event Lawn behind The Grove Restaurant.

This yoga class brings together elements of tai chi, kung fu, balance techniques and energy building poses. No pre-registration required.

Price: FREE!!!

 

Gaze At The Stars 

Reservations begin February 26

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center

Humble at 20634 Kenswick Drive

Learn about the planets, stars and other celestial bodies at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center’s Stargazing event.

Price: FREE!!!

 

“These Birds Walk” Houston Film Screening

March 13, 2014

River Oaks Theatre
2009 W. Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

Sundance Nominated film “These Birds Walk” by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq may be FINALLY coming to Houston. The film follows the life of runaway street children in Pakistan and the samaritans like Abdul Sattar Edhi who seek to care for them while living amongst them.

For those of you haven’t heard of Abdul Sattar Edhi, he is a guy who has been working for and living amongst the poor of Pakistan since 1947 to create rescue programs for over 20,000 abandoned infants, rehabilitation programs for over 50,000 orphans, training programs for over 40,000 nurses, and hundreds of food kitchens, shelters, and clinics for the mentally handicapped.

Price: $11 

 

Architects of Air

March 15, 2014 – March 23, 2014

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010

Back by popular demand, Britain’s Architects of Air returns to Discovery Green with Miracoco, a one-of-a-kind stunning new luminarium! Inspired by the Lotus Temple in India, the monumental, inflatable structure is a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color. Rising almost 30 feet in the air and occupying half a football field, Miracoco can be appreciated by people of all ages, cultures and abilities.

The line will close when the number of people already in line exceeds the number that will go into the structure by 6:30 pm. Admission is limited to 80 people in the luminarium at one time.

Price: $10

 

Battleship Texas Centennial Celebration

March 15, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

3527 Independence Parkway South
La Porte TX 77571

This event is a celebration to honor the Battleship TEXAS, her legendary history and the men who served on her. The festival will be held on the grounds surrounding the Battleship TEXAS and will feature educational exhibits, a World War I and World War II historical zone, ship tours, a children’s activity zone, concessions, shops and live entertainment throughout the day including Robert Earl Keen, Reckless Kelly, Charlie Robison, and Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis. The day will end in a celebratory fireworks display.

Price: $20

 

6th Annual Festival “Russian Spring Celebration”

March 16, 2014 at 3:00 – 6:00p.m

2349 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

It becomes our tradition to invite Houston public and visitors of the city to celebrate the end of winter in style of Russian folk holiday. We offer delicious home-made bliny or Russian pancakes, which symbolize the sun. Also on sale will be another traditional Russian food – savory piroshky. The guests will have a chance to purchase original hand-made Russian souvenirs.

“Flying Balalaika Brothers”, the popular group from Austin, will provide the entertainment. The group plays various music: from Russian folk to bluegrass, country and rock. Their lively performance would leave no one unmoved. This year we will introduce to our guests a folk choir “Sudarushka”. Vadim Angerov, the well-known Houston musician will accompany them on the button accordion. There also will be special activities for children.

Price: $10

 

Come Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Flying Saucer

March 17, 2014

15929 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Flying Saucer Sugar Land will be selling pints for $3 all day.

Price: FREE!!!

 

 

 

 

Free Events Thursday

Free Events Thursday

Cultured Cocktails with the Framers!

Every Thursday from 5-7pm.

Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar

307 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

So if you want to see what we are all about then come join us and meet the Framers of Houston,TX!

Price: Free!!!

 

Party with the French

Friday, March 07 at 6 PM

Discovery Green

1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010

This Friday, kick off a month of events sponsored by the French Consulate in Houston. The free outdoor event features music from French musicians plus Houston natives Wild Moccasins from 7 pm – 10 pm. Authentic French food and wine will be available or purchase.

Price: Free!!!

 

Azalea Trail

March 07- March 09

River Oaks Garden Club

2503 Westheimer • Houston, TX 77098

One of the surest signs of spring in Houston is the annual Azalea Trail. Houstonians and visitors view the spectacular gardens at Bayou Bend and Rienzi and visit River Oaks’ exquisite private homes and admire their breathtaking gardens.

Price: $5.00

 

Listen to classical music

Friday, March 7th at 8 pm

Houston Baptist University’s Dunham Theater

7502 Fondren

The Houston Civic Symphony, our local community orchestra, presents a free concert. The evening features Young Artist Concerto Winners plus Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor.

Price: Free!!!

 

Clear Lake Jewelry, Gem, & Mineral Show

March 8, 2014 – March 9, 2014 (Recurring daily) at Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-5

7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77507

The show is oriented for the whole family. Come out to see and learn about rocks, gems, fossils and Geology. Special demonstrations of lapidary work are included for the entertainment of all show patrons. Approximately 30 quality dealers have been handpicked to bring a balanced variety of merchandise to appeal to as many people as possible and at reasonable prices. There will be tools, raw materials, and books for the hobbyist, many mineral and fossil specimens for the collector, and jewelry ranging from fun-to wear to the finest opals, diamonds and emeralds. An excellent special program for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts hat provides hands-on experience will help with Geology related merit badges.

Price: $7 (Admission is cash only)

 

ROCO Chamber Series: Postcards from Paris and New Orleans

March 9 at  4:00 PM

Gremillion & Co. Fine Art

2501 Sunset Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005

Join us for Postcards from Paris and New Orleans featuring an oboe, clarinet, violin and viola quintet performance with music by Sergei Prokofiev and Dave Anderson, who was inspired by Prokofiev to write a jazz composition with the same instrumentation.

Price: $25; Student admission: $10

 

 

Free Events Thursday!

Free Events Thursday

Championship BBQ Contest

 

Friday and Saturday, February 28th- March 1st from Noon- 11 pm

Reliant Stadium

All you can eat BBQ!

Price: $15

 

Downtown Rodeo Parade

 

Saturday, March 1st at 10:00 am

Price: Free!

 

Conoco 10K Run and 5K Run/ Walk

 

Saturday, March 1st at 9:20 am

Saturday, March 1st at 9:45 am

Find out more at http://www.conocophillipsrodeorun.com/events/10k/Pages/logistics.aspx

Price: $35

 

Sam Houston Race Park

 

Friday-Sunday, February 28th- March 9th  at 7:00 pm

Watch thoroughbred live racing this weekend and next weekend!

Find out more at http://shrp.com/  

Price: $7

 

Macbeth

 

Main Street Theater

Rice Village, 2540 Times Boulevard

February 27th- March 9th (Schedule daily)

Even though Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare’s shortest plays, Main Street Theater will be putting on an 80-minute version with no intermission courtesy of visiting director and actor Guy Roberts in a co-production with the Prague Shakespeare Company.

Price: $20-39

 

Last Tip of My Hat

 

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every Sat. from March 1 until March 31
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. every Sun. from March 2 until March 31
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. from March 3 until March 31

National Museum of Funeral History

501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002

Every rodeo season the National Museum of Funeral History does its part in the spirit of the Wild West with its “Last Tip of My Hat” exhibit, which celebrates death in the time of the cowboy. The usually modest event has been ramped up considerably this year. As always, there will be a traditional pine box coffin on loan from Cowboy’s Last Ride casket company in Early, Texas. These simple containers were a common method of burial in the West, since pine was plentiful and easy to work with. “A cowboy is a simple man, hard-working, and finds a pine box to be a fine representation of who he was in life,” Edward Castillo, owner of Cowboy’s Last Ride, said via email.

Also on display will be memorial folders from the funerals of the one and only Roy Rogers and his wife, Dale “The Queen of the West” Evans. The duo was featured in more than 100 different cowboy movies and television shows. You can see plenty of other funeral folders from Hollywood cowboys in the “Thanks for the Memories” section of the exhibit, including those belonging to Michael Landon, John Wayne, Gene Autry and Tom Mix. Also represented are Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels (whom you may know as The Lone Ranger and Tonto, the ones from before the Johnny Depp movie).

Price: $7 to $10

 

 

 

Tasty Thursdays: Valentine’s Day!

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Don’t forget the reservations!

 

Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

415 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006

Sorrento Ristorante is a complete Italian experience located on the lower Westheimer strip. At Sorrento, receive attentive service from their experienced, knowledgeable, and professional staff. They serve a sophisticated, creative and contemporary Italian menu along with an extensive wine list that ranges from the rolling vineyards of Tuscany to California. The atmosphere is completed by their live piano bar.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio (with arugula and shaved parmesan), Bruschetta (with Fresh Basil, Tomato, and Mozzarella), Soft Polenta and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (with Garlic Cream),Classic Escargot (with Garlic, Butter, and Fine Herbs). Entrée: Fresh Maine Lobster Bisque, Lobster and Arugula Tortelloni (with Lemon Cream and Caviar),  Butternut Squash Ravioli, Julienne Zucchini, Sage Brown Butter, and Lemon Zest, Seared Mallard Duck Breast (with truffle potato cake and champagne sabayon), or The Chef’s Tasting Four Course Meal at $55 per person.  Dessert:  Grand Marnier and Chocolate Souffle’ (with dark chocolate sauce), Classicvanilla Bean Cream Brule (with fresh seasonal berries), Chocolate Cannelloni (with chocolate ganache and‏ toasted pecans), Italian Bread Pudding  (with white chocolate, dry cherries and golden raisins).

Check out their menu at http://www.sorrentohouston.com/

Spindletop

1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002

Spindletop, Houston’s first and best-known revolving restaurant, has been a favorite seafood restaurant since its opening in 1972. Our glass-walled restaurant makes one revolution every 45 minutes, ensuring you’ll enjoy 360-degree views of the city and all of its famous landmarks. Multiple levels ensure that everyone has a perfect view.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Ahi Tuna Ceviche (Plantain Chips, Chimichurri, and Avocado), Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (Chipotle Aioli Remoulade),  Spindletop’s Signature Avocado Dome (Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Jicama Slaw, Bruleed Lemon Half); Entrée:  Axiote Seafood Pasta (Roasted Shrimp, Jumbo Scallops, Crawfish Tails, Heirloom Tomatoes, Asparagus Tips, Roasted Mushrooms, Axiote Sauce),  Seared Mahi Mahi (Mesquite Smoked Tri-Colored Fingerling Potatoes, Tito’s Vodka Infused Texas Grapefruit Sauce, TX Seasonal Vegetables), Grilled 8oz Filet (Mesquite Smoked Tri-Colored Fingerling Potatoes, Guajillo Pepper Butter, Smoked Onion Red Wine Sauce, TX Seasonal Vegetables); Dessert: Strawberry Icebox (Pretzel Crust, Chilled Strawberry Cream), Grand Marnier Berry Trifle (Grand Marnier Mousse, Local Berries, Sponge Cake).

Check out their menu at http://www.hyatt.com/gallery/spindletop/

The Melting Pot

6100 Westheimer Rd
Suite 146
Houston, TX 77057

The Melting Pot Restaurant is where fun is cooked up fondue style. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, long overdue date night or celebrating with a group. We are the premier fondue restaurant, centrally located on Westheimer, providing a casually elegant dining experience and an intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side and fresh salads while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables in the cooking style of your choice. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces. Chocolate fondue is the finale, served with decadent dippers. Most make reservations for the four-course dining experience but more than a few have stopped by to satisfy that cheese fondue or chocolate craving. The Melting Pot also features a great wine list, specialty cocktails and martinis.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue (Gruyère and Emmenthaler Swiss cheeses, white wine, garlic, nutmeg, lemon and Kirschwasser), Wisconsin Trio Cheese Fondue (Fontina, Butterkäse and buttermilk blue cheeses with white wine, scallions and a hint of sherry), Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue (Fontina and Butterkäse cheeses, spinach, artichoke hearts and garlic); Entrée: Honey Orange Duck Breast, Cold Water Lobster Tails, Filet Mignon, Good Earth Vegetarian, Wild Mushroom Sacchetti;  Don’t forget to select your own cooking styles and sauces! 

Dessert: Yin & Yang (This fondue satisfies dark and white chocolate cravings in an artfully balanced fondue dessert), Bananas Foster (Bananas and a hint of cinnamon swirled in white chocolate create the fondue version of this favorite dessert. And, we didn’t forget the heat as we flambé it table side), Create Your Own (Feeling creative? You make the culinary call by selecting from milk, dark or white chocolate and adding Disaronno®, Baileys®, Cointreau®,Grand Marnier® , Chambord® or Tuaca®), Pure Chocolate  (For the fondue purist, we offer milk, dark or white chocolate melted to decadent perfection).

Check out their menu at http://www.meltingpot.com/

The Black Sheep Bistro

326 Main St.
Old Town Spring, TX 77373

The Black Sheep Bistro is an American Bistro with Global Influences located in Old Town Spring. Our Chef sources ingredients daily to provide our clients with fresh ingredients while creating dishes for our evolving menu. That means our Menu is CONSTANTLY changing!! Parking is available directly in front and across the street from The Bistro.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Duck Confit (slow cooked duck leg & thigh, roasted butternut squash, tart cherries,toasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil),  Mushroom Polenta (roasted mushrooms, creamy polenta, thyme, truffle oil, parmigiano-reggiano), Escargot stuffed Mushrooms (Mushrooms stuffed with escargot, melted provolone covered in a garlic thyme, butter sauce), Joe’s Crab cake (roasted corn, scallions, chipotle pepper sauce); Entrée: Joe’s Lobster Roll (lobster, avocado,sriracha mayo, soft roll, field green salad Entrees), Linguine with Clam Sauce (linguine pasta, fresh clams, roasted garlic,white wine, parsley),  Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass (48 hour miso & sake marinated sea bass with soy garlic spinach). 

Currently a BYOB

Check out their menu at http://theblacksheepbistro.com/menus.html

Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant & Bar

14510 Grisby Road
Houston, TX 77079

 The intimate atmosphere continues to provide one of the most romantic settings in town. The extensive menu is modest,featuring home-cooked Italian delights accompanied by “to die for” sauces.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Risotto Balls (Arancini) (Pesto risotto, stuffed with Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese encrusted with panko bread crumbs), Bruschetta Lomonte (sautéed shrimp atop fresh buffalo mozzarella with roma tomatoes, basil and garlic on toasted crostini), Lobster Ravioli ( Jumbo ravioli stuffed with lobster meat, tossed in dolce cream with fresh crab meat); Entrée: Sicilian Swordfish (Grilled swordfish topped with black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and a lemon, caper and lemon sauce), Veal Francesca (Thinly sliced breaded veal served with an orange, butter and caper sauce), Chicken Florentine (Chicken breast sautéed in a white wine, lemon, butter basil sauce topped with fresh spinach  and mozzarella cheese), Bistecca Gambero (Grilled beef tenderloin served over a Marsala wine reduction sauce served with angel hair pasta tossed with diced tomatoes, basil, garlic and grilled shrimp); Dessert: Tiramisu, Red Velvet Cake.

Check out their menu at http://www.lomontes.com/cuisine.html

Just Dinner

1915 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX 77006

Just Dinner on Dunlavy is Houston’s most intimate BYOB. We are located in a charming bungalow in the heart of Montrose. We have a true passion for food, you can taste it in every bite. We source from our own organic garden for inspiration. We shop daily from a variety of markets for the freshest produce and seafood. Our wait staff is attentive and warm, they are happy to suggest pairings for your wine. We would love to cook for you. You bring the wine and the good company, we’ll take care of the rest.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille (Rosemary accented veggie compote), Warm Brie (House made jam & seasonal fruit), Foie Gras Crème Caramel (House made brioche), Assorted Artisanal Cheeses; Entrée: Tomato Basil Soup, Cannelloni Florentine (Fresh pasta stuffed with spinach, ground prime beef & parmesan served with pesto and Al’Amatriciana sauces), Stuffed Collard Rolls (Black rice, quinoa, hazelnuts, & white bean roasted red pepper sauce), Pan Roasted Chicken Breast (Blue cheese polenta, mushroom pan sauce & garden greens), Lightly Smoked Duck Breast (Variations of butternut squash & garden greens); Dessert: Cheesecake (topped with strawberries).

Check out their menu at http://www.justdinnerhouston.com/menu.pdf