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2/15/2019
February is Black History Month, and here in Houston, there are amazing cultural contributions all around from African-Americans. Here are things to do to experience Black History Month in Downtown Houston. African American Library Archives at GRB Feb 12-28 - When walking through the George R. Brown Convention Center, stop to take a look at the new display. In celebration of Black History month,... Read More »
2/13/2019
Flowers, candles, chocolate and wine. The simplest things can set the mood when it comes to romance. With so many restaurants to choose from at Avenida Houston, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few. But here goes a quick look at romantic restaurants to check out this Valentine’s Day. Grotto Downtown The Grove Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse Xochi Read More »
2/10/2019
Love is in the air this year and there will be tons of things to do for Valentine’s Day. So, now is the time to make those reservations. Restaurants at Avenida Houston and downtown have sweetheart menu items that will melt hearts and save money. Valentine’s Day deals include: Brasserie du Parc - Enjoy a “Bonne Saint Valentine” three-course meal for $58 on Valentine’s... Read More »
1/30/2019
Looking to kill a couple of hours in Avenida Houston? Aside from the delicious dining options like the award-winning Kulture or Xochi, there are several things to do during a 1-2 hour break in the area. Find your inner kid at Discovery Green and breeze through pinwheels at GUST: Celebrating a Decade of Discovery , ending March 20. Lunchtime can be a real treat with Blues & More at the Brown !... Read More »
1/17/2019
Get ready to run Houston because the Chevron Houston Marathon is here. And with the MLK holiday right around the corner, that means one thing: a day to recoup from a run, or better yet, a day to recoup from being the spectator! Watching thousands is a real sport. That said, spectators will need to get set up early to get a prime spot near the finish line. But don't fret if that snooze button... Read More »
11/15/2018
The NBA Houston Rockets basketball season is already a month in and it’s off to a great start! After becoming the number one seed in a stacked Western Conference and reaching the Western Conference Finals last year and taking the defending champions, Golden State Warriors, to seven games, the Houston Rockets are looking to improve on the success of last year. Chris Paul, one of the... Read More »
10/22/2018
It’s that time of year again. Time to get dressed up in that old favorite or super popular costume for Halloween 2018. Even though Halloween happens to fall on a Wednesday this year, there’s no reason why people should wait to start having fun. Here are a few fun activities to think about, right here at the Avenida Houston campus: Friday, Oct. 26 Fridays on the Avenida : Come on... Read More »
5/2/2018
Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday, May 5, and there’s no better neighborhood than Avenida Houston that celebrates the holiday. Whether someone is a resident or visitor, one can’t be in the area on May 5 and not either learn a little history from a proud Houstonian on Mexico's victory over France or see a beautifully-ornate parade that celebrates Mexican culture. But what would a... Read More »
4/26/2018
Friday is right around the corner, which means it’s weekend prep time! With so many options to enjoy around H-Town, it’s just a matter of what fits the mood and where to go. That’s where things can get tricky. So, where can people go to see a movie, explore art, hear live music, watch sports or get a bite to eat? Luckily for families, friends and just about anyone looking to have... Read More »
4/10/2018
Party on the Plaza Starts with a Bang! The Party on the Plaza series kicked off last Thursday at Avenida Houston with an upbeat and oddly entertaining mix. The free outdoor concert, set in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center, opened with deejay and drum master DK the Drummer, who had the crowd moving to his high energy and hip house mixes. Dance the Night Away As the fun continued, fans... Read More »
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