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  • Sotheby's Set to Auction Space Exploration Artifacts on July 20
    July 19 at 9:45 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    Sotheby's is holding its first space exploration-themed auction since the early 1990s, when it auctioned off Russian space history artifacts. The July 20 auction coincides with the 48th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and offers objects…

     
  • Houston Zoo Welcomes Joy, a New Baby Elephant
    July 19 at 7 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    Cuteness alert: It's time for another birth announcement over at the Houston Zoo. After a two-year pregnancy and a short labor, the wait is over for mom Shanti who gave birth to a 305-pound female elephant on July 12. Welcome to Houston, baby…

     
  • 10 Cool Beach Rentals in the Bay Area
    July 18 at 2:50 p.m. by Susie Tommaney

    It's hard to believe, but paradise is not that far away from Houston. Galveston has some amazing lodging opportunities for rental, including hotels and condos, bed and breakfast inns, RV parks and more. Here's our look at some of the coolest…

     

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  • Lil' Keke Hosts 20th Anniversary Block Party at Screwed Up Records & Tapes
    July 17 at 7:55 a.m. by Marco Torres

    Houston rap pioneer Lil' Keke hosted the #713BlockParty at Screwed Up Records & Tapes (3538 West Fuqua) on July 16 in Houston. The event was held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of his 1997 album Don't Mess Wit Texas. (Photo by…

     
  • <i>Fifty Shades Darker</i> Masquerade Ball Brings Naughty Elegance to Houston
    July 17 at 7:15 a.m. by Evan Hammerman

    Music bumped as mysterious masked revelers poured into Life HTX, channeling their inner Anastasia or Christian while wearing Fifty Shades Darker attire. Dressed to impress, everyone enjoyed themselves while dancing on the floor and sharing drinks…

     
  • Athletes Converge in Houston for Fittest Summer and Branch Warren Classic
    July 17 at 6:50 a.m. by Nguyen, Mitchell

    NRG Park was buzzing on July 15 with athletes converging for tests of brawn and stamina. All photos by Mitchell Nguyen. The annual GASP Super Show & Expo, featuring the 2017 NPC Branch Warren Classic, dominated the day. Athletes competed in this…

     
  • The Best Drinks in Houston in 2017 (So Far)
    July 17 at 4:45 a.m.

    We're not ashamed to say it, but we've spent the first six months exploring the best drinks in Houston and surrounding areas. Here's our look at our favorite frozen drinks, cocktails, sophisticated sippers and more. It's been a very good year in…

     
  • The Crowds Came Out for the Houston Black Food Truck Fest 2017
    July 16 at 7:45 a.m. by Yuri Pena

    Houston rains didn't stop the crowds from coming out to enjoy the first annual Houston Black Food Truck Fest, presented by The Blacklist Association. The lines were forming in front of the food trucks outside the Shrine of the Black Madonna on MLK…

     
  • Athena Gun Club Hosts Smith & Wesson Day in Houston
    July 16 at 7:15 a.m. by Eric Sauseda

    Athena Gun Club hosted Smith & Wesson Day on July 15 in Houston. Attendees were allowed to handle and, for a small fee with limited ammo, shoot all Smith & Wesson models on display. This was a great way to try a variety of guns and get a feel for…

     
  • Kendrick Lamar Brings His Damn. Pop-Up Shop to The Tipping Point in Houston
    July 15 at 2:22 p.m. by Marco Torres

    The Tipping Point (214 Travis Street) hosted Kendrick Lamar's Damn. Pop-Up Shop in downtown Houston on July 15, 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. More than 1,000 fans of street wear lined up around the block near Historic Market Square Park in the 90 degree…

     
  • Houston Rockets Introduce All-Star Chris Paul During CP3 Day
    July 15 at 8:30 a.m. by Marco Torres

    The Houston Rockets hosted CP3 Day in honor of their newest acquisition — NBA guard Chris Paul — at Houston's Toyota Center on July 14. More than 5,000 fans were in attendance to cheer on the newest member of Red Nation. We noshed on dollar hot…

     
  • Funky Meets Cool at Insomnia's First Art Show in New Eastwood Digs
    July 15 at 6:15 a.m. by Eric Sauseda

    Local art gallery, toy store and music shop Insomnia Gallery held its first art show in its new east side digs on Friday, July 14. More than thirty artists reinterpreted either classic album art or their favorite album art work for "The Album Art…

     
  • The Best Protest Scenes in Houston in 2017 (So Far)
    July 14 at 6:45 a.m.

    The right to free speech is alive and well in the Bayou City. In the first half of 2017 we've gathered to speak our minds about causes near and dear to our hearts. Here are just a few of the photos from events that addressed women's issues, health…

     
  • Houston's Million-Dollar Swankiendas with Chef-Worthy Kitchens
    July 13 at 4:45 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    Whether you love to entertain for family and friends or it's just dinner for one, there's no denying that meals taste better when prepared and enjoyed in chef-worthy kitchens. Perhaps you're considering your own kitchen remodel. From antique tiles…

     
  • Call For Artists: Houston is Adding 38 More Mini Murals
    July 12 at 4:45 a.m. by Susie Tommaney

    We've all seen the fabulous mini murals around town, where traffic signal control cabinets have been transformed into public art. H-Town has more than 170 original artworks by artists like GONZO247, Anat Ronen, Pilot FX, Shelbi Nicole, Lee…

     
  • Inside the World of <i>Lucha Libre</i> in Houston
    July 11 at 4:45 a.m. by Daniel Kramer

    The Houston Press took a look inside the world of a Houston wrestling dynasty: Jose Ruiz (Big Crab), his son Junior (Aero Crab) and his son Daniel (Silver Crab). We followed them to Cuchara's Battle of the Pueblo this May, and to a night of lucha…

     
  • In the Groove With Nora En Pure at Clé Summer Session
    July 10 at 10:50 a.m. by Jack Gorman

    Swiss DJ Nora En Pure took over the decks for Sunday's Clé Summer Session. She kept the crowd dancing for hours in the heat with deep house grooves including her own hits "Lake Arrowhead" and "Come With Me.

     
  • Hangin' Out at Ham Art Market 2 in Houston's East End
    July 10 at 4:45 a.m. by Doogie Roux

    Our favorite graffiti-covered venue, the Harrisburg Arts Museum, hosted its Ham Art Market 2 on July 8. We viewed murals, street art and graffiti, shopped from art and vintage clothing vendors, saw live painting and performers, and enjoyed music,…

     
  • Opening Night at Lawndale's "The Big Show" in Houston
    July 9 at 8 a.m. by Doogie Roux

    "The Big Show" at Lawndale Art Center is an ambitious annual exhibition of works completed within the past year by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale. It's a great way to see what's happening on the Houston art scene from…

     
  • Pub Crawling in Downtown Houston with Saint Arnold
    July 9 at 7:10 a.m. by Eric Sauseda

    More than a dozen different bars and restaurants along three different routes made up Saturday's Saint Arnold Downtown Pub Crawl. Crawlers kicked things off at the Flying Saucer and, depending on the color of their pub crawl ticket, their routes…

     

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