Repeal Day @ Prohibition Supperclub & Bar Friday, starting at 3 p.m. 1008 Prairie
The dark era of Prohibition -- which lasted a long 13 years and very well may have been the birthplace of the craft cocktail movement -- was lifted on December 5, 1933. To commemorate the date, Houston's own Prohibition is celebrating with a night of revelry. Start at happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., where the restaurant will be kicking off the evening with specials like $1 oysters, $1 crudo bites, $6 old fashioneds. From 10 p.m. until 2 a.m., the Bootlegger's Ball -- featuring live music, bottled cocktail specials, and aerial bartenders, and more -- takes over the bar. And of course, The Moonlight Dolls will be doing a special Repeal Day Dinner & Show from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Prohibition's theatre. Get your tickets to the show here.
Tamale Festival Houston @ TBH Center Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (VIP); Saturday noon to 9 p.m. 333 S Jensen
This two-day festival features all kinds of delicious Tex-Mex, including Texas barbecue from local pit masters and -- obviously -- tamales. Enjoy live shows and musical performances ranging from rock and country to R&B and tejano as you feast on some of the best tamales in town. A tamale-eating contest will determine the festival's hungriest attendee, while a Best Tamale competition will crown the city's top tamales. Buy tickets (starting at $7.50) here.
Saint Arnold's Walking Tour @ Dickens on the Strand Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m. 2300 Strand
The 41st annual Dickens on the Strand takes over Galveston Island this weekend. The world famous Victorian holiday street festival showcases live music, holiday food and drink, and fun activities all weekend long -- including a walking pub tour that is offered all three days. Learn about The Strand and enjoy some of Saint Arnold Brewery's signature ales as you visit three festival pubs and walk through the National Historic Landmark district with your guide. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 409-765-7834 or visit here for more information.
Deep Eddy Brunch @ Triniti Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2815 South Shepherd
Triniti's delectable 5-course brunch ($35 per person) is worth it on its own, but this Sunday, it gets some extra zest from Deep Eddy. Enjoy $20 carafes (serves 3), $8 cocktails, and $6 Bloody Mary's all made with locally distilled Deep Eddy Vodka. The prix-fixe brunch includes deliciousness like a local greens and prosciutto salad, monkey bread French toast, warm chocolate bouchon, and more, with a la carte options like curried chicken crepes and chicken fried steak available as well.
Winter Beer Stroll @ Tony Mandola's Sunday, 3 p.m. 1212 Waugh
Take a stroll through this Gulf Coast eatery as you get a taste of some of the holiday season's most unique, hand-crafted beers. For $28 per person, enjoy light bites paired with brews, including a hot creole sausage and cheddar muffin alongside Karbach's Yule Shoot Your Eye Out; ceviche shooters alongside Six Point's The Crisp; and more. Get your tickets here or for $35 at the door.
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