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BBVA Compass Stadium

BBVA Compass Stadium LogoBBVA Compass Stadium
2200 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77003

PHONE: 713.276.7500

The new BBVA Compass Stadium is a state-of-the-art, open-air stadium designed to host Dynamo matches as well as additional sporting and concert events. When it opens on May 12, 2012, the 22,000-seat stadium will be the first soccer-specific stadium in Major League Soccer located in a city’s downtown district.

Aside from Major League Soccer and international soccer matches, the new BBVA Compass Stadium will also host Texas Southern University football, concerts, boxing matches, and much more. With its downtown location, the new stadium will be a part of a true Stadium District, which already features Minute Maid Park and Toyota Center, as well as the George R. Brown Convention Center, and Discovery Green.

The BBVA Compass Stadium is located just east of downtown, bordering Texas, Dowling, Hutchens, and Walker.

Toyota Center Map

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Imagine Dragons

with special guests Metric and Halsey

1800x780_0Toyota Center is excited to welcome Imagine Dragons on Thursday, July 16th! The GRAMMY Award-winning rock band is set to bring their electrifying live show back on the road with the SMOKE + MIRRORS TOUR in support of their new album. Imagine Dragons uses frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability. The multi-platinum selling band will be joined by alternative rock band, Metric, as well as Astralwerks’ recording artist, Halsey. Don’t miss your chance to see Imagine Dragons this July!

For more artist and tour information, visit www.imaginedragonsmusic.com

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Houston History Conference
“On the Cusp: Houston in the 1860s”

houston 2Saturday, September 12, 2015, at the University of Houston

The Houston History Association is hosting its annual Houston History Conference. The morning sessions will be on Houston in the 1860s. In the afternoon, the sessions will be open to any topic on the history of the greater Houston area in any time period. If you are interested in proposing a topic or a panel, please contact program chair Dr. Eddie Weller at eddie.weller@sjcd.edu or 281-929-4614.


Some of those already scheduled for the program include:

David Cameron, Texas A&M University

Naomi Carrier Independent Scholar

Ron Goodwin, Ph.D., Prairie View A&M University

Portia Hopkins, Ph.D., Lee College

Wesley G. Phelps, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

Merline Pitre, Ph.D., Texas Southern University

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Telerik_Web_UI_WebResourceChef, author, and raconteur Anthony Bourdain is best known for traveling the globe on his stomach, daringly consuming some of the world’s most exotic dishes on his hit TV shows Parts Unknown on CNN, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and The Layover. Somewhat notoriously, he has established himself as a professional gadfly, bête noir, advocate, social critic, and pork enthusiast, recognized for his caustic sense of humor worldwide. He is as unsparing of those things he hates, as he is evangelical about his passions. For one night only, Bourdain will spend the evening sharing candid, unyielding insights about his life’s work and travels, including an open question and answer session with the audience.


Internationally renowned best-selling author, television host and multiple Emmy-award winner Anthony Bourdain today announced a 10-city United States tour launching July 7 in Nashville. Tickets for Bourdain’s Houston appearance go on sale to the general public Friday, April 17, and may be purchased online at spahouston.org or by calling 713-227-4772.


“Close to the Bone” serves audiences an all new live show featuring an unyielding, brutally honest monologue reflecting on diverse culture, street cuisine and his travels to lesser-known locations around the world, followed by an open Q&A session. Currently filming the hit CNN original series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” (season five premieres Sunday, April 26. 9pm ET/PT), Bourdain brings audiences a menu loaded with lots of laughs, serious discussions and unapologetic irreverence.


“I want to open the book on what I’ve learned seeking the road UN-traveled – more than I get to show you on television,” says Bourdain. The Peabody Award winner, known for getting the most out of his interview subjects who often reveal deep insights to him about local food, culture and their homeland, will have no shortage of stories and unfettered opinions to share with his audiences.


Bourdain is the author of the bestselling Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, a candid, hysterical, and sometimes shocking portrait of life in restaurant kitchens that has been translated into more than 28 languages – as well as the travel journal, A Cook’s Tour, the non-fiction Medium Raw, three crime novels, a cookbook, a biography of Typhoid Mary, the bestselling graphic novel Get Jiro!, and others. The sequel to Get Jiro!, entitled Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi, will be published in October 2015.


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Whiskies of the World® Expo

Houston – Saturday, September 19, 2015
5:00pm - 9:00pm (5:00-6:00 VIP Hour)


The Westchase Marriott 

Whiskies of the World® Expo & Artisanal Spirits Fest brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities. What to expect; Hundreds of whiskies sampled (Scotch, Bourbon, American Craft, Malts, Grains, …) Scottish, Irish, American, Canadian, Indian, Australian … Meet Distillers and Brand Ambassadors Food Whisky Masterclasses: A guided tasting and educational experience Whisky mixology Cigar and whisky pairing Please note that attendance at this event is strictly limited to persons aged 21 or over. Photo I.D. showing age is required.


VIP hour 5.00pm – 6.00pm

General admission from 6.00pm – 9.00pm


VIP ticket $150.00

General admission ticket $120.00

Masterclass ticket $10 (Included in VIP)

Early bird tickets are available until June 30th ($15 off)

What does my ticket include?

Hundreds of whiskies from all over the world to taste, food for pairing, a whisky tasting glass, a cigar Cut and Smoke.

What does VIP include?

VIP only pours. A whisky seminar based on availibility.

With limited VIP ticketing guests have easier access to brand ambassadors, distillers and blenders. This translates to less wait time for samples and more time to attend a whisky seminar which is complimentary with a VIP ticket.

Masterclasses: (45 minutes each.)

A 45 minute in depth journey into the Art of Whisky which includes guided tastings of four to six whiskies. Often included are expressions not offered in the main tasting hall.

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As unique as each is, technical prowess is essential to the three works in this mixed-repertory program, all originally choreographed for the Houston Ballet dancers. Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo brings wit and humor to the extreme virtuosity that he demands in ONE/end/ONE. Inspired by flocks of birds flying in breathtaking unison, Edwaard Liang’s Murmuration is a deeply spiritual work for nine men and eight female dancers. Closing the program is Stanton Welch’s vivid interpretation of the third act of Paquita, a challenging, Spanish-flavored ballet first performed in 1846.

7:30 PM on September 18, 20, 26, 27, 2014
2:00 PM on September 21, 28, 2014

Purchase Houston Ballet Tickets

The performance lasts approximately two hours and thirty-five minutes.

ONE/end/ONE (2011)
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218
Choreography: Jorma Elo
Costume Design: Holly Hynes
Lighting Design: Christina R. Giannelli

Murmuration (2012)
Music: Ezio Bosso Violin Concerto No. 1 “Esoconcerto”
Choreography: Edwaard Liang
Costume Design: Edwaard Liang and Laura Lynch
Lighting Design: Lisa J. Pinkham

Paquita (1846)
Music: Leon Minkus
Choreography: Stanton Welch, after Marius Petipa
Lighting Design: Lisa J. Pinkham

Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age.

Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street.

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Barrels in an old wine cellar

Experience the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail!

Located between I-45 and U.S. Highway 290, the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail offers visitors spectacular views and award-winning wines in Southeast Texas. Our SEVEN member wineries include, Bernhardt Winery, Plantersville, Texas,Cork This! Winery, Montgomery, Texas, Messina Hof Winery, Bryan, Texas, Peach Creek Vineyards , College Station, Texas, Pleasant Hill Winery, Brenham, Texas,Saddlehorn Winery, Burton, Texas and Windy Winery, Brenham, Texas. All of the member wineries are located in close proximity to the greater Houston area.

New crop of grapes for wine manufacture
New crop of grapes for wine manufacture

To learn more about the SEVEN member wineries about one hour northwest of Houston, click HERE! Throughout the year, the member wineries on the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail each offer unique wine experiences including wine tastings, grape crushing and stomp, mystery dinners, music concerts, wine paired dinners, vineyard tours, a variety of wine-related gifts and much, much more. In addition, the member wineries along the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail work together to produce FIVE very different, seasonal wine trail events each year.

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Beck Building, Lower Level

5601 Main Street

About the exhibition

Dynamic works from the Museum’s renowned collection of Latin American art focus on visual explorations of space and light in Cosmic Dialogues. This exhibition features nearly 50 significant sculptures and drawings created over the past 70 years, including immersive light installations, rarely seen works on paper, and masterpieces of Kinetic art.

Cosmic Dialogues: Selections from the Latin American Collection allows visitors to engage with Latin American artistic innovators in new and exciting ways. The presentation showcases Modern and Contemporary artists’ concern with the cosmos as a driving theme.

A highlight is the reinstallation of La ciudad hidroespacial (The Hydrospatial City) by Gyula Kosice (born 1924). An audience favorite at the MFAH in 2009, this immersive, room-sized display is Kosice’s utopian vision of space architecture. The Hydrospatial City epitomizes the Argentinean artist’s pioneering use of innovative materials such as Plexiglas and illustrates his fundamental preoccupations with water, space, and the human condition. At a time when few paid attention to the physical depletion of the planet, The Hydrospatial Citybegun in 1946 and completed in 1972—was both a sounding alarm and a poetic manifesto for survival in space.

Kosice’s masterpiece is displayed in dialogue with a selection of light-based structures by other Argentinean artists active in the Kinetic art movement in Europe. Cosmic Dialogues also draws from the Museum’s extensive holdings of masterworks by German-born Venezuelan artist Gego (1912–1994). In the 1960s and 1970s, she developed a structural method for drawing in space with a series of flexible, hanging net sculptures made of stainless-steel wire. Her work contrasts with examples by contemporary artists, such as Argentina’s Gustavo Díaz (born 1969) and Mexico’s Pablo Vargas Lugo (born 1968), who are concerned with issues of light and space.


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