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1. ABC Presidential Democratic Debate- Scheduled for  7 pm on Thursday September 12th at Texas Southern University

Democratic presidential candidates including Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, and Texas' Beto O'Rourke will convene at Texas Southern University for this can't miss presidential debate. As we approach the Democratic Caucus next winter, this debate will play a critical role in the selection of the Democratic presidential nominee and will surely affect the minds of many Democratic voters. Limited tickets are available by contacting the Democratic Party utilizing the following link:

2. Astros' Final Regular Season Home Game- Scheduled for 1:10 pm on Sunday September 22nd at Minute Maid Park The Astros host their final regular season game of the 2019 season when they take on the Los Angeles Angels and AL MVP-candidate Mike Trout. The Astros are 51-17 at home this year and will be looking to put one last show for the home fans at the Juice Box before the postseason starts in early October.  3. Market Square Park Fall Concert- Scheduled for 7:30pm on Friday September 13th at the

Historic Market Square Park Enjoy live music and fun lawn-games with friends and family at the beautiful Market Square Park. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase outside of the Niko Niko's and Texas musical groups such as Band of Heathens and Shinyribs will be set to perform alongside Austin's own Nakia from NBC's hit show

The Voice. Admission is free!  4. Texans' Home Opener- Scheduled for 12 pm on Sunday September 15th at NRG Stadium Don't miss the newly-revamped Houston Texans when they host their first home game of the year against their divisional-rival the Jacksonville Jaguars. DeShaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins, and J.J. Watt will be looking to put on a thrilling performance for all fans when they take the field at NRG Stadium and welcome back Texans fans for their 2019 regular season home opener.   5. Mayoral Forum- Scheduled for 11am on

Thursday September 5th at the Houston Marriott South Hotel Houston mayoral candidates Sylvester Turner, Tony Buzbee, Dwight Boykins,  Bill King, and Sue Lovell will be present at the Mayoral Forum presented by the East End Chamber of Commerce. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Houston's mayoral candidates discuss crucial issues affecting our community on a regional and national scale. For ticket listings, please utilize the link below: 6. Discovery Green Presents "Mexico en el Corazon"-  Scheduled for 7 pm on

Friday September 13th at the Discovery Green This great cultural experience will consist of Mariachi music, Mexican ballet, and a multitude of artistic activities taking place on the Discovery Green. This is the perfect way to spend a Friday night with family and friends. Admission is free!  7. Howdy, Modi! Presented by Texas India Forum- Scheduled for 10 am on

Sunday September 22nd at NRG Stadium India's Prime Minister Ravendra Modi will be in Houston in late September to address guests at the NRG Stadium. He will be discussing issues including global trade wars and relations between the United States and India. This event will also include cultural activities for children of all ages and a vast variety of great food! Admission is also free! 8. Jonas Brothers in Concert- Scheduled for 7:30 pm on Thursday September 26th at the Toyota Center The boy-band sensation Jonas Brothers will be in Houston this month promoting their new album "Happiness Begins." Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Jonas Brothers perform live at the Toyota Center.  9. Meek Mill & Future in Concert- Scheduled for

7 pm on Sunday September 29th at the

Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion  Rappers Meek Mill and Future will be in The Woodlands later this month to perform some of their legendary hip-hop songs from this decade as well as tracks from Future's new album "The Wizard." There will also be guest performances by YG and Mustard to provide some extra fireworks for all fans.  10. Carrie Underwood in Concert- Scheduled for

7pm on Saturday September 21st at the Toyota Center American country star and Grammy award-winning artist Carrie Underwood will be in Houston later this month at the Toyota Center. Expect to hear some hits from Underwood's newest album "Cry Pretty" and her older classic country albums as well as guest performances from Maddie & Tae and Runaway Jane.   11. Ciara in Concert- Scheduled for 7pm on

Tuesday September 24th at the House of Blues Another Grammy award-winning singer Ciara will be at the House of Blues to promote her most recent album "Beauty Marks" which was released last May. The amazing pop signer & dancer will look to make a lasting image for all Houston fans when she takes the stage downtown later this month.  12. Phil Collins in Concert- Scheduled for

8pm on Tuesday September 24th at the Toyota Center 8-time Grammy award-winning artist Phil Collins will be in Houston later this month as part of his Still Not Dead Yet tour. Fans will relive Collins' glory days when he performs classic hits including "In the Air Tonight" and "Against all Odds". Make sure to tell friends/family and to purchase your tickets soon all you 80's buffs.  13. Downtown District's Second Sunday Revival- Scheduled for 12pm on Sunday September 8th at the Historic Market Square Park For all Bloody Mary fans, this event is for you! There will be a showcase of Bloody Mary drinks and local bands performing at the Historic Market Square Park. Make sure to get to the park early and take part in the Bloody Brass Brunch hosted by the Downtown District. Admission is free!

14. KISS in Concert- Scheduled for 7:30pm on

Monday September 9th at the Toyota Center Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band KISS will be in Houston as part of their final tour ever titled "End of the Road." Best known for hit songs including "Detroit Rock City"  "I Was Made for Lovin You" and "Forever", watch this legendary band perform for one last time as they finish their marvelous 45-year career together.  15. "Giselle" presented by Houston Ballet- Scheduled daily for  all dates between September 6th-15th at the Wortham Theater Center Marius Petipa's "Giselle" was an instant-classic with critics during its debut back in 1967 culminating with the growth of ballet theatre in Houston and thus proving that our great city can be an international leader in the exhibition of culture and arts. "Giselle" remains a fan-favorite and perfect example of 19th century Romanticism ballet, so don't miss your opportunity to see it live in person. For ticket listings, please utilize the link below:

16. Houston Sympathy Presents Common- Scheduled for Wednesday 7:30pm on September 4th at Jones Hall American hip-hop legend and Academy award-winning artist Common will be in Houston today in collaboration with the Houston Sympathy to perform at Houston's most historical venue Jones Hall. This one-night-only performance will be conducted by Steven Reineke and will be sure to deliver an unforgettable experience for all music fans.  17. John Mayer in Concert- Scheduled for 7:30pm on Sunday September 8th at the Toyota Center 7-time Grammy award-winning artist John Mayer will be in Houston later this week as part of his current tour titled "Search for Everything." Mayer will be sure to deliver an awesome showcase for all fans at the Toyota Center including playing his former hits such as "Belief" and "No Such Thing."  18. FestEve! A Night for The Arts-  Scheduled for

6:30 pm on Saturday September 14th at Rice University Make sure to enjoy a night full of artistic activities and showcases including a guest appearance by Mayor Sylvester Turner. This night will also include artistic performances and a great variety of cocktails as well as a silent auction. For ticket listings, please utilize the link below:

19. Bayou Music Series Under the Stars-  Scheduled for 7 pm on Saturday September 14th at the Bayou City Event Center The Houston Creole Festival and Mardi Gras Parade presents this beautiful night full of live jazz music, dancing, and cocktails under the lights at the Bayou City Event Center.  There will also be performances from Galaxy Boys, Platinum Players. and Freddiekush-moe. Tickets will be available starting at $12.

20. Lenny Kravitz- Scheduled for 7:30 pm on Sunday September 15th at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland 4-time Grammy award-winning artist Lenny Kravitz will be in Sugarland later this month as part of the promotion of his most recent album "Raise Vibration." Don't miss Lenny Kravitz perform classic hits including "Fly Away" and "Again" in front of an expected sold-out crowd at the Smart Financial Centre. 

1. Texans' Home Preseason Game-  Scheduled for 7pm on Saturday 08/17 at NRG Stadium 

The Texans host their first preseason game of the season on August 17th. With tickets starting at just $9, this is an awesome family friendly event at NRG Stadium for die-hard Texans fans looking to get a first-hand glance at some of the team's newest additions and superstar players including the likes of Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins, JJ Watt, and their newly acquired running-back Duke Johnson. (Tickets starting at $9)

2. Backstreet Boys Concert- Scheduled for 8pm on Saturday 08/31 at the Toyota Center

The 8-time Grammy nominated band Backstreet Boys will be back in H-town for the first time in 18 years as part of their current "DNA Arena Tour"  coming to Houston on August 31st. This will be an amazing experience for all old-school Backstreet Boys fans looking to relive the good old times including their hit song "I want It That Way"as well as some of the band's newest hits from their recent album DNA. Suites and tickets remain available on Stubhub and SeatGeek, however the Toyota Center box office has sold out meaning you will be paying late-market value price. (Tickets are $125+)

3. Ted Cruz- Scheduled for 7pm-8:15pm on Thursday 08/29 at The Ballroom at Bayou Place (500 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002)

Senator of Texas since 2013, Ted Cruz visits Houston later this month on August 29th to discuss foreign policy and a wide range of immigration issues among debate in current American politics. Cruz, who refers to himself as the "Non-interventionist Hawk" will discuss issues including relations with North Korea and Russia, current immigration policies/tactics administered by the Trump White House, and legislation to take action against some of our country's biggest international threats. You can utilize the link below to register for this event. (Registration for this event is $35)

4. Rascal Flatts-  Scheduled for 8pm on Thursday 08/29 at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland

The 4-time Grammy nominated country group Rascal Flatts returns to the Houston area on August 29th as part of their Summer Playlist Tour with special guest Jimmie Allen. With 14 number one country hits on the billboard 100, Rascal Flatts is among the most regarded and famous country bands of this millennium and will be sure to provide a great experience for fans of all ages. You can utilize the link below to buy tickets for this event. (Tickets starting at $35)

5. Murder on Orient Express- Scheduled for 7:30pm from 07/29-08/25 at the Alley Theatre 

Agatha Christie's plot-twisting thriller novel "The Murder on the Orient Express" comes to Houston's Theatre District on a daily basis running through August 25th. This will be a can't miss showcase for all mystery/crime novel lovers in Houston. Don't miss the opportunity to see this classic mystery novel on stage at the Alley Theatre in Downtown's Theatre District. You can utilize the link below to buy tickets for this event. (Tickets starting at $31)

6. Nelly/TLC/Flo Rida Concert- Scheduled for Friday 08/23 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (The Woodlands)

Billboard top 100 hitmakers Nelly, TLC, and Flo Rida are touring together this summer and will visit the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on August 23rd as part of their incredible group party tour. With Nelly and TLC providing their classic hit including "Hot in Herre" "Waterfalls" and "Country Grammar" as well as Flo Rida bringing back some of his classic hits from earlier in this decade including "Right Round" and "Low", fans will have an unbelievable night in The Woodlands with amazing music and fun company. You can utilize the link below to buy tickets for this event. (Tickets starting at $25)

7. B.I.G. Salsa Festival- Scheduled for Thursday 08/29-09/02 at 7pm at the Westin Galleria Houston

Don't miss the biggest annual Salsa Festival in Houston! This special cultural event will include a multitude of Salsa concerts, shows, dancing classes, and workshops offered from August 29th-September 2nd at the Westin Galleria Houston. Whether you are a social dancer, professional dancer, or just want to learn more about Salsa dancing and its role in  Latino culture, this is a can't miss event for guests of all ages as well as Bachata and Mambo lovers. You can utilize the link below to buy tickets for this event. (Tickets starting at $50 per night)

8. Restaurant Week Houston- Scheduled to run the entire month of August at participating Houston Restaurants 

Did you know that Houston has more than 10,000 restaurants and that Houstonians eat out the most on average of any city in the United States! During this month-long celebration, many restaurants in Houston will be offering a wide range of sweepstakes, contests, and special menus exemplifying Houston's diversity and delicious must-try plates with a large portion of proceeds going to benefit Houston Food Banks. For more information about Restaurant Week in Houston, please feel free to utilize the link below.

9. Candytopia Houston- Scheduled to run from 08/13-09/29 at Candytopia Houston location (7620 Katy Fwy Suite 360, Houston, TX 77024)

Imagine 14 curated rooms showcasing giant structures made of all-natural candy as well as a swimming pool full of 300,000 marshmallows! Well that sounds like Candytopia. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample 9 new candy bars that are waiting to be devoured. Yum! This event will be sure to capture your imagination and probably your sweet teeth as well. You can utilize the link below to buy tickets for this event.  (Tickets starting at $20 for children between the age of 4-12 and $28 for general admission 12+)

10. History Through Cinema- Scheduled to run every second Wednesday in August at the Institute of Hispanic Culture- Houston (3315 Sul Ross St. Houston, TX 77098)

Explore Spanish/Latino culture through a series of films at the Institute of Hispanic Culture offered every second Wednesday (08/14 and 08/28) of the month. This is a wonderful event for people of all ages whom want to learn more about Hispanic roots, Hispanic culture, and Hispanic history both in Texas and internationally. This is also a really cool event for people learning the Spanish language and want to learn more about Spanish history in Texas. The movies will include English subtitles and free popcorn for all guests. Admission is free. 

Best of the Rest

1. AIA Sandcastle Competition- Scheduled for Saturday 08/24 at the East Beach in Galveston. 

For more information on this great fund-raising event, please utilize the link below.

2. D.L. Hughley- Scheduled for 7:30 pm on 08/16-08/18 at the Houston Improv (7620 Katy Fwy #455, Houston, TX 77024)

Don't miss your chance to see American comedian and actor D.L. Hughley take stage in Houston. We can promise you this will be a night full of laughter and funny stories! You can utilize the link below to buy tickets for this event. 

1. 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11's Moon Landing

It is hard to believe that it has already been 50 years since we defied all odds and landed the first men on the Moon on July 20th, 1969. Fast forward 50 years, and Houston still remains a scientific, medical, and exploration hub that is leading the way for NASA's return to the Moon in the next decade. 

Given that Houston is home to the Johnson Space Center and played a critical role in the "race to space," this surely had to top our list. The Space City enjoyed a month-long celebration including Mayor Sylvester Turner making an appearance in New York City to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange, not only representing all of Houstonians but also signifying the importance of Houston's relationship with space exploration and NASA. Thank you Mayor Turner!

Among the notable events in Houston that commemorated this historic feat included the Discover Green's "A Giant Leap: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing", the "Out of this World Lunar Exhibition" at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Astros' presentation of "Apollo Night" at Minute Maid Park, the "Moon Walk Experience" at Buffalo Bayou Park, and the Museum of Fine Arts' "Media Space City Party". Neil Armstrong's son Rick Armstrong threw out the first pitch on "Apollo 11" night at Minute Maid Park.  Also, Houston's very own astronaut celebrity Space Casey made appearances throughout the city's landmarks and even greeted tourists at IAH Airport who were coming to celebrate this special moment in Houston. 

2. Citgo's Freedom over Texas

This July 4th celebration was simply spectacular and breath-taking with many Space City-themed activities for children and families of all ages at Eleanor Tinsley Park. With live music from Kellie Pickler and Jake Owen, Mayor Turner greeting attendees and taking pictures with children, as well family-friendly events including a robotics exhibition and NASA mission exhibition, children and newcomers to our city really had the opportunity to learn a lot about Houston's role with respect to the first landing on the Moon back in 1969. 

The fireworks show presented by Citgo was masterful and a great display for all Houstonians. With beautiful colors filling up the skyline, it made for a perfect night out with loved-ones and family. This also made us appreciative of what this city does for its citizens. Without doubt, this was the headlining Independence Day celebration in Texas and arguably the entire country.  --

3. Russell Westbrook Traded to Houston Rockets

It is official Houston, the 8-time NBA All-star and 2017 NBA MVP, Russell Westbrook was officially introduced as a Houston Rocket in late July completing an amazing blockbuster trade between the Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder in which the Rockets gave up Chris Paul and two first-round picks for 2024 and 2026.

Tenacious, warrior-like, and emotional, Westbrook plays with his heart on his sleeve and will surely be a fan-favorite at the Toyota Center for many years to come. Westbrook has broken numerous NBA records and has averaged a triple-double for the last 3 years in a row completely dominating the NBA with his quickness, athleticism, intelligence, and effort. 

This is a player who has Championship-material and effort manifested in everything he does, and the 8-time All-Star is coming to Houston with big expectations for himself and Houston fans.

A special thanks to the Houston Rockets' brilliant General Manager Daryl Morey and dedicated owner Tilman Fertitta for making this trade happen. Houston couldn't be more excited for the upcoming season and to see the Rockets eventually bring another championship trophy to Downtown Houston. 

4.  713 day was a Blast in Houston

On July 13th, Houston celebrated its local history and pride with "713 Day". With help from our friends at Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 713 Day included a city-wide pub crawl through Houston's finest bars including some of our main partners El Big Bad and Batanga Houston. 

With live music at the Historic Market Square Park, a wide range of drinks/food for families, a 713 cypher among Houston's local rappers, and an after-party at the Axelrad, this was a day-long celebration of Houston's most famous area code and our city's distinct culture and history. We cannot wait for next year's 713 Day and hopefully the weather will cooperate next year for everyone's sake.

5. U.S. Women's Soccer Teams Wins World Cup

What is more patriotic that the World Cup and lifting the trophy in front of all the world's eyes! Our U.S. Women's National Team made Houston very proud by beating The Netherlands in the World Cup Final hosted in Lyon, France. With former Houston Dash player Carli Lloyd representing Houston and month-long parties at Houston's top sports bars including Lucky's Pub and Pitch 25, nothing made us more proud than seeing our U.S. Women defend their World Cup title once again.

Bravo Ladies!

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