Never again will you have to utter the words, “there is nothing going on in Houston”! Each week, we will bring you five swanky (and hand-picked) events that are sure to keep your social life in check. From art shows to culinary festivals, speakeasies, concerts, live performances, and pop-up shops, there is always something to do and to get into in H-town! Check out the fun things to do in Houston this week:

The Brunch! Daytime Mixer & Market (Sunday, August 20th)

Location: Brooklyn Athletic Club, 601 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77006

The summer Daytime Mixer & Market known as The Brunch at Brooklyn Athletic Club is gearing up for their final Sunday funday for summer ’17! This event showcases top vendors, music, and fantastic brunch and drink specials. This event is free to the public.

Lunar + Planetary Institute: Solar Eclipse Viewing (Monday, August 21st)

Location: Levy Park, 3801 Eastside, Houston, TX 77098 

One of the most amazing sights is upon us and you’ll get to experience at Levy Park! The solar eclipse, the time when the moon passes directly between the earth and the sun, will occur on August 21st. The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), in partnership with Levy Park, will provide (safe) solar viewing glasses for Houstonians. This event is free to attend.

Instagram Scavenger Hunt (Thursday, August 24th)

Location: The Water Works, 105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007

Come solo or grab three of your buddies and head to Buffalo Bayou for a scavenger hunt that’s perfect for the social media savvy! As you explore the trails, landmarks, and other sights around the park, you will be given clues to solve. The first to post the correct pictures to their Instagram account wins! Admission is $10 a team for members and $20 for a team for nonmembers.

Pearland Food & Wine Fest (Saturday, August 26th)

Location: Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland, TX 77584

The 6th Annual Wine and Food Festival is here! Head out and enjoy some of the best red and white wines that Texas wineries have to offer. There will also be music, food, shopping and much more. Tickets start at $30 per person!

Jazz Festival Extravaganza (Saturday, August 26th)

Location: Martini Blu, 5060 W. FM 1960, Houston, TX 77069

If you love jazz, then you’ll definitely want to get in on the fun at the Martini Blue Jazz Cafe. They’ll be hosting a two-day outdoor jazz fest featuring talents including Alex Bugnon, Kim Waters, and Marion Meadows. Tickets start at $50.

Enjoy and whatever you choose make sure to get your SWANK on!

The Urban Swank Girls


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