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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:

Backyard Pitmaster Class (Sunday, August 6th)

Learn how to BBQ like the best of them at the BrisketU Backyard Pitmaster Class! Top area BBQ pitmasters will teach you everything there is to know about brisket from choosing the right one, trimming, prepping, smoking, and serving.

Open Mic Night at House of Blues (Tuesday, August 8th)

Whether you choose to “rock the mic” or enjoy the performances, open mic night at the House of Blues will give you a reason to head to happy hour on Tuesday. Held on the first and third Tuesday of each month, the evening also includes an extended happy hour until close. Admission is free and performance sign-up begins at 6pm.

Summer Paint Party (Wednesday, August 9th)

Spending a fun evening creating an original piece of art is waiting for you! The Houston Museum-African American culture is hosting a summer paint party. Tickets are $20 per person and include wine (must be 21 and up for wine) and all your art materials for the evening.

A Night In Havana (Saturday, August 12th)

It’s time for the 9th Annual “A Night In Havana”! So get your Fedora’s ready and your party face on. There will be plenty of cigars, margaritas, and great music to go around. The admission is $20 per person.

Southern Fried Chicken Fest (Saturday, August 12th)

Who doesn’t love fried chicken??? This southern specialty is getting a Houston fest to call its own when the Southern Fried Chicken Festival comes to town! Houston’s most talented chefs, best restaurants, and food trucks will offer samples of their creative fried masterpieces and battle it out to be called the best. There will also be live music, a chicken wing eating contest, a hot sauce competition, and more. Tickets start at $10 and VIP options are available.

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

The Urban Swank Girls

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