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:

Movie On The Lawn (Wednesday, July 12th)

Grab the kids and make your way to City Centre for a fun night of movie watching! They are hosting Moonlight Movies for Kids on every second Wednesday in the summer (June-August). This event is free and includes complimentary popcorn since no good movie night is complete without it. Up next is the movie Tangled.

Chocolate & Bourbon (Thursday, July 13th)

Chocolate and bourbon unite at this interactive tasting at Araya Artisan Chocolate in Uptown Park. Guests will enjoy a complimentary flight of 3 Woodford Reserve Bourbons, various cheeses, nuts, fruits, cacao, and their new chocolate collection inspired by some of the most famous bourbon cocktails. Tickets are $39 per person.

Bayou City Poetry Slam (Thursday, July 13th)

Nationally acclaimed poets will us their creative words in an all out battle at the Bayou City Poetry Group Slam. Guests will witness a theatrical and thrilling display of word play as four teams of five poets bring their A-game. Tickets are $10.

Viva El Tequila Fest (Friday, July 14th)

The second annual Viva El Tequila Festival at the iconic Cadillac Bar will be a agave lover’s dream. Partake in tequila in more ways than one including tequila pours and signature cocktails. And there will be plenty of tacos, face painting and dancing to balance out the fun! Tickets start at $40.

Houstonia Summer Pop Up Shop (Saturday, July 15th)

How about a little shopping and sipping on cocktails? If you said yes to either, then the Houstonia’s Summer Pop-Up is the place you! There will be some of the top boutiques and local vendors presenting their goods from apparel to flatware and everything in between! There will also be live music, food, and for the second time COCKTAILS!

Bonus…because it’s our event  😆

Summer in the City (Saturday, July 15th)

Join Urban Swank + My Table Magazine on a culinary journey as we sip and savor our way through several great food cities, all without leaving the city limits! Summer in the City is a four-stop tour of four restaurants in Houston. Each stop focuses on a special menu item and cocktail that evokes the culinary flavors and atmosphere of one of four international cities.

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


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The Urban Swank Girls


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