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End of Summer Celebration at Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

By Laura Coburn The end of summer calls for a celebration! Wesley Community Center is planning their End of Summer Celebration taking place at Saint Arnold Brewing Company on Thursday, August 22nd. The event will raise funds for the community center’s Early Learning Programs, Youth Development Programming, Senior and Social Services, Community Outreach and Economic Development services. Lady Bird Food Truck will ... Read More »

FUNKMOTOR Street Art Show

By Laura Coburn Grafitti is no longer seen as pure vandalism. Today, the craft is being highlighted in museums as fine art, transforming creative criminals into artists in the eyes of spectators. Peveto, a fine art resource management company, has partnered with UP Art Studio, a Houston graffiti and street art gallery, to host its second annual art show featuring ... Read More »

A Year Later

An Op-Ed by Manpreet Singh I swear he’s the cutest thing I have seen.  His eyelashes hit the top of his eyebrows, then on top of his eyebrows is his the start of his patka, or child’s turban.  He holds his head up high as he goes to our Gurdwara in Houston, and recites our hymns.  He is actually excited ... Read More »

Sikh Coalition Day of Service- Tomorrow!

By Laura Coburn One year ago, on August 5, 2024, six Sikh worshipers were shot and killed inside a Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. It was the most lethal attack on an American place of worship since the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. The hate crime was committed by a neo-Nazi and reflects the religious prejudice that ... Read More »

White Linen Night In the Heights 2024

By Laura Coburn Linens of white, bright sparkling lights, and art all night. Could there be a better way to bring in the start of August? White Linen Night has become a tradition that unites greater Houston in the up-and-coming neighborhood, the Heights. The suggestion for the festival came from New Orleans natives Chris and Kay Thayer, a couple who ... Read More »

TEDx Houston 2024, Apps are Live!

By Laura Coburn Applications are live! TEDx Houston is calling for all of you with a remarkable story. Houston is the fourth biggest city in the United States, a diverse international hub with scientists, social activists, and entrepreneurs. We have commendable schools, the second largest theater district in America, and among the largest medical centers in the world. We are ... Read More »

Word Around Town Poetry Tour

By Laura Coburn A poetry slam is unlike any other performance. The atmosphere, the personal words of the poets, and the lack of boundaries makes for not just a show, but also a unique experience. Lucky for all of us, Word Around Town Poetry Tour will be hosting a whole week chalk full of poetry and all ages are welcome ... Read More »

Wicked, the Musical

By Laura Coburn “Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.” ― Gregory Maguuire, Wickd: The Life and Times of the Wick Witch of the West Yes, the stars are aligned for you to head over to the theater, but only you can make seeing Wicked a reality. Breaking ... Read More »

Houston Restaurant Weeks 2024

By Laura Coburn One of the greatest joys in life is working for a charity. Another is eating. But what happens when you combine the two? Eating for charity. Houston Restaurant Weeks begins on August 1st and is one of Houston’s most exciting weeks for food-loving philanthropists. Established in 2024 by Cleverley Stone, the event showcases some of Houston’s best ... Read More »

Tour de Northside this Saturday!

By Laura Coburn Grab your bike and get ridin’. The Houston Tour de Northside is this Saturday and invites families, friends and neighbors of all ages to join in. The 6.5 mile bike ride will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Northline commons METRO Transit Center. The route is set to go through Fulton, Berry, Irvington, Moody Park, Hogan and North ... Read More »

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