IN EARLY MARCH of last year, Blair Truesdell, 26, was just settling into her exciting new life in Austin. She had just moved there from Houston to serve as the assistant manager for Manready Mercantile's ATX outpost when the universe, known for its increasing level of fickleness, decided it had other plans for her.

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A market honoring Pet Awareness Month is happening at The Parkway at Regent Square this Sunday

IN THE MOOD to hit up a film fest, or just go for a joy ride? There's plenty to do in H-Town this weekend — including a massive craft-beer event in Kemah. Cheers to that!

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A NEW CONCEPT promises to glam up Downtown, which has been eerily quiet for the past year. The '80s-and-'90s-inspired "micro club" Cherry will open May 7 underneath Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar on historic Main. Think Alice in Wonderland meets nostalgic rock 'n' roll: Creator Carson Hager, President of Hospitable Viking, says that the club is an "ode to a wild time of garish excess," perhaps in a nod to the other roaring '20s after the Spanish flu pandemic. "It's certainly time to dance again," he says, "and we're hoping to bring the party back to its rightful place in downtown." He says patrons will love the "all-night dance party" vibe, featuring a playlist of songs everyone will know.

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