Annual CityBook ‘Sexy Issue’ to Arrive Soon, and You Must See the Racy NOLA-Photographed Cover!

CityBook Editors

THE ANNUAL HOUSTON CityBook “Sexy Issue,” one of the most anticipated editions of the year, will hit newsstands this week, with a cover photographed in an unexpected place.

Houston Restaurant Weeks Menus Revealed! See Who’s Serving What at HRW, Kicking Off Next Week

Robin Barr Sussman

HOUSTON'S BIGGEST CULINARY event returns for 37 days of areawide meals and deals benefiting the Houston Food Bank. The lineup of restaurants, including some of the Houston’s hottest and newest, is now live with menus offering multi-course dinners (three or four courses) and two- or three-course brunch and lunch options. Some menus have a to-go option.

For His Curtain Call, Beloved Director Stages Comedic Opera at the Hobby Center

Chris Becker

SUMMER IS A time for lightening up — and the performing-arts community has taken note.

Ancient French Wellness Cures Reimagined at Houston’s Escape Spa: The Power of Vichy

Serial entrepreneur and spa visionary LeBrina Jackson

NESTLED IN THE heart of France, the town of Vichy holds a rich history in the world of wellness and hydrotherapy. Acquiring fame for their alkaline springs in the 17th century, the Romans were among the first to recognize the therapeutic benefits of the springs. They established a French spa known as “Vichy,” which still exists today and continues to attract spa-goers from around the world to experience the transformative effects of hydrotherapy.

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Slushies at Fuzzy's

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE long holiday that kicks off summer arrives this weekend, and Houstonians are due. Getting hungry, thirsty, and ready for some R&R? Whether you want to grill at home, start with casual brunch, or hit a Memorial Day celebration to honor our veterans, we’ve got you covered.

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“DO YOU KNOW how a river forms?” is the question that begins Houston author Vaishnavi Patel’s new book, Goddess of the River. The voice belongs to Ganga, goddess of India’s Ganges river, who has been transformed against her will by Lord Shiva from “a tributary of the cosmic ocean” into the physical form of a mere winding river, with no path to the heavens, only the sea. Later, Ganga runs afoul of a powerful sage who transforms her yet again into a human, and as it happens in myths, things get complicated.

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