Big news today from Houston’s Theater District: Downtown’s Jones Plaza will be renovated and renamed as the Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts. Wyatt herself has made a $10 million gift toward the $29 million project. The Downtown Redevelopment Authority and Houston First will fund most of the rest.
It’s that time of year again: The 2019 Houston Restaurant Weeks begins tomorrow and runs through September 2, giving diners five weeks to support the largest food-bank fundraiser in the nation — plenty of time to work their way through much of the pre-fixe perfection dished out by nearly 300 local hot spots. Lunch, dinner and brunch menus range from $20 to $45 per person, and each meal purchased generates a donation to the Houston Food Bank of up to $7.
The hottest — read: sweatiest — health and fitness headlines for the new year.
Former heavyweight champ Lou Savarese is teaching fitties in West U how to fight. His Savarase Fight Fit offers personalized training sessions in group and one-on-one settings. A variety of classes is offered, including ones focused on pad and bag work, kickboxing and weights. Kids ages 5-16 can enroll in after-school classes, too! 4215 Bellaire Blvd., 713.389.5557,