Fifty & Fabulous

Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies toasted 50 years of lifelong learning with a day-long Festival of Curiosity. Rice benefactors, staff members and neighborhood families gathered to enjoy arts and crafts, food truck fare and music courtesy of the Marching Owl Band and DJ Mycle, all while learning about the school’s history and curriculum. ... Meanwhile, another Houston institution also celebrated its 50th anniversary. River Oaks Country Club hosted hundreds of John Daugherty, Realtors agents and supporters for the celebratory happy hour, which included a video tribute to the firm’s namesake.



Annise Parker and David and Dixie Glasscock at Rice
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Chapman & Kirby Launches Free Concert Series for Spring

Danny Ray and the Atlantic Street Band performs May 31 (photo from dannyrayatlanticstreetband.com)

CHAPMAN & KIRBY, THE premier event destination in Houston’s East Village, is thrilled to announce the launch of its Spring Music Series, kicking off on Friday, April 12. Chapman & Kirby has become synonymous with top-tier events and unforgettable experiences, many attended by celebrities both local and worldwide. With concert ticket prices soaring to hundreds and even thousands of dollars in the last year, this eight-week music series promises to be a welcomed opportunity to engage with live music for free, showcasing an eclectic lineup of talented acts.

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Chef Royere

IT’S NOT EVERY day that a Houston chef is graced with one France’s most prestigious honors. But that day arrived for The Post Oak’s executive chef Jean-Luc Royere who received the Ordre du Mérite agricol in a private ceremony on April 16. The award is an esteemed honor bestowed to French citizens by the French Republic for outstanding contributions to agriculture and the culinary arts.

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People + Places

Melon Carpaccio and the Strawberry Chill

THE CROWD AT River Oaks’ Relish doesn’t let up as early evening turns into nighttime. To toast the pretty spring weather, a posh set is filling the neighborhood eatery’s airy bar and lush patio.

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