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A pair of glam parties benefited two children’s charities. At billionaire Tilman Fertitta’s posh pad, a hat-clad crowd gathered on Cinco de Mayo for a Kentucky Derby watch party. Event chairs Megan and Luke Hotze and Hannah and Cal McNair were thrilled with the festive turnout of 400-plus — and with a till of $350,000, which went to Bo’s Place. Meanwhile, an intimate gathering at B&B Butchers toasted fall’s upcoming Knock Out Child Abuse event. In September, some 20 amateur boxers — mostly oil and gas honchos, who will train under heavyweight boxing champ Lou Savarese this summer — step into the ring in the name of charity, with proceeds from the event benefiting the Children’s Assessment Center.

Rebekah Thelander, Bethany Hibbetts and Amber Hartland at ‘Bo’s’
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Even in a pandemic, the arts culture of Houston never stops — from movie screenings in the wee hours of the morning, to public art installations that light up the night. Seven photographers capture the everyday wonders of art in the most resilient city in America, over the course of 24 hours on Saturday, Oct. 3.


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The performing arts have been brought to a screeching halt as a result of the ongoing pandemic. The Houston Brass Quintet, a local nonprofit music troupe, met the moment head-on with outdoor pop-up concerts around the city. Their perseverance has helped keep their heads above water, and the group is gearing up for a holiday season unlike any other.

The chamber group focuses on diverse music genres, prioritizes collaboration in the arts community, and gives back to the community through educational and service programs. Founding member and managing director Sarah Perkins beams as she discusses the service component of the quintet. "The group was originally formed as a one-off for a party," she says. "A gentleman approached me at the party and asked if I was interested in putting a chamber group together, and he gave us $5,000 to get started. With the seed money we got, we decided to make our group a nonprofit, because the mission aspect was important to me — to have a service component involved, with particular emphasis on the Alzheimer's and dementia community."

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