Mint julep sips at — where else? — Julep

ON MAY 4 IN Kentucky, thousands of race fans will don their springtime finest and excessive headwear to watch horses run around the track for exactly one and a quarter mile. Join the mint-julep fun at Houston’s three top spots to witness “the fastest two minutes in sports” — and just maybe win a costume contest.

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A scene from Quebrada's 'The Other Son'

NOW IN ITS 17th year, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Latin Wave film festival continues to bring well deserved attention to emerging and established filmmakers from South America, Mexico, Central America, and the islands of the Caribbean. It’s a festival Houston audiences return to every year to discover new talent and experience fresh perspectives. This year’s Latin Wave runs April 25-28, and features 10 recent releases from six Latin-American countries, with screenings happening in two locations: the Brown Auditorium Theater and the snazzy Lynn Wyatt Theater.

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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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