The Blonde Side’s 5 Things – March 2017
The Blonde Side’s Jayme Lamm shares her top 5 things to do in Houston this month (March), including the Houston Rodeo, some of Houston’s best brunch spots, art fairs, festivals and even more. Houston’s got a lot going on, and a lot of it needs to be done before the weather gets too hot!
#1 It’s March and we’re in Houston, so kicking off this new 5 Things series, it only makes sense to talk about one of the main things you need to do this month – the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!
The Houston Rodeo is also the largest in the country, so it should go without saying, this is a thing to do this month.
#2: SpindleTap Brewery: Does anything say Houston more than local beer and crawfish? I think I’m in love. They do crawfish and beer on Saturdays and are a great spot to hang with friends. Don’t let the fact it’s just outside the loop fool you – it’s well worth the visit. But if you plan on doing some drinking (which I usually do!), make sure to have a designated driver or plan for Uber. We shot this video LIVE from this spot and stay tuned for more!
#3: Make yourself feel extra classy and extra bougey this month (for just $15 at the gate!) by checking out some art this month at the 2017 Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial park on March 24 – 26. Over 300 artists from around the country and 19 different disciplines will showcase their art at the Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on Friday – Sunday, March 24- 26, 2017. As the nation’s premier outdoor fine art event, the three-day festival will provide guests with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase world class art. The festival will benefit local non-profit partners and will feature music, local food vendors, beverages, entertainment, gigantic bubbles with Hilary Scullane, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more. This year’s featured artist is Amanda Bennett, a mixed media artist from New Orleans. Bennett transforms mid-century advertising, acrylic mediums and photography into a mash up on plywood, inspired by pop art and funk style. It is rain or shine and yes, there is alcohol for purchase, in case you’re into that kind of thing.
#4: Time to hit up Toulouse for brunch where they offer half price rosé, which pairs perfectly with an order of beignets. This Paris-like spot is in the River Oaks District and has been open for almost a year now – so it’s time to check it out if you haven’t already. Plus, you’ll love their amazing and spacious patio with retractable screens to help with Houston’s notoriously inconsistent weather – you know the kind, where we experience all four seasons in just one week.
Note that brunch is only Sat and Sun starting at 11a-330pm or perhaps until the Rose runs out. Which can totally happen by the way.
#5: It’s SHO TIME! One of my favorite Houston events each year is the Shell Houston Open. Not only am I fan of golf, but I love the caddy races on hole #16. It’s quite the scene and you have to check it out for yourself (oh, and bring cash!).