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This weekend, June 6-9, 2013, you won't want to miss Wine & Food Week in The Woodlands. The 11th Annual festival is the largest in the area, and attracts literally thousands of people for a celebration of food and wine. The lineup of events includes dinners, lunches, and of course, the grand tasting.
- H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street, Thursday, June 6, from 5:30p.m.-8:30p.m., with hundreds of wines and over 40 tastings stations. $50 advance tickets, $60 at the door.
- Sips, Suds, and Sliders, Friday, June 7, from 6:30p.m.-9:30p.m., at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, with includes wine, craft beer, and all-you-can-eat sliders from entrants competing for the Shining Slider Award. $20 advance tickets, $30 at the door.
- Wine Rendezvous Grand Tasting & Chef Showcase, June 8, from 7p.m.-10p.m., with approximately 50 participating restaurants and 500 wines to taste. $125 advance tickets only, $135 at the door if available. Platinum wine vault access and tasting starts at 4p.m., and is available for $250 in advance, or $270 at the door, and features premium wine selections.
Arts lovers can experience the Houston Ballet's production of Journey with the Masters, with performances June 7 and 8 at 7:30p.m in the evening, or matinee performances June 8 and 9 at 2:30p.m. The performance includes Jiří Kylián's Sinfonietta, an exuberant tribute to the Czech choreographer's homeland; Ballet Imperial, George Balanchine's homage to St. Petersburg; and The Concert, American choreographer Jerome Robbins's laugh-out-loud funny reflection on the active imaginations of New York City concert goers.
For craft beer fans, don't miss the Houston Beer Fest on Saturday, June 8, which takes place all day from 1p.m. to 10p.m. For more information, visit www.houstonbeerfestival.com.
One of the best things to do this weekend is to grab your family and go Texas Bluebonnet hunting. There are a few places in the city you can spot some sparse patches like off of Memorial Drive, as well as the Woodlands. Or even better visit the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center where they can control the climate and guarantee beautiful buds. If you’d like some photos of your family swimming in the vibrant blooms, most locals head northwest toward Brenham where you are sure to see them along roadsides. However, before you make a road trip, be sure to check the Bluebonnet Forecast so you know where they’ll be the most prosperous.