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    Rolando Santana

    Fashion Houston: Where to get the looks

    As seen in To The 9s—Get the Fashion, Houston in the Oct/Nov issue of Bayou City Magazine, Fashion Houston makes its way to the runway Nov. 18 through 21, bringing together iconic and emerging designers for the freshest fashion experience in Texas. After the runway shows, you’ll have the chance to check out the best of these designer’s collections around town at trunk shows held by local retailers where you can pick out, try on and order your favorite pieces.

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    Passionista’s Guide: Tony Mandola’s Patio Wine Tasting & Scream on the Green, plus this week’s “worth-it” events

    Each week, Bayou City “Doing” shares our perfect week: curated events that are worth the time, money, drive or dress. Sometimes you’ll find one event that we delve into, sometimes you’ll find a set of related events and often we’ll share enough events to make up an inspired week, Bayou City magazine style. This week: Bistro Provence wine dinner, Houston Junior Woman’s Club Holiday Happening Fundraiser, Tony Mandola’s Patio Wine Tasting, Scream on the Green, Addams Family at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Dia de los Muertos Celebration at NMFH, Houston Symphony presents “The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra” and MFAH presents Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910.

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    Snapping: Halloween

    This week’s challenge is to show us everything Halloween. Show us your costume, how you’re celebrating or what treats you’re eating this Halloween. Don’t forget to submit or tag us (we follow @bayoucitymag, and the tags #bayoucitymag #bayoucitymagstreetscene and #bayoucitysnapping).

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  • Dining

    Uptown Brunch: Caracol, Adair Kitchen & more

    In the Oct/Nov issue of Bayou City Magazine, we profiled the Uptown/Galleria area in our Field Notes–Moving on Up(town). Why not start your weekend sightseeing with a delicious brunch at a restaurant in the area? Don’t fret about the calories–shopping totally counts as a calorie burning cardio activity. Tracy Vaught and Hugo Ortega’s latest venture is Caracol which started brunch service last February. The buffet features breakfast and lunch items, fresh-made and replenished regularly.

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    Wortham Theatre, Pete Radowick

    Usher for your viewing pleasure

    So, what do you do if you love the arts, but can’t always afford the price tag? While many performing arts groups throughout the Bayou City offer “Pay What You Can” nights that could be an option for you, another is to consider volunteering as an usher. In exchange for giving your time and helping greet and seat the audience, you get to be an audience member yourself. Not such a bad deal, right? Area theaters say it’s a win-win.

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    Scary good cocktails

    My best friend loves Halloween. It’s her favorite holiday. An editor I work with posted on Facebook that she’d bought new Halloween decorations for her house. My parents love seeing the neighborhood kids dressed up as princesses and Ninja Turtles and my husband was known to incorporate sound effects into the giddy, ghostly scenes he created on his front lawn. To the best of my knowledge, as an adult, I’ve never been to a Halloween party where you dress up in costume. (To the best of my knowledge, as an adult, I’ve never been to a Halloween party where you don’t dress up in costume, either.) Maybe people I know don’t throw bashes like that.

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