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25th Annual Hempstead Watermelon Festival
The 25th Annual Hempstead Watermelon Festival includes a barbecue cook-off, live melon auctions, and watermelon eating and seed spitting contests. Courtesy of Hempstead Chamber of Commerce
Ziggy Gruber and Mary McCaughey wedding photos July 2013
Mimi and Ziggy's First Wedding Anniversary Dinner recreates the meal that the couple enjoyed at their lavish wedding in Budapest. Photo by Zsuzsi Flohr
Gary Yokie and The BLUU Notes
Gary Yokie and The BLUU Notes will perform as part of VegFest Houston 2014. Courtesy of Vegan Society Peace Houston/Facebook
Spaghetti Code Horse Head Theatre
Abby Koenig abandons finesse for commonplace language to examine a serious topic, infertility, in her new play, Spaghetti Code. Photo by Joel Luks
Houston Symphony presents "Films with Live Orchestra: <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i>"
The Houston Symphony and chorus perform the score of two Star Trek films while the movies are projected on a giant screen. Courtesy of Houston Symphony