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2 Kristen and Elson Smith at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Kristen and Elson Smith at Dryden Kreps during City Centre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
12 Nesrine Aroua and Samy Alaoui at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Nesrine Aroua and Samy Alaoui at City Centre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
17 Lauren Finkelstein at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Celebrity bartender Lauren Finkelstein at Straits Restaurant during CityCentre Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
7 Melanie Mabry, from left, Annie Shen and Kevin Bryant at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Melanie Mabry, from left, Annie Shen and Kevin Bryant at Straits Restaurant during CityCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
9 Lily Jang at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Celebrity bartender Lily Jang at Straits Restaurant during CityCentre Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
18 Shanna and Eric Jones, from left, with Felice Sloan at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Shanna and Eric Jones, from left, with Felice Sloan at Straits Restaurant during CityCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
14 Dee and James Darby, from left, with Scarlett Virginia Darby at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Dee and James Darby, from left, with Scarlett Virginia Darby at CItyCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
13 Heather Staible, from left, Britaney Wilmore and Mario Sermeno at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Heather Staible, from left, Britaney Wilmore and Mario Sermeno at Elaine Turner during CityCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
5 Dr. Neil Badlani and Rekha Muddaraj at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Dr. Neil Badlani and Rekha Muddaraj at Straits Restaurant during CityCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
11 Eric Sandler, from left, Craig Hensley and Sarah Jones at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Eric Sandler, from left, Craig Hensley and Sarah Jones at CityCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
16 Price DuBose, left, and Ashley Wright at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Price DuBose, left, and Ashley Wright at CityCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
15 Rekha Muddaraj, from left, Elizabeth Stein, Marcy de Luna and Lauren Finkelstein at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Rekha Muddaraj, from left, Elizabeth Stein, Marcy de Luna and Lauren Finkelstein at Straits Restaurant during CityCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
10 Jose Perez and Sara Martinez at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Jose Perez and Sara Martinez at CItyCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
6 Mike and Michele Maerz, from left, with Christina Maerz at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Mike and Michele Maerz, from left, with Christina Maerz at CItyCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
8 Katy Ellis, from left, Ashley Wehrly-Kearney and Crystin Pactor at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Katy Ellis, from left, Ashley Wehrly-Kearney and Crystin Pactor at CityCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
4 The venue at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
The venue at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
1 Clifford Pugh, from left, Joi Maria Probus and Matthew Probus at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
Clifford Pugh, from left, Joi Maria Probus and Matthew Probus at Dryden Kreps during CityCentre's Night Out. Photo by © Chinh Phan/Fotowerk Group
2 Kristen and Elson Smith at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
12 Nesrine Aroua and Samy Alaoui at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
17 Lauren Finkelstein at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
7 Melanie Mabry, from left, Annie Shen and Kevin Bryant at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
9 Lily Jang at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
18 Shanna and Eric Jones, from left, with Felice Sloan at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
14 Dee and James Darby, from left, with Scarlett Virginia Darby at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
13 Heather Staible, from left, Britaney Wilmore and Mario Sermeno at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
5 Dr. Neil Badlani and Rekha Muddaraj at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
11 Eric Sandler, from left, Craig Hensley and Sarah Jones at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
16 Price DuBose, left, and Ashley Wright at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
15 Rekha Muddaraj, from left, Elizabeth Stein, Marcy de Luna and Lauren Finkelstein at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
10 Jose Perez and Sara Martinez at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
6 Mike and Michele Maerz, from left, with Christina Maerz at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
8 Katy Ellis, from left, Ashley Wehrly-Kearney and Crystin Pactor at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
4 The venue at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014
1 Clifford Pugh, from left, Joi Maria Probus and Matthew Probus at CityCentre Night Out with CultureMap April 2014

What: CityCentre's Night Out.

Where: CityCentre.

The 411:  The west side mixed use complex took on a party atmosphere as a big crowd took advantage of drink, dining and retail specials, with a portion of proceeds going to Victory, the American Cancer Society nonprofit that won the CultureMap Charity Challenge. CultureMap editor-in-chief and style critic Clifford Pugh offered shoppers fashion advice at Dryden Kreps while CultureMap contributor Heather Staible did the same at Elaine Turner. At Grub Burger Bar, CultureMap food expert Eric Sandler created the Texas Legend Burger for diners.

The evening ended at Straits Restaurant, where celebrity bartenders, including KHOU Ch. 11's Lily Jang and Rekha Muddaraj, Mix 96.5's Lauren Finkelstein, Urban Swank editors Felice Simmons and Shanna Jones and CultureMap's Marcy de Luna, mixed special drinks for the festive crowd.

Who: Nesrine Aroura and Samy Alaoui, Craig Hensley and Sarah Jones, Dee and James Darby, Scarlett Virginia Darby, Matthew and Joi Maria Probus, Kristen and Elson Smith, Dr. Neil Badlani and CultureMap's Joel Luks, Craig Hensley and Sara Martinez.

Also joining in the fun were Michael and Michele Maerz, Christina Maerz, Melanie Mabry, Annie Shen, Kevin Bryant, Katy Ellis, Ashley Wehrly-Kearney, Crystin Pactor, Thuy and Tuyet Pham, Britaney Wilmore, Mario Sermeno, Price DuBose and Ashley Wright.

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