Whether you're a soccer fanatic or a newbie looking to embrace the sport, today's Groupon is calling your name using a firm but non-violent tone. For 35 bucks, snatch this Pavilion Party Package to watch the Dynamo take on the Seattle Sounders at Robertson Stadium on August 23 at 7:30 p.m. The Houston Dynamo have the best record in Major League Soccer. And things are looking even hotter for the team: they've got captain Wade Barrett back after two months out this season with an injury. Watch Barrett and the Dynamo crush the competition.
Houston Caribbean RumFest brings revelers together to learn about the history of rum—but just sipping will do just as well. At this party, rum samples abound, and so do many hallmarks of Caribbean culture. Traditional jerks, curries, and rum-infused bites and cocktails bring added spice to the festivities, while live Caribbean music provides an island soundtrack. Other activities include cocktail classes and painting. Giving rum some more time in the spotlight, the flair bartending contest has drink mixers delighting onlookers with dazzling tricks that delight far better than just gluing a coaster to the bottom of each glass.
• For $35, you get one reserved side-line ticket to the game (up to a $50 value) against UCLA on Saturday, September 3, at 2:30 p.m. • For $15, you get one reserved side-line ticket (up to a $30 value) to the game against Georgia State on Saturday, September 24, at 7 p.m. • For $18, you get one reserved side-line ticket (up to a $35 value) to the game against East Carolina on Saturday, October 8, at 6 p.m.
As an international jazz club, Cafe 4212 Jazz Bar & Grill treats guests to a rotating lineup of blues singers as well as a seasonal menu of eclectic and classic dishes. Cafe 4212?s chefs use fresh and locally grown ingredients when available to crafts hors d'oeuvres such as fruit kebabs and Jamaican-style meat patties as well as entrees of praline-pecan ham and Cajun shrimp. Diners can also sip international wines, imported and microbrewed beers, specialty cocktails, and martinis.
Jazz performances on weekend nights and during Sunday brunch send patrons heading for Cafe 4212?s dance floor. Walls ornamented with red and gold hues pop against the restaurant?s ivory-clothed tables and tan leather couches, and a large outdoor patio supplies a romantic setting for couples to take in some fresh air or scream at passing airplanes.
As the indoor swimming arm of the Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School scuba-diving school?recently named Houston's best by the Houston Press?Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School entices water persons with a saltwater pool of titanic proportions. The facility's 75-foot long, up to 15-foot deep heated saltwater pool plays host to a crowded schedule of activities. The watery fun includes swim instruction for those less than 1 year old as well as adults. Regular times are also set aside for lap swimmers and indoor scuba sessions in which divers explore the saltwater pool's mysterious depths.
Today's Groupon gets you half-priced tickets to catch the Texas A&M Aggies as they face off against the New Mexico Lobos at the Houston Holiday Shoot-Out. For $10, you'll watch the hoop action from first-come, first-served seats in the $20 section at the Toyota Center on Saturday, December 12, at 5 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.). Pick up your tickets at the Toyota Center box office on game day.