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What’s happening this week: Local election results lead to a December runoff for many candidates, Tout Suite will open a cafe in a new downtown park project, and the Mayor’s office announces a Veterans Day celebration.
Local Election Results
Robert Gallegos has been re-elected for District I, one of the four City Council candidates to successfully win their seats without a runoff. Twelve vacant seats will be determined in December, along with the race for mayor between incumbent Mayor Sylvester Turner and Tony Buzbee.
Early voting dates for the December runoff will be December 2-December 10, and Election Day, the last day to vote, is December 14.
Tab Ramos is a former soccer player (first player to be signed to the MLS) and former head coach to the U-20 US Men’s National Team. Under his leadership, the U-20 team made history winning the CONCACAF championship for the first time. With Ramos as head coach, the Dynamo hope to bring the home team back to its former glory.
La Vie de St Concepts, the company behind EaDo’s Tout Suite, has been selected to open a cafe in a new—as yet unnamed—downtown park on the 1500 block of Fannin Street. The park is expected to open in Spring 2021, and the new location will include some Tout Suite menu favorites for downtown Houston’s diverse visitors and residents.
Veterans Day celebrations will take place Monday, November 11 at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 901 Bagby Street. Joe Walsh, guitarist of the famous rock band the Eagles, will serve as grand marshall and keynote speaker for the festivities. There will also be a moment of silence to honor the signing of the WWI Armistice.
The Secret Group is hosting a comedy festival this weekend, featuring headliners like Josh Wolf from Chelsea Lately and the Last Comic Standing, Dulce Sloan from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and Houston’s own Chingo Bling. The last day for this star-studded event is November 9, and single-day passes are still available here.
This free event offers a great way to explore EaDo’s finest bars and breweries. This Saturday, November 9 at 2 p.m., the crawl begins at the Truck Yard and includes stops at Rodeo Goat, Chapman & Kirby, and Neil’s Bahr (see the full list here) before the final stop at Lucky’s Pub. Upon completing the crawl, participants receive a rare Saint Arnold’s Pub Crawl pint glass.
In the mood for some chili? The Truck Yard will be hosting its very first chili cook-off, featuring teams from local breweries fighting for the title of Chili Champion. Tickets are $25 and include two beers and four chili samples. Tickets will be available at the door, and proceeds will benefit a nonprofit of the cook-off winner’s choice.
BBVA Stadium hosts a friendly match between Mexican soccer teams Club America and rival C.F. Monterrey on November 19 at 6:30 p.m. The match is part of Club America’s El Tour Águila, which is an effort to give U.S. soccer fans a chance to enjoy one of Mexico’s finest teams at home. Find tickets at bbvastadium.com.