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In this week’s digest: Find out what special celebrity guests will be celebrating with Houston high school graduates, get to know the history behind a Houston trademark, and find out how you can support the Houston Dash in the upcoming 2020 Challenge Cup.
Celebrating High School Graduates
The city has finalized the guest list for Friday’s celebration of high school graduates June 6 at 6 p.m. The guest list includes celebrities from all over different fields including:
-Simone Biles (U.S. Gymnast)
-50 Cent (Rapper)
-JJ Watt (Texans, Defensive End)
-Carlos Correa (Astros, Short Stop)
-James Harden (Rockets, Point Guard)
-Christine Ha (Master Chef winner)
-And many more!
The celebration will be televised across several Houston media platforms. More details on guests and media partners can be found here.
A Brief History of Houston Slab Vehicles
You’ve seen them cruising in the city and in murals all around EaDo, but do you know the history of the “Slow Loud And Bangin’” cars more commonly known as slabs? KHOU’s “Made in Houston” dives into a brief history of how these modified vehicles got their name and have grown to become a part of the Houston culture in their latest article, found on their website.
Houston Dash Will Compete For The 2020 Challenge Cup
Earlier this week, it was announced that the Houston Dash will compete in a 25-game tournament for the 2020 Challenge Cup hosted by the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), which is set to begin on June 27, 2020. The Dash’s first game will be on Wednesday, July 1 as they take on North Carolina Courage. Although fans cannot support in person, they can watch all the games live from home via CBS All Access. For more details and the full tournament schedule check out the Houston Dynamo’s website.
Local Business Updates
True Anomaly Brewing
True Anomaly recently added two original taproom favorites YOU and Dark Matter and Falcon 9 (a Cinnamon Imperial Stout) in celebration of the NASA and SpaceX launch last weekend. Order your favorite beer online for pick up today. Hours of operation for True Anomaly are Monday thru Sunday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lucky’s Pub is offering $5 U Call it Whiskeys this Wednesday as part of their special Whiskey Wednesdays. The pub continues to donate food to healthcare workers—donate $5 or more and they’ll match it—in addition to take out services. Open Monday thru Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
In case you missed it, Miss Carousel is open for dine-in at 50% capacity. Tables are placed at least 6 feet apart and employees are required to wear facemasks (guests are encouraged to do so.) They’re open Tuesday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Follow their Facebook page for updates on special deals.