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What’s happening this week: Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo sign the Fast-Track Cities Paris Declaration, Houston Rodeo concert schedule is released, and the Olympic qualifier matches for the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team are announced.


Houston Leaders Sign Paris Declaration to End AIDS Epidemic

As the Biomedical HIV Prevention Summit concluded in Houston this week, Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed the Fast-Track Cities Paris Declaration with the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The Declaration calls on cities to strengthen their local HIV/AIDS responses and meet a set of targets to significantly reduce new HIV infections and end-AIDS related deaths.


Houston Rodeo Concert Schedule is Announced

The 2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be here before we know it, and the recently released musical genres calendar gives a peek into the types of shows Houstonians can expect to see on certain dates. Though individual performers won’t be announced until 2020, it’s a good idea to check out the schedule if you’re planning for a specific night.

Local Chef, Chris Shepherd goes on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Houston chef and 2014 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest winner Chris Shepherd made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live this past Tuesday. Shepherd went on to promote his latest book, “Cook Like a Local,” in which he highlights Houston’s culturally diverse cuisine. You can watch Shepherd’s appearance here to see him rave about Houston.


Olympic Qualifying Matches for The U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team Are Announced

The BBVA stadium will host the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT), 2019 FIFA World Cup champions, in their attempt to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. The USWNT will play the first round of the Olympics qualifiers in Houston against Haiti, Panama and Costa Rica beginning this January. Tickets are now on sale and information on game match dates can be found on the U.S. soccer website.



10 Must-See Christmas Lights Displays in Houston

Looking to boost your holiday spirits? ABC 13 rounded up the most popular neighborhoods with the best light displays so you can witness the creativity of your fellow Houstonians and take the family out to see them before the holiday season ends.

 Journey Art Market for a Cause

This Saturday, December 7, 8th Wonder will host its 3rd Annual Journey Art Market for a Cause, which helps support local artists and The Journey School of Houston. Funds raised will allow the school to continue providing services to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of exceptional students, and provide low-cost therapeutic services to the community. For a full list of vendors and artists check out the event Facebook page.


Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl

It’s time to show off that ugly sweater you’ve kept hidden in your closet this Saturday, December 7 for It’s a Houston Thing’s Ugly Christmas Sweater pub crawl. It begins at Pitch 25 and includes EaDo favorites Lucky’s Pub, Lucky’s Lodge, King’s Court, and more. Don’t have an ugly sweater? No worries, VIP tickets include a free ugly sweater shirt, free Koozie, and free Cup. Tickets are available here