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What’s happening this week: A live taping of “Stuff You Missed in History Class” podcast comes to The Secret Group, phase one of Memorial Park’s Golf Course renovation is complete, and the Shepherd-Durham corridor receives a $25M grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for road improvements.
The popular podcast “Stuff You Missed in History Class” is coming to EaDo’s The Secret Group this Saturday, November 16, for a live taping of their show. They will be diving deep into a topic near and dear to Texans’ hearts: the history of barbecue. Learn more about the podcast and the live taping in a Houston Chronicle interview with the show’s hosts, Tracy V. Wilson and Holly Frey.
In a bid to bring world-class golf to Houston, the first phase of the newly renovated Memorial Park Golf Course has been completed. The Astros Golf Foundation’s proposal, approved by the Houston City Council, includes $13.5 million in private funding. Renowned golf course architect Tom Doak has been hired to create a course suitable for professional and casual players.
A $25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation is set to give Northwest Houston a major upgrade in the Memorial/Heights area. The project is promising to help with traffic flow, drainage, and transit options (including bike lanes) with a completion date of 2025—good news for cyclists throughout the city.
This Saturday, November 16, head to 4450 Harrisburg Boulevard to enjoy some of the best food trucks Houston has to offer. The festival will have a variety of options, including BBQ, waffles, Cajun and more. Check out the festival’s website for the full list of participating food trucks, and get your ticket while you’re at it.
The Smith siblings Jaden and Willow are co-headlining a tour together and making a stop here at EaDo’s Warehouse Live on November 18. The Smiths are both promoting new music, including Willow’s self-titled album “Willow” and Jaden’s second full-length album “ERYS.” Tickets are on sale now for $35.50 for general admission, and will go up to $40 the day of the concert.
Little Woodrow’s in EaDo hosts a Hermit Crab race on Tuesday, November 19 at 8 p.m. Cheer on your favorite crabs and compete for the chance to win “Crab Cash” for select prizes. Make sure to arrive up to 40 minutes before the race to check out the crabs and fill out the card with your pick.
Next weekend on Saturday, November 23, be sure to check out Sports Creek’s last sand volleyball tournament of the year, starting at 10 a.m. The winning team will come away with a grand prize of $360. For information on how to sign up your team, call 832-594-1242 or 832-785-0310.