Author: Maroon Weekly

First Friday is Back

By Bryndon Jackson For those new to Bryan-College Station, First Friday is a monthly festival filled with a large variety of family friendly acts and performances by local musicians, artists and other  performers. First Friday, organized and curated by the Downtown Bryan Association, takes over a few blocks of downtown on the first Friday of every month, keeping shops and restaurants open late and drawing large crowds of students and families. This month, the event runs from 6pm to 11pm on September 1. This First Friday is going to be focused on celebrating the grand revealing of the West...

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Local BCS Restaurants Pledge $10,000 in Hurricane Harvey Relief to Welcome Evacuees

Bryan College Station Independent Restaurants (Taste of BCS) are showing support for families that have been displaced from Hurricane Harvey by pledging $10,000 in gift cards to provide evacuees with local meals on the house. Gift cards that can be used at any of our members’ eighteen locations will be distributed in increments of $100 to families displaced from the Houston area staying in our town. We want our neighbors to feel welcome in BCS and invite them to be our guests and enjoy a freshly cooked meal. Our hope is that the hospitality extended to these displaced Texans...

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MOVIE NIGHT @ NEW REPUBLIC: PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES

Thursday night than snuggling up under the stars and watching a great movie. New Republic Brewery is mixing up their usual music and beer with a new twist: movies and beer! Brewer-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, pillows— whatever makes you comfy! The screen is set up outside on clear nights, but don’t worry about a little rain because there is plenty of space under the roof if weather gets bad. In Texas, we have to always be prepared, and the brewery covers their bases with excellence. Of course, it wouldn’t be a true movie night without...

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Messina Hof

Messina Hof Winery and Resort has been a staple in the Brazos Valley since opening its doors in 1977. The winery offers public and private tours, shopping, weekend getaways, fine dining, and special events all year long. Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo re-introduced the concept of wine making to Texas, becoming pioneers of the Texas wine industry. Their family had been in the business in Italy since the 1800s, so wine was not unfamiliar to them. In 1977, they planted their very first vineyard on Texas soil, naming it Messina Hof to commemorate their family heritage in Messina, Sicily and...

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CONCERT FOR A CAUSE

Prophets & Outlaws, originally a Texas Country group, has evolved into a more contemporary soul band that has stayed true to their southern roots, referring to their genre as Texas Soul. They have had great success and gained popularity among college students, and College Station is excited to welcome them to The Tap on September 27 for a live performance you won’t want to miss. Prophets and Outlaws mixes a bluesy feel with Texas country and a mixture of soul. While soulful, you can definitely get hints of the outlaw part of the band name—they’re unafraid to try new...

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