BEST Things To Do In Houston
The Event Oracle knows ALL the fun things to do in the land of the Houston sun. Select your date above then scroll down for all the Arts, Entertainment, and Events in my crystal ball...
Farmers Market at Imperial234 Matlage Way
Sugarland, TX 77478
In addition to a wonderful selection of vendors, the Farmers Market brings you family fun! Each week, the Market features live music, cooking demonstrations or other seasonal entertainment. Presented by the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Tot*Spot1500 Binz St
Houston, TX 77004
Mirrors are used in several of the defined spaces to add to the child’s learning whether they are on their tummies gazing at themselves in the mirror in a padded area as they play or dancing with scarves in the amphitheater.
The Ball and Pillow Pit is a spot for children and their parents to explore the realm of physical knowledge by rolling, kicking and tossing a variety of balls.
Walking up carefully sized steps and over rippling bumps keeps many a toddler spell-bound on the Meandering Path. Parents walk along side playing peek-a-boo or conversing with their child as he travels the well-worn path learning to maneuver around other tots.
With knobs, switches and door bells to push and turn throughout the exhibit, tots have the opportunity to experience cause and effect their actions.
Mapa Wiya (Your Map's Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale1533 Sul Ross St
Houston, TX 77006
Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples are advised that this document mentions names of deceased people.
This fall, the Menil will present Mapa Wiya (Your Map’s Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale. Meaning “no map” in the Pitjantjatjara language of the Central Australian desert region, the exhibition title is drawn from a recent drawing by artist Kunamara (Mumu Mike) Williams (1952–2019), the first showing of his work in an American art museum. His recuperation of official government maps and postal bags is a pointed response to the foreign cartographies of the country that Australian Aboriginal peoples embody.
Country is the foundation for the autonomous ways of the Aboriginal peoples. Vast deserts and rainforests with their distinctive rock formations and water holes, and other meaningful spaces, including the land on which cities have been built—these are the diverse terrains of their lives. They are places in which the laws and primordial creations of ancestors are always present, where painfully violent colonial histories are memorialized, and potential futures are reclaimed in song and dance. Knowing the land, moving through it, and living with its deeply embedded storylines animate the rich visual expression of Aboriginal artists.
EcoStation1500 Binz St
Houston, TX 77004
EcoStation is an active, outdoor/indoor environmental exhibit where visitors engage in ecological studies and explore environmental issues by visiting a native plant garden, woodland area, pond and a research pavilion. Through these and several other areas, visitors can participate in diverse hands-on activities, such as stream bed creation, insect collecting, leaf rubbings, footprint identification and more!
Visitors may also participate in weekly programming that includes activities such as nature journals, water quality testing, decomposition observations, soil type explorations, home environmental awareness inventory logs, bird feeders and many more activities that can be used in the exhibit areas or even taken home for further backyard experiences!
Archaeology Now Presents: On the Trail5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
Calling all little cowboys and cowgirls! Join Archaeology Now, the Archaeological Institute of America – Houston Society, SABIC and the Houston Museum of Natural Science for “On the Trail” just in time for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Discover the story behind the rodeo by exploring horse cultures around the world. Learn how a beloved American tradition has roots in Bedouin and Native American cultures. Things to do for children and their families include:
• Mock excavations
• Blacksmithing demonstrations
• Science activities
• Horse demonstrations
• Tours of a Bedouin tent, Tipi and Covered wagon
Saturdays in Smither Park2402 Munger Street
Houston, TX 77023
Enjoy Saturdays in Smither Park and watch Houston's newest and most creative green space evolve as local artists hand-place reused and repurposed material to mosaic the park's many structures. Spend time gazing at all the whimsical mosaics that have been completed including the rocketship, octopus, goldfish, and crazy cat lady. Bring a picnic lunch and hang out under the Vinson & Elkins Pavilion, start a spontaneous drum circle or performance in the Lindley Fish Amphitheater, or just enjoy relaxing on the swings. Bring family and friends to spend Saturday outdoors enjoying this unique, creative environment - and while you're there, make sure to visit The Orange Show Monument, located next door!Every Saturday, weather permitting.
Spring AwakeningThe Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002
Duncan Sheik's luminous rock musical Spring Awakening garnered eight Tony Awards, including the prize for Best Musical, Direction, Book and Score during its debut Broadway run in 2006. Breaking the musical theater mould with a gripping adaptation of German playwright Frank Wedekind's once controversial 1891 play, the production transformed the original text's repressed teenagers into creative dreamers, schemers and rebellious rock stars thanks to the soaring melodies and pulsing rhythms of its electrifying indie-rock infused score. Don't miss the modern coming-of-age musical when it lights up Houston as part of TUTS 2019/20 theater season this fall!
Set in Germany in the late 19th century, Spring Awakening chronicles the trials and tribulations of the sexual awakening and self discovery of a group of school kids. There's handsome genius Melchior and innocent Wendla whose curiosity and passion grows in each others arms, and social outcast Mortiz, who struggles to conform to society's norms, amongst others. Their parents and teachers simply won't educate them when it comes to the mechanics of sex and physical love, so the hormone-filled teens rail against the system and forge their own path to adulthood.
Invention Convention1500 Binz St
Houston, TX 77004
Step into a workshop of gadgets and gizmos where kids create, concoct and construct contraptions and use their imagination to become inventors!
Dream-up and design in a workshop filled with half-finished contraptions, bins of spare parts, project tables, schematics and various instruments from floor to ceiling.
Experiment with LEGO® bricks, propellers, magnets, batteries, switches and buzzers through facilitated, hands-on experiments and mini-workshops.
PowerPlay1500 Binz St
Houston, TX 77004
Discover how your body reacts to a variety of physical challenges in PowerPlay!
This monumental, three-story installation lets you leap up and down different levels as you discover new ways to get active! Take it to the next level tracking your heart rate and strength, rating your experience, and comparing your performance like a real fitness athlete!