BEST Things To Do In Houston
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Let's Roam: Houston Museum District Scavenger Hunt5951 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
The largest city in Texas can feel like one great big museum. On this fun-filled Houston scavenger hunt, explore the Museum District and all its surrounding green spaces.Who is the city's heroic namesake? How many columns does it take to make a colonnade? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Houston!What You'll See: Museum District, Hermann Park, Clayton Library
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.
Bearing Witness: A Community RemembersHolocaust Museum Houston
9220 Kirby Dr #100
Houston, TX 77054
The Gallery is personalized with testimony of Holocaust Survivors who later settled in the Houston area. These incredible individuals lived through a genocidal war that inflicted mass death on unprecedented numbers of innocent civilians. The Gallery features artifacts donated by the Holocaust Survivors, their descendants, liberators, and other collectors.
The exhibit also educates visitors about Jewish and non-Jewish resistance efforts, including the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, prisoner revolts, sabotage, the partisan movement, displaced persons camps and life after the Holocaust.
This Gallery is expanded and enhanced by bringing two of the Museum’s most important artifacts, the World War II era railcar and the 1940's Danish rescue boat, into the Museum facility. Featuring only state-of-the-art exhibits and technological advances, Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers includes the one-of-a-kind Edith and Josef Mincberg Destroyed Communities interactive exhibit and Dimensions in Testimony virtual conversations with Survivors.
Newton Know-How1500 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004
Step into a world alive with action as you delve into force, friction, momentum, gravity and speed in the Newton Know-How! exhibit. Whether a rocket scientist or a dancer, we are all governed by the laws of motion. Come explore Isaac Newton's three laws of motion by testing methods to get golf ball trains through a Golf Ball Coaster, accelerating balls using gravity, building a domino pattern and watching dominoes fall in a chain reaction, generating kinetic energy as you launch balls into cups or defying gravity using angular momentum.
Apollo Art: 50 Year Retrospective1601 E NASA Pkwy
Houston, TX 77058
The exhibit includes drawings, glass works, and paintings from the collections of NASA and contributions from other current artists. These more than 30 works—ranging from the illustrative to the abstract—present a different view of the Apollo program that photos and films can’t capture.
The exhibit will also feature Apollo-era artifacts not normally on public display.
William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
This summer, the MFAH invites visitors to engage with the fundamental ideas of dance, weight, and movement in time. The immersive exhibition William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects blurs the lines between performance, sculpture, and installation.
American dancer and choreographer William Forsythe is known for his groundbreaking combination of choreography, staging, lighting, and dance analysis. The artist (born 1949) has changed the landscape of contemporary dance with his focus on how the human body moves through space.
Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
HRISTOPHER MARLEY | BIOPHILIA: A Dialogue with Art, Nature and Science is an extensive art and multimedia sensory experience that unravels human’s intimate relationship with the natural world. The special exhibition opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on February 8, 2019.
Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, Part II1533 Sul Ross St
Houston, TX 77006
For over thirty years drawing has been fundamental to the practice of contemporary American artist Roni Horn (b. 1955), whose work revolves around the mutability of identity and the fragility of place, time, and language. Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw presents a selected survey of the artist’s drawings from the early 1980s to her most recent work on paper. The presentation explores her unique technical approach of mark-marking with dense hues of pure pigment and her dynamic process of cutting and reassembling images and language. It will include a selection of large-scale and compositionally-complex works on paper, her series of saturated cadmium red drawings and an extensive group of cut photography, text and maps. This two-part exhibition will be the first museum exhibition devoted to Horn’s drawings in the United States.
The second part of the exhibition, on view June 7–September 1, 2019, brings together a series of drawings that exemplify Horn’s innovative technique of cutting as a way of drawing. Bridging her interest in the precariousness of language with dismantling the image through cutting, Th Rose Prblm (2015-2016) and The Dog’s Chorus (2016) are intricately assembled accumulations of sliced and fragmented words. Combining well-known literary texts by Gertrude Stein and William Shakespeare with colloquial expressions, the works shape novel formulations and collaborations. Like all of Horn’s drawings, they do not record or represent what the artist sees in the world. Rather, the drawn marks create new spaces that, according to the artist, “take you through the world.”
Collection Close-Up: The Graphic Work of Dorothea Tanning1533 Sul Ross St
Houston, TX 77006
American artist and author Dorothea Tanning (1910–2012) created more than 100 graphic works between 1950 and 2001. Thanks to a recent generous gift to the Menil Collection from Barbara and Jim Metcalf, the Menil now owns the complete set, many of which will be displayed for the first time in The Graphic Work of Dorothea Tanning.
These prints and illustrated books feature images that range from representation to near total abstraction, demonstrating the breadth of Tanning’s formal innovation. Experimenting with lithography, etching, and aquatint, Tanning produced a variety of surface textures, some crystalline, others cloud-like. She often introducing reoccurring motifs into her dreamlike spaces. Her ambiguously erotic embracing figures are the most recognizable. Tanning’s highly personal work addresses universal human emotions and experiences of ecstasy, elation, anxiety, and obsession.
Complementing these works on paper, Tanning’s sculpture Cousins (1970), one of the highlights of the Menil’s Surrealist collection, will also be included in the exhibition.
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.
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient ExpressAlley Theater, 615 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 77002
Agatha Christie's famed and celebrated Murder on the Orient Express is largely considered to be one of the late writer's greatest works. The intriguing mystery has been adapted across television, film and stage and remains just as thrilling today as it was when it was first published in 1934. Catch the unmissable show this summer at Houston's Alley Theatre.
The story takes us to the 1930s located somewhere between the Middle East and London as detective Poirot is traveling home. His trip is shockingly interrupted by the death of an American tycoon who displays evidence of several stab wounds. With a killer onboard who will solve this exciting whodunnit and bring the murderer to justice?
Adapted by playwright Ken Ludwig, watch a refreshing take on one of the greatest murder mysteries ever written.
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.