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  • Let's Roam: Houston Museum District Scavenger Hunt

    Hermann Park
    5951 Fannin Street
    Houston, TX 77030
    Let's Roam: Houston Museum District Scavenger Hunt

    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

  • William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    1001 Bissonnet
    Houston, TX 77005
    William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects

    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.

  • Newton Know-How

    The Children's Museum
    1500 Binz Street
    Houston, TX 77004
    Newton Know-How

    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.

  • Super Sarap

    Asia Society Texas Center
    1370 Southmore Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77004
    Super Sarap

    In this free exhibition, artists Mik GaspayJeanne F. JalandoniCharlene Tan, and O.M. France Viana tackle cultural norms and common perceptions of Filipino culinary traditions. Spanning many media—including sculpture, photography, video, neon, and found objects—the exhibition revisits ordinary kitchen objects, ingredients, and dishes common in Filipino cooking. Viewers are invited to engage with the artists’ interpretations and treatments of rice cookers, decorative forks and spoons, and balikbayan (care packages), as well as ube (purple yam), langka (jackfruit), avocado, banana, guava, tapioca, and halo-halo (an ice cream-based dessert). Though the items are mundane, they are the vehicle through which the artists elicit personal and collective memories and offer cultural connections that go beyond the Philippine diaspora (more than 1 in 10 Filipinos lives outside the Philippines).

  • Apollo Art: 50 Year Retrospective

    Space Center Houston
    1601 E NASA Pkwy
    Houston, TX 77058
    Apollo Art: 50 Year Retrospective

    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.

  • Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science

    Houston Museum of Natural Science
    5555 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX 77030
    Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science

    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 II

    The Menil Collection
    1533 Sul Ross St
    Houston, TX 77006
    Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, Part II

    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 Tanning

    The Menil Collection
    1533 Sul Ross St
    Houston, TX 77006
    Collection Close-Up: The Graphic Work of Dorothea Tanning

    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.

  • Backyard Bingo

    NettBar
    4504 Nett Street
    Houston, TX 77007
    Backyard Bingo

    This is a weekly bingo night I host at Nett Bar off Washington. It is 21 and up. Daily specials and a food truck for dinner. Prizes are gift cards, and prizes donated to us from local breweries in the area.

  • Trivia Night at The Ginger Man Houston

    The Ginger Man
    5607 Morningside
    Houston, TX 77005
    Trivia Night at The Ginger Man Houston

    Test your knowledge every Monday night featuring a different brewery each week at 7pm with our fantastic host Scott Morrison. Maximum 6 people per team and cell phone use is not allowed. Prizes for first and second place. Get your Think On!

  • Murder for Two

    Stages Repertory Theatre
    3201 Allen Pkwy
    Houston, TX 77019
    Murder for Two

    The hit show that is selling out across the country is now coming to Houston! Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious murder mystery with a twist. One actor plays the investigator, the other plays all 13 suspects, and both play the piano throughout! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

  • Invention Convention

    Children's Museum of Houston
    1500 Binz St
    Houston, TX 77004
    Invention Convention

    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.