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  • Artful Anniversary: Urban Yarnage Knitscape

    Buffalo Bayou Park at the Rosemont Bridge
    05 Sabine Street
    Houston, TX 77007
    Artful Anniversary: Urban Yarnage Knitscape

    In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the completion of Buffalo Bayou Park, Buffalo Bayou Partnership is hosting Artful Anniversary, a series of 5 unique virtual performances and experiences through the month of October. Grab your party hat, tune in to our website or visit the park on your own, and enjoy the music, dance and art along Houston’s 160-acre award-winning green space. All 5-Year Artful Anniversary programs are free and available online.

  • Zoo Boo

    Houston Zoo
    6200 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX 77030
    Zoo Boo

    The Houston Zoo invites all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate fall festivities during its month-long Zoo Boo presented LyondellBasell. From Oct. 2 – Nov. 1 guests can wear their best costumes for Houston’s favorite merry-not-scary Halloween event. This year’s Zoo Boo features a few new experiences updated for the current times. Guests will visit the Spooky Train Village sponsored by Frost Bank, hear a short story from the Friendly Dragon, and take a spin on the spooktacular Scary-Go-Round. A dozen Instagram-able photo opportunities are located throughout the Zoo for families to take the perfect fall portrait. Guests can be entered into a weekly digital costume contest when they tag their Zoo Boo photos using the hashtag #HoustonZoo.  The animals will also be joining in the fun! Every weekend in October the animals will receive special fall-themed enrichment including carved pumpkins and ice pops filled with their favorite treats.  All Zoo Boo activities are included in general admission and are free for Zoo members. Tickets and reservations must be made online prior to attending the event. 

    Note: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, Zoo Boo will not include a pumpkin patch or candy giveaways this year. For the safety of our staff, guests and animals, visitors 10 years and older are required to wear facial coverings that cover their nose and mouth.

  • Asia Society Texas Center - Around The World

    Online Event
    Houston, TX
    Asia Society Texas Center - Around The World

    Each week, we're sharing a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission.

  • Social Distance Virtual Run Challenge

    Virtual Event
    Houston, TX
    Social Distance Virtual Run Challenge

    Commit, Train, and Run a Virtual Race (5K, 10K, or 13.1 Half Marathon) anywhere, anytime at your own time/place. Stay active, while staying safe! Run in your neighborhood, your favorite trail, in your backyard, at home (on a treadmill), or wherever you're most comfortable with. - Get your times/results posted on our online results!- Receive a Certificate of Completion- Receive a Custom Backdrop photo of you right at the finish line!- Get a fun Virtual activity/contest for your child (or niece/nephew) that benefits another child around the globe. (Presented by www.kid2kidbox.com)- Get a personal coordinator/cheer squad on the day of your race (Optional)- Get several other digital tools for your Virtual Run in your Virtual Packet!- Get a Medal and/or Run themed Shirt physically shipped to your home (Optional)!- Portions of the proceeds will also benefit an orphanage in Myanmar or you can support one of our other causes directly here: www.thebestraces.com/about

  • Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

    Holocaust Museum Houston -
    Lester and Sue Smith Campus
    Houston, TX 77004
    Mandela: Struggle for Freedom

    Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) announces the U.S. premiere of Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, a rich sensory experience of imagery, soundscape, digital media and objects used to explore the earthshaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa – and its relevance to issues of today. On view September 11, 2020 through January 3, 2021 at HMH’s Lester and Sue Smith Campus located at 5401 Caroline St., visitors can experience the tiny cell where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, take a stand in front of a giant 22-foot long by 9-foot tall armored vehicle, make a virtual protest poster on a digital light table, or enter a secret apartment for freedom fighters forced underground.

    Among its many dramatic visual features, the exhibition replicates Mandela’s eight-foot by seven-foot prison cell. When entered, the cell becomes a digital theatre whose walls tell a story of repression and resilience. Other exhibition highlights include a 16-foot high “wall of laws” based solely on skin color, and original artifacts including police riot gear, tools of hard labor, letters written by Mandela, segregated swimming and toilet signs, and more.

    Mandela’s unbreakable will inspired people around the globe to mobilize for human rights. Born 102 years ago this week (on July 18), he was one of the most famous human rights defenders of the 20th century and the face of a movement against racial injustice that rocked the world. Mandela was released from prison on February 11, 1990 and continued the fight to abolish apartheid. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 jointly with South African President F.W. de Klerk, Mandela was elected South Africa’s president the following year during the country’s first democratic elections.

    “We’ve waited nearly two years to host this extraordinary exhibition,” said Dr. Kelly J. Zúñiga, CEO of Holocaust Museum Houston. “The fight for social justice and human rights is not over, as witnessed from recent unrest in the U.S. and around the world. While many young people have never heard of apartheid, the movement behind Mandela spread across nations. This exhibition shares an important piece of global human rights history, so its lessons can reverberate today with a new generation.”

  • Arts District Month

    Arts District Houston
    Memorial Park/Washington Corridor
    Houston, TX
    Arts District Month

    Arts District Houston invites you to safely experience local art, enjoy nature and support small businesses during Arts District Month, all October long. Explore art and ecology, see local muralists, shop al-fresco from small businesses and view public art that captures Houston’s rich history.

  • Inaugural Online Art Show & Exhibit for National Recovery Month

    Virtual Event
    Houston, TX
    Inaugural Online Art Show & Exhibit for National Recovery Month

    September is National Recovery Month. To celebrate this important month of awareness and advocacy Archway Academy is hosting The Art of Recovery HTX Show & Exhibit. This event will highlight the power of creativity for building and sustaining lasting recovery. Artists will share their incredible journeys with addiction, behavioral/mental health issues and recovery through art and self-expression. All proceeds from this event will provide scholarship funds for students who cannot attend Archway without vital financial support. Archway Academy is a sober high school in Houston, Texas. The Art of Recovery HTX Virtual Show and Exhibit is open to anyone connected to recovery or mental/behavioral health (affected person, family member, friend, or ally).

  • Houston Mural Map: Take a Virtual or DIY tour of Street Art

    Around Houston
    Houston, TX

    A DIY tour of Houston’s street art is a perfect summer fun activity with #SocialDistancing. The awesome new HOUSTON MURAL MAP is your guide to enjoying 750+ street installations. Use the website – with a digital map of locations, photos, and artist information – to visit murals and Mini Murals anywhere in Houston. Visit HoustonMuralMap.com.You can take your own couch-surfing tour online, by clicking on sites of interest or near you and discover hidden gems and cool murals to visit later in person.Or, grab the family (or your roommates) and travel around to see and discover the murals in person. Before you leave home, you can use the website to create a “My Map” of sites to visit. Got murals? We’re looking for more! Send recent photos we can use, with the exact location and artist credits, to houstonmuralmap@upartstudio.org.

  • Children's Etiquette Online Intro Course - Free!

    Online at your Home
    Houston, TX
    Children's Etiquette Online Intro Course - Free!

    "Free manners lessons hosted by the founder of The Swann School of Protocol Elaine Swann. In this course your child will learn the 3 Core Values. They will identify when to use them at home, at school, and when out and about. The link to the video will be sent in your registration confirmation. This is a pre-recorded class. We ask the younger students have a parent help them with the writing activities."

  • Virtual Learning at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

    Houston, TX
    Virtual Learning at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

    Join HCCC from home to explore craft artists, exhibitions, hands-on activities, and more! Discover how you can stay connected with HCCC virtually, through a variety of content for all ages.

    New content is posted on Facebook and Instagram every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 1:00 PM. Join us for fun art-making projects you can do at home (Mondays and Fridays), exclusive exhibition content (Wednesdays), and studio tours with local artists, resident artist features, and more (throughout the week).

  • Chevron Maker Annex Virtual Workshops

    Online Class
    Houston, TX
    Chevron Maker Annex Virtual Workshops

    We're taking Virtual Learning one step further with a full on workshop you can join from home! These workshops are great for kids new to CAD and coding or expert users. Work with Children’s Museum Houston’s own Maker Education Manager, Jacob Breier as you explore design concepts using CAD.

  • Creepy Concoctions sponsored by Flint Hills Resources

    Virtual Event
    Houston, TX
    Creepy Concoctions sponsored by Flint Hills Resources

    Strap on your goggles and grab your lab coats. It's time to mix up some ooey, gooey and utterly creepy concoctions as you enter the world of Grosstopia-chemistry on your screen! Join our annual Halloween extravaganza virtually as our Geeks take over our social media with mad science experiments for you.

  • After-School Club: The Arts and Culture of India

    Houston, TX
    After-School Club: The Arts and Culture of India

    For teens only! Join us for this virtual after-school club to learn about Indian arts and culture. Students will meet weekly on Zoom to learn Hindi and explore different topics related to Indian culture, including music, film, literature, and environmental issues.

    This club is online-only and is open to students ages 13–18. No prior knowledge of Hindi or India is required to participate.

  • Diverse-City, An Ode to Houston

    Facebook Live
    Houston, TX

    If interested in seeing the exhibition in person, the gallery is open by appointment only. Please contact the gallery in advance to arrange a private tour. Only groups of 10 or fewer  will be allowed in the gallery for these tours. Email the gallery at info@archwaygallery.com for details.

    Archway Gallery presents Diverse-City, An Ode to Houston, featuring photography by Isabelle Perreau. The exhibit will be on view October 3 through November 5, 2020 on the gallery website.

    When Isabelle Perreau first “met” Houston twenty years ago, she was not seduced by its beauty. Instead, she recalls, “I saw scary highways, like the tentacles of a gigantic octopus, and ugly buildings juxtaposed without harmony, the immensity of the town, and the suffocating weather.” Her first impressions of our city were colored by her personal frame of reference which was of Paris, France, one of the world’s most beautiful and culturally rich cities.      

  • Ladybird's Virtual Trivia Night

    Zoom session
    Houston, TX
    Ladybird's Virtual Trivia Night

    Ladybird's Trivia Night is on Zoom for during quarantine. The same exciting trivia, but now on your screen! Check the Facebook page for link updates. Come join us!

  • K9 & Kitties Costume Contest

    Virtual Event
    Houston, TX
    K9 & Kitties Costume Contest

    Need something fun to do with you pet during quarantine? Do your friends & family tell you that you have the best looking cat or dog? Here's your chance to do some GOOD with those looks and extra time! 

    Enter your cat or dog into the Costumes for K9s & Kitties contest for your chance to support our homeless animals & win special goodies for your pet!