BEST Things To Do In Houston Tomorrow
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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.
Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 111001 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the MFAH presents Shooting the Moon: Photographs from the Museum’s Collection 50 Years after Apollo 11. The exhibition features images that range from documentary photographs of NASA’s mission to the moon, to fanciful pictures that include a 19th-century portrait of a man in a solar-themed costume.
Among the notable works on view are Ansel Adams’s Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico and Garry Winogrand’s Apollo 11 Moon Launch, Cape Kennedy, Florida. Hitoshi Nomura’s ‘moon score,’ December 19, 1975 represents an intersection of Conceptual Art and stargazing. Also included are the re-creation by Cortis & Sonderegger of Buzz Aldrin’s first footprint on the moon, and a projection of Cassandra C. Jones’s Wax and Wane.
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.
Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
This summer, the MFAH presents an immersive, nine-screen video installation by renowned Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Each frame of Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors features a different musician, all of whom play together, but in separate rooms.
Well known for his musical performances that experiment with time and repetition, Kjartansson (born 1976) uses durational performance to capture collective emotion.
The Visitors brings together a cellist, a pianist, a banjo player, an accordionist, a drummer, and two guitarists. They perform simultaneously, in different rooms, surrounded by the faded glamour of the Rokeby Farm House in Hudson Valley, New York. A designated historic landmark, the house was built in 1815 on the 400-acre estate owned by the descendants of the Astor family.
More than simply watching the video, viewers of Kjartansson’s work become “visitors” themselves, moving from screen to screen—or, rather, room to room. Filmed in a single take, The Visitors was created in the midst of Kjartansson’s divorce from Ásdís Sif Gunnarsdóttir, whose poem “Feminine Ways” serves as lyrics sung by the musicians. The music echoes through the galleries, fully immersing visitors in the presentation.
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
Ceramics Studio2127 Strand st.
Galveston, TX 77550
An ongoing program with Cristal Aldrete for beginners or experts! Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. This course uses ancient methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including coil construction and slab-construction. Students will learn how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes.Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.
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.
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!
Sonic Playground1500 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77010
Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki aims to surprise and delight visitors to Discovery Green’s temporary playground on the Sarofim Picnic Lawn. Consisting of several objects that twist, modify, and transmit sound in unusual and playful ways, Sonic Playground allows for serendipitous audible experiences with other visitors to create a sense of community and play.
Sonic Playground was created by Yuri Suzuki (Japanese, born 1980), a sound artist, designer, and electronic musician whose work blurs the borders between design, technology, and sound. He established Yuri Suzuki Design Studio, based in London, in 2013. Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.