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Magna Carta

February 14 – August 17, 2014
An original edition of the "Magna Carta," and the only known example of the King's Writ - a letter from…

The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and…

December 22, 2013 – May 4, 2014
The acclaimed international tour of The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and…

Houston International Festival 2014

April 26 – May 4, 2014
The 2014 Houston International Festival, spotlighting Australia, takes place in the streets, plazas and parks of…
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Museum Exhibitions

Georges Braque: A Retrospective

Georges Braque (1882-1963) has been characterized as the most celebrated and least understood artist of the 20th century. Although Braque's late paintings and Cubist compositions have come under fres...

Museum Exhibitions

Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds

  • January 31, 2014 to May 11, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Menil Collection
  • Address: 1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
  • Location: The Menil Collection
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Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds is the first retrospective exhibition of the drawings of American artist Lee Bontecou. The carefully edited selection of work from 1958 to 2012 includes her early use of a ...

Museum Exhibitions

Made for Magazines: Iconic 20th-Century Photographs

Celebrating the heyday of magazines, this exhibition explores the significant types of photographs made for the printed page. Photographs have come a long way since the first halftone-a picture of ...

Museum Exhibitions

Magna Carta

An original edition of the "Magna Carta," and the only known example of the King's Writ - a letter from King John to the Sheriff of Gloucester announcing the signing of the Magna Carta - is...

Museum Exhibitions

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926–1938

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 is the first major museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, tracing the central strategies...

Museum Exhibitions

The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

The acclaimed international tour of The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute concludes in Houston at the MFAH. Showcasing the Clark's renowne...

The FotoFest 2014 Biennial: A Citywide Celebration of Photographic Arts

  • March 15, 2014 to April 27, 2014
  • Location: Citywide
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More than 120 spaces across the city participate in the FotoFest Biennial, a two month-long celebration of photographic art--the United States' first and longest-running international photography fest...

On-Going Events


2014 American Quarter Horse Racing

  • March 21, 2014 to May 10, 2014 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Sam Houston Race Park
  • Address: 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, Houston, TX 77064
  • Location: Sam Houston Race Park

Live American Quarter Horse racing from Sam Houston Race Park. Come enjoy the track and grab a bite to eat at the Winner’s Circle restaurant.


2014 Mural: The People's Plate, Otabenga Jones & Associates

  • February 28, 2014 to January 10, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Lawndale Art Center
  • Address: 4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
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Through a collaborative art project/public health program, Otabenga Jones & Associates will attempt to mitigate the ongoing health crisis of obesity and its related risks. The Collective will crea...

3rd Annual Houston Improv Festival

  • April 24, 2014 to April 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Midtown Art Center
  • Address: 3414 LaBranch, Houston, TX 77004
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The 3rd Annual Houston Improv Festival descends upon Houston April 24-27 at Midtown Art Center. HIF 2014 welcomes fifteen improvised acts from around the country, with shows on Thursday at 8pm and on...


All You Can Bowl

BowlMor is featuring another great promotion Tuesday through Thursday. All You Can Bowl $17.00 per person, including shoes. Join us each week, for a strikingly different experience.

Alysia Wood Live at The Joke Joint Comedy Showcase

  • April 17, 2014 to April 19, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Joke Joint Comedy Showcase
  • Address: 11460 Fuqua St. #300, Houston, TX 77089
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Alysia Wood is one of the bright new faces to come out of the strong Seattle comedy scene. The Louisiana native has settled in Los Angeles, quickly becoming a regular at Hollywood comedy hot spots. B...

Lectures and Seminars

Ambassador Sichan Siv, From the Killing Fields to The White House

Ambassador Sichan Siv joins Asia Society Texas Center to tell his amazing story — from escaping the Cambodian genocide, to being a taxi driver in New York, to finally being appointed the United...

Live Music

BESO Latin Saturdays at Synn Ultra Lounge

  • April 05, 2014 to July 12, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Synn Ultra Lounge
  • Address: 3302 Mercer St., Houston, TX 77027
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Join us this Saturday Night at Synn Ultra lounge for BESO. Houston's upscale latin party. With its welcoming ambiance, Moving Music, & Plenty of Eye candy BESO Saturdays at Synn Ultra Lounge dis...


Bethany is a darkly comic exploration of the limits of morality in desperate times. Set in an American exurb wiped out by foreclosures, the play follows Crystal, a financially-strapped mother who disc...

Blue Box Theater Live Smooth Music Thursday's

Every Thursday, head to Blue Box Theater for live smooth jazz band and complimentary wine tasting. Happy hour is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the first drink on the house. Located conveniently in the ...


Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

  • April 19, 2014
  • Location: Putt Putt Funhouse
  • Address: 806 E NASA Pkwy, Webster, TX 77598
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Putt Putt Funhouse is hosting "Breakfast with the Easter Bunny" on Saturday April 12th, from 9 - 10:30AM. Parents can choose from three different Specials, ranging from $15 - $25. The #15 s...

Bronfman Plays Beethoven 4

The Los Angeles Times speaks of GRAMMY® Winner pianist Yefim Bronfman’s “technical prowess and unforced showmanship.” The virtuoso returns to Houston to lend both depth and bril...


Children's Book Signing at Carrie Ann Boutique

  • April 22, 2014
  • Location: Carrie Ann Boutique
  • Address: 1151-10 Uptown Park Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056
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Carrie Ann Boutique will be hosting a book signing for a children’s book benefiting Read3Zero. Kimberly DeLape, author of Adventures of the Poodle Pack, will be there between 6-8 pm for the sig...

Communicating Doors

  • April 04, 2014 to April 25, 2014
  • Location: Hubbard Stage
  • Address: 615 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Alley Theatre
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Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (House & Garden, 2002) returns to the Alley in this ingenious comic tour de force where Back to the Future meets Hitchcock. In 2024 Phoebe, a "privat...


Crossing the Farther Shore

  • April 10, 2014 to August 28, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
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Rice University Art Gallery has commissioned Dinh Q. Lê to create the new installation, Crossing the Farther Shore, which will be on view at Rice Gallery 10 April - 28 August 2014. An acclaimed...

Lectures and Seminars

Cynthia Koenig, Wello Water

Water, hygiene, and transportation are constant challenges for developing nations like India, and women often shoulder the burden of collecting water for their families. For many isolated areas, fami...

Dance Salad Festival 2014

Top professional dancers coming from all over the world to perform dance works by upcoming and renowned choreographers of our time in Houston's most prestigious theater complex Wortham Center. Check...


Dark Light: The Micaeous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse

Opening Reception Friday, February 7, 5:30 – 8:00 PM 5:30 – Artist Talk by Adrian Esparza 6:00 – Artist Talk by Christine Nofchissey McHorse The opening will also feature Spectra: W...

Lectures and Seminars

Design Fair 2014 Lecture: In Praise of Man-Made Nature, Karrie Jacobs

The real lesson of New York City's celebrated High Line is not that every city needs an elevated linear park, but that the features of our cities that we've long disused, ignored and written off as b...

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