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Ghost Walks

September 12 – November 1, 2014
Enjoy 90-minute guided walking tours through Downtown Houston's historic district. Although this is not a…

Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River

October 26, 2014 – February 1, 2015
"I have painted the Seine throughout my life, at every hour, at every season," Claude Monet once said.…

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November 12 – 16, 2014
The 2014 Houston Cinema Arts Festival, set for Nov. 12-16, showcases films by and about artists in the visual,…
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Bruce Munro's Field of Light

  • From: November 22, 2014 - February 08, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Discovery Green
  • Address: 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
  • Location: Discovery Green
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Discovery Green is proud to host Field of Light, a dazzling art installation by internationally-acclaimed artist Bruce Munro. The vivid, temporary, site specific installation will be exhibited along t...

Christmas Gloria

  • From: November 29, 2014 - December 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: varies
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There's no better way to ring in your Holiday season than joining with family and friends for the warmth and joy of a Mercury Christmas concert. Featuring the glorious sounds of a soprano soloist on ...

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Museum Exhibitions

Dario Robleto: The Boundary of Life is Quietly Crossed

  • From: August 16, 2014 - January 11, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Menil Collection
  • Address: 1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
  • Location: The Menil Collection
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Artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972) has long explored emotional themes of the human condition, including love, loss, and grief. His sculptural work, which is labor-intensive and many times involves the tr...

Dirty Dancing

  • From: November 18, 2014 - November 23, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Broadway Across America
  • Address: 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Broadway Across America
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Dirty Dancing-The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this...

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Museum Exhibitions

Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence

  • From: October 02, 2014 - February 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Menil Collection
  • Address: 1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
  • Location: The Menil Collection
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Art and Truth explores for the first time the resonance of Mahatma Gandhi’s ethics of nonviolence in the visual arts through both works of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries and mast...

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Fangs, Feathers, and Fins: Sacred Creatures in Ancient American Art

Throughout history, humanity has been fascinated with the creatures that populate the world. In the ancient Americas, wildlife such as jaguars, harpy eagles, and killer whales became symbols of divin...

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Attractions Holiday

Ice Land: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants

  • From: November 15, 2014 - January 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Moody Gardens
  • Address: Seven Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554
  • Location: Moody Gardens
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Moody Gardens and Nickelodeon have come together to create the Gulf Coast's only holiday ice sculpture attraction featuring the world-renowned underwater characters from Nickelodeon's SpongeBob Square...

Kacafian-Shifrin-Schub Clarinet Trio

For 25 years, this trio has shown their incredible chemistry and ability to give fresh takes on favorite pieces. This year, they bring you a dynamic and diverse program infused with folk-dance and ...

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Museum Exhibitions

Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River

  • From: October 26, 2014 - February 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • Address: 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
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"I have painted the Seine throughout my life, at every hour, at every season," Claude Monet once said. "I have never tired of it: for me the Seine is always new." In October 2014, ...

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Museum Exhibitions

Shark!

Get to know sharks in a new interactive, informative exhibition opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. See what it's like to get up close and personal with sharks at the live shark touch t...

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Museum Exhibitions

Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910

This fall, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, opens Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910, the first comprehensive survey in the United States devoted to the art of t...

Wings of the City by Jorge Marin

  • From: September 05, 2014 - February 08, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Discovery Green
  • Address: 1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
  • Location: Discovery Green
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Discovery Green proudly presents Wings of the City, an exhibition of nine bronze sculptures by famed Mexican artist Jorge Marín. The free art installation will be on display throughout the par...

Zoo Lights

  • From: November 21, 2014 - January 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Zoo
  • Location: Houston Zoo
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For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with brilliant displays of colorful lights and festive holiday music. Sip hot chocolate as you...

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13th Annual Rockets Run

The 13th Annual Rockets Run, presented by Memorial Hermann Insurance Company, consist of a 5K run, 2 mile walk and Kids’ 1K fun run. It is held on Sunday, November 9th, 2014, with the race route...

14th Annual Houston Buddy Walk

This year’s Buddy Walk and Buddy Run will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014. The Houston Buddy Walk attracts over 10,000 participants, who walk the 1-mile course, around the Minute Maid Park i...

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19th Annual Children's Festival

Fun takes center stage at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 19th Annual Children's Festival. Entertainment spans from local community performances to awarding-winning children's performers, meani...

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Live Music

20 HERTZ: "The Return of Cumbia and Future of Ritmos Americanos" Featuring DJ Gracie Chavez

For over a decade, Houston-based DJ Gracie Chavez has been livening up the music, dance, and party scene in Texas with energized mixes influenced by traditional Latin musical styles and genres. Along ...

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Holiday Kid-friendly

2014 TXU Energy Turkey Trot

  • November 27, 2014 - November 27, 2014
  • Location: Dillard's by the Galleria
  • Address: 4925 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77056
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Move your feet before you eat! Register today for the 22nd Annual TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefiting Neighborhood Centers and Sheltering Arms Senior Services. Runners, walkers, families, and kids ar...

24th Annual Choral Invitational

  • November 03, 2014 - November 03, 2014
  • Location: Moores Opera House
  • Address: University of Houston 120 School of Music, Houston, TX 77004
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Concert Chorale with Clements, College Park, Dawson, Stratford high schools. Besty Cook Weber, Mary Matysiak, Erin Bodhaine, Roxan Silva, Peter Steinmetz, conductors  

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Live Music

32nd Annual Lost Magnificos Car Show & Concert

The largest and longest running car show event in the southern U.S. featuring over 400+ customized cars, bikes and motorcycles highlighted with continuous live performances by the hottest hip-hop and...

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Miscellaneous

3rd Annual Haunted House

  • From: October 01, 2014 - November 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
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3rd Annual Haunted House All month long you can get into the Halloween spirit and be “scared to death” at this family-friendly haunted house. Explore different scenes designed to give go...

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Miscellaneous

62nd Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show

For four days, shopping enthusiasts and antiques aficionados will be able to peruse the best of antiques from fine art to furniture featuring over 50 premier antiques dealers from around the world. ...

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Attractions Holiday

65th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • November 27, 2014 - November 27, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Houston
  • Address: 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX 78765
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Presiding over the Parade as Grand Marshals will be the stars from TLC’s television series The Little Couple, Dr. Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein along with their children, Will and Zoey. The H...

9th annual WHAM (Winter Holiday Art Market)

  • From: November 21, 2014 - November 23, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Winter Street Studios
  • Address: 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007
  • Location: Winter Street Studios
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One of Houston's favorite artists' enclaves opens up for a weekend of great shopping. The event will feature items made by more than 60 local artists including jewelry, sculpture, photography, painti...

A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas

  • From: November 26, 2014 - December 24, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: University of Houston- Wortham Theater
  • Address: See link below *, Houston, TX 77024
  • Location: Alley Theatre
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 Houston's seasonal favorite the Houston Press described as having "Spectacular London sets ... the inimitable Dickens' tale - spiced with the usual fog and an unusual twist on the ghosts p...

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