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A Christmas Carol

December 05 – 31, 2014
God bless us, everyone! When Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol appeared in 1843, it delighted…

Bruce Munro's Field of Light

November 22, 2014 – February 8, 2015
Discovery Green is proud to host Field of Light, a dazzling art installation by internationally-acclaimed artist…

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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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...

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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...

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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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Museum Exhibitions

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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Holiday Live Music

Felicias Fiestas!

On New Year's Eve, Ars Lyrica offers a festive evening of celebration and beautiful music featuring soprano Melissa Givens and mezzo-soprano Cecilia Duarte. Grammy nominee and plucked string expert R...

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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...

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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...

The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop

Join Cindy-Lou Who, the lovable dog Max and the "Mean One" himself, The Grinch, at The Grinch's Holiday Workshop, a new interactive experience opening at the Children's Museum of Houston. ...

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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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Holiday Live Music

2015 H-Town Countdown

  • December 31, 2014 - December 31, 2014
  • Location: Silver Street Studio
  • Address: 2000 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007

When the sun goes down on the last day of 2014, Select Entertainment & Events will activate the bright lights and booming beats to ring in the New Year in style at Houston’s hottest, most-e...

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Galleries/Photography

45th Anniversary of Hooks-Epstein Galleries and 27th Anniversary of Artist Kermit Oliver

  • From: December 08, 2014 - January 09, 2015 (Recurring every week day)
  • Location: Hooks-Epstein Galleries
  • Address: 2631 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098
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Geri Hooks and Yvonne Garcia, Director are proud to announce the 45th Anniversary of Hooks-Epstein Galleries. The celebration begins with an exhibition by longtime gallery artist Kermit Oliver, Decem...

A Christmas Carol

  • From: December 05, 2014 - December 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Wortham Theater Center
  • Address: 500 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Houston Grand Opera
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God bless us, everyone! When Charles Dickens' novella A Christmas Carol appeared in 1843, it delighted Victorian London and still inspires imaginations today. Iain Bell, a promising young Bri...

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...

A Magical Christmas 2014 Dinner & Show

  • From: December 18, 2014 - December 27, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Moody Gardens Hotel
  • Address: 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554
  • Location: Moody Gardens
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This Holiday Season at Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX, you'll believe in magic! "A Magical Christmas 2014" Dinner & Show starring Master Illusionist Curt Miller & Friends appears ni...

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Sports

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl has a vision to create a thrilling fan experience, deliver a memorable conference, school and athlete experience, positively impact its charity partner and establish Hous...

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Museum Exhibitions

Attack of the Bloodsuckers

  • From: September 20, 2014 - January 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77008
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It's the science of what's eating you! Discover the biological wonders of creatures that eat blood through encounters with live species and interactive stations.  

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Food & Beverage

Bar Top Tastings at The Pastry War

  • Starting: January 07, 2014 (Recurring every 2 weeks Tuesday)
  • Location: The Pastry War

Bobby Heugel and Alba Huerta are launching semimonthly bar top tastings at The Pastry War. Every other Tuesday, beginning January 7, Bobby and Alba will guide 12 guests through an intimate tasting e...

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Museum Exhibitions

Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration

  • From: September 27, 2014 - January 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Space Center Houston
  • Address: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
  • Location: Space Center Houston
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  What mysteries lay beyond our planet? Discover the wonders that await at Beyond Planet Earth - The Future of Space Exploration when its North American premiere opens Sept. 27  

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Museum Exhibitions

Birthrights Left Behind

  • From: October 31, 2014 - June 14, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Address: 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
  • Location: Holocaust Museum Houston
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Determined to create a permanent impression with her audiences, Washington, DC-area printmaker Pauline Jakobsberg uses her powerful prints - full of tenderness, caring and humanity balanced with path...

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Food & Beverage Holiday

Christmas Day - St. Regis Brunch Buffet

  • December 25, 2014 - December 25, 2014
  • Address: 1919 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, TX 77027-3408
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The merriment of Christmas is captured in a festive St. Regis brunch buffet. Underneath the glistening crystals of The St. Regis Houston’s chandelier, the refined atmosphere of The Astor Ballro...

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Food & Beverage Holiday

Christmas Day Buffet at Carmelo's

  • December 25, 2014 - December 25, 2014
  • Location: Carmelo's
  • Address: 14795 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX

Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano is giving mom what she really wants for Christmas: a day off! Carmelo's will serve a Christmas Day Buffet Thursday, December 25, at 14795 Memorial Drive in west Houst...

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Holiday

Christmas in the Park

Ever wondered how the first settlers in Texas celebrated Christmas? Ever wanted to take a sneak peek into a Victorian home decorated in full Christmas regalia? Now is your chance! Through December, G...

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