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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

12th Annual Day of the Child

Children's Museum of Houston celebrates children and bilingual literacy Saturday, April 26 In Partnership with Consulate General of México in Houston Que vivan los niños! Hooray, kids!...


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...


30th Annual Wine & Roses Festival

We invite Houston to our 30th Annual Wine & Roses Festival at Messina Hof?, Saturday April 26th in Bryan, TX! Wine tasting, grape stomp, art classes, live music and so much more! Web Info: http:/...

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...

Outdoor Activities

4th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off and Fun Day

  • April 26, 2014
  • Location: Clear Lake, Landolt Pavilion
  • Address: 5100 E Nasa Pkwy, Seabrook, TX 77586
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4th Annual Gumbo Cook-off & Family fun day featuring Gumbo Cook-off Competition, People Choice Award, Gumbo Tasting, Celebrity Judges, Vendors, Booths, Silent Auction, Dunking Tank - See whose ge...


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.

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...

An Evening with Chris Botti

With his uniquely expressive sound and soaring musical imagination, superstar Chris Botti is heading back to Houston to perform some of his favorite tunes along with music from his newest CD “I...

Asia Society Presents! Malta Kano, TX

Malta Kano, TX explores the domains of film and live dance through a unique world premiere by one of the country’s leading contemporary ballet companies, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. The progra...

Live Music

Banjos On Parade

  • April 25, 2014 to April 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Sagemont Church
  • Address: 11300 South Sam Houston Pkwy E,, houston, TX

The All Stars Youth Banjo Band is performing their annual Banjos On Parade show on Friday, April 25 at 7PM and Saturday, April 26 at 2PM, at Sagemont Church. The All Stars is composed of over 60 memb...

Belle of the Ball

Even today, nothing is more magical than getting dressed up and going to a ball! Graceful ballet dancers will partner with the Symphony, together with the High School for the Performing and Visual Ar...

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...

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 ...


  • April 25, 2014 to May 10, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Wortham Theater Center
  • Address: 500 Texas, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Houston Grand Opera
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The femme fatale is ubiquitous in literature, from the biblical Delilah to Shakespeare's Cleopatra to the smoky, dangerous beauties of the film noir era. But none embody this character like the Gypsy ...


Charlotte Smith | Paint Rhetoric

Opening Reception: Friday, April 25, 6:00 – 8:30 pm The Artist will be in attendance. On view: April 25 – May 24, 2014 Anya Tish Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of an exhibi...


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...


Chitram is a powerful visual and musical multimedia production, which narrates the story of Indian culture from ancient times to the present. Chitram is conceived, composed, and directed by Kanniks Ka...

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