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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.…

Zoo Lights

November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015
For this special night-time spectacular, the Houston Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland, filled with…
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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...

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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...

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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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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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2014 Holidays Around the World Online Tree Auction

  • From: November 21, 2014 - December 10, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Visitors Center
  • Address: 901 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Houston Visitors Center

Each year the Mayor’s Office of Trade and International Affairs works with the Consular Corps of Houston and multicultural organizations to present Holidays Around the World, a miniature tree di...

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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A Moment: Art Installation

  • From: November 12, 2014 - December 12, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: 4825 Gulf Freeway, , 77023

A Moment is a site-specific art installation that makes one stop their life "for a moment" and get out of their heads. The work is being produced for the entire facade of a building off of ...

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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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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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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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Buildering: Misbehaving the City

Buildering: Misbehaving the City is a traveling group exhibition exploring the unsanctioned use of architecture and the urban environment. Fusing the words “building” and “boulderin...

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Holiday

Christmas on MainStreet

  • From: November 29, 2014 - December 20, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: MainStreet America
  • Address: 18750 Interstate 45, Spring, TX 77373
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Tour 12 beautiful showcase homes decorated with more than 20,000 beautifully arranged Christmas lights. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and roast s’mores on the firepit. Enjoy live music, a Santa pa...

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Museum Exhibitions

Comfort and the Eighteenth-Century Interior

  • From: September 13, 2014 - February 01, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Rienzi
  • Address: 1406 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77019
  • Location: Rienzi
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The 18th century marked the birth of comfort as an everyday concept, evidenced by innovations in everything from furniture trends to sartorial styles. Objects from the period were increasingly designe...

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CraftTexas 2014

This fall, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents "CraftTexas 2014," the eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. Feat...

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Holiday

Dinner With Santa

  • From: November 29, 2014 - December 20, 2014 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: MainStreet America
  • Address: 18750 Interstate 45, Spring, TX 77373
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Join us as a special guest of Santa Claus himself. Enjoy a dinner that is just as delicious as it is magical. Dinner is prepared and served by MAIN Restaurant’s Executive Chef, Lawrence Fogarty ...

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Food & Beverage Tours

Downtown Food Tour

Historic, and hip, downtown Houston honors the city's rich past while simultaneously embracing the future. Houston's largest business district offers modern skyscrapers, historic facades, world-class...

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Food & Beverage Tours

Downtown Food Tour

Historic, and hip, downtown Houston honors the city's rich past while simultaneously embracing the future. Houston's largest business district offers modern skyscrapers, historic facades, world-class...

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