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100 Year Starship 2014 Symposium

September 18 – 21, 2014
Across the globe, calls are being made for bolder human expansion into space beyond earth orbit. Achieving the…

Shark!

August 29, 2014 – March 22, 2015
Get to know sharks in a new interactive, informative exhibition opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.…

Victor/Victoria

September 16 – 28, 2014
Victor/Victoria is a warm, funny look at the nature of love, gender perceptions and the battle of the sexes. It…
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Lectures and Seminars

A Converstaion with George Clooney

      Join The Brilliant Lecture Series and Oscar-winning actor, producer and director, George Clooney as he converses with the audience on the subject of "Hollywood Hum...

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

  • From: March 03, 2012 - June 03, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Hermann Park
  • Address: 6201-A Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
  • Location: Hermann Park
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Houston Arts Alliance is proud to present internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei’s first major sculpture installation, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. The exhibition f...

Dinosaurs! at the Houston Zoo

  • From: May 03, 2012 - October 28, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Zoo
  • Address: 1513 North MacGregor, Houston, TX 77030
  • Location: Houston Zoo
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Come face to face with the massive, fearsome creatures this summer. This year the Houston Zoo is featuring almost twice as many dinosaurs and highlighting species that were once found in Texas, with ...

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Museum Exhibitions

Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt

Marvel at the extraordinary artworks of Harold Van Pelt in the exhibition Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt.  For more than 35 years, Harold Van Pelt has quietly been perfect...

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Museum Exhibitions

Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski

Widely regarded as one of America’s last classic modern painters, Jules Olitski (1922-2007) created brilliant color harmonies and chromatic shifts that became one of the hallmarks of Color Fiel...

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Experience Titanic 100 Years Later On April 15, 1912, Titanic, the world's largest ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives and shaking the world's confidence in th...

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Museum Exhibitions

Warriors, Tombs, and Temples: China’s Enduring Legacy

Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s First Emperor, declared one of the top 10 museum exhibitions by Time Magazine, set attendance records during its stint in the U.S., including a blockb...

On-Going Events

Balancing Act Exhibit Debut

Get into the act! Our body and brain work together to help us stay poised. Put your sense of equilibrium to the test in Balancing Act, a new hands-on and feet exhibit debuting Jan. 28 at the Childr...

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Film

Black November

  • May 03, 2012 - May 03, 2012
  • Location: Houston Museum of African American Culture
  • Address: 4807 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 90260

Special screening of the epic drama inspired by true events of the oil corruption and human injustice of the struggles for the Niger Delta in Africa. Starring Mickey Rouke, Kim Bassinger and Mbong A...

Bodies Revealed

  • From: March 09, 2012 - September 07, 2012 (Recurring every week day)
  • Location: Moody Gardens
  • Address: Seven Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX 77554
  • Location: Moody Gardens
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Be among the first to explore the inner workings of the human body at the Bodies Revealed Exhibit. This fascinating exhibit is unlike anything seen at Moody Gardens before, with real and carefully pr...

Bridge 11: Lia Cook

  • From: February 04, 2012 - May 13, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
  • Address: 4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents "Bridge 11: Lia Cook," a solo exhibition of the work of internationally recognized fiber artist, Lia Cook. The exhibit presents large-scale woven ...

Celebrity Mystery Theater

  • From: February 04, 2012 - November 10, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Actor's Gem Productions
  • Address: 901 W. Commerce St., Houston, 77002
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Imagine yourself enjoying dinner socializing with friends, having a few drinks ....when suddenly a murder is committed. Let the wacky antics of two famous detectives, never seen together before any w...

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Museum Exhibitions

Cells: The Universe Inside Us

  • From: January 28, 2012 - August 26, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Health Museum
  • Address: 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004
  • Location: The Health Museum
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Cells is a traveling exhibit from the Maryland Science Center. This interactive exhibit explores the complexity of the human body at the cellular level. The human body is made up of millions of ce...

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Film

Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd's legendary album returns, enhanced by all of the capacities of the Museum's high-definition, full-dome video system. Fantastic sound and incredible images create an unforgettable experienc...

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater's Spring Mixed Rep

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater’s Spring Mixed Rep is the company’s 10th anniversary season closer, featuring the world premiere of Walsh’s Camille Claudel, an unusual artist whose lead...

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Museum Exhibitions

Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst

Seventeenth-century Dutch artist Willem van Aelst painted still lifes that are remarkable for their fine finish, carefully balanced composition, elegant subject matter, and rich, jewel-toned palette....

Famous Monsters | Daniel Anguilu

  • From: August 12, 2011 - June 16, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Lawndale Art Center
  • Address: 4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
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Artist Daniel Anguilu will transform Lawndale's north exterior wall into a mural on view through June 2012. Anguilu’s work can be found throughout Houston, including locations in the East End a...

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Kid-friendly

Fiction, Fantasy and Fun

Children’s Museum of Houston celebrates the enchanting world of reading in observation of National Children’s Book Week. So stop by and indulge in the fantastical stories of the Brother...

Houston Grand Opera: Mary Stuart

  • From: April 21, 2012 - May 04, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Grand Opera
  • Address: 510 Preston, Ste. 500, Houston, TX 77002
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This story of regal cousins, Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I-rivals for the crown and the same nobleman's love-delivers fascinating historical drama. Elizabeth has imprisoned Mary, suspecting...

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Live Music

Houston Symphony: Two Faces of Shostakovich

  • From: May 03, 2012 - May 04, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Symphony
  • Address: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Houston Symphony

For his entire life, Shostakovich struggled with various political regimes, falling in and out of favor many times. In the Anti-Formalist Rayok, hear Shostakovich railing against his oppressors with ...

Insperity Championship

  • From: April 30, 2012 - May 06, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course
  • Address: 1830 South Millbend, The Woodlands, TX 77380
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Insperity Championship presented by UnitedHealthcare Since 2004, the tournament has generated more than $3 million in charitable donations, raised awareness for numerous causes, and has provided a...

Kemah Ghost Tours: A Haunted Walking Tour of Legend, History and Mysteries

  • From: January 07, 2012 - September 30, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Ghost Tours
  • Address: 603 Bradford Ave., Kemah, 77586
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Take a journey through time to experience legend, history, and real life supernatural mysteries with Kemah's Ghost Tours. Enjoyable for all...skeptics and believers alike, this is not a haunted ...

La Cage Aux Folles

  • From: April 24, 2012 - May 06, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Theatre Under the Stars
  • Address: 800 Bagby, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Theatre Under the Stars
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Theatre Under the Stars presents La Cage Aux Folles. Winner of three Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, LA CAGE tells the story of Georges, the owner of a swanky and sexy Saint-Tropez...

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Museum Exhibitions

Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba - Fundación Costantini

In celebration of the 10-year anniversaries of the MFAH Latin American art department and MALBA, MFAH permanent collection works went on view at MALBA in fall 2011 and MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamer...

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Museum Exhibitions

Returning: the Art of Samuel Bak

  • From: February 17, 2012 - August 12, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Address: 5401 Caroline, Houston, TX 77004
  • Location: Holocaust Museum Houston
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Born in what is Lithuania today, Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak's artistic talent stood out at an early age. At nine years, he held is first exhibition in the Vilna Ghetto where he live...

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