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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

  • From: February 27, 2012 - June 19, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Address: One Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX 77030
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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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Sports

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers

  • From: May 18, 2012 - May 20, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Minute Maid Park
  • Address: 501 Crawford, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Houston Astros
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Come cheer on the Astros as they play the Rangers

Park After Dark Walk: Owl Prowl at Nature Discovery Center

  • May 18, 2012 - May 18, 2012
  • Location: Nature Discovery Center
  • Address: 7112 Newcastle Street, Bellaire, TX 77401
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     Learn about the animals that are out and about in Russ Pitman Park once the sun goes down. Sign up you and your family for "Owl Prowl" night walk today for a guided nigh...

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Galleries/Photography

Pretense by Artist Trudy Askew

  • From: May 05, 2012 - May 31, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Archway Gallery
  • Address: 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006
  • Location: Archway Gallery
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Archway Gallery presents Pretense, featuring artist Trudy Askew. The artist will be on hand to visit with guests during the exhibition opening reception on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 5 - 8 pm at th...

Strawberry Festival

  • From: May 18, 2012 - May 20, 2012
  • Address: 7603 Red Bluff Rd., Pasadena, TX 77507
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Join the San Jacinto Day Foundation to encourage and promote the observance of San Jacinto Day and produce the Pasadena Strawberry Festival, one of the largest fund raising events in the state of Tex...

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

  • From: March 16, 2012 - September 03, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Address: One Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX 77030
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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

  • From: March 30, 2012 - September 03, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Address: 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030
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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...

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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...

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...

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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Galleries/Photography

Contemporary Asian Art: Texas Connections

  • From: May 04, 2012 - September 16, 2012 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Asia Society Texas Center
  • Address: 1370 Southmore Boulevard, Houston, TX 77004
  • Location: Asia Society Texas Center
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"Contemporary Asian Art: Texas Connections," one of the Texas Center's compelling inaugural exhibitions, showcases work by Asian and Asian American artists who have lived in Texas or whose ...

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Film

Dark Side of the Moon

  • From: April 09, 2012 - May 31, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Address: One Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX 77030
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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...

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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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Live Music

Guitars N Cars

  • May 18, 2012 - May 18, 2012
  • Address: One Reliant Park, Houston, TX 77007
  • Location: NRG Park
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Guitars N Cars will showcase Blues Legend Bryan Lee and his Braille Daddy Blues Band along side the top 40 custom cars and vintage Guitars on display. All proceeds will benefit the U.S Vets Midtown T...

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Kid-friendly Live Music

Houston Construction Industry Auto Show 2012

  • From: May 18, 2012 - May 19, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: U.S. Vets-Houston/ Clunn Acoustical Systems
  • Address: 1 Reliant Park, Houston, 77054
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Friday May 18, 2011 is Guitars n' Cars where there will be select autos on display inside Reliant Stadium with a concert and silent auction. Saturday May 19th, 2011 will be the Auto Show where hundred...

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Live Music

Houston Symphony: Carmina Burana

  • From: May 17, 2012 - May 20, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Symphony
  • Address: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Houston Symphony
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By popular demand, the Houston Symphony will close its season with Carmina Burana, a giant of the classical repertoire. The theme "O Fortuna" from the cantata has become a staple in popular...

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Free

J.R. Helton at Brazos Bookstore

Texan author J.R. Helton will be discussing and signing copies of his book Drugs at Brazos Bookstore on Friday, May 18, at 7:00pm. The event will be free and open to the public. A modern homage to...

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 ...

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Free Live Music

Latin Beats

  • From: April 13, 2012 - June 15, 2012 (Every Friday)
  • Location: Downtown Aquarium
  • Address: 410 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Downtown Aquarium
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Strap on your dancing shoes and move to the Latin Beats! Friday nights at Downtown Aquarium, 401 Bagby at Memorial.    Free salsa dance lessons from professional dancers. Salsa musi...

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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...

Murder By Chocolate Mystery Theater

  • Starting: May 11, 2012 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Murder By Chocolate coffee shop
  • Address: 18201-B Egret bay blvd., Houston, TX 77058
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A family-friendly interactive mystery theater, full of laughter and fun, where the guests are the only suspects! Enjoy solving a zany mystery caper, anything from mafia to pirates to an evil scien...

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