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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

James Turrell: The Light Inside

Concentrating on the extraordinary MFAH collection of work by James Turrell (born 1943), this retrospective makes many of the artist's installations accessible to the public for the first time. At t...

On-Going Events


Archway Gallery presents Coming Undone

  • September 06, 2013 to October 03, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Archway Gallery
  • Address: 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006
  • Location: Archway Gallery
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Archway Gallery presents Coming Undone, which features paintings and photos by member artist Donna E. Perkins and performances by guest artists and choreographers Jhon R. Stronks and Kristen Frankiew...

Kid-friendly Sports

Astros v. Reds

Houston Astros v. Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball game at Minute Maid Park. 

Museum Exhibitions

Bitters, Brews and Beyond: Houston History in a Bottle

Have you ever wondered what bitters are? Can you tell the difference between a figured flask and a cathedral-style pickle bottle? When did Coca-Cola open its first bottling plant in Houston? How do ...

Galveston Ghost Tours

  • September 07, 2013 to October 31, 2013 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Ghost Tours Texas.com
  • Address: 911 24th St., Galveston, TX 77550
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Step through the shadows, gather your courage and discover the chilling and ghastly tales of murder, revenge, passion, heartache and breath-taking history! This exciting Ghost Tour in Galveston takes...

Museum Exhibitions

Gifts from the Past: The Collection of Isabel Brown Wilson

Houston native Isabel Brown Wilson had a passion for art. A noted philanthropist and art collector, she became an MFAH Trustee in 1979 and served as the Museum's Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 20...

Free Museum Exhibitions

Graphic Design: Now in Production

This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. With the ...

Grown-up Storytime

The Grown-up Storytime series takes place the third Tuesday of every month at 9pm at Rudyard’s British Pub, a bar and venue located in the heart of Montrose. You send us stories, we pick the be...


Katja Loher: Who Collects Clouds in the Sky?

  • September 06, 2013 to October 18, 2013 (Recurring every week day)
  • Address: 4411 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006
  • Location: Anya Tish Gallery
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One of the most innovative handlers of her medium, New York-based, Swiss-born video artist Katja Loher returns to Anya Tish Gallery for her third solo exhibition: Who Collects Clouds in the Sky? Un...

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

  • January 07, 2012 to 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 ...


Lives Played Out on Canvas: Paintings by Otis Huband, Richard Stout, and Dick Wray

On September 13th, William Reaves Fine Art pulls back the curtain on its milestone 50th exhibition entitled Lives Played Out on Canvas, celebrating the expressionist works of three Houston stalwarts,...

Museum Exhibitions

Now, What Was There?

Now, What Was There? is a solo show of new paintings by Houston artist Cary Reeder. Reeder’s paintings focus on vanishing historic 1920s bungalows, using these physical structures to explore th...

Free Museum Exhibitions

Perspectives 182: LaToya Ruby Frazier

LaToya Ruby Frazier's work explores the psychological connections of intergenerational relationships within her family and community through photographs and videos that blur the line between self-port...


Preschool Story Hour on Tuesday Mornings at Bayou Bend

  • September 17, 2013 to December 17, 2013 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Tuesday)
  • Address: 6003 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX
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Bring the little ones for a morning story time at Bayou Bend on third Tuesdays this September, October and December. Stories are read aloud by an educator and accompanied by optional related activitie...

Food & Beverage

Reserve 101 to Host Spirited Tasting of Highland Park

Reserve 101 Whiskey Bar & Signature Cocktail Lounge is Houston’s premier location for whiskey and spirits of all kinds, featuring over 220 specialty whiskeys. It is located in EaDo Houston ...


Sketching in the Gardens at Bayou Bend

  • September 17, 2013
  • Address: 6003 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX
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Sketching in the Gardens invites guests to draw inspiration from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Pencils, sketch paper and clipboards are provided, but guests are encouraged ...

Museum Exhibitions

The Art of Sequential Storytelling

First, two comic book/graphic novel exhibitions open at the university on August 22. In the UHCL Art Gallery, visitors can see original works by professional Texas-based artists and writers working i...

The Real Thing

In The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard combines his characteristically brilliant wordplay and wit with flashes of insight that investigate the mystery of love, the nature of honesty and the joy of beautiful,...


Theatre Suburbia presents Little Nell, the Orphan Girl

  • July 22, 2013
  • Location: Theatre Suburbia
  • Address: 4106 Way Out West Dr, Houston, TX 77092
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Amanda Tillinghast, a wealthy aristocratic, and her handsome son Trelawney do not suspect that Daryl Blessingham, Trelawney's closest friend, is an evil scoundrel. Unbeknownst to all, Daryl is conspir...

Free Museum Exhibitions

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War and the Holocaust

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences have had little exposure to Soviet photographic images. The exhibition "Through Soviet Jewish ...

Totally Vocally

This program is jam-packed with music, entertainment and education! Through classic and contemporary cover songs and original works, Ball in the House teaches many aspects of music and performance. I...

Free Museum Exhibitions


Through the use of personal objects, rare documents and photographs, a new exhibition at Holocaust Museum Houston highlights the experiences of two Jewish families featuring materials from the Museum'...

Wols: Retrospective

As Wols: Retrospective will make abundantly clear, the draftsman, painter, and photographer known as Wols (1913–1951) was one of the most ingenious and influential figures to emerge in postwar ...