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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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Live Music

Bob Schneider's Texas Bluegrass Massacre

     At the core of Bob Schneider's talent lies a vesatile singer/songwriter. But Bob has too much to say and too much to play to be tied to the limits of that model. All of his many f...

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads

  • March 03, 2012 to 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...

Discovering The Civil War

Layers of time and memory obscure the American Civil War in a smoky haze. The real human beings, military and civilian, who lived through these years of travail and sacrifice, are lost to us, but the...

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Galleries/Photography

Erik Offermann

Mr. Offermann’s magical landscapes involve perspective and the opposition of closeness and distance. He is especially interested light contours and contrasts, which give the simple clarity o...

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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...

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

  • February 28, 2012 to March 18, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Reliant Park
  • Address: One Reliant Park, Houston, TX 77054
  • Location: Reliant Park
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Rodeo has been a tradition in Houston since 1932, and the three-week extravaganza at Reliant Park continues to consume the city every spring. The kickoff for the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM is...

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Galleries/Photography

Joel Shapiro

oel Shapiro’s new installation at Rice Gallery is a gravity-defying array of color, form, shape, and line. Wooden elements, vibrantly painted with supersaturated pigment and casein, seemingly ...

Proposals

  • February 24, 2012 to March 10, 2012
  • Location: Country Playhouse
  • Address: 12802 Queensbury, Houston, TX 77024
  • Location: Country Playhouse
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A vacation in the summer of 1953 at The Hines family's retreat in the Poconos is up-ended by love triangles, the ditzy girlfriend of an aspiring young writer, and a Miami gangster.

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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...

Stark Naked Theatre Company presents Dinner with Friends

  • March 01, 2012 to March 11, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Studio 101
  • Address: 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007
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Houston based theater company, Stark Naked Theatre Company, opens up the story of four best friends- who are coupled off into two separate marriages- going through the struggles of married life and f...

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Free Museum Exhibitions

The Deconstructive Impulse

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991, a survey of leading women artists that examines the cru...

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Museum Exhibitions

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs

This acclaimed traveling exhibition features more than 100 artifacts, most never shown in the U.S. prior to this tour. Spanning some 2,000 years of Egypt’s history, the exhibition presents spec...

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"Shift" by Edward Lane McCartney

  • January 14, 2012 to March 15, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Goldesberry Gallery
  • Address: 2625 Colquitt, Houston, TX 77098

McCartney's work is inspired by his encounter in the Spring of 2011 with Venezuelan artist, Carlos Cruz-Diez, and his revolutionary concepts on the liberation of color from form and the complete deni...

40th Buffalo Bayou Regatta

Houstonians of all ages are encouraged to participate in the 15-mile USCA-sanctioned race along the scenic Buffalo Bayou, whether you are entering competitively, or paddling for pleasure. Those not ...

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Museum Exhibitions

Alyssa Salomon—The Handmade Print

Houston Center of Contemporary Craft presents The Handmade Print, an exhibition of photographs on handmade paper by Virginia artist, Alyssa Salomon. Her first solo show outside her home state, The Ha...

Art Exhibition by Victoria Kovalenchikova “Our Colorful World”

  • January 06, 2012 to March 30, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Russian Cultural Center "Our Texas"
  • Address: 2337 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005
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"One walks to the favorite spot on the lake, but it is covered with litter.  We inhale, but it is pollution instead for a flower fragrance. This exhibition bring you a new outlook at the apo...

Azalea Trail

  • March 09, 2012 to March 11, 2012 (Recurring daily)
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One of the surest signs of spring in Houston is the annual Azalea Trail. Houstonians and visitors view the spectacular gardens at Bayou Bend and Rienzi and visit River Oaks' exquisite private homes an...

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...

Bridge 11: Lia Cook

  • February 04, 2012 to 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

  • February 04, 2012 to 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

  • January 28, 2012 to 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...

Clean Comedy for Everyone!

  • April 08, 2011 to April 25, 2020 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: ComedySportz - Houston
  • Address: 901 Town & Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024
  • Location: ComedySportz - Houston
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Need a good laugh? ComedySportz Houston consistently provides a fun, interactive, competitive improv comedy show to audiences of all ages. Comedy played as a sport, not comedy about sports! &nbs...

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Museum Exhibitions

Elegant Perfection: Masterpieces of Courtly and Religious Art from the Tokyo National Museum

"Elegant Perfection" will be timed with the opening of the new Arts of Japan Gallery in February 2012. Featuring 26 objects, including several National Treasures, from the prestigious Tokyo...

Famous Monsters | Daniel Anguilu

  • August 12, 2011 to 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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Free

Free Meditation Session for Clarity, Health and Joy

  • February 05, 2012 to April 24, 2012 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Isha Foundation
  • Address: 6101 Homeward Way, Sugar Land, 77479
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These free meditation sessions are taking place on: Feb. 5 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Feb. 21 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. April 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:0...

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