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Author: Leah Shah

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  • Moody Center for the Arts Credit: Moody Center for the Arts
    February 27, 2017
    Designed by acclaimed Los Angeles-based architect Michael Maltzan to bring together the Rice community and the Houston public and enable innovative artistic work to flourish, the $30 million, 50,000-square-foot Moody serves as an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines, a flexible teaching space and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists. Open and free to the public, the Moody is dedicated to trans-disciplinary
  • avenida gonzo art Credit: gonzo
    July 26, 2016
    Downtown Houston will soon add ten public art installations by local Houston artists within the new Avenida Houston convention district. The artwork will be placed throughout the buildings as part of Houston First's "Houston Infusion" initiative, all of which are slated to be complete by October 15, 2016. Works fabricated in a variety of media and imagined by a diverse group of artists and collaborators will explore themes of space and technology, Houston's natural flora and...
  • Burke Baker Planetarium Credit: Houston Museum of Natural Science
    March 3, 2016
    Only astronauts will have a better seat to majestic views of distant galaxies, neighboring planets and more. The Burke Baker Planetarium and Friedkin Theater will re-open Friday, March 11 with a top-of-the-line digital laser projection system never before seen on Earth. The “world’s best” moniker rests on the system’s ability to deliver more than 50 million unique pixels at a level of resolution and contrast unmatched by any theater of its kind. Images this clear, for...
  • Farmers Market
    February 27, 2016
    Houston has enjoyed spring-like weather for a while now, but one sure sign that spring is here to stay can be found downtown. City of Houston’s City Hall Farmers Market officially opened this Wednesday, February 24, 2016 to an eager group of shoppers. Now open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. throughout the season, visitors will find more than 30 vendors lining both sides for City Hall’s reflection pool. Both locals and visitors alike will find something to enjoy. Find...
  • Buffalo Bayou Park
    December 31, 2015
    The New Year is here, and alongside are resolutions to get healthy or be more adventurous. For those eager to get a jump on the “new you” in 2016, Houston has more than enough to keep people entertained and energized. Ice Skate at Discovery Green Each winter, Discovery Green’s model boat basin is transformed into an outdoor ice rink using renewable energy and water recycled from Kinder Lake. The 7,716 square-foot ice skating surface, the largest in the Southwest, is kept at...
  • Los Trompos
    November 9, 2015
    The whimsical and interactive Los Trompos art installation will make its Texas debut at Discovery Green Saturday, November 14 and will remain in the park through March 22, 2016. Los Trompos, meaning ‘the spinning tops’, was created by Mexico City designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. During its stay at Discovery Green the colorful, large-scale, temporary installation, elements of which take their form from the common toy, will delight park visitors of all ages. Twenty 3D...
  • Cinespace
    October 8, 2015
    Space City is a major theme at this year's upcoming Houston Cinema Arts Festival . Thanks to a new partnership with NASA for the inaugural CineSpace short film competition , the Nov. 12-19 festival will feature more than 20 space-themed films and programs, highlighted by "CineSpace Day" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston , on Friday, Nov. 13. CineSpace day will include a presentation by NASA astronaut Don Pettit of the top entries to the competition, along with an announcement of...
  • Texas Ren Fest
    October 5, 2015
    Did you know that Houston, Texas is the most ethnically and racially diverse city in the country, surpassing NYC? More than one-fifth of its residents hail from other countries, and more than 80 languages are spoken within city limits! A diverse city means a broad variety of cuisines, customs and cultural festivals. Here's a list of the 8 cultural festivals your readers MUST attend in Houston this fall, including nods to Italian, Turkish and Mexican heritage, as well as the world's...
  • Museum of Natural Science Dinosaur Exhibit floor
    July 2, 2015
    School is out for summer, which means the "Oh shoot... what am I going to do with my kids for three whole months?" panic has arrived. And with research showing that kids suffer from learning loss when disengaged from educational opportunities , more pressure is on parents than ever to provide fun and educational experiences even after the final school bell rings. The Health Museum, Houston Rather than leave your busy readers wondering if their kids' brains will turn to mush, why...
  • houston zoo
    June 11, 2015
    We recently chatted with Houston Zoo's Primate Supervisor Jill Moyse about the new gorilla exhibit. If you couldn't join in the conversation, don't panic! You can read all about it here. Q: What has been the most surprising part of being a primate supervisor? A: I'm really excited about working with all the different primates here at the Houston Zoo that I haven't been able to work with in the past. For instance, the sifaka lemur is fascinating and they surprise me every...
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