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Feel the Music…BIORHYTHM is Here!

There is something about music that connects, inspires and moves people. Something that can't be defined. At least it couldn’t be, until now. It’s BIORHYTHM. From the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science ("The Health Museum") comes BIORHYTHM: Music and the Body, a traveling exhibition that explores the connection of rhythm and the body. But what is it? Well, several sources define biorhythm as an innately determined “rhythmic biological” process. This is exactly what The Health…

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Houston Grand Opera Opens Season in New Space: The Resilience Theater

Over a month after Hurricane Harvey swept across southeast Texas, many of Houston’s premier performing arts venues like Jones Hall, the Alley and Wortham Theaters are still out of commission. Just as they were entering the height of their season, members of the Houston Grand Opera found themselves forced to relocate, undone by 14 feet of floodwater throughout their beautiful facility. Fortunately, in true fashion of the theater, they decided that the show must go on and chose to forge ahead…

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11 Reasons to Visit Houston For Spring Break

Spring break has finally arrived, but knowing how to best fill those free days can sometimes be a little daunting. We’ve taken the legwork out of planning your week by creating your list of places to go. Here is spring break, Houston style. Avenida Houston and Discovery Green Downtown's entertainment hub will be busy this spring break, with free activities taking places every hour. Some of our favorites happening during spring break include a live ice carving, roller skating at The Rink, an…

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Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University Opens to Public

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…

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30,000-Square-Foot Menil Drawing Institute Opens Fall 2017

The Menil Collection announced this week that its new $40 million, 30,000-square-foot drawing institute will open October 7, 2017. The freestanding building will feature temporary exhibitions, space for study and conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings. The Menil Drawing Institute (MDI) is the fifth building on the Menil’s 30-acre art campus, along with the main museum, Cy Twombly Gallery, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and popular Dan Flavin installation at Richmond Hall. Los…

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40,000-square-foot Urban Market Breaks Ground in the Heights

The trendy Houston Heights neighborhood will soon add an impressive low-rise urban market to its retail district. The Heights Mercantile project promises a 40,000 square feet of shops, restaurants, a fitness studio, and a hike-and-bike trail connecting to Donovan Park. Construction began last week on the six-building complex that sits along Heights Boulevard and 7th and Yale Streets. Heights Mercantile will act as an “anti-mall” offering an open park concept with bike paths, green space, and an…

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10 New Art Installations Coming to Avenida Houston

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 fauna, reuse and…

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9 Houston Museum Exhibits to See this Summer

Houston is home to more than 60 world-class museums and art galleries. Ranked by Travel + Leisure as one of "America's Most Cultured Cities,” Houston offers a wide selection of unforgettable seasonal exhibits you don’t want to miss this summer. Family Time Looking for a way to keep the kids busy while school is out? Check out Top S.E.C.R.E.T.: Summer of Spies at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Kids instantly become secret agents on a special mission to help the museum thwart the dastardly…

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Buffalo Bayou Cistern Opens to Public After 90 Years

For years a large portion of Houston’s public drinking water was stored in an underground cistern right off the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Built in 1926, the cistern was used for decades until it sprang a leak that couldn’t be found or repaired. The public reservoir was drained and sat unused and practically forgotten about. Years passed, Houstonians enjoyed the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark and Water Works pavilion above ground while the empty cavernous space the size of one and a half football…

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Downtown Becomes a Painters Canvas in Art Blocks Installation

Downtown Houston received an art-inspired makeover this spring. The Art Blocks project features four temporary art installations that splash color on Main Street’s central three-block stretch. The colorful public artwork scales building exteriors and light posts, overtaking sidewalks and roadways. Part of a larger capital improvement road project, Art Blocks will be on view from late February 2016 to March 2017 with future installations possible. Houston’s streets and buildings display the work…

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