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Your Guide: Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2018

There are a myriad of reasons why people love watching movies. Some people use movies as an escape from reality, while others enjoy realistic reflection of decades past. Depending on the viewer and the content, movies can evoke feelings of joy, love, sorrow, anger or even confusion. To honor films, the creative minds behind them and showcase this storytelling medium, the Houston Cinema Arts Society is hosting the 10 th Houston Cinema Arts Festival from Nov. 8 – 12. However, the festival once…

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Houston Grand Opera brings mariachi music to the stage

If you think you know opera, think again. Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon) came onto the scene in 2010 as the world’s first mariachi opera, commission by Houston Grand Opera. Now, the show will soon return to Houston where locals and visitors alike can see for themselves why the story of an immigrant family divided by the U.S./Mexican border has captivated so many. After the opera’s recent New York City premiere at New York City Opera, The New York Times stated the…

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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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The Last Minute Houston Mother’s Day Guide

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (May 8) and it looks like you still don’t have a gift for one of the most important women in your life. Be honest, that’s the main reason you’re reading this. Lucky for you, Houston has a wide range of events around town that could be the perfect fit for a memorable date with mom. We've highlighted a few of our favorite options but you can find a complete list here. Brunches and Dinners The culinary and cultural capital of the South has quite the brunch and…

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Interactive Live Theater Debuts in Houston

Houston’s Alley Theatre is breaking barriers with a new live art theatrical experience available only between April 12th through May 20th. This interactive piece known as “Remote Houston” aims to make the city itself the stage. The performance takes a group of fifty audience members on a journey on foot with personal headphones through the city of Houston with an artificial intelligence as a guide. Stefan Kaegi, the creator of the project, enjoys putting “spectators and their experiences in the…

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Burke Baker Planetarium’s Re-Opening out of This World

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 example, allow guests to…

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