Pacifica has named John Proffitt as its new Executive Director. He joins Pacifica with extensive experience, including as general manager and CEO of Houston's KUHF. Read the full press release at pacfiica.org.
The Sapphire Benefit in honor of KPFT's 45th Anniversery
Ticket sales begin April 13 at KPFT. Call 713-526-4000 to get your tickets. Prices are $30 for one, $50 for two.
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Phone Volunteers Needed For Spring Fund Drive
KPFT's Spring Pledge Drive is almost here, and we're in need of phone volunteers to answer pledge calls. This important fund raising effort will run April 24th through May 14, 2015, and we greatly appreciate any time you are able to spend with us!
Jung Center of Houston presents the exhibition Veronica Dyer: Dialogue with Imaginary Viewers. On view until April 29. Veronica Dyer frees her mind of conventional art to create a balance of rough textures and collage with recyclable materials. Her work reflects on divisions of space, organic forms and the subtle visual relationship with the viewer. Jung Center of Houston is located at 5200 Montrose and open from 9:00 A-M to 7:00 P-M.
Wordsmyth Theater Co. presents a reading of True Crime by Joe Barnes. Tonight at 7:00 PM, at Studio 101 - Spring Street Studios. It's another installment in the Wordsmyth Reading Series. Claire, a young novelist, has been hired to ghost the the true story of Rex and Roy Smith. But she has difficulty staying detached as she tries to discover why the two seemingly nice men, as young boys, brutally beat their father to death. Tickets are free, call for more information 281-788-8007
The Continental Club presents Glover Gill. Every Glover Gill song tells a story. Like a good book or movie, it grabs you at the beginning, sinks its hooks into you near the middle and gives you at least one good surprise before coming to an end. Tonight at 8:00 P-M. Located at 3700 Main, Houston. For more information you may call 713-529-9899. Admission is free.
“Wildlife Photographer of the Year”. Glimpse of the Underworld by Christian Vizl. Tiny silver fish swim among purple underwater plants that are reaching through green water, stretching for the sunlight in Christian Vizl’s Glimpse of the Underworld. It’s just one of the 100 images that make up the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. On view until May 31. Houston Museum of Natural Science is open daily from 9:00 A-M - 5:00 P-M. Located on 5555 Hermann Park Drive Houston. Phone number: 713-639-4783. Included with general admission.
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Redbud Gallery’s latest coup is “John Biggers: MAAME,” the first commercial exhibition in Houston of work by the muralist in more than 30 years. The art, which captured the anguish and suffering of those living in the South, often focused on women and everyday objects. Viewing hours are noon to 5 P-M Wednesdays through Sundays. Until April 26. For information call 713-862-2532 or visit redbudgallery.com. Admission is free. Location: 303 E. 11th Street.
Asia Society Texas Center presents AsiaFest. This celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a family-friendly event that will engage the Houston community and its neighbors. The festival will include: Asian and Fusion Cuisine, Asian Movement and Fitness Demonstrations. Guests can connect with Asian traditions, such as qigong, tai chi, yoga, and more. There will be dance, musical and theatrical performances, and films as well as Chinese scroll-making, Indonesian puppet-making, and interactive storytelling. Please vist asiasociety.org or call 713.496.9901 to verify event details. April 16 through May 17 at the Asia Society Texas Center on 1370 Southmore Boulevard. From 11:00 A-M - 4:00 P-M, admission is free.
"Kissed by an Angel" benefits the Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids With Cancer, which provides low-income families with children in the last stages of terminal cancer assistance in creating everlasting memories. The assistance is arranged through the parents and is anonymous to the child. This year's Ninth Annual "Kissed by an Angel" is a tropical-themed girls night out at the home of Janis and Andy Priest. RSVP for more information at www.claytondabney.org or call 713-488-4096.
Rice Media Center presents Houston Green Film Series: “Earth Days”. Located at 2030 University Blvd, near Stockton and University. Doors open at 6:30 P-M. The screening starts at 7:00 P-M. Admission is free, donations accepted.
Did you like last weekend’s Art Car Parade? Try the Art Car Museum. The Art Car Museum is a private institution dedicated to contemporary art with an emphasis on art cars, other fine arts, and artists who are rarely, if ever, acknowledged by other cultural institutions. The museum showroom celebrates the spirit of this post-modern age of car culture, in which individuals have remolded the factory model sameness of their cars to the specifications of their own images and visions. Admission is always free. Please call ahead to accommodate large groups: 713-861-5526. The museum is located on 140 Heights Blvd.
Watch Bat Colony at Sunset. More than 250,000 Mexican Free-Tailed bats live under and emerge each night from the Waugh Drive Bridge at sunset. This bat colony inhabits the Waugh Drive Bridge over Buffalo Bayou between Memorial Drive and Allen Parkway. Free parking is available along Allen Parkway and Spotts Park.
Alley Theatre presents All My Sons. All My Sons was inspired by the story of a successful businessman who sold the government defective airplane parts during World War II. Following the war, the Keller family desperately hopes that their son Larry, who was missing in action three years earlier will return home. As their other son prepares to propose to the woman he loves, who was Larry's girlfriend when he went missing, the Kellers confront realities and family secrets are revealed. Tonight at 7:30 P-M. Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre - University of Houston on 4149 Elgin. For more information on tickets visit www.alleytheatre.org or call 713-220-5700.
AMC Studio 30 presents the 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival.Daily until April 19. Ten days of screening shorts, features and documentaries, plus a host of special events and seminars, are on the schedule for the 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Independent Film Festival. Times and dates for screenings, seminars and related events vary. Screenings are at AMC Studio 30 at Dunvale, 2949 Dunvale. Locations for seminars and related events vary. For more information call 713â€'965-9955 or visit worldfest.org.
William Reaves Fine Art features The Pastel Journals of Jeri Salter. Noted Texas artist Frank Reaugh immortalized the late 19th- and early 20th-century vistas of our great state through his more than 7,000 works of cattle, plains and the pristine Texas landscape. Jeri Salter retraced his steps in 2014 and the fruits of her journey can be seen in the upcoming exhibit at William Reaves Fine Art, “On the Trail of Frank Reaugh: The Pastel Journals of Jeri Salter.” Regular viewing hours are 10:00 A-M to 5 P-M Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through May 2. For information, call 713-521-7500 or visit reavesart.com. Admission is free. William Reaves Fine Art is located at 2313 Brun Street.
Mel Chin’s work Degrees of Paradise, a hand woven carpet with patterns based on satellite telemetry is juxtaposed with video monitors of active 3-D mathematically derived cloud patterns and installed in the ceiling of two triangular rooms, highlighting new and old digital traditions. On view till May 30, 2015. Location: Station Museum, 1502 Alabama Street. For more information visit www.stationmuseum.com. Admission is free.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, exhibit “For a New World to Come”. Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979. Embracing a conceptual philosophy, these artists’ photographs embodied new and unorthodox properties, often rendered in a grainy or unfocused aesthetic, capturing events of social turbulence as well as everyday moments. Free for members of MFAH, the museum is located at 1001 Bissonnet Street and opens today at 10:00 A-M. for more information about opening hours and prices you may visitwww.mfah.org or call 713-639-7300
Last Concert Café features “Turnstyled, Junkpiled and Railroaded Tuesdays”. A collection of local musicians who get together and play here on Tuesdays. Starts at 6:00 P-M, location: 1403 Nance Street. Admission is free.
Houston Museum of Natural Science Wortham IMAX® Theatre presents “Humpback Whales 3D”. Humpback Whales will take audiences to the underwater world, to the faraway places where Humpbacks live and thrive. From the clear turquoise waters of the South Pacific to Africa, Hawaii and Alaska, this 40-minute ocean adventure will reveal what we know about this giant mammal and what mysteries scientists are determined to solve. The giant screen theatre features the latest in state-of-the-art motion picture projection. The 24-year old theatre recently upgraded from IMAX 70mm film projection to stunning 4K digital with advanced 3D technology. The Museum is located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive. Opens its door today at 12:00 P-M. For more information about opening hours and prices call 713-639-4629.
“Environmental Justice Networking & Educational Panel”. Come hear local advocates speak about Chemical Security, Port Expansion, and Environmental Regulations and their impact on Houston's Environmental Justice Communities. Location: 1002 Washington Ave, Houston. Tonight 6:00 to 8:00 P-M. Admission is free.
Red Cat Jazz Café features Blues Mondays with Shawn Allen & the Red Cat Blues Band. Tonight from 7:00 to 11:00 P-M. Located at 711 Franklin Street, Downtown Houston. Call for more information 713 226-7870. Before 7:00 P-M no cover charge.
Fresh Arts presents Supernova: Multimedia Group Exhibition. Supernova explores the relationship between art and science. Curated by Krista Steinke and Sherman Finch. On view until May 9, 2015. For more information call 713-868-1839 or visit fresharts.org. Admission is free. Located on 2101 Winter Street, Houston.
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents“Mel Chin: Rematch”. Houston-born artist Mel Chin expands upon his practice of vigilant self-evaluation as he takes on none other than himself in his first retrospective. Works by Chin appear in four different locations in Houston during the exhibition’s run. The pieces at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston highlight Chin’s discrete works — many of which explore the artist’s career-long interest in surrealism and in the social milieu of violence. Through April 19, admission is free. Today the museum opens at 10:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. For information call 713-284-8250. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on 5216 Montrose Blvd.
The Menil Collection Becoming Modern: 19th-Century French Drawings. The exhibition reveals this evolution through an examination of the work of five major artists of the period: Eugène Delacroix, Vincent van Gogh (he was Dutch, not French although he lived in France for many years), Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne and Odilon Redon. Runs daily through June 14. Museum is located at 1515 Sul Ross Street. For more information www.menil.org.
The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a proud member of the Houston Museum District. Is the only Museum dedicated primarily to preserving the legacy and honor of the African-American soldier, in the United States of America. The museum is also
a proud member of the Greater Houston Conventions and Visitors Bureau, and the Greater Houston Partnership. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-942-8920. Free Admission on Thursday 1:00 – 5:00 P-M
Museum of Printing History exhibit "Design Now: Houston" explores graphic design as a leading force in visual communication and positions Houston as an emerging contributor to the national and global design scene. Presented in partnership with AIGA Houston, "Design Now: Houston" showcases the best works of graphic design in Houston today, with pieces as effective as they are beautiful—from typography to web and interactive design, visual identity to editorial design. On view until July 4. Open today from 10:00 A-M. For more information visit www.printingmuseum.org or call 713-522-4652. The museum is located at 1324 W. Clay Street.
National Museum of Funeral History features 19th Century Mourning Customs. Grief was more than just an emotion for Americans during the 1800s - it was a way of life. The exhibit “19th Century Mourning Customs” draws on the Museum's extensive knowledge about how death was handled in this period. Museum is located on 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston. For more information about opening hours and ticket prices call 281-876-3063.
Stages Repertory Theatre: Stupid F##king Bird. The Seagull, Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov’s take on life, love and artistic integrity, was first produced in 1896. Almost 120 years later, playwright and director Aaron Posner has adapted the show for modern audiences. With brief nudity, copious swearing and audience participation, Bird was hailed the best Chekhov
adaptation in two decades by LA Weekly. For information about showtimes and ticket prices, call 713-527-0123 or visit stagestheatre.com. Through April 12. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway.
Museum of Fine Artspresents Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Houstonians get an expanded look at treasures from the Middle Eastern and Asian art
in this new exhibit. For more information, call 713-639-7300 or visit mfah.org. Through January 30, 2016. Today open from 10:00 A-M until 9:00 P-M. The Museum of Fine Arts - Brown Auditorium Theater is located on 1001 Bissonnet.
Lawndale Art Centerpresents Anthony Sonnenberg exhibit "With Wild Abandon". Texas-born artist Anthony Sonnenberg, who now hails from Seattle explains his work as an exploration of “how we indulge”. Sonnenberg incorporates taxidermy, ceramics, porcelain, textiles, tchotchkes, photography and self-portraits in his work. “Indulgence is something that we enter upon by choice. We ask ourselves: What thing can I have that will make me happy?” For information, call 713-528-5858 or visit lawndaleartcenter.org. Admission is free. Through April 18. Closed on Sundays. Location 4912 Main St. Houston.
Becoming Modern: Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from The Morgan Library & Museum and The Menil Collection. The show includes works on paper by five artists who importantly impacted the development of drawing at the formative beginnings of modernism: Eugène Delacroix, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Paul Cézanne, and Odilon Redon. The exhibit is on display until June 14, 2015. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 A-M to 7:00 P-M. The Menil Collection is located at 1533 Sul Ross. Phone 713 525 9400. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. McClain Gallery is pleased to introduce to Houston the works of Mara Held in a solo exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper. These energetic yet delicate paintings on linen and paper use swirling organic forms that suggest lyricism and spontaneity, yet her medium of choice requires great dexterity and meticulousness. The McClain Gallery is located at 2242 Richmond Ave. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 A-M to 5:30 P-M. Saturday 11:00 A-M. to 5:00 P-M. Admission is free. On site parking is available. For more information you may call 713-520-9988. On view through April 18, 2015.
Theatre Suburbiapresents Murder by Natural Causes by Tim Kelly. A murder mystery, adapted from the television play by Richard Levinson and William Link. Laughter combined with thrills delivers what mystery fans love most—taut suspense with an ingenious plot. Runs till March 28, 2015. Theatre Suburbia on 4106 Way Out West Drive, Suite N, you may call 713-682-3525 for more information about tickets and prizes.
Artist Boat is now booking Eco-Art Adventures by Kayak (scholarships for students available). For more information visit artistboat.org.
Arts Brookfield presents renowned Houston sculptor Ben Woitena, who is known for his small and large scale works with wood, steel and stone. The work of Ben Woitena is filled with his life experiences made richer with subconscious images. His is a personal narrative reflecting a series of relationships with imagery in the stone and a form emerges. The exhibit will run through Monday, June 1. Admission is free. Heritage Plaza is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 A-M - 6:00 P-M and is located at 1111 Bagby.
Rice Office of STEM Education events:
Open House for Community College Students to Learn about research internships in our labs this summer in nanotechnology. For more information and to register: rstem.rice.edu, -- 6pm April 1st
Energy Exploration Academy is for 9th grade students to learn about all different forms of energy and how it affects our environment -- June 2015
Middle School Computer Engineering Design for Young Women is a two week on-campus program now recruiting -- July 2015
RSTEM is currently recruiting teachers to attend professional development programs including the Rice Elementary Model Science Lab, the Conoco-Phillips Applied Math Program, the Rice Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching program.
The American Way of Life online in the post-Snowden era. How much have you changed your virtual behavior? A new survey by the Pew Research Center shows that some people have changed their behaviors in response to surveillance. 34% has taken at least one step to hide information from the government. Changing the settings on their social media profiles, using less email, uninstall certain apps or at least use them less. But the majority probably thinks it does not concern me. Go for more information to www.pewinternet.org and search for #privacy.
The American Cancer Society would like to build a Hope Lodge which provides relatives of cancer patients with affordable lodgings close to Houston’s sought after medical center. There is still a gap of 12 million dollar; 8 when you take into count the offer of Texans owners Bob and Janice McNair who will match 50 cents to every dollar Houston will be able to raise. The 32nd lodge will be the biggest in the country -no surprise.
The 11th Houston Jewish Film Festival continues its tradition of presenting an entertaining, thought-provoking and high-quality line-up comprised of the best Jewish and Israeli films from across the world. This year's festival includes documentaries, dramas, comedies and musicals, presented at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Holocaust Museum Houston and River Oaks Theater. For more information visit www.erjcchouston.org/arts/jewish-film-festival.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery presents Contemporary Prints from Veracruz, a selection of 26 works by faculty and alumni of the University of Veracruz’s School of Fine Arts in Xalapa, Mexico. Admission is free. On view till March 26th at University of Houston - Clear Lake (Art Gallery on 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 A-M - 6 P-M, Friday: 9 A-M - noon. Closed on weekends, university holidays, and during exhibition installations.
“Amazing Universe: The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not®” at Space Center Houston. How do you measure up against Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man? Or have you everseen a model replica of the International Space Station made entirely out of matchsticks? The multimedia hands-on exhibit includes sections such as Extreme Biology, Cultural Practices, and the Gallery of the Unexpected. Through April 26. For information call 281-244-2100 or visit spacecenter.org. The Space Center Houston is located on 1601 NASA Road 1.
SXSW Overflow Fest brought to you by Super Happy Fun Land. Now in its 11th year, Overflow fest runs from Thursday through March 25, or about twice as long as its Austin quasi-doppelganger, and also throws open its doors to artists from all over the map for example: Argentina, Japan, D.C., Boston and even Houston. From 5:00 P-M, on 3801 Polk. For more information you may call 713-880-2100 or visit allevents.in/houston/sxsw-overflow-fest-2015.
Houston Center for Photography presents Bill Armstrong: Buddha & Mandala. Bill Armstrong: Buddha & Mandala depicts luminous images of the artist’s interpretation of Mandalas. Nodding to certain themes in the Buddhist religion, Armstrong alters the depiction of the cosmos and life through his use of abstraction and alteration. Through the use of his technique and the pulse of color, the artist allows the viewer a chance to meditate on these spiritually centered photographs upon viewing. On view until April 26, in the HCP Gallery on 1441 W. Alabama. For more information on this exhibition, visit: hcponline.org/exhibitions.
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts and Williams Reaves Fine Art Gallery team up to present“Painting in the Texas Tradition: Contemporary Texas Regionalism.” The exhibition features work from 15 of the state’s most established regionalist artists, whose paintings, drawings and prints capture Texas landscapes, city scenes and home life. Pearl Fincher Director Timothy Novak notes that the artists are “aware of the tradition of painting the Texas landscape, but with a twist.” Modern buildings and farm equipment are often seen as naturally embedded in the land as rocks and cacti. Exhibit is open 10:00 A-M to 5:00 P-M every Monday through Saturday until May 16, On Thursday the expo is open until 8:00 P-M. Located at 6815 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. For information call 281.376.6322 or visit pearlmfa.org
Admission is free.
Discovery Green presents “Core Focused Yoga”. Yoga postures train the body for strength and flexibility. Dynamic flow sequences get the body warm and the heart pumping, while long-held poses strengthen and stretch the muscles. Rigorous classes with mindfulness and compassion to help you discover your own body's intelligence. You are welcome to bring your own yoga mat, a towel and water every Tuesday 6:30 P-M till 7:30 P-M. Pre-registration is not required, participants must sign a release form prior to exercising. This event is free.
Main Street Theater features “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley”. This play is based on the book “Flat Stanley” by Jeff Brown. Described as a “musical travelogue”, Stanley is stamped and posted from Hollywood to France, to Honolulu and elsewhere. Through his journey, Stanley discovers that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Talento Bilingue de Houston is located at 333 S. Jensen Drive. For showtimes and ticket information see their website MainstreetTheater.com. Tickets vary in price depending on time and day, but average price $17.
Houston Media Source offers free “TV and Radio Producer Orientations”. Join like-minded individuals and share your creative genius at Houston’s Public access station. Get started by attending one of their free orientation sessions held on Mondays at 6:00 P-M. If you have questions you may send an email to email@example.com. Located at 410 Roberts. No RSVP required.
Octavia Art Gallery opening reception for “Meditations on Nature: Selected Works by Sherry Owens and Suzi Davidoff”. Owens and Davidoff both use natural elements as their media to explore environmental
concerns and celebrate an emotional connection to the flora of Texas.
Owens meticulously builds her unique sculptures using crepe-myrtle
twigs, creating densely chaotic nest-like forms that read like open
drawings in space. Davidoff creates drawings, paintings, prints and
installations that consider intricate patterns in nature and the
overlaying systems used to observe, map and define organic landscapes.
On view through April 8. Opening night begins at 5:00 P-M. Octavia Art
Gallery is located at 3637 W. Alabama St.
Project Row Houses presents: “As Long as these Weeds and Green Grass Grow” is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by collaborators Jamal Cyrus and Walter Stanciell.
Taking its title from the poem The Signifying Monkey, the exhibition
connects black oral and literary traditions to the practice of
text-based painting. The resulting works utilize the visual elements of
Third Ward Sign painting to remember, acknowledge, or disavow important
figures and narratives within the development of American expressive
culture. Exhibition on view until June 21, 2015. Wednesday - Sunday,
12:00 P-M - 5:00 P-M. Project Row Houses on 2500 Holman.
The landmark exhibit "Heart and Seoul: Growing up in Korea" gets its world premiere at our own Children's Museum of Houston.
Put together by the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series,
this is a first-of-its-kind exploration of modern-day South Korea for
kids. There are several areas for kids to check out, including an
animation studio where visitors can try their hand at stop-motion
animation. Musically inclined kids will enjoy the K-Pop Stars Studio,
where they can get on camera and "perform" with popular K-Pop singers.
There's a taekwondo studio, where kids can practice their moves and
learn about the 2,000-year-old martial arts form. The exhibit also
includes a plaza, a restaurant, an apartment, a classroom and a hanok
guesthouse. Children's Museum of Houston is open daily from 10:00 A-M till 6:00 P-M, On Sunday from noon till 6:00 P-M. On 1500 Binz Street.
The Menil Collection presents “TAKIS: The Fourth Dimension”.
According to scientist/artist Takis, the fourth dimension is made up of
invisible energy. This collection of fascinating and groundbreaking
artwork by the artist present a story of scientific exploration
expressed through the medium of art. To reveal the power of fourth
dimensional forces, Takis invented new forms: paintings that incorporate
three-dimensional components held in mid-air by magnets, antenna like
statues that gently collide to produce spontaneous sounds, and kinetic
sculptures, which are played by electro-magnetic currents causing
cacophonous “naked music”. The Menil Collection on 1515 Sul Ross, open
Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 A-M till 7:00 P-M. Through July
2015. Free admission, donations are appreciated.
The San Jacinto Monument is dedicated to the “heroes of the Battle of San Jacinto and all others who contributed to the independence of Texas”. The Monument was a Public Works Administration project, started in April 1936 and completed 3 years later in April 1939. The Monument contains a museum, gift shop, an elevator to the top of the Monument and a viewing of the film, “Texas Forever” which runs for 35 minutes and depicts some of the events of the Texas Revolution and the Battle of San Jacinto. The San Jacinto Monument is located at 3523 Independence Parkway South, La Porte Texas. Open every day from 9:00 A-M to 6:00 P-M. Entrance to the park is free.
Port of Houston Authority“Sam Houston Boat Tours”. Experience an
unforgettable voyage through one of the busiest ports in the world. Take
a 90 minute ride on the Port of Houston public tour vessel. The ride
will take you through the Port of Houston where you will see
international cargo vessels and operations at the Port’s Turning Basin
Terminal. Tours are from Tuesday through Saturday, between 8:00 A-M to
5:00 P-M. This tour is free and open to the public but reservations are
required since they book up quickly. For tour information and
reservations register online at portofhouston.com.
Museum of Natural Science: “Samuri: The Way of the Warrior”. This
exhibit is composed of a rare, one of a kind collection outside of
Japan. On display are Samuri armor and complex weaponry thought to be
some of the most beautiful works of art in addition to being
technologically advanced for its time. This exhibit also includes
writing tools since Samuri’s were known to be Japanese government
administrators. Exhibit runs through September 7th. Open from 9:00 A-M
till 6:00 P-M, daily. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is located
at 5555 Hermann Park Drive. For more information visit www.hmns.org.
Live performances for children and adults every Saturday, 2pm in Northwest Mall
phone: 713 682 5044
Houston Museum of Natural Science "Shark!"
The exhibit with special focus on sharks found in the Gulf of Mexico, gives visitors an alternative view of what most people consider a deadly predator. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 A-M till 6:00 P-M. Exhibits is on show until March 22. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is located at 5555 Hermann Park Drive.
One Allen Center Gallery : Tunnel of Love by The Art Guys. Arts Brookfield has commissioned The Art Guys to exhibit a never-before-seen Tunnel of Love in One Allen Center Gallery from February 12th through May 9th. Inspired by fun houses, carnival tunnels of love, circus sideshow experiences, black holes and unicorns, ‘The Tunnel of Love’ is a fantastical, pleasurable and funny interaction for tenants and visitors to the Allen Center. One Allen Center on 500 Dallas Street.
Photographer of the Year’ exhibit “Glimpse of the Underworld” by
Christian Vizl at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. For the 50th
year the Natural History Museum in London and the BBC Worldwide have
organized photo competition. In 2014 some 42,000 images were submitted
from 96 countries. The exhibit, on a worldwide tour to six continents,
features the top photographs from both adults and young people. The
exhibition will be on display through May 31, 9:00 A-M to 5:00 P-M
daily. Houston Museum of Natural Science on 5555 Hermann Park Drive.
The annual photography exhibition Eye on Houston:
High School Documentary Photography offers a unique view of Houston
through the eyes of local high school students. This year's presentation
features 54 photographs by juniors and seniors from three schools: Jack
Yates High School, César E. Chávez High School and Bellaire High
School, who have been covering Third Ward, East End and city of
Bellaire. The young photographers were challenged to create images that
capture the distinctive personality of each community and its
inhabitants. At the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, on 1001 Bissonnet Street.
Jay Dooling Passes
Longtime Irish Aires host
Jay Dooling, longtime host of KPFT's Irish Aires show, lost his battle with cancer in a Dallas Hospital. Jay was involved with any and every Irish political, cultural or musical organization in Houston, and served on many of the boards of these organizations . Jay and his wife Bertha, who was always at the station to answer phones, spent the last few years between traveling the world...and relaxing at their little cottage south of Dublin. We will miss you Jay!
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