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  • The St. Joseph Medical Center’s ICE at Discovery Green

    published December 15, 2011

    Feel the swoosh of the wind in your face as you ice-skate outdoors this holiday season at The St. Joseph Medical Center’s ICE at... More >>

  • "ARTifacts"

    published December 15, 2011

    Here’s something that you might not know about street artist and curator GONZO247: He’s a pack rat. A co-founder of Aerosol Warfare,... More >>

  • Fifth Ward Jam

    published September 29, 2011

    Creative partners Dan Havel and Dean Ruck — the pair responsible for the funnel structure at the Art League of Houston site before... More >>

  • Festival of Lights

    published December 15, 2011

    Gulf Coast families have flocked to Moody Gardens for the annual Festival of Lights for a decade now, with each year getting bigger —... More >>

  • "Perspectives 176: Glen Fogel:With Me ... You"

    published October 13, 2011

    Personal love letters and family wedding rings make their way into the exhibit “Perspectives 176: Glen Fogel: With Me …... More >>

  • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

    published December 15, 2011

    The Herdman kids have a well-earned reputation for being plain awful; the word “rambunctious” doesn’t do them justice. So when... More >>

  • New Year's Eve Noon Bash

    published December 29, 2011

    Kid's can say good-bye to 2011 with a parade led by the High Steppers New Orleans Style Brass Band, a giant balloon drop, and hands on activities... More >>

  • Ars Lyrica: Bach and Time

    published December 29, 2011

    Explore eternity with Ars Lyrica during Bach and Time, an all-Bach concert followed by the group’s New Year’s Eve Gala. Soprano... More >>

  • Houston Symphony on New Year's Eve

    published December 29, 2011

    Conductor Brett Mitchell leads the Houston Symphony in an exciting program to ring in the new year. Expect a big, big celebration with Mitchell... More >>

  • New Year's Eve Dinner at Giacomo's Cibo e Vino

    published December 29, 2011

    Enjoy a four-course dinner on New Year’s Eve prepared by Lynette Hawkins, owner and executive chef of Giacomo’s Cibo e Vino.... More >>

  • Tila's Mowtown New Year's Eve

    published December 29, 2011

    Mix up great Mowtown music and delicious Mexican food. Enjoy a three-course dinner, live music, party favors, champagne toast and lots more in a... More >>

  • "Sketchy Neighbors: Saddest Love Story Almost Never Told: Based on a True Idea"

    published December 8, 2011

    Sketchy Neighbors, the group putting on the art exhibit “Saddest Love Story Almost Never Told: Based on a True Idea,” is known... More >>

  • Tami Hoag

    published December 29, 2011

    Suspense novelist Tami Hoag took the plot for her latest book, Down the Darkest Road, directly from the headlines. Down the... More >>

  • Victoria Laurie: Ghoul Interrupted

    published December 22, 2011

    Get your fortune told and a book signed by Victoria Laurie at the launch party for her new novel Ghoul Interrupted. A real-life... More >>

  • Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

    published Dec 29, 2011

    Friday's your last day to see the "Saddest Love Story Almost Never Told: Based on a True Idea" exhibit by Sketchy Neighbors, a free-wheeling artists collective. The group is known for its unorthodox ... More >>

  • Seasons of Sharing: Christmas

    published December 22, 2011

    You still have one more chance to get your kids to the Seasons of Sharing: Christmas; the exhibition closes today. Children can stop by the... More >>

  • We Bought a Zoo Ticket Giveaway

    published Dec 28, 2011

    We Bought a Zoo stars Matt Damon, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Scarlett Johansson, and Elle Fanning; Cameron Crowe directs. The Houston Press has ten passes to give away for the film We Bought a... More >>

  • DVDs & Blu-rays: One Last Look at December

    published Dec 28, 2011

    All three of these DVDs were released in early December. They didn't make our cut then, but we thought we'd take one more look at them. The Found Footage Festival: Volume 1 (2004) and The Found Foot... More >>

  • It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

    published November 24, 2011

    George Bailey’s story gets a twist at the Texas Repertory Theatre’s presentation of the newly adapted It’s a Wonderful... More >>

  • And the Winner Is...

    published Dec 27, 2011

    Congratulations to our winners: Rachel G., Joseph, Aaron G., Mikblom M. and Rex J. They each win a special Girl with the Dragon Tattoo swag bag filled with a T-shirt, knit cap, bookmark, bracelet and ... More >>

  • “International Discoveries III”

    published October 27, 2011

    Photographer Louis Palu’s depiction of U.S. Marine Corporal Philip Pepper is stark. The 22-year-old is seen in a close-up, helmet on, his... More >>

  • Love, Actually

    published December 22, 2011

    We’re going to admit it right up front: Love, Actually is a chick flick. That shouldn’t be too big a surprise since the... More >>

  • The Little Town of Christmas

    published December 15, 2011

    Christmas isn’t just a holiday — in The Little Town of Christmas, it’s a place, too. And it just happens to be one... More >>

  • A Christmas Story

    published December 15, 2011

    Nine-year-old Ralphie Parker is still on the hunt for his Red Ryder BB gun, despite his mother’s constant “You’ll shoot your eye... More >>

  • Winter Wonderland

    published December 1, 2011

    Enjoy Winter Wonderland, an over-the-top musical comedy that’s the perfect holiday gift to theater lovers. The lovely Ice... More >>

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