Arboretum at Night: Snakes
. All things that slither aren’t necessarily evil, says the center’s Christine Mansfield, marketing and development associate. “They’re just as scared of you as you are of them,” she explains. “It will be very controlled. It’s a very safe environment.” The jury is still out if we’re willing to hold a snake…but we trust that the folks at the arboretum know what they’re doing. The complimentary Saint Arnold beer, Katz Coffee and light snacks along the trail walk can’t hurt either.
6:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m., May 20. 4501 Woodway. For information, call 713-681-8433 or visit houstonarboretum.org
. $30 to $45.
Adam and Eve fell from Heaven because of one. Paula Abdul had a cold-hearted one. Samuel L. Jackson famously exclaimed he was tired of seeing them on planes. Yet the Houston Arboretum says snakes don’t necessarily deserve the bad rap people give them. Make your way down to the nature preserve to get up close with our serpent friends for