Visual Arts

Weather Closings - UPDATE

UPDATE: Thursday, Feb 3, 11:45 a.m.

Due to the expected inclement weather, the Houston Museum of Natural Science will be closing early today, Thursday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. However, the Museum will be open tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Museum will be returning to its standard hours of operation beginning Saturday. For updated information regarding Museum operating hours, visit the Museum's web site at

Today we received word from the Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) that tonight's rehearsal (and Press Night) of Encore Players' 2011 production of The Diary of Anne Frank have been CANCELLED due to the bad weather expected.

Due to inclement weather, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake is POSTPONING the "Small Works by Great Minds" auction that was scheduled for tonight.

Arts organizations in the Museum District and Theater District are keeping an eye on the weather reports which predict some harsh conditions through the weekend. So far no one has decided to close, but everyone we spoke to was quick to say, "at least not yet."

If you're unsure whether your plans for the evening may have changed, our advice is to call the venue if you have tickets for this weekend.

Hopefully the Houston Symphony's concert "Gil Shaham Plus Beethoven 7" on Thursday at Jones Hall won't be affected. The last time Shaham (seen in the photo at right) was in town was the day Hurricane Ike hit.

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Olivia Flores Alvarez