READY FOR A GREAT WEEKEND?!
Welcome to GISH PICKS: CURATED CULTURE FOR KIDS AND ADULTS! I’m Sarah Gish, an info-preneur and culture sleuth who finds the unusual and cool in Houston each and every week. Join me as I shine a light on Houston gems and unique Houston fun. I love Houston and want to show you the people and the places and the events that make it great (see more about my wishes for that here). And I want to make it easy for you so I sort through the cornucopia of events offered in our wonderful city each weekend and I PICK only three each for families and adults to recommend to you. That way you’ll be all set when Friday hits!
We are the most diverse city in the country, not only because of the over 100 languages spoken here every day, but also because of the diversity of events offered and places to hang our (cowboy) hats. Please be sure to tell your friends about GISH PICKS – the more people who know about these unique cultural events, the more unique cultural events the organizations will offer us. Please also tell the orgs that I sent you. My business grows by word of mouth so I thank you for your continued support. Here’s to many more years of GISH PICKS!
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Happy New Year! I just love January – it’s full of possibilities and promise. I may not always achieve all that I set out to do for the year, but at least I get to get a new calendar, a new perspective, and another opportunity to de-clutter. Fresh starts are good. Something new I’m starting this year is a monthly column with Natural Awakenings Magazine (Houston), a wonderful spiritual and health publication that I encourage you to check out, in print at spots all over Houston and online. I’ll be writing about my IGNITE YOUR LIFE! art project, expounding on one of my “Twelve Ways to Ignite Your Life!” in each article. The first way is “Trust in spirit.” and you can find this month’s article here. Please enjoy!
This Sunday, January 8, is David Bowie’s birthday and next Tuesday, January 10 is the one year anniversary of his death. I chose this week’s VIDEO PICK in honor of those milestones – it’s not a great video but it shows Madonna in concert here and several iconic photos of Bowie (my VIDEO PICKS are always Houston-centric). “He showed me it’s ok to be different,” said Madonna – we need that, especially in these times! There are some great Bowie tribute events this weekend and I’ve listed them below. Click here for a fun look at photos of Bowie concerts in Houston throughout the years.
Next Tuesday there are a couple of other, non-Bowie events to check out. The Moth is onstage for its monthly second Tuesday gig – the theme is VOYAGE and I might even tell a story of travels in my Phoenix Rising Art Car! More about The Moth/VOYAGE event is here. Also next Tuesday is “National Geographic Live” at Jones Hall – it’s a new speaker series presented by the Houston Symphony on Tuesday evenings that sounds fascinating; “Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice” is the topic.
Have a great weekend, go IGNITE YOUR LIFE, please share this, and please – LOVE ONE ANOTHER.