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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I’m so excited to share with you this week’s VIDEO PICK, which is an interview I did with Mayor Turner last week. He will tell you all about Houston – surprising stats, the richness of our neighborhoods, cool cultural events – plus he’ll tell you his fave spots and hidden gems. Enjoy it! And hopefully, this chat will inspire you to get more involved in our city. There are so many ways to do that! As I said at the end of the video, you can always just dial 3-1-1 to get hold of ANYONE in the city – the Mayor, the sanitation department, the City Council secretary, and more. Memorize it and call it! If you’re ready to dive in to all that our city has to offer, check out the City of Houston official website, here. It’s full of practical information such as the potholes tracker and the Mayor’s home page. And you can sign up for a very helpful email from the city, CitizensNet, which is how I stay informed of most city news. Open City Council meetings are generally every Tuesday afternoon at 1:30pm so get to know your City Council rep and the At Large ones and get in dialogue with them. All the scoop on the City Council (including names of reps) is here. And there’s more: you can also get information on cultural events and theatres and parks on the main page.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” said Barack Obama. I’m thinking of that as our country undergoes the changing of the guard this Friday. It will be different and not everyone is happy about that. If you are looking for change and a way to peaceably have your say, join one of the many women’s marches around the country, all spin-offs from the Women’s March on Washington. There is also a “Sister March” in Houston (see more about that here) and one in Austin (see more about that here). For a complete list of all those marches, please click here. I’ll be at the one in D.C. so check out my Facebook page for my photos and interviews. It should be quite an amazing, historic event. We will truly be making HERstory.
Have a great weekend, go IGNITE YOUR LIFE, please share this, and please – LOVE ONE ANOTHER.