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!
A note about the social media for GISH PICKS: please LIKE our Facebook page for family PICKS and our Facebook page for adult PICKS. Be sure to click “See first” in the dropdown menu on the LIKE button so you won’t miss a post! And please follow me on Instagram and Twitter. You’ll get all my CULTURE PICKS and more that way. And there’s one last way to stay in touch with me! I organize many events, such as labyrinth walks and workshops, so if you’d like to be informed of those before everyone else, please subscribe to my Gish Creative list here.
As “Black History Month” winds down, I wanted to acknowledge the rich African American culture all around us. First of all, there are two must-see films: “Hidden Figures,” about the black women who changed our space program and “I Am Not Your Negro,” the story of the African American struggle as told by writer and activist James Baldwin. The showtimes for “Hidden Figures” are here – as you can see, it’s got a robust run at theatres all over Houston, including Sundance Houston. “I Am Not Your Negro” is also playing at plenty of theatres (see the schedule here), including the Landmark River Oaks Theatre.
As for ongoing African American culture, please check out the Houston Museum of African American Culture, which has three exhibitions focusing on three important artists: Danny Simmons, Ntozake Shange, and Malick Sidibe. The Ensemble Theatre is Houston’s only African American company – their current show, “Mahalia,” about the gospel singer who played a large role in the Civil Rights movement, closes this weekend on Sunday, February 26. And to round it all out, check out this week’s fun VIDEO PICK, which is a tour of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. You can see more about that special place in my KID PICK below.
Want to get to know yourself better? Then please join me for two workshops that I am presenting in March; all the details are below. The first one is “A (Fun) Boot Camp for Igniting Your Life!” on Saturday, March 4, 1:30-4:30pm at the Jung Center of Houston and you can get more information and register here. The second workshop is “What’s Your Purpose?” on Saturday, March 11 at Body Mind & Soul. Get more information and register here. I would LOVE to see you at one or both! I promise you’ll enjoy them and you will leave much more connected to yourself and your soul’s desires.
Have a great weekend, love one another, please share this, and go IGNITE YOUR LIFE!