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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 special gems and unique Houston fun. I love this city 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 so I sort through the cornucopia of events offered each weekend and PICK only three for FAMILIES and three for ADULTS to recommend to you. That way you’ll be all set when Friday hits! If you’re new here, please read below for more about this blog and then check out my PICKS for this weekend, further below.


MORE ABOUT THIS BLOG

We are the most diverse city in the country, not only because of the over 150 languages spoken here every day, but also because of the diversity of events offered and places to hang our (cowboy) hats. Because of that, I decided back in 2004 to start sharing my adventures in Houston and my knowledge of it with others via GISH PICKS. And, since 2016, I have been bringing it to life with my PICKS-ON-WHEELS Facebook Live segments in which I travel around our city in my Phoenix Rising Art Car. Tune in here each Friday from 12-12:30pm to join the convo. My adventures will sometimes be posted as my weekly VIDEO PICK in this blog.

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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. And, last but not least: this blog is free to you, my dear reader, but it’s not free for me to produce. I pay my designer and I spend many hours researching, compiling, and writing GISH PICKS each week. If you have an event you’d like me to PICK, please email me and let’s see how I can help. With me on your team, you’ll reach thousands of Houstonians in a quick-and-easy way!

Have a great weekend and please love one another, please share this, and please – go IGNITE YOUR LIFE!

Picks for Kids the Weekend of June 8-10, 2018
Picks for Adults the Weekend of June 8-10, 2018


Pinkalicious The Musical

BLUE WILLOW BOOKSHOP and
MAIN STREET THEATER

This Saturday, June 9, from 11am-noon, Main Street Theater's Page to Stage program will bring a preview of Pinkalicious The Musical to Blue Willow Bookshop. Kids will get to meet the actors, hear the story, and make a craft. The show is onstage June 12-July 29; more about the bookshop event is here. Pinkalicious The Musical is based on Pinkalicious, the bestselling picture book that celebrates all things pink while showing readers that being yourself is the best of all.


Lament

RED DOOR THEATRE COMPANY

The Red Door Theatre Company presents “Lament” this Friday, June 8 at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 9 at 4pm and 7:30pm. Lament is a modern dance play that centers around six young people involved in a fatal tragedy. As they work through the crisis, they encounter many parts of their selves during journeys from a mental institution to ancestral lands of ancient warriors. Tickets are $15/online or $20/door and can be purchased here.


Houston Parks and Recreation Department

HOUSTON PARKS AND
RECREATION DEPARTMENT


Our city is brimming over with great programs in our parks, many of which are free, all of which are sponsored by HPARD! Kids can learn tennis, swimming, skateboarding, soccer, golf – and much more. All the info is here; you can register here; and there is a groovy catalog to browse here. HPARD director Steve Wright spoke to Deborah Duncan of Great Day Houston; check it out here.



Houston Symphony 2018 Summer Series

HOUSTON SYMPHONY

Every year, the Grammy-Award winning Houston Symphony shakes up its programming in the summertime to feature special family shows at Jones Hall, FREE family-friendly concerts at Miller Outdoor Theatre, and free concerts in neighborhoods around the city. All the scoop on their “2018 Summer Series” is here; upcoming events include free concerts at Dobie High School (June 8) and Cinco Ranch High School (June 9).


Summer Movies

SUMMER FILM FESTIVALS

Every summer in Houston there is a cornucopia of free and cheap movies for kids – which is a good thing for moms and dads looking for air-conditioned fun! Check out these summer film festivals: The Alamo Kids Camp; Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse; Regal Cinema’s Summer Movie Express; and the Children’s Summer Series at Studio Movie Grill.


Project Row Houses

PROJECT ROW HOUSES

Project Row Houses is an amazing nonprofit that was founded by artists to create community in the Third Ward and there will be weekend bus tours of public art created by the founding artists. Tickets for the tour this Saturday, June 9, noon-3pm are here. Led by Ryan N. Dennis, Curator and Programs Director, and Jeanette Degollado, Public Art Coordinator, participants will have the opportunity to view works that build upon the backdrop of iconic sites across Houston, including the University of Houston Downtown, the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Hermann Park, and more! The tour will feature discussions with Jesse Lott, Floyd Newsum, Bert Samples, and George Smith, allowing participants to explore and reflect on the founding artists’ rich artistic practices.



Ignite Your Vision (Board)!

"IGNITE YOUR VISION (BOARD) WORKSHOP" AT BODY MIND & SOUL

I’m excited to be hosting a SUMMER vision board-making workshop! On Saturday, July 7, 2-4pm, please join me for Ignite Your Vision (Board)! at Body Mind & Soul. Take some time to ponder your personal purpose and to bring it to life with a short writing exercise and a VISION BOARD! Words and images create your reality and vision boards make it happen fast. I am an artist and I will work with you to create a visual interpretation of what you want your life to look like, using materials such as magazines, colored paper, stamps, fun markers, and more. Feel free to bring photos of yourself or anything else to personalize your board. As an added bonus, schedule a guidance session with me in advance (details below).



GUIDANCE SESSIONS (Mondays) and LABYRINTH WALKS (Second Saturdays)

I offer intuitive guidance sessions every Monday at Body Mind & Soul ‪from 10:30am-5:30pm and I would love to help Y-O-U. Let’s connect if you are wondering what to do with your life, whether it’s in the personal realm or the professional arena (or both). I use my intuitive skills and my many years of studying people to help you FOCUS – on you, your dreams and desires, and how to manifest them. And if you don’t know what your passions are, I will guide you in discovering them. Finding your personal mission will exponentially increase your ability to succeed in life while also attracting an abundance of joy. Sessions are $100/hour and $50/thirty minutes and take place at the store – 7951 Katy Freeway. Call them at ‪713.993.0550 to book an appointment. NEW: I am now doing guidance sessions by telephone – we can connect from anywhere, anytime! Call me at 713.492.1173 for more information about that service. Please note that the fee for sessions by phone is the same.

And if you’re looking for a way to increase the peace in your life, please join me for our Second Saturday Labyrinth Walks at the beautiful Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer in downtown Houston at 500 Fannin Street. My next walk will be this Saturday, July 14, 9am-11am. Free parking is available in the Christ Church Cathedral garage at 559 San Jacinto Street; bring your ticket in to get it validated. We are creating quite a community with these monthly walks – join us! New people will tour the center and we’ll all walk the labyrinth and make art. I am a trained labyrinth facilitator and love sharing what I know with others. Register for the walk here or at the door. You’ll leave with something you’ve made, a list of Houston area labyrinths, and a handout on the art of walking labyrinths. If you’d like to read more about my work and Houston labyrinths, click here for a recent article in the Houston Chronicle.


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  • GISH PICKS: CURATED CULTURE FOR KIDS AND ADULTS, which is online and emailed out to thousands of Houstonians who love to explore our city;

  • THE SUMMER BOOK® ONLINE, a searchable database of over 200 Houston day camps and classes for kids and teens;

  • IGNITE YOUR LIFE!, my art project and community campaign whose goal is to inspire people around the world to light a fire to their own passions and to create connections among people;

  • INTUITIVE GUIDANCE SESSIONS, which are one-on-one consultations with me at Body Mind & Soul on Mondays. Sessions are one hour or thirty minutes and I can help you with personal and/or work questions;

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  • OTHER SERVICES including SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS, MARKETING, PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS, GUIDANCE SESSIONS FOR FINDING YOUR PURPOSE, and ART PROGRAMS. Talks and workshops cover topics such as summertime fun, passion-finding (for adults, children and families), marketing, historic preservation, art classes, activism, and more. All of these services can be tailored for any audience and budget.

Sarah Gish
Sarah Gish
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Sarah Gish
GISH CREATIVE
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Houston, Texas 77057
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Pinkalicious at Blue Willow Bookshop City of Houston Parks and Recreation Summer Film Festivals for Families Lament at Red Door Theatre Company Houston Symphony’s Summer Concerts Project Row Houses Founders Art Tour Sarah visited <artmix> in their new home in this PICKS-ON-WHEELS Ignite Your Vision (Board)! Workshop (July 7) Guidance Sessions (Mondays and by phone) Second Saturday Labyrinth Walk (July 14)