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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 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!

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Picks for Kids the Weekend of August 4-6, 2017
Picks for Adults the Weekend of August 4-6, 2017

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure JR.


The AD Players Theater Arts Academy presents Madagascar: A Musical Adventure JR. with performances August 4-7 only! Based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, the show follows all the crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from New York’s Central Park Zoo. Tickets are $16/each and can be purchased here.

YogaMass®: Embodying Christ Consciousness


Join author Reverend Gena Davis this Friday, August 4 at 7pm at Brazos Bookstore for a special event celebrating her new book that was inspired by her spiritual practice and yoga. YogaMass®: Embodying Christ Consciousness was written by Gena, who is the founder and co-creator of YogaMass®, which bridges yogic principles with Christian practices as a path for bringing the whole self—body, mind, soul, and spirit—to the experience of spiritual awakening. YogaMass® is for everyone!

The Princess Bride


The Houston Museum of Natural Science is screening one of my favorite films – The Princess Bride – this Friday, August 4 at 7:15pm. In case you don’t know (but I hope you do!), “The Princess Bride” is a sweet film about a sick child and his grandfather (played by Peter Falk), who reads him a fairy tale to make him feel better. Get your $5 tickets here.

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens


If it’s a disco-fueled musical extravaganza celebration of glam rock and intergalactic camp that you’re looking for, have I got the ticket for you! Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is ending this Saturday, August 5 at the Obsidian Theater and it’s the tale of Saucy Jack’s, a dive bar plagued by a serial killer that only the Space Vixens can find.

Sci-Fi Summer


The Children’s Museum of Houston is blasting off all summer long (through September 7) with their “Sci-Fi Summer!” programming which includes experiences such as the robotics lab, Galactic Ranger training, “The Galactic Journey” live production, Summer Sci-Fi character appearances, and much more! See all the deets here.

Through a Glass Darkly


Each summer in August, the Jung Center and the Houston Psychoanalytic Society present free film screenings on four Thursdays, each chosen by a different member and each with discussions afterward. This Thursday’s selection is Through a Glass Darkly, on August 3 at 7pm. There’s a happy hour before the show.

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

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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
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Houston, Texas 77057
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