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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!

Speaking of Friday, please join me for my weekly PICKS-ON-WHEELS in my Phoenix Rising Art Car. Each Friday at noon, I’ll be at a different cool place – meeting people, introducing what they do and their mission, and wandering around. It’s my way of bringing GISH PICKS to life! Tune in on Fridays here. It is TOTALLY fun and I’d love for you to see them and join in by liking and commenting! AND – lucky you, I’ll be posting them here as my weekly VIDEO PICK when I can.

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

Picks for Kids the Weekend of August 11-13, 2017
Picks for Adults the Weekend of August 11-13, 2017


Second Servings

SECOND SERVINGS

Second Servings is Houston's only prepared food rescue organization and is doing extra Harvey work. They need volunteers to help pick up excess prepared food from regulated food businesses and deliver it safely to non-profit meal providers that serve the hungry.


Houston Community ToolBank

HOUSTON TOOLBANK

Please donate to the Houston Community ToolBank, a nonprofit tool lending program serving nonprofits and disaster response groups by putting high-quality tools in the hands of thousands of volunteers. They’ve been busy since Harvey!

Picks for Kids the Weekend of October 20-22, 2017
Picks for Adults the Weekend of October 20-22, 2017


Zoo Boo

HOUSTON ZOO

It’s the annual Halloween tradition with the animals: the Zoo Boo offers fun for kids Fridays-Sundays through October 29. There will be costumed activities for kids during the day and a special “Halloween Zoovie Night” this Saturday, October 21.


Arts for Arts’ Sake

KAMINARI TAIKO and SILAMBAM HOUSTON

Kaminari Taiko has partnered with Silambam Houston, MATCH, and Harvey Arts Recovery to present Arts for Arts’ Sake – an evening of Japanese taiko drumming and Indian classical dance to raise funds in support of local artists. The program will be this Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm.


Evelyn’s Park

EVELYN’S PARK CONSERVANCY

Evelyn’s Park is a brand new green space in Houston, built on the ground of Teas Nursery. They have ongoing events; this Saturday, October 20, from 10am-noon, they’re hosting Art in the Park.”


Houston Halloween Fest

HOUSTON ZOMBIE WALK

This Saturday, October 21 from 5-10pm is the 7th Annual Houston Halloween Fest, taking place on Heights Boulevard. There will be entertainment and activities for the entire family including live music acts, beer gardens, artist and business vendors, food trucks, costume contests, and a large Kids Zone for the youngest ghosts and ghouls.


The Addams Family

PASADENA LITTLE THEATRE

Pasadena Little Theatre, Houston’s oldest community theatre in continuous operation, continues its 63rd season with The Addams Family,” a musical tale of the gloomy-yet-funny family created by Charles Addams. The show is onstage through October 29.


Concert for Peace

ST. PHILIP PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

St. Philip Presbyterian Church presents a full season of free concerts in partnership with Ars Lyrica Houston. This Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm is their 10th annual Concert for Peace, featuring music by Mercury and the writings of our Youth Poet Laureate Fareena Arefeen.



Art of Sound

MUSIC LESSONS FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS IN YOUR HOME

My son’s longtime violin teacher, Tim Browning, is now offering lessons in your home through his music school, the Art of Sound. He’s very engaging with kids and will work with you or your children starting at any level on a variety of instruments (violin, viola, piano) and he can also teach voice or music theory lessons. Children of all ages show academic improvement when they study music and music has been shown to stave off neurological difficulties and aging issues in adults. Get started today by contacting Tim via phone at 832.452.7970 or email at chosentenor@gmail.com. The monthly tuition is $150 for weekly half hour lessons and $250 for weekly hour lessons. Cash/check/credit/Apple & Android Pay are accepted.



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GISH PICKS: CURATED CULTURE FOR KIDS AND ADULTS is a free weekly email in which I cull through the HUNDREDS of events offered in our city each week and PICK just three for adults and three for kids to recommend. It’s #GishPicks #CuratedCulture to help you plan your weekend! I know many of you go to events based on GISH PICKS recommendations; PLEASE remember to tell the organization that you are there because of us. Word-of-mouth like yours helps our business to grow. In the same spirit, please also feel free to share GISH PICKS with friends and families.

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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;

  • Quarterly “WHAT’S YOUR PURPOSE?” workshops at Body Mind & Soul, check the store’s online calendar for dates and more information; and

  • 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.

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Sarah Gish
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Sarah Gish
GISH CREATIVE
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