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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Well, folks, ready or not: THE HOLIDAYS HAVE BEGUN! Halloween and “Day of the Dead” are always the start of the grand trifecta of winter holidays – and I’m never ever quite ready for them. But, here they are and here we are. Don your costumes and get ready for it all! Two fun Halloween happenings that I always recommend are the Lawndale Art Center’s “Day of the Dead” exhibition and opening party tomorrow night (see the full schedule here) and MECA’s annual “Día de los Muertos” Festival this Saturday and Sunday. If you’re curious like me (and I know you are since you’re reading this!) and want to know more about holidays around the world and from different faith traditions, check out my all-time favorite comprehensive listing, the Anti-Defamation League’s “Calendar of Observances.” It’s very handy and it’s amazing all the different events they have captured!
Have you ever explored downtown? It’s quite the happening place all the time – with the lively theatre district (home to the Alley Theatre, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony, and others); Sundance Cinemas; and lots of restaurants. The best place to begin your downtown adventure is to see what’s happening on the Downtown Houston website and then check out the theatre district information, the light rail schedule, and the way cool, 6-mile long Houston tunnel. This week’s VIDEO PICK is a time-lapse exploration of downtown buildings, streets, and people, courtesy Houston First. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend, love one another, please share this, and go IGNITE YOUR LIFE!