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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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Hasn’t it been just so crazy with all that’s going on with the election? I have had a hard time concentrating with all the newsbreaks and worries and excitement about what could be this time next week. When it’s all just too much for me, I follow one of the pieces of advice I dole out for my IGNITE YOUR LIFE! art project, which is “Commune with nature.” I love to get outside and explore and I recommend that you and yours do the same if you also need a break. My five fave parks are Miller Outdoor Theatre – which has only two more weekends of shows (including Houston native Tommy Tune this weekend!) – Discovery Green; Memorial Park; Hermann Park; and Terry Hershey Park. If you’re feeling really intrepid, get all the way out of town and drive to lovely Galveston while the weather is perfect!

Learn all about Miller Outdoor Theatre in this week’s VIDEO PICK. It was founded in 1923 and has been Houston’s premiere spot for free and fresh fun ever since.

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

Picks for Kids the Weekend of November 4-6, 2016
Picks for Adults the Weekend of November 4-6, 2016

Hands-On Houston Family Festival


This year’s Hands-On Houston Family Festival is on Saturday, November 5 from 11am-3pm at HCCC. Your kids will get to celebrate clay and polymer clay with hands-on activities, demonstrations by local artists, and more.

Roxanne Limited Screening


Come see the new film “Roxanne” in a special event this Thursday, November 3 at 8pm at the River Oaks Theatre. “Roxanne” is the politically-charged story of college students whose lives intersect over tragedy.

National Museum of Funeral History


The National Museum of Funeral History celebrates “Day of the Dead” this Saturday, November 5 from 10am-5pm with lots of activities. There will also be a food drive that is from now until December 31 and their “Veterans Appreciation Week” is from November 5-13.

Houston Cheese Fest


We are host to one of three cheese festivals in the country! Sample cheese and artisan food from around the world at this weekend’s Cheese Fest at Hermann Park this Friday, November 4 from 5-10pm.

The Cat in the Hat Runs for President


We’re all sick of politicians so it’s seems perfect to have to choose between “Thing 1” and “Thing 2” at the Children’s Museum’s event The Cat in the Hat Runs for President this Saturday, November 5. There will be fun election-related activities including learning how to vote.

Art League of Houston


Terrell James is the “2016 Texas Artist of the Year” and Jesse Lott won the “2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts” so their art is on view together at the Art League of Houston in a special show. It’s on view through November 19.

An Evening with Spirit


Join medium Heather Hildebrand for An Evening with Spirit this Friday, November 4 from 7-9pm. You’ll experience love, laughter, and tears as Heather talks about life after death and channels messages of love and encouragement from loved ones on the other side. During this event, you will witness the miracles of communication with spirit and you’ll be able to see compelling evidence that love never dies. This event is designed to be intimate and personal so only 70 tickets being sold in advance – you can purchase them here.

Diverse Journeys on a Common Path: Building Community through the Labyrinth


If you’ve been with me for awhile, you know that I LOVE labyrinths! So I was thrilled to learn that The Labyrinth Society decided to host their annual gathering in Houston this November 10-12. It’s not a surprise since Houston has more than 20 labyrinths -- attendees will get to enjoy the diversity we have to offer. Labyrinth walks, dance presentations, and a special ceremony for Veteran’s Day will all be part of Diverse Journeys on a Common Path: Building Community through the Labyrinth.” Student discounts are available!

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Hands-On Fun at the Craft Museum Family Fest Enjoy Many Events at the National Museum of Funeral History Labyrinth Society Annual Gathering is Almost Here Cat in the Hat for President at the Children’s Museum Indus Arts Council Presents the film “Roxanne” on Thursday Gettin’ Cheesy at the Houston Cheese Fest Terrell James and Jesse Lott at the Art League Houston VIDEO PICK: Enjoy just two more weekends of free shows at Miller Outdoor Theatre! An Evening with Spirit with Heather Hildebrand this Friday, 11/4