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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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there! I hope you can spend time with your family and that you will also help those in need. If you need some suggestions of where to go for help, check out the Volunteer Houston website and also click here for the City Wide Club events to feed and clothe our homeless friends on Thanksgiving Day (only the afternoon shift is available) and on Christmas Eve. And if you want to catch Houston’s big ole’ annual City of Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade downtown click here for all the info.
The day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25, is “Black Friday” – a crazy day of hitting the malls and finding deals. It can be fun but if you’re not into that, how about these alternative events? Join me at a “Labyrinth Walk for Peace” from 1-4pm at Live Oak Friends Meeting in the Heights. Listen here for a recent interview I did about labyrinths and click here for a handy dandy list of Houston labyrinths. Also happening on Friday is the very cool “Great Thanksgiving Listen,” an annual event organized by StoryCorps to empower high school students to create an oral history project with an elder. And, finally, how about saving all your shopping dollars for “Small Business Saturday”? Yes, it’s an event started by American Express but, hey, shop our locally-owned businesses and you’ll help our own economy grow!
It’s holiday time – a time when there are many similar happenings around town so I’ll help you sort through them as I can. For this week’s KID PICKS, I highlighted three organizations that are presenting a version of “The Nutcracker” story. Next week I’ll be highlighting three holiday lights shows. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend, love one another, please share this, and go IGNITE YOUR LIFE!