THOUGHTS FOR THIS WEEK
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is busy with their beautiful new Glassell School of Art building. One of my favorite ways to bring art to life is through the educational programs at the Glassell School of Art, which includes the Glassell Junior School, featuring art classes for kids 3-18 years old, and the Glassell Studio School, featuring studio-art courses, art-history instruction, and workshops for adults. This week, the spring registration for the children’s art classes at the Glassell Junior School opens up so register your darlings before it’s full. And if you’d like to enjoy a unique shopping experience, check out the Glassell Studio School Student Art Sale next weekend (December 6-8).
It’s not easy taking kids to movies – especially when they’re young! I used to manage movie theatres (Landmark’s River Oaks, Greenway, and Saks theatres) and I remember learning about the concept of “Crying Rooms.” I only saw one – apparently they were very popular in years past. These days, parents have to be more creative about kids-n-movies. There are a few places that have special screenings for parents and kids together, plus – some of them offer sensory-friendly screenings for kids that need a calmer atmosphere in which to view films. Click on the theatre name for their family-friendly and/or special needs offerings: Alamo Drafthouse La Centerra; AMC; Regal; and Studio Movie Grill. For family-friendly movies anytime, head to Hockley, Texas for the Showboat Drive-In Theater, which has two feature films on a big ole’ screen every Friday and Saturday. And if you’re looking for sensory-friendly live performances by local arts groups, be sure to check out the Hobby Center for Performing Arts’ “Discovery Sensory Friendly Series.” The next show is “Peter and the Wolf” by WindSync next Tuesday, December 4 at 9:30am and 7pm; click here for information about FREE tickets for families.
This Saturday, December 1 is “World AIDS Day,” a day to raise awareness about one of the most destructive pandemics in history. In Houston, the Aids Foundation Houston is hosting a luncheon this Friday, November 30, and the Rothko Chapel is commemorating the day with a special event that starts at 8am the morning of December 1 (click here for more info) and Legacy Community Health is commemorating it that evening (click here for more info).