Free Events Thursday
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Enjoy nature trail, bird watching, wildlife and forests at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. Calm your senses with a leisurely stroll through our 155-acre nature sanctuary with 5 miles of beautiful hiking. Located just 4 miles west of Downtown Houston.
- Spring Native Plant Sale (Saturday, March 15 – March 16 and Saturday March 22 – March 23 at 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
How I See It: Houston Architecture
March 13, 2014-April 18 at 5:30 pm
Architecture Center Houston, 315 Capital,
Discover Houston architecture through the eyes of high school students in this Opening Reception of “How I See It: Houston Architecture.” This juried exhibition of local high school photography is for FotoFest 2014.
Relax With Yoga
Every Saturday, 9 am
1500 McKinney on the Grace Event Lawn behind The Grove Restaurant.
This yoga class brings together elements of tai chi, kung fu, balance techniques and energy building poses. No pre-registration required.
Gaze At The Stars
Reservations begin February 26
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Humble at 20634 Kenswick Drive
Learn about the planets, stars and other celestial bodies at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center’s Stargazing event.
“These Birds Walk” Houston Film Screening
March 13, 2014
River Oaks Theatre
2009 W. Gray St, Houston, TX 77019
Sundance Nominated film “These Birds Walk” by Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq may be FINALLY coming to Houston. The film follows the life of runaway street children in Pakistan and the samaritans like Abdul Sattar Edhi who seek to care for them while living amongst them.
For those of you haven’t heard of Abdul Sattar Edhi, he is a guy who has been working for and living amongst the poor of Pakistan since 1947 to create rescue programs for over 20,000 abandoned infants, rehabilitation programs for over 50,000 orphans, training programs for over 40,000 nurses, and hundreds of food kitchens, shelters, and clinics for the mentally handicapped.
Architects of Air
March 15, 2014 – March 23, 2014
1500 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77010
Back by popular demand, Britain’s Architects of Air returns to Discovery Green with Miracoco, a one-of-a-kind stunning new luminarium! Inspired by the Lotus Temple in India, the monumental, inflatable structure is a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color. Rising almost 30 feet in the air and occupying half a football field, Miracoco can be appreciated by people of all ages, cultures and abilities.
The line will close when the number of people already in line exceeds the number that will go into the structure by 6:30 pm. Admission is limited to 80 people in the luminarium at one time.
Battleship Texas Centennial Celebration
March 15, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
3527 Independence Parkway South
La Porte TX 77571
This event is a celebration to honor the Battleship TEXAS, her legendary history and the men who served on her. The festival will be held on the grounds surrounding the Battleship TEXAS and will feature educational exhibits, a World War I and World War II historical zone, ship tours, a children’s activity zone, concessions, shops and live entertainment throughout the day including Robert Earl Keen, Reckless Kelly, Charlie Robison, and Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis. The day will end in a celebratory fireworks display.
6th Annual Festival “Russian Spring Celebration”
March 16, 2014 at 3:00 – 6:00p.m
2349 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
It becomes our tradition to invite Houston public and visitors of the city to celebrate the end of winter in style of Russian folk holiday. We offer delicious home-made bliny or Russian pancakes, which symbolize the sun. Also on sale will be another traditional Russian food – savory piroshky. The guests will have a chance to purchase original hand-made Russian souvenirs.
“Flying Balalaika Brothers”, the popular group from Austin, will provide the entertainment. The group plays various music: from Russian folk to bluegrass, country and rock. Their lively performance would leave no one unmoved. This year we will introduce to our guests a folk choir “Sudarushka”. Vadim Angerov, the well-known Houston musician will accompany them on the button accordion. There also will be special activities for children.
Come Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Flying Saucer
March 17, 2014
15929 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Flying Saucer Sugar Land will be selling pints for $3 all day.