Free Events Thursday
Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
December 19, 2013 – March 09, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia examines the impact of ancient trade routes that traversed the Arabian Peninsula, carrying precious frankincense and myrrh to Mesopotamia and the Greco-Roman world and allowing for a vibrant exchange of both objects and ideas. With the later rise of Islam, pilgrimage roads converged on Mecca and gradually replaced the well-traveled incense roads.
Friday Night Flicks at The ICE at Discovery Green
Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Skate and watch or just enjoy the movie. The movie is free, skating fees apply. Smurfs 2 (PG) 2013, 105 mins.
Movies will be oriented towards the ICE rink. Feel free to bring blankets and chairs to view from the White Promenade and Lake House Deck. Food, beer and wine are available at the Lake House. No glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages, please.
Price: Free and skating is $12
January 11th at 8:00 pm.
Wortham Theater Center
501 Texas Ave.
Mercury — The Orchestra Redefined performs one of the Romantic period’s most accomplished works on period instruments during today’s Tchaikovsky Serenade concert. The four-movement Serenade for Strings starts with a stirring and highly accented 36‑bar introduction reportedly meant to echo Mozart’s style. The motif is repeated at the end of the movement and again at the end of the work, tying it all together. Serenade’s second movement, Valse, is often performed alone. Valse should be familiar to the most casual music fan; it’s been used in several film and television soundtracks. Mozart’s Divertimento in D, K. 136, and Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Strings complete the program. The concert features Antoine Plante, Mercury’s artistic director, at the podium and Jonathan Godfrey (seen above), one of the group’s co-founders, on violin.
call 713-533-0080 or visit mercuryhouston.org
Price: $10 to $65
Houston Happy Hikers 5k/10k January Walk in Galveston
Saturday January 11, 2014
Start anytime between 9 a.m.-noon; finish by 3 p.m.
628 14th St., Galveston, TX 77550
Event is non-competitive; walk, jog or run at your own pace. Trail leads participants along city streets displaying some magnificent turn of century architecture. After the event, enjoy fresh seafood and visit Galveston’s Strand Historic District.
Saturday January 11, 2014 at 11am-4pm
Join us for 3rd annual Winterfest! Hear live music from Katy Rocks. A variety of bands will be featured playing everything from rock to country to original songs ! Skeeters mascot will be there! Vendor booths will be set up for entertainment and shopping. All proceeds will go to Katy Rocks a non-profit that uses music to mentor kids.
Sunday January 12th 11 am to 5 pm
1657 Westheimer 77006 at the corner of Dunlavy
Hosted by Pavement Clothing and Leopard Lounge Vintage. Find awesome digs at the Pavement, Sole Purpose, and Leopard Lounge sidewalk sales. Participate in free craft activities, poems for sale or barter by Traci Lavois, Juice Girl fresh squeezed juices, and free Buff Brew beer tasting. This month we’ll be making mobiles and garlands with free paint chips collected from hardware stores. Don’t forget to stop by Space Boutique for even more handcrafted design.