‘Jefferson Girls’ Book Club Talk at MFAH


Jan 5 – Feb 27

This winter, discover new ways of seeing form, light and shadow with the immersive art experience: Light mosaic by the artist collective HYBYCOZO in Discovery Green. The installation will be visible every day during the park’s opening hours from November 12, 2021 to February 27, 2022. The exhibition consists of 24 laser-cut metal sculptures. Site-specific signage will be placed along Brown Drive, or hung from the voluminous oak trees, and illuminated from within at night. During the day, the sculptures are gold jewels that sparkle in the sun. Visitors are invited to share their experiences using the hashtag #mosaicoflight. The Mosaic Music Lounge is scheduled from Friday November 11, 2021 to February 27, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. except December 3, 24 and 31 and January 14, 2022. More information is available at
www.discoverygreen.com/mosaic
.

Jan 5 – Jan 9

Everything is calm, everything is bright with the lights of the zoo

It’s the season for TXU Energy presents Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo! This year, the zoo will celebrate its 10th anniversary as one of Houston’s most beloved holiday traditions. From November 15 to January 9, guests will be able to take in the sights and sounds of the season as they walk through the wonderful transformed winter. They will enjoy the zoo’s beautiful gardens illuminated by eco-friendly LED bulbs and can sip their hot chocolate near one of the smore-making stations or walk through the 125-foot-long Infinity Tunnel of Light. Santa returns to his workshop to take pictures with all the good little boys and girls. Zoo Lights is a separate ticket event, held daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with last admission at 9:30 p.m. The zoo closes for the day at 4:00 p.m. and reopens at 5:30 p.m. will not be available at the door and must be purchased online. Ticket prices start at $ 14.95. For more information, including operation nights, or to purchase tickets, visit www.HoustonZoo.org/zoolights.

Jan 5 – Jan 30

The Museum of Fine Arts presents the Calder – Picasso exhibition

Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, two of the greatest figures of 20th century art, come together for a fascinating encounter in this presentation. The international traveling exhibition features paintings, sculptures, mobiles and works on paper covering the careers of artists. Calder-Picasso explores the prolific affinities of artists while revealing radical innovation and enduring influence of their art. Conceived by the grandsons of the artists, the exhibition focuses on Calder and Picasso’s exploration of the void, or absence of space. Calder explored the absence of mass in his sculptures and Picasso expressed the contortions of time in his figurative work. Tickets include general admission. Due to space limitations in the popular exhibit, masks are required for the safety of guests and staff. An audio guide of the exhibition is also available with comments and ideas from the curators of the exhibition for free. The exhibit is located at the Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main Street in Houston. Ticket prices are $ 18 to $ 23.

Jan 5 – Jan 30

Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green

Glide under the twinkling lights of downtown Houston and experience the magic of the holidays on Green Mountain Energy Ice at Discovery Green. Time-specific tickets should be purchased in advance online to ensure contactless ticketing and minimize overcrowding. Skaters will be required to sign a waiver online after purchasing tickets. All skaters must have a pre-purchased ticket to enter the site. The opening hours are Monday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Fridays are open until 11:00 p.m.); Saturdays and HISD school holidays from 11 am to 11 pm; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $ 15 for admission (plus tax) and skate rental is included. For more information visit
discoverygreen.com/ice-faq.

January 12

Book Club Discussion of the “Jefferson Girls” Story

Wednesday January 12, 2022 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The History Book Club at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston features free discussions of literature and art, and the public is invited. These conferences focus on books on life in Europe and America in the 18th and 19th centuries, inspired by the collections of the two house-museums of the MFAH: Bayou Bend and Rienzi. The selection of books for January is Jefferson’s Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America by Catherine Kerrison. This triple biography tells the stories of Thomas Jefferson’s three daughters: Martha and Maria, who were white, and Harriet, who was black, and the different paths taken by their lives. To participate online via Zoom, register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApdOqoqTIuEtOHsmoWZJpAYcpXIZvEaxon or to attend in person, please register by email at [email protected]

January 13

ISD Houston Board of Directors Meeting

The regular meeting of the Houston ISD Board of Directors will meet in the Board Auditorium, 4400 West 18th Street, Houston at 5:00 p.m. Board meetings are broadcast live on Comcast 18 and Uverse 99 and also streamed live on HoustonISD.org/livetv. Meetings are rebroadcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at noon.

January 14th

Energy Corridor Management District Board Meeting

The Energy Corridor District® Board of Directors meets every second Friday of the month at 8:30 am Meetings are held at 777 North Eldridge Parkway, Suite 270, Houston. The dates and times of the Board of Directors meetings are subject to change. Call 281-759-3800 to confirm meeting times.

January 20

Prepare for 2022 Construction in the Energy Corridor

Join Houston Public Works for a virtual community meeting on the Park Ten Wastewater Treatment Plant Abandonment and Flow Diversion Project.

Participants will learn about the spring 2022 construction of pumps and sewer lines along Park Row and Eldridge Parkway and how to prepare for construction which will take over a year.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

24 january

Spring Branch ISD Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the Spring Branch ISD board of directors will meet in the boardroom of the Wayne F. Schaper, Sr. Leadership Center at 955 Campbell Road at 7:00 p.m.

February 4

DACAMERA presents Sharon Isbin & Jessica Rivera: Of love and desire February 4

Houston-based chamber music and jazz concert presenter DACAMERA continues their 2021-22 chamber music series with a performance by guitarist Sharon Isbin and soprano Jessica Rivera on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at Zilkha Hall , Recreation center. In Of love and desire, Isbin and Rivera join forces for an enticing program featuring Spanish and Latin American songs and solo guitar music. The performance will also feature works by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo (Aranjuez, My Thought, a tribute to the beloved hometown of composer Aranjuez) and contemporary Argentinean-American composer Osvaldo Golijov (executives of Lúa Descolorida by the Spanish poet Rosalía de Castro), as well as Heitor Villa-Lobos, Xavier Montsalvatge and Manuel de Falla. Tickets for Of love and desire from $ 42.50. Tickets are available by contacting DACAMERA, 1402 Sul Ross, at 713-524-5050 or online at www.dacamera.com. Student and senior tickets are always half price. $ 5 student tickets are available 30 minutes before the start of each concert.

February 10

ISD Houston Board of Directors Meeting

The regular meeting of the Houston ISD Board of Directors will meet in the Board Auditorium, 4400 West 18th Street, Houston at 5:00 p.m. Board meetings are broadcast live on Comcast 18 and Uverse 99 and also streamed live on HoustonISD.org/livetv. Meetings are rebroadcast on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at noon.

February 11th

Energy Corridor Management District Board Meeting

The Energy Corridor District® Board of Directors meets every second Friday of the month at 8:30 am Meetings are held at 777 North Eldridge Parkway, Suite 270, Houston. The dates and times of the Board of Directors meetings are subject to change. Call 281-759-3800 to confirm meeting times.

February 19

Koresh Dance Company Show at Kaplan Theater

Join Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh with his unique blend of ballet, modernity and jazz that leaves audiences in awe. Kinder HSPBA will open the show with a piece specially choreographed for them by Koresh. La Danse by the Koresh Dance Company combines tender, joyful, passionate and humorous interpretations of Matisse’s three permutations of the painting starting with “The happiness of living” followed by the two versions of “The Dance”; the work is danced to an original musical composition by John Levis and poetry by Karl Mullen. The performance is scheduled for Saturday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m. at the Kaplan Theater on the campus of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 56015 S. Braeswood in Houston. Tickets cost $ 20 for members, $ 30 for the public, and $ 15 for students. Prices include service charges.

February 25

DACAMERA presents Pat Metheny SIDE-EYE with James Francies and Joe Dyson ON FEB. 25

DACAMERA, a Houston-based chamber music and jazz concert presenter, announces jazz guitarist Pat Metheny on Friday, February 25 at the Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center. The performance will feature new and reinvented works by Metheny’s Side eye project, a rotating platform for musicians to come – the latest release starring Houston native pianist James Francies and New Orleans drummer Joe Dyson. Tickets for Pat Metheny Side Eye start at $ 47.50. Tickets are available by contacting DACAMERA, 1402 Sul Ross, at 713-524-5050 or online at www.dacamera.com. Student and senior tickets are always half price. $ 5 student tickets are available 30 minutes before the start of each concert. All customers should follow the protocols located here at dcamera.com/covid-19-protocols/.

February 28

Spring Branch ISD Board Meeting

The regular Spring Branch ISD Board of Directors meeting will meet at Northbrook High School, 1 Raider Circle North, Houston at 7:00 p.m.

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