Texas, home to many American presidents including Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson, George H.W. and George W. Bush, keeps the rich American history alive through its variety of establishments and events promoting American culture. As we all celebrate Presidents Day today, reconnecting with our nation’s history is a great way to get in touch with our nation’s colorful journey. In Houston, check out what our city has in store for you.
Black History Month, always celebrated in February, is an important reminder to Americans to reflect and truly learn about not only the history of African-Americans in local communities, but how these citizens have influenced and changed the way this country works. As a culturally diverse city, Houston has many ways for people to celebrate Black History Month and learn more about this diverse and important part of American culture. Don’t miss out on these events, exhibitions and shows this February!
Knitting has once again become more mainstream. Make sure to check out these great places in Houston for knitting classes and shopping.
Four years after President Barack Obama celebrated his historic inauguration as president of the United States, the nation’s leader will be honored once more for winning the last presidential election as he begins to serve another term at the White House. You can be part of this momentous occasion, even from Houston. Celebrate the president and his inaugural ceremony Jan. 21 just by exploring America’s fourth largest city.
Don’t miss out on the best exhibitions coming to Houston in 2013.
With the theatrical release of “The Hobbit” coming Dec. 14, there are many ways for Houstonians to discover or rediscover Tolkien’s beloved stories with the entire family.
Many people have bare spaces in their living rooms, offices and kitchens simply because they’re intimidated by the cost of art and don’t know how to pick what’s right for them. Houston, with its wide variety of galleries, can sometimes be overwhelming in the amount of quality art it presents to the public. These festivals, stores and galleries, however, make buying local art on a budget a worthwhile experience.
November is Native American Heritage Month, and there are many ways to celebrate the history and culture of various Native American tribes in the Houston area. Make sure to check out these events, organizations and books to learn more about the culture of the real locals.
The holidays are a great time to get together with your family and start experiencing the wonderful Houston theater scene together. With a number of shows both old and new celebrating the holiday season, you won’t want to miss out on any of these great productions that show all aspects of the Christmas season – from family togetherness to the drudgery of being a mall elf.
Halloween is just around the corner, that special time of the year when creepy stories, scary costumes and horror flicks take over the limelight and attempt to scare the daylights out of you. For those who want to stay away from the usual Halloween trick-or-treating, there are other ways to celebrate the age-old tradition. For the more daring and adventurous souls, visit some of Houston’s most haunted places.
Celebrity runs in the family. These famous Hollywood moms have famous kids, too.
Take an enchanting trip for Valentine’s Day. Tour the world’s most romantic cities, in photos.