Grab Your Calendar ~ February 2014

Looking for something interesting to do in the greater Houston area this February?  Here are events, field trips, and concerts in the greater Houston area that would be of interest to homeschool/unschool families.  (In date order.  Events that run for the entirety or majority of the month are listed at the bottom.)

4th ~ “Don Quixote” Homeschool Happenings Discount day at InterActive Theater.  11:15am.  Come take whimsical look into the mind of Don Quixote…a mind filled to the brim with fantasy and imagination!  Señor Quesada reads book after book about chivalry, and begins to think of himself as a Knight from the stories that he’s read!  WIth his compassionate, simpleton neighbor, Sancho Panza, he takes off on an ill fated adventure across Spain.  This play is adapted from the first novel ever written, Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes.  There will be giants, puppets, and swordplay all in the name of literacy!  Also, as the original was written in Spanish, this shall be a bilingual production.  Tickets are $6/per person.

8th ~ “GEMS” (Girls Exploring Math & Science) at Houston Museum of Natural Science.  9am – 1pm.  The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council and the Houston Museum of Natural Science invite you to attend the Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) event, generously supported by Air Liquide. The Museum will be filled with hands-on science and math for everyone to experience. Local professionals will be at the Museum to answer questions about their careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  GEMS event is free with Museum admission.

8th ~ Homestead Heritage Day at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center.  Many of the different  eras of Texas’  fascinating history are showcased at this festival. The Redbud Hill Homestead comes alive with old-fashioned, hands-on activities for kids, period  re-enactments, and a bustling, filled-to-the-brim day complete with re-enactors,  historians, and volunteers.  Free.

11th ~ “Don Quixote” Homeschool Happenings Discount day at InterActive Theater.  11:15am.  Come take whimsical look into the mind of Don Quixote…a mind filled to the brim with fantasy and imagination!  Señor Quesada reads book after book about chivalry, and begins to think of himself as a Knight from the stories that he’s read!  WIth his compassionate, simpleton neighbor, Sancho Panza, he takes off on an ill fated adventure across Spain.  This play is adapted from the first novel ever written, Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes.  There will be giants, puppets, and swordplay all in the name of literacy!  Also, as the original was written in Spanish, this shall be a bilingual production.  Tickets are $6/per person.

“Uprooted” at Holocaust Museum Houston is on display through March 9th, 2014.  The exhibition includes numerous artifacts and documents on view for the first time. The Abramowicz-Mescherowsky-Teixidor and Levenback-Bielitz collections permit the examination of the difficult choices faced by these particular Jewish families – choices like placing a child alone on a Kindertransport or whether to remain in hiding and, in some cases, join the resistance or having to flee to foreign countries. The exhibition exemplifies the hope that safety could be found and lives re-established elsewhere, despite the annihilation policies of the Nazi government.  Admission is free.

“The Gun Show” is the Art Car Museum’s ninth open call exhibition topic. Each year for the past nine years the Museum has presented a topic of current interest and asked the artistic community to bring in artwork representative of their opinions. It is a unique opportunity for artists of all experience levels to present their artwork in a museum setting. There is no jury and no fee; the only requirement is that the artists be among the first 100 to respond. Their visual responses could be considered the results of a cross-section poll on these topics.“The Gun Show” is an opportunity for contemporary artists to comment on the topic of guns and gun ownership.  Admission is free.

If you have any events you’d like to recommend, please contact us.

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