Visit the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, one of Houston's cultural treasures. The Bayou Bend home was built in 1927, and houses one of the most important collections of American decorative arts in the U.S.
One man's obsession over 20 years has become a living work of art. The Beer Can House is covered with more than 50,000 beer cans of different varieties. What began as a hobby has bloomed into one of Houston's most popular tourist attractions. Tours are available on weekends.
Browse through a huge selection of Texas vegetables and fruits at the Canino Farmer's Market. Other selections include beans, rice, spices, herbs to jellies, preserves, oils and eggs.
Visit the Chapel of St. Basil, the chapel at the University of St. Thomas. Designed by renown architect Phillip Johnson, the chapel includes three functioning bells, a custom-built organ and an overall style reminiscent of historic European churches.
Browse through Domy Books, a unique book store that focuses on rare editions, periodicals, graphic novels and independent publications. There's plenty to check out, including toys, trinkets and calendars too.
Get fired up at Glazed Over Ceramic Studios, where you can paint pre-cast pottery, create glass-fused artwork or take a canvas painting class. You can even BYOB to coax out your inner muse.
Learn everything you've always wanted to know about the funeral industry at the National Museum of Funeral History. Displays include fantasy coffins of Ghana, embalming practices on the battlefield during the Civil War and an exhibit on the lives and deaths of Popes.
Discover the power of art at Project Row Houses, a community collaboration that has literally "sculpted" a neighborhood into an empowered area with art studios in row homes, exhibition residences, houses for young mothers and refurbished commercial spaces.
Visit Houston's spiritual landmark, Rothko Chapel. The non-denominational sanctuary is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, an honor awarded before the institution was fifty years old. The Chapel regularly makes top ten lists of places to visit.
Check out the wheels every weekend at the Royal Purple Raceway, where you can satisfy your need for speed from a variety of events. The park includes a 3/8-mile dirt oval and an NHRA drag strip. Events include drag racing, demolition derbies and car shows.
The high-energy art of mime has gotten the silent treatment for years, until urban hipsters rediscovered its purist tendencies and flat-out funny style of entertainment. Watch a group of professionals do it the right way at the Texas Mime Theater.
The Texas Mime Theatre embraces the art form of miming and seeks out its original intent as a high-energy, physically challenging style of expression that entertains and delights audiences of all ages and background.
The very nature of mime means that it can cross cultural and language differences. In fact, since its inception in 1981, the Texas Mime Theatre has performed across the state at more than 500 schools. The troupe has also traveled to St. Louis and Singapore to bring its talented repertoire to audiences across the nation and around the globe.
Visual theater such as miming traces its roots to the early 20th century, and Texas Mime Theatre stays true to the art form while focusing on bringing its talents to children. Critics have dubbed the professional mime company as the "Best Foreign Group" when the company performed in the Singapore Young People's Theatre Festival.
Texas Mime Theatre is the theater-in-residence for Houston community college and performs at the college's Heinen Theatre. Past productions include Better Left Unsaid, Frankenstein, Opus Mime and Contabuloso.
Theatre Suburbia is an all-volunteer theater with all-heart, and all-talent. The ensemble has a growing reputation for flawless productions, paired with a knack for choosing challenging, lesser-known scripts.
Theatre Suburbia is an all-volunteer production company in the Oak Forest area of Houston, producing a full year of plays since it began in 1957.
Theatre Suburbia prides itself on bringing high-quality productions to the area, without frills and pretentiousness. Because it is an all-volunteer theater, Suburbia charges less for each show and usually includes a benefit performance with all proceeds going to charity.
Theater-goers typically mention how impressive the productions are.
Also Theater Suburbia is known for highlighting works by new and local playwrights, and for unearthing and producing lesser-known scripts by established playwrights.
Recent productions include "Panic," "Waiting To Be Mended," and "If It's Monday, This Must Be Christmas."