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The Escape Beneath the City

The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston. As one of the city’s early underground reservoirs, it supported the municipal water system’s goals of fire suppression (water pressure) and drinking water storage. After operating for decades, an irreparable leak was discovered and after a few years, the reservoir was decommissioned in 2007. Continue Reading

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Summer-into-fall Evenings at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Since 1923, summer evenings on the lawn at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park have been a Houston tradition. Unlike other well-known outdoor theatre venues, such as Tanglewood in Massachusetts, attendance is free; just bring something to sit on, a picnic of delicious food, and a good bottle of wine (or whatever you’d like to drink) and enjoy professional, artistically excellent entertainment. And if you’d prefer to enjoy the show from theatre seating, approximately 1,700 free seats are also available beneath the theatre’s signature canopy on a first come, first serve basis (tickets/assigned seating required). Continue Reading

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Landscaping Tips & Tricks Picking Sustainable Plants

If you are wondering what plants to select when re-landscaping after the most recent freeze, use the Earth-Kind® plant selector to help. This will help you to choose the best plants and trees to grow in your yard. The options below will help to plan a beautiful, low maintenance design, while conserving and protecting natural resources. They help to reduce the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides that you use in your landscape while providing protection against heat, drought, pests and more. Continue Reading

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LIVE FROM JONES HALL

Music lives on at the Houston Symphony as they weather current events to keep culture at the heart of Houston. Enjoy classical masterworks and popular favorites at Jones Hall during a socially distanced concert. The Symphony is also proud to be the first American orchestra to regularly livestream its performances every week for patrons to enjoy from home!

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MAKING MODERN AT THE MFAH

Exterior view of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building; Photo by Peter Molick

THE NANCY AND RICH KINDER BUILDING

Designed by Steven Holl Architects the Nancy and Rich Kinder building is the third MFAH gallery building, and was designed to expand and enhance the MFAH campus while standing in complementary contrast to the existing buildings.
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