Start the new year by experiencing new things in the city. If your weekends have beenspent doing errands and then binging on Netflix, resolve to discover new placesthis year. Explore the Asia Society of Texas museum and hear an artist talkabout her work. Check out new plays from African-American playwrights in areading series.
And for the youngsters, take them on a family-friendly ghost tour - right in theheart of downtown.
Ride METRO to explore all these new places and things. We'll make it convenient andeconomical for you to get around - plus, no worries on parking or texting whiledriving. Use our Google-powered Trip Planner to find thespecific bus from your starting point.
Then go out and celebrate the new year with new places to go and things to do. Ifyou're near the Red Line, use your METRO Q® Fare Card to get discountsat our Rider Rewards restaurants.
Event: Artist Talk: Tiffany Chung. Come meetone of the artists of the current exhibition "New Cartographies." TiffanyChung uses cartographic techniques to engage in questions on internationalconflicts and disasters and how they affect the people in those communities.This is a wonderful chance to walk around this beautiful museum, built withgranite imported from Italy.
When: Saturday, 2 to 3:30 p.m. for the talk. Museumweekend hours: Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Asia Society of Texas, 1370 Southmore Blvd.
METRORail: Red Line - exit Museum District Station
Bus: 5 Southmore, 65 Bissonnet
Event: Fade to Black Reading Series.Celebrating the new works of African-American playwrights, this festival isH-town's first and only festival highlighting new works of black playwrights.In the past seven years, the festival has produced plays of almost 80playwrights.
When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Where: MATCH Theatre - Matchbox 3, 3400 Main St.
METRORail: Red Line - exit HCC/Ensemble Station
Bus: 9 Gulton/Holman, 82 Westheimer
Event: Houston Ghost Tour. Take awalk through a haunted park - a family-friendly walk. By day, Hermann Park isbustling with activity. By night, follow your guide and creep under archways,down dark paths and tread over wooden bridges. Hear the history and ghoststories of the park and surrounding areas. Free for kids ages five and under.
When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Where: Hermann Park, 6001 Fannin St. Startinglocation is the Sam Houston statue.
METRORail: Red Line - exit Hermann Park/Rice U
Bus: 56 Airline/Montrose
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