Everything from A to Z
Available in Houston
A is for the theatre founded in an Alley or for the Parade of Art Cars so exotic and unique.
B is for Bayou Bend, the enchanting house of Miss Ima, or Bayou City Arts Festival on sidewalk and on street.
C is for the Houston Children's Museum; for "cool hands and minds on" exuberance.
D is for dance, available in amazing array, with so many people artistically in motion!
E is for George Hawkin's Ensemble Theatre igniting passion for African American expression.
F is for festivals most divine, from chocolate and beer, to cantatas and Wilde.
G is for the Gulf Freeway taking travelers to the Grand 1894 on Galveston Isle.
H is for Hermann Park for relaxing and for golf, or for the Heights where VIPs and wealthy possess homesteads.
I is for IAH, code for George Bush Intercontinental, the mega airport so confusing, where mere humans get lost and walk until their heads ache!
J is for Jesse Jones, who gave his name (and all kinds of money) to the Symphony's magnificent hall.
K is for Kemah with carousel, coasters, and water-side eats in an outdoor mall.
L is for "Great Aunt" Lucy at the Natural Science Museum. Visit her, the Gem Vault or the Cockrell's butterflies and, just think, it's all real!
M is for the Montrose, the hip heart of the city, or Main Street Theater's March show, Translations, by Brian Frie.
N is for NASA, the Johnson Space Center, or for neighborhood theatres. How many can there be?
O is for oil, Jed's black gold and Texas Tea, that makes the skyline of Houston something spectacular to see.
P is for the urban parks dotting the landscape, sweet scented, grassy with art, and for the six block Project Row Houses magnificent and stately.
Q is for quilts or for quartz, both revealed at Reliant on a mind-numbing scale with panache that's just flakey.
R is for the Rodeo and Livestock Show, greatest competition of two- and four-footed talents on earth.
S is for Stages Rep Theater dedicated to new works - original and exciting with side-splitting mirth.
T is for Texas Square overlooking the arts, or for Toyota Center where sports or concerts abound.
U is for USITT which will have its 48th Annual Conference & Stage Expo at the intriguing George R Brown.
V is for Verizon Wireless Theatre offering Frampton or Killswitch or female roller derby.
W is for The Wortham playground of Opera and Ballet, or for the gorgeous Williams Water Wall, outside the Loop and west of Kirby.
X is for Express Children's Theatre (some poetic license); presenting enchanting tales by performers from Houston Community College.
Y is for you, dear USITT reader. Come join all the fun, exhibits, and shared knowledge.
Z is for Zoo, the Houston Zoo, in Herman Park. See all of the animals that filled Noah's Ark!
Meerkats at the Houston Zoo don't have their own television program...yet.