WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
Greetings and welcome to GISH PICKS: A GUIDE TO CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES, a free weekly e-newsletter/blog I created as a service to the Houston community in 2003. Please enjoy and please share. My business grows by word-of-mouth from people like YOU!
Got your candy? Have your costumes? Then it’s time to throw open the doors and have a Happy Halloween! If your neighborhood is anything like mine, kids will line the streets for hours and it’ll feel like a crazy nighttime carnival for awhile. When kids stop at my house, I ask them to tell me one wish, which I grant with my magic wand before I load them up with goodies. It’s fun to see them stop and think. By the way, if you’d rather not hand out sugar-filled junk, check out this alternative: Unreal Candy. I can’t wait to try it out!
I’m thrilled to report that the talk by Dr. Wendy Mogel last night at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center was a huge success! If her psychology/book writing thing doesn’t work out, I’ll be the first to stand in line for tickets to her stand-up comedy show as she was sooo funny. She made all of us feel better about our totally and completely imperfect parenting while also giving us some great advice for doing the best we can. Dr. Mogel’s talk was part of the ERJCC’s annual “Jewish Book and Arts Fair”, which we were happy to let you, dear readers, know about. The number of advance tickets sold for the Wendy Mogel event were the most for ANY event in Book Fair history – thanks in part to many of YOU purchasing tickets using the special “gishpicks” promo code which garnered you plenty ‘o savings. You’ll get to reap the $$ rewards again with this Sunday’s “Oliver Lapin Family Day” using the same code, so check out the PICK below for details.
Congrats to new GISH PICKS Facebook page LIKE-ers Lisa Brooks and Alison Bell who won free tickets to Wendy Mogel’s talk. This week’s likers will get free tickets to the Mama Doni Band concert this Sunday, November 4, 4pm at the ERJCC. Want to win? It’s super easy: head to Facebook land, find GISH PICKS, and hit LIKE. I’ll pick winners by midnight TODAY from my new fans so good luck! (P.S. While you’re in Facebook land, please like my page for THE SUMMER BOOK: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS. Many thanks!).
This Saturday, there are two fun festivals for families next door to each other so come out and enjoy both: the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s “Hands-On Family Festival” and the “Family Day Fiesta” at Lawndale Art Center. Be sure to check out my retablo, FOR AURORA, on view inside at Lawndale’s annual “Día de los Muertos” exhibition. It’s a beautiful show.
Have a great week, be kind to others, and GO.FIND.FUN.