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Cai Guo-Qiang, the internationally renowned artist. often uses explosives on a grand scale when creating his signature masterpieces. Mr. Guo-Qiang will be in Houston to create Odyssey, a work commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for the walls of the museum’s new Arts of China Gallery that will open in October.

Volunteers are needed to aid in the process of stenciling, cutting and drawing, and assisting with a controlled explosion on the final day of work. The volunteers will assist during designated sessions October 4-6 at a 25,000 square foot warehouse near Reliant Stadium.

Volunteers must be at least 18, non-smokers, and must meet certain physical requirements. To take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity, contact MFAH volunteer coordinator Lesleigh Gilmour at 713.639,7507 or vol@mfah.org to receive an application and liability waiver.



Have you tried Which Wich yet? If not, you’ve been missing out on a great sandwich place. When you enter the restaurant, you will pick up one of their brown bags and choose which bread, which meats, condiments, and veggies you want on your sandwich. You can add a bag of baked chips, (or not baked), or a shake, to go along with your creation. They also have divine cookies for dessert. The restaurants have a fun ambience and you can express yourself on their corkboards. There are several Houston locations. Check their website for the one closest to you.




¡Viva México!


The 59th Consular Ball is the official celebration gala of Houston’s Consular Corps. The formal and diplomatic ball hosted by Houston’s Mayor, and organized by The Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce, will be attended by political and business leaders including the city’s 91 country consular corps. This year the consular has selected the country of Mexico to be featured and honored. The ball will boast a multitude of Mexican inspired entertainment with the opportunity for the country to showcase its economy and culture to the business and political leaders in Houston. For ticket information, please contact the Consular Forum at 281.217.9235.

Consular Ball
7:00 pm
Saturday, October 16
The Hilton Americans Hotel