Winter Celebrations: Family Day

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Houston Arts Alliance says
Monday, January 18, 2016, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Winter Celebrations: Family Day
Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH), 3400 Main St.

Through performances and activities perfect for the entire family, Winter Celebrations Family Day will interweave festivities surrounding the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Lunar New Year and the African-American trail riders who help kick off the annual rodeo.

Activities include calligraphy, trail rider demonstrations and storytelling.

Performances:
- 11 a.m., Mariachi Origen y Tradición and devotional dance by Los Matachines Tonantzin de Santa Cecilia
- Noon, Lion Dance by Teo Chew Lion Dance Troupe
- 1 p.m., Music by Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legendz

Free and open to the public.

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About Winter Celebrations

Houston is a town where summer punishes and winter forgives. As a result, the winter months in Houston provide an extra opportunity to celebrate the season in special ways that express our diversity, our internationalism and our local heritage.

In response to this phenomena, Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts program presents Winter Celebrations, a trio of installations, along with live performances and interactive events centered on the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Lunar New Year and the African-American trail riders who help kick off the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

These distinctive traditions share more than a season -- they are all public, participatory, festive events involving parade-like processional activities, music and dance, and fancy garb or costume.

All events are free and open to the public at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH), 3400 Main Street. Hours: Mon - Thu, 12 - 6 p.m.; Fri - Sat, 12 - 7 p.m.; Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. For parking options, click here.

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Bank of America is the lead presenting sponsor for the entire Winter Celebrations series and for the free Family Day on January 18, 2016. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Houston Endowment and Sara and Bill Morgan.
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By: Houston Arts Alliance

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