Pearl Fincher displays Mexican art exhibitThe Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art will host an exhibit on Mexican art until Sunday, Dec. 23. The exhibit, titled My Journey, My Story/Mi Viaje, Mi Historia: Mexican Art & Culture, is on display in the main gallery of the museum. The exhibit uses pieces from artists around the San Antonio and Houston area. It seeks to showcase the diversity in Mexican and Mexican-American art from a number of artists, according to the museum’s website. The exhibit has works in different media including oil on aluminum, sculptures, tire carvings and more. The museum is at 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring. For more information, visit www.pearlmfa.org or call 281-376-6322. Spring resident plays Scrooge in ‘Christmas Carol’ Spring resident John Stevens plays Ebenezer Scrooge in The Country Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol” starting Thursday, Dec. 6. “I have always loved this story,” said Stevens. “No holiday season is complete for me without a generous helping of Scrooge, poor Jacob Marley, the three ghosts and all the rest.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, and Monday, Dec. 24; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 7-22; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. During intermission, choristers from local churches will sing Christmas songs in the lobby. Hot cider and figgy pudding will be available. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and children. Country Playhouse is at 12802 Queensbury Lane. For more information, call 713-467-4497 or visit www.countryplayhouse.org. Get festive with Houston Symphony show The Houston Symphony will be performing the Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The concert will feature holiday classics and popular tunes performed by the Houston Symphony and conducted by Robert Franz. Pieces will include a Christmas Festival medley with “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells,” as well as the “Nutcracker Suite,” “Suite from the Snow Maiden,” a “Hanukkah Overture” and “Sleigh Ride.” The event will also feature the Westside High School Inertia Dance Company. The venue will be decked out with festive winter decorations and will be visited by Santa, Frosty the Snowman and other holiday characters. Children will have the opportunity to make arts and crafts, play in the snow and much more. The Candy Cane Express will be providing rides starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Gold Lot. Gates will be open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating and free for mezzanine and lawn seating, courtesy of Woodforest National Bank and KPMG LLP. Preferred parking will be available in the onsite Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive and will cost $5 per vehicle. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Pavilion Box Office. The Pavilion is at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. For more information about the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, visit www.woodlandscenter.org or call 281-210-1113. Harmony collecting gifts for women’s center The Spring community of Harmony is hosting a holiday gift drive for those at the Montgomery County Women’s Center. Unwrapped items for women, infants, young children and teenagers staying in the Montgomery County Women’s Center will be accepted at Harmony’s model homes through Monday, Dec. 10, according to a community news release. Harmony is near the intersection of Rayford Road and Riley Fuzzel Road, about two miles east of the Hardy Toll Road. The model homes are open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The most-needed items for women include shoes for all occasions, books, gasoline gift cards, pre-paid cell phones and department store gift cards. Items needed for infants are mainly necessities such as bottles and diapers while older children will enjoy toys and games. Teenagers could especially use gift cards, clothing, shoes and hand-held video games. For more information, visit www.harmony-tx.com.
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