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Summer Fun Activities

This summer, the Crosby Fair & Rodeo and three museums in Houston are doing their darnedest to make the next few months of heat more than bearable.

Crosby Rodeo, June 10-12

Thursday, JUNE 10, Patrick Murphy will lead for Chris Chitsey after P.R.C.A. Championship Rodeo. This is an exciting lead in to three nights of dust and blood with high caliber singing. Both Chitsey and Murphy are audience centered and highly interactive, and both are gaining greatest respect for true heart expression.

Friday, JUNE 11, is designated as College Night because the Crosby Fair & Rodeo Board has booked some of the fastest rising stars on the Texas College circuit. Cooder Graw, No Justice and Jason Boland means three lively bands are to bear a plethora of alternative country to the Rock’N C Arena.

Saturday, JUNE 12, is the wrap of the PRCA Championship in Crosby, the Rodeo Queen’s Contest but the kick off of some fabulous classic country performance. The stage charisma of Mark Chesnutt alone is worth twice the price of the ticket, couple that with master guitarist and Western troubadour Jeff Bates and you have a full steam concert for any stage. Be sure to check out the rodeo and these once-in-a-lifetime shows!

Machu Picchu exhibit stars in museums’ summer features

This summer, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to present a special exhibit on Machu Picchu, the famous Incan retreat perched high in the mists of the Andes between two enormous peaks in Cuzco, Peru. This extraordinary pre-Columbian ruin is the focus of the largest exhibition of Inca artifacts ever assembled in the United States, on show from Jun. 11 to Sept. 6. Filled with stunning panoramic photographs and some of the finest surviving examples of Inca art, the exhibition will transport visitors into the past, when the Inca resided at Machu Picchu. For more information or for tickets, call 713-639-4629 or visit the website at

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s upcoming exhibit, Inverted Utopias (Jun. 20 – Sept. 12), is the first large-scale exhibition devoted to the emergence and development of avant-garde art in Latin America from 1920 to 1970. This major exhibition brings into focus, for the first time in the United States, more than 250 works by nearly 70 artists and artists´ groups from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Also, the Children’s Museum of Houston is proud to present Everyone Counts! / ¡Todo el mundo cuenta! (JUNE 12 – September 6), a one-of-a-kind bilingual exhibit in which kids enter a fun-filled, everyday world of people who count and embark upon an exploration of hands-on discovery and beat their problem-solving fears in a variety of games and activities. For more information (including directions) call 713-522-1138 or check it out on the web at