A Resounding Tribute Rothko Chapel to host Houston Grand Opera for preview, panel discussion, Tuesday, Feb. 28

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston

Whoever said that imitation is the best form of flattery obviously never had an opera written about them. The Rothko Chapel will host Houston Grand Opera for a preview of “Some Light Emerges,” a world premier chamber opera inspired by the Chapel’s origin, work and presence in the community. The preview, scheduled for 7 p.m. …

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Music in Darkness at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

Ever wonder what it would be like to experience live music performed in total darkness? Find out at the Rothko Chapel. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, the local nonprofit is set to host Music in Darkness, a performance of “in vain,” by Austrian composer George Friedrich Haas. Most of the piece is played …

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Buddhist Meditation at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

Negativity can be hard to avoid, but the Rothko Chapel has prepared a program to help.       The local nonprofit will be hosting Buddhist meditation guided by Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin, at noon on Wednesday, May 3. The Chapel is located at 3900 Yupon. The suggested donation to attend is $10. Buddhist meditation aims to develop mindfulness, concentration, tranquility and insight, …

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Music, dance and contemplation at Rothko Chapel as part of MenilFest 2017

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

The Rothko Chapel will be hosting contemplative musical events as part of MenilFest 2017. Beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 with “Anecdote of the Spirit,” a performance by soprano and experimental vocal composer Misha Penton and double bassist and composer Thomas Helton. During the performance, audience members are invited to wander in and …

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Explore feminist perspectives within Islam at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

The Rothko Chapel is set to host Asma Uddin in a conversation about how women shape visions of the divine in Islam. The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25 at the Chapel, located at 3900 Yupon. A reception will follow the program. Uddin serves as director of strategy for the Center on Islam and Religious Freedom. …

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Family-friendly Laughter Meditation at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

Don’t worry, be happy. Experience the power of laughter to uplift the spirit and heal both body and mind at the Rothko Chapel.   The nonprofit has scheduled a family-friendly guided meditation exploring the important role laughter can play in spiritual health.     The event is slated for noon on Wednesday, July 5 and will be led by certified …

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Summer Sounds on the Plaza kicks off with the Boomtown Brass Band

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

The summer is heating up with a family-friendly New Orleans jazz concert at the Rothko Chapel. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, the nonprofit kicks off its annual Summer Sounds on the Plaza series with a performance by the Boomtown Brass Band, Houston’s only dedicated traditional jazz ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public …

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Jacqui Sutton with the Frontier Jazz Orchestra – Summer Sounds on the Plaza

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

The Rothko Chapel is beating the summer heat with the coolest jazz in town. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, the nonprofit continues its annual Summer Sounds on the Plaza series with Jacqui Sutton with the Frontier Jazz Orchestra performing their trademark blend of jazz and bluegrass. For the family-friendly concert, lead vocalist and bandleader Jacqui Sutton will appear with …

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Finding healing from vicarious trauma at the Rothko Chapel Special event aimed at helping professional service providers on Thursday, July 27

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

The Rothko Chapel and MasterWord Services, Inc. are teaming up to help those wrestling with vicarious trauma, offering them tools and practices to better understand and constructively address work related stress while strengthening their sense of inner-peace and well-being. “Vicarious trauma” describes the phenomenon when professional service providers – such as doctors, interpreters and therapists …

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Family-friendly Mindfulness Meditation at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

During the months of July and August, the Rothko Chapel’s ‘12 Moments’ series will be tailored toward families and children. Join licensed psychologist and meditation instructor Ann Friedman for a experiential mindfulness offering for parents and children Mindfulness is a training to let go of these unhelpful thoughts and to pay attention to the present …

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Strings for Peace at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

The Rothko Chapel is using the power of music to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace -- and to take a stand against recent events demonstrating hate. The Chapel is hosting a concert featuring Apollo Chamber Players, the award-winning Houston-based string quartet, for a performance at 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, followed by a reception at the Rothko Chapel, located at …

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Baha’i prayer, meditation and discussion in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

Why does religious practice matter? The Rothko Chapel – located at 3900 Yupon – is hosting a time of meditation, discussion and prayer led by Abbas Mahvash of the Baha’i Community of Houston to explore a few answers to that evocative question – especially in light of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. The event is slated for noon on Wednesday, Oct. …

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Music, art and — a continued conversation — about ending mass incarceration at the Rothko Chapel Ensemble Pi performance slated for Thursday, Oct. 12, as part of the Chapel’s 2017 Óscar Romero Awards

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

The Rothko Chapel continues to bring art, social justice and spirituality together as the non-profit organization prepares “Art and Incarceration: Poetry, Theatre and Music in and about Captivity,” an evening exploring the cultural and personal ramifications of mass incarceration through various forms of performance art. The event begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct 12 …

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Seeking a voice for the silenced at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

In conjunction with the biennial Óscar Romero Award, the Rothko Chapel is continuing its efforts to raise awareness about criminal justice reform – with a series of events planned that illustrate the cultural and personal ramifications of mass incarceration. The Chapel’s upcoming program entitled “Silencing Opposition: Human Rights Violations in Burundi” willexplore the social and …

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Shedding a Light on the Global Sex Trade and its Victims at the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel 3900 Yupon St, Houston, TX, United States

The Rothko Chapel is hosting a program focused on global sex trafficking -- and the impossible situation many women around the world face every day. “Double jeopardy: Women and the Criminal Justice System,” a conversation with author Julie Bindel, featuring program presenter, Dr. Andrea Link is slated for 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov 6 at …

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