See Upper Kirby

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What at first might appear to be a residential street – albeit one with really cool houses – turns out to be Gallery Row (Colquitt St.off of Kirby), a collection of high end art galleries that often have openings at the same time. Moody Gallery (2815 Colquitt St.) is one place to start with its focus on Texas artists. 

On your honor you should visit the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council Goodykoontz Museum of Girl Scouts History (3110 Southwest Frwy.) to learn a little more about the history of the 100 year old organization. 

The Art Deco Alabama Theatre (2922 South Shepherd Dr.) opened in 1939 with a showing of Man About Town starring Jack Benny. Now a Trader Joe’s, the space retains its historic facade as well as the inside balcony, along with new faux movie posters like The Best Little Storehouse in Texas. 

The Forum of Civics Building and Gardens (2503 Westheimer Rd.) was originally built as a county school in 1910. Given by the Hogg Estate to the University of Texas in 1939, it was purchased shortly thereafter by the River Oaks Garden Club. They’ve done right by the Forum as evidenced by its 1988 inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.