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Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — including the ultimate tiki party

By Joel Luks

On tap this week is a lineup of events that includes a lecture from a young man on a mission to spread a message of peace, a festival that takes flight with feathery creatures, the beginning of a t ...


Yom HaShoah Observance 2014

The Holocaust Museum Houston will sponsor a citywide commemoration of Yom HaShoah in remembrance of the 6 million Jews who died during the Holocaust. Yom HaShoah is an internationally recogniz


Holocaust Museum Houston Lecture: "A Survivor's Journey to Inspire" with Yannick Tona

Holocaust Museum Houston

Yannick Tona has witnessed and endured more than most can imagine. In his talk, "A Survivor’s Journey to inspire," Tona will share the story of his family's struggle to sur


10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival: Suskind

Holocaust Museum Houston

This riveting drama based on true events tells the story of Walter Suskind's courageous actions during World War II. To obtain protection for himself and his family, Suskind pursues a post with


Film screening and brown bag lunch: Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story

Holocaust Museum Houston

Honor and Sacrifice tells the complex story of a Japanese immigrant family ripped apart by World War II. The Matsumoto family included five sons; two who fought for the Americans and three who foug


Film screening: Honor Bound: A Personal Journey

Holocaust Museum Houston

Honor Bound: A Personal Journey is the story of Wendy Hanamura, a news reporter who chronicles the history of her father, Sgt. Howard Hanamura, and his military unit, Company L, First Platoon, who


Book signing and lecture with Tom Graves: Twice Heroes: America's Nisei Veterans of WWII and Korea

Holocaust Museum Houston

San Francisco writer and photographer Tom Graves spent a decade with the Nisei (Japanese American) soldiers of World War II and the Korean War, determined to share their unlikely story. That story


Film screening and discussion with Lane Hirabayashi: A Flicker in Eternity

Asia Society Texas Center

A Flicker in Eternity is the coming-of-age tale of Stanley Hayami, a talented young teenager caught between his dream of becoming a writer/artist and his duty to his country. Based on Hayami's


Screening of Honorable Journey and panel discussion moderated by Christine Sato-Yamazaki

Holocaust Museum Houston

Honorable Journey charts the 70-year struggle of Japanese-Americans who came of age during World War II. Narrated by George Takei, the 16-minute film features conflicts of loyalty to tradition, fam


Art opening: "American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal"

Holocaust Museum Houston

Nearly seven decades after the beginning of World War II, the Congressional Gold Medal — the nation's highest civilian award — was bestowed collectively on the U.S. Army's 100th


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