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Culture & Science Events

Culture & Science

The Culture and Science signature event series hosted by the UH College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics provides a forum for discussion and exploration of how science applies to our cultural interests. These events offer our alumni and friends an opportunity to connect various components of culture to the intricacies of science.


Upcoming Events

Red and White Wine Dinner
Monday, February 11, 2019

Six-Course Dinner Paired with Wines (menu below)

Dinner: 6 p.m. arrival

Tickets: $125.00 per person (seating is limited to 60 guests)

Purchase Tickets

Indika

Indika
516 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006

Join us on an indulgent culinary adventure as we explore modern takes on Indian cuisine.

The popular wine dinner, part of NSM’s Culture & Science series, brings together NSM alumni, friends, faculty and staff for a relaxing six-course meal (menu below). Start your Valentine’s Day celebration early with NSM at the 6th Annual Red and White Wine Dinner.

For more information, contact Jasmine Harrison at 713-743-7952 or jkharris@central.uh.edu.

Ticket sales will close on Monday, February 4. Fair market value is $115 per ticket.

Passed Hors d’oeuvres paired with a Gewürztraminer

Crab Samosa

Crab Samosa
Crisp pastry filled with ajwain spiced crab meat, bitter salad and papaya ginger chutney

Sweet Potato Samosa

Sweet Potato Samosa
Mashed sweet potato-filled crisp pastries with chole, yogurt, cilantro and tamarind

Course One paired with a Zardetto Prosecco

Red Beet Soup

Red Beet Soup
Coconut and ginger beet soup, saffron yogurt, with a fried paneer and seranno cutlet

Course Two paired with a Malbec

Baby Lamb Lollichop

Baby Lamb Lollichop
Marinated and grilled chops with yogurt and pickled eggplant

Course Three paired with a Rosé

Patra Fish

Patra Fish
Marinated in cilantro with mint, coconut and chutney all in a steamed banana leaf

Course Four also paired with a Rosé

Cauliflower Kofta

Cauliflower Kofta
A cauliflower and cheese butternut squash puree with creamy almond tomato curry

Dessert

Rose Cake

Rose Cake paired with a Don Nũno Sherry
A riff on India’s beloved paan sponge cake, layered with strawberries, cream and sopari

Chocolate Ginger Tart

Chocolate Ginger Tart paired with a Fonseca Port
Valrhona chocolate fudge with a chickpea crust topped with coffee whipped cream

Tickets: $125.00 per person (seating is limited to 60 guests)

Purchase Tickets

Ticket sales will close on Monday, February 4. Fair market value is $115 per ticket.


Previous Events

The Jazz of Physics: The Link between Music and the Structure of the Universe

The Jazz of Physics: The Link between Music and the Structure of the Universe

Physicist and musician Stephon Alexander revisits the interconnection between music and the evolution of astrophysics and the laws of motion.
April 19, 2018

Red and White Wine Dinner

Red and White Wine Dinner

Six-Course Dinner Paired with Wines (Menu)
February 8, 2018

NSM Tailgate

NSM Tailgate
Houston Cougars vs. Rice Owls

September 16, 2017

Red and White Wine Dinner

Red and White Wine Dinner

Four-Course Contemporary Cuisine Paired with Wines (Menu)
February 9, 2017

Event Photos

NSM Tailgate and 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

NSM Tailgate and 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Party
Houston Cougars vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Nearly 130 alumni, faculty, staff, friends and family attended the NSM 40th Anniversary Tailgate.
October 15, 2016

Event Photos

Red and White Wine Dinner

Red and White Wine Dinner

Five-Course Dinner Paired with Wines (Menu)
February 11, 2016

Event Photos

Say Goodbye to Downton Abbey - Sneak Peek

Say Goodbye to “Downton Abbey”

Reception and Private Viewing of “Downton Abbey”
January 12, 2016

Event Photos

Zoo-fari: An Evening in the Wild

ZOO-FARI: An Evening in the Wild

Reception and several animal encounters
October 10, 2015

Event Photos

An Evening at the Alley Theatre

An Evening at the Alley Theatre

Reception and Performance
April 12, 2015

Event Photos

Red and White Wine Dinner

Red and White Wine Dinner

Five-Course Dinner Paired with Wines (Menu)
February 12, 2015

Event Photos

An evening with Downton Abbey

An Evening with “Downton Abbey”

Reception and Private Viewing of “Downton Abbey”
January 13, 2015

Event Photos

A Night at the Museum: Making Science Come Alive

A Night at the Museum:  Making Science Come Alive

Delicious Food and Seven Interactive Demonstrations
October 11, 2014

Event Photos

Take me out to the Ball Game

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

UH Cougars vs. Louisville Cardinals
April 11, 2014

Event Photos

Red and White Wine Dinner

Red and White Wine Dinner

Five-Course Dinner Paired with Wines from Around the World (Menu)
February 13, 2014

Event Photos

An evening with Downton Abbey

An Evening with “Downton Abbey”

Reception and Private Viewing of “Downton Abbey”
January 12, 2014

Event Photos