Wednesday, March 12:
If you're disturbed by Fontenot's gender-bending works, don't be. These days, there are plenty of real problems to be worried about -- like our fast-dissolving civil liberties. "Reasons of State," Houston artist Fernando Castro's exhibit at The Station, explores the conflict between the individual and the government. The works might not have hit home a couple of years ago, but they do now. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, through April. 1502 West Alabama. For information, call 713-529-6900 or visit www.artcarmuseum.com.
Anyone who's ever worked in the restaurant biz can tell you that it's the busboys, not the owners, who really know what's going on. The owners come in, mess around in the kitchen, bullshit with the customers and leave. And why not? Starting a business takes years of hard work, but if the place succeeds, it'll eventually run itself. And once that happens, the owner gets to play golf all day and watch the dough roll in. Find out how to become one of these geniuses today at the Houston Business CrossRoads program, "Houston Business: Starting - Expanding - Acquiring." Yeah, it costs $99 to attend the session, but as they say, it takes money to make money. 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ramada Plaza Hotel, 7611 Katy Freeway. For information, call 713-932-7495 or visit www.servicesca.org/crossroads.htm.