When it comes to the fine arts, Houston audiences have it good. This is one of only five cities in the country with standing professional companies in opera, dance, theater and music, and the only city to boast an open house that includes all of those groups and all of their venues. The 19th Annual Theater District Day is the perfect chance for audiences to pick up sweet deals on season tickets, too. Each company (Alley Theatre, Da Camera of Houston, Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center, Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Society for the Performing Arts, Theatre Under the Stars and Uniquely Houston®) will have discounted season tickets with low, one-day-only pricing. Singers, musicians and dancers will perform bits from the upcoming season and lead Q&A sessions. There will be backstage tours, family activities and a concert by the Houston Symphony. And it's all free (well, except for those season tickets). Stop by Jones Hall and pick up a Houston Press Arts Guide with info on the upcoming season. Noon to 4 p.m. Downtown Theater District, Texas at Louisiana. For information, call 713-658-8938 or visit www.houstontheaterdistrict.org. Free.
Sun., Aug. 26, 12-4 p.m., 2012