The Animal Show tour? Longtime Houstonians might remember Michael Harren; the pianist/composer/performer/educator lived in the Bayou City for most of his first 38 years, though now he calls New York home. He's developed into sort of a superhero, trying to change the world for animals through advocacy and creativity. While up north he discovered the Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary in New Jersey, which offers shelter to discarded and abused animals. Inspired by the animals and relationships he experienced during his residency there, Harren went on to develop The Animal Show, weaving in stories, music and even a few animal recordings. Head out to the Rec Room for a little bit of laughter, a lesson on why it's important to keep animals safe from harm, and an evening unlike any other.
7:30 to 9 p.m. July 9. 100 Jackson. For information, call 713-344-1291 or visit recroomhtx.com. Purchase tickets at artful.ly/store/events/12504. $20.
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