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Paul Ramirez Band

Continental Club : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.

Versatile Houston blues-rockers the Paul Ramirez Band's sets are mellow enough for a late-night lounge vibe, only pocked with heavier, Cream-like moments of pure jam and sometimes a cover of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In the Wall, Part 2" that heads straight to the planetarium. Now working on... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

“Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait”

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until January 30; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until January 30; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until January 30; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until January 30

Houstonians get an expanded look at the treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s holdings of Middle Eastern and Asian art in the new exhibit “Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait.” A smaller exhibit with some 67 articles and artifacts... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

“Pastel Journals of Jeri Salter”

William Reaves Fine Art : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 2; 2:00 p.m. April 26

Noted Texas artist Frank Reaugh immortalized the late 19th- and early 20th-century vistas of our great state through his more than 7,000 works of cattle, plains and the pristine Texas landscape. After founding the Dallas School of Fine Arts, he spent years leading groups of students and... More >>

River Oaks Arts, Visual Art

LMNOP — A New Muzical

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 19; 3:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 19

Letters are falling from the sky. Well, actually, from a monument in town, and the local leaders in an island community take this as a sign that they should no longer be using the ones that hit the ground and ban them one by one. Based on the novel Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, LMNOP... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

The Hunchback Variations

The Catastrophic Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 2

Quasimodo sits behind a table alongside Ludwig van Beethoven. They’re on a panel trying to work out a special sound effect in Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. And both are deaf. Greg Dean is the director/actor (Quasimodo) in Catastrophic Theatre’s production of The... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts, Performing Arts, Theater

“John Biggers: MAAME”

Redbud Gallery : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until April 26

Redbud Gallery’s latest coup is “John Biggers: MAAME,” the first commercial exhibition in Houston of work by the muralist in more than 30 years. “I was able to pull together 34 pieces for the show,” gallery owner Gus Kopriva says. “Houston is a treasure... More >>

Heights Arts

Record Store Day 2015

Cactus Music : 9:00 a.m. April 18

This year Cactus Music promises to “make all your Record Store Day dreams come true,” and local music fans know that the Shepherd Plaza stalwart is not one to break a promise. Starting by opening an hour early at 9 a.m., Cactus has a jam-packed schedule of performers and other... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Music

“Samurai: The Way of the Warrior”

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily until September 7

Seven hundred years of Japanese history and tradition will be on display during the “Samurai: The Way of the Warrior” exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Composed of pieces from one of the most important private Samurai collections outside of Japan,... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events, History

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion : 8:00 p.m. April 24

It’s tempting to write off Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s Cheek to Cheek as a cynical ploy by Universal to trot out a few Great American Songbook warhorses one more time in the hopes many of her young Little Monsters had never heard them before (which is probably true), or at least a... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Wasi Townsend

Cafe Luxor Hookah Bar & Grill : 10:00 p.m. every Sat.; 10:00 p.m. April 18

Singer-Songwriter Wasi Townsend is on a mission to spread his message of Oneness through his acoustic soul music. As Neil Young has his Crazy Horse, Townsend has his Madlove when he wants to rock out, and together they were the first rock band to play the PanAfrican Festival in Third Ward in... More >>

Heights Music

Design Now: Houston

Museum of Printing History : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until July 4

Andy Rich, president of the board of directors of the American Institute of Graphic Design Houston, is a happy man. Along with The Printing Museum, AIGA Houston organized its first ever Design Now: Houston competition this year and the response was extremely positive, with more than 300... More >>

River Oaks Arts

Beetle (Beatles Tribute)

Continental Club : 7:00 p.m. every Thu.

Every Thursday, Houstonians of all drinking ages twist and shout through Beetle's three-hour magical mystery happy hour set. Covering every single stop along the Fab Four's pop odyssey, the weekly event has a devoted following, which means the Continental Club's dance floor can get crowded. Get... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: Cristina Henríquez and Marlon James

Wortham Theater Center : 7:30 p.m. April 20

An odd message accompanied the delivery of Marlon James’s novel A Brief History of Seven Killings: “Good luck, my friend — it’s 669 pages!” Actually, it’s 688 pages. It’s also brilliant. James is in town as part of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Literary Events, Arts

“Wildlife Photographer of the Year”

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily until May 31

Tiny silver fish swim among purple underwater plants that are reaching through green water, stretching for the sunlight in Christian Vizl’s Glimpse of the Underworld. It’s just one of the 100 images that make up the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibit at the... More >>

Kirby-West U Photography, Arts

TCM Event Series: The Sound of Music: 50th Anniversary Event

Open Location : 2:00 p.m. April 19; 2:00 p.m. April 22

Julie Andrews stars as Maria, a young woman who becomes the nanny for a family with seven children. The story's set in 1930s Austria and the growing Nazi threat loams over the family. A classical family musical. More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

Willow Waterhole Music Fest 2015

Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve : 11:00 a.m. April 25

Located right behind Westbury High School, the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve is one of the unsung gems of the Harris County park system — or a handful of nature-loving citizens hopes it will be soon, anyway. Presently, the 280 acres of mostly undeveloped land just outside Loop 610... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Music

Be.Witched Wednesdays

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.

Houston's only night to hear the most sinister subgenres of alternative music all in one place, Be.Witched Wednesdays is a lot more than Siousxie & the Banshees, the Cure and Bauhaus -- not that they'd ever skimp on such cornerstones, either. DJs Damon Allen and FrankiFranki (and their guests)... More >>

Montrose Music

48th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival

AMC Studio 30 : Daily until April 19

Ten days of screening shorts, features and documentaries, plus a host of special events and seminars, are on the schedule for the 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Independent Film Festival.“It’s the world’s oldest independent film festival,” explains Hunter... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Film - Repertory and Special Screenings, Film - Festivals

A Fistful Of Soul

Big Top Lounge : 10:00 p.m. third Fri. of every month

Since the turn of the decade, the collective of DJs who call themselves A Fistful of Soul have become one of the Houston music scene’s true feel-good success stories. What began as a small group of collectors who enjoyed seeking out rare soul/R&B 45s , which they played for their friends... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Anthony Sonnenberg: "With Wild Abandon"

Lawndale Art Center : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 18

Almost all of us are guilty of gluttony, lust or greed. But is this necessarily bad? Texas-born artist Anthony Sonnenberg, who now hails from Seattle, addresses these questions in his exhibit “With Wild Abandon,” now at Lawndale Art Center. “My work really comes down to the... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts

Nick Greer & The G's

The Corkscrew : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. April 24

One of the brightest stars in the current explosion of Houston music, Nick Greer is a bow-tied redheaded wunderkind, able to flitter between piano pop and hip-hop — he helped out on the Niceguys' James Kelley — with the flick of a wrist and the slightest touch. Starting at a... More >>

Heights Music

“Amazing Universe: The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not®”

Space Center Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until April 26; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until April 26

How do you measure up against Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man? Have you ever seen a model replica of the International Space Station made entirely out of matchsticks? Or a portrait of Albert Einstein made of toast? How about the world’s smallest production automobile?... More >>

Clear Lake Museum Exhibits and Events, Family Events

Bad Jews

Jewish Community Center : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until May 3; 8:00 p.m. every Sat. until May 3; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 19 until May 3

Two warring cousins are at the heart of Bad Jews. One is Daphna, fresh from Israel with her boyfriend, an Israeli soldier. Daphna “knows what she wants in life. She’s very opinionated and very strong-willed…anything that comes to her head will come out of her mouth…She... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Arts, Theater, Performing Arts

Glover Gill

Continental Club : 8:00 p.m. every Mon.; 8:00 p.m. April 20

Every Glover Gill song tells a story. Like a good book or movie, it grabs you at the beginning, sinks its hooks into you near the middle and gives you at least one good surprise before coming to an end. And without the vocals or lyrics, either. Quite the scholarly musician, Glover Gill studied... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music


Warehouse Live : 8:00 p.m. April 18

This year was barely a few days old before many people called Sleater-Kinney’s No Cities to Love the album to beat this year; Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly notwithstanding, the succeeding three months haven’t done much to change that in most people’s minds. The... More >>

East End Music
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