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Third Coast Dance Film Festival

DiverseWorks : 6:00 p.m. October 1

Be among the first to see the short films in the Third Coast Dance Film Festival, now in its fourth year. A total of 19 shorts are included, but three are making their world premieres, six their USA premieres and ten their Texas premieres. Submissions came in from around the world for the... More >>

Third Ward Film - Repertory and Special Screenings, Film - Festivals, Dance

Kathy Reichs: Bones Never Lie

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 6:30 p.m. October 2

Novelist Kathy Reichs and Temperance Brennan, the lead character in Reichs’s series of best­selling thrillers, are a lot alike. Both lead fascinating lives working as forensic anthropologists and novelists; both travel the world working on high­profile cases (Reichs helped... More >>

Kirby-West U Talks, Literary Events, Arts

Zine Fest Houston 2014

Museum of Printing History : 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. October 4

There’s nothing normal about Zine Fest Houston 2014 at The Printing Museum, nor should there be. It is, after all, an event dedicated to promoting all things alternative: Zines, mini-­comics, and other forms of small press, alternative, underground and DIY media art are showcased at... More >>

River Oaks Literary Events, Arts

“7: Unlayered, Justin Garcia”

Silver Street Studios : 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. October 4

It’s no secret Justin Garcia is one of our favorite artists; he won our Best of Houston® Best Artist award in 2013, was profiled in our 100 Creatives series and most recently was named to our list of Houston’s Top 10 Painters. Garcia hasn’t done a gallery exhibit for a... More >>

Heights Arts, Visual Art

“Jonathan Clark: Tracing Towers”

Houston Public Library - Central Library : 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 28; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until November 28; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. until November 28

Ordinary #2 pencils are the focus of the “Jonathan Clark: Tracing Towers” exhibit. Well, actually, not ordinary #2 pencils. Clark, the gallery and installation assistant at the Rice University Art Gallery, has produced a series of oversize pencils (some stand as tall as... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts, Visual Art


Lambert Hall Performing Arts Center : 7:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until October 5; 7:30 p.m. October 2

It’s hard to know who to root for in Rigoletto, Verdi’s tragedy being presented by Opera in the Heights. There’s the Duke. An indulgent tyrant, he beds women — from young, innocent virgins to manipulating women of the court — as casual entertainment. There’s... More >>

Heights Theater, Performing Arts, Opera, Arts


The Catastrophic Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 18

Two couples end up living next door to each other in an unidentified American suburb in Detroit (despite the name, the play is supposed to refer to any “first-ring suburb in America.”) The country is in an economic downturn and Ben has just lost his job, resulting in a change... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

“Dracula Cemetery Exhibition”

National Museum of Funeral History : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. from October 1 until October 31; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat. from October 1 until October 31; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. from October 1 until October 31

The “Dracula Cemetery Exhibition” at the National Museum of Funeral History doesn’t have any actual, authentic relics from Vlad “The Impaler” Tepes, the real-life 15th-century bloodthirsty royal who’s the inspiration for the infamous Dracula character of Bram... More >>

Outer Loop - NW Halloween

Nashville Hurricane

Obsidian Art Space : 8:00 p.m. daily from October 1 until October 4; 3:00 p.m. October 5

Chase Padgett created and stars in Nashville Hurricane, a one-person show about the rise to fame of a shy young guitarist. Pushed into performing by an ambitious mother and taken advantage of by an unscrupulous talent scout, he’s an unlikely hero, but he eventually wins his way to... More >>

Heights Performing Arts, Arts, Theater

Sarah Chang Plus Copeland

Jones Hall For the Performing Arts : 8:00 p.m. October 2; 8:00 p.m. October 4; 2:30 p.m. October 5

Violinist Sarah Chang was eight years old when she stepped on stage for her debut with the New York Philharmonic in 1989. Two years later, she released her first CD. She was ten. In the 15 years since her debut, Chang has continued to impress both critics and fans. During the Sarah Chang Plus... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Performing Arts, Arts, Music

“Robert Hodge: Destroy & Rebuild”

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston : 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sun. from October 3 until January 4; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sat. from October 3 until January 4; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. from October 3 until January 4; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri. from October 3 until January 4

Visual artist Robert Hodge won’t have far to drive when he attends “Robert Hodge: Destroy & Rebuild,” his first ever solo museum show. Hodge grew up in and still has his studio in Third Ward, just a few blocks away from the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The exhibit, is a... More >>

Montrose Arts, Visual Art

A Day To Remember

NRG Arena : 7:00 p.m. October 1

It’s weird to think that there’s a metalcore/pop-punk band big enough to play NRG Arena, and yet A Day to Remember exists. You may not hear them on the radio or see them on TV, but they’ve won the hearts and minds of a generation of kids who still think that rock music is... More >>

Inner Loop - SW Music


Bayou Music Center : 8:00 p.m. October 1

Carlos Santana has been a treasure of American music for more than 40 years and as many albums. Combining blues and rock with Latin-American rhythms, the fiery soul of his guitar enthralls listeners to open both heart and mind to his thrilling sonic experience. His new album, Corazón, is... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Buxton & Wild Moccasins

Discovery Green Conservancy : 6:00 p.m. October 2

Two of the best-established bands in Houston’s indie-rock scene, Wild Moccasins and Buxton, have achieved a measure of fame with a handful of releases on New West Records. After doing their thing around the country, this will be a big hometown show — it’s free in the... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Kacey Musgraves

Warehouse Live : 6:30 p.m. October 2

When Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go Round” appeared in late 2012, it reached the Top 20 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, but its impact went far beyond its peak chart position. In hindsight, the young East Texas singer’s simple but memorable song about life in a... More >>

East End Music

Experience Hendrix

Bayou Music Center : 7:00 p.m. October 2

With Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side finally in theaters, interest in the late guitar guru is at another peak, but it’s never wavered among his legions of guitar acolytes. Since 2007 an assortment of the master’s followers have put their own careers on hold to join the... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Hamilton Loomis

Last Concert Cafe : 8:00 p.m. October 3

Galveston native Hamilton Loomis began playing blues guitar in front of thousands of people as a teenager. Over the years, the Grammy-nominated guitarist has kept it simple. He focused on learning from the best — Bo Diddley and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown among them —... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Iggy Azalea

Bayou Music Center : 8:00 p.m. October 3

A most 21st-century diva, Iggy Azalea has become one of the world’s biggest pop stars almost overnight, but without losing touch with the streets. The 24-year-old Australian émigré and sometime model spent the late 2000s and early 2010s living in Miami, Atlanta and even... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music


House of Blues : 8:00 p.m. October 3

After 2010's self-titled release was met with a collective shrug and following the departure of long-time bassist/co-founder Carlos Dengler, Interpol looked like it might be down for the count. But after a short hiatus and two solo albums from vocalist Paul Banks, the NYC band regrouped and... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

The Marshall Tucker Band

Redneck Country Club : 7:00 p.m. October 4

While they were often tagged strictly as "Southern Rockers" after starting out in the early '70s, the Marshall Tucker Band also freely incorporated blues, jazz, country, and other sounds into their music. They had a flute player, for chrissakes! Led by guitarist and chief songwriter Toy... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Sam Smith

House of Blues : 7:00 p.m. October 4

Until the inevitable occurs and Adele returns to change our lives once more, Sam Smith currently rules the land when it comes to downtrodden British pop-soul music. The 22-year-old broke major ground by appearing on Disclosure's "Latch" last year, and his own solo moments have reduced many to... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Micky & the Motorcars

Firehouse Saloon : 9:00 p.m. October 4

Austin’s dependable Micky & the Motorcars play straightforward, rockin’ country music tempered by countless nights peering through a neon haze, and have never pretended to do anything otherwise. Micky and Gary Braun’s group forms the youngest branch of a family tree along with... More >>

Galleria Music

Jimmy Cliff

House of Blues : 8:00 p.m. October 5

Many people know little of reggae beyond Bob Marley or, more specifically, his still-selling Legend. While Marley’s imprint on reggae is undeniable, that world was and continues to be packed with an amazing amount of equally talented singer-songwriters who have been churning out one... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Analog Blitz!

Clutch City Squire : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.; 9:00 p.m. October 8

DJ Danny Chingersen spins an eclectic mix of garage, New Wave, funk, protopunk, soul, dirty blues, glam, and more every Wednesday night during Analog Blitz! at friendly downtown bar Clutch City Squire, located in the happening Market Square area. Play the bar's Tommy pinball machine while... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

“The Left Bank on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930s Houston”

University of Houston - Downtown : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until October 16; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat. until October 16

The 1930s in Houston were exciting times for theater and art. Margo Jones, later a major factor in the success of Tennessee Williams, began serving in 1936 as assistant director of the Federal Theatre in Houston, and founded and directed the Houston Community Theatre. In 1938, a group of... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Arts
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