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Deep Diver

Super Happy Fun Land : 8:00 p.m. February 10

East End Music

Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo : 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily until December 23; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily from December 26 until January 4

See an electrified giraffe at Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo. The life-size, long-necked giraffe, a wire structure wrapped in lights, has lots of company with dozens of brightly lit horses, apes, hippos, elephants and other animal sculptures scattered around the zoo’s illuminated and... More >>

Kirby-West U Holiday - Lights, Holiday, Arts

Walters Third Anniversary

Walter's Downtown : 8:00 p.m. December 26

Walters Downtown has had an eventful year, losing its founder, Pam Robinson, in October and transitioning into the hands of her son Zack Palmer, so the venue’s third-anniversary party looks to the future while anchoring itself to one of Houston’s most beloved bands. The Wild... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Make an Ornament: Glass Blowing

Three Dimensional Visions : 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 21

Houston’s only open-access glass-blowing studio, Three Dimensional Visions, is offering the opportunity to create your own holiday ornament during Make an Ornament sessions. Every Sunday afternoon, visitors can choose their form (sphere vs. tear drop), the type of hanger and the colors to... More >>

Outside Houston Holiday, Family Events, DIY, Christmas, Arts

Bayou City Concert Musicals: Christmas on Broadway

Ovations : 8:00 p.m. December 19

Standout musical theater stars Joe Kirkendall, Jennifer Gilbert, Joel Sandel, John Gremillion and Tamara Siler tackle The Great American Christmas Songbook in the Bayou City Concert Musicals holiday program Christmas on Broadway. Sharon Williams, president of Bayou City Concert Musicals, tells... More >>

Memorial Theater, Performing Arts, Holiday, Christmas, Arts

A Christmas Carol (Steampunk)

Stage Door Inc. : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until December 21; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 21

Stage Door, Inc. has a talent for putting interesting twists on popular and familiar theatrical properties. Last year the company gave us a wonderful production of Sweeney Todd with a steampunk theme. Now Marc Glover, Stage Door’s artistic director, has added a steampunk theme to the... More >>

Pasadena Theater, Performing Arts, Holiday, Christmas, Arts

DJ Sun

The Flat : 9:00 p.m. every Mon.

DJ Sun isn't hard to find. He has a residency most evenings out of the week, either solo or with the crew from his long-running Saturday-night KPFT show Soular Grooves. As affable as he is industrious, in 20 years Sun has become a soft-spoken cornerstone of the Houston music community, often... More >>

Montrose Music

“Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence”

The Menil Collection : 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 15

Very few individuals can say that they’ve changed the world. Even fewer can say that they did it without firing a shot. Mahatma Gandhi, a proponent of nonviolence, did. “Experiments With the Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence,” now on exhibit at The Menil Collection, is... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Photography, Arts

End of the World Fest III Day 1

Fitzgerald's : 4:00 p.m. December 19

If the apocalypse was really supposed to happen on 12-21-2012, this weekend’s bands have now had two full years to sit around and stew that it didn’t — and lucky us. Instead of pestilence and widespread misery, Fitz throws open its doors for an entire weekend of headbanging... More >>

Heights Music

“Urban Asia: Kirk Pedersen”

Asia Society Texas Center : 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 4

It’s impossible to create a definitive portrait of today’s urban Asia. No one image or setting captures the enormity of the region. No one artist or art form can encompass Asia’s current complex culture. Its residents are young but steeped in history. Technology and tradition... More >>

Greenway Plaza Arts

Christmas Eve at the Children’s Museum of Houston

Children's Museum of Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. December 24

Let the kids work off some of their pent-up energy while they go into the last stretch before Santa arrives with Christmas Eve at the Children’s Museum of Houston. There are plenty of holiday activities for everyone from toddlers to tweens. There’s Selfies with Santa (kids make an... More >>

Third Ward Holiday, Family Events, Christmas, Children's Events, Arts

“Jorge Marín: Wings of the City”

Discovery Green Conservancy : 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily until February 8

Discovery Green adds a bit more excitement to the air when it becomes the temporary home to nine magnificent bronze sculptures by famed Mexican artist Jorge Marín. The exhibit, titled “Wings of the City,” brings not only the stunning statues — which are molded to... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Outdoors, Arts

Nick Greer

The Corkscrew : 6:00 p.m. every Thu.

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

Sunday Brunch at Fielding's Wood Grill

Fielding's Wood Grill : 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until March 8

Enjoy one of Houston's most popular brunches. More >>

Outside Houston Food and Drink

"Texas Visions of an Earlier Time: An Exhibition of Historic Texas Art"

William Reaves Fine Art : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until December 20

In the very large exhibition "Texas Visions of an Earlier Time: An Exhibition of Historic Texas Art", 57 works of early Texas art, there are two paintings that should be seen, for historical reasons. One is On Texas Waters: USS Constitution; this wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate won many... More >>

River Oaks Free Events, Arts, Art - Galleries


Scout Bar : 7:00 p.m. December 19

Taking their admiration for Public Enemy, Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine south of the border, Molotov makes party-friendly rock en español with a pointed message. The Mexico City quartet has won four Latin Grammys since debuting with 1997’s ¿Dónde... More >>

Clear Lake Music

Josh Abbott Band

House of Blues : 8:00 p.m. December 31

By now, most of us can agree that 2015 can’t get here soon enough. Everyone celebrates New Year’s Eve differently, but these shows look more promising than most: In the absence of a nationally known act, big-timers (regionally speaking) Blue October and Josh Abbott Band post up at... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Mother and Child: Songs of Love and Joy

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston : 7:30 p.m. daily from December 20 until December 22

Enjoy your holiday surrounded by masterpieces at the Cantare Houston’s Mother and Child: Songs of Love and Joy. The three-night run by Cantare is once again set in the grand galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Michael Rowell, a member of the group’s board of directors and... More >>

Kirby-West U Performing Arts, Holiday, Christmas, Arts

"Fangs, Feathers, and Fins: Sacred Creatures in Ancient American Art”

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until January 25; 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until January 25; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until January 25; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until January 25

Today’s cat ladies have nothing on ancient American societies!"Fangs, Feathers, and Fins: Sacred Creatures in Ancient American Art” currently on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts,Houston, explores the role animals played in ancient American cultures, helping those societies... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas

University of Houston : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until December 24; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until December 24

Thirteen-year-old Winch Eagleton has been in far more performances (more than 200) of A Christmas Carol at the Alley Theatre than he has ever seen. This year, the classic Charles Dickens story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s eye- and soul-awakening journey with three ghosts of Christmas (plus... More >>

Third Ward Theater, Performing Arts, Holiday, Family Events, Arts

Rich O’Toole “Christmas Down In Texas” Show

Firehouse Saloon : 9:00 p.m. December 25

Put on your cowboy hat and boots (or not) and head on over to Firehouse Saloon for Houston native Rich O'Toole's “Christmas Down In Texas” show. Country-rocker O’Toole, who released his fifth studio album, Jaded, this year, has had an impressive 14 top ten hits on Texas... More >>

Galleria Music

A Christmas Carol

Wortham Theater Center : 8:00 p.m. December 19; 8:00 p.m. December 20; 2:30 p.m. December 21

Two and a half years ago, British composer Iain Bell was about a third of the way through his first opera, A Harlot’s Progress, a dark work with a less than happy ending, when he met with Houston Grand Opera’s Artistic and Music Director, Patrick Summers, and they began talking... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Opera, Holiday, Arts

Bruce Munro: Field of Light

Discovery Green Conservancy : 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily from December 22 until February 8

It takes 42 people working in rotation over five days to place the 4,500 radiant glass spheres that make up Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation at Discovery Green. Each sphere is set atop a thin, clear stem. Installed in the ground on either side of the Brown Promenade, under the... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Parks and Preserves, Outdoors, Arts

DJ Wes Wallace

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. December 26

There aren’t many places inside the Houston city limits where you can see a guy dressed up like a goth George Washington nursing a dirt cheap Long Island Iced Tea and shadow-dancing, but such is the reality at “Classic Numbers” every Friday at well, Numbers off Westheimer. The... More >>

Montrose Music


Bayou Music Center : 7:00 p.m. December 19

The lineup of 94.5 The Buzz’s annual Yuletide ball is an eye-opening example of just how much hand-wringing jock-rock is now in retreat on alternative radio; there’s not a Chevelle in sight. Of the four acts walking onstage Friday night, England’s You Me at Six probably... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music
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