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What I Learned in Paris

Ensemble Theatre : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 12; 2:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 12; 8:00 p.m. every Fri. until April 12; 7:30 p.m. every Thu. until April 12

Transport yourself back to a time when, in just moments, politician Maynard Jackson will become the first African-American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. Jackson’s historic 1973 mayoral election serves as the backdrop for Pearl Cleage’s rich romantic comedy What I Learned in Paris.... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts, Theater

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

“Takis: The Fourth Dimension”

The Menil Collection : 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until July 26

The fourth dimension, according to instinctive scientist/artist Takis, is made up of “invisible energies” — not magical or spiritual per se, but one of several fundamental properties of nature. “Takis: The Fourth Dimension,” presented by The Menil Collection, is a... More >>

Montrose Arts, Visual Art

20th Annual Dance Salad Festival

Wortham Theater Center : 7:30 p.m. daily from April 2 until April 4

Li Cunxin, a former member of the Houston Ballet, is set to attend the 20th annual Dance Salad Festival. He won’t be dancing; he’s here as the artistic director of Australia’s Queensland Ballet, one of the companies showcased in the festival. “[This] city holds so many... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Performing Arts, Festivals, Dance, Arts

13th Annual Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza

Silver Street Station : 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. March 31

Legal constraints prevent us from calling the 13th Annual Houston Press Menu of Menus® Extravaganza presented by Stella Artois the most exciting food event on the planet. Or saying that it’s the one event Houston food fans can’t miss…so we won’t. (But we will... More >>

Heights Libations, Food and Drink

Bad Religion

House of Blues : 7:00 p.m. April 3

Since 1980, before their future nemesis Ronald Reagan even set foot in the White House, Bad Religion has been one of the main standard-bearers for L.A. punk, confronting all manner of societal ills and weathering endless shifts in popular taste to emerge bloodied but unbowed, and more beloved... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

“Mel Chin: Rematch”

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri. until April 19

Houston-born artist Mel Chin expands upon his practice of vigilant self-evaluation as he takes on none other than himself in his first retrospective, “Mel Chin: Rematch.” Works by Chin appear in four different locations in Houston during the exhibition’s run. The pieces at the... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts, Art - Museums

A Sundae Drive

Rudyard's : 10:00 p.m. April 4

Occupying an especially sweet spot between dream-pop and noise-rock, A Sundae Drive soothe as much as they squall. On last year’s The Senseless & the Sound, the Houston four-piece’s first full-length to go with 2011 EP You’re Gonna Get Me, unhurried tempos and feathery vocals... More >>

Montrose Music

Nick Greer & The G's

The Corkscrew : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.

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

"For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979"

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

Grainy and swirling, yet starkly revealing, images bridge past and present in “For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979.” Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, “For a New World to Come” features approximately 250... More >>

Kirby-West U Photography, Arts

“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

Slim Thug

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. April 4

Slim Thug has been one of Houston’s most charismatic and entrepreneurial MCs for a long time, but the Boss of All Bosses arched one eyebrow toward the history books on 2014’s much-loved Throwback Thursday 2 mixtape, another link in the chain of free-association freestyles dating... More >>

Montrose Music

The Cherry Orchard

Classical Theatre Company : 2:30 p.m. every Sun. from April 8 until April 26; 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. from April 8 until April 26

If you’ve always thought of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard as a tragedy, not the “comedy in four acts” its playwright intended, you can blame the Brits, says Classical Theatre Company’s executive artistic director, John Johnston, whose company is producing the... More >>

Montrose Theater, Arts, Performing Arts

Anthony Sonnenberg: "With Wild Abandon"

Lawndale Art Center : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 18; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. 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

“John Biggers: MAAME”

Redbud Gallery : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from April 4 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

Steve Berry: The Patriot Threat

Murder by the Book : 6:30 p.m. April 6

Yeah, we’re going to say author Steve Berry is pretty good at writing thrillers. His latest book, The Patriot Threat, has bullets flying in the first sentence. Before the end of the first chapter, Cotton Malone, the ex-secret agent at the center of Berry’s series, watches as four... More >>

Kirby-West U Arts, Literary Events, Meet and Greets

“Supernova: Multimedia Group Exhibition”

Fresh Arts : Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until May 9

Texas A&M University’s Department of Visualization advocates changing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics studies in schools) to STEAM by adding the field of art. For “Supernova: Multimedia Group Exhibition,” co-curators Krista Steinke and Sherman Finch... More >>

Heights Arts, Visual Art

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

Future

Arena Theatre : 8:00 p.m. April 12

Atlanta’s Future is hardly the first rapper of the Auto-Tune age to liken himself to Al Pacino’s Scarface character, but his 2011 breakout single, “Tony Montana,” made him one of the most memorable. Born into the highest circles of ATL rap — his cousin is Rico Wade... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Music

House of Blues Gospel Brunch

House of Blues : 1:00 p.m. April 5

Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits! The award-winning Gospel Brunch at House of Blues is a one-of-a-kind live music and dining experience. Guests enjoy an all-you-can-eat Southern style buffet featuring breakfast favorites and Southern specialties. Gospel groups from around the region... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Jazz Jam

Dan Electro's Guitar Bar : 7:00 p.m. every Sun.

There are two primary schools of thought on how to play the blues on guitar: One is to spit up all the notes and hope some of them stick, à la Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray, not to mention the Jonny Lang/Kenny Wayne Shepherd hordes that have seemingly arisen, phoenixlike, from the ashes... More >>

Heights Music

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

Welcome to the Neighborhood: New Asiatown

Kim Son : 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 5 until April 26

Explore one of Houston’s most vibrant and colorful neighborhoods on Discover Houston’s Welcome to the Neighborhood: New Asiatown tour. Sandra Lord, Discover Houston’s owner and lead tour guide, will walk-and-talk you through the area with stops at the Teo Chew Temple, the Hong... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Tours

Ray Wylie Hubbard

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

Simultaneously good-humored and cantankerous as all get-out, Ray Wylie Hubbard is the most genuine Texas groover since the late Sir Douglas Sahm himself. On his past few records — since about 2006’s reptilian Snake Farm, let’s say — the 68-year-old Oklahoma native has... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Houston Turkish Film Festival

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 6:00 p.m. April 4

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston returns with the third edition of its annual Houston Turkish Film Festival. Marian Luntz, MFAH film and video curator, traveled to Turkey last fall and compiled a short list of films in collaboration with colleagues at the Consulate General of Turkey, selecting... More >>

Kirby-West U Film - Festivals, Arts
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