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Stupid F##king Bird

Stages Repertory Theatre : Every Sun. until April 12; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until April 12; 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu. until April 12

The Seagull, Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov’s take on life, love and artistic integrity, was first produced in 1896. Almost 120 years later, playwright and director Aaron Posner has adapted the show for modern audiences and named it Stupid F##king Bird. With brief nudity, copious... More >>

River Oaks Theater, Arts, Performing Arts

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

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

Black Narcissus

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. March 30

In co-directors/writers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s Black Narcissus (1947), it’s not the rarefied air of the Himalayas that transforms the staid nuns at their aerie convent into their truer secret selves, but the physical beauty of moviemaking at its most magical. The... More >>

Kirby-West U Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

UH Frontier Fiesta - Cher Lloyd

TDECU Stadium : 10:00 p.m. March 27

Known as “The Cage,” TDECU Stadium is still just getting started as the home of the fightin’ Houston Cougar football team, but UH’s annual spring carnival (which turns 75 years old this year) is the field’s first real opportunity to test its sea legs as a concert... More >>

Third Ward Music

UH Dance Ensemble

University of Houston : 7:30 p.m. daily until March 28; 1:30 p.m. March 29

Sophia Torres, artistic director and founder of Psophonia Dance Company, is not the only person disturbed by the slew of public figures and athletes who have been recently accused of abusing women — but she may be one of the few who have choreographed a dance about it. Torres explains... More >>

Third Ward Dance, Arts

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

Talib Kweli & Immortal Technique

Warehouse Live : 8:00 p.m. April 3

This double bill featuring two of New York’s most vigilant MCs, dubbing themselves “The People’s Champions,” should be a feast for lyric-lovers. Versed in Che Guevara and Malcolm X, Harlem’s Immortal Technique put himself on the map with the two-part Revolutionary... More >>

East End Music

Texas Abstract: Modern | Contemporary Signing

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston : 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. March 28

The Texas Abstract: Modern | Contemporary Signing, featuring more than 30 notable artists from across the state, is easily the most star-studded visual arts gathering of the year. Included are four pioneers of modern art — Gertrude Barnstone, Leila McConnell, Henri Gadbois and Richard... More >>

Kirby-West U Visual Art, Meet and Greets, Arts

Dancing with the Machine

Frenetic Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 4; 2:00 p.m. March 29

The conflict between 21st-century technology and 19th-century morality is at the center of Dancing with the Machine, FrenetiCore Dance’s first full-length narrative production in two years. “[Our current] humanity is in an era of high technological advancement, but socially and... More >>

East End Theater, Performing Arts, Dance, Arts

Hogan & Moss

Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant : 8:00 p.m. March 28

The “old, weird America” — a term coined by former Rolling Stone wordsmith Greil Marcus — has appealed to artists alienated by modern society’s strip-mall sterilization pretty much ever since that society began emerging around 1950. Even more than 60 years on,... More >>

Montrose 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

The Josh Abbott Band

Sam Houston Race Park : 8:00 p.m. March 28

Sam Houston Race Park kicks off its spring concert season with a true alpha dog within the Texas-country pack, one whose bark has grown loud enough that Nashville has taken notice. With last fall’s Tuesday Night EP (Atlantic), the Josh Abbott Band released its first bid to show that what... More >>

Jersey Village Music

Air Sex Championships

Fitzgerald's : 8:00 p.m. March 29

A new hobby is sweeping the nation — it’s part talent contest, part miming, part comedy show and part pornography. Yes, you read that right. Air sex contests are captivating audiences across the country, and Houston’s Annual Air Sex Championships are coming up soon. Brock... More >>

Heights Competitions, Comedy, Adult

“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

Be.Witched Wednesdays

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.; 9:00 p.m. April 1

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

Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 2015

Memorial Park : 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. March 27; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily from March 28 until March 29

Bayou City Art Festival’s featured artist, Gregory Arth, is pretty easygoing when it comes to selecting mediums. “The one that’s on the easel!” he laughs. Working in a variety of formats keeps him interested, he insists. Along with painting on canvas, he’s painted... More >>

Heights Festivals, Arts

Wasi Townsend

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

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

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

"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

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

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts : 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 29; 2:00 p.m. every Sat. until March 29; 8:00 p.m. every Fri. until March 29

It’s the story of the trials of Joseph, the kid who was his father’s favorite out of 12 brothers and had the special coat to prove it, and could see the future through dreams (although somehow he missed that his envious brothers would throw him in a pit and sell him to slavers... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Arts

Adnan Sami

Arena Theatre : 8:00 p.m. March 28

With one of the nation’s largest Indo- and Pakistani-American communities, Houston is a regular stop for some of the world’s leading South Asian performers, but for Adnan Sami, it’s like coming back home. His last U.S. tour sparked a second Houston show due to popular demand;... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Music

Jewel Brown

Sambuca : 6:00 p.m. March 29

After coming out of semi-retirement in 2012 with a magnificent split album with fellow Houston R&B legend Milton Hopkins, Jewel Brown was invited to perform on the main stage of the Chicago Blues Festival. She went on to tour around three continents, a flashback to her days as the featured... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown 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
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