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Laugh My Ass Off (LMAO) Comedy Tour

Arena Theatre : 8:00 p.m. August 30

We don’t envy comedian Tony Rock. His brother, Chris Rock, is one of the funniest people on the planet; fans fill huge arenas to catch his live shows. Tony, on the other hand, stars in mostly straight-to-DVD films like The Redemption of a Dog and C’mon Man (we’ve never heard... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Arts, Comedy

Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion : 8:00 p.m. August 30

End the summer on a high note at the family-friendly Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies. The Houston Symphony will, of course, be pulling out all the cartoon-laden stops for the show. And that means you should, too, so be prepared to belt out the tunes from those classic Disney... More >>

Outside Houston Performing Arts, Music, Family Events, Arts

Amazing Houston Comic Con

George R. Brown Convention Center : 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. August 29; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. August 30; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. August 31

Houston has several new pop-culture conventions coming to town. We just had The Houston Con, a new entry from people previously involved with Space City Con. Now it’s Amazing Houston Comic Con, and organizers are bringing in some big guns to make an impression. DC Comic co-publisher and... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Expos

“Right Here, Right Now: Houston”

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston : 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sun. from August 30 until November 30; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sat. from August 30 until November 30; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. from August 30 until November 30; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri. from August 30 until November 30

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston celebrates Houston’s vibrant creative community with “Right Here, Right Now: Houston,” solo installations by local artists Debra Barrera, Nathaniel Donnett and Carrie Marie Schneider. Barrera’s Avalon explores movement, travel and... More >>

Montrose Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

“Stories About Place: Gustavo Bonevardi, Dias & Riedweg, Cesar González, Liliana Porter, Melanie Smith”

Sicardi Gallery : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from August 30 until October 25

Location is everything. It’s true in real estate, and it’s true in the artwork being shown in “Stories About Place: Gustavo Bonevardi, Dias & Riedweg, Cesar González, Liliana Porter, Melanie Smith,” now on exhibit at Sicardi Gallery. Gustavo Bonevardi, fascinated... More >>

Montrose Arts

The Old Friends

Alley Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until September 7; 8:00 p.m. every Fri. until September 7; 2:30 p.m. every Sat. until September 7; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until September 7

There’s the usual rivalries and Gothic relationships between families and friends. Yet the characters are more jet-set swingers than salt of the earth — even when they call the fictional town of Harrison, Texas, home. Acclaimed playwright Horton Foote was venturing pretty far afield... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Arts

Finding Fela!

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 7:00 p.m. daily until August 30; 5:00 p.m. August 31

We like to “watch” movies rather than “listen” to them, but Finding Fela is an exception. We can close our eyes and “listen” to Finding Fela and get the documentary’s full message. Fela Kuti was the founder of the Afrobeat music genre and as such... More >>

Kirby-West U Film - Repertory and Special Screenings, Arts

“Urban Asia: Kirk Pedersen”

Asia Society Texas Center : 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from September 3 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

Truffaut on Childhood: The 400 Blows

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 1:00 p.m. September 1; 7:00 p.m. September 5; 7:00 p.m. September 6; 5:00 p.m. September 7

Famed filmmaker François Truffaut made his feature debut in 1959 with the stunning The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups). Now considered a French New Wave-era masterpiece, the film launches the series Truffaut: On Childhood, a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the filmmaker’s... More >>

Kirby-West U Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

Dark Matter: Evidence of Things Unseen

The Barn : 8:00 p.m. daily until August 30; 8:00 p.m. daily from September 4 until September 6

NobleMotion Dance, one of our favorite performing arts companies, premieres its latest evening-length program, Dark Matter: Evidence of Things Unseen. Inspired by Einstein’s theory of relativity, Darwin’s theory of natural selection and the Holy Bible, Dark Matter explores such... More >>

East End Performing Arts, Dance, Arts

DJ Sun

The Flat : 9:00 p.m. every Mon.; 9:00 p.m. September 1

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

Better Than Ezra

House of Blues : 7:30 p.m. August 29

Almost everyone remembers Better Than Ezra from “Good,” their 1995 hit that helped beat back rock’s tide of post-grunge gloom and opened the door for similar guitar-pop bands like Matchbox 20, Fastball and Vertical Horizon. But while “Good” may be the headline,... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

August Alsina

Warehouse Live : 8:00 p.m. August 29

This show has already sold out, so time to hit up the “secondary market.” But August Alsina is that hot, no thanks to rumors that he’s now dating Nicki Minaj. She’s definitely a fan of the New Orleans-bred singer’s “No Love” single, because she appears... More >>

East End Music

Dimefest 8

BFE Rock Club : 6:00 p.m. August 30

Local metal bands pay tribute to fallen Metal Gods “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott and Ronnie James Dio at the 8th Annual Dimefest. The founding Pantera guitarist was tragically shot and killed onstage back in 2004 while playing with Damageplan, which he formed with his brother, drummer... More >>

Jersey Village Music

Hamilton Loomis

Main Street Crossing : 8:00 p.m. August 30

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 >>

Outside Houston Music

Luther & The Healers

Shakespeare Pub : 9:30 p.m. August 30

If you're not privy to Houston blues staples Luther & the Healers, it's about time you were. They're mainstays around here for a reason, namely soulful vocals; howling guitar licks; and a thick, steady bass groove. Experts at their craft, the Healers incorporate the sounds of blues hotspots... More >>

Memorial Music

KISS & Def Leppard

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion : 7:00 p.m. August 31

If there’s a better summer arena/amphitheater tour by aging glam-rockers out there somewhere, it hasn’t surfaced yet — and we’re quickly running out of summer. Neither KISS nor Def Leppard needs much of an introduction, and fans know they’ll be getting plenty of... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Kentucky Headhunters

Dosey Doe : 7:30 p.m. August 31

It seems like another lifetime ago that the Kentucky Headhunters were among Nashville’s leading rabble-rousers, but it’s still easy enough to detect a shot or two of the quartet’s bourbon in latter-day stars from Florida Georgia Line to Cadillac Three. Formed in Edmonton,... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Main Street Crossing : 8:00 p.m. September 3

Ray Wylie Hubbard likes to live by words he eventually set to music in the song “Mother Blues” from his 2012 album The Grifters’ Hymnal: “The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, well, I have really good days.” The 67-year-old iconoclastic... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Sucré

Fitzgerald's : 8:00 p.m. September 4

Tyler’s Eisley is one of the more unusual Texas acts to emerge out of the ’00s, a group of school-age siblings from the Piney Woods whose lush, eerie folk-pop was embraced by the indie world all the same. The members are all grown up now, and while Eisley is still very much a going... More >>

Heights Music

Jason Mraz

Cullen Performance Hall : 8:00 p.m. September 5

Head out to the UH campus for a night of cutesy rock jams from one of the dearest singer-songwriters to hit the industry since at least Tiny Tim. Jason Mraz is like catnip for girls, and usually makes boys shrug in confusion. Even still, we turn up the volume when his "I'm Yours" comes on the... More >>

Third Ward Music

NEEDTOBREATHE

Bayou Music Center : 8:30 p.m. September 5

Without a whole lot of fanfare, South Carolina’s NEEDTOBREATHE is probably the first band since Switchfoot to fully cross over from contemporary Christian music into the mainstream; beyond even that, they’ve become one of the biggest rock groups of the 21st century, period. Since... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

The Invincible Czars

Rudyard's : 9:00 p.m. September 5

It's always interesting to see what the Invincible Czars will get up to next. In the past, the Austin art-rockers with the revolving-door membership have released anything from distinctive versions of Tchaikovsky's "1812" overture and Nutcracker Suite to copious original works with a little bit... More >>

Montrose Music

Micky & the Motorcars

Cypress Saloon : 8:00 p.m. September 6

Steered by the youngest two brothers of the same Austin-via-Idaho clan that spawned regional stars Reckless Kelly, Micky & the Motorcars share a relentless road-dog ethic and Joe Ely/Steve Earle rockin'-country sensibility, but are hardly a carbon copy. Since debuting in 2003 with the... More >>

Cypress Music

Danseparc - The Wedding Party

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. September 6

Eons before Houston was universally acknowledged as the hipster paradise we all know today (psych), the folks behind Danceparc made it their mission to give Bayou City crowds a night of music they could dance to and still respect themselves in the morning. Some 12 years ago, Shoe Latif and a... More >>

Montrose Music
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