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4th Annual ArCH Film Festival: Architecture Meets Life

Architecture Center Houston : 7:00 p.m. August 21

Michael Galinsky and Suki Hawley spent eight years filming the documentary Battle for Brooklyn. That’s not quite as long as Richard Linklater spent on Boyhood, but it’s still quite an investment. The film, which opens the 4th Annual ArCH Film Festival: Architecture Meets Life, is a... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Film - Festivals, Film, Arts

Rudyard’s 36th Anniversary Show Day 1

Rudyard's : 9:00 p.m. August 22

In August 1978, moviegoers laughed at National Lampoon’s Animal House but the Grease soundtrack ruled the pop charts. The Stones had a No. 1 single with “Miss You,” Devo debuted with Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and a cozy bar soon to be known as “Montrose’s... More >>

Montrose Music

21st Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House

Jones Hall For the Performing Arts : 12:00 p.m. August 24

Downtown’s performing arts companies and venues throw open their doors for the 21st Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House Presented by Bank of America. Perryn Leech, acting board chair of the Houston Downtown Alliance, says, “It is a wonderful op-portunity for us to... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Performing Arts, Arts, Recreation

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Dosey Doe : 7:30 p.m. August 24

Ricky Skaggs is so accomplished that his decade as one of country music’s biggest hit-makers of the ‘80s (“Highway 40 Blues,” “Don’t Cheat In Your Hometown”) counts as a career detour. Now 60, the native of Cordell, Ky., inherited his credentials as... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath

Open Location : 7:00 p.m. August 25

Check out Peter Capaldi as he begins his turn as the 12th Doctor in the Doctor Who Season Premiere: Deep Breath. His selection as the latest incarnation of time-traveling alien hero/symbol of good/all-around good guy is controversial among fans (some thought it was time for a female Doctor and... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

Chelsea Cain: One Kick

Murder by the Book : 6:30 p.m. August 27

We admire Kick Lannigan, the character at the center of Chelsea Cain’s newest thriller One Kick. She’s a trained marksman, experienced escape artist and gifted bomb maker. Oh yeah, and she’s pretty good at knife throwing, lock picking and hand-to-hand combat. We wish we had... More >>

Kirby-West U Arts, Literary Events

Drama in the House: On Approval

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 7:00 p.m. August 21

Clive Brooks’s restored 1944 comedy On Approval caused a sensation at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in L.A., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Film Curator Marian Luntz says. “[When] it became available on 35mm…we just had to [get it on our schedule]!” The film, which... More >>

Kirby-West U Film, Art - Museums

Aries Spears

Improv Comedy Club : 8:00 p.m. August 22; 7:00 p.m. August 23; 7:30 p.m. August 24

Comedian Aries Spears, one of the longest-serving cast members on Fox’s hit late-night comedy series MADtv, isn’t shy. He has an opinion — and a few jokes — about any and everything. And yes, he’s happy to share them with you...for the small price of $25 a ticket.... More >>

Outer Loop - NW Performing Arts, Theater, Adult, Comedy, Arts

Quench

Freneticore Theater : 8:00 p.m. daily from August 22 until August 24; 8:00 p.m. August 25; 8:00 p.m. daily from August 28 until August 30

Can’t make it to the beach? Not to worry, FrenetiCore Dance is bringing the water to you in Quench. Choreographer Rebecca French and her collaborators are reportedly set to explore “the dynamic depths and transcendent nature of water.” (Believe us, it’s going to be much,... More >>

East End Dance, Arts

Paul Ramirez Band

Continental Club : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.; 9:00 p.m. August 27

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

The Old Friends

Alley Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until September 7; 8:00 p.m. every Fri. from August 22 until September 7; 2:30 p.m. every Sat. from August 23 until September 7; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. from August 24 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

“Monica Vidal: CULL”

Texas Southern University : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 28

They are big. They are colorful. And for the “Monica Vidal: Cull” exhibition, they are installed at the University Museum of Texas Southern University. Artist Monica Vidal creates large scale three-dimensional sculptures that are original and vibrant. Her newest installation,... More >>

Third Ward Arts

Take Two: Jaws

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 7:00 p.m. August 22

What Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho did for the shower, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) did for summer swimming. People still get chills looking into the dark depths from the shore, anxious about dipping their feet into the waiting hungry mouth of…boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,... More >>

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

One Direction

NRG Stadium : 7:00 p.m. August 22

We hope the people in charge of Reliant Stadium have checked its structural integrity, because One Direction’s upcoming show there is going to be earth-shakingly loud. It’s true: the biggest boy band on the planet is now touring stadiums, bringing their catchy songs and perfect(ly... More >>

Inner Loop - SW Music

Marshall Crenshaw

Continental Club : 9:00 p.m. August 22

The pride of Festus, Mo., the Bottle Rockets would be the best band you’ve never heard of except, if you’ve ever subscribed to either No Depression magazine or the Bloodshot Records mailing list, you’ve absolutely heard of them and know exactly why they’re so damn good.... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Garfunkel & Oates

House of Blues : 7:00 p.m. August 23

The plight of the second banana is something that has gone almost completely undocumented in pop-music history. Since everybody is looking out for No. 1, why would it be? Now Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci are speaking up for betas everywhere as Garfunkel & Oates, a hilarious folk-pop duo whose... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Shooter Jennings

Redneck Country Club : 8:00 p.m. August 23

Every inch his father Waylon’s son, Shooter Jennings has spent the past decade or so as the proudest renegade in country music, even if his actual music hasn’t always been all that country. But after a sketchy period that found him venturing into left-field psychedelic rock... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Rudyard’s 36th Anniversary Show Day 2

Rudyard's : 10:00 p.m. August 23

In August 1978, moviegoers laughed at National Lampoon’s Animal House but the Grease soundtrack ruled the pop charts. The Stones had a No. 1 single with “Miss You,” Devo debuted with Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and a cozy bar soon to be known as “Montrose’s... More >>

Montrose Music

Aerosmith

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion : 7:30 p.m. August 25

Aerosmith’s reputation has been tarnished by some bad records and worse decision-making over the years, but even that can’t obscure this fundamental truth: In their prime, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry’s Boston bad boys not only lived up to the hype as America’s Rolling... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Buxton

McGonigel's Mucky Duck : 7:30 p.m. August 26

It goes without saying that Buxton is one of Houston's best acts, and has been since we first saw the group play at Avant Garden (then Helios) an embarrassing number of years ago. Though they're generally quiet and laid-back, there's no denying the fire they deliver from the depths of their... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Music

Godspell

A. D. Players : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until August 24; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 24; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until August 24

A.D. Players provides family-oriented theater that entertains, enlightens and inspires, so it’s natural for the company to present the New Testament musical Godspell. Director Kevin Dean reports: “Jesus saw his disciples for what they were: men under construction. The 2012 Godspell... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Theater, Family Events, Arts

"Mexican Masters"

Redbud Gallery : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 31

If you’re a fan of famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and José Orozco, you’ll enjoy seeing their paper works in “Mexican Masters,” currently on exhibition at Redbud Gallery. Gallery Manager Gus Kopriva says, “A highlight of this exhibition is the inclusion... More >>

Heights Visual Art, Arts

"Extreme Bugs"

Houston Zoo : 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 1

We don’t often see red­-tailed bumblebees in Houston, but at the exhibit "Extreme Bugs" not only will there be red­-tailed bumblebees, they’ll be 60 times as large as usual. In “Extreme Bugs,” a family exhibit that will spend the summer at the Houston Zoo, giant... More >>

Kirby-West U Family Events

“Facing Mars”

Johnson Space Center : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until September 1; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until September 1

Get ready to free ­fall 28 feet (while wearing a safety harness, of course), experience simulated reduced gravity and see the effects of microgravity on your face (ah, it ain’t pretty) at the interactive exhibit “Facing Mars”. With our always ­advancing aerospace... More >>

Clear Lake Family Events

Full Gallop

Stages Repertory Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu. until September 14; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until September 14; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until September 14

Diana Vreeland was an American fashion icon for more than 50 years. As a columnist and fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar and then editor for Vogue, the undisputed fashion bible of the era, Vreeland influenced styles, set trends and ran with a very famous crowd (she... More >>

River Oaks Theater, Performing Arts, Arts
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