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Be.Witched Wednesdays

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.

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

Sir Elton John

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion : 6:30 p.m. May 1

Sir Elton John’s list of accomplishments is as big as his wardrobe, so we’ll spare you the introductions. The 68-year-old superstar is coming off another run of “Million Dollar Piano” shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas (where he will return in October)... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Beetle (Beatles Tribute)

Continental Club : 7:00 p.m. every Thu.

Every Thursday, Houstonians of all drinking ages twist and shout through Beetle's three-hour magical mystery happy hour set. Covering every single stop along the Fab Four's pop odyssey, the weekly event has a devoted following, which means the Continental Club's dance floor can get crowded. Get... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)

Wortham Theater Center : 6:00 p.m. April 25; 6:00 p.m. April 30; 2:00 p.m. May 3

In composer Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), Brünnhilde is the favorite daughter of the god Wotan (Odin) as well as a Valkyrie, one of the women who according to Norse myth determine who lives or dies in battle. In this, the second of the four operas that make up The... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts, Theater, Performing Arts, Opera

“China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery Of Sanxingdui”

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily

The accidental finds at Sanxingdui in China have been called one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Uncovered by construction workers in 1986, the treasured artifacts dating back to 1800 B.C. make up “China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery Of... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events

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

“American Modern: Works from the Collection of Alice C. Simkins”

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston : 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until July 19; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until July 19; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until July 19; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until July 19

Noted philanthropist and museum professional Alice C. Simkins first began collecting art in the mid-1970s. Forty years later, that private collection includes pivotal pieces from American artists of the early 20th century; a select group of these works is on display in the exhibit... More >>

Kirby-West U 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

A Fistful Of Soul

Big Top Lounge : 10:00 p.m. third Fri. of every month

Since the turn of the decade, the collective of DJs who call themselves A Fistful of Soul have become one of the Houston music scene’s true feel-good success stories. What began as a small group of collectors who enjoyed seeking out rare soul/R&B 45s , which they played for their friends... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Matt & Kim

House of Blues : 7:00 p.m. April 25

Now supporting fifth album New Glow, Matt & Kim are one of the most beloved couples in indie-rock for a number of reasons: their boundless energy onstage; songs brimming with positivity and fun, driven by Kim’s almost childlike energy on drums; a hyper-approachable attitude toward their... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Bad Jews

Jewish Community Center : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until May 3; 8:00 p.m. every Sat. until May 3; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 3

Two warring cousins are at the heart of Bad Jews. One is Daphna, fresh from Israel with her boyfriend, an Israeli soldier. Daphna “knows what she wants in life. She’s very opinionated and very strong-willed…anything that comes to her head will come out of her mouth…She... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Arts, Theater, Performing Arts

The Cherry Orchard

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

Voices of the Spirit 5

Asia Society Texas Center : 7:30 p.m. April 25; 3:00 p.m. April 26

Get ready to be moved when Houston Arts Alliance offers up Voices of the Spirit 5 this weekend. The annual concert, which focuses on the faith music of four very different cultures, was originally conceived as a component of HAA’s Sacred Songs, Sacred Sites. “That program, which was... More >>

Greenway Plaza Music, Arts

Wizkid

Ayva Center : 8:00 p.m. May 6

Still relatively unknown in the U.S., the Nigerian musician known as WizKid started his career at age 11 and is the first African star to reach 1 million Twitter followers. Now 24, he signed with Nigerian mogul Banky W.’s Empire Mates Entertainment at age 19, and by 2013 was named No. 5... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Music

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Wortham Theater Center : 2:00 p.m. April 26; 7:30 p.m. April 29; 7:30 p.m. May 2; 7:30 p.m. May 8; 7:30 p.m. May 9

With her pastry shop on the decline and the prospect of a life sinking even further into poverty, Mrs. Lovett decides upon drastic, gruesome measures to keep her business going and to try to improve her fortunes in life. Yes, it’s Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Opera, Arts

The Who

Toyota Center : 7:30 p.m. April 29

Only a handful of other bands can touch The Who in terms of catalog or influence, and their overarching message — see me, feel me — has long since come to embody rock and roll itself. Born of London’s style-obsessed mod culture in the mid-1960s, the early Who had the audacity... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

“Amazing Universe: The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not®”

Space Center Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until April 26

How do you measure up against Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man? Have you ever seen a model replica of the International Space Station made entirely out of matchsticks? Or a portrait of Albert Einstein made of toast? How about the world’s smallest production automobile?... More >>

Clear Lake Museum Exhibits and Events, Family Events

Bob Dylan

Bayou Music Center : 7:00 p.m. May 5

It says something that Bob Dylan is playing a venue that can hold fewer than 3,000 people; namely, that his time as a pop star is long in the past while his legend continues to grow and his work ethic never tires. Most fans who have stuck with him this long know the rules of Dylan in concert:... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

“Wildlife Photographer of the Year”

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily until May 31

Tiny silver fish swim among purple underwater plants that are reaching through green water, stretching for the sunlight in Christian Vizl’s Glimpse of the Underworld. It’s just one of the 100 images that make up the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year” exhibit at the... More >>

Kirby-West U Photography, Arts

Big Ass Blues Jam

The Hideaway On Dunvale : 9:30 p.m. every Tue.; 9:30 p.m. April 28

We got to partake in the pleasure that is the Hideaway on Dunvale for steak night one Tuesday, and it included the magical blues stylings of Rick Lee & The Night Owls. Lee and his band do ZZ Top, Bobby "Blue" Bland and B.B. King covers. The Hideaway is a ways out of the Inner Loop, but don't... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Music

“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

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

"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

Welcome to the Neighborhood: New Asiatown

Kim Son : 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. 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

Walk the Moon

House of Blues : 7:30 p.m. April 30

Cincinnati’s Walk the Moon have so much ’80s in them that if Netflix ever wants to do an original series styled after the John Hughes oeuvre, this is the band to do the sound track. Alongside other contemporary retro-revivalists like Neon Trees, the Killers and Bad Suns, the quartet... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music
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