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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

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

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

Museum of Dysfunction VII: A Showcase of Shorts

Studio 101 : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 4

Houston theater lovers will recognize several of the playwrights with new works at the Museum of Dysfunction VII: A Showcase of Shorts, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company’s upcoming annual short-play festival. Michael Weems, L. Robert Westeen and Leighza Walker along with Elizabeth... More >>

Heights Arts, Theater, Performing 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

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


Stereo Live : 9:00 p.m. April 3

It’s pretty easy to keep your travel costs down if you’re a DJ, if that’s what you’re into. A laptop, a flash drive or two, a change of clothes and a backpack can have you pretty much set for a weekend of flights and shows; let the clubs worry about confetti. And while... More >>

Galleria 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

Big Ass Blues Jam

The Hideaway On Dunvale : 9:30 p.m. every Tue.; 9:30 p.m. March 31

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

“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

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

Glover Gill

Continental Club : 8:00 p.m. every Mon.; 8:00 p.m. March 30

Every Glover Gill song tells a story. Like a good book or movie, it grabs you at the beginning, sinks its hooks into you near the middle and gives you at least one good surprise before coming to an end. And without the vocals or lyrics, either. Quite the scholarly musician, Glover Gill studied... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown 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

DJ Wes Wallace

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

There aren’t many places inside the Houston city limits where you can see a guy dressed up like a goth George Washington nursing a dirt cheap Long Island Iced Tea and shadow-dancing, but such is the reality at “Classic Numbers” every Friday at well, Numbers off Westheimer. The... More >>

Montrose 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

Beetle (Beatles Tribute)

Continental Club : 7:00 p.m. every Thu.; 7:00 p.m. April 2

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

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

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

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

“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


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

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

“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

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

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
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