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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

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

Der fliegende Holländer

Landmark River Oaks Theatre : 11:00 a.m. March 29

Wagner probably never imagined the implications of technology for his concept of gesamtkunstwerk, or total artwork. The height of this was opera, which incorporates music, visual art, costuming, acting and more. Now the cinema is part of that idea as Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer... More >>

River Oaks Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

“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

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

"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

UH Frontier Fiesta - Schoolboy Q

TDECU Stadium : 9:00 p.m. March 28

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

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

Nick Greer & The G's

The Corkscrew : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. March 27

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

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

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

DJ Wes Wallace

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. March 27

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

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

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

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

Datsik

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

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

Murder by Natural Causes

Theatre Suburbia : 8:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until March 28

Before reality TV and Real Housewives of Whatever, the small screen was filled with such as Columbo, Mannix, McCloud and Murder She Wrote. Created, written and produced by William Link and Richard Levinson, these on-air series fed America’s fascination with murder and mystery. The... More >>

Outer Loop - NW Arts, Theater, Performing Arts

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

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

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
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Steely Dan

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion : 6:30 p.m. July 18

With Elvis Costello & the Imposters. More >>

Outside Houston Music

Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Grand 1894 Opera House : 8:00 p.m. March 27

With Aoife O’ Donovan. More >>

Galveston Music

The Captain Legendary Band

Dosey Doe Music Cafe : 8:30 p.m. April 4

With Mark Jones. More >>

Conroe Music
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