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Paul Ramirez Band

Continental Club : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.; 9:00 p.m. September 24

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

Glover Gill

Continental Club : 8:00 p.m. every Mon.; 8:00 p.m. September 22

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

Big Ass Blues Jam

The Hideaway On Dunvale : 9:30 p.m. every Tue.; 9:30 p.m. September 23

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

“The Left Bank on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art and Theater in 1930s Houston”

University of Houston - Downtown : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until October 16; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat. until October 16

The 1930s in Houston were exciting times for theater and art. Margo Jones, later a major factor in the success of Tennessee Williams, began serving in 1936 as assistant director of the Federal Theatre in Houston, and founded and directed the Houston Community Theatre. In 1938, a group of... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Arts

“Illustrations of War & Peace by Igor Karash”

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas : 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every Sat. until November 29; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until November 29

See Leo Tolstoy’s most famous work from a new perspective at the “Illustrations of War & Peace by Igor Karash” exhibit. An award-winning artist, the Azerbaijan-born Karash created the illustrations for an upcoming reprint of the novel. Karash has worked with theater companies... More >>

Kirby-West U Arts, Visual Art

Happy Hour

McGonigel's Mucky Duck : 6:00 p.m. every Sun. until September 28

Catch the world premiere of Joe Barnes’s Happy Hour — the Play. The action is simple — and hilarious. Four weary co-workers from a local mega-store go out for a well-deserved happy hour. (Chelsea Aldrich, Deborah Anderson, Cheramie Hopper and Tari Moon portray the thirsty,... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

“Ground Zero 360: Never Forget”

Holocaust Museum Houston : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until January 11; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until January 11

As the assassination of President John Kennedy was for a previous generation, the 9/11 attacks became a dividing line. There was life before the attacks; there was life after the attacks. And there was that one moment between the two when people first learned what was going on. It wasn’t... More >>

Third Ward Photography, Arts

“Jorge Marín: Wings of the City”

Discovery Green Conservancy : 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily until February 8

Discovery Green adds a bit more excitement to the air when it becomes the temporary home to nine magnificent bronze sculptures by famed Mexican artist Jorge Marín. The exhibit, titled “Wings of the City,” brings not only the stunning statues — which are molded to... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Outdoors, Arts

“Life: Survivor Portraits”

Holocaust Museum Houston : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until October 12; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until October 12

While the subject matter of “Life: Survivor Portraits” may be a bit dark, the true meaning behind this series by Kelly Lee Webeck is celebration. The portrait series celebrates Holocaust Museum Houston’s 18th year, as well as the lives of Holocaust survivors. It’s a... More >>

Third Ward Photography, Arts

“Sandria Hu: Archeological Dress”

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. until December 13; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Thu. until December 13

It was a child’s christening gown that inspired the exhibit “Sandria Hu: Archeological Dress.” Hu, a professor of art at the University of Houston — Clear Lake, was a Fulbright Scholar in the mid-1980s. As part of her research, Hu participated in archaeological... More >>

Outside Houston Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

“The Rural Family Funeral Home”

National Museum of Funeral History : 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily until September 25

The National Museum of Funeral History is way more fun than it gets credit for, and proves that in its newest exhibit, “The Rural Family Funeral Home.” After all, who isn’t at least sort of interested in what happens when they’re kickin’ up daisies? This exhibit... More >>

Outer Loop - NW Family Events

Victor/Victoria

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until September 28; 8:00 p.m. every Fri. from September 19 until September 28; 2:00 p.m. every Sat. from September 20 until September 28; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. from September 21 until September 28

A survival plan born of mutual desperation is at the heart of the gender-bending musical Victor/Victoria, now at the Hobby Center for the Performing arts as the Theatre Under the Stars’ 2014-15 season opener. Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) is here to play... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Music, Arts

“National Geographic’s Real Pirates”

Moody Gardens : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily until September 28

To an entire generation, the word “pirate” brings to mind an effete but basically harmless Johnny Depp with historically inaccurate eyeliner acting like a drunk Keith Richards. The true scalawags of the seas were a bit more dangerous. The exhibit “National Geographic’s... More >>

Galveston Museum Exhibits and Events, Family Events

Nick Greer & The G's

The Corkscrew : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.

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

“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. 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

“Urban Asia: Kirk Pedersen”

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

“Right Here, Right Now: Houston”

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sat. until November 30; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 30; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri. until November 30; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. 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
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The 39 Steps

A. D. Players : 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until October 5; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until October 5; 7:30 p.m. every Thu. until October 5; 2:30 p.m. September 27

The adventure story The 39 Steps, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935, has been converted into a fast-paced, amusing spoof in which four actors portray all the 100 or so characters. Alfred Hitchcock said, “What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out?” Steps director... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Waiting for Othello and Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief

Company OnStage : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until September 20; 8:00 p.m. September 18

William Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello is treated with amusing irreverence in two one-acts. Waiting for Othello by local playwright Bryan Maynard, imagines a prologue scene, set in a tavern and occurring just before the play itself opens. A Play About a Handkerchief, by the prize-winning... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

The God Game

Studio 101 : 7:30 p.m. every Thu. until September 20; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until September 20

Tom is a young rising political star, a moderate Republican senator. He is approached by Matt, an old family friend who works for a right-wing presidential candidate. The offer is made: Would he like to join the ticket as the vice presidential nominee? “There’s just one... More >>

Heights Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

“In Residence: Work by 2013 Resident Artists”

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until November 9; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until November 9

The eight women currently in residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft — Christina Carfora, Paris Jomadiao, Grace Zuniga, Lauren Salazar, Caitie Sellers, Delaney Smith, Kamila Szczesna and Demitra Thomloudis — exhibit their latest creations in the group show “In... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts

Always a Bridesmaid

Theatre Suburbia : 8:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until October 12; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. from September 28 until October 5

In Always a Bridesmaid, it’s senior prom night and four friends promise to be in each other’s weddings no matter what. It’s a vow that comes back to haunt them. Now it’s some 30 years later and just as they promised, the four are making “the long walk” for... More >>

Outer Loop - NW Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

DJ Sun

The Flat : 9:00 p.m. every Mon.

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

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

Secret Lives of the Stars

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun.

Don’t let the title Secret Lives of Stars fool you: This has nothing to do with Hollywood gossip. Instead, this planetarium special is all about the stars in the night sky, from the massive to the tiny. Poor things … they don’t know they’re all doomed. Our own Sun will... More >>

Kirby-West U Planetariums, Family Events
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