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Glover Gill

Continental Club : 8:00 p.m. every Mon.; 8:00 p.m. February 9

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

Human Chunks

White Swan : 8:00 p.m. February 6

If you're the sort of metal freak who likes his death growls brutal and his album art horrific, swing on over to the White Swan on Friday to pick up Anatomical Artistic Deviancy, the debut full-length being released by local stomach-churners Human Chunks. Their set is sure to be filled with... More >>

East End Music

Buxton

McGonigel's Mucky Duck : 7:00 p.m. January 30

As entrenched a band as can be found in Houston, Buxton has now notched more than a decade on local stages as their delicate, eerie style of indie-folk has continued to mature and evolve. In early March the band will release Half a Native, their first album since 2012’s Nothing Here Seems... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Music

My Name Is Asher Lev

Obsidian Art Space : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until February 1; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until February 1

Theater LaB Houston’s production of My Name Is Asher Lev, the theater adaptation of Chaim Potok’s poignant novel about a young Jewish painter in post-WWII Brooklyn, finds Lev torn between familial expectations, religious tenets and artistic aspirations. Winner of the Outer Critics... More >>

Heights Arts, Performing Arts, Theater

“Mel Chin: Rematch”

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 19; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 19; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri. until April 19; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. 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

Chubby Checker

Stafford Centre : 8:00 p.m. February 11

“The Twist,” Chubby Checker’s 1960/1962 worldwide smash, has been making people’s hips twitch since the Eisenhower Administration. The former produce clerk from South Philadelphia, who was crooning on the street corners of his hometown by age 11, was one of the first... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Alan Haynes

The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club : 9:00 p.m. January 31

Being a fairly well-known blues guitarist in Austin, Texas, is like being a retired old coot in Coral Springs, Florida. Who in town isn’t? But Alan Haynes stands out thanks to a tireless dedication to the blues and a résumé that’d make even the most well-established... More >>

Kirby-West U Music

"Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River"

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston : 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until February 1; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until February 1

Considered the leading light of French Impressionist art, Claude Monet had a particular fondness for water, actually for a certain body of water. “I have painted the Seine throughout my entire life, at every hour, at every season,” he once said. “I have never tired of it. For... More >>

Kirby-West U Visual Art, Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

Craft Beer Bash

The Caddy Shack Bar & Grill : 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. January 31

Enjoy craft beer courtesy of Southern Star Brewery, No Label Brewery co. and Southern Star Brewery. Chicken will be provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing co. chef Boi Chops of the Chef Boys Club. Beer and chicken are free as long as it lasts. Music is by DJ Act Badd and DJ Vic G. RSVP for free... More >>

Heights Food and Drink, Libations

John Conlee

Dosey Doe : 7:30 p.m. February 14

With Crystal Yates. More >>

Outside Houston Music

Paul Thorn

House of Blues-- Bronze Peacock Room : 8:00 p.m. February 27

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

“Jerome Bel, Wu Tsang, and Haegue Yang. Double Life”

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sat. until March 13; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 13; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri. until March 13; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until March 13

A trio of international artists explore the idea of performance beyond the usual definition of live artists presenting to an audience in “Jérôme Bel, Wu Tsang, and Haegue Yang. Double Life.” The works blur the differences between performing and visual arts, documentary... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Arts, Art - Museums

The Book of Mormon

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until February 8; 8:00 p.m. every Fri. until February 8; 2:00 p.m. every Sat. until February 8; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until February 8

It’s no surprise that a Broadway show put together by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, includes a song with the lyrics “fuck you, God” (“Hasa Diga Eebowai”). That’s just one of the irreverent, outrageous moments in the musical The Book... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

QSeries: LGBTQ Lives On Film - Wildness

part of Rice Cinema
Rice University : 6:00 p.m. February 3

Director Wu Tsang captures the happy party scene inside the Silver Platter, an LGBTQ bar in Los Angeles, in his documentary Wildness. He also captures an ever-present sense of danger menacingly waiting, it seems, right outside its doors. The usual clientele of the Silver Platter, one of the... More >>

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

The Magic Flute

Wortham Theater Center : 7:30 p.m. January 30; 2:00 p.m. February 4; 7:30 p.m. February 7; 7:30 p.m. February 14

When Nicole Heaston, the daughter of a Chicago music teacher, was a child taking piano lessons, she was, well, not very good. But her instructor urged her mother to listen to her daughter as Heaston sang along with her playing. In short order, she became a member of the Chicago Children’s... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts, Performing Arts, Opera

Waiting for Johnny Depp

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts : 3:00 p.m. every Sat. until January 31; 8:00 p.m. every Fri. until January 31

She’s an actress who’s trying desperately to land what she sees as the role of a lifetime — to star in a film with a famous actor. Brooke Wilson stars as New York actress Rita Donatella in the world premiere of Waiting for Johnny Depp, a one-woman musical about someone who... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Nick Greer & The G's

The Corkscrew : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. February 6

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

Don’t Talk to the Actors

Theatre Suburbia : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until February 7; 8:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until February 7

Playwrights dream of making it big and getting their work on Broadway, but in Tom Dudzick’s semi-autobiographical Don’t Talk to the Actors, that dream turns into a nightmare. It’s the story of a playwright and his fiancée who are new to the theater world, where... More >>

Outer Loop - NW Theater, Arts, Performing Arts

Robyn Hitchcock

McGonigel's Mucky Duck : 9:30 p.m. February 6

Robyn Hitchcock’s music mixes in enough British eccentricity and psychedelic pixie dust to rank him as one of alternative pop’s most esteemed elders. Beginning as a folksinger on the UK college circuit, the London native broke through as leader of the Soft Boys, who notched an early... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Music

Madame Butterfly

Wortham Theater Center : 7:30 p.m. January 31; 7:30 p.m. February 6; 2:00 p.m. February 8

The original Madame Butterfly was a two-act disaster that premiered in 1904. Composer Giacomo Puccini hauled it back in and rewrote extensively in time for another try later that year, and in the two years that followed, after another few revisions, came up with the three-hanky classic that... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Opera, Performing Arts, Arts, Theater

Zola Jesus

Fitzgerald's : 7:00 p.m. February 2

Zola Jesus sounds exactly like what she is: a classically trained child prodigy whose high-school favorites included Throbbing Gristle, Swans and Diamanda Galas; the arty drama kid who dreams of playing Coachella someday. If that sounds a little pretentious, it is, but so was Tori Amos, and... More >>

Heights Music

Deep Diver

Super Happy Fun Land : 8:00 p.m. February 10

With Paper Sparrow, Gwen Doll & the Somethin Somethins. More >>

East End Music
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Shay Domann

Main Street Crossing : 6:00 p.m. February 6

Outside Houston Music

Arlo Guthrie

The Grand 1894 Opera House : 5:00 p.m. March 1

Galveston Music
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