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“Made for Magazines: Iconic 20th Century Photographs”

Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston : 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 10; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until May 4; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until May 4; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 10

Stephen Colbert and Paul Giamatti once explained Life magazine to a Twitter-fed audience this way: Giamatti said it was shiny and made of paper. Colbert said it was like an iPad that you could burn. Life magazine was famous for its provocative photographs, some of which are seen in the exhibit... More >>

Kirby-West U Visual Art, Photography, Arts, Art - Museums

“John Sargent: The Watercolors”

Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston : 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 26; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until May 26; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until May 26; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 26

Though much of his legacy is linked to oil-painting portraiture, American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) spent much of the 20th century creating works in watercolor. More than 90 of those pieces — whose subjects run the gamut from Italian gardens and maritime scenes to lounging... More >>

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

“Ellen Kaplowitz ­ Kingdom of Gold: Photographs of Ghana”

Houston Museum of African American Culture : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 5

The “Ellen Kaplowitz ­ Kingdom of Gold: Photographs of Ghana” exhibit captures images of a rare and elaborate event, the enstoolment of a new king. In this case, it’s the installation of Asantehene Otomfuo Osei Tutu II as King of the Ashanti Kingdom. “I think most... More >>

Third Ward Visual Art, Photography, Arts

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

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

The Music Box Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 3; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 3

If you’ve ever been in love, you’ll recognize something onstage during the Music Box Musicals production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Directed by Jimmy Phillips, the musical comedy revue chronicles the rocky, rocky road to love from the swinging singles scene to... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Anna Christie

Theatre Southwest : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 3

Lisa Schofield directs the Theatre Southwest production of Anna Christie. Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama chronicles a sailor’s reunion with Anna, the adult daughter he has not seen in 20 years. Her father objects when she becomes involved with another sailor,... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Olive and the Bitter Herbs

Theatre Suburbia : 8:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 10; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 27 until May 4

The title character in the comedy Olive and the Bitter Herbs entertains herself by complaining. An elderly, cranky actress best known for her line “Gimme the sausage,” Olive complains a lot and about everything. She complains about her next-door neighbors, a perfectly nice gay... More >>

Outer Loop - NW Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Cock

Obsidian Art Space : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 11; 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 11

Obsidian Art Space and Theater LaB Houston join forces to produce the Southwest premiere of Cock. Michael Bartlett’s comedy/drama features a cast of three men (John and two others known simply as M and F) and a woman (W). A gay couple, John and M, are on a break from their relationship... More >>

Heights Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Communicating Doors

Alley Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Fri. until April 27; 2:30 p.m. every Sat. until April 27; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until April 27

It’s the year 2024, and Phoebe walks through the wrong hotel door and into a world of danger. She meets another woman, Ruella, and together they try to stop someone from being killed, as they flip back and forth through time. Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd, who describes the... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Das Rheingold

Wortham Theater Center : 7:30 p.m. April 26

He’s a god, in fact the ruler of the gods, but he’s got only one eye (he gave the other one up to gain wisdom in a trade that occurred before this opera starts). In Das Rheingold, he’s a rash young man, still far from what Scottish bass-baritone Iain Paterson describes as... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Opera, Music, Arts

“Joan Son: Time Travelers”

C G Jung Educational Center : 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. until April 29; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Fri. until April 29; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 29

Nationally recognized origami artist Joan Son takes her art back to the beginning (in a way) with her “Joan Son: Time Travelers” exhibit currently at the Jung Center of Houston. As a young girl, Son designed dresses for her paper dolls. Her mother saved those early works of art and... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Craft Events, Arts

“Spectra: Work by Adrian Esparza”

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 11; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 11

Mexican-American artist and El Paso native Adrian Esparza creates installations for “Spectra: Work by Adrian Esparza,” now on exhibit at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, by deconstructing everyday, mass-produced items (posters, T-shirts, serapes). He unravels a brightly... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Arts

“Vladimir Frumin and Gennady Meergus: Behind the Mountains”

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas : 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until May 10; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every Sat. until May 10

Photographer Vladimir Frumin’s series Russia 2013 was inspired by a visit to Siberia after 23 years of living abroad. “How had I changed during that time?” he says. “How had my friends changed? I wanted to talk to them and see how we were different.” The... More >>

Kirby-West U Visual Art, Photography, Arts

“Dark Light: The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse”

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 11; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 11

Newly arrived curator Elizabeth Kozlowski (she joined the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft staff just a month ago) was still installing the exhibit “Dark Light: The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse” when we spoke to her. She told us she was struck not only by... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Craft Events, 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

Glover Gill

Continental Club : 8:00 p.m. every Mon.

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

“Collective Reaction”

Station Museum of Contemporary Art : 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 17

Artists from Spain, Iraq, Germany and America are represented in “Collective Reaction,” a photography and video installation exhibition by Station Museum of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the FotoFest 2014 Biennial. The six exhibits that make up “Collective... More >>

Third Ward Visual Art, Photography, Arts
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“Post Persuasion: George Reynolds”

Fresh Arts : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until May 30

The artwork created by George Reynolds may look like advertisements, but the subtle difference is that they are pseudo-ads, not intended to sell anything. Fresh Arts presents “Post Persuasion,” an exhibition of print and video ads created by Reynolds, who has already convinced... More >>

Heights Visual Art, Arts

Paul Ramirez Band

Continental Club : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.

A weekly gig is about the best way for guitarists to hone their craft, and Houston's Paul Ramirez has done just that Wednesday nights at the Continental Club for more than a year now. It pays off in Sex With a Dragon, his debut CD that throws in a little Santana and New Orleans R&B into... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

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

Godspell

Houston Family Arts Center : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until April 27; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 27

Grammy and Academy Award honoree Stephen Schwartz is credited with writing the music and lyrics to Godspell, with John-Michael Tebelak providing the book, but anyone who’s read the Gospel of St. Matthew is sure to recognize the story. Jeff Baldwin directs the musical, with Jared Barnes... More >>

Jersey Village Theater, Performing Arts, Music, Arts

The Miracle Worker

University of St. Thomas : 8:00 p.m. daily until April 26

The inspirational story of blind and mute Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, is chronicled in The Miracle Worker, presented by the University of St. Thomas Fine Arts and Drama Department. Pitied and alternately coddled and ignored by her family, Keller is locked in a silent world... More >>

Montrose Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Classical Theatre Company: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Barn : 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 27; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until April 27

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest closes out the Classical Theatre Company’s 2013-2014 season. The comedy of manners follows two friends, Jack and Algernon, who create alter egos for themselves in an attempt to escape society’s rigid rules. The trouble starts when... More >>

East End Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Really, Really

Freneticore Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 4

Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Really Really has been called the Lord of the Flies for the millennial generation. The comparison might not be strong enough. Really Really seems a much more blistering indictment of society, perhaps because the circumstances are so familiar. Set at an ivy league... More >>

East End Theater, Performing Arts, 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
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