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The Bellamy Brothers

Dosey Doe : 7:30 p.m. October 26

Chances are, subconsciously, you know the entire Bellamy Brothers catalog by heart. That's the magic, for better or worse, of siblings David and Homer's tuneful, mellow country-rock — if such a thing were possible, they would be the Journey of the twanging set. At times the going does get... More >>

Outside Houston Music

Paul Ramirez Band

Continental Club : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.; 9:00 p.m. October 29

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

“In Residence: Work by 2013 Resident Artists”

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

Nightmare on the Bayou

part of Halloween
Party Boy - Nightmare on the Bayou : 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 1; 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily from October 27 until November 1

If you’ve ever wondered what causes all those traffic jams on I-10 and Studemont, look no further than Nightmare on the Bayou. It’s a ridiculously scary haunted house located right next to an old graveyard, and is known as Houston’s only actual haunted house. As in, this place... More >>

Heights Halloween, Family Events, Haunted Houses

“Illustrations of War & Peace by Igor Karash”

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

“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

Something Wicked

part of Halloween
Sam Houston Race Park : 2:00 p.m. October 25; 2:00 p.m. October 26

Quite possibly one of the biggest dance music festivals this city holds, Something Wicked is a bass-lovers dream, but with a wicked Halloween twist. This devilish festival at Sam Houston Racepark is all about dropping the bass and costumery, from the themed stage production to the thundering... More >>

Jersey Village Halloween, Festivals, Music

"Art on the Make: Art & Mingling Threads Annual Juried Exhibit"

Gallery M2 : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 26; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sun. until October 26

Wearable art is the focus of “Art on the Make: Art & Mingling Threads Annual Juried Exhibit.” Cynthia Millis, a professor with Houston Community College who heads the art department at the Southwest campus, was this year’s juror. She selected 70 works by 25 members... More >>

Heights Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

Boo on the Boardwalk

part of Halloween
Kemah Boardwalk : 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Fri. until October 31; 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every Sat. until October 31; 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Sun. until October 31; 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. until October 31

Things will get a bit more eerie in October around the Kemah Boardwalk as the annual Boo on the Boardwalk kicks into high haunted gear. Kemah will come to life with plenty of Halloween-themed fun, and visitors of all ages will be spooked to their heart’s content. The haunting good time... More >>

Clear Lake Haunted Houses, Halloween, Family Events

“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

“Dracula Cemetery Exhibition”

National Museum of Funeral History : 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until October 31; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat. until October 31; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until October 31

The “Dracula Cemetery Exhibition” at the National Museum of Funeral History doesn’t have any actual, authentic relics from Vlad “The Impaler” Tepes, the real-life 15th-century bloodthirsty royal who’s the inspiration for the infamous Dracula character of Bram... More >>

Outer Loop - NW Halloween

Monsters’ Museum of Houston

part of Halloween
Children's Museum of Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until November 2; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 2

Oh no! Monsters on the loose! For three weeks prior to Halloween, the Children’s Museum of Houston will be taken over by some prank-loving monsters, who will transform the place into their makeshift mega-lab. These naughty monsters will be turning the museum upside down, and it’s... More >>

Third Ward Halloween, Family Events, Children's Events

Nightmare on 1960

part of Halloween
Open Location : 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Fri. until November 1; 7:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. every Sat. until November 1

If you want to scare yourself silly, head to Nightmare on 1960. The haunted house is focused on living up to everyone’s worst nightmare — whatever that nightmare may be. Hate clowns? Check. What about faceless, nameless creatures? Check. Chainsaws? Psycho killers? Chupacabras? Yep,... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Haunted Houses, Halloween

Marie Antoinette

Stages Repertory Theatre : 7:30 p.m. every Wed., Thu. until November 2; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until November 2; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 2

We all know the story of Marie Antoinette: spoiled rich queen who got rather severely punished when the people of France got tired of all the partying. Several authors and directors (Sofia Coppola for one) have taken turns retelling her story and playwright David Adjmi is among them. Stages... More >>

River Oaks Theater, Arts

Dracula, The Original Vampire Play

University of Houston : 8:00 p.m. every Fri. until November 2; 8:00 p.m. every Sat. until November 2; 7:30 p.m. every Sun. until November 2; 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until November 2

Calling Dracula, the Original Vampire Play “more of a mystery play than a horror play — though there are elements of each genre circling all the time,” Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd says it’s focused on its characters above all. “These characters are... More >>

Third Ward Theater, Performing Arts, Halloween, Arts

“Jonathan Clark: Tracing Towers”

Houston Public Library - Central Library : 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. until November 28; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until November 28; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 28

Ordinary #2 pencils are the focus of the “Jonathan Clark: Tracing Towers” exhibit. Well, actually, not ordinary #2 pencils. Clark, the gallery and installation assistant at the Rice University Art Gallery, has produced a series of oversize pencils (some stand as tall as... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, 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

40th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival

Texas Renaissance Festival : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until November 30

Dust off your corset and start practicing your Elizabethan accent, because it’s time for the 40th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival. Texas Ren Fest, not only the nation’s largest Renaissance-themed fair but also the most awesome, is open every weekend (including some Fridays). The... More >>

Outside Houston Festivals, 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

Big Ass Blues Jam

The Hideaway On Dunvale : 9:30 p.m. every Tue.; 9:30 p.m. October 28

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

“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

“Robert Hodge: Destroy & Rebuild”

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri. until January 4; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sat. until January 4; 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sun. until January 4; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until January 4

Visual artist Robert Hodge won’t have far to drive when he attends “Robert Hodge: Destroy & Rebuild,” his first ever solo museum show. Hodge grew up in and still has his studio in Third Ward, just a few blocks away from the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The exhibit, is a... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Arts

"CraftTexas 2014"

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until December 24; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 24

Elizabeth Kozlowski, curator at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, says the organization’s newest exhibit, “CraftTexas 2014,” reveals the depth and breadth of talent in the state of Texas. The eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Craft Events, 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

“Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence”

The Menil Collection : 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 15

Very few individuals can say that they’ve changed the world. Even fewer can say that they did it without firing a shot. Mahatma Gandhi, a proponent of nonviolence, did. “Experiments With the Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence,” now on exhibit at The Menil Collection, is... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Photography, Arts
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