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“Painting in the Texas Tradition: Contemporary Texas Regionalism”

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. until May 16; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Thu. until May 16

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts and Williams Reaves Fine Art Gallery team up to present “Painting in the Texas Tradition: Contemporary Texas Regionalism.” The exhibition features work from 15 of the state’s most established regionalist artists, whose paintings, drawings... More >>

Outside Houston Visual Art, Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

Helmet "Betty" 20th Anniversary Show

Fitzgerald's : 8:00 p.m. March 4

Both perfectly of the moment and somewhat ahead of its time, Helmet’s Betty still sounds as if it could have been released yesterday. Flirting with both metal and hardcore but never quite crossing the line, Betty struck the perfect balance between guitar aggression, rhythmic complexity... More >>

Heights Music

Mystery Loves Company CD Release

Rudyard's : 6:00 p.m. February 28

Houston’s Mystery Loves Company go a long way to pre-emptively stake out their music as unique by labeling it “chamber rock,” but the cello and clarinet that dominate most of their songs close the deal. Carlos Machado and Madeline Herdeman’s dynamic vocal interplay... More >>

Montrose Music

River Oaks Theatre Special Presentation - Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: The Duchess of Malfi

Landmark River Oaks Theatre : 7:00 p.m. February 26

The widowed Duchess of Malfi wants to marry Antonio. But her family's strongly opposed to the marriage. When they discover that the Duchess and Antonio have married in secret and that she's pregnant, they launch a ruthless plan of revenge. Gemma Arterton appears as the Duchess. This... More >>

River Oaks Theater, Film - Repertory and Special Screenings, Arts

Much Ado About Nothing

Stage Door Inc. : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until March 15; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until March 15

Last year’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Pasadena’s Stage Door Inc. was well-received, so it was no surprise the company choose another Shakespearean play for this season. “This year, we chose to go with…[Much Ado About Nothing], and, as the... More >>

Pasadena Performing Arts, Theater, Arts

Ledisi

Bayou Music Center : 8:00 p.m. March 4

After last year’s The Truth cracked Billboard’s R&B Albums Top 10 and got her a Grammy nomination for “Like This,” Ledisi can now be seen on the big screen as gospel great Mahalia Jackson in Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated Selma. That by itself should tell you what... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

House of Blues Gospel Brunch

House of Blues : 1:00 p.m. March 22; 1:00 p.m. April 5

Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits! The award-winning Gospel Brunch at House of Blues is a one-of-a-kind live music and dining experience. Guests enjoy an all-you-can-eat Southern style buffet featuring breakfast favorites and Southern specialties. Gospel groups from around the region... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Be.Witched Wednesdays

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.; 9:00 p.m. March 11

Houston's only night to hear the most sinister subgenres of alternative music all in one place, Be.Witched Wednesdays is a lot more than Siousxie & the Banshees, the Cure and Bauhaus -- not that they'd ever skimp on such cornerstones, either. DJs Damon Allen and FrankiFranki (and their guests)... More >>

Montrose Music

“Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait”

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until January 30; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until January 30; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until January 30; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until January 30

Houstonians get an expanded look at the treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s holdings of Middle Eastern and Asian art in the new exhibit “Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait.” A smaller exhibit with some 67 articles and artifacts... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

Annual African American Music Gala 2015: Duke, Dett and Three Premieres

Christ Church Cathedral : 4:00 p.m. March 1

Roland Carter, guest conductor for the Annual African American Music Gala 2015: Duke, Dett and Three Premieres, chose to honor Duke Ellington in this year’s program, in part to mark the 50th anniversary of Ellington’s “A Concert of Sacred Music.” (The piece premiered in... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music, Black History Month, Arts

Cold War Kids

House of Blues : 8:00 p.m. March 5

The Cold War Kids almost set themselves up for a fall when 2006 debut Robbers & Cowards launched one of the decade’s definitive indie-rock singles in “Hang Me Up to Dry.” Rather than follow up quickly with another record that further crystallized their sound, the Long... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Paul Thorn

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

Downtown/ Midtown Music

2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade

Open Location : 10:00 a.m. February 28

Trailriders, marching bands, color guards, local celebrities and dancing girls — they’ll all share the spotlight at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade. A Houston tradition for more than 75 years, the parade is the kickoff to the three-week-long rodeo that seems to take... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Parades, Family Events

“Amazing Universe: The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not®”

Space Center Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until April 26; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until April 26

How do you measure up against Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man? Have you ever seen a model replica of the International Space Station made entirely out of matchsticks? Or a portrait of Albert Einstein made of toast? How about the world’s smallest production automobile?... More >>

Clear Lake Family Events, Museum Exhibits and Events

The Blackest Shore

The Catastrophic Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until March 7

Stuart is a high school student who has decided to make a movie, with graphic violence, extreme sex and the walking dead. It’s “a kind of vampire overlord thing,” says actor Josh Morrison, who plays Craig, the latest love interest of Stuart’s mom and the man who’s... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, 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

Jan Jarboe Russell: The Train to Crystal City

Brazos Bookstore : 7:00 p.m. February 26

It’s a little known and dark episode in Texas history: the WWII family internment camp in Crystal City. Thousands of German and Japanese immigrants — and their American-born children — were held in the Crystal City facility, deep in South Texas. Jan Jarboe Russell, a... More >>

Kirby-West U Arts, Literary Events

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

"Shark!"

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily until March 22

“Sharks are misunderstood,” says Wes Tunnell, curator of marine biology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this claim, but we have to admit, we’ve been slow to warm to the idea. That’s where “Shark!” a... More >>

Kirby-West U Nature, Museum Exhibits and Events, Family Events

Above & Beyond

Bayou Music Center : 7:30 p.m. March 7

If you’re a Houston trance-music fan, Above & Beyond’s return has probably been circled on your calendar since about five seconds after it was announced. Yes, Bayou Music Center may not be Madison Square Garden, where the group played last year to celebrate episode 100 of their... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Movies Houstonians Love: Robert Earl Keen presents Being There

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 7:00 p.m. March 2

Americana musician Robert Earl Keen and the late British actor Peter Sellers might seem an odd couple, but the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston features both during Movies Houstonians Love: Robert Earl Keen presents Being There. Hal Ashby’s 1979 film follows a simple-minded gardener fittingly... More >>

Kirby-West U Film, Arts

World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

NRG Park : 2:00 p.m. February 27

Never mind the Hideout during the rodeo itself, but critics who gripe that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo embraces the likes of Fall Out Boy at the expense of the boot-scootin’ talent in its own backyard must have overlooked the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. This... More >>

Inner Loop - SW Music

Glover Gill

Continental Club : 8:00 p.m. every Mon.; 8:00 p.m. March 2

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

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

Free Radicals

AvantGarden : 10:00 p.m. every Mon.; 10:00 p.m. March 9

Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz or Latin funk, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much experience at this point that he has very much... More >>

Montrose Music
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