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Take Two: Jaws

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 7:00 p.m. August 22

What Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho did for the shower, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) did for summer swimming. People still get chills looking into the dark depths from the shore, anxious about dipping their feet into the waiting hungry mouth of…boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,... More >>

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

Nick Greer & The G's

The Corkscrew : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. August 1

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

Les Miserablés

Houston Family Arts Center : 7:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 3; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 3

The Houston Family Arts Center brings us a home-grown Houston production of the musical Les Misérables with a cast of 40. Les Miz, as it’s known colloquially, chronicles the life of ex-convict Jean Valjean, pursued intensely by Inspector Javert, but includes the touching saga of... More >>

Jersey Village Theater, Performing Arts, Music, Arts

Drama in the House: Barry Lyndon

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 5:00 p.m. August 3

Auteur filmmaker Stanley Kubrick (Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey) is a throwback to Hollywood’s golden age, as much of a cinematic perfectionist as Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford or Cecil B. DeMille. But his movies are always a bit chilly in their clinical... More >>

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

DJ Wes Wallace

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. August 1

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

"The Big Show"

Lawndale Art Center : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until August 9; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat. until August 9

The juror for this year’s “The Big Show” at Lawndale Art Center is Erin Elder, visual art director at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The annual exhibit, started in 1984, features the works of local artists living within 100 miles of Houston. Elder... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Arts

Houston Whatever Fest

Warehouse Live : 11:00 a.m. August 9; 11:00 a.m. August 10

Clearly inspired by Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, this two-day festival operates under the assumption that adding comedy to a music festival not only makes it funnier, it makes it better. Affordable enough that most fans can afford to risk a few acts they don’t know that well (two-day... More >>

East End Music

IFC Premieres: Boyhood

Landmark River Oaks Theatre : 11:00 a.m. daily until August 18

Independent filmmaker Richard Linklater is obsessed with the passage of time. His most famous work is the Before trilogy: Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), and Before Midnight (2013) – all starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as one-night lovers, then, nine years later,... More >>

River Oaks Film, 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

"Mexican Masters"

Redbud Gallery : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from August 2 until August 31

If you’re a fan of famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and José Orozco, you’ll enjoy seeing their paper works in “Mexican Masters,” currently on exhibition at Redbud Gallery. Gallery Manager Gus Kopriva says, “A highlight of this exhibition is the inclusion... More >>

Heights Visual Art, Arts

Speak Easy Jazz Night featuring Free Radicals

AvantGarden : 10:00 p.m. every Mon.; 10:00 p.m. August 11

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

Big Ass Blues Jam

The Hideaway On Dunvale : 9:30 p.m. every Tue.; 9:30 p.m. August 5

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

Analog Blitz

Clutch City Squire : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.; 9:00 p.m. August 6

DJ Danny Chingersen spins an eclectic mix of garage, New Wave, funk, protopunk, soul, dirty blues, glam and more every Wednesday night during Analog Blitz! at friendly downtown bar Clutch City Squire located in the happening Market Square area. Play the bar's Tommy pinball machine while... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music
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“32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition”

Houston Center for Photography : 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Fri. until September 7; 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until September 7; 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu. until September 7

Houston Center for Photography presents the “32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition.” The juror here was Malcolm Daniel, curator of photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, who reviewed nearly 300 entries and selected 38 artists for the exhibit. Three of these —... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Photography, Arts

Triassic Parq: The Musical

The Kaleidoscope : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 9

When genetically cloned primeval creatures (a.k.a. dinosaurs) are confined to a scientific enclave, mutations naturally start to emerge (members of the all-female group of dinos suddenly develop male genitalia). So do conflict and controversy, two problems that can be solved only by breaking... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Music, Arts

Paul Ramirez Band

Continental Club : 9:30 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

"Peter Lucas: Jump Cut"

Art League Houston : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until August 2

Art League Houston is presenting new work by experienced film curator and visual artist Peter Lucas in “Peter Lucas: Jump Cut,” an exhibit of collages, altered media objects and video works. “Jump Cut” includes a multi-screen video installation featuring imagery from... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Arts

The Magna Carta

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily until August 17

Even if your high school history is a bit rusty, you know that the Magna Carta is an important historical document. Often called “The Great Charter,” it’s considered a landmark document that established basic civil liberties. It was the genesis for many of today’s... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events, History

"Following General Sam Houston, 1793 to 1863"

The Heritage Society : 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 2

Historic figure Sam Houston isn’t just a name in a history book. He was a real man who lived, worked and died. In the case of Houston, he spent some of his time in Texas and the events of his life were chronicled by artist and historian Bernhardt Wall including etchings for a pictorial... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown History, Museum Exhibits and Events

Defy Gravity: A Stephen Schwartz Songbook

Obsidian Art Space : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 2

Take “Popular” from the musical Wicked and blend it with “True Love's Kiss” from the film Enchanted and you have some idea of what you can expect at Defy Gravity: A Stephen Schwartz Songbook. Conceived by Michael Bobbitt with musical arrangements by John Cornelius II,... More >>

Heights Theater, Music, Arts

Little Shop of Horrors

Sugar Land Auditorium : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 3; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 3

The musical version of Little Shop of Horrors is based on Roger Corman’s non-musical 1960 low-budget film of the same title that has become a cult classic. The show opened at Manhattan’s Orpheum Theater in the East Village in 1982 and ran for five years, closing in 1987 after 2,209... More >>

Outside Houston Theater, Performing Arts, Music, Arts

17th Annual Festival of Originals

Theatre Southwest : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 2

Some 600 emerging playwrights from across the country were vying for a spot on the 17th Annual Festival of Originals program. Five made it. Mimi Holloway, artistic director for Theatre Southwest, read all of the submissions, narrowing it down to just five. “I look for an eclectic... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Theater, Arts

Pleasant Hill Winery’s 13th Annual Crush for Fun

Pleasant Hill Winery : 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sat. until August 10; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 10

Whenever a retrospective TV show highlights clips from I Love Lucy, you can guarantee they’ll show the one where the girls go to Italy and stomp grapes. Now you can channel your inner Lucy and Ethel (and work your calves at the same time!) at Pleasant Hill Winery’s 13th Annual Crush... More >>

Outside Houston Food and Drink

Fallen Angels

Main Street Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 3; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 3

Two women in the late 1920s are living their expected upper-class lives as wives when they get word that a man from their past is coming to see them. And not just any man, but a French charmer named Maurice whom each of the women had a fling with at different times in their prior lives. The two... More >>

Kirby-West U Theater, Arts

Pump Boys and Dinettes

Texas Repertory Theatre Company : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until August 3; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 3

In 1981, some talented actors/performers put together a show about four gas station attendants and two waitresses. They called it Pump Boys and Dinettes and rode it to off-Broadway and then Broadway, garnering Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations along the way. The show’s lighthearted... More >>

Jersey Village Theater, Performing Arts, Arts
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