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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

Fallen Angels

Main Street Theater : 7:30 p.m. every Thu. until August 3; 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

All in the Timing

Alley Kat Bar & Lounge : 7:00 p.m. daily from July 24 until July 27

The Landing Theatre Company's latest production, David Ivens' All in the Timing, has a short run – just nine performances. Director Paige Kiliany tells us, “I want our audiences to know that this is a classic show but we're presenting it in a very modern, exciting way.” She... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts, Theater

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

"Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine"

Asia Society Texas Center : 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 14

Works by two artists, separated widely by time and culture, but linked by devotion to the depiction of Indian deities, come together in “Transcendent Deities of India: The Everyday Occurrence of the Divine.” The first is a series of vibrant photographs by Brooklyn-based Indian... More >>

Greenway Plaza Visual Art, Photography, Arts

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

“Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces”

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

Houstonians get the chance to ogle some 150 pieces of spectacular jewelry worn by such Hollywood legends as Sophia Loren, Ingrid Bergman and Grace Kelly, along with pieces once owned by Elizabeth Taylor, at “Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces” the exhibition. Bulgari necklaces from... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events

High Standards: The American Songbook

The Music Box Theater : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until July 26

The term “high standards” in the title of Music Box Theater’s newest production, High Standards: The American Songbook, refers to the show’s music. The term can apply equally well to the remarkable group of singers/actors that forms the Music Box’s resident... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Performing Arts, Music, Arts

“Beyond Graphite: Fab 15 + Performance”

The G Gallery : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until July 25

G gallery, in conjunction with ArtHouston 2014, presents the exhibit “Beyond Graphite: Fab 15 + Performance,” which includes established artists but also provides an opportunity to see the work of emerging artists. Catherine D. Anspon of PaperCity curated the exhibition, and... More >>

Heights Arts

"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

"Summer of Epic Adventure: The Sequel"

Children's Museum of Houston : 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily until August 31

With superheroes of all sorts, shapes, colors and cuts of cape crowding movie theaters this summer, it’s not surprising that champions of a more scientific kind will make their debut during the Children’s Museum of Houston’s “Summer of Epic Adventure: The Sequel.”... More >>

Third Ward Family Events

''Fabergé: A Brilliant Vision''

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

The luxurious splendor and artistic style bejeweled Fabergé eggs became synonymous with Imperial Russia and the ruling Romanov family, and were a popular gift item among Europe's elite back in the day. More than 350 eggs and other objects—all from the private McFerrin... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

Spaghetti Code

PJ's Sports Bar : 7:30 p.m. every Mon., Sat., Sun. until July 28

Playwright and frequent Houston Press contributor Abby Koenig tells us her latest work, the black comedy Spaghetti Code, was inspired by but not exactly based on her own life. Koenig and her husband struggled for years with infertility. It was, she says, rough going. “You spend most of... More >>

River Oaks Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project

Open Location : Daily until July 31

The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project is a series of billboards that will unfold along Interstate 10 from Florida to California through spring 2015, including at selected locations in Houston June 21 to July 31. It is presented by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and features a work by Eve... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown 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

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

Nick Greer & The G's

The Corkscrew : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.

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

"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

Beetle (Beatles Tribute)

Continental Club : 7:00 p.m. every Thu.

Every Thursday, Houstonians of all drinking ages twist and shout through Beetle's three-hour magical mystery happy hour set. Covering every single stop along the Fab Four's pop odyssey, the weekly event has a devoted following, which means the Continental Club's dance floor can get crowded. Get... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Little Joe Washington

Continental Club : 7:00 p.m. August 8; 7:00 p.m. August 22

Out of a Third Ward blues guitar school that has now graduated to the great beyond Albert Collins, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Johnny Guitar Watson and Joe Guitar Hughes, Little Joe Washington is the last man standing. And he's hardly standing still: He's also pedaling his Schwinn from gig to gig,... 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

“Facing Mars”

Johnson Space Center : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until September 1; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until September 1

Get ready to free ­fall 28 feet (while wearing a safety harness, of course), experience simulated reduced gravity and see the effects of microgravity on your face (ah, it ain’t pretty) at the interactive exhibit “Facing Mars”. With our always ­advancing aerospace... More >>

Clear Lake Family Events

Speak Easy Jazz Night featuring Free Radicals

AvantGarden : 10:00 p.m. every Mon.

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

House Of Blues Gospel Brunch featuring Kirk Franklin

House of Blues : 1:00 p.m. every other week Sun.

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. Every Sunday gospel groups from around the... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

“Life: Survivor Portraits”

Holocaust Museum Houston : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until October 12; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until October 12

While the subject matter of “Life: Survivor Portraits” may be a bit dark, the true meaning behind this series by Kelly Lee Webeck is celebration. The portrait series celebrates Holocaust Museum Houston’s 18th year, as well as the lives of Holocaust survivors. It’s a... More >>

Third Ward Photography, Arts
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