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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

D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until August 24; 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until August 24

Forget legendary, gruesome Troy, or the epic clash of east and west during the Greco-Persian Wars, or even the ill-fated shipwrecked Spanish armada in 1588 — the greatest fighting force ever assembled and sent into battle was Operation Overlord, the U.S. invasion of France launched upon... More >>

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

Hands-on History

George Ranch Historical Park : 11:00 a.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 30

There’s nothing quite like taking the time to check out the old George Ranch in Richmond, but it’s especially enticing when there are events like Hands-On History. This series of historic-themed experiences is taking place throughout the summer, and they’re adding a bit of... More >>

Richmond/Rosenberg Family Events, History

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

A Very Tamarie Christmas

The Catastrophic Theatre : 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until August 30

Anything can happen in the madcap, imaginative world of Tamarie Cooper, who tackles the excesses of the holiday spirit during her annual original summer musical extravaganza, A Very Tamarie Christmas. Cooper says: “If you’re more of a humbug, have no fear: A Very Tamarie Christmas... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Music, Arts

Drama in the House: Barry Lyndon

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 6:00 p.m. July 31; 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

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

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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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

“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

“Posters of the Gorbachev Era: The Sunset of Soviet Power”

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

The “Posters of the Gorbachev Era: The Sunset of Soviet Power” exhibition takes a step back in time to the era when the Soviet Union began its transition from an empire back into Russia, as Mikhail Gorbachev announced in 1986 economic and political reforms under the banner of... More >>

Kirby-West U Arts, History

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

"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

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 : 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

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

Godspell

A. D. Players : 7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until August 24; 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until August 24; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until August 24

A.D. Players provides family-oriented theater that entertains, enlightens and inspires, so it’s natural for the company to present the New Testament musical Godspell. Director Kevin Dean reports: “Jesus saw his disciples for what they were: men under construction. The 2012 Godspell... More >>

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Theater, Family Events, Arts
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