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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

Anova Skyway

Walter's Downtown : 8:00 p.m. January 3

With A Midnight in Chicago, Like Monroe, Saturate. More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash

Dosey Doe : 8:30 p.m. January 8

Outside Houston Music

Shakey Graves

Fitzgerald's : 7:00 p.m. December 29

Shakey Graves, the musical alter ego of Austin’s Alejandro Rose-Garcia, is fast becoming the name to drop among the scruffy aspiring singer/songwriter set. As heard on the 2011 debut Roll the Bones, Graves’s DIY patchwork of folk and blues — accentuated by a kick-drum... More >>

Heights Music

Sanders Family Christmas

Texas Repertory Theatre Company : 7:30 p.m. December 22; 7:30 p.m. December 23

With a rich choice of versions of the classic A Christmas Carol in the Houston area, the enterprising Texas Repertory Theatre Company breaks from the pack to present Sanders Family Christmas, a toe-tapping, foot-stomping bluegrass musical. Texas Rep audiences first met the Sanders family in... More >>

Jersey Village Theater, Performing Arts, Music, Holiday, Arts

Blue October

Bayou Music Center : 8:00 p.m. December 31

By now, most of us can agree that 2015 can’t get here soon enough. Everyone celebrates New Year’s Eve differently, but these shows look more promising than most: In the absence of a nationally known act, big-timers (regionally speaking) Blue October and Josh Abbott Band post up at... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Walters Third Anniversary

Walter's Downtown : 8:00 p.m. December 26

Walters Downtown has had an eventful year, losing its founder, Pam Robinson, in October and transitioning into the hands of her son Zack Palmer, so the venue’s third-anniversary party looks to the future while anchoring itself to one of Houston’s most beloved bands. The Wild... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

“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

Glover Gill

Continental Club : 8:00 p.m. every Mon.

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

Panto Rapunzel (and Zombies)

Stages Repertory Theatre : 7:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri. until January 4; 2:00 p.m. every Sat. until January 4; 2:00 p.m. every Sun. until January 4

When an actor “lays an egg onstage,” it’s usually not a good thing. For Panto Rapunzel (and Zombies), currently at Stages Repertory Theatre, however, it’s one of the highlights of the show. Director Josh Morrison tells us that, along with Rapunzel, the family musical... More >>

River Oaks Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

“Samurai: The Way of the Warrior”

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily until September 7

Seven hundred years of Japanese history and tradition will be on display during the “Samurai: The Way of the Warrior” exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Composed of pieces from one of the most important private Samurai collections outside of Japan,... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events, History

DJ Wes Wallace

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. December 26

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

“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

John Conlee

Dosey Doe : 7:30 p.m. February 14

With Crystal Yates. More >>

Outside Houston Music

Nick Greer & The G's

The Corkscrew : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. December 26

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

Nick Greer

The Corkscrew : 6:00 p.m. every Thu.

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

Analog Blitz!

Clutch City Squire : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.; 9:00 p.m. December 24

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

Rich O’Toole “Christmas Down In Texas” Show

Firehouse Saloon : 9:00 p.m. December 25

Put on your cowboy hat and boots (or not) and head on over to Firehouse Saloon for Houston native Rich O'Toole's “Christmas Down In Texas” show. Country-rocker O’Toole, who released his fifth studio album, Jaded, this year, has had an impressive 14 top ten hits on Texas... More >>

Galleria Music


House of Blues : 7:00 p.m. December 30

The name of the game with Spoon is “seamless.” Britt Daniel and Jim Eno’s Austin-based group has — so incrementally it’s almost imperceptible — become one of the most successful indie bands of the past 20 years. But Daniel needed a break following... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

“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

Big Ass Blues Jam

The Hideaway On Dunvale : 9:30 p.m. every Tue.; 9:30 p.m. December 23

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

John Egan

The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club : 8:00 p.m. every Mon.; 8:00 p.m. December 22

Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver guitars that sting and snarl. Egan... More >>

Kirby-West U Music

The Houston Wave Lights Tour

Market Square Park : 6:30 p.m. December 23

Don’t wander the streets hoping to see some nice holiday lights exhibits. The Houston Wave’s Lights Tour takes you through downtown to see decorated skyscrapers and public spaces. In the Woodland Heights, you’ll see intricately decorated bungalows, while over in the River Oaks... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Holiday - Lights, Holiday, Family Events

Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo

Houston Zoo : 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily until December 23; 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily from December 26 until January 4

See an electrified giraffe at Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo. The life-size, long-necked giraffe, a wire structure wrapped in lights, has lots of company with dozens of brightly lit horses, apes, hippos, elephants and other animal sculptures scattered around the zoo’s illuminated and... More >>

Kirby-West U Holiday - Lights, Holiday, Arts

“Eldar Guliyev: Redemption”

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas : 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until February 14; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every Sat. until February 14

Houston-based photographer Eldar Guliyev turned his lens to the Liberian people for his series “Redemption,” now on exhibit at the Russian Cultural Center. Exploring the effects of the current Ebola outbreak, Guliyev’s black-and-white photographs show the faces of victims of... More >>

Kirby-West U Visual Art, Arts
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