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''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

Nick Greer & The G's

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

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

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

“Dark Light: The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse”

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 11; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 11

Newly arrived curator Elizabeth Kozlowski (she joined the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft staff just a month ago) was still installing the exhibit “Dark Light: The Micaceous Ceramics of Christine Nofchissey McHorse” when we spoke to her. She told us she was struck not only by... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Craft Events, Arts

“Made for Magazines: Iconic 20th Century Photographs”

Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston : 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 10; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until May 4; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until May 4; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 10

Stephen Colbert and Paul Giamatti once explained Life magazine to a Twitter-fed audience this way: Giamatti said it was shiny and made of paper. Colbert said it was like an iPad that you could burn. Life magazine was famous for its provocative photographs, some of which are seen in the exhibit... More >>

Kirby-West U Visual Art, Photography, Arts, Art - Museums

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

“Georges Braque: A Retrospective”

Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until May 11; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 11; 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 11; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until May 11

It’s been 50 years since the death of artist Georges Braque, but his work continues to impress and influence. A friend and colleague of Picasso (the two are credited with the invention of Cubism), Braque is often under-recognized for his contributions, but in “Georges Braque: A... More >>

Kirby-West U Visual Art, Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

“Spectra: Work by Adrian Esparza”

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 11; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 11

Mexican-American artist and El Paso native Adrian Esparza creates installations for “Spectra: Work by Adrian Esparza,” now on exhibit at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, by deconstructing everyday, mass-produced items (posters, T-shirts, serapes). He unravels a brightly... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Arts

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

Art on the Lawn: Endless

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston : 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily until April 30

The altar columns of St. Peter's Basilica inspired, in part, Houston artist and Glassell School of Art Director Joseph Havel's sculpture Endless, currently installed in the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's front lawn fountain. (The piece is part of the ongoing series Art on the Lawn.) ''It's... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Outdoors, Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

James & The Bondsmen

The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club : 9:00 p.m. every Tue.

Kirby-West U Music

The Miracle Worker

University of St. Thomas : 8:00 p.m. daily from April 24 until April 26

The inspirational story of blind and mute Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, is chronicled in The Miracle Worker, presented by the University of St. Thomas Fine Arts and Drama Department. Pitied and alternately coddled and ignored by her family, Keller is locked in a silent world... More >>

Montrose Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Das Rheingold

Wortham Theater Center : 7:30 p.m. April 23; 7:30 p.m. April 26

He’s a god, in fact the ruler of the gods, but he’s got only one eye (he gave the other one up to gain wisdom in a trade that occurred before this opera starts). In Das Rheingold, he’s a rash young man, still far from what Scottish bass-baritone Iain Paterson describes as... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Opera, Music, Arts

Classical Theatre Company: The Importance of Being Earnest

The Barn : 8:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 27; 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until April 27

Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest closes out the Classical Theatre Company’s 2013-2014 season. The comedy of manners follows two friends, Jack and Algernon, who create alter egos for themselves in an attempt to escape society’s rigid rules. The trouble starts when... More >>

East End Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

“Joan Son: Time Travelers”

C G Jung Educational Center : 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. until April 29; 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Fri. until April 29; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 29

Nationally recognized origami artist Joan Son takes her art back to the beginning (in a way) with her “Joan Son: Time Travelers” exhibit currently at the Jung Center of Houston. As a young girl, Son designed dresses for her paper dolls. Her mother saved those early works of art and... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Craft Events, Arts

“Ellen Kaplowitz ­ Kingdom of Gold: Photographs of Ghana”

Houston Museum of African American Culture : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 5

The “Ellen Kaplowitz ­ Kingdom of Gold: Photographs of Ghana” exhibit captures images of a rare and elaborate event, the enstoolment of a new king. In this case, it’s the installation of Asantehene Otomfuo Osei Tutu II as King of the Ashanti Kingdom. “I think most... More >>

Third Ward Visual Art, Photography, Arts

“Vladimir Frumin and Gennady Meergus: Behind the Mountains”

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas : 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until May 10; 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every Sat. until May 10

Photographer Vladimir Frumin’s series Russia 2013 was inspired by a visit to Siberia after 23 years of living abroad. “How had I changed during that time?” he says. “How had my friends changed? I wanted to talk to them and see how we were different.” The... More >>

Kirby-West U Visual Art, Photography, Arts

Olive and the Bitter Herbs

Theatre Suburbia : 8:30 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until May 10; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 27 until May 4

The title character in the comedy Olive and the Bitter Herbs entertains herself by complaining. An elderly, cranky actress best known for her line “Gimme the sausage,” Olive complains a lot and about everything. She complains about her next-door neighbors, a perfectly nice gay... More >>

Outer Loop - NW Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

Cock

Obsidian Art Space : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 11; 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 11

Obsidian Art Space and Theater LaB Houston join forces to produce the Southwest premiere of Cock. Michael Bartlett’s comedy/drama features a cast of three men (John and two others known simply as M and F) and a woman (W). A gay couple, John and M, are on a break from their relationship... More >>

Heights Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

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

Fistful Of Soul

Big Top Lounge : 10:00 p.m. third Fri. of every month

If you're seeking a scene, maaaaaaaaaan, you could do a hell of a lot worse than A Fistful of Soul, the monthly where some of Houston's grooviest DJs drip rare (and not-so-rare) vintage wax all over Midtown. Now steered by Joe Ross, Stewart Anderson and Alex LaRotta, Fistful dates back to the... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

“Topsoil”

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until May 25; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 25

The Houston center for Contemporary Craft has a strict “Don’t touch the art” policy, but if you could pick up the Kate de Para’s contributions to “Topsoil” — you can’t, but if you could — you’d find that the rock-like objects are very... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Craft Events, Arts

The Broken Spokes

Continental Club : 9:30 p.m. every Tue.

Early rock and roll, rockabilly and boogie-woogie may have all but disappeared from non-satellite radio, but the sounds of yesteryear are alive and swingin’ Tuesday nights at the Continental, as played by a group of youngsters who couldn’t have been born before the Reagan... 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
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