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“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

“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

“Richard Serra: Prints”

Hiram Butler Gallery : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until June 7

Few American artists have had the impact of Richard Serra. Known for his landmark sculptural work, Serra has focused on drawing since the early 1970s, experimenting with various techniques including the use of charcoal, ink and paintsticks. It’s his drawings that viewers will see at the... More >>

Heights Visual Art, Arts

Secret Lives of the Stars

Houston Museum of Natural Science : 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun.

Don’t let the title Secret Lives of Stars fool you: This has nothing to do with Hollywood gossip. Instead, this planetarium special is all about the stars in the night sky, from the massive to the tiny. Poor things … they don’t know they’re all doomed. Our own Sun will... More >>

Kirby-West U Planetariums, Family Events
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“Post Persuasion: George Reynolds”

Fresh Arts : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until May 30

The artwork created by George Reynolds may look like advertisements, but the subtle difference is that they are pseudo-ads, not intended to sell anything. Fresh Arts presents “Post Persuasion,” an exhibition of print and video ads created by Reynolds, who has already convinced... More >>

Heights Visual Art, Arts

Paul Ramirez Band

Continental Club : 9:00 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

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

''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

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

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

Godspell

Houston Family Arts Center : 8:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until April 27; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 27

Grammy and Academy Award honoree Stephen Schwartz is credited with writing the music and lyrics to Godspell, with John-Michael Tebelak providing the book, but anyone who’s read the Gospel of St. Matthew is sure to recognize the story. Jeff Baldwin directs the musical, with Jared Barnes... More >>

Jersey Village Theater, Performing Arts, Music, Arts

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

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

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

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

Discovery: Premium Wine Workshop

Central Market : 6:30 p.m. April 21

Greenway Plaza Libations, Food and Drink, Classes and Seminars

Freedom Project featuring Manchester Orchestra

House of Blues : 6:30 p.m. April 21

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Ramachandra Guha: Gandhi Before India

The Menil Collection : 6:30 p.m. April 21

Montrose Literary Events
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