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“China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery Of Sanxingdui”

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

The accidental finds at Sanxingdui in China have been called one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Uncovered by construction workers in 1986, the treasured artifacts dating back to 1800 B.C. make up “China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery Of... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events

“Amazing Universe: The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not®”

Space Center Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until April 26; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until April 26

How do you measure up against Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man? Have you ever seen a model replica of the International Space Station made entirely out of matchsticks? Or a portrait of Albert Einstein made of toast? How about the world’s smallest production automobile?... More >>

Clear Lake Museum Exhibits and Events, Family Events

DJ Wes Wallace

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. April 24

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.; 9:00 p.m. April 24

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

“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

Mates Of State

Fitzgerald's : 8:00 p.m. April 17

Mates of State haven't been to town in quite a few years, but with promise of new material from one of indie's best husband-and-wife duos, it's guaranteed to be a spectacular Friday evening. With Good Graeff. More >>

Heights Music

Willow Waterhole Music Fest 2015

Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve : 11:00 a.m. April 25

Located right behind Westbury High School, the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve is one of the unsung gems of the Harris County park system — or a handful of nature-loving citizens hopes it will be soon, anyway. Presently, the 280 acres of mostly undeveloped land just outside Loop 610... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Music

Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)

Wortham Theater Center : 6:00 p.m. April 18; 6:00 p.m. April 22; 6:00 p.m. April 25; 6:00 p.m. April 30; 2:00 p.m. May 3

In composer Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), Brünnhilde is the favorite daughter of the god Wotan (Odin) as well as a Valkyrie, one of the women who according to Norse myth determine who lives or dies in battle. In this, the second of the four operas that make up The... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts, Theater, Performing Arts, Opera

“Thedra Cullar-Ledford: Drawing the Eye to Nothingness”

Redbud Gallery : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 28

Technically, “Thedra Cullar-Ledford: Drawing the Eye to Nothingness” is an art exhibit. Actually, it’s more of a visual intervention-slash-street brawl-slash-party. With a mammogram truck and nipple cupcakes thrown in for good measure. In just 12 short months, Cullar-Ledford... More >>

Heights Visual Art, 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

Paul Ramirez Band

Continental Club : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.

Versatile Houston blues-rockers the Paul Ramirez Band's sets are mellow enough for a late-night lounge vibe, only pocked with heavier, Cream-like moments of pure jam and sometimes a cover of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In the Wall, Part 2" that heads straight to the planetarium. Now working on... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

The Who

Toyota Center : 7:30 p.m. April 29

Only a handful of other bands can touch The Who in terms of catalog or influence, and their overarching message — see me, feel me — has long since come to embody rock and roll itself. Born of London’s style-obsessed mod culture in the mid-1960s, the early Who had the audacity... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: Cristina Henríquez and Marlon James

Wortham Theater Center : 7:30 p.m. April 20

An odd message accompanied the delivery of Marlon James’s novel A Brief History of Seven Killings: “Good luck, my friend — it’s 669 pages!” Actually, it’s 688 pages. It’s also brilliant. James is in town as part of the Inprint Margarett Root Brown... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Literary Events, Arts

Bad Jews

Jewish Community Center : 7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri. until May 3; 8:00 p.m. every Sat. from April 18 until May 3; 3:00 p.m. every Sun. from April 19 until May 3

Two warring cousins are at the heart of Bad Jews. One is Daphna, fresh from Israel with her boyfriend, an Israeli soldier. Daphna “knows what she wants in life. She’s very opinionated and very strong-willed…anything that comes to her head will come out of her mouth…She... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Arts, Theater, Performing Arts

Ohlsson Plays Chopin

Jones Hall For the Performing Arts : 8:00 p.m. daily until April 18; 2:30 p.m. April 19

The Houston Symphony’s upcoming Ohlsson Plays Chopin concert is like a game of “Which of these things is not like the other?” On the program is the much-adored First Piano Concerto by Frédéric Chopin, flanked by two modern works by an American composer, Pulitzer... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts, Performing Arts, Music

Up in Smoke

Landmark River Oaks Theatre : 11:55 p.m. April 17; 11:55 p.m. April 18

Comedy partners Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong made their film debut in Lou Adler's 1978 low-brow comedy. Stacy Keach co-stars. More >>

River Oaks Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

Big Ass Blues Jam

The Hideaway On Dunvale : 9:30 p.m. every Tue.; 9:30 p.m. April 21

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

Be.Witched Wednesdays

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.

Houston's only night to hear the most sinister subgenres of alternative music all in one place, Be.Witched Wednesdays is a lot more than Siousxie & the Banshees, the Cure and Bauhaus -- not that they'd ever skimp on such cornerstones, either. DJs Damon Allen and FrankiFranki (and their guests)... More >>

Montrose Music

Matt & Kim

House of Blues : 7:00 p.m. April 25

Now supporting fifth album New Glow, Matt & Kim are one of the most beloved couples in indie-rock for a number of reasons: their boundless energy onstage; songs brimming with positivity and fun, driven by Kim’s almost childlike energy on drums; a hyper-approachable attitude toward their... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Design Now: Houston

Museum of Printing History : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until July 4

Andy Rich, president of the board of directors of the American Institute of Graphic Design Houston, is a happy man. Along with The Printing Museum, AIGA Houston organized its first ever Design Now: Houston competition this year and the response was extremely positive, with more than 300... More >>

River Oaks Arts

Anthony Sonnenberg: "With Wild Abandon"

Lawndale Art Center : 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 18; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until April 18

Almost all of us are guilty of gluttony, lust or greed. But is this necessarily bad? Texas-born artist Anthony Sonnenberg, who now hails from Seattle, addresses these questions in his exhibit “With Wild Abandon,” now at Lawndale Art Center. “My work really comes down to the... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Arts

LMNOP — A New Muzical

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts : 3:00 p.m. every Sun. until April 19; 3:00 p.m. every Sat. until April 19; 8:00 p.m. every Fri. until April 19

Letters are falling from the sky. Well, actually, from a monument in town, and the local leaders in an island community take this as a sign that they should no longer be using the ones that hit the ground and ban them one by one. Based on the novel Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn, LMNOP... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Theater, Performing Arts, Arts

“American Modern: Works from the Collection of Alice C. Simkins”

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston : 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until July 19; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until July 19; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until July 19; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until July 19

Noted philanthropist and museum professional Alice C. Simkins first began collecting art in the mid-1970s. Forty years later, that private collection includes pivotal pieces from American artists of the early 20th century; a select group of these works is on display in the exhibit... More >>

Kirby-West U Arts

“Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait”

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Brown Auditorium Theater : 12:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sun. until January 30; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until January 30; 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Thu. until January 30; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed. until January 30

Houstonians get an expanded look at the treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s holdings of Middle Eastern and Asian art in the new exhibit “Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait.” A smaller exhibit with some 67 articles and artifacts... More >>

Kirby-West U Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

The Cherry Orchard

Classical Theatre Company : 2:30 p.m. every Sun. until April 26; 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until April 26

If you’ve always thought of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard as a tragedy, not the “comedy in four acts” its playwright intended, you can blame the Brits, says Classical Theatre Company’s executive artistic director, John Johnston, whose company is producing the... More >>

Montrose Theater, Arts, Performing Arts
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