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Big Ass Blues Jam

The Hideaway On Dunvale : 9:30 p.m. every Tue.; 9:30 p.m. November 11

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

DJ Wes Wallace

Numbers : 9:00 p.m. every Fri.; 9:00 p.m. November 7

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

“Jonathan Clark: Tracing Towers”

Houston Public Library - Central Library : 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu. until November 28; 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until November 28; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until November 28

Ordinary #2 pencils are the focus of the “Jonathan Clark: Tracing Towers” exhibit. Well, actually, not ordinary #2 pencils. Clark, the gallery and installation assistant at the Rice University Art Gallery, has produced a series of oversize pencils (some stand as tall as... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Arts

The Jewish Book & Arts Fair

Jewish Community Center : Daily from November 1 until November 16

The Jewish Book & Arts Fair has more than just author readings on the schedule. There are lots of films, performances and talks in the lineup. Opening the fair is comedy writer Alan Zweibel (November 1). Zweibel worked behind the scenes with Billy Crystal to help create the Tony-winning 700... More >>

Outer Loop - SW Meet and Greets, Literary Events, Film - Festivals, Arts

"The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth"

Space Center Houston : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until January 18; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until January 18

Space exploration is rooted in our desire to answer one question: What’s out there? Space Center Houston gives visitors a look at potential possibilities with the exhibit “The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth.” There’s a primer on space exploration so far (which... More >>

Clear Lake Family Events

“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

40th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival

Texas Renaissance Festival : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until November 30

Dust off your corset and start practicing your Elizabethan accent, because it’s time for the 40th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival. Texas Ren Fest, not only the nation’s largest Renaissance-themed fair but also the most awesome, is open every weekend (including some Fridays). The... More >>

Outside Houston Festivals, Arts

Paul Ramirez Band

Continental Club : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.; 9:00 p.m. November 12

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

“Sandria Hu: Archeological Dress”

Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. until December 13; 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Thu. until December 13

It was a child’s christening gown that inspired the exhibit “Sandria Hu: Archeological Dress.” Hu, a professor of art at the University of Houston — Clear Lake, was a Fulbright Scholar in the mid-1980s. As part of her research, Hu participated in archaeological... More >>

Outside Houston Museum Exhibits and Events, Arts

“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
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2014 International Quilt Festival/Houston

George R. Brown Convention Center : 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. October 30; 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. October 31; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. November 1; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. November 2

Sheila Frampton Cooper, an award-winning artist who will be among the hundreds attending the 2014 International Quilt Festival/Houston, wants to be clear: She makes art, not blankets. Cooper, who was originally a painter, is one of the quilting world’s rising stars even though, in the... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Craft Events, Visual Art, Expos, Arts

Nick Greer & The G's

The 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

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

House of Blues Gospel Brunch

House of Blues : 1:00 p.m. November 16; 1:00 p.m. December 21

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. Gospel groups from around the region... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Music

Speak Easy Jazz Night featuring Free Radicals

AvantGarden : 10:00 p.m. every Mon.

Free Radicals is both Nick Cooper's revolving-door ensemble that at any given moment could be playing free jazz or Latin funk, and also Cooper's ongoing testimonial to how much he digs being a member of the Houston music community. He has so much experience at this point that he has very much... More >>

Montrose Music

Analog Blitz!

Clutch City Squire : 9:00 p.m. every Wed.

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

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

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

John Egan

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

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

“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

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

Corpse Carnival & Freak Show Pre-Party

House of Blues -- Crossroads Stage : 4:00 p.m. October 30

Downtown/ Midtown Music

RWBY Vol. 2 Marathon with Q&A

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Mason : 5:00 p.m. October 30

Katy Film - Repertory and Special Screenings

G-Eazy

Warehouse Live : 6:00 p.m. October 30

East End Music

Ghost Tours at Ashton Villa

part of Halloween
Ashton Villa House Museum and Heritage Visitors' Center : 6:00 p.m. October 30

Galveston Halloween, Tours
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