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“Illustrations of War & Peace by Igor Karash”

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas : 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until November 29; 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. every Sat. until November 29

See Leo Tolstoy’s most famous work from a new perspective at the “Illustrations of War & Peace by Igor Karash” exhibit. An award-winning artist, the Azerbaijan-born Karash created the illustrations for an upcoming reprint of the novel. Karash has worked with theater companies... More >>

Kirby-West U Visual Art, Arts

“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

“Ground Zero 360: Never Forget”

Holocaust Museum Houston : 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. until January 11; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. until January 11

As the assassination of President John Kennedy was for a previous generation, the 9/11 attacks became a dividing line. There was life before the attacks; there was life after the attacks. And there was that one moment between the two when people first learned what was going on. It wasn’t... More >>

Third Ward Photography, Arts

"CraftTexas 2014"

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft : 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until December 24; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until December 24

Elizabeth Kozlowski, curator at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, says the organization’s newest exhibit, “CraftTexas 2014,” reveals the depth and breadth of talent in the state of Texas. The eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in... More >>

Downtown/ Midtown Visual Art, Craft 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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Christopher Titus

Improv Comedy Club : 8:00 p.m. October 24; 7:00 p.m. October 25; 7:30 p.m. October 26

Comedian Christopher Titus is tired of bad comedy. “I see people doing what they call comedy these days and I want to say, ‘Stop doing that. That’s never gonna get you a TV show.’ Everyone thinks they’re being edgy talking about their penis or about anal sex.... More >>

Outer Loop - NW Theater, Comedy, 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

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

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

Red Death

Studio 101 : 8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until October 25

Lisa D’Amour’s black comedy Red Death, making its Houston premiere at Mildred’s Umbrella, was inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death.” It’s the story of Jane, a woman who’s been tasked with finding the “origin of evil,... More >>

Heights Theater, Arts

Nightmare on the Bayou

part of Halloween
Party Boy - Nightmare on the Bayou : 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until November 1; 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily from October 27 until November 1

If you’ve ever wondered what causes all those traffic jams on I-10 and Studemont, look no further than Nightmare on the Bayou. It’s a ridiculously scary haunted house located right next to an old graveyard, and is known as Houston’s only actual haunted house. As in, this place... More >>

Heights Halloween, Family Events, Haunted Houses

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

“Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence”

The Menil Collection : 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 15

Very few individuals can say that they’ve changed the world. Even fewer can say that they did it without firing a shot. Mahatma Gandhi, a proponent of nonviolence, did. “Experiments With the Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence,” now on exhibit at The Menil Collection, is... More >>

Montrose Visual Art, Photography, 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

Christopher Buehlman

Murder by the Book : October 24

Kirby-West U Literary Events

Friday Flicks on the Lawn: Ghostbusters

part of Halloween
Houston Pavilions : October 24

Heights Film, Family Events, Halloween

Little Art Adventures

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston : October 24

Kirby-West U Family Events, Arts

Burning Of Rome

Cactus Music & Video : 5:30 p.m. October 24

Lower Shepherd-Kirby Music

Aaron & Ash

Main Street Crossing : 7:00 p.m. October 24

Outside Houston Music

David Grace

Cypress Saloon : 7:00 p.m. October 24

Cypress Music
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