21st Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House

Downtown’s performing arts companies and venues throw open their doors for the 21st Annual TransCanada Theater District Open House Presented by Bank of America. Perryn Leech, acting board chair of the Houston Downtown Alliance, says, “It is a wonderful op-portunity for us to showcase the fantastic, world-class venues we have to offer and to peek behind the curtain of the vibrant arts life in downtown Houston.” Alley Theatre, Theatre Under The Stars and Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center, each of which has a home stage in the area, are partici-pating with backstage tours, short per-formances and give-aways. Music organizations Houston Grand Opera, Da Camera of Houston and Houston Symphony are also on board (look for an afternoon concert by the Symphony) as are Houston Ballet, the Society for the Performing Arts and Uniquely Houston®. There are loads of free performances (the SPA is offering tango lessons), appearances (the Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker and Sugar Plum Fairy are set for a visit) and dozens of information booths with the latest on subscription packages and specials for each company.

The fun starts at noon. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713‑658-8938 or visit houstontheaterdistrict.org. Free.
Sun., Aug. 24, noon, 2014