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Hurricane Ike is having long-term effects on Houston’s performing and visual arts organizations. We’ve gotten several messages about shows being postponed or canceled and we thought we’d pass them along.

The Country Playhouse’s production of Neil Simon’s Rumors will open Friday, September 26. Regular showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through October 11, 2 p.m. Sunday October 28, and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 2. For information, call 713-467-4497 or visit www.countryplayhouse.org. $17 to $20.

Jazz vocalist Kristine Mills releases her new CD Playing with the Big Boys Sunday September 28 at Mucky Duck. 6 p.m. 2425 Norfolk. For information, call 713-528-5999 or visit www.mcgonigles.com. $10.

The Texas Repertory Theatre’s I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change continues performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays through October 5. For more information, call 281-583-7573 or visit www.texreptheatre.org. 425 to $45.

The Aurora Picture Show video library and office is currently closed. 1524 Sul Ross. For information, call 713-868-2101 or visit www.aurorapictureshow.org.

No plans have been announced regarding the rescheduling of Museum District Day. For information, call 713-715-1939 or visit www.houstonmuseumdistrict.org. Free.

The Koelsch Gallery still doesn’t have power, but they’re going ahead with the opening reception for the new exhibit of work by Janice Freeman and Tim Crowder this Saturday, September 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. 703 Yale Street. For information, call 713-626-0175 or visit www.koelschgallery.com. Free.

Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston, has resumed normal hours for “Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion” (on view through November 15) and “Celebutants, Groupies, and Friends: A Photographic Legacy from the Andy Warhol Foundation” (on view through October 18). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. A related event, The Blaffer Student Association Red Block Bash has been rescheduled for October 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. University of Houston, 4200 Calhoun, 120 Fine Arts Building. For information, call 713-743-9530 or visit www.blaffergallery.org. Free.

Hurricane Ike hit Stages hard so they’ll be moving both Unbeatable and Always … Patsy Cline to Zilkha Hall for the next two weeks. After that, Unbeatable may be extended and return to Stages, it may not. No firm closing date has been set for the show. Always … Patsy Cline will return to Stages and continue through its original close date November 9. Ticket-holders are encouraged to contact the theater’s box office from noon to 5 p.m. daily or call 713-527-0123. To purchase new tickets, call 713-315-2525 or visit www.thehobbycenter.org.

The Greek Festival and the Puerto Rican & Cuban Festival were both postponed. The Greek Festival is rescheduled to November 20-23; no new dates have been announced for other festivities.

Yoga Anada doesn’t have power in the studio, but classes are still going on. Wednesdays 9:15 a.m., Thursdays 8:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 9:15 a.m. Call Maria at 832-452-8280 if you have any questions.

Moody Gallery seems to be in good shape and open for business. Mary McCleary’s “For the Time Being” currently on view and will be through October 18. The reception for the artist has been postponed to October 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. 2815 Colquitt. For information, call 713-526-9911 or visit www.moodygallery.com. Free.

The Orange Show and the Beer Can House are both closed for the next few weeks (check the Orange Show website for updates) but the Pumpkin Carving Workshop on October 11, the Eyeopener Tour: Sacred Spaces on October 12 and Mucca Pazz with Baby Dee on October 16 are all still going ahead as planned. Ditto the 2008 Gala, La Noche de los Muertos on November 1. 2402 Munger. For information, call 713-926-6368 or visit www.orangeshow.org.

The John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science (aka The Health Museum) has resumed regular hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. (Extended hours on Thursday, to 7 p.m.) For information, call 713-521-1515 or visit www.thehealthmuseum.org. $6 to $8.

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership lost their Mighty Tidy skimmer boat (aww!). They have several clean-up efforts planned including September 27, October 11, 18, and 25, November 8 and 22, and December 6. To volunteer, call 713-752-0314, ext. 4 or visit www.buffalobayou.org. Free.

Art League Houston’s fall art classes will be postponed. Classes will now start on September 29. 1953 Montrose. For information, call 713-523-9530 or visit www.artleaguehouston.org.

Sicardi Gallery has postponed their planned Pablo Siquier exhibit and related events. No new opening date has been set as of yet. 2246 Richmond Avenue. For information, call 713-529-1313 or visit www.sicardi.com. Free.

The Gulf Coast Institute’s 10th Birthday Party is going ahead as scheduled on September 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Crystal Ballroom, Rice Lofts, 909 Texas. For information, call 713-523-5757 or visit www.gulfcoastinstitute.org. Free.

Theatre Under the Stars canceled the first week of performances for The Color Purple (September 16 to 21), but has not yet announced an opening date. Ticket holders have the option of exchanging their tickets for another show this season, donating the value of the tickets (for a tax credit) or requesting a refund. For information, call 713-558-8887 or visit www.tuts.com. Update: Performances resume Tuesday, September 23.

Lawndale Art Center survived Hurricane Ike but like lots of other folks in Houston, they don’t have power yet. They’ll let everyone know when they plan to reopen as soon as they can. In the meantime, call 713-528-5858 or visit www.lawndalecenter.org. Free.

Cuando Regreses a New York … (When You Return to New York …) by Gente de Teatro is running September 25 to 28, with a reception courtesy of the Consulate General of Spain and Casa de Espana following the September 26 performance. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Hamman Hall, Rice University, 6100 Main Street. For information, call 713-667-5109 or visit www.gentedeteatro.org. $12 to $15, with Sunday’s performance free.

If you had tickets to one of the Houston Ballet’s canceled performances of Onegin, don’t worry. You can exchange the tickets for any other future Houston Ballet production of your choice. There are new performance dates for Classically Modern, 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 3, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 4. You can call the box office at 713-227-2787 or visit www.houstonballet.org.

Cyrano de Bergerac, at the Alley Theatre, is pushing back its opening to October 8. Performances run through November 2. 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit www.alleytheatre.org.

Sandra Organ Dance Company’s Salsa, Samba, Rumba, Conga is postponed until further notice. The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main Street, was the event’s original site, but that may also be changed. For information, call 713-225-0677 or visit www.organdance.org. $75.

Hope Center, home to Hope Stone dance company, is open and offering a full schedule. 1210 West Clay, # 26. For information and a full schedule, call 713-526-1907 or visit www.hopestoneinc.org.

The 14th Annual Houston Women’s Festival is set for October 25 at Jones Plaza, but there’s a kick-off concert on September 28 with singer Ellis. 6 p.m. Rudyard’s, 2010 Waugh. For information, visit www.hwfestival.org. $10.

-- Olivia Flores Alvarez

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