2019
APRIL
16 - 23
FEATURED EVENT
500th Cultured Cocktails benefiting Fresh Arts
Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, April 18th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Fresh Arts. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the Fresh Arts team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the Fresh Arts so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Fresh Arts... more details
TUESDAY | APRIL 16
Autumn Knight: In Rehearsal with Ryan N. Dennis and Amy Powell
@ Project Row Houses
April 16 // 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Drawing from her training in theatre and the psychology of group dynamics, New York–based artist Autumn Knight makes performances that reshape perceptions of race, gender, and authority. She scrutinizes institutional spaces that regulate African American subjects or that assert their absence, often putting black women at the center of the conversation to usurp the dynamics of a room with humor and with purpose... more details
Author Talk with Caroline Moss & Michelle Markowitz
@ Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
April 16 // 7:30 PM // $12-18

Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, and direct messages. Michelle Markowitz, a writer and producer, has been featured in the New York Times, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and MTV. Caroline Moss has written for New York Magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and Business Insider... more details
WEDNESDAY | APRIL 17
Novel Writing Workshop
@ Writespace
April 17 // 6:00 PM -// $335-355

Have you reached the point at which you feel ready to immerse yourself in a piece of writing, rather than dole your stories out in bite-sized chunks, but you’re not quite sure how to venture into a longer form? Writing a novel is akin to taking a leisurely walk in a deep woods you're not sure you know your way out of, but a workshop like this can help draft a makeshift map... more details
Under[gallery]: A one-night interactive installation
@ RICE | Moody Center for the Arts
April 17 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A one-night installation of underground spaces exploring how they challenge our inherited distinctions between human/nonhuman, surface/subsurface. Combining ethnographic fieldwork, design, and digital modeling, this event will be celebrated with drinks and food. Open to all!.. more details
ANGELA'S STAFF PICK
Debra Dickinson presents “Jerome Robbins on Broadway”
@ Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
April 17 // 7:00 PM // $8-12

This lecture (including video clips) presented by Debra Dickinson of Rice University will explore his life, his fascinating working habits, a discussion of Jerome Robbins' major shows and the evolution of his development as Broadway’s foremost interpretive musical theatre artist... more details
Robert Johnson Horn Studio Recital
@ UH | Dudley Recital Hall
April 17 // 7:00 PM // Free

Enjoy a wonderful night of horn solos and the exciting sound of eight horns playing together in beautiful harmony. The recital will feature works by Strauss, Mozart, Bach and both the "Titanic" and "Robin Hood" movie themes for horn octet... more details
Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble: Everything Miles
@ Moores Opera Center
April 17 // 7:30 PM // $10-15

The Moores School of Music's Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble present "Everything Miles," a celebration of the music of Miles Davis... more details
Princess: Out There
@ Aurora Picture Show
April 17 // 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  

Performance art duo PRINCESS–a collaboration of Alexis Gideon and Michael O’Neill–playfully explores queerness and the concept of masculinity. Aurora presents the Houston premiere of their new video and performance piece OUT THERE, extolling the power of the Divine Feminine and considering what roles men ought to be playing in the current cultural reckoning of misogyny... more details
Dance Salad Festival 2019
MARCI'S STAFF PICK
@ Wortham Center | Cullen Theather
April 17 – 20 // Varies

Come celebrate Dance Salad Festival 24th Anniversary in Houston! Each evening’s performance is programmed differently, mixing choreographic works over the three nights. Each company represented will usually perform each piece of choreography twice over the three nights... more details
THURSDAY | APRIL 18
CRAFT SOCIAL: TABLESCAPES
@ Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
April 18 // 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM // Free

Inspired by the current exhibitions, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please and To Be Of Use: The Functional Ceramics Of Mike Helke, Ayumi Horie, And East Fork, the evening will explore how contemporary craft artists are challenging audiences to reconsider everyday objects, most notably, the chair and diningware... more details
Wind Ensemble
@ Moores Opera Center
April 18 // 7:30 PM // $10-15

The Moores School of Music presents a performance by the Wind Ensemble. Directors are David Bertman and Cameron Kubos... more details
Free Salsa & Bachata Thursday Social at The Dogwood
@ The Dogwood
April 18 // 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM // See website

Get your Salsa and Bachata fix with our Free Pop-Up Tropical Latin Party on Thursday night for the very first time at The Dogwood in Midtown, Houston! This is the best and most fun way to learn, practice and have fun dancing Salsa, Bachata and Merengue! We welcome singles, couples, newbies and pros. Everyone helps each other learn and improve their Salsa techniques with great music and fun people! Read the Party agenda so you don't miss a beat!.. more details
Nameless Sound presents Amina Claudine Myers
@ Talento Bilingue de Houston
April 18 // 8:00 PM // Pay What You Can

The first-wave artists comprising the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians) encompassed a breadth of what would later become the organization’s motto: “Great Black Music, From the Ancient to the Future”. The groundbreaking initiative of self-determining musicians was born in 1960’s Chicago, and its early members constituted a vital nexus of musically and geographically diverse histories and futures... more details
FRIDAY | APRIL 19
All Access Art Festival 2019 - Houston
@ Raven Tower
April 19 // 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM 

This is the first ever All Access Art Festival happening 4/19 at Houston's Iconic Raven Tower. Join us for a day of fun as we highlight some of Houston's emerging creatives... more details
REVISITING PLACES
@ m Architecs FIfth Ward Hotel
April 19 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

The Solo Art Show by Daniela Pasqualini features paintings that convey years of travel seeking stories of all kind; Experiences involving Nature, Places, People and Sounds that are woven into the relationship with vibrant colors, texture and line... more details
School of Art Student Show
@ Blaffer Art Museum at the Univery of Houston
April 19 // 6:00 PM // Free

Annual School of Art Student Exhibition features new work by undergraduate and graduate students from the School’s five studio art programs: graphic design, interdisciplinary practice and emerging forms, painting, photography/digital media and sculpture... more details
New Releases: Woman at War (Kona fer í stríð)
@ MFAH | Brown Auditorium
April 19 – 21 // Varies // $7-9

Halla is a passionate environmental activist who secretly wages war on the local aluminum industry threatening Iceland’s highlands. Āsa is her New Age twin sister (both played by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir from TV’s Trapped). This highly original drama is another example of the robust filmmaking scene in Scandinavia... more details
SATURDAY | APRIL 20
Monuments Monologue: Artists Talk
@ Buffalo Bayou Park
April 20 // 10:00 AM // Free

New Monuments for New Cities is the inaugural project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a new partnership between industrial reuse projects in North America. In collaboration with Friends of the High Line, the Network’s founder, Buffalo Bayou Partnership and three other Network members are presenting New Monuments for New Cities, a year-long public art project... more details
Sawyer Flea
@ 2313 Edwards St
April 20 // 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM // Free

Spring is finally here and the weather is gonna be *gorgeous*! Join us from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, April 20 on the corner of Sawyer and Edwards for a FREE outdoor market featuring the best in artisan goods, foods, jewelry, candles, soaps, and more. See y’all at the flea! It’s FREE to attend, parking is free, and leashed pet’s are welcome, so bring the fam!.. more details
JESSICA'S STAFF PICK
Equilibrio Artist Talk
@ Community Artists' Collective
April 20 // 1:00 PM // Free

The Community Artists’ Collective will host an artist talk with the participants of its “Equilibrio” exhibition on Saturday, April 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. Works by Nela Garzόn, Veronica Gaona, Delilah Montoya, Diane Benavides Rios and Carolina Borja currently have works in the gallery. Saturday is also the final day of the exhibition, which was curated by Tina Hernandez... more details
The Black & White Show 4.0
@ The Hardy & Nance Studios
April 20 // 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hardy & Nance Studios is pleased to present our Annual Black & White Art Show 4.0 that coincides with our Third Saturday Open Studios! Over 150 pieces of black, white & grayscale artwork by more than 70 local artists. Paintings, photography, sculptures, and more, all under one roof... more details
DARAL'S STAFF PICK
Newsworthy by Deborah DEEP Mouton Book Launch
@ UHD | Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium
April 20 // 6:30 PM // $22

Join us for the book launch of Houston's Poet Laureate, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton. We will celebrate the release of her collection, Newsworthy: Poems. The price of admission is the purchase of her book... more details
REYES' STAFF PICK
4/20 Psychedelic Art Show & Market
@ Insomnia Gallery
April 20 // 7:00 PM  

Come celebrate 4/20 with Insomnia as we host a Psychedelic Art Show & outdoor market! The gallery will be full of original, colorful, and tripped out psych-inspired art by Houston artists and outside will be a market themed in the same way featuring jewelers, artists, glass blowers, pipe makers etc... more details
Rooftop Party! Outdoor Salsa & Bachata Social Mixer in Downtown
@ El Big Bad
April 20 // 8:30 PM - 2:00 AM 

Welcome to Rooftop Party at El Big Bad! This is our super fun Outdoor Salsa and Bachata Latin Party and Social in the Heart of Downtown Houston. Come out, learn, have fun, and shake your hips to some awesome Salsa, Bachata and Latin beats through the night!.. more details
HGO presents Mozart's Don Giovanni
@ Wortham Theaer Center
April 20 – May 5 // Varies // See website

Houston Grand Opera presents Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte’s masterpiece Don Giovanni in a much- anticipated HGO co-production that marks the company debut of Danish director Kasper Holten, director of opera at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, from 2011 to 2017. Seduction, passion, and guilt lead to a fateful end... more details
SUNDAY | APRIL 21
Poetry Lounge Sundays
@ Alley Kat Bar & Lounge
April 21 // 7:00 PM

Satisfy your craving for sophisticated entertainment with the longest running open mic poetry set in the city! Poetry Lounge is the upper echelon of spoken word in the South, proving itself for nearly two decades as the most entertaining, thought-provoking, provocative and exclusive party in Houston. No other event in H-Town offers the scintillating word play of veteran wordsmiths and hometown hero Se7en the Poet as well as a bevy of talented artists who continue to blaze the stage, leaving audiences wanting more... more details
MONDAY | APRIL 22
Free Kizomba Monday Afro-Latin Social in Houston!
@ El Big Bad
April 22 // 7:30 PM - 11:30 PM // See website

Breaking news! We are moving to Downtown! We will have a dedicated dance floor and sound! Start your week with amazing Kizomba Dance every Monday night at the super unique and fun El Big Bad in Downtown! Just come and relax. the social dancing is Free!.. more details
TUESDAY | APRIL 23
Magpies and Peacocks: Non-Profit Design House + AKOMA 1260
@ 908 Live Oak TX
April 23 // 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM // $15

Our clothing swap is an easy way to refresh your wardrobe AND find new homes for quality items you no longer wear - good for you, the planet, and your wallet. Any clothes that remain at the end of the swap will be donated to Magpies & Peacocks to keep them out of landfill. Your ticket price is a donation which will go towards the programming that Magpies & Peacocks provides to emerging designers + artists along with supporting the Clothing Swap experience, helping us to bring these kinds of events to life!.. more details
MICAH'S STAFF PICK
Student Chamber Music
@ UH | Dudley Recital Hall
April 23 // 6:00 PM // Free

Moores School of Music students present an evening of Baroque trio sonatas and other chamber music at the Student Chamber Music Showcase... more details
MegaBand, Chamber Winds
@ Moores Opera Center
April 23 // 7:30 PM // $10-15

The Moores School of Music presents a concert by the MegaBand and Chamber Winds... more details
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