Winter Holiday Art Market!
@ Winter Street Studios

November 16 - Preview Party!
November 17 - FREE 11a - 8p
November 18 - FREE 11a-4p

Over the last decade, WHAM has become a citywide tradition, bringing together Houston's small business, local artists and people of all ages to kick off the holiday season. This is the LAST WHAM hosted by Fresh Arts so be sure not to miss out and come to the Preview Party on Friday from 6p - 11p...    more details

Sketch Social

Honey Art Cafe
November 13 // 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join VAA for a low-key coffee social and round table discussion of Texas art, at Honey Art Cafe, 3516 So. Shepherd Drive at Richmond. ..   more details

Visual Arts Alliance 36th Juried Membership Exhibition
@ Silver Street Studios
November 14 // 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

This fall, the Visual Arts Alliance continues a tradition of bringing individual artists and collectors into the studios of working artists in the Houston area...   more details

Special Presentations: My Art
@ Museum of Fine Arts | Brown Auditorium
November 14 // 7:00 PM // Varies

About the Filmmaker: Laurie Simmons is an internationally recognized artist whose work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum, among others...   more details

Guest Recital: Gila Goldstein
@ University of Houston | Dudley Recital Hall
November 14 // 7:30 PM // Free

The Moores School of Music presents a recital by Gila Goldstein, chair of Boston University's Piano Department, featuring works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Schumann...   more details


Cultured Cocktails with Patti Lennon
@ Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar
November 15 // 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Free

Please join us for drinks and conversation when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during happy hour will support Patti Lennon... 

ArCH Film Festival Double Feature: 
Aquarius & Unknown New York
@ University of Houston
November 15 // 6:45 PM //
$10 General - $5 Members & Students

In conjunction with the Houston Cinema Arts Festival, ArCH Film Festival presents a cohesive series of screenings that highlights themes and issues within architectural discourse... 

34th Annual Houston Interfaith 
Thanksgiving Service
@ Rothko Chapel
November 15 // 7:00 PM // Free

The Rothko Chapel will host the 34th Annual Houston Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. In advance of the Chapel's scheduled 2019 Symposium, "Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis," the theme of this service will be "care for creation."...   more details

Urban Ballet
@ Dance City Studio
November 15 // 7:30 PM // $25

Inspired by the music of 2Pac, Sherese Campbell's Urban Ballet returns with new choreography by Elijah Gibson and the spoken word poetry of Tiffany Scales, a.k.a. The Wordmatician...  

Houston Grand Opera Presents
Studio Recitals at Rienzi
@ Museum of Fine Arts | Rienzi
November 15 - 18 // Varies // See website

HGO's popular Studio Recital series is back with artists of the Houston Grand Opera Studio performing an intimate program of classical works in the European decorative arts arm of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston...   more details

First Suburb
@ MATCH | Midtown Arts and
Theater Center Houston
November 15 - December 9 // Varies // 

Catastrophic favorite Chana Porter takes us back to the early '90s in a suburban planned community, the first of its kind in America, for a subversive, mischievous, and oh-so-familiar (or is it?) look at childhood...   more details


Dunhuang Imagined:
An Evening with Composer Tan Dun

@ Asia Society Texas Center
November 16  // 6:00 PM // $5 Members - $10 General

Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) discuss his creative process as a musician and composer, as well as a musical performance featuring inspirations and demonstrations of his research...   more details

@ Art League Houston
November 16 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

This exhibition, Silos, presents artists of color who examine the silos, otherness, and the cultural and social ramifications of marginalization based on one's identity, whether self-defined or inscribed...  more details

I ♥ 3rd Ward by Marc Newsome
@ Art League Houston
November 16 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free 

Art League Houston (ALH) is proud to present I ♥ 3rd Ward, a photo, video, and soundscape exhibition by Marc Newsome. The exhibition features a series of documentary style photographs depicting 3rd Ward, a historically African American neighborhood located in Houston, Texas...  more details

Everyday Sorcery Exhibition | Opening Reception
@ Cindy Licisa Gallery
November 16 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

Cindy Lisica Gallery presents the newest paintings by the celebrated Houston artist Catherine Colangelo. "Everyday Sorcery" refers to her roles of artist and mother, and this body of work was created during an especially tumultuous time...  more details

Shayne Murphy: Ignis Fatuus
@ 4411 Montrose
November 16 // 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM // Free

Murphy's latest body of work, inspired by Judeo-Christian mythology and its iconography, entices the viewer to contemplate the alluring yet deceptive realm of evil...  more details

Data Breach by Susannah Mira
@ Art League Houston
November 16 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

The installation incorporates thousands of discarded sheets of microfiche film, creating a physical metaphor reflecting the millions of information disclosures shaping our world today...  more details


Nuit Blanche Movie Night at Axelrad
@ Axelrad Beer Gardens
November 16 // 6:30 PM - 11:00 // Free

Enjoy drinks & movie night with the Nuit Blanche Houston team at the Axelrad bar. We will screen "Faces Places", a documentary on French new wave director Agnes Varda and JR's travel across France, plastering giant portrait of people they photograph....  more details

Discovering the Passionate Films of Luchino Visconti: Rocco and His Brothers
@ Museum of Fine Arts | Brown Auditorium
November 16 // 7:00 PM // Free

A truly epic sweep is achieved for this story of a mother (Katina Paxinou) and her grown sons who head north from Lucania in search of work and new lives during Italy's economic boom following World War II...  more details

AURA Contemporary Ensemble: Montague @ 75
@ Moores Opera Center
November 16 // 7:30 PM // Varies

Moores School of Music's "Fridays at Moores" series continues with AURA Contemporary Ensemble's "Montague @ 75" performance, featuring music by guest composer Stephen Montague and other special guests...  more details

Theta Charity Antiques Show
@ George R. Brown Convention Center
November 16 - 18 // Varies //
$20 Advance - $25 At door

Now in its 66th year, the Theta Charity Antiques Show is one of the preeminent charity antiques shows in the country, with proceeds benefiting deserving local charities...  more details

Artist for Artists - ArtCrawl Group Show
@ Hardy & Nance Street Studios
November 16 -18 // Varies // Free

Come to Hardy & Nance Studios to see a selection of Houston's top artists that have come together to help fellow artists during times of need... 



ArtCrawl at Elder street Artist Loft
@ Elder Street Artist Lofts
November 17 // 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM // Free

Elder Street Artists open their doors for a once-a-year art show and open studios day. FREE and open to the public....  more details

JoMar Visions ArtCrawl 2018
@ JoMar Visions Studios at Northwest Crossing
November 17 - 18 // 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM // Free

JoMar Visions is Back at ArtCrawl this year...  
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Zine Fest Houston 2018
@ Lawndale Art Center
November 17 // 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM // Free

Zine Fest Houston (ZFH) is an annual free, all-ages festival dedicated to promoting zines (self-published magazines), mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative and underground DIY media and art. This year's theme: WRESTLING...  more details


Reel Royals: The Madness of King George
@ Museum of Fine Arts | Brown Auditorium
November 18 // 5:00 PM // Varies

The Madness of King George follows the growing insanity of England's George III (Nigel Hawthorne) in the 1780s, and the intricate power play set in motion by the royal court to contain the possible damage. Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, and Helen Mirren costar in the Oscar-winning film...   more details


Aurora Award 2018 honoring Pipilotti Rist