@ 3705 Lyons Avenue
December 1 // 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM // Free

Drum, dance and musical performers will entertain all day as you try out food trucks. It's the first of its kind event for Houston's newest Cultural District on historic Lyons Avenue. Plus, this will be the 5th Ward kick off for Fresh Arts fiscally sponsored project, Mobile Art Space for the Artists -- or MASA -- a repurposed container that will host exhibits, art classes, Capoeira classes, poetry workshops, and more led by its owner, renowned Houston artist Tony Parana...     more details

Student Chamber Music by Moores School of Music
@ University of Houston | Fine Art Building
November 27 // 6:30 PM // Free

Moores School of Music students present an evening of Baroque trio sonatas...   more details

Dancer Fund & Production Grant Info Session by Dance Source Houston
Nov. 28 @ 11 AM - 1 PM // Nov. 29 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join Dance Source Houston for an information session about Production Grant and Dancer Fund applications...    more details


Cultured Cocktails benefiting Clay Houston
@ Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar
November 29 // 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 Clay Houston... 

Talk | Art and Mass Incarceration with 
Nicole R. Fleetwood
November 29 // 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM // Free

Join Nicole R. Fleetwood for a talk focused on contemporary art by currently and formerly incarcerated people. She will examine how incarcerated people use the limited materials available in prisons and their punitive confinement to create art that challenges the carceral state...  more details

Introduction to Bollywood Workshops
@ Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
November 29 // 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM // $10 - $15

The Bollywood dance style is a beautiful blend of all Indian dance styles be it classical Indian dance, folk Indian dance or the more current R&B, hip hop music. Nabeel teaches a fun Bollywood dance routine. No Bollywood dance experience required...   more details

"Climate Justice: The Time is Now, The Place is Here" with Elizabeth Yeampierre
@ Rothko Chapel
November 29 // 7:00 PM // Free

Elizabeth Yeampierre, an internationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental and climate justice leader, will deliver the 2018 Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice, and Human Rights...   more details

Symphony Orchestra
@ Moores Opera House
November 29 // 7:30 PM -  // $10 - $15

Under the director of guest conductor Tomislav Fačini, the Moores School of Music's Symphony Orchestra presents the music of Beethoven, featuring the Strings Division winner of MSM Concerto Competition...   more details


Emerging Choreographers Showcase
@ Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1  // Varies // $10 - $20

The School of Theatre & Dance presents the annual Emerging Choreographers Showcase, featuring premiere works by University of Houston dance students. The entire evening is fully produced, choreographed, costumed and designed by students...   more details

Celebrate! Holiday Art Stroll at Sawyer Yards
Fri. @ Spring Street + Sabine Street Studios
Sat. @ The Silos on Sawyer + Silver Street+ 
Winter Street Studios
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1  // 5:00 - 9:00 PM // Free

Deck the halls with a new piece of art from one of Houston's top artists at Celebrate! Holiday Art Stroll The two-day shopping event gives art patrons ample time to explore Sawyer Yards' six studio buildings...  more details

Houston Studio Glass 20th Holiday Open House
@ Houston Studio Glass
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1  // Free 

Preview Reception: Friday, November 30, 6 - 9 pm
Open House & Demonstrations
Saturday & Sunday, December 1 - 2, 10am - 5pm...  more details

Family Movie Night feat. The Polar Express
@ Levy Park
November 30 // 6:30 PM // Free

Texas Children's Hospital presents the 2004 hit The Polar Express, based on Chris Van Allsburg's beloved children's book. Guests are encouraged to dress in their pajamas...  more details

Houston Chronicle Top Texas Film Picks: Paris, Texas
@ MFAH | Brown Auditorium
November 30 // 7:00 PM -  // $7-$9

Paris, Texas follows the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (a magnificent Harry Dean Stanton, whose face is a landscape all its own) as Travis tries to reconnect with his estranged son (Hunter Carson), wife (Nastassja Kinski), and brother (Dean Stockwell)...  more details


Pride & Prejudice By 4th Wall Theatre Company
@ 4th Wall Theatre Co.
Nov. 30 - Dec. 22  // Varies  // $17 - $53

The classic story is that of the outspoken Elizabeth Bennet, who faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of her intelligence and independence?...  more details



First Saturday Arts Market
@ 530 W. 19th St.
December 1 // 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM // Free

First Saturday Arts Market's final appearance for 2018. The best in ceramic arts, woodcraft, painting, photography, jewelry, and fiber arts will be represented under as many canopies at Houston's longest-running outdoor art market...  more details

Hands-on Houston: Hand Printed Wrapping Paper
December 1 // 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM // Free

Design a stamp, and use a variety of colored inks to print a repeating pattern and create wrapping paper that's uniquely your own...  more details

Special Presentations: British Arrows
@ MFAH | Brown Auditorium
December 1 - 2  // Varies -  // $7-$9

Perennially popular with Museum audiences, the British Arrows celebrates the UK's most innovative and daring commercials from the creative world of British advertising. The British Arrows Awards showcases an eclectic mix of riveting mini-dramas, high-tech extravaganzas, wacky British comedy, and vital public service announcements...  more details

Craftidote Holiday Market
@ Craftidote
December 1 // 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM // Free

Come to the annual 10th Craftidote Holiday Market. We will have around 40 vendors selling handmade locally made goods. There will be good food, coffee and a free kids Craft area...  more details

Levy Park Holiday Festival
@ Levy Park
December 1 - 2  // 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM // Free

Levy Park, located in the Upper Kirby District of Houston, will present the Levy Park Holiday Festival Dec. 1 and Dec 2 with events and activities for all ages and interests, including music, a market, a family photo booth and even an ugly sweater contest for dogs. The free two-day festival is from noon - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with canine friends welcome...  more details

Conversation between artist Shayne Murphy and writer Chris Becker
@ Anya Tish Gallery
December 1 // 2:00 PM // Free

Join artist Shayne Murphy and writer Chris Becker from Houston CityBook for a conversation about the seductive power of the image in religion, mythology, and art...  more details

The Drift of Stars Opening Reception 
@ Archway Gallery
December 1 // 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Free

Archway Gallery presents The Drift of Stars, featuring recent paintings and works in fused glass by Liz Conces Spencer. Artist talk at 6:30pm; she will be joined by poet Diana Conces, who will read from selected works which have been paired to pieces in the exhibition...  more details

"Michael Roqué Collins, Allegorical Paintings and Drawings, 1988-2018" Opening
@ Clarke & Associates
December 1 - 31  // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

In this 30-year review exhibition, Collins' invites the viewer into rich interior and exterior worlds inspired by his dreams, memory and a poetic evanescent sense of discovery...   more details


Failure to Con/Form: Fabricate
@ TXRX Labs
December 1 // 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Free

Join Failure to Con/Form for an evening of performance, poetry, storytelling, & more, spotlighting the work of local & national trans, genderqueer & gender-non-conforming writers, performers & artists! The theme of the evening is FABRICATE...  more details

Solo Exhibitions Opening Reception
@ Gray Contemporary
December 1 // 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Free

Gray Contemporary presents: The True History of the Objects by Ernesto Marenco in the Main Gallery and Spatial Compositions by Kamila Szczesna in the Second Gallery...  more details

Courtney Sanborn "Narrative Thread" Opening
@ Redbud Gallery
December 1 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

My work presents private moments, conversations, and events that punctuate the rhythm of my daily existence. The settings and characters are metaphorical in nature and exist in a space born from direct observation and memory. Play is balanced by the presence of a darker more serious reality...  more details

BCPA Presents Joy To The World
@ Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church
December 1 // 7:00 PM // $20

Joy to the World is our 2018 holiday production, sing with our chorale as we usher in the holiday season with songs from around the world! In the spirit of celebration, family, acceptance and giving - BCPA takes you on a musical voyage all over the world...  more details

BOX 13 ArtSpace Opening Exhibitions
@ BOX 13 ArtSpace
December 1 // 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

Front BOX feat. From the Treehouse by Elisabeth Mladenov
Back BOX feat. Earthly Bodies: The Houston Brick Archive by Alexander Squier
Window BOX feat. Neither Here Nor There by Jasmine Zelaya...
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Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally
@ Chelsea Market Theater
December 1 // 7:30 PM // Pay-what-you-can

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company (MU) is bringing a reading of Terrance McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS to Chelsea Market Theater for World AIDS Day. The reading will be a benefit for local AIDS/HIV Hospice Care Center Omega House and will be accompanied by a brief question and answer...  more details


Girl Crush Holiday Market
@ The Studio HTX
December 2 // 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM // Free

Girl Crush market brings the party back to The Studio HTX where it all started. Thirteen of the most talented female purveyors are ready to cover all your holiday gifting needs. Social media worthy decor, exquisitely curated goodie bags and a wreath workshop...   more details

Jingle All the Way Day!
@ Saint Arnold Brewing Company
December 2 // 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM // Free

JINGLE ALL THE WAY DAY is an alternative HOLIDAY MARKET showcasing the work of Houston artists and makers. This year features local alternative businesses such as Cactus Records, Reserve Supply and special guest printmaker Sean Starwars! Burning Bones Press is setting JINGLE ALL THE WAY DAY apart from the usual holiday markets...   more details


Personal Brand Workshop with Terri Golas presented by Dance Source Houston
@ Houston Ballet
December 2 // 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM // $10 - $15

Join Dance Source Houston for a Personal Brand Workshop with Terri Golas. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to articulate and communicate your unique value in a way that creates a clear, strong impression while enabling you to attract audiences and build support for yourself and your art...   more details

University of Houston Choral Holiday Concert
@ Moores Opera House
December 2 // 5:00 PM // Free

Kick off the season with this Houston holiday favorite featuring our University Women's and University Men's Chorus!..   more details

Danza Mexica Calmecac Tonantzin Yolilitzyotl
@ Moody Park Recreation Center
December 3 // 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM // Free

Following the path of La Mex'icayotl Multi-disciplinary path of Pre-Columbian dances, drumming, songs and metaphysical movement, this is a public, open circle practice to learn the discipline and wisdom teachings of ancient Mexico...   more details


ACTX: Winter '18/'19 Issue Release Happy Hour
@ Java Lava Brew
December 4 // 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM // Free 

Join ACTX for great happy hour specials as we celebrate the release of the Winter '18/'19 issue. Cheers!.. 



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