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3rd Annual Houston Barbecue Festival

April 26, 2015
20+ of Houston's best barbecue joints all in one place, at one time, for one price. This year's festival will…

AsiaFest

May 16 – 17, 2015
Join Asia Society Texas Center for AsiaFest! This two-day celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is…

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May 22 – 25, 2015
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Food & Beverage

3rd Annual Houston Barbecue Festival

  • April 26, 2015 - April 26, 2015
  • Location: NRG Park
  • Address: One NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054
  • Location: NRG Park
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20+ of Houston's best barbecue joints all in one place, at one time, for one price. This year's festival will feature all of last year's list of the who's who of Houston's best barbecue.   C...

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Museum Exhibitions

Becoming Modern: 19th-Century French Drawings from The Morgan Library & Museum and the Menil

  • From: February 27, 2015 - June 14, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: The Menil Collection
  • Address: 1515 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX 77006
  • Location: The Menil Collection
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An exhibition that celebrates the remarkable holdings of two American art institutions and deepens their ongoing collaboration, Becoming Modern: Nineteenth-Century French Drawings from The Morgan Lib...

Blue Dog Artist George Rodrigue Memorial Retrospective

  • From: April 25, 2015 - July 05, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: West Ave., a Gables Development - 2nd Floor
  • Address: 2800 Kirby Drive, Suite B250, Houston, TX 77098
  • Location: West Ave., a Gables Development
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The family of Louisiana artist George Rodrigue (1944-2013) brings the world-renowned Cajun artist's work to Houston with a special exhibition in West Ave. at River Oaks featuring seventy-five origina...

Elton John

Elton John returns to Houston for his "All the Hits" tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and five decades of fabulous pop tunes.

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Live Music

Roma Folk Lyricism

  • May 01, 2015 - May 01, 2015
  • Location: Duncan Recital Hall (Shepherd School of Music, Rice University)
  • Address: 6100 Main St. (Entrance 8 or 18), Houston, TX 77005
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Apollo’s season-finale program showcases works inspired by Roma (Gypsy) folk traditions including works by Bartok, Beethoven, Dana Wilson and Turkish-born composer Erberk Eryilmaz. Guest artist...

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Food & Beverage

"Demon Rum" Dinner at MFAH Rienzi

  • April 29, 2015 - April 29, 2015
  • Location: Rienzi
  • Address: 1406 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77019
  • Location: Rienzi

Join bartender Bobby Heugel (Anvil Bar & Refuge) and chef Chris Shepherd (Underbelly) for a unique dinner event that pairs historic rum cocktails with a decadent four-course meal. Dinner, prepare...

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Attractions

30-Minute Glass Blowing Experience

  • From: January 04, 2015 - June 28, 2015 (Every Sunday)
  • Location: Three Dimensional Visions - Glass Blowing Houston
  • Address: 17442 FM 2920 Rd, Tomball, TX 77377
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Every Sunday Three Dimensional Visions teaches a class on how to make small glass pieces including pumpkins, ornaments, hearts, paper weights, flowers. Check the website to see what the monthly speci...

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Even Linder and Andrew Hobgood

  • From: April 30, 2015 - May 09, 2015 (Every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Address: 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007
  • Location: Studio 101
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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Even Linder and Andrew Hobgood In the face of an atomic bomb threat, the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein know what's really important: Quiche....

A Tribute To Marvin Hamlisch

  • From: April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Symphony
  • Address: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Houston Symphony
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As a composer, Marvin Hamlisch won virtually every major award: three Oscars®, four Grammys®, four Emmys®, a Tony® and three Golden Globes®. On Broadway, he wrote the music for one...

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Galleries/Photography

Abstract Expressionist Kikuo Saito Exhibition

  • From: April 16, 2015 - May 07, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Octavia Art Gallery
  • Address: 3637 W. Alabama Street, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77027
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Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York-based artist Kikuo Saito. Kikuo Saito was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1939 and moved to New York City in 1966. As a young ma...

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Live Music

All Time Low

  • April 27, 2015 - April 27, 2015
  • Location: House of Blues
  • Address: 1204 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: House of Blues
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All Time Low return to Houston!

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Lectures and Seminars

An Evening Lecture With James Van Praagh

  • April 30, 2015 - April 30, 2015
  • Location: Unity of Houston
  • Address: 2929 Unity Drive, Houston, TX 77057

James Van Praagh is considered a pioneer of the mediumship movement throughout the world and has been recognized as one of the most accurate spiritual mediums working today. He is a lecturer, teacher...

Authors & Asia: (Re)Imagining America

Immigration, border relations, labor practices - all are historic yet timely themes that helped define today's American landscape. This presentation by Dr. Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Dr. Stephen Kline...

Bad Jews

  • From: April 15, 2015 - May 03, 2015 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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Daphna has just returned from Israel, empowered by her journey and in love with an Israeli soldier. Meanwhile, her cousin Liam has fallen for an "American Girl" who is anything but Jewish. ...

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Food & Beverage

Bar Top Tastings at The Pastry War

  • Starting: January 07, 2014 (Recurring every 2 weeks Tuesday)
  • Location: The Pastry War

Bobby Heugel and Alba Huerta are launching semimonthly bar top tastings at The Pastry War. Every other Tuesday, beginning January 7, Bobby and Alba will guide 12 guests through an intimate tasting e...

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens “Sip & Stroll”

Visit Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens-Houston's "Home for America's Treasures"-and wander through Ima Hogg's historic estate at twilight. Stroll through the 14 acres of springtime gardens ...

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

  • From: April 30, 2015 - May 03, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Symphony
  • Address: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Houston Symphony
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German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl and young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, who won the BBC Young Musician Competition, both make their Houston Symphony debuts. Hear Berlioz's riveting over...

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Galleries/Photography

Bill Armstrong : Buddha & Mandala

  • From: February 27, 2015 - April 27, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Houston Center for Photography
  • Address: 1441 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77006
  • Location: Houston Center for Photography

Bill Armstrong: Buddha & Mandala depicts luminous images of the artist’s interpretation of Mandalas. Nodding to certain themes in the Buddhist religion, Armstrong alters the depiction of th...

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Museum Exhibitions

Birthrights Left Behind

  • From: October 31, 2014 - June 14, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Address: 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
  • Location: Holocaust Museum Houston
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Determined to create a permanent impression with her audiences, Washington, DC-area printmaker Pauline Jakobsberg uses her powerful prints - full of tenderness, caring and humanity balanced with path...

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Live Music

Blues Mondays

Every Monday at The Red Cat Jazz Café we present The "BLUES". Join us as we jam the Blues.It's a jam session for any and all Blues players to join. Join Shawn Allen as he leads Odel ...

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Live Music

Blues Mondays with Shawn Allen and The Red Cat Blues Band @ The Red Cat Jazz Cafe

  • Starting: March 16, 2015 (Every Monday)
  • Location: Red Cat Jazz Cafe
  • Address: 711 Franklin street, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: Red Cat Jazz Cafe
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Every Monday is a live Blues Jam headed by Shawn Allen. This is a Blues jam that has entertained many of the Houston Blues greats! So join us each week with the Blues.

Boiling Point Players Announces Season Finale Production

  • From: April 30, 2015 - May 09, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Address: Spring Street Studios-Studio 101, 1824 Spring St.,, Houston, TX 77007
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Boiling Point Players Discloses Its 2015 Season Finale Production, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Michelle Odgers. After recently concluding its 2015 Cabaret Trilogy, Boiling Point Players Theatre pre...

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Galleries/Photography

Booker-Lowe Gallery: "Desert Awakening: Paintings by the Australian Aboriginal Women of Ampilatwatja

  • From: April 11, 2015 - June 13, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Booker Lowe Gallery
  • Address: 4623 Feagan St., Houston, TX 77007-7308
  • Location: Booker Lowe Gallery
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New paintings by ten indigenous women artists from Ampilatwatja, one of Australia’s most remote Central Desert communities, evoke the reawakening of their parched country at a new exhibition at...

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Live Music

Chamber Music Houston Presents Emerson String Quartet

  • April 30, 2015 - April 30, 2015
  • Location: Stude Concert Hall - Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
  • Address: 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
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The award-winning Emerson String Quartet will return to close out the Chamber Music Houston season. The highly anticipated performance is sure to end the series on a high note, especially with the rav...

China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui

China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui, a special exhibition opening April 10 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, highlights important treasures from China. It is acknowledged by m...

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