5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND
Quick, you have to choose: Buy a boat or hear Don Henley in concert? Well, you don’t have to only choose one, but these items can fill up your weekend if you do it the right way.
If you hate water or radiofriendly rock, try some art, theater or a tribute to a fallen pop star.
The Fade to Black Play Festival
This play festival has a focus, and a purpose: to highlight the fresh work of black playwrights. When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: MATCH, 3400 Main Tickets: $15; matchouston.org
Houston Boat, Sport & Travel Super Show
You wanna buy a boat? This show can get you to that goal as it spotlights over 1,000 boats and RVs, plus outdoor gear for fishing, sport and travel. When: 1-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Where: One NRG Park Tickets: $5-$12; houstonboatshows. com
‘Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting’
Houston art collectors Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs own dozens of stilllife paintings by stars of the genre that date from the early 19th century to the present. They’re sharing 60 masterpieces with the public in this exhibit opening Saturday When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 12:157 p.m. Sunday Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 5601 Main Tickets: $7.50-$15; 713-639-7300, mfah.org.
George Michael Tribute
Still grieving the death of George Michael? This show by the Xanadudes will feature songs from the late pop star. When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Continental Club, 3700 Main Tickets: $10; 713-533-9525, continentalclub.com
Expect a heavy sampling of his latest songs, but the former Eagle is sure to sing tunes from his other four solo albums as well as some selections from the days in his old band. When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday Where: Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington, Sugar Land Tickets: $79.50-$149.50; 281-2076278, smartfinancialcentre.com
The Houston Boat, Sport & Travel Super Show features a variety of boats and outdoor gear designed to keep the anglers in the family high and dry.