THIS WEEK & BEYOND
Dancescape Tuesday November 24, 2015 7pm LSC-Montgomery Mainstage Theatre
The Lone Star College-Montgomery dance department will present its fall dance concert, Dancescape, on Tuesday, November 24, at 7 p.m., in the Mainstage Theatre in the college’s Performing Arts Center (building D). Admission is $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and $5 for students, faculty, and staff. Dancescape is the culmination of work done by students enrolled in the dance performance class. This class, in which students enroll for the opportunity to perform in a formal dance concert, teaches the students choreography, and then allows for rehearsing and refining it for the stage. Faculty, guest artists and students develop choreography, but students learn all of the other aspects of the creative and production process by helping with publicity, costuming, lighting design and more. “Dancescape is a wonderful opportunity to welcome the community to the campus to see what talent exists here,” said Nirider. “I feel the dance program is a hidden jewel that many aren’t aware of. There is so much talent at our college, waiting to be discovered.”
Actor’s Gem Productions presents Celebrity Mystery Theater Second Saturday of the month 6:45pm The Spaghetti Warehouse
901 Commerce St., Houston, TX 77002 Imagine yourself enjoying dinner, socializing with friends, having a few drinks . . . when suddenly a murder is committed. Let the wacky antics of two famous detectives, never seen together before anywhere, amuse you as they solve the crime. Who did it? Was it Fran Drescher, Marilyn Monroe, Cher, Elvis Presley, Elizabeth Taylor, Rocky Balboa, Bill Clinton, Joan Crawford or was it you? Admission is $55 and includes a three-course meal, dinner show, soft drinks and gratuity. Reservations are required. For more information call 713-305-8117 or visit them on the web at www.celebritymysterytheater.com/
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents A Christmas Story The Musical December 8 - 20, 2015 The Hobby Center for Performing Arts Sarofim Hall
(800 Bagby St., Houston, TX, 77002)
Prepare yourself for a red-blooded, twofisted, all-American Christmas in the holiday show heralded by the Associated Press as “a charming triumph infused with utter joy.” In this clever musical adaptation of the 1983 film comedy, we follow the childhood dreams and schemes of little Ralphie, whose heart is set on getting one thing and one thing only for Christmas – the official Red Ryder, carbine action, two-hundred shot range model air rifle. Along the way, we discover the stuff of pink nightmares (think bunny suit), the power of fishnet-clad lamps (careful, it’s fra-GEE-lay), and the wintry hazards of sticking a warm tongue to a cold metal pole. With its timeless scenes, quirky innocence and nostalgic warmth, this musical trip down memory lane will leave the whole family bright-eyed and buoyant. It’s far and away the most fun you’ll have this holiday season!
TUTS’ production of A Christmas Story The Musical is made possible by the generosity of Ballard Exploration Company, Inc.
TUTS’ 2015/16 season is generously sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s Health. For all shows, air transportation is provided by United Airlines, the official airline of TUTS. Media sponsors include ABC-13 and Houston Chronicle. Season support is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Theater District Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Tickets start at $30. Check TUTS Online at www.tuts.com, or phone them at 713.558.TUTS
Paint Your Own Wine Glass Class “Holiday Themed” November 19th, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm Envy Wine Room
317 Gentry Street, D1 in Old Town Spring Come out for an evening of fun while learning how to paint your own wine glass! The class is $25 which includes all materials and instructions to paint your very own wine glass, a free glass of house wine and light snacks to munch. For reservations call 281-528-9868.
Richard Haas Exhibit Thursday, November 19 Huntsville Public Library
The Huntsville Public Library and the Huntsville Arts Commission invite you to join them to meet muralist artist Richard Haas and view his works in the Library’s Community Room
Tomball Bluegrass Festival Sunday, November 15, 2015 11am-6pm Tomball’s Old Depot
201 South Elm Street in downtown Tomball The old Depot in downtown Tomball, Texas will ring with the sounds of banjos, dobros and fiddles as the City hosts the 4nd annual Tomball Bluegrass Festival on Sunday, November 15th, 2015. Coming from deep in the hills of northern Alabama, David David & the Warrior River Boys will headline the one-day musical event. David and the Boys return to Tomball after their successful festival performance here in 2013. They take to the gazebo stage at 4:30 p.m. The Lone Star Bluegrass Band makes its first ever appearance at the Tomball Bluegrass Festival starting at 2:30. Performing together since 1982, the band is led by Chris Hirsch, a three time Texas banjo champion. Bordertown Ramblers will return to the Tomball Bluegrass Festival with its own regional style of Bluegrass with a touch of Country, Blues and mountain traditional from 12:30 to 2 pm. The Tomball Bluegrass Festival is at the historic railroad Depot, 201 South Elm Street in downtown Tomball. Call 281-351-5484 or visit www.facebook.com/TomballTexanForFun for more information.
Houston Whatever Fest Friday thru Sunday, Nov. 20-22, 2015 Warehouse District, East of Downtown Houston
More Comedy, More Attractions & More FUN Coming This November! Houston Whatever Fest, the City’s most eclectic two-day music, comedy and art street festival, has added even more unique programming to its diverse line up! In addition to the 90 + music and comedy acts performing on 5 stages in the heart of the East End of downtown on November 21 & 22, the second annual festival will also feature a variety of attractions and shows. Admission to the festival will also include access to unique experiences, interactive shows and pop-up performances including: The Underwear Show, 7 Minutes in Purgatory, Air Sex Show and Punk Rock Circus, plus a variety of street performers and pop-up entertainment experiences taking place throughout the weekend—from brass bands to burlesque, performance artists and more, there’s a show around every corner! For those looking for more than just music, comedy, art and food, we have the HWF Midway Games featuring a variety of carnival games and challenges along with a Giant 65-foot Ferris Wheel—it’s the perfect location for that mile-high-in-the-sky selfie you know you want to take with the festival grounds all around you! Get ready for The Greatest Little Show on Earth as the superstars from Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling, bring their high powered, athletic show to downtown for one weekend only! Don’t miss your chance to see the #1 Midget Wrestling Company in the country showcase their unique, energetic wrestling style with two performances each day. Sports fans will also have the opportunity to catch all of the weekend’s best college football and NFL games on the largest mobile HD television screen in North America. You won’t miss a minute of the action or the chance to keep up with your favorite teams and fantasy leagues in between all the great live entertainment and festival fun. HWF will also mark the debut of the HWF Art Experience, showcasing over 150 local, emerging artists with original artworks on display, the 3D Blacklight Experience housing interactive artwork, dancers, murals and other performers, and the Canvas Combat live art competition where artists take to the streets to create original art pieces before a live audience. To participate as an HWF Art Experience vendor or sign up for Canvas Combat events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The fun kicks off on Friday, November 20 at Warehouse Live with a stand up show from Doug Benson. This event is FREE to patrons with Big Shot or Baller VIP tickets as part the #HWF2015 festival experience! Limited tickets are available to the public, for more information, visit www.WarehouseLive.com. Check out the newest kHWF Radio MixTape curated by Justin Nava, a veteran of the Houston music scene, who currently fronts one of #HWF2015’s most dynamic local bands, thelastplaceyoulook. Nava’s musical influences scene span an array of genres and his impact on the local music scene is as just as storied. From his solo acoustic folk shows to the creative, dynamic productions and performances of thelastplaceyoulook, to his behind-the-scenes work producing other upand-coming bands, Nava himself, is a diverse product of our diverse city. General admission individual day passes are $35 in advance. Two-day general admission passes start at $55. VIP Prices increase at the gates. For more information details on performers, festival attractions and more, please visit www.houstonwhateverfest.com.
Pop The Cork Wine Tasting & Fundraiser
Friday November 13, 2015 Conroe Art League
127 Simonton St. in Conroe, TX 77301 Montgomery County Performing Arts Society is hosting their annual Pop the Cork wine tasting fundraiser on Friday, November 13th, at the Conroe Art League. VIP’s will start the wine tasting at 6:00 p.m. with everyone else coming in at 6:30 p.m. VIP’s donation level will be $75 and they will be tasting premium wines and receive a commemorative wine glass to take home. The general donation level will be $50. A wine tasting for 20 people, led by local wine guru Ron Saikowski, will be raffled off at the event. Heavy appetizers and live music will enhance the evening as we taste wines from all around the world! Donations to reserve your spot can be made on our website: www.mcpas.org. Any questions, call us at 936-760-2787.
Essential Oils Classes Monday November 30, 2015 3-5pm Huntsville City Library
1219 13th Street Huntsville, TX 77340
Whether you have been attending the Essential Oils (EOS) classes these past few weeks, or have just heard about them, you will be excited to learn about the special holiday event being held on Monday, November 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room.
Melissa Gonzalez, EOS instructor, will demonstrate several “recipes” for attendees who will then be able to create their individual essential oil beauty product, natural health remedy, or cleaning product. Essential Oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. Refreshments will be served and everyone who attends will have an opportunity to win a grand door prize.
Please register for this event online at www. myhuntsvillelibrary.com or call Mary Kokot at (936)291-5471.
No Foolin’ String Band Saturday November 14, 2015 4pm & 7pm Wynne Home Arts Center
1428 11th Street Huntsville, TX 77340
No Foolin’ String Band will be performing at the Wynne Home, Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Artists from across East Texas get together to play traditional American music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and spoons, and pennywhistle. The public is invited - there is no admission fee! Dinner will be served from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; plates are $8.00 each.
For more information, contact the Wynne Home Arts Center at www.thewynnehome.com or (936) 291-5424.