We hate to go against the schedule, but instead of celebrating National Girls’ Night in the Day, we encourage everyone to go out at night. There’s plenty to do in the coming days, and below you’ll find the week’s best bets, including world premieres, new artwork and music that evokes the city of Houston itself. same.
You can find family dysfunction in rural Louisiana starting this Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. when The Theater Ensemble opens Southern love and comfort. The soap opera-style musical – with book Monica L. Patton, music by Bobby Daye and lyrics by Patton and Daye – sees an estranged mother and daughter reunited after the death of the family matriarch. Patton said she believed “each family can see each otheron the show, such as “it’s about the family ties that bind, it’s about dysfunction, and it’s about staying attached to each other even when it’s hard.” Performances are scheduled for Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. until October 16. You can buy tickets here for $41 to $60.
After a two-year delay related to COVID, on Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m., the Houston Ballet can finally present good vibesa world premiere of Arthur Pita this is the first time he has choreographed at the Houston Ballet. Pita explained that the “piece of memory” is based on the 1966 Beach Boys songsaying, “I’ve always been fascinated by its structure and unpredictability as a song. It immediately turns you into a place, into a feeling, which is a good feeling.” The aptly titled program good vibesalso includes a cover of Marc Morrisit is The letter V and Stanton Welchit is Red earth. Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and September 30 and at 2 p.m. on Sundays until October 2. You can buy tickets here for $25 to $210.
Colonialism, migration and liberation are themes that will be found in Various works“new exhibition”Memory websites», opening on Friday, September 23 at 6 p.m. The two-person exhibit will feature new and recent works by Texas-based artists. Jenelle Esparza and Veronica Gaona. At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, you can listen to the artists’ conferences during the opening, or go The MATCH gallery Thursday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (or by appointment) until November 5 to see the free exhibition. To experience more of the exhibition, check out a live performance by Gaona, titled for those who do not return in life, there is always death/para aquellos que no regresan en vida, siempre está la muertescheduled for Saturday, October 15, at 6.30 p.m. in the car park of the Lawndale and a conference with Daniela Lieja Quintanarchief curator and director of programming at Los Angeles Contemporary ExhibitionsWednesday, October 19, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the legacy of the patron saint of music, Saint Cecilia, on Friday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. with Lyrical Ars when they open their new season with I greet you, luminous Cécile at The Recreation Center for the Performing Arts. The program, made up of a baroque orchestra and eight singers (including Houston’s favorite mezzo-soprano, Cecile Duarte, and four performers making their Ars Lyrica debut), will feature George Frideric Handel and two works by Henry Purcell, including “Hail! Brilliant Cecile. There “celebratory work,” the “the biggestof Purcell’s odes to the saint is a “kaleidoscopic exploration of the power of music to shift emotions.” You can buy a ticket for the concert here for $25 to $75, or you can get a single-event digital pass here for $20 and enjoy the comfort of your own home.
During a conversation with another actor, playwright Crystal Rae (winner of the Houston Theater Awards in 2020 and 2022) was inspired to write a one-man show from the point of view of the father of one of the four daughters killed in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Friday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m. At the edge of the theater in collaboration with The Theater Ensemblewill present the world premiere of this work, Tied: a single-player game. Rae told the Houston Press she “hopes to be part of an art movement that celebrates the beauty of being a father, but also celebrates the beauty of being a team, a family, and working together.” Performances will continue until October 9 at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. and September 25 at 3 p.m. at the Théâtre Ensemble. You can buy tickets here for $25 to $35 (Thursday, September 29 will be paid with a suggested price of $35).
A world premiere of the essential composer of Jordan Peele Michael Abelsan orchestral setting of a Vietnamese folk song, mariachis and a bit of Beethoven make up Familythe program that will open ROCOthe last season this weekend. The program, planned to be executed at Miller Open Air Theater and the Church of St. John the Divine, will reflect Houston’s cultural diversity and evoke community, family and hope. Free tickets for the Miller Outdoor Theater Show Friday, September 23 at 8 p.m. can be reserved here starting today, September 22, at 10 a.m. You can also attend the show from the ticketless hillside seatsthe Miller Outdoor Theater website, Youtube channelWhere Facebook page. Pay What You Can tickets for the show at St. John the Divine on Saturday, September 24 at 5 p.m. can be purchased here with a suggested price of $35. It will also be streamed live for free on ROCO’s website, Youtube channel, Facebook pageand A440.live.
Catastrophic theater celebrates its 30-year pearl anniversary with a season of productions that define Catastrophic’s avant-garde sensibility, beginning with Samuel Beckett Happy Days opening on Friday September 23 at 8 p.m. The piece, which turned 60 last year“is defined both by its extent and its specificity” and his “beautiful and simple principle»: a woman buried up to her waist in the earth (which is still rising). Nodler recently told the Houston Pressthe play is really about aging. “Getting old can be tough and it can also be quite fun. And quite happy,” says Nodler. “Beckett loved no one better than Buster Keaton or Charlie Chaplin.” In a fun throwback, Tamarie Cooper and Jason Nodler will reprise the roles they played 22 years ago (as lead character and director, respectively) for Catastrophic precursor Infernal Bridegroom Productions. Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and October 3, at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays until October 15 at The game. Tickets are chargeable with a suggested price of $35 and can be purchased here.
Join a three-time Latin Grammy nominated band Fever at Discovery Green Sunday September 25 at 5:00 p.m. during kick-off Tejas has a soul, a free concert series highlighting the “brown-eyed soul” that emerged from Houston Chicano musicians of the 1960s, who drew inspiration from Houston musical traditions, including soul and zydeco. The group, founded in 1986 and known as “Pride of Pasadena,” has been the last band from Pasadena to play at Gilley’s Club (of Urban cowboy fame) and will be the first to perform in a three-concert series scheduled for this fall celebrating Houston’s musical heritage. The series will continue on Sunday, October 23 with the music Conjunto de Los Monarcas by Pete y Mario Diaz and Grupo Fuerte, and on Sunday, November 27 with “Tejano number in nine pieces with horns” AVIZO.