Compiled by Nancy Ford
Mia Farrow receives Holocaust Museum’s Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award
In the beginning she was famous for being actress Maureen O’Hara’s daughter, then crooner Frank Sinatra’s wife. In the 1960s, she gained notoriety for starring in the racy television seriesPeyton Place, and then in outlaw director Roman Polanski’s horror classic Rosemary’s Baby. And there was that unpleasantness with her former husband Woody Allen, with whom she made 13 films.
“Yes, I am a celebrity, so take it with a grain,” she told The Guardian in 2008. “But I’m also a messenger. I’m also a witness.”
Actress, messenger, witness, and mother of 15 children, Mia Farrow has been chosen to receive Holocaust Museum Houston’s Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award in recognition of her nearly lifelong advocacy for human rights around the world.
“This award is given to an individual who has used his or her influence and resources to improve our world by a single act or lifetime of deeds which demonstrate moral courage in confronting injustice, hatred, prejudice, and apathy,” said Michael S. Goldberg, the museum’s chairman. “Over the years, [Mia Farrow’s] constant efforts have reminded us that we have a moral obligation to act. We cannot be bystanders to hatred and genocide,” he said.
In recent years Farrow, who is also a critically acclaimed photographer, has documented the plight of millions of victims of rebellion, famine, and disease in Darfur and the Congo, and has addressed the U.S. Senate and the United Nations Security Council to help alleviate their suffering.
“I wish that some of the attention that has been directed at Libya would carry over to the Sudan,” she told the Daily Princetonian in March.
Exactly the type of thing we’d expect any good mother to say. To learn more about Mia Farrow’s mission of compassion, log on to miafarrow.org.
May 11, with registration at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000. —Nancy Ford
Sea Rex 3D, Galapagos 3D, and Hubbell 3D. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns
.org • 713/639-4629.
Texas: The Big Picture celebrates the 175th anniversary of Texas independence. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.
The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns
.org • 713/639-4629.
Certified Copy (Copie conforme). Abbas Kiorastami directs Juliette Binoche in this romantic drama. French with subtitles. May 6–13. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding. May 13. Alamo Drafthouse at Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. • marketsquarepark.com.
Battleship Potemkin. Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent classic, with accompaniment by Golden Arm Trio. May 13, 8pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.
Expanded Cinema. Films from the 1960s and early ’70s by Stan VanDerBeek, John Whitney, and Nam Jun Paik. May 14. Co-presented by Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Aurora Picture Show, and Houston Museum of Natural Science. Burke Baker Planetarium, 5555 Hermann Park Dr. • aurorapictureshow
.org • 713/868-2101.
Maya Deren: Leading a Legacy. May 20. Rice Media Center, 6100 Main St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101
Art Car: The Movie. World premiere by Carlton Ahrens and Ford Gunter documents the Houston Art Car Parade. May 21. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • cinemartsociety.org.
Space, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm. Co-presented with MFAH Films and Aurora Picture Show. May 22, 8pm. Discovery Green Park, 1500 McKinney St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.
Space, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm. May 24–27. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.
Alexander Nevsky. Mark Wigglesworth conducts Houston Symphony Chorus in a program of Prokofiev, Wagner, and Stravinsky. Through May 1. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.
Amadeus, Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning play based on the lives of composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Through May 1. Alley Theatre. 615 Texas Ave. • alley
theatre.org • 713/220-5700.
King Lear, Shakespeare’s classic. Through May 1. Talento Bilingue De Houston, 333 S. Jensen Dr. • classicaltheatre.org • 713/963-9665.
Come Back, Little Sheba. William Inge’s family drama. Through May 7. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.
Harvey, the classic tale of a man’s best bunny friend. Through May 8. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss pits a comedienne against a prima donna. Through May 10. Houston Grand Opera. Wortham Theatre Center’s Brown Auditorium, 501 Texas Ave. • houstongrandopera.org • 713/228-6737.
A Murder Is Announced, a mystery by Leslie Darbon. Through May 14. Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Dr. • theatresuburbia.org • 713/682-3525.
Four Places. Regional premiere of Joel Drake Johnson’s bittersweet comedy about family. Through May 22. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.
The Monster at the Door (formerly The Medusa Body). World premiere of Rajiv Joseph’s darkly funny psychological thriller. Through May 29. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. •
alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.
[title of show]. Jimmy Phillips directs a musical about musicals. Through June 12. Theater LaB Houston, 1706 Alamo St. • theaterlabhouston.com • 713/868-7516.
Hi-Hat Hattie: The Story of Hattie McDaniel. Larry Parr’s musical. May 1–8. Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • ensemblehouston.com • 713/520-0055.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII, performed by Flanders Recorder Quartet. May 2, 7:30pm. Houston Early Music. Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman St. • houstonearlymusic.org • 713/432-1744.
I’ll Take Manhattan: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart. Live cabaret presented by Bayou City Concert Musicals. May 2, 9, & 16, 7:30pm. The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • bayoucityconcertmusicals.org • 713/465-6484.
Power Ballads Sing-Along, in conjunction with TUTS’ School of Rock. May 3, 8pm. Continental Club, 3700 Main St. • tuts.com • 713/558-8887.
1000 Ships Launch Party Dinner, May 5, 6pm. Landing Theatre Company at Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • landingtheatre.org • 713/487-5634.
Third Course. Spring Mixed Rep. May 5–7, 7:30pm. Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. Center for the Performing Arts’ Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby St. • dwdt.org • 713/315-2525.
Debt Collectors, an adaptation of August Strindberg’s Creditors. May 5–22. Stark Naked Theatre Co. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • [email protected] • 832/866-6514.
Waltzing to the Edge: Dance Music of the Americas. Works by Ginastera, Mackey, Aldridge, Hartke, and others. May 6, 7:30pm. Aperio Music of the Americas. Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline St. • aperioamericas.org.
Highlights of Houston Ballet features work from Stanton Welch and Christopher Bruce. May 6–8, 8pm. Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.
The Threesome. Eugene Labiche’s farce about adultery.
May 6–June 1. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • company onstage.org • 713/726-1219.
Folk Songs Transformed: Old into New. Works for mezzo-soprano and seven instruments, and more. May 7. Da Camera. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera
.com • 713/524-7601.
57th Annual Texas Music Festival and Village Fair’s Battle of the Bands features six local acts. May 8, noon–5pm. Benefits League City Lions Club Charities. Walter Hall Park, 807 Highway 3, North League City • lcvillagefair.com.
NANO Fiction’s 2011 NANO Reading Series closes with poets Lauren Berry and Rich Levy. May 10, 7:30pm Kaboom Books, 3116 Houston Ave. • nanofiction.org • 785/713-6266.
Mamma Mia! ABBA’s hit musical. May 10–15. Broadway Across America. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Sarofim Hall, 800 Bagby St. • broadwayacrossamerica.com • 713/315-2500.
The Intergalactic Nemesis, a live-action graphic novel. May 12, 8pm. Society for the Performing Arts. Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.
Rip in the Atmosphere, a mixed repertoire concert with Psophonia Dance Company and 6 Degrees. May 12–15. Barnevelder Movement Art Complex, 2201 Preston St. • psophonia
.com • 713/802-1181.
Essential Self Defense. Regional premiere of Adam Rapp’s multi-media drama. May 12–28, 8pm. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • horseheadtheatre.org.
The Foreigner. Larry Shue’s award-winning comedy. May 12–June 5. Texas Repertory Theatre Co., 14243 Stuebner Airline Rd. • texreptheatre.org • 281/583-7573.
Mozart’s Coronation Mass and more. Dr. Betsy Cook Weber conducts Houston Masterworks Chorus. May 13, 7:30pm. Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee Ln. • houstonmasterworks
.org • 713/529-8900.
¡Ritmo Latino! features Ely Guerra, 2010 Latin Grammy winner for Best Alternative Music Album. May 13, 8pm. Society for the Performing Arts at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.
Exploring Mahler 10. Hans Graf conducts the unfinished symphony. May 13–15. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.
The Murder Room, Jack Sharkey’s comic mystery. May 13–28. UpStage Theatre. Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. • upstagetheatre.org • 713/838-7191.
The Drawer Boy. Michael Healey’s drama about two farming brothers. May 13–28. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.
I Am Barbie. Barbie is 50, and she’s got a voice. May 13–29. Main Street Theater–Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. • main
streettheater.com • 713/524-6706.
Mozart’s Requiem and Serenata notturna, and Mendelssohn’s String Symphony. May 14. Mercury Baroque. Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • mercury
baroque.org • 832/251-0706.
Smoking Popes play tunes from their latest CD, This Is Only a Test. May 14. Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak Dr. • fitzlivemusic.com • 713/862-3838.
Venetian Vespers includes works by Francesco Cavalli and more. May 14, 7:30pm. Houston Chamber Choir. First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman St. • houstonchamberchoir
.org • 713/224-5566.
They Don’t Want to Hear Her Sing! A satirical musical about Gone with the Wind’s Hattie McDaniel. May 14–22. Midtown Art Center, 3414 LaBranch St. • vincentvictoriaproductions.com • 832/489-7458.
Dvorák’s Cello Concerto. Hans Graf conductsAlisa Weilerstein, cellist. May 19, 21, 22. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.
Jekyll and Hyde. Frank Wildhorn’s popular musical. May 20–29. Masquerade Theatre. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • masqueradetheatre.com • 713/861-7045.
Crave, Sarah Kane’s tone poem about grief and love. May 20–June 4. Catastrophic Theatre at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway • catastrophictheatre.com • 713/522-2723.
Madame Butterfly, Puccini’s masterpiece. May 20 & 22, 8pm. Houston Grand Opera. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.
Your Name Means the Sea. An American artist and Azerbaijani singer find love. May 21, 8pm. Houston Grand Opera. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.
Dancin’ in the Streets: Motown & More Revue performed by Texas artists. May 26–29, 8:15pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.
Raising the Barre features a world premiere by Jorma Elo, Christopher Bruce’s Grinning in Your Face, and Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush. May 26–June 5. Houston Ballet. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.
Tribute to Ray Charles. May 27–29. Michael Krajewski conducts Ellis Hall at the piano. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.
Asylum, Keith Aisner’s drama about alternate reality. May 27–June 18. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest Dr. •
theatresouthwest.org • 713/661-9505.
Sordid Lives. Del Shores’ Southern comedy. May 27–June 18. ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Betsy Kelso’s comedy. June 1–July 24. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.
PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Too Many Beagles! A musical by Ann and Arnold Richie. Through May 1. UpStage Theatre. Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. • upstagetheatre.org • 713/838-7191.
Bunnicula, a “hare-raising” musical. Through May 14. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreet
theater.com • 713/524-6706.
Odd and the Frost Giants. A play with puppets about a crippled boy. May 2–21. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.
Commedia of Errors. 14 children perform Jonathan Gonzalez’ adaptation of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. May 6–8. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.
Thomas Saves the Day with Thomas & Friends. May 7–8. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.
The Princess and the Pea, a bilingual (Spanish/English) fairytale. May 7 & 14, 2pm. Express Theatre, 446 Northwest Mall • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.
Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare’s story of two star-crossed lovers, adapted from Gounod’s opera. May 9–12, 11am. Houston Grand Opera at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386 .
Queer Voices. Features, news, music, interviews, reviews, and commentary. Monday nights, 9–11 pm. KPFT 90.1 FM. kpft.org • 713/526-4000.
Fayetteville ArtWalk 2011 features more than 60 artists, live music, fine arts and crafts, food, and a wine tasting. Through May 1. Benefits art programs for rural children. Fayetteville, Texas • artsforruraltexas.org • 979/378-2113.
Susanne Thea: Paraphrase of the Bayeux Tapestry. Through May 2. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.
Watermedia Members’ Exhibit, juried by Keith McNay. Through May 5. WAS-H Gallery, 1601 W. Alabama St. • watercolorhouston.org • 713-942-9966.
Marty: A Montrose Art Party. Art League Houston’s 2011 spring sale and benefit. Through May 6. Benefits ALH Healing Art students. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.
Joshua Smith: Memory Pending. Collage-based works. Through May 7. Spacetaker ARC, 2101 Winter Street, Suite B11 • spacetaker.org.
Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller, inspired by the Rocky Mountains in 1837. Through May 8. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.
Water’s Extreme Journey, a maze exhibit. Through May 8. Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr. • thehealthmuseum.org • 713/521-1515.
Kathleen Rabel and Stephen Hazel: Paintings on Canvas. Through May 12. Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts Gallery, 2501 Sunset Blvd. • gremillion.com • 713/522-2701.
3rd Annual Juried Exhibition benefits Houston Area Women’s Center. Submissions accepted through May 14. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.
2011 School of Art Masters Thesis Exhibition. Through May 14. Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston’s Fine Arts Building, entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.
2011 Houston Fringe Festival applications, spotlighting daring and conceptually challenging performances, accepted through May 15, 5pm. freneticore.net • 832/426-4624.
Pasted Papers: The Art of Collage. Through May 15. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.
Truth and Transience: Michelle Samour. Through May 15. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.
2011 Texas Biennial features works by Cassandra Emswiler, Laurie Frick, Tim Harding, Olivia Moore, and Brad Tucker. Through May 21. Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg St. • box13artspace.com.
Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Through May 23. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.
Whoever Saves a Life … Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust. Through May 23. Cy-Fair College, 9191 Baker Cypress Road, Cypress • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.
Mary Temple: Northwest Corner, Southeast Light. Through May 25. Rice University’s Rice Gallery, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.
Lisa Gralnick: The Gold Standard. Works in metal. Through May 28. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.
Sandhill Country: Paintings by Iwantja Artists from South Australia’s APY Lands. Through May 28. Booker-Lowe Gallery, 4623 Feagan St. • bookerlowegallery.com • 713/880-1541.
Joseph Marioni and Peter Tollens: New Paintings. Through May 28. Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose, Suite 200 • wadewilsonart.com • 713/521-2977.
Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century. Works from Musée du Louvre, Paris. Through May 30. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.
Eye on Third Ward. Jack Yates High School photography celebrates its 16th year. Through May 30. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.
Heinrich Kühn. Works by the photographer and scientist. Through May 30. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.
Measured, a studio program exhibition. Through June 4. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.
Fragile Fragments: Expressions of Memory. Female artists examine the relationship between art and loss. Through June 5. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.
Garnish, a site-specific installation by Ann Wood. Through June 5. Galveston Arts Center, 2501 Market St. • contemporaryartgalveston.org • 409/763-2403.
The Book Club of Texas, rare publications. Through June 11. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.
This Is Displacement: Native Artists Consider the Relationship Between Land and Identity. Through June 11. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.
Joan Son–Part Geometry, Part Zen: A Personal Exploration through Paper. Through June 12. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.
Elaine Bradford: The Sidereal kicks off Blaffer Gallery’s Window into Houston exhibitions. Through June 22. 110 Milam St. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.
Perspectives 174: Re: Generation. CAMH’s Teen Council explores issues of communication, technology, and more. Through June 26. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.
Seeing the Unseen: The Folk Arts of Houston’s Faith Communities. Photographs of sacred spaces, important ritual events, and more. Through June 30. Spacetaker ARC, Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St. • spacetaker.org.
Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time features more than 150 works. Through July 4. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.
Wistful Beauties: Feminine Portrayals on Paper highlights the nature of feminine beauty. Through July 4. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.
Picturing the Senses in European Art. European paintings and prints from the 16th–18th centuries. Through July 17. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.
Upside Down: Arctic Realities. Ancient relics from the arctic region. Through July 17. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.
Displaced Persons: Photographs by Clemens Kalischer. Through July 24. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.
Circa 1900: Decorative Arts at the Turn of the Century features works by Emile Gallé, Edvard Munch, and František Kupka. Through July 31. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.
Passage to a New Life: Highlights from the Collections of Holocaust Museum Houston includes photographs, documents, and artifacts. Through Aug. 7. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.
Bayou City Noir: The Photography of Marvin Zindler. Through Aug. 13. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.
Texas! The Exhibition features historical Texas artifacts like James Bowie’s Bowie Knife. Through Sept. 5. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.
The Whole World Was Watching. Civil Rights-era photographs from Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil. Through Sept. 25. Gregory School, 1300 Victor St. and Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.
Celebrating Fifteen Years of History with Holocaust Museum Houston, a visual storytelling of the museum’s history. Through Dec. 31. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.
Ours to Fight For, the role of Jewish servicemen and women during World War II. Through Dec. 31. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.
Doc Severinsen and The Miguel Five. May 6. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.
Ancestors of the Lake: Art of Lake Sentani and Humboldt Bay, New Guinea. May 6–Aug. 28. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.
Cast in Plastic: Art from the Designer Toy Revolution. May 14–June 23. Domy Books Houston, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.
Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom. Paintings, collages, and films. May 14–July 10. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.
For the Man: The 9 to 5 Show. Works created by artists while on the clock. May 14–June 25. Gallery 1724, 1724 Bissonnet St. • gallery1724.blogspot.com • 713/582-1198.
Independent Artists: Innovative Art. Houston Fieldwork Showcase presented by Several Dancers Core. May 15, 2pm. Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston St. • severaldancerscore.org • 713/862-5530.
Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork. Small-scale handmade sculptures. May 15–Sept. 11. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.
Houston Art Car Parade Sneak Peek. May 21, 6pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.
Museum of Broken Relationships features detritus from failed relationships. May 21–June 4; reception, May 21, 6pm. Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston’s Fine Arts Building, entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.
Diverse Creations. Works by Margo I. Green, Sally Stubbs, and Daniel Brents. May 21–June 11; reception, May 21, 6pm. Betz Art Gallery, 1208 W. Gray St. • betzgallery.com • 713/576-6954.
Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. May 22–Aug 14. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.
Ancient Ukraine: Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations. May 27–Sept. 5. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.
15th Annual Strong, Smart and Bold Celebration Luncheon honors Ellen Cohen. 11:30am. InterContinental Houston, 2222 West Loop S. • girlsinc-houston.org • 713/802-2260.
May 7–8, 14–15
Galveston Historical Foundation presents the 37th annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour. Includes nine houses featuring a variety of styles. galvestonhistory.org • 409/765-3403.
Houston Go Red for Women Expo and Luncheon features keynote speaker Christine Baranski. 10am. Benefits the American Heart Association. Hilton Americas Hotel,
1600 Lamar St. • heart.org.
Primavera displays floral gardens throughout the Galleria. 5085 Westheimer Rd. • galleriahouston.com • 713/622-0663.
Tour de Hood Bike Tour. Lenwood Johnson leads a two-and-a-half-hour bike tour of Third and Fourth Wards. 8:30am. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.
2011 Galveston Island Beach Revue: Centennial Salute to the Hotel Galvez also salutes the military, and features the retro and contemporary Bathing Beauties Contest. Various Seawall and Strand locations • ibcgalveston.com • 409/770-7360.
Great Tastes of the Heights features samplings from myriad local restaurants, plus music, spirits, and more. All Saints Catholic Community, 215 E. 10th St. • greattastesoftheheights.com • 713/864-2653.
Free Press Summer Fest features Big Boi, Girls, The Mahas, and much, much more. Eleanor Tinsley Park • freepresshouston.com.
Pond Tour, a tour featuring more than 20 private water gardens and koi ponds. houstonpondsociety.org.
The Women’s Group, a feminist group for all women. 10:15am. First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Sojourner Truth Room, 5200 Fannin St. • 713/529-8571.
Urban Harvest Farmers Market, presented by Central City Co-op. Noon–4pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.
TG Support Group. Helping TransGenders Anonymous is a facilitated support group for all transgenders, supporters, family, and significant others. 7–9pm. 604 Pacific St. • tgctr.org
Fathers First. Houston’s original gay fathers group supports gay dads who are dealing with coming-out issues and family challenges of life after being married to a woman. First three Mondays of each month, 7:30–9pm. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St., room 230 • fathersfirstofhouston.com.
Gay Dads’ Support Group helps gay men who are or were previously married to a woman and who had children within that relationship. 7:30–9pm. Grace Lutheran Church’s parlor, 2515 Waugh Dr. • 281/608-8134.
Center HIV Support Group. New facilitated support group for HIV-positive individuals. 6pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunity center.org • 713/524-3818.
GLBT-Friendly Depression & Bipolar Support Group. 7:15–8:30pm. Free. Eclessia Church, 2015 Taft St. • 713/526-1018.
Weekly (Sun., Wed., Sat.)
Love and Rackets. Houston Tennis Club welcomes players and enthusiasts of all skill levels. Sundays, 9am–noon; Wednesdays, 7:30–9pm; clinics, every Saturday 9–10:30am. Memorial Park Tennis Center, 1500 Memorial Loop. Annual membership, $30; court fees, $3 per session. houstontennisclub.org.
Recycling Saturdays. Bring your glass, paper, plastic, and aluminum. 10am–2pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.
Monthly (1st Sun.)
Free Legal Consultations for PWAs. AIDS Foundation Houston and Katine & Nechman L.L.P. offer 30 minutes of free legal consultation on any legal issue to persons with HIV and AIDS, by appointment. Katine & Nechman, 1111 North Loop West, suite 180 • lawkn.com • 713/808-1000.
Monthly (1st Mon.)
Center Coming Out Group. Facilitated support group for LGBT individuals at any stage of the coming-out process. 7pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.
Monthly (1st Fri.)
First Friday Happy Hour. Northwest Corner, a social and civic organization for GLBT Houstonians living northwest of Loop 610, meets. Time and location TBA. nwcorner.org.
Monthly (1st & 3rd Fri.)
Positive Brothers Unite, a support/social group for HIV-positive men who have sex with men of color. 6pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St., room 110 • 713/454-7548 • [email protected]
Monthly (2nd Tues.)
Center Dinner Night, hosted by the Houston GLBT Community Center. Diners pay for their own meals. 6:30pm. One’s A Meal, 812 Westheimer Rd. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter
.org • 713/524-3818.
Monthly (2nd Sat.)
AssistHers helps lesbians coping with life-threatening illnesses by providing non-medical assistance. Volunteers meet for fellowship and education followed by lunch at a local restaurant. 9:30am–noon. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St. • assisthers.org • 713/521-4628.
Monthly (3rd Sun.)
LOAF Meet and Greet. Lesbians Over Age Fifty meet for munchies and fellowship; bring some of both. 2pm. 1034 W. 17th Street.
Monthly (3rd Tues.)
Center Seniors & Friends Potluck, organized by the Houston GLBT Community Center at Bethel Church UCC, 1107 Shepherd Dr. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.
Monthly (3rd Wed.)
Bingo with the Divas, hosted by An’ Marie Gill and Jessica Van Shelton. 8–10pm. Benefits Bering Omega Foundation. Tony’s Corner Pocket, 817 W. Dallas St.
Monthly (3rd Thurs.)
Share with PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 7:30pm. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Chatham Room, 1805 Alabama St. • pflaghouston.org.
Monthly (4th Sun.)
Share with the Clear Lake satellite of PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 2–4pm. Bay Area Unitarian
Universalist Church Fellowship Hall, 17503 El Camino Real, Clear Lake • pflaghouston.org.
Monthly (4th Wed.)
Lesbian Dinner Group. Single and coupled women come for a meal but stay for the camaraderie. 7:30pm. Cafe Express, 1422 W. Gray St. • [email protected]
Thomas Street Clinic is offering HIV testing free to the public, Mon.-Fri. 9 am-1 pm. There is no need to establish eligibility (“gold-card”), no donation will be asked of the person seeking testing, and the test is free. Thomas Street Clinic, 2015 Thomas, 713/873-4157 or 713/873-4026.
Legacy Community Health Services offers free, confidential, rapid HIV testing using the OraQuick-Advance collection method with results available within 20 minutes.
MONDAYS: All Star News and Video Emporium, 3415 Katy Frwy & Studewood, 4-8pm; George Sports Bar, 617 Fairview, 6-10pm.
TUESDAYS:611 Hyde Park Pub, 611 Hyde Park, 4-8pm; Midtown Spa, 3100 Fannin, 4-8pm.
WEDNESDAYS: Club Houston, 2205 Fannin, 8pm-12am; EJ’s, 2517 Ralph, 10pm-1am.
FRIDAYS: Midtown Spa, 3100 Fannin, 5-9pm; EJ’s, 2517 Ralph, 10pm-1am.
MON-THU, Free, confidential syphilis testing is also offered. HIV and syphilis testing is offered at 215 Westheimer, 11am–7pm, and Friday, 11am–5pm. 713/830-3070.
Planned Parenthood offers free, anonymous, or confidential testing at clinic locations throughout the area. To speak with an HIV counselor: 1-800-230-PLAN. Dickinson: 281/337-7725. Fannin: 713/831-6543. FM1960: 281/587-8081. Greenspoint: 281/445-4553. Huntsville: 936/295-6396. Lufkin: 936/634-8446 x223. Rosenberg: 281/342-3950. Stafford: 281/494-9848.
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