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The Tree of Musical Life
Bayou City Concert Musicals sinks its roots into ‘Finian’s Rainbow’

Some might say, in this age of electronic soundscapes and auto-tune special effects, that a theater company would have to be out of its tree to mount a production of a show that hadn’t been seen in Houston for 50 years. But that’s exactly what Bayou City Concert Musicals is doing, and they’re climbing into said tree to do it.

With its onstage orchestra and minimalist staging, Bayou City Concert Musicals has established itself as a dependable provider of great American musicals, including Pal Joey, Assassins, Fiorello!, and others. In early September, the group presents a concert version of Finian’s Rainbow, the Harburg/Saidy/Lane classic tale of greed, gold, and finding the most important treasure at the end of the rainbow.

Though enjoying a critically acclaimed Broadway revival in 2010, Finian’s Rainbow has not been produced in Houston since 1961 when Theatre Inc.’s version starred Marietta March, who became well known for originating the role of “Miss Mona” in the first ’80s-era Houston mounting of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

BCCM’s 2011 production of Finian’s Rainbow stars Charles Krohn, Beth Lazarou, Mark Ivy, and Cole Ryden, and features recognizable tunes like “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?,” “Look to the Rainbow,” “If This Isn’t Love,” and “Old Devil Moon.” Wear something green.

Sept. 8–11. Houston Community College’s Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin St. • www.bayoucityconcertmusicals.org • 713/465-6484. —Nancy Ford

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FILM

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.

Enchanted (2007). Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey find their own kingdom in New York City. Aug. 20, 9pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

National Velvet (1944). The equestrian classic starring Elizabeth Taylor. Aug. 3, 11am. Museum of Fine Arts’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Slant: Bold Asian American Images Festival. Short films. Aug. 11, 7:30pm. River Oaks Theater, 2009 W. Gray St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a computer-animated, 3-D film. Aug. 11, 8:30pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Back to the Future Trilogy Parts I, II, and III. Part I: Aug. 16; Part II, Aug. 17; Part III, Aug. 18. 8:30pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Summer Video Jam with filmmakers John Carrithers, Carlton Aherns, and Ford Gunter. Aug. 18, 6:30pm. Presented by Aurora Picture Show at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Bette Gordon Films from Anthology Film Archives, with filmmaker Andrew Lampert. Aug. 20, 8pm. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Senorita Cinema, an all-Latina film festival, with curator Stephanie Saint Sanchez, presented by Aurora Picture Show. Aug. 27, 8pm. Talento Bilingüe de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Dr. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Collaboration as a Means of Control, a video salon with filmmaker Andrew Lampert. Aug. 28, 6pm. Aurora Video Library, 1524 Sul Ross St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Australian American Chamber of Commerce Short Film Night benefits Obsidian Art Space. Sept. 1–2, 8pm. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Gypsy, the musical comedy about a stripper and her stage mother. Through Aug. 7. ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

Houston Shakespeare Festival presents rotating productions of Othello and The Taming of The Shrew. Through Aug. 7. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

St. Nicholas, a vampire tale. Through Aug. 8. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Hairspray, the do-wop musical about racism, presented by Country Playhouse and Lone Star College Cy-Fair. Through Aug. 14. 9191 Barker-Cypress Rd. • 281/290-5201.

Rent, the hit musical based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme. Through Aug. 14. Stage Door Inc., 284 Pasadena Town Square Mall • stagedoorinc.com • 832/582-7606.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sondheim’s hysterical musical. Through Aug. 20. Island ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

Who Was That Masked Man? Summer mellerdrammer by Joe Middendorf. Through Aug. 27. Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Dr. • theatresuburbia.org • 713/682-3525.

The United States of Tamarie: An All-American Revue (made in China), “a tribute to this great country in which we live in.” Through Aug. 30. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Betsy Kelso’s comedy. Through Sept. 4. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway. The music and legend of the country singer. Through Sept. 4. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

American Buffalo, David Mamet’s commentary on current economic times in America. Aug. 3–28. Landing Theatre Company. University of Houston-Downtown’s O’Kane Theatre, 1 Main St. • landingtheatre.org • 713/487-5634.

Fan Factory’s August in August, an August Strindberg piece. Aug. 4–13, 8pm. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

I Heard That! New comedy by Greater Tuna’s Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard. Aug. 4–14. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2120 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Dance and Movement Classes, presented by Houston Dance Festival at Houston Ballet Center for Dance. Aug. 5–7. houstondancefestival.org • 713/526-1907.

Agnes of God, a psychological religious drama. Aug. 5–20. Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

Red Hot Block Party offers music, craft beers, wine tastings, concessions, interactive activities, and more. Aug. 6, 4pm. La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, 600 La Torretta Blvd. in Montgomery • redhotblockparty.com • 713/557-5732.

Delbert McClinton, Texas blues/rock. Aug. 6, 8pm. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Houston International Jazz Festival celebrates its 21st season of heritage, culture, and sound with a kickoff party at House of Blues, two days of evening concerts at Discovery Green, and the Mayor’s Scholarship Jazz Brunch at the Wortham Theater. Aug. 6–7. jazzeducation.org.

God and Death, Woody Allen’s philosophical comedies, presented by The Back Porch Players. Aug. 10–18. Houston Ballet Center for Dance, 601 Preston St. • thebackporchplayers.com • 800-494-8497.

The Hobbit, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, presented by A. D. Players. Aug. 11–12, 11am. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

4th Annual Houston Fringe Festival. The inaugural weekend of Houston’s acclaimed avant-garde performance festival features theatrical pieces by Audacity Theatre Lab, Edge Theatre, The Ornery Theatre, Patti P. & Company, Paul Locklear, and Ryan Cockerham, with dance performances by China Cat Dance, Houston Burlesque Revue, and Sarah Gamblin. Aug. 11–14. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • freneticore.net • 832/426-4624. (Click here for an interview with Jim Tommaney.)

Houston Dance Festival features performances by Hope Stone Dance, Aug. 11–13 (includes a drawing for a picnic prepared by Top Chef contestant Monica Pope); iMEE, Aug. 18–20; and Noble Motion Dance, Aug. 26–27 and Sept. 2–3. 8pm. Barnevelder Movement Complex, 2201 Preston St. • houstondancefestival.org • 713/526-1907.

Ain’t Misbehavin’. The music of Fats Waller. Aug. 12, 8:30pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Houston Young Playwrights Exchange. Six plays by local teens. Aug. 12–13. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Red Hot Block Party offers music, craft beers, wine tastings, concessions, interactive activities, and more. Aug. 13, 3pm. Big League Dreams Sports Park, League City • redhotblockparty.com • 713/557-5732.

The Highwaymen, a tribute to Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash. Aug. 13, 7:30pm. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

KILT Summer Jam features Stealing Angels and Cory Morrow. Aug. 13, 8:30pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Hill/finger Lecture presents Cindy Freeman discussing 150 Years Later: Reflections on Houston, Texas; and King Cotton in the Civil War. Aug. 18, noon. Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St., Sam Houston Park • heritagesociety.org • 713/655-1912.

4th Annual Houston Fringe Festival. The second weekend of Houston’s acclaimed avant-garde performance festival features theater performances by Famous & Divine, Milo & Shyla, and PoetKen Productions, with dance performances by Rosie Trump, Sobers & Godley, Tina Mullone, Blake Dalton, and FrenetiCore. Music by the Chip Tune Crooner. Aug. 18–21. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • freneticore.net • 832/426-4624.

Journey through China, produced by Dance of Asian America. Aug. 19, 11am. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Shinyribs, a roots music experience. Aug. 19. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Speakeasy, presented by Standing Room Only Productions. Aug. 19–20. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

The Statesmen Barbershop Chorus with gospel quartet, Sterling. Aug. 20, 2 & 7:30pm. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Gift of Gift of’s 2nd annual exhibition & vote party benefits emerging photographers. Aug. 20, 7pm. Spacetaker ARC, Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St. • giftofgiftof.com.

KILT Summer Jam features The Lunabelles and Mickey & the Motorcars. Aug. 20, 8:30pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Music for Silent Films featuring the music of Chris Becker and Thomas Helton with films by Noe Kidder, Jonathan Jindra, Robert Thoth Carolina Vasquez, and Pablo Gimenez Zapiola. Aug. 21, 7pm. Divergence Music and Arts, 1824 Spring St. • thomashelton.org.

Rock the Dock, a free concert series featuring local bands. Thursdays through Aug. 25, 6:30pm. Kemah Boardwalk • kemahboardwalk.com • 281/334-9880.

10 by 10, presented by Scriptwriters/Houston. Aug. 25–28. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

Revels Houston holds its final chorus auditions by appointment for The Christmas Revels—A Bavarian Celebration of the Winter Solstice. Aug. 26, 6pm. St. Anne Parish Hall, 2140 Westheimer Rd. • revelshouston.org.

Fall for Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. Aug. 26, 8pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

4th Annual Houston Fringe Festival. The final “Anything Goes” weekend of Houston’s acclaimed avant-garde performance festival features Weekend, fast-paced, over-the-top shows in any discipline. Aug. 26–27. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • freneticore.net • 832/426-4624.

A Tribute to the Big Band Era: Igniting the Flame; Passing the Torch with the Conrad O. Johnson Regional Youth Orchestra. Aug. 27, 8pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

A Behanding in Spokane, Martin McDonagh’s volatile, outrageous comedy. Aug. 27–Sept. 26. Alley Theatre. 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Market Square Park Birthday Bash & Neighborhood Sharing with music, ice cream, and birthday cake. Aug. 28, 2pm. Alamo Drafthouse, 301 Milam St. • marketsquarepark.com.

Theater District Open House. Aug. 29, noon. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts’ Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby St. • thehobbycenter.org.

Australian American Chamber of Commerce Short Film Night. Sept. 1–2, 8pm. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

Mozart under the Stars with Mercury Baroque. Sept. 3, 8pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Viva Italia! Michael Krajewski conducts Poperazzi in music from The Godfather, Jersey Boys, La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, and more. Sept. 2–4. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Goodbye, Charlie. George Axelrod’s comedy about life’s regrets. Sept. 2–24. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest Dr. • theatresouthwest.org • 713/661-9505.k, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

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PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Aurora Boot Camp Premiere. Films made by children. Aug. 6, 11am. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Fantastic Mr. Fox, voiced by George Clooney, Bill Murray, and Meryl Streep. Aug. 10. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, presented by InterActive Theater. Aug. 10–11, 11am. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

The Hobbit, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, presented by A. D. Players. Aug. 11–12, 11am. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Journey through China, produced by Dance of Asian America. Aug. 19, 11am. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

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RADIO

After Hours: Queer Radio with Attitude features the QMZ (Queer Music Zone) with Jimmy Carper. Sunday mornings, 1–4 am. KPFT 90.1 FM. kpft.org • 713/526-5738.

Queer Voices. Features, news, music, interviews, reviews, and commentary. Monday nights, 9–11 pm. KPFT 90.1 FM. kpft.org • 713/526-4000.

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ART/PHOTOGRAPHY

3rd Annual Juried Exhibition benefits the Houston Area Women’s Center. Through Aug. 4. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

Hardbodies. Works by Benjamin Marra, Nathan Fox, Zack Soto, and Keenan Marshall Keller. Through Aug. 4. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.

Faces of History. Images from 19th- and 20th-century photographers from five Latin American countries. Through Aug. 5. Allen Center,? 500 Dallas St. • fotofest.org • 713/223-5522.

Photographs of the American West by Barbara Van Cleve. Through Aug. 6. Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose, Ste. 200 • wadewilsonart.com • 713/521-2977.

Street Science. Works by John Stuart Berger and GONZO247. Through Aug. 6. PG Contemporary Gallery, 3227 ½ Milam St. • pgcontemporary.com • 713/523-7424.

What We Do Isn’t Secret: A 2011 PDM Block Preview introduces 15 emerging Houston photographers. Through Aug. 6. Caroline Collective, 4820 Caroline St. • carolinecollective.cc • 832/429-6867.

Opening the Box, the music and comedy venue’s inaugural show. Through Aug. 7. Music Box Theater, 2623 Colquitt St. • themusicboxtheater.com • 713/522-7722.

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.

ARC Exhibition: Meaning in Motion. Works by Pablo Gimenez Zapiola. Through Aug. 13, with live projection performances Aug. 6 &12. Spacetaker ARC, Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St. • spacetaker.org.

Joan Son–Part Geometry, ?Part Zen: A Personal? Exploration through Paper. Through Aug. 13. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Bayou City Noir: The Photography of Marvin Zindler. Through Aug. 13. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. Through Aug 14. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Beauty, Humor, and Social Justice: Gifts from Joan Morgenstern. Photographs. Through Aug. 21. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Jules Buck Jones: Everglades and Isa Leshko: Elderly Animals. Through Aug. 21. Galveston Arts Center, 2501 Market St. • contemporaryartgalveston.org • 409/763-2403.

Indigenous Genius. R.W. Northcutt’s collection exploring the connections between animal and human methodologies. Through Aug. 26. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Fleet for Abby. Works on paper by Catherine Colangelo. Through Aug. 26. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Texas Zydeco. 40 framed photographs by James Fraher. Through Aug. 27. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Ancestors of the Lake: Art of Lake Sentani and Humboldt Bay, New Guinea. Through Aug. 28. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

Synchronic Eleven. Taft McWhorter paints live. Aug. 28, 11am; exhibit, 7pm. Block 7 Wine Co., 720 Shepherd Dr. • mcwhortergallery.com • 713/868-4616.

Cultural Archetypes from the Feminine Perspective: Photographs Deciphering Western Women by Barbara Van Cleve and Joel Hernandez. Through Aug. 31. Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose Blvd., Ste. 200 • wadewilsonart.com • 713/521-2977.

Crafting Live(s): 10 Years of Artists-in-Residence. Through Sept. 3. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Culture in ?Frontier Texas. Works of mid-19th century tradesmen. Through Sept. 4. Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St., Sam Houston Park • heritagesociety.org • 713/655-1912.

Simpson Kalisher: The Alienated Photographer. 1950s and ’60s street scenes. Through Sept. 5. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Texas! The Exhibition features historical Texas artifacts including James Bowie’s knife. Through Sept. 5. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Ancient Ukraine: Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations. Through Sept. 5. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.

The Book Club of Texas. Stanley Marcus’s choice of the best printers, binders, and designers in the state. Through Sept. 10. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork. Small-scale handmade sculptures. Through Sept. 11. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

The Spectacular of Vernacular features 20 artists utilizing craft, folklore, and roadside kitsch. Through Sept. 18. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination features props from all six films, a full-size replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit, and more. Through Sept. 18. Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr. • thehealthmuseum.org • 713/521-1515.

Helmut Newton: White Women, Sleepless Nights, Big Nudes. Photographs from his first three groundbreaking books. Through Sept. 25. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Second Nature: Contemporary Landscapes from the MFAH Collection. Through Sept. 25. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

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.

Window into Houston. Works by Patrick Renner and students from Blaffer Gallery’s Summer Young Artist Apprenticeship Program. Through Sept. 28. 110 Milam St. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.

Perspectives 175: Marc Swanson: The Second Story. Taxidermy, tattoos, and more. Through Oct. 9. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

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.

Kathryn Kelley, resident artist open studio. Aug. 1–31. Darke Gallery, 320 B Detering St. • darkegallery.com • 713/542-3802.

Queen of the Gulf: Hotel Galvez in Postcards, presented by Rosenberg Library. Aug. 1–31. Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd. • wyndhamhotelgalvez.com • 800/996-3426.

Homespun: Houston Stories, a panel preceding The Spectacular of Vernacular exhibit, features architectural author Stephen Fox, filmmaker Alex “PRIMO” Luster, Texas cookbook author Robb Walsh, SugarHill Recording Studios president Dan Workman, and OutSmart’s Nancy Ford discussing “what makes Houston Houston.” Aug. 4, 6:30pm. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

The Impact of Racist Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Laws also focuses on Houston’s segregationist past. Aug. 5–July 22. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

The Seven. Aug. 6–28. Canal Street Gallery, 2219 Canal St. • canalstreetgallery.com • 713/223-2219.

Without Limits: Expressions of the Heart and Soul. Works by Veronica Dyer. Aug. 6–Sept. 1; reception Aug. 6, 5pm. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

ArtWalk: Mayuko: Ono Gray: Japanese Calligraphy My Way. Aug. 11. Galveston Arts Center, 2501 Market St.  contemporaryartgalveston.org • 409/763-2403.

Body Image invitation and juried exhibition. Aug. 18–Sept. 22; reception Aug. 18, 5:30pm. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Pkwy, Nassau Bay • taaccl.org • 281/335-7777.

Spirit of Modernism: The John R. Eckel Jr. Foundation Gift. Aug. 20–Jan. 29. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.

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AUGUST DAILY
WEEKLYMONTHLY

 

Weekly (Sundays)

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. Noon–4pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney • discoverygreen.com  • 713/400-7336.

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.

Weekly (Mondays)

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.

Weekly (Wednesdays)

Center Mid-Week Madness. Bring your own brown bag and board games. 11:30am–3pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

Houston Pride Band seeks all brass, woodwind, and percussion players of all skill levels for rehearsal. 7:30pm. Bethel UCC, 1107 Shepherd Dr. • 713/315-2525 • houstonprideband.org.

Weekly (Thursdays)

Center HIV Support Group. Facilitated support group for HIV-positive individuals. 6pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

GLBT-Friendly Depression & Bipolar Support Group. 7:15–8:30pm. Free. Eclessia Church, 2015 Taft St. • 713/526-1018.

Southern Country, a country-and-western dance troupe, offers free dance lessons. Thursdays, 8:30pm. Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos St. • southerncountryhouston.com.

Weekly (Fridays)

Art Heals. Kermit’s Summer Art School for individuals living with HIV and cancer-related conditions.  Fridays through August. Houston GLBT Community Center, 1900 Kane St. • Register: kermitart.com.

Weekly (Saturdays)

Recycling Saturdays. Bring your glass, paper, plastic, and aluminum. 10am–2pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Fri.)

Positive Brothers United, a social/support group for GLBT, HIV positive men of color. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. 6pm. [email protected] • 713/454-7548.

MONTHLY

The Houston Gay Couples Meetup Group brings Houston-area gay and lesbian couples together for a monthly, fun, and laid-back gathering. http://www.meetup.com/gaycouples-231/.

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.)

PFLAG Houston helps keep LGBT families together by providing educational presentations on LGBT topics, small-group confidential discussions, and supportive fellowship. 2pm. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin. pflaghouston.com.

Monthly (1st & 3rd Wed.)

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 Sat.)

First Saturday Arts Market. Local artists display and sell original works of art, local musicians entertain. 6–10pm. Free. Wind Water Gallery, 548 W. 19th St. • yalestreetmarket.com.

First Saturday Queer Bingo benefits Houston GLBT Community Center. 4:30pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

Monthly (2nd Tues.)

Center Dinner Night, hosted by the Houston GLBT Community Center. Diners pay for their own meal. 6:30pm. Bibas, 607 W. Gray St. • 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.

Centro Grupo Latino. Spanish-language support group facilitated by Chris Escalante for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. 4 pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

Monthly (3rd Sun.)

LOAF Meet and Greet. Lesbians Over Age Fifty meet for munchies and fellowship; bring some of both. 2-4pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. loafhouston.org • 281/467-2578.

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.)

HIV Testing. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. 1–2pm. houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

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]

Monthly (4th Fri.)

Lesbian Discussion Hour. Facilitated support/conversation group. 6:30pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

 

DAY-BY-DAY

August 12 (Fri.)

Houston Marriage & Family Therapy Association presents GLBT: An up close and personal experience. Therapists and community invited to attend a documentary film featuring GLBT couples followed by panel discussion to gain experience working with the GLBT population. $40 for CEUs, $12 for non-CEUs. Dinner provided. 4:30–7:30pm. Address and registration info at www.hamft.org. More info: 832/588-0923.

August 24 (Wed.)

Swift Night Out. Watch the birds begin their autumn migration to South America. 7:30pm. St. Paul’s UMC, 5501 Main St. • stpaulshouston.org • 713/528-0527.

 

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HIV TESTING

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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