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Rodeo to the Rescue
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo provides much more than a chap-slappin’ good time

It’s well-known in these here parts that the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has a big heart—ever since the ropin’ and ridin’ started in 1932, the benevolent group of cowboys and girls has donated more than $283 million in scholarships and assistance to the youth of Texas. The 20-day roster of entertainment provided to Houstonians and their families (as well as the nearly 2 million other fans of western arts and music who pour into the city for it annually) is legendary: this year, acts including Alabama (Feb. 28) Lady Antebellum (March 1), Reba McEntire (March 9), Brad Paisley (March 17), and other top-tier performers take to the mobile stage in Reliant Arena.

But what you don’t know, perhaps, is that those rodeo folks’ charity reaches beyond the bull ring. Last September, after wildfires had consumed a record amount of Texas acreage left vulnerable by record-breaking drought, members of the rodeo’s Go Texans committee volunteered their time to aid Texas wildfire victims in Waller county. Essential items including water, clothes, food, feed, and hay were donated by rodeo volunteers during a two-day span.

Additionally, after wildfires destroyed 95 percent of the nearly 6,000-acre state park located near Bastrop, volunteers not only collected enough supplies to fill two pickup trucks, but also more than $3,000 in cash, donating it to the Bastrop Christian Ministries Alliance.

Rodeo performer Reba McEntire

“The show prides itself on our amazing volunteers, and the efforts made by these Go Texan committees just proves what a dedicated group of individuals we have as the heartbeat of our organization,” said Skip Wagner, rodeo president. “I am honored to be associated with people that are so willing to give of their time to help—be it for the show or a fellow man in need.”

And that’s something we can all yee-haw about. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2012 Show. Feb. 28–March 18. Reliant Park, 1 Reliant Park • rodeohouston.com. —Nancy Ford


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FILM

3D’s: Born to be Wild 3D, Dolphins and Whales 3D, and Dinosaurs 3D. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

FlickerLounge unBlocked. Performance-based video. Through Feb. 21. Aurora Picture Show. Barnvelder Movement Complex, 2201 Preston St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Iranian Film Festival. Feb. 3–5. MFAH at Rice Cinema, 6100 Main St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

!Women Art Revolution (2010). The secret history of feminine art. Lynn Hershman Leeson directs. Feb. 5 & 12. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Motion Captured: An Evening of Dance on Film combines dance and technology. Feb. 12. Kaplan Theatre, IW Marks Theatre Center, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd. • erjcchouston.org • 713/729-3200.

Slacker 2011. Texas Independent Film Network pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of Richard Linklater’s classic. Feb. 17. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

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PERFORMING ARTS

Dear Santa. Houston premiere of Norm Foster’s comedy. Through Dec. 3. Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Dr. • theatresuburbia.org • 713/682-3525.

A Contemporary American’s Guide to a Successful Marriage @ 1959. Jimmy Phillips directs Robert Bastron’s southwest premiere. Through Dec. 11. Theater LaB Houston, 1706 Alamo St. • theaterlabhouston.com • 713/868-7516.

The Lion in Winter, a comedic drama about British monarchs. Through Dec. 13. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • companyonstage.org • 713/726-1219.

A Christmas Carol: A Holiday Ghost Story. Through Dec. 18. Stage Door Inc., 284 Pasadena Town Square Mall • stagedoorinc.com • 832/582-7606.

Cinderella. African American Shakespeare Company’s version. Through Dec. 20. Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • ensemblehouston.com • 713/520-0055.

It’s a Wonderful Life. Through Dec. 23. Texas Repertory Theatre Co., 14243 Stuebner Airline Rd. • texreptheatre.org • 281/583-7573.

Quilt Stories. Eliza Fernand’s interactive performance. Through Dec. 23. Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg St. • box13artspace.com.

Winter Wonderettes. The doo-wop girls sing seasonal tunes. Through Dec. 24. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas?. Charles Dickens’s classic.?Through Dec. 27. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

The Nutcracker. Clara receives a magical nutcracker on Christmas Eve. Through Dec. 27. Houston Ballet. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

The Santaland Diaries. David Sedaris’s holiday classic. Through Dec. 31. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Fruitcakes! A Very Special Holiday Special, an original evening of song and comedy with a holiday twist. Through Jan. 15. Music Box Theater, 2623 Colquitt St. • themusicboxtheater.com • 713/522-7722. (See above.)

Sara Hickman. The Texas music legend in concert, benefitting Theatre Action Project. Dec. 1. McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk St. • sarahickman.com • 713/528-5999.

Stuart Hinds, overtone singer. Dec. 1. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Shchelkunchik, the Russian word for nutcracker, reimagines Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece for those who have grown weary of the original. Dec. 1–4. Suchu Dance at Barnevelder Theater, 2201 Preston St. • suchudance.org.

Museum of Dysfunction IV, a showcase of shorts about relationships. Dec. 1–10. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • mildredsumbrella.com • 832/463-0409.

8th Annual Jubilee of Dance honors Cecil C. Conner. Dec. 2. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787. (Conner was on OutSmart’s April 2011 cover.)

A Victorian Christmas, Galveston’s East End Historical District Association’s 22nd Annual Homes Tour. Dec. 2. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

HopeWerks presents Miranda Leonard. Dec. 2–3. Hope Center Studio, 1210 W. Clay St., #26. hopestoneinc.org • 713/526-1907.

Emerging Choreographers Showcase. Dec. 2–3. University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, Wortham Theatre • theatredance.uh.edu • 713-743-2929.

Tenderina. Loueva Smith’s world premiere about a ballerina stripper. Dec. 2–17. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • freneticore.net • 832/426-4624.

A Christmas Story. Dec. 2–18. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Anna Bella Eema, Lisa D’Amour’s “ghost story to be spoken and sung.” Dec 2–23. Catastrophic Theatre. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • catastrophictheatre.com • 713/522-2723.

Handel’s Messiah and Schubert’s Magnificat. Selections performed by Houston Chamber Choir and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Dec. 3. The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd. houstonchamberchoir.org • 713/224-5566.

The Maurice Brown Effect. Dec. 3. Da Camera. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Fragments: Connecting Past and Present with Brentano String Quartet. Dec. 6. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Christoph Eschenbach conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. Dec. 6. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

White Christmas, Irving Berlin’s family classic. Dec. 6–8. Theatre Under the Stars. Hobby Center for Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • tuts.com • 713/558-8887.

The Irish Tenors. Dec. 7. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

A Christmas Carol. John Stevens’s one-man show. Dec. 8–18. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

Music Doing Good Café: Bells in Spiritual Traditions, Song and Celebration. Dec. 9. Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross St. • rothkochapel.org • 713/524-9839.

Handel’s Messiah. Sing-along version. Dec. 9. Mercury Baroque. Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • mercurybaroque.org • 832/251-0706.

Very Merry Pops. Michael Krajewski conducts vocalist Mike Eldred and Houston Symphony Chorus. Dec. 9–11. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Dec. 9–17. Island ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

Handel’s Messiah. Antoine Plante conducts University of Houston Moores School of Music Concert Chorale in the complete version. Dec. 10. Mercury Baroque. Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • mercurybaroque.org • 832/251-0706.

The Nutcracker, presented by City Ballet of Houston. Dec. 10–11. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

21st Annual Christmas Revels celebrates Nordic and German holiday traditions. Dec. 10–18. University of Houston’s Wortham Theater, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Entrance 16, Bldg. 507. Revels Houston • revelshouston.org • 713/668-3303.

To Drive the Cold Winter Away. Christmas Revelry in Renaissance England by Dufay Collective members. Dec. 11. Presented by Houston Early Music. Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave. • houstonearlymusic.org • 713/432-1744.

A Linda Eder Christmas. Dec. 13. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Forbidden Broadway. Dec. 13–17. Masquerade Theatre. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • masqueradetheatre.com • 713/861-7045.

A Tuna Christmas. Joe Sears and Jaston Williams’s holiday classic. Dec. 13–23. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Manhattan Dreaming. Aboriginal writer Anita Heiss introduces her latest novel. Dec. 15. Booker-Lowe Gallery, 4623 Feagan St. • bookerlowegallery.com • 713/880-1541.

Recitals at Rienzi. Artists of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. Dec. 16–17. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • houstongrandopera.org • 713/228-6737.

Handel’s Messiah in Candlelight. Christian Knapp conducts. Dec. 16–18. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Messiah at the Co-Cathedral. Dec. 19. Houston Masterworks Chorus. Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Rd. • houstonmasterworks.org • 713/529-8900.

Cowboy Christmas Show with Michael Martin Murphey. Dec. 20. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Moonlight and Magnolias. A comedy about writing the screenplay for Gone With the Wind. Dec. 31–Jan. 21. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest Dr. • theatresouthwest.org • 713/661-9505.

Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil: Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour features more than 60 dancers, musicians, and acrobats. Feb. 10–12. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. • toyotacentertix.com • 866/446-8849.

Dvorák & Polovtsian Dances. Jakub Hruša conducts Houston Symphony and Chorus. Feb. 10–12. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

The Coast of Utopia, Part II: Shipwreck. Tom Stoppard’s tale of Russian intellectuals in tsarist Russia dreaming of revolution. Feb. 10–March 8. Main Street Theater–Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Gallim Dance Company: Mama Call and Pupil Suite, in conjunction with 32nd Annual Dance Month. Feb. 11. IW Marks Theatre Center, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd. • erjcchouston.org • 713/729-3200.

Chris Botti. Jazz trumpet king. Feb. 12. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

A French Valentine explores Jean-Philippe Rameau’s love themes. Feb. 14 & 17. Mercury Baroque. Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • mercurybaroque.org • 832/251-0706.

Music for Peace: Musicians in Exile. Foundation for Modern Music performs a program of de Falla, Stravinsky, Yun, and Milhaud. Feb. 17. Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross St. • rothkochapel.org • 713/524-9839.

3rd Annual Texas Yoga Conference and Music Festival. Feb. 17–19. University of Houston’s Recreation and Wellness Center, 4800 Calhoun St. • texasyogaconference.com • 713/839-9642.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels musically follows two con men living on the French Riviera. Feb. 17–26. Masquerade Theatre. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • masqueradetheatre.com • 713/861-7045.

The Beverly Hillbillies. Based on the ‘60s CBS comedy. Feb. 17–March 3. UpStage Theatre. Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. • upstagetheatre.org • 713/838-7191.

In the Wings. A mysterious love story. Feb. 17–March 10. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest Dr. • theatresouthwest.org • 713/661-9505.

Aerial Dance Workshop for beginners. Feb. 18. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • freneticore.net • 832/426-4624.

French Evolution. Feb. 19. Houston Masterworks Chorus. Rice University’s Stude Hall, 6300 Main St. • houstonmasterworks.org • 713/529-8900.

John Leguizano in “He’s No Bozo.”

He’s No Bozo. He was dragtastic in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar: “I did steal the show, didn’t I?” he quipped in a 2001 interview with OutSmart. (“Leguizamo Live!,” OutSmart August 2001.) Experience the fabulousness of John Leguizamo as he brings his solo Broadway show, Ghetto Klown, to town. Feb. 23–25. Wortham Center Cullen Theatre, 501 Texas Ave.  • explorehouston.org • 713/222-5400.

Beethoven’s Fifth. Feb. 23–26. John Storgårds conducts Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Cinderella. Feb. 23–March 4. Houston Ballet. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

The Coast of Utopia, Part III: Salvage. Conclusion of Tom Stoppard’s trilogy about Russian intellectuals. Feb. 23–Mar. 11. Main Street Theater–Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Tao: The Art of the Drum. Japanese drumming and choreography. Feb. 24. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

The Crucible. Arthur Miller’s classic metaphor for communist hysteria. Feb. 24–March 3. University of Houston’s School of Theatre & Dance. UH’s Wortham Theater, 133 CWM Center for the Arts • theatre.uh.edu • 713/743-2929.

Proposals. A Neil Simon family reunion. Feb. 24–March 4. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

Sequentia/Benjamin Bagby: Fragments for the End of Time. Feb. 25–26. Da Camera. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra performs a program of Tchaikovsky, Strauss, and Schubert. Feb. 26. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Million Dollar Quartet. The music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Feb. 28–March 4. Gexa Energy Broadway Across America. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Sarofim Hall, 800 Bagby St. • broadwayacrossamerica.com • 713/315-2500.

Preserving a Legacy: A Tribute to Houston’s Blues with Houston blues legends Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters; guitarists Milton Hopkins and Texas Johnny Brown, and others. Feb. 29. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. March 2–4. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

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PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Freedom Train. Historical musical about a family traveling on the Underground Railroad. Through March 9. Express Theatre, 446 Northwest Mall • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

ZooZoo Beyond the Stage. Family-friendly fun with IMAGO Theater. Feb. 6. Society for the Performing Arts. Houston Public Library–Central, 500 McKinney St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

Jackie and Me. About baseball great Jackie Robinson. Feb. 11 & 18. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. •mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Mardi Gras Mask Decorating Workshops for kids and adults. Feb. 12. Galveston Arts Center at Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway Ave. • contemporaryartgalveston.org • 409/763-2403.

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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

Stargazers: Aboriginal Artists Paint the Seven Sisters’ Dreaming. Through Feb. 1. Booker-Lowe Gallery, 4623 Feagan St. • bookerlowegallery.com • 713/880-1541.

Andiamo!! Works by Shirl Riccetti & Peggy Sexton. Through Feb. 2. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

Greetings from Houston: Vintage Postcard Views of the City. Through Feb. 4. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Highlights from the Collection: Bohuslav Horak Lithos. Through Feb. 4. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

9. Mick Johnson explores architectural space. Through Feb. 10. Rice University Art Gallery, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.

Cora Cohen. Through Feb. 11. D. M. Allison Art, 2709 Colquitt St. • dmallisonart.com • 832/656-7698.

Houston 175: Commerce celebrates Houston’s 175th birthday. Through Feb. 11. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Sandi Seltzer Bryant. New works. Through Feb. 11. McMurtrey Gallery, 3508 Lake St. • mcmurtreygallery.com • 713/523-8238.

Since I’ve Been Away. Works by David Lozano. Through Feb. 11. PG Contemporary Gallery, 3227 Milam St. • pgcontemporary.com • 713/523-7424.

Crude. Works by Andrei Molodkin. Through Feb. 12. Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama St. • stationmuseum.com • 713/529-6900.

Dutch and Flemish Masterworks. Through Feb 12. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Game Night! Late 19th- to mid-20th-century games. Through Feb. 12. Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St., Sam Houston Park • heritagesociety.org • 713/655-1912.

Highlights from the Peter Blum Edition Archive. Projects by 23 artists. Through Feb. 20. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

The Spirit of Modernism: The John R. Eckel Jr. Foundation Gift. Through Feb. 20. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Mary McCleary: A Survey 1996-2011. Through Feb. 24. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Wall Paper as Art: If You Sprinkle When You Tinkle by Heather Bause. Through Feb. 24. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Breaking Ground. Works by TJ Hunt. Through Feb. 25. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Contact. Sculptures by Jade Walker. Through Feb. 25. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Etchings of Bernhardt Wall: Following General Sam Houston. Through Feb. 25. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Luminous. Artistic approaches to light. Through Feb. 25. Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg St. • box13artspace.com.

This Weird Place. New works by various artists. Through Feb. 25. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Unfadeable So Please Don’t Try to Fade Me. Works by Carlos Rosales-Silva. Through Feb. 25. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

And Everything in Between. New works by Curtis Gannon. Through March 2. 2101 Winter St. • spacetaker.org • 713/868-1839.

New Formations: Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass. Through March 11. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

CraftTexas 2012. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is accepting submissions for the juried exhibition showcasing Texas-made contemporary craft. Deadline March 15. 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

The Kenmore. Works by Cat Coombes and Edward Lane McCartney. Through March 17. Goldesberry Gallery, 2625 Colquitt St. • goldesberrygallery.com • 713/528-0405.

Shift. Works by Edward Lane McCartney. Through March 17. Goldesberry Gallery, 2625 Colquitt St. • goldesberrygallery.com • 713/528-0405.

Imprinting the Divine: Byzantine and Russian Icons from the Menil Collection. Through March 18. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

Perspectives 177: McArthur Binion. New paintings. Through April 1. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973-1991. Through April 15. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs. Through April 15. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Discovering the Civil War. Letters, diaries, photos, petitions, patents, and more from the National Archives. Through April 29. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Gemstone Carvings: The Masterworks of Harold Van Pelt. Through June 19. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Famous Monsters. Daniel Anguilu’s exterior mural. Through June 30. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

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

Cells: The Universe Inside Us explores the complexity of the human body at the cellular level. Through Aug. 26. Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr. • thehealthmuseum.org • 713/521-1515.

Snail Mail. Correspondence from photographers. Feb. 1–May 6. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Joel Shapiro. New sculptures. Feb. 2–March 18. Rice Gallery, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.

The Stanford-Binet: The Modern Authority on Identifying Intellectually Deficient Children. Works by Heather Bause. Feb. 3. Darke Gallery, 320 B Detering St. • darkegallery.com • 713/542-3802.

Alyssa Salomon: The Handmade Print. Alternative photography. Feb. 4–April 8. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Bridge 11: Lia Cook.
Feb. 4–May 13. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Transference: Andy Paiko & Ethan Rose. Feb. 4–May 13. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Eric Offerman: Paintings on Canvas. Feb. 9–March 10. Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts Gallery, 2501 Sunset Blvd. • gremillion.com • 713/522-2701.

Printmaking & Art Furniture Invitational Exhibition. Feb. 9–March 15. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Pkwy, Nassau Bay • taaccl.org • 281/335-7777.

Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski. Feb. 12–May 6. Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Emancipation Proclamation. View the historic document issued on Jan. 1, 1863, declaring that “all persons held as slaves” within the United States, including its rebellious states, “are, and henceforward shall be free.” Feb. 16–21. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Returning: The Art of Samuel Bak, a colorful journey to, through, and from the Holocaust. Feb. 17–Aug. 12. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

Elegant Perfection: Masterpieces of Courtly and Religious Art from the Tokyo National Museum. Feb. 19–April 8. Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

The Historic American Buildings Survey: Preservation’s Humble Beginnings. Feb. 21–May 20. Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St., Sam Houston Park • heritagesociety.org • 713/655-1912.

Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection. March 4–June 3. Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

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HIV Testing

Daily (Mon.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Free HIV testing, with no Gold Card or donation required or requested. 9am–1pm. HCHD Thomas Street Clinic, 2015 Thomas St. • 713/873-4157 • 713/873-4026.

Daily (Sun.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Legacy Community Health Services offers free confidential rapid HIV testing using the OraQuick-Advance collection method with results available within 20 minutes. Free syphilis testing is also available. MONDAYS: EJ’s, 2517 Ralph, 9pm–12am; George Sports Bar, 617 Fairview, 6–10pm. • TUESDAYS: Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos St., 6–9pm; 611 Hyde Park Pub, 611 Hyde Park, 6–9pm; Club Houston, 2205 Fannin St., 8pm–12am. • WEDNESDAYS: Club Houston, 2205 Fannin St., 6pm–10am; EJ’s, 2517 Ralph, 10pm–1am; Midtown Spa, 3100 Fannin St., 4–8pm. • THURSDAYS: The Ripcord, 715 Fairview Ave., 8pm–11am; Guava Lamp, 570 Waugh Dr., 6–10pm. • FRIDAYS: EJ’s, 2517 Ralph St., 10pm–1am. • HIV and syphilis testing is also offered at 215 Westheimer Rd., Monday–Thursday, 11am–7pm, and Friday, 11am–5pm. 713/830-3070.

Daily (Sun.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. 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.

Monthly (3rd Thurs.)

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


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WEEKLY

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, presented by Central City Co-op. Noon–4pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • 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, 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.

Block 7 Running Club meets for a run followed by wine and snacks. 6pm. Block7 Wine Company, 720 Shepherd Dr. • ffprunningclubs.org.

Gulf Pride for Youth, a support group for GLBTIQA youth ages 13–20. 6–9pm. 707 23rd St., Galveston • gulfprideforyouth.org

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. New 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 • 713/526-1018.

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

Weekly (Saturdays)

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

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MONTHLY

Semi-monthly (1st and 3rd Wed.)

Center Coming Out 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.

Semi-monthly (1st and 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

Houston Gay and Lesbian Couples Meet-up Group. Time and location TBA. 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.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Houston provides educational presentations of LGBT topics, small-group confidential discussions, and supportive fellowship. 2pm. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 S. Main St. • pflaghouston.org.

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, and local musicians entertain. 11am–
6pm. Wind Water Gallery, 548 West 19th St. Free admission. 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, 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. 4pm. 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. 1–2pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

Share with PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 7:30–9pm. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Chatham Room, 1805 W. Alabama St. • pflaghouston.org.

Monthly (3rd Fri.)

Triple D: Dykes, Dinner, and Discussion offers dinner and conversation about health, family, dating, equality, community awareness, and freedom of speech. 7pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, 1901 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

Monthly (3rd Sat.)

Discovery Green Flea 3rd Saturday of each month • April 21, noon- 6 pm; May 19, noon-6 pm; June 16, 6-10pm
Local music, kids’ activities, bicycle repair workshop, and 40+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewelry and more. New this spring are monthly themes including, Earth Day in April, Bloom in May and Solstice in June.

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 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.

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FEBRUARY DAY-BY-DAY

Through April 22

Coats for Cubs. Buffalo Exchange collects used furs to provide bedding for injured wildlife. Through April 22. 1618 Westheimer
Rd. • buffaloexchange.com • 713/523-8701.

February 10–21

The 101st Annual Mardi Gras! Galveston offers five masked balls, 19 balcony parties, 24 parades, and 26 concerts. Galveston, various locations • mardigrasgalveston.com

February 17–19

3rd Annual Texas Yoga Conference. University of Houston Recreation & Wellness Center, 4800 Calhoun St. • texasyoga
conference.com • 713/839-9642.

February 18

San Luis 28th Annual Mardi Gras Costume Contest. San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center, 5222 Seawall Blvd. 409/744-1500.

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