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Compiled by Nancy Ford

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S#!% Shatner Says
William Shatner beams into Houston with one-man show

“I was built for the long run, not for the short dash, I guess.” William Shatner once observed that truism about himself, and it’s easy to see him jogging along the path, the very extended path, of his very extended career.

Sure, we know him from Star Trek. From those cheesy Priceline commercials. From the roasts. From that sweaty, seminal Twilight Zone episode when he sees the alien on the airplane’s wing. From his numerous award-winning performances on Boston

Legal, in which, in its final episode, he marries his best friend, Allan Shore (James Spader). He played opposite the great Spencer Tracy in Judgment at Nuremberg. He even starred in a movie, Incubus, shot entirely in the alternative language of Esperanto. He breeds his own American Quarter horses and wins competitions riding them. He’s authored several books. And don’t forget all those goofy speak-it-don’t-sing-it records.

If anyone is a Renaissance man with a story to tell, it would be Wiilliam Shatner. And now he wants to share that story with this amazing world he has created in Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It, beaming into Houston for one performance following the show’s acclaimed three-week run on Broadway.

“I’m looking forward to taking this show on the road and playing for audiences across the country,” says William Shatner. “It’s taken me 80 years to get this show right!”

And even if he doesn’t get it right, with a résumé as long as his, who is going to know but him?

March 23. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA. —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.

2012 Extremely Shorts Film Festival accepts submissions through May 1. Aurora Picture Show. Barnvelder Movement Complex, 1524 Sul Ross St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Blacktino (2011). Greg Carter directs the Houston premiere. March 2. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Come Back, Africa (1959). Lionel Rogosin directs. March 3–4, 9. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Rolling Thunder (1977). John Flynn directs. March 7. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.

Paul Goodman Changed My Life (2011). Part of Houston Jewish Film Festival.  Jonathan Lee directs. March 8, 11. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

My Best Enemy (2011). Part of Houston Jewish Film Festival. German with English subtitles. Wolfgang Mumberger directs. March 10. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Spiderman 2 (2004). Peter Parker battles Doctor Otto Octavius. Sam Raimi directs. March 10. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Mary Lou: Episodes 1–4. Part of Houston Jewish Film Festival. Hebrew with English subtitles. Eytan Fox directs. March 11. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Annie (1982). John Huston directs. March 12. Sundance Cinemas, in conjunction with TUTS. 510 Texas Ave. • tuts.com • 713/558-8887.

Where the Boys Are (1960). Henry Levin directs. March 14. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.

Cinema Bomar. March 16. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.

NeoGeo. Filmmakers Marina Zurkow and Daniel Shiffman ask: What does the drill bit see? March 16–April 21. DiverseWorks Artspace, 1117 East Freeway • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Restoration (Boker tov adon Fidelman). March 17. Part of Houston Jewish Film Festival. Hebrew with English subtitles. Yossi Madmoni directs. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Alligator (1980). Lewis Teague directs. March 21. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.

Cinematic Graphite. Short films exploring mark making. March 23. Presented by Aurora Picture Show on Menil Collection’s Lawn, 1515 Sul Ross St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Cherry 2000. Steve De Jarnatt directs. March 28. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.

Crossings, an evening of experimental film and contemporary music from Copland House. Co-presented by Musiqa and Aurora Picture Show. March 31. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Heavenly Creatures (1994). Peter Jackson directs. April 4. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.

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PERFORMING ARTS

The Beverly Hillbillies, based on the ’60s CBS comedy. Through March 3. UpStage Theatre. Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. • upstagetheatre.org • 713/838-7191.

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

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

The Crucible. Arthur Miller’s classic metaphor for communist hysteria. Through 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.

Endgame by Samuel Beckett. Through March 4. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

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

The Seagull. Gregory Boyd
 directs Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece love story. Through March 4. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

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

An Act of Imagination. Bernard Slade’s mystery. Through March 10. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest Dr. • theatresouthwest.org • 713/661-9505.

Proposals, a Neil Simon family reunion. Through March 10. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

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

Play On! Rick Abbott’s comedy about a theater group. Through March 24. Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Dr. • theatresuburbia.org • 713/682-3525.

Shout! The Mod Musical. Through March 25. Theater LaB Houston, 1706 Alamo St. • theaterlabhouston.com • 713/868-7516.

Oscar in the Box. Musical comedy and show tunes. Through April 28. Music Box Theater, 2623 Colquitt St. • themusicboxtheater.com • 713/522-7722.

La Morra. Tears of a Lion: A Secret Concert for Pope Leo X. March 2. Houston Early Music at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 
6221 Main St. • houstonearlymusic.org • 713/432-1744.

3rd Annual Space City Tap Fest honors Texas tap legend Barbara Phillips. March 2–4. University of Houston Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. • spacecitytapfest.com • 281/480-8414.

Red, John Logan’s drama about Mark Rothko. March 2–25. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Debussy’s Paris Part 1 celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of French composer Claude Debussy. March 3. Da Camera. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Hair. The Aquarian musical. March 3–31. Island ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

A Little Day Music features Old City String Quartet. March 7. Da Camera. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Lone Star Performance Explosion. March 8. Diverse Works. 1117 E. Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

Earth, Wind & Fire. March 8. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Rock, Roll & Tutus, Houston Ballet’s winter repertory program. March 8–18. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

13 Miles from Security by Kathy Drum. March 8–24. Presented by Big Head Productions at Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

Doubt. Montana Repertory Theatre production of the award-winning Catholic drama. March 9. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Bowfire! March 9–11. Robert Franz conducts Houston Symphony and the violinists. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Cactus Flower. Abe Burrows’s relationship comedy. March 9–April 14. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • companyonstage.org • 713/726-1219.

Symphony Under the Sea. Robert Franz conducts Houston Symphony in a program of Disney’s theme to The Little Mermaid, Debussy and Rimsky-Korsakov. March 10. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

After Debussy. March 13. Da Camera. The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

John Waters—This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier. An evening with the filmmaker William Burroughs once called “The Pope of Trash.” March 14. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

Itamar Zorman, violinist and Tchaikovsky competition winner. March 14. Society for Performing Arts at Wortham Center’s Cullen Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

Il Trovatore, Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece. March 15–25. Opera in the Heights. Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. • operaintheheights.org • 713/861-5303.

Crimes of the Heart. Beth Henley’s Southern comedy. March 15–April 7. Texas Repertory Theatre Co., 14243 Stuebner Airline Rd. • texreptheatre.org • 281/583-7573.

Petrenko Conducts Prokofiev. March 16–18. Vasily Petrenko conducts Houston Symphony and violinist Chloe Hanslip in a program of Elgar, Bruch, and Prokofiev. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Our House. Theresa Rebeck’s comedy about media obsession. March 16–31. Black Lab Theatre at Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • blacklabtheatre.com.

Billie Holiday Tribute. Da Camera presents Dee Dee Bridgewater. March 17. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Cuttin’ Up. Charles Randolph Wright’s exploration of the African-American barbershop.
March 17–April 15. Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • ensemblehouston.com • 713/520-0055.

Anthony Kearns, founding member of the Irish Tenors. March 18. Benefits Autism Awareness and Education. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Annie, the tale of an orphan and her doggie. March 20–April 1. Theatre Under the Stars. Hobby Center for Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • tuts.com • 713/558-8887.

The (all new) Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers. March 22–23. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl. March 22–April 7. Mildred’s Umbrella at Studio 101, 1824 Spring Street, #101 • mildredsumbrella.com • 832/463-0409.

Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It. William Shatner reflects on his rich career in a solo show. March 23. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

Below the Belt. Richard Dresser’s comedy about the corporate ladder. March 23–April 7. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass. March 24. Houston Chamber Choir at Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd. • houstonchamberchoir.org • 713/224-5566.

Noche Caliente featuring Michael Stuart. March 24. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Matisyahu live for Aishel House. March 25. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Houston Metropolitan Dance Company’s Swing, Jive & Pop into Dance. March 27. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Virtuoso Violin with Monica Huggett. March 30. Mercury Baroque. Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • mercurybaroque.org • 832/251-0706.

Musiqa at the Keyboard, an all-piano concert. March 31. Musiqa, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts’ Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby St. • musiqahouston.org • 713/524-5678.

A Little Day Music with pianist Jose-Miguel Yamal. April 4. Da Camera. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

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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.

How I Became a Pirate. March 10–31. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Rapunzel & the Frog Prince. Michele L. Vacca’s version of the fairy tale. March 10–April 14. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • companyonstage.org • 713/726-1219.

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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

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

Charlotte Smith: Dot, Dot, Dot. Through March 4. Galveston Arts Center, 2501 Market St. • contemporaryartgalveston.org • 409/763-2403.

Eric Offerman. Paintings on canvas. Through March 10. Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts Gallery, 2501 Sunset Blvd. • gremillion.com • 713/522-2701.

Fernando Mastrangelo: This Too Shall Pass. Through March 10. PG Contemporary Gallery, 3227½ Milam St. • pgcontemporary.com • 713/523-7424.

Personalities & Provocateurs. New works by Camargo Valentino. Through March 10. Talento Bilingüe de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Dr. • tbhcenter.org • 713/222-1213.

Forrest Prince: The Truth Will Set You Free. Through March 10. PG Contemporary Gallery, 3227½ Milam St. • pgcontemporary.com • 713/523-7424.

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 accepts submissions for a juried exhibition showcasing Texas-made contemporary craft through March 15. 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

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

The Stanford-Binet. The modern authority on identifying intellectually deficient children. Works by Heather Bause. Through March 15. Darke Gallery, 320 B Detering St. • darkegallery.com • 713/542-3802.

Ellen Berman. Ten new paintings. Through March 17. McMurtrey Gallery, 3508 Lake St. • mcmurtreygallery.com • 713/523-8238.

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.

Visions of Saints. Through March 18. Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Joel Shapiro. New installation. Through March 18. Rice Gallery. Rice University, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.

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

Reconnecting through Photography: Czech Republic–Slovak Republic. Part of FotoFest 2012 Biennial. Through April 6. University of Houston Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. • uhcl.edu • 281/283-3311.

Elegant Perfection. Masterpieces of courtly and religious art from the Tokyo National Museum. Through April 8. Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

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

Hope Is Never Silent, a juried exhibition, accepts submissions highlighting the best of Texas queer artists through April 13. hopeisneversilent.blogspot.com.

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.

Window into Houston. Nathan Carter: Always Vocal on the Interboro Crosstown Local. Through April 20. 110 Milam St. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.

Uncrated VI. New Aboriginal paintings from recent travels in Australia’s Northern Territory. Through April 28. Booker-Lowe Gallery, 4623 Feagan St. • bookerlowegallery.com • 713/880-1541.

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.

Revelation. Major paintings by Jules Olitski. Through May 6. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.

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

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

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

The Historic American Buildings Survey. Preservation’s humble beginnings. Through May 20. Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St., Sam Houston Park • heritagesociety.org • 713/655-1912.

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.

Returning. The art of Samuel Bak is a colorful journey to, through, and from the Holocaust. Through Aug. 12. 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.

Nuit. Photographs from Libbie Masterson. March 2. Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose, Suite 200 • wadewilsonart.com • 713/521-2977.

Richard Serra Drawing. A retrospective. March 2–June 10. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

First Saturday Arts Market. March 3. Wind Water Gallery, 548 W. 19th St. • yalestreetmarket.com.

Boniuk Center’s 2nd Annual Sacred Sites Quest unveils its mural: “What does a religiously and culturally tolerant society look like?” March 3. MOCAH Studio, 908 Wood St. • mocah.org.

A Day in the Life of photographer Fikry Botros. March 3–April 5. FotoFest 2012 Biennial at Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. Sculpture by Ai Weiwei. Presented by Houston Arts Alliance. March 3–June 3. Hermann Park’s McGovern Lake, 6201-A Hermann Park Dr. • houstonartsalliance.com • 713/527-9330.

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

Low Impact (Resistance to Change/This Is Bob Dylan to Me). Works by Jim Nolan and Linda Post. Part of FotoFest 2012 Biennial. March 9–April 14. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

The Photographic Mirror. Self-portraits by 17 emerging artists. Part of FotoFest 2012 Biennial. March 9–April 14. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Scroll. A portion of Randall McCabe’s 100-foot-long drawing. Part of FotoFest 2012 Biennial. March 9–April 14. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

You, Me, & Diane. Emily Peacock’s photographs based on the works of Diane Arbus. Part of FotoFest 2012 Biennial. March 9–April 14. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Baroque on the Border. Paintings by Rigoberto A Gonzalez. March 9–April 27. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Elegance and Refinement. The still-life paintings of Willem van Aelst. March 11–May 28. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Utopia/Dystopia. Construction and destruction in photography and collage. March 11–June 10. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

WAS-H 35th International Exhibition. March 13–April 20. Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 1601 W. Alabama St. • watercolorhouston.org • 713/942-9966.

Works by Kathy Erteman. March 15–April 14. Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts Gallery, 2501 Sunset Blvd. • gremillion.com • 713/522-2701.

Necrocracy. Photographs by Marina Zurkow. Part of FotoFest 2012. March 17–April 22. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

Egyptomania. March 18–July 29. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Home Spun. Photographs by Jaime Leigh Collier. March 19–April 27. Spacetaker ARC, Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St. • spacetaker.org.

Bayou City Art Festival features artist Tanya Doskova. March 23–25. Memorial Park • bayoucityartfestival.com.

Deth P. Sun. New works. March 24. Domy Books, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.

Abstracts. Works by Yvonne Ybarra and Sally Stubbs. March 24. Betz Gallery, 1208 W. Gray St. • betzgallery.com • 713/576-6954.

Natural Beauties: Color Field. Works by June Russell. March 24. Betz Gallery, 1208 W. Gray St. • betzgallery.com • 713/576-6954.

The Here Project Graffiti and Break Dancing. March 27. Betz Gallery, 1208 W. Gray St. • betzgallery.com • 713/576-6954.

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MARCH 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, 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 and life challenges after being married to a woman. Meets every Monday except holidays. 7:30pm. 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 (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.

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.

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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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