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And Chip makes three: Joey (Patrick Wang, left) and Cody (Trevor St. John, right) are parents of Chip (Sebastian Brodziak, center) in Wang’s In the Family. Wang

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The Double-Edged Sword of Equality
‘In the Family’ scores big for first-time Houston director

How many times have we heard it: Gay and lesbian couples should have—no, must have—a will to protect the financial and emotional stability of their family in the event of tragedy. And not just a will, mind you, but an up-to-date one. Intention and assumption be damned.

Houstonian Patrick Wang’s In the Family introduces us to Cody (Trevor St. John) and Joey, a perfectly happy gay couple, raising Cody’s son, Chip (Sebastian Brodziak [aka Banes]), in rural Tennessee. Cody’s family is cautiously accepting, but their minds are open, and eventually they are able to see past their prejudices and fears to welcome the smaller family of three into their own larger one. But when tragedy strikes, attitudes change, and it becomes apparent that it will take more than legal maneuvering to keep Joey and his stepson Chip together.

Patrick Wang not only stars in the film, but also writes and directs.

Wang, who is openly gay, not only writes and directs, but also stars as Joey in what New York Times film critic Paul Brunick calls “one of the most accomplished and undersold directorial debuts this year.” The Independent Spirit Awards apparently agrees, tapping it as a nominee for its 2012 Spirit Award for Best First Feature.

Rather than miring itself in sentimentality or sticky Southern humor, In the Family relates a very real story of a very real family facing a very real problem: parental custody rights.

While In the Family cannot be described as a political plea for LGBT equality, the fact that the family is a same-sex one is not exactly immaterial here, either. Yes, a hospital nurse’s adherence to an antiquated law permitting only immediate family members to visit a dying loved one reminds us of another injustice only recently rectified by the Obama administration. But more to the point is that gay couples, and specifically gay parents, have the same legal rigors to adhere to as straight parents regarding custody rights.

Best to keep those legal ducks in an up-to-date row.

AMC Studio 30, 2949 Dunvale St. inthefamilythemovie.com • 888-AMC-4FUN. —Nancy Ford

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FILM

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.

Perspectives 178: Cineplex celebrates creative translations and transformations of movie culture. Through July 8. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Oyster Princess, with accompaniment by Bee Vs. Moth. Ernst Lubitch directs. 1919. May 4. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Stick ‘em Up. Local filmmaker Alex Luster on urban guerrilla art. May 4–6. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, the adult comedy. Paul Mazursky directs. 1969. May 11. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

The Boat Show. Andrea Gerber curates an on-the-water excursion at Port of Houston, screening nautical shorts. May 12. Presented by Aurora Picture Show • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Airplane! Surely you will laugh. Jim Abrahams directs. 1980. May 16. Alamo Drafthouse at Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. • marketsquarepark.com.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. Steven Spielberg directs. 1982. May 18. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Come Back to the Five-and-Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. Robert Altman directs Cher in the Texas fantasy/comedy. 1982. May 19. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Scoot-In. A drive-in movie event, screening films about two-wheelers. May 19. Aurora Picture Show at Sesquicentennial Park, 500 Preston St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

This Is Your Life: Holocaust Survivors. Axel Gruenberg and Richard Gottlieb direct. 1953–’61. May 20. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Reality Bites. The Gen X masterpiece. Ben Stiller directs. 1994. May 25–27. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress. About Spanish chef Ferran Adria. Gereon Wetzel directs. 2011. May 28. Catalan and French with English subtitles. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

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PERFORMING ARTS

2012 Houston Fringe Festival accepts applications through May 1. All types of theater, dance, film, and musical performers are welcome to apply. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • freneticore.net • 832/426-4624.

The Clever Wife—A Chinese Folktale. Through May 4. Houston Grand Opera at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Mary Stuart. Donizetti’s battle between the royals. Through May 4. Houston Grand Opera at Wortham Theatre Center’s Brown Auditorium, 501 Texas Ave. • houstongrandopera.org • 713/228-6737.

Don’t Drink the Water. Woody Allen’s first professionally produced play. Through May 5. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

The Seafarer. Conor McPherson’s new comedy/drama. Through May 5. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

The Carol Burnett Show (sans Carol Burnett). Through May 6. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

La Cage aux Folles, the gay musical. Through May 6. Theatre Under the Stars at Hobby Center for Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • tuts.com • 713/558-8887.

1st Baptist of Ivy Gap. Houston premiere of Ron Osborne’s comedy. Through May 12. Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Dr. • theatresuburbia.org • 713/682-3525.

Richard III. William Shakespeare’s kingly classic. Through May 13. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

The Unexpected Man. Yasmina Reza’s drama about finding love. Through May 13. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

A Little Day Music program features Richie Hawley, clarinet, and Timothy Hester, piano. May 2. Da Camera at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Two Faces of Shostakovich. Hans Graf conducts bassist Mikhail Svetlov and Houston Symphony. May 3–4. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Spring Mixed Rep. Dominic Walsh Dance Theater’s 10th anniversary. May 3–5. Wortham Center for the Performing Arts’ Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby St. • dwdt.org • 713/315-2525.

Magdalene by Sara Kumar. May 3-26. Shunya Theatre at Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • shunyatheatre.org.

Art. Yasmina Reza’s play about what makes friends friends.  May 3–27. Texas Repertory Theatre Co., 14243 Stuebner Airline Rd. • texreptheatre.org • 281/583-7573.

Quetzal, the Los Angeles-based Chicano band. May 4. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

The Scottish Play. Trio Settecento’s Scottish Baroque music. May 4. Houston Early Music at Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd. • houstonearlymusic.org • 713/432-1744.

Delicious. Presented by Psophonia Dance Company. May 4–5. Barnevelder Movement Art Complex, 2201 Preston St. • psophonia.com • 713/802-1181.

The Foreigner. Larry Shue’s comedy. May 4–June 9. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • companyonstage.org • 713/726-1219.

Travelsty. Road songs. May 4–August 5. Music Box Theater, 2623 Colquitt St. • themusicboxtheater.com • 713/522-7722.

3rd Annual Disco Green Electronic Music Festival. May 5. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Cinco de Mayo at Miller: Eugenia León in Concert. May 5. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Rites of Spring. Da Camera’s season finale. May 5. Da Camera at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

One Kiss: The Music of Sigmund Romberg. May 7–21. Bayou City Concert Musicals at Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • bayoucityconcertmusicals.org • 713/465-6484.

The Loom of Ruin. A reading with Sam McPheeters. May 10. Domy Books Houston, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.

King Hedley II. August Wilson’s continuation of Seven Guitars’ characters. May 10–June 3. Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • ensemblehouston.com • 713/520-0055.

Heroic Beethoven. May 11. Mercury Baroque at Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • mercurybaroque.org • 832/251-0706.

A Pirate’s Life for Me. May 11–12. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Giselle. A tale of love and betrayal. May 11-13. Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

Totally Mozart. Hans Graf conducts soprano Albina Shagimuratova, bassoonist Rian Craypo, and Houston Symphony. May 11–13. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Entertaining Mr. Sloane. Joe Orton’s comedic drama about hospitality and secrets. May 11–26. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

Miss Firecracker Contest. Beth Henley’s pageant comedy. May 11–June 2. Island ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

What We’re Up Against. Theresa Rebeck’s comedy about sexism in the workplace. May 11–June 10. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Awakenings. Contemporary expressions of spirit and nature. May 12. Aperio Music of the Americas at Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross St. • aperioamericas.org.

Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking. The story of how and why Princess Leia got sober. May 15–20. Broadway Across America at Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St. • broadwayacrossamerica.com • 800/982-ARTS.

Next to Normal. Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s award-winning musical about mental illness. May 16–June 24. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

Altered Tracks. Works by Rice University and University of Houston student composers. May 17. Musiqa at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • musiqahouston.org • 713/524-5678.

Carmina Burana. Hans Graf conducts violinist Frank Huang, tenor Marc Molomot, baritone Hugh Russell, and Houston Symphony and Chorus in a program of Bach, Berg, and Orff. May 17–20. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

The Barber of Seville. Rossini’s madcap comedy. May 18–19. Houston Grand Opera at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • houstongrandopera.org • 713/228-6737.

The Civil War. Frank Wildhorn’s musical about the war between the states. May 18–27. Masquerade Theatre at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • masqueradetheatre.com • 713/861-7045.

Music in the Key of Joy. The music of Leonard Bernstein with daughter Jamie Bernstein. May 19. Houston Chamber Choir at Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Blvd. • houstonchamberchoir.org • 713/224-5566.

Timeless Music, Universal Truths. United Nations Association International Choir’s 13th Annual Spring concert. May 19. Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, Stude Concert Hall, 6100 Main St. • rice.edu • 713/348-6069.

A Buccaneer Bash. Dinner and pirate entertainment. May 20. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Rumi’s Poetry. Presented by Coleman Barks and friends. May 22. Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd. • asiasociety.org/Texas • 713/496-9909.

Dancin’ in the Street: Motown & More Revue. May 24–27. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Made in America. Works by Balanchine, Morris, and Fonte. May 24–June 3. Houston Ballet at Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

My Wonderful Day. Regional premiere of Alan Ayckbourne’s comedy about a “take-your-daughter-to-work” day. May 24–June 17. Main Street Theater–Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Tiempo Libre: Hot in Havana! Michael Krajewski conducts the Latin music group and Houston Symphony. May 25–27. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

American Falls. Miki Johnson’s study of life. May 25–June 9. Catastrophic Theatre at DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • catastrophictheatre.com • 713/522-2723.

Extremities. William Mastrosimone’s dark drama about consequences. May 25–June 16. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest Dr. • theatresouthwest.org • 713/661-9505.

Noises Off. Michael Frayn’s farce within a farce. May 25–June 24. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Kiss of the Spider Woman. Manuel Puig’s drama of love and friendship. May 31–June 17. Unhinged Productions at Talento Bilingüe de Houston, 333 S. Jensen Dr. • comeunhinged.com • 832/250-7786.

Swing, Jive & Pop into Dance. May 31. Houston Metropolitan Dance Company at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • houstonmetdance.com • 713/522-6375.

And I Feel Fine: End of the World. Short plays for 2012. May 31–June 16. Big Head Productions at Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

Sizzling Summer Dance. June 1. Houston Metropolitan Dance Company at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • houstonmetdance.com • 713/522-6375.

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PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Cinderella. A musical. Through May 6. UpStage Theatre at Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. • upstagetheatre.org • 713/838-7191.

Superfudge. Judy Blume’s tasty play for children. Through May 19. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Goldilocks. The story of three bears and a babe, told in English and Spanish. May 4. Express Theatre at Heinen Theatre, 3517 Austin St. • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

Kid’s Play. An opera in one act. May 5. Hope Stone at Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • hopestoneinc.org • 713/526-1907.

Goldilocks. The story of three bears and a babe, told in English and Spanish. May 5 & 12. Express Theatre, 446 Northwest Mall • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

Lemonade Day. Kids raise funds for charities and learn entrepreneurship. May 6. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

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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

Umbrian Landscapes. Watercolors by Sylvia Cameron. Through May 3. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

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

Artifactual Realities. Group exhibition addressing revolution, spirituality, and memory. Through May 13. Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama St. • stationmuseum.com • 713/529-6900.

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.

Sculpturworx. Bronze sculptures by Lori Betz. Through May 14. Betz Art Foundry, 2500 Summer St. • betzgallery.com • 713/576-6954.

Houston Area Community College Student Exhibition. Through May 17. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Pkwy, Nassau Bay • taaccl.org • 281/335-7777.

21st Editions: The Art of the Book. Through May 19. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Eric Peters: Mixed Media on Canvas and Paper. Through May 19. Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts Gallery, 2501 Sunset Blvd. • gremillion.com • 713/522-2701.

Group Show. Through May 19. PG Contemporary Gallery, 3227½ Milam St. • pgcontemporary.com • 713/523-7424.

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.

Snail Mail. Mailed photographs and correspondence. Through May 20. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Paradoxe Poétique. Paintings and photography by Jean-Baptiste Lyonnet and Antoine Grospiron-Jaccoux. Through May 26. Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose Blvd., Suite 200 • wadewilsonart.com • 713/521-2977.

Waste Land. Ted Larsen’s small sculptures of found materials. Through May 26. McMurtrey Gallery, 3508 Lake St. • mcmurtreygallery.com • 713/523-8238.

Wired, Nailed, Drawn, and Printed. Works by Karin Broker. Through May 27. Galveston Arts Center, 2501 Market St. • contemporaryartgalveston.org • 409/763-2403.

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

How I Will Die. Photographs by Kristy Peet. Through May 31. Gallery 1724, 1724 Bissonnet St. • gallery1724.blogspot.com • 713/582-1198.

Members. Photographs by Britt Ragsdale. Through May 31. Gallery 1724, 1724 Bissonnet St. • gallery1724.blogspot.com • 713/582-1198.

Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. Sculpture by Ai Weiwei. Presented by Houston Arts Alliance. Through 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. Through June 3. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Contemporary Collotype. Photographs in ink by Neal Cox, Kent Rush, and Paul Thirkell. Through June 9. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

The Graphic Arts of Hans Erni. Through June 9. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Chris Hedrick: Implied Utility. Wood carvings. Through June 10. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Paradise Underfoot. A 17th-century carpet from Iran. Through June 10. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Richard Serra Drawings. A retrospective. Through June 10. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

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

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.

Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume RG. Through June 24. Rice University Art Gallery, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.

Round 36. Installations by Manuel Acevedo, Monie Henderson and Marc Newsome, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, John Pluecker, Phillip Pyle II, Beth Secor, and Irvin Tepper. Through June 24. Project Row Houses, 2505–2517 Holman St. • projectrowhouses.org • 713/526-7662.

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

Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle. From the Maida and George Abrams Collection. Through July 8. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

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.

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

This World Is Not My Home celebrates the 70th birthday of photographer Danny Lyons. Through July 29. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

Malba-Fundación Costantini. Modern and contemporary masterworks. Through Aug. 5. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Returning: The Art of Samuel Bak. 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. The complexity of the human body at the cellular level. Through Aug. 26. Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr. • thehealthmuseum.org • 713/521-1515.

Contemporary Asian Art: Texas Connections. Through Sept. 16. Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd. • asiasociety.org • 713/496-9901.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ship’s tragic voyage. Through Oct. 16. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

2012 Spring Sale benefits Art League Houston. May 4–11. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Nau-haus. Works by David Lindsay. May 5. D.M. Allison Gallery, 2709 Colquitt St. • dmallisonart.com • 832/656-7698.

104 Work Weeks. On tour with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Drawings by Kenneth E. Parris III, with music by former Cunningham dancers Marcie Munnerlyn and Melissa Toogood. May 5. G Gallery, 301 E. 11th St. • ggalleryhouston.com • 713/869-4770.

Shadows: Ephemeral Realities. Lorena Morales’s sculptures and paintings. May 5–June 16. Galeria Regina, 1716 Richmond Ave. • galeriaregina.com • 713/523-2524.

Orange Show Art Car Parade sneak peek. May 11. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Context. A multi-sensory gallery of music, photography, choreography, and film. May 11–13. Frame Dance Productions at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St. • framedance.org.

Jack Ericksson. Isometric solutions to contemporary economic dilemmas. May 11–June 16. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

#everyoneisanartist. Works by Travis McCarra & Michael Gonzales. May 11–June 16. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Prospectors. Works by Seth Mittag, David Politzer, and Anne J. Regan. May 11–June 16. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

It Is What It Is. Or Is It? explores ready-mades. May 12–July 29. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Luck of the Draw 2012. Annual small-art auction. May 18. Benefits DiverseWorks Art Space, 1117 E. Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

Walled Garden. Multi-media works by Stephen Kwok. May 19–June 22. Fresh Arts’ Spacetaker ARC, Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St. • spacetaker.org.

Bombshell Bitches. Black-and-white photographs by Kim Hartz. Benefits Lucky Dog Rescue. May 22–30. Block 7, 720 Shepherd Dr. • 713/572-2565.

Blues in All Its Colors. Collaborative exhibit with Houston Blues Museum. May 30−Aug. 5. Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St., Sam Houston Park • heritagesociety.org • 713/655-1912.

Shadows & Illusions. Summer theme invitational & juried exhibition. May 31–Aug. 9. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Pkwy, Nassau Bay • taaccl.org • 281/335-7777.

The Treasures of Kenwood House, London. Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough. June 3–Sept. 3. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

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MAY DAY-BY-DAY • WEEKLYMONTHLY

MAY 2

Houston Go Red For Women Expo & Luncheon, American Heart Association’s annual fundraiser. Hilton Americas, Downtown Houston, 1600 Lamar St. • heart.org/houstongoredluncheon • 713/610-5000.

MAY 5

Sustainable Living Fest, a full day of eco-education. Georgia’s Market Downtown, 420 Main St. • marketsquarepark.com.

East End Street Fest offers food, dance, music, a “best taco” competition, and more. 4500 Harrisburg Blvd. • freneticore.net • 832/426-4624.

MAY 5–6

Houston’s Annual Pond Tour, a self-guided tour of 20 local ponds spotlights gardens and landscaping. Presented by Houston Pond Society and the Lone Star Koi Club. houstonpondsociety.org.

MAY 6

Texas Tourism Week. Various merchants and attractions offer discounts, with the coupon. galveston.com/texastourismweek.

MAY 7

From Night to Light: An Evening with Elie Wiesel, a posthumous presentation of the 2012 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award. Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

MAY 10

Buffalo Bayou. An echo of Houston’s wilderness beginnings, with author Louis Aulbach. Architecture Center Houston, 315 Capitol, Suite 120 • buffalobayou.org.

MAY 11

Fresh Air Friday. A picnic on the Plaza. Houston-Galveston Area Council at Jones Plaza, 615 Louisiana St. • h-gac.com.

MAY 20

Sunset Buffet, Galveston Arts Center’s annual casual gala. Towncenter in Beachtown’s Towncenter. • contemporaryartgalveston.org • 409/763-2403

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.

Weekly (Mondays)

EMBody: Whole Health, Wellness and Resiliency peer group. 2pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

LBT Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group. 5pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

EMBody: Introduction to Yoga. 6pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Depression Bipolar Support Group. 7pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Helping TransGenders Anonymous, a facilitated support group for all transgenders, supporters, family, and significant others. 7pm. 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.

Weekly (Tuesdays)

EMBody: Mindfulness, Well-Being, Stress Reduction. 11am. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

HATCH’s Transgender Support Group and Speak Out for Youth. 5pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Weekly (Wednesdays)

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.

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

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

Weekly (Fridays)

HATCH Youth Group. 7pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Weekly (Sundays)

HATCH Youth Group. 6pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

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

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

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 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.)

Ryan White Planning Council. 11:30am. 2223 W. Loop South • rwpchouston.org • 713-572-3724.

Monthly (2nd Thurs.)

SPRY Potluck for Seniors. 4pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Monthly (2nd Sat.)

AssistHers helps lesbians coping with life-threatening illnesses by providing non-medical assistance. Volunteers meet for fellowship and education followed by lunch at a local restaurant. 9:30am–noon. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St. • assisthers.org • 713/521-4628.

Monthly (3rd Sun.)

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

Monthly (3rd Tues.)

Affected Community Committee of the Ryan White Planning Council. Noon. rwpchouston.org • 713-572-3724.

Monthly (3rd Thurs.)

SPRY Movie Afternoon for Seniors. 1pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

EMBody: Understanding Mental Health Issues. Rotating topics: addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar. 5pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

EMBody: To Cook or Not to Cook. Demystifying raw foods. 6pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

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. Local music, kids’ activities, bicycle repair workshop, and 40+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and more. Monthly theme for May is “Bloom,” and “Solstice” in June. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com  • 713/400-7336.

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.

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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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