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O Tartuffe, your lessons are as applicable now as they were in the 17th century.

Compiled by Nancy Ford

Film • Performing Arts • Performing Arts for Young People • Radio • Art/Photography • November Day-By-Day •  Weekly • Monthly • HIV Testing

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HOT TICKET

A Different French Twist
Rice University Theatre presents Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe, or the Imposter’

Imagine your family makes the acquaintance of an older, seemingly wiser stranger who charmingly and irresistibly ingratiates himself into your world. He speaks of humankind’s spiritual nature as though he himself were the Anointed One. But this fine gentleman’s true intentions are something far, far less than noble. In fact, your new friend’s true goal is to marry your daughter, seduce your wife, and take your fortune.

“Oh, more about Tom Cruise and Scientology,” you presume? Not this time. This time, it’s Rice University Theatre’s production of Moliere’s most famous comic masterpiece, Tartuffe, or the Imposter.

Twice the recipient of the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Ballew Directing Award, Samuel Sparks directs Moliere’s French classic for the Rice University stage. Matt Schlief, winner of Houston Press’s Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design is the show’s production manager; Macy Perrone is costume designer.

“Moliere gives us a farce with a scathing wit as he roasts religion, hypocrisy, and sexual deceit,” says Christina Keefe, director of Rice’s theater program.

First staged in 1664 during the reign of Louis XIV, the lessons of Tartuffe are as applicable now as they were in the 17th century. Ask Katie Holmes.

Rice University Theatre presents Moliere’s Tartuffe, or the Imposter at Rice University’s Hamman Hall, 6100 Main St. Nov. 9–10, 15–17. Tickets: $5 for students; $8 for senior citizens, and Rice alumni, faculty, and staff; $10 for general admission. More info: rice.edu • 713/348-7529. —Nancy Ford

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FILM

Disneynature ChimpanzeeFlight of the Butterflies, and The Last Reef 3D. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Perspectives 180: Unfinished Country. New Videos from China. Nov. 2–Feb. 17. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Walk Away Renee, with Houston filmmaker Jonathan Caouette. 2011. Nov. 3. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston Cinema Arts Society’s “walkable” film festival. Nov. 7–11. Various screens, downtown • cinemartsociety.org.

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? A documentary about the disappearance of bees. 2010. Taggart Siegel directs. Nov. 9. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir, a retro-sci-fi film by Eve Sussman. Nov. 9–11. 2442 Bartlett St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Houston Cinema Arts Festival. Nov. 11. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Hugo. Director Martin Scorsese’s love letter to the movies. 2011. Nov. 16. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

The Godfather II. Francis Ford Coppola directs the greatest sequel of all time. 1974. Nov. 16. Alamo Drafthouse at Market Square Park, 301 Milam St. • marketsquarepark.com.

You Are the Apple of My Eye (Na xie nian, wo men yi qi zhui de nu hai). Giddens Ko directs. Mandarin with English subtitles. Nov. 16–17. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Paths of Glory. Stanley Kubrick directs the war classic. 1957. Nov. 17. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

The Well-Digger’s Daughter (La fille du puisatier). A Houston premiere. Daniel Auteuil directs. French with English subtitles. 2011. Nov. 21–25. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

The Deer Hunter. Michael Cimino directs. 1978. Nov. 25. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Glitter and Glitz Ladies Night at TBH. Play, shop, sing, wine, and dine. Nov. 30. Benefits Talento Bilingüe de Houston. 333 S. Jensen Dr. • tbhcenter.org • 713/222-1213.

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PERFORMING ARTS

The Laramie Project. Moisés Kaufman’s thoughtful examination of hate crimes, reflecting on the 13th anniversary of the Matthew Shepard murder. Through Nov. 4. Stage Door Inc. 284 Pasadena Town Square Mall • stagedoorinc.com • 832/582-7606.

Assassins. A musical about murderers. Through Nov. 10. Music Box Theater, 2623 Colquitt St. • themusicboxtheater.com • 713/522-7722.

La Boheme. Puccini’s Rodolfo and Mimì in love. Through Nov. 10. Houston Grand Opera. Wortham Theatre Center’s Brown Auditorium, 501 Texas Ave. • houstongrandopera.org • 713/228-6737.

The Italian Girl in Algiers. Rossini’s madcap comedy that begins with a shipwreck. Through Nov. 11. Houston Grand Opera. Wortham Theatre Center’s Brown Auditorium, 501 Texas Ave. • houstongrandopera.org • 713/228-6737.

The Oldest Profession. Paula Vogel’s adult comedy. Through Nov. 17. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest Dr. • theatresouthwest.org • 713/661-9505.

City Council Meeting. A participatory theater event about empathy, democracy, and power. Nov. 1–3. DiverseWorks. Various locations • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth. Alexander Shelley conducts Houston Symphony. Nov. 1–4. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

St. Lawrence String Quartet and Stephen Prutsman, piano. Nov. 2. Da Camera at Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Bach and All That Jazz. Nov. 2–3. Houston Chamber Choir. Various locations • houstonchamberchoir.org • 713/224-5566.

Shift. New works in dance. Nov. 2–3. Several Dancers Core, Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, 2201 Preston St. • severaldancerscore.org • 713/862-5530.

Fleaven. World premiere by Miki Johnson about a Seussian disco dreamscape. Nov. 2–17. Catastrophic Theatre, 1540 Sul Ross St. • catastrophictheatre.com • 713/522-2723.

Murdering Marlowe. Charles Marowitz’s comedy about Shakespearean jealousy. Nov. 2–17. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

Ethan Claymore. Norm Foster’s holiday comedy. Nov. 2–Dec. 1. Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Dr. • theatresuburbia.org • 713/682-3525.

En Fuego!, with guitarist Benise. Nov. 3. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Stop, Look and Listen! Outdoor Latin jazz concert with Jose-Miguel Yamal. Nov. 3. Da Camera at The Menil Collection • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Fair Park Deco: Art & Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition. Book signing and discussion with authors Jim Parsons and David Bush. Nov. 5. Architecture Center Houston, 315 Capitol, Suite 120. aiahouston.org.

A Little Day Music. Nov. 6. Da Camera Young Artists at Wortham Center • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Les Misérables, the sweeping French musical. Nov. 6–11. Broadway Across America. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St. • broadwayacrossamerica.com • 800/982-ARTS.

Mahsa Vahdat and Mighty Sam McClain. Persian melodic innovation and blues traditions. Nov. 7. Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd. • asiasociety.org • 713/496-9901.

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman’s lesbian pulp comedy. Nov. 7–Dec. 1. Celebration Theatre at Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • celebrationtheatrehouston.com • 832/330-5478.

Winter Wondrettes. Seasonal classics with a girl-group spin. Nov. 7–Dec. 30. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

A Celebration of Story honors Karl Kilian and features Mark Doty. Nov. 8. Benefits Writers in the Schools. Junior League of Houston, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, pianist. Nov. 8. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

AFA Piano Smackdown features American Festival for the Arts’ piano faculty. Nov. 8. Ovations Night Club, 2536-B Times Blvd. • afatexas.org • 713/522-9699.

I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and The Montagues). Bellini’s version of Romeo and Juliet. Nov. 8–18. Opera in the Heights. Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. • operaintheheights.org • 713/861-5303.

Stormy Weather, a tribute to Lena Horne, stars Mary Wilson. (See interview with Wilson in the October issue of OutSmart magazine.) Nov. 9. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Squared Dancer. World premiere presented by Houston Metropolitan Dance Company and Hope Stone Dance Company. Nov. 9–10. Wortham Theatre Center’s Cullen Theatre, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonmetdance.com • 713/522-6375.

My First Time. Kevin Davenport’s sexy comedy. Nov. 9–24. Island ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

Sylvia. A.R. Gurney’s dog tale. Nov. 9–Dec. 15. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • companyonstage.org • 713/726-1219.

David Broza, Israeli singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Nov. 10. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Liza Minnelli. Judy’s daughter and her six-piece band. Nov. 10. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Cinderella. The African American Shakespeare Company’s musical take on the fairy tale. Nov. 15–Dec. 23. Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • ensemblehouston.com • 713/520-0055.

Aer: The Bright Side Tour. The chart-topping hip-hop group. Nov. 11. Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak Dr. • fitzlivemusic.com • 713/862-3838.

Paulistanas and Cariocas:
Modern Sounds from Brazil. Nov. 11.  Aperio Music of the Americas at Sicardi Gallery, 1506 W. Alabama St. • aperioamericas.org.

Alexei Lubimov, pianist. Nov. 13. Da Camera at The Menil Collection • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Vine Leaf Dances, presented by Karen Stokes Dance. Nov. 15-17. Barnevelder Theatre, 2201 Preston St. • karenstokesdance.org.

Chuco Valdes Quartet. Nov. 16. Da Camera. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Beethoven & Liszt. Thomas Dausgaard conducts Houston Symphony. Nov. 16–18. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Michael Wilson’s adaptation. Nov. 16–Dec. 24. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Bach & Sons with harpsichordist Christophe Rousset. Nov. 17. Mercury. Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • mercurybaroque.org • 832/251-0706.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Dr. Ronald Ochoa. Nov. 18. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

A Chorus Line. The Broadway show about Broadway shows. Nov. 23–24. The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

Bond and Beyond: 50 Years of James Bond. Michael Krajewski conducts Houston Symphony. Nov. 23–25. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Love Goes to Press. A romantic farce about two female war correspondents in 1944 Italy. Nov. 23–Dec. 23. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

The Nutcracker, Houston’s “crown jewel of holiday entertainment.” Nov. 23–Dec. 29. Houston Ballet. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

My Heart Is an Idiot: Found magazine’s 10th anniversary tour and booksigning with Davy and Peter Rothbart. Nov. 28. Aurora Picture Show at St. Arnold’s Brewery, 2000 Lyons Ave. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Kimberly Akimbo, directed by Ron Jones. Nov. 29–Dec. 15. Mildred’s Umbrella at Studio 101, 1824 Spring St. • mildredsumbrella.com • 832/463-0409.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Nov. 29–Dec. 23. Texas Repertory Theatre Co. 14243 Stuebner Airline Rd. • texreptheatre.org • 281/583-7573.

Jubilee of Dance: A Tribute to Amy Fote. Nov. 30. Houston Ballet. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

Yuletide Cabaret. Nov. 30–Dec. 2. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

My Three Angels. Christmas in French Guiana. Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet. Dec. 1. Da Camera. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

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PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

A Little House Christmas, based on Little House on The Prairie. Nov. 7–22. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

13. A musical about labels. Nov. 9–11. Centre Stage. Nathanial Center, 804 Russell Palmer Rd. • centrestagekw.org.

The Gingerbread Man. About a cookie and a fox. Nov. 19–Dec. 22. Express Theatre, 446 Northwest Mall • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

Guess How Much I Love You and I Love My Little Storybook. Nov 28. Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston • thegrand.com • 409/765-1894.

The Snow Queen. Hans Christian Anderson’s winter classic. Nov. 30–Dec. 8. University of Houston’s School of Theatre & Dance. UH’s Wortham Theater, 133 CWM Center for the Arts • theatre.uh.edu • 713/743-2929.

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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

Parallel Journey. Works by Cookie Wells and Madilyn Stein. Through Nov. 1. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

Quilt & Containers. Works in glass, clay, wood, fiber, and non-traditional materials. Through Nov. 1. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Pkwy, Nassau Bay • taaccl.org • 281/335-7777.

Flyaway. New works by Aaron Parazette. Through Nov. 2. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

Texas Eclectic. From the collection of Judy and Scott Nyquist. Through Nov. 2. Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd. • artleaguehouston.org • 713/523-9530.

WAS-H 43rd Annual Membership Exhibition. Through Nov. 2. Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 1601 W. Alabama St. • watercolorhouston.org • 713/942-9966.

Will Henry. New work. Through Nov. 3. Hiram Butler Gallery, 4520 Blossom St. • hirambutler.com • 713-863-7097.

Woven…in 2D. Works by Australian Aboriginal artist Karen Mills. Through Nov. 3. Booker-Lowe Gallery, 4623 Feagan St. • bookerlowegallery.com • 713/880-1541.

Jane Alexander: Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope). Through Nov. 4. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

William Marsh Rice: The Man and His Legacy. Through Nov. 4. Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St., Sam Houston Park • heritagesociety.org • 713/655-1912.

Tony Feher: A Work in Four Parts. Through Nov. 7. Hiram Butler Gallery, 4520 Blossom St. • hirambutler.com • 713-863-7097.

Slobodan Radojkovi. Woodcuts. Through Nov. 8. University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. • uhcl.edu.

25th Annual Día de los Muertos offers exhibits, performances, workshops, and more. Through Nov. 10. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Your Land/My Land: Election ‘12. Jonathan Horowitz’s video installation. Through Nov. 11, with an Election Eve Viewing Party, Nov. 6. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Steve Armes and Garrett Middaugh. Works in oils and on paper. Through Nov. 15. Harris Gallery, 1100 Bissonnet St. • harrisgalleryhouston.com • 713/522-9116.

Of Birds and Texas: The Art of Stuart and Scott Gentling. Through Nov. 17. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Daniel McFarlane: In Industry. Through Nov. 18. Galveston Arts Center, 2501 Market St. • contemporaryartgalveston.org • 409/763-2403.

Mod Mandalas: The Chakra Series. Works by Sarah Gish. Through Nov. 18. 14 Pews, 800 Aurora St. • gishcreative.com.

Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African America Art. Through Nov. 18. Rice University Art Gallery, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.

Kamila Szczesna. Through Nov. 24. D. M. Allison Gallery, 2709 Colquitt St. • dmallisonart.com • 832/656-7698.

Lance Letscher. Through Nov. 24. McMurtrey Gallery, 3508 Lake St. • mcmurtreygallery.com • 713/523-8238.

There is no archive in which nothing gets lost. Video installation examining notions of place. Through Nov. 25. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Quentin Garel: Recent Sculptures. Through Nov. 26. Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts Gallery, 2501 Sunset Blvd. • gremillion.com • 713/522-2701.

You Are Here. The ever-changing nature of Houston. Through Nov. 30. Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • houstonartsalliance.com.

Lynne McCabe: Room to Be (Ms.)understood: A Social Sculpture Workshop. Through Dec. 4. Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston’s Fine Arts Building, entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.

Mardi Gras! Galveston 2013 Poster Contest. Artists are invited to submit their work. Deadline: Dec. 14. mardigrasgalveston.com • 713/248-1805.

In Residence 2011. Through Dec. 23. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

CraftTexas 2012. Through Dec. 30. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

We Will Never Forget: Selected Works from Max Brenner, Miriam Brysk and Paul E. Yarden. Paintings, prints, and sculptures recall the Holocaust. Through Dec. 31. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

American Made: 250 Years of American Made Art. Through Jan. 1. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Mike Kelly. A video installation by Jennifer Steinkamp. Through Jan. 1. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

W. Eugene Smith and James Nachtwey. Photographs. Through Jan. 1. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Constructed Dialogues: Concrete, Geometric, and Kinetic Art from the Latin American Art Collection. Through Jan. 6. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Dear John & Dominique: Letters and Drawings from the Menil Archives commemorates the museum’s 25th anniversary. Through Jan. 6. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

Collaborative Mural by Daniel Anguilu, James Burns, Tierney L. Malone, Angel Quesada, Michael C. Rodriguez, Roland Salda (Sode), and Dandee Warhol. Through Jan. 12. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit. Through Jan. 13. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Visions of Fancy: George Romney, 18th-Century Paintings and Drawings. Not that Romney. Through Jan. 20. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Scandinavian Design. Pieces from the 1920s to the ‘70s. Through Jan. 27. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Claes Oldenburg: Strange Eggs, Collages. Through Feb. 3. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

HX8 [Houston Times Eight]. Through Feb. 17. Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama St. • stationmuseum.com.

Sonic Sensation. How we hear, thanks to decibels, amplitude, frequency, pitch, sound waves, and what you can do to protect your hearing. Through Feb. 17. Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr. • thehealthmuseum.org • 713/521-1515.

Round 37. Various artists. Through March 3. Project Row Houses. 2505–2517 Holman St. • projectrowhouses.org • 713/526-7662.

Tony Feher. A survey of the American sculptor. Through March 17. Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston’s Fine Arts Building, entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.

Inheritance: Stories of Memory and Discovery highlights bravery of six families during the Holocaust. Through March 24. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

Blood Memory: a view from the second generation. Works by Lisa Rosowsky. Through March 24. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

Gems of the Medici. World-premiere exhibition, highlights pieces of the Medici collections. Through March 31. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Maya 2012: Prophecy Becomes History. The story of the real Maya, spanning over three millennia. Through March 31. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

International Quilt Festival. Nov. 1–4. George R. Brown Convention Center • quilts.com • 713/781-6864.

American Paintings. Works by Catherine Colangelo and Matthew Bourbon. Nov. 2. Darke Gallery, 320 B Detering St. • darkegallery.com • 713/542-3802.

Perspectives 180—Unfinished Country: New Video from China. Nov. 2–Feb. 17. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Hands-On Family Festival features metalworking, basketweaving, woodturning and more. Nov. 3. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Dazzle Camouflage. Works by Wylie Sofia Garcia. Nov. 3–Dec. 2. G Gallery, 301 E. 11th St. • ggalleryhouston.com • 713/869-4770.

Inappropriate for a Public Space. Oils by John Slaby. Nov. 3–Dec. 6. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

Radioactive Pal?—Pal, Radioactive: Bill Conger & Adam Farcus; Transitory Spaces: Gissette Padilla & H. Jennings Sheffield; Goodnight Theory: Trish Ramsay; and Oleo: David McClain. Nov. 3–Dec. 15. Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg St. • box13artspace.com.

Ewan Gibbs: Arlington National Cemetery. Nov. 11–Feb. 3. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. Nov. 11–Feb. 3. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

The Twelve by Twelve Show, an international juried exhibition. Nov. 12–Dec. 1. Submission deadline, Nov 7. Betz Gallery, 1208 W. Gray St. • betzgallery.com • 713/576-6954.

Artwalk and Market on the Strand. Nov. 17. Saengerfest Park in Galveston • galveston.com.

Floyd Newsum. Through Nov. 24. Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose, Suite 200 • wadewilsonart.com • 713/521-2977.

The Santaland Diaries. David Sedaris’s irreverent holiday comedy. Nov. 24–Dec. 30. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • alleytheatre.org • 713/220-5700.

Raphaele. Jewelry group exhibition. Nov. 30. Darke Gallery, 320 B Detering St. • darkegallery.com • 713/542-3802.

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NOVEMBER DAY-BY-DAY • WEEKLY • MONTHLY

NOVEMBER 3

2012 Houston Heart Walk offers fun activities and a non-competitive 5K walk. 8:30 am. Reliant Park, 1 Reliant Park • houstonheartwalk.org • 713-610-5042.

NOVEMBER 5

Holocaust Museum Houston’s Guardian of the Human Spirit award luncheon honors the Harry Mach family. Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

NOVEMBER 8–11

Nutcracker Market. Houston Ballet’s holiday shopping wonderland. Reliant Center, 1 Reliant Park • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787

NOVEMBER 10

Moody Garden’s 11th Annual Festival of Lights adds snow tubing, a 100-foot ice slide to its roster of holiday-themed events for the family. Through Dec. 8. Moody Gardens, One Hope Blvd. in Galveston • moodygardens.org • 800/582-4673.

NOVEMBER 11

Houston Salutes American Heroes, a Veterans Day celebration includes a parade, ceremony, and a jobs fair. 10 am. City Hall • houstonspecialevents.org.

NOVEMBER 17

PurpleStride 5K Run & Walk benefits Houston Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Reliant Park • pancan.org.

NOVEMBER 22

2012 TXU Energy Turkey Trot benefits Sheltering Arms Senior Services. 6am. Dillard’s, 4925 Westheimer Rd. • houstonturkeytrot.org.

27th Annual Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting kicks off the holiday season, featuring half-a-million twinkling lights on 80 trees, fireworks, and a visit from Santa. 5pm. Uptown Houston, Post Oak Boulevard between Westheimer and San Felipe.

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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)

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

Zumba exercise class with Crystal Wall. 6:45pm. House of Deréon Media Center, 2204 Crawford St. • 713/772-5175.

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.

OutLater. Gay fathers meet to discuss parenting, divorce, family, dating, relationships, and more. 7:30pm. Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W. 11th St. •  facebook
.com/outlater.

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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MONTHLY

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.)

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. 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. • houstonglbtcommunity center.org • 713/524-3818.

Monthly (2nd Tues.)

Free Legal Consultation 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 • [email protected]

Monthly (2nd Thurs.)

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

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

National Leather Association–Houston. Movie night. 7pm. Montrose Counseling Center, Room 106 • 832/744-8607.

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.

National Leather Association–Houston. Leather craft class. Noon. $20+materials. Locations vary. [email protected]

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 by Night. Local music, kids’ activities, bicycle repair workshop, and 40+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and more. 6–10pm. 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 provides free rapid HIV testing with results in 20 minutes at he following locations on a weekly basis: MONDAYS: Legacy Lyons Avenue Clinic, 9am–4pm; EJ’s, 9pm–12am; George Sports Bar, 6–9pm. TUESDAYS: Legacy Lyons Avenue Clinic, 9am–3pm; 611 Hyde Park Pub, 6–9pm; TC’s Showbar, 8–11pm; Mid Towne Spa, 5-9pm. WEDNESDAYS: Legacy Lyons Avenue Clinic, 9am–4pm; Crystal Night Club, 10pm–2am; Club Houston, 6–10pm; Walgreens–Montrose, 4–8pm; THURSDAYS: Legacy Lyons Avenue Clinic, 9am–3pm; Ripcord, 8–11pm; Mid Towne Spa, 5-9pm; Brazos River Bottom, 8–11pm; Guava Lamp, 5–8pm; FRIDAYS: Club Houston, 1–4pm; Tony’s Corner Pocket, 5–9pm.

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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