Compiled by Marene Gustin
And it’s free!
The award-winning musical A Chorus Line, the show that changed the way we look at Broadway and inspired countless dreamers of all walks of life, returns to Houston. And this time, thanks to Theatre Under the Stars, it’s free. TUTS presents the show of struggling chorus line hoofers at Miller Outdoor Theatre July 16–21. Free tickets for covered seats are available on the day of performance between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre Box Office in Hermann Park. Free tickets are limited to four per person. Any tickets remaining are given out one hour before the performance. • Michael Bennett’s Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical opened on Broadway in 1975, but it’s just as fresh and toe-tapping today. The stories of the struggling dancers, the gay boys, and the artificially enhanced gals will resonate with anyone who’s ever chased a dream. And those musical numbers by Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban! “One” (Singular Sensation!) will get you up and dancing, and “What I Did for Love” and “At the Ballet” will tug at your heart. Check out milleroutdoortheatre.com for more details on this must-not-miss production. —Marene Gustin
• July 8–12
Aurora Music and Film Camp for Teens. Aurora partners with American Festival for the Arts on a Music and Film Camp for Teens. See aurorapictureshow.org for details.
• July 23
That’s Entertainment. A great composite of Hollywood’s Golden Era of musicals. This is a free movie at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Details at milleroutdoortheatre.com.
• July 24
Shall We Dance? This is quintessential Fred and Ginger. This is a free movie at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Details at milleroutdoortheatre.com.
• Through July 28
Alice in Wonderland. A musical version of this children’s tale by Main Street Theater. See mainstreettheater.com for details.
From My Hometown. The Ensemble Theatre presents its finale musical of the season. For ticket information visit ensemblehouston.com.
• July 4
Star-Spangled Salute. Houston Symphony’s free Fourth of July event at Miller Outdoor Theatre. For more information visit houstonsymphony.org or call 713/224-7575.
• July 5
Video Games Live. Part of Houston Symphony’s Summer in the City multi-media concerts. For more information visit houstonsymphony.org or call 713/224-7575.
• July 5–August 4
Agatha Christie’s The Hollow. This thriller is part of the Alley Theatre’s Summer Chills program. July 11 is the pre-curtain ACTOUT event. Get your tickets at alleytheatre.org.
• July 6
Music of The Rolling Stones. Part of Houston Symphony’s Summer in the City multi-media concerts. For more information visit houstonsymphony.org or call 713/224-7575.
• July 9 & 10
Sounds Like Fun! Houston Symphony’s free outdoor summer concerts. For more information visit houstonsymphony.org or call 713/224-7575.
• July 10–August 11
Wicked. This offering from Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center really is wicked. Get ticket information at broadwayacrossamerica.com/houston.
• July 12–August 24
Tamarie Cooper’s Old as Hell! Yeah, you know this is gonna be funny as hell. Visit the company website at catastrophictheatre.com.
• July 13
Pixar in Concert. Part of Houston Symphony’s Summer in the City multi-media concerts. For more information visit houstonsymphony.org or call 713/224-7575.
Boney James. The saxophonist plays at the House of Blues. See houseofblues.com for ticket information.
• July 16–21
A Chorus Line. Theatre Under the Stars presents a free performance of the classic musical at Miller Outdoor Theatre (see article above). Visit tuts.com for details.
• July 19
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Part of Houston Symphony’s Summer in the City multi-media concerts. For more information visit houstonsymphony.org or call 713/224-7575.
A Rocket to the Moon on Tour. Four seasoned rock bands will rock your world at the Warehouse. See arockettothemoon.net for details.
• July 26
The Ransom of Red Chief. Express Theatre produces a free performance of this children’s classic at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Learn more at expresstheatre.com.
• July 27
Music of The Rolling Stones. Part of Houston Symphony’s Summer in the City multi-media concerts. For more information visit houstonsymphony.org or call 713/224-7575..
After Hours: Queer Radio with Attitude features the QMZ (Queer Music Zone) with Jimmy Carper. Saturday nights, midnight–3 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.
• Through July 7
Through Colors by Kelyne Reis. Painting exhibit at Galleria Regina. Details at kelyne.de.
• Through July 10
Orogenesis. Archway Gallery’s exhibit of Larry Garmezy’s digital photography. See archwaygallery.com for details.
• Through July 12
Anointed and Adorned: Indian Weddings in Houston. Exhibit paying tribute to the ritual and festive traditions of the Indian wedding ceremony. Details at houstonartsalliance.com/folklife/rememberedregained.
• Through July 27
The Ornamental Plumb Bob. A solo exhibition of objects and brooches by San Antonio metalsmith Gary Schott, at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. See crafthouston.org for details.
Pamela Fraser: The Fourth Dimension was Ha-Ha, in Other Words, That it is Laughter. Fraser’s first solo museum exhibition introduces a selection of large and small-scale paintings, drawings, and paper constructions at U of H’s Blaffer Art Museum.
• Through August 18
Byzantine Things in the World. Featuring works that date from circa 9,000 BCE to the present, but focusing especially on The Menil’s rich collection of Byzantine art, the exhibition juxtaposes more than seventy remarkable objects, reawakening a sense of how people in late antiquity experienced art and bringing Byzantium’s aura into the present day. See menil.org.
• Through August 25
Faking It: Manipulated Photography before PhotoShop. Digitally altered photographs may be commonplace today, but they are nothing new. The ability to modify camera images is as old as photography itself—only the methods have changed. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, mfah.org.
Late Surrealism. This small and focused exhibition constitutes a fascinating aspect of Menil Collection holdings, specifically some of the most stunning drawings by Arshile Gorky and Mark Rothko. Visit menil.org for details.
• Through August 30
Soo Sunny Park: Unwoven Light. A new installation by American artist Soo Sunny Park for Rice University Art Gallery is a suspended, undulating structure made from shaped sections of chain-link fencing. See ricegallery.org for more.
• Through September 6
In My Nature: Thirty Years of Work. A retrospective exhibition of Rice University Professor Emerita Darra Keeton’s work. See arts.rice.edu for details.
• Through September 8
The Tool at Hand. The exhibition showcases the wonder of the process of making and, at the same time, sparks an important conversation about the nature of skill, production, and tool use today. See crafthouston.org for details.
Ctrl + P. Recent economic reports speculate that a third industrial revolution, shaped by digital technologies, is under way. This summer HCCC investigates the implications of such technologies on the making of sculptural and functional objects in the 21st century. See crafthouston.org for details.
• Through September 22
James Turrell: The Light Inside. A special exhibit of Turrell’s light-based installations at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. See mfah.org for details.
• Through October 13
LaToya Ruby Frazier: Witness. A special exhibit of the artist’s work at the Contemporary Museum of Art Houston. See camh.org for details.
• Through October 27
Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust. Holocaust Museum Houston exhibits six decades of work by Soviet photojournalists. See hmh.org for details.
• Through January 11, 2014
Daniel Anguilu and Aaron Parazett Mural. See this beautiful mural, called Skywriting, at Lawndale Art Center. Visit lawndaleartcenter.org for more details.
• July 12–31
Archway Gallery’s 5th Annual Juried Exhibition. A juried exhibit featuring artists from south and central Texas. See archwaygallery.com for details.
AND OTHER FUN THINGS
• June 4
Freedom over Texas. Fireworks, country singers, and more at the City of Houston’s annual party in the park for the Fourth of July.
• July 9–12
Holocaust Museum Houston Summer Institute. Holocaust Museum Houston is now accepting applications for the 2013 Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators, a four-day program for teachers that moves beyond the general history of the Holocaust to explore the various dimensions and implications of that tragedy and other genocides. Applications and payment must be in by June 20. See hmh.org for details.
• July 17–21
36th Annual Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows.
Bow wow, wow! Check it out at reliantdogshows.com.
• August 18
Rainbow Fishing Club. Get ready for an all-day fishing spree from this LGBT club. Hop aboard a double-decker deluxe fishing boat that heads out into the Gulf of Mexico for fun and fishing. For reservation or information and to get on the mailing list, e-mail: [email protected] or call John at 713/523-6381.
• 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 Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
LBT Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group. 5pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
EMBody: Introduction to Yoga. 6pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
Depression Bipolar Support Group. 7pm. Montrose 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 Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
HIV Support Group Lunch Brunch. 11am. Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold, Room 214 • 713/526-1017, ext. 202.
HATCH’s Transgender Support Group and Speak Out for Youth. 5pm. Montrose 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.
HIV Support Group BSSG. 6:30pm. Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold, Fellowship Hall • 713/526-1017. 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.
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 Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
• Weekly (Sundays)
HATCH Youth Group. 6pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
• Semi-monthly (1st and 3rd Fri.)
Positive Brothers United, a social/support group for GLBT, HIV-positive men of color. 6 pm. Montrose 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 Thurs.)
OutLater. Gay fathers meet to discuss parenting, divorce, family, dating, relationships, and more. • facebook.com/outlater • [email protected]
• 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 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 • [email protected] • 713/808-1000.
• Monthly (2nd Thurs.)
Ryan White Planning Council. 11:30am. 2223 W. Loop South • rwpchouston.org • 713-572-3724.
SPRY Potluck for Seniors. 4pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
National Leather Association–Houston. Movie night. 7pm. Montrose 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 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 Wed.)
Log Cabin Republicans. Theo’s Restaurant, 812 Westheimer • facebook.comgroups/102199491979/?fref=ts.
• Monthly (3rd Thurs.)
HIV Testing. 1pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.
SPRY Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
EMBody: Understanding Mental Health Issues. Rotating topics: addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar. 5pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.
EMBody: To Cook or Not to Cook. Demystifying raw foods. 6pm. Montrose 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 • 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.
• Daily (Sun.–Fri.)
HIV Testing. Planned Parenthood offers free, anonymous, or confidential testing at clinic locations throughout the area. To speak with an HIV counselor: 1-800-230-PLAN. Dickinson: 281/337-7725. Fannin: 713/831-6543. FM1960: 281/587-8081. Greenspoint: 281/445-4553. Huntsville: 936/295-6396. Lufkin: 936/634-8446 x223. Rosenberg: 281/342-3950. Stafford: 281/494-9848.
• Daily (Mon.–Fri.)
HIV Testing. Free HIV testing, with no Gold Card or donation required or requested. 9am–1pm. HCHD Thomas Street Clinic, 2015 Thomas St. • 713/873-4157 • 713/873-4026.
• Daily (Mon.–Fri.)
HIV Testing. HACS, 2150 West 18th • 713/426-0027.
• Daily (Mon.–Fri.)
HIV Testing. Legacy Community Health Services provides free rapid HIV testing with results in 20 minutes at the following locations on a weekly basis. MONDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic (1415 California St.), 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic (502 Lyons Ave.), 1–5pm; George Sports Bar, 6–9pm; EJ’s, 9pm–12am • TUESDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Midtowne Spa, 5–9pm; 611 Hyde Park Pub, 6:30–9pm • WEDNESDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Walgreens–Montrose, 4–8pm; Club Houston, 6–10pm; Crystal Night Club, 10pm–2am • THURSDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Walgreens–Lyons, 2–5pm; Midtowne Spa, 5–9pm.; Guava Lamp, 6:30–9pm; Ripcord, 6:30–10pm • FRIDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–4pm; Club Houston, 1–4pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; TC’s Showbar, 4–8pm Tony’s Corner Pocket, 4:30–8:30pm. • Legacy Testing Calendar: http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=legacytestingservices&.
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