Compiled by Marene Gustin
…not the fungus.
Yes, this genre-defying dance company is named for the fungus, but since 1971 Pilobolus has been wowing audiences with some of the most creative choreography to come out of the contemporary movement scene. Often collaborating with stars of other arts and entertainment areas, the company creates dances that feature mindboggling moves. You will be amazed at what the human body is capable of when you see them live, for one night only, January 10, at Jones Hall. Society for the Performing Arts (spahouston.org) presents the evening full of classic Pilobolus works and a 2013 Houston premiere made in collaboration with illusionists Penn and Teller. If you haven’t seen this group in person before, treat yourself to a little post holiday fun. —Marene Gustin
• Through January 3
The Jew Who Loved Christmas. This multi-media installation and performance explores the high cost of Christmas cheer through laughter and tears. See spacetaker.org for more.
• January 2 & 3
TUTS’s Humphreys School of Musical Theatre. A two-weekend session for ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 12 where kids take center stage. Visit tuts.com to sign up.
• January 10
Pilobolus. Society for the Performing Arts presents this groundbreaking dance company that stretches the bounds of choreography. One night only. See spahouston.org for details.
What Time Is It? Site-specific work with musical performances at Market Square Park. For more information, visit houstonartsalliance.com.
• January 16–February 16
Into the Woods. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s beloved musical re-imagined for a small cast and intimate stage. At Main Street Theater, mainstreettheater.com.
• January 23–February 15
Next to Normal. This award-winning Broadway musical about mental illness is presented by Standing Room Only Productions at Obsidian Art Space. See sro-productions.com for details.
• January 22–February 15
The Giver. Based on the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry at Main Street Theater, mainstreettheater.com.
• February 4
Houston Friends of Chamber Music presents Kremerata Baltica. Young up-and-comer Kremerata Baltica found a way to produce mesmerizing chamber music with artists with an average age of 27. Come hear them play one night only. See houstonfriendsofchambermusic.org for details.
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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 January 10
Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics. An exhibit of 11 recently built socially conscious projects by six leading voices in contemporary Colombian architecture. Visit aiahouston.org for more details.
• Through January 11, 2014
Skywriting by Daniel Anguilu and Aaron Parazett. See this beautiful mural at Lawndale Art Center. Visit lawndaleart
center.org for more details.
Future Perfect. Michael Guidry’s new exhibit of paintings and works on paper at McMurtrey Galley. See mcmurtreygallery.com for details.
• Through January 12
Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907. The first museum retrospective in the U.S. to explore Moser’s career features a wide variety of art forms—ceramics, furniture, graphic design, jewelry, and designs for architectural interiors at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. See mfah.org for details.
WOLS: A Retrospective. An exhibit devoted to the famous European postwar artist at The Menil Collection, menil.org.
• Through January 19
The Maker’s Archive: Works by Tybre Newcomer. Featuring large sculptural work and intimate wall pieces, Newcomer’s ceramic installation captures the transcendental relationship between craftsmen and their tools. See crafthouston.org for details.
SPRAWL features of the work of 16 emerging artists and their takes on Houston expansion. See crafthouston.org for details.
• Through January 20
American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World. This unprecedented exhibition spotlights two of the 18th century’s most celebrated artists—Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley—friends turned bitter rivals in London’s art scene. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, mfah.org.
• Through January 26
Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona. Exhibition of works by Argentine artist Antonio Berni at the MFAH. See mfah.org for details.
• Through January 31
Arts Brookfield presents: >20 Square Feet—An Exhibition of Large Artworks. This is a group exhibit of large artworks; each piece is at least 20 square feet in size. This is the first group exhibit devoted to large works of art in Houston, held at 1600 Smith Street Gallery. See www.artsbrookfield.com for details.
• Through February 9
Weavers’ Stories from Island Southeast Asia and Between History and New Horizons: Photographs of Women, Work and Community in Laos. Two exhibitions highlighting the creative labor of women textile makers from Southeast Asia at The Asia Society Texas Center. See siasociety.org/texas.
• Through March 9
Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, mfah.org.
• Through March 23
Outside the Lines. An exhibit at the 65-year-old Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, this six-part exhibition series is an evolving dialogue on contemporary abstraction. See camh.org for details.
The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Clark. This exhibit spans the 19th century and culminates with superb Impressionist canvases by Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet ,and Morisot. The MFAH is only the second U.S. museum to host the exhibition. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. See mfah.org for details.
• Through March 29
What Time Is It? Public art installation downtown at the Market Square Clock Tower. By the Blaffer Museum of Art, blafferartmuseum.org.
• Through April 30
Joseph Havel: Endless. A new site-specific installation made of books cast in bronze at Contemporary Art Museum Houston. See camh.org for details.
AND OTHER FUN THINGS
• Through February 2
Ice at Discovery Green. Lace up those skates and hit the frozen lake at Discovery Green park downtown. For more details see discoverygreen.com.
• January 25
Hair Ball. Lawndale’s 10th annual hair-raising event to raise funds for the art center. You don’t want to miss this party! Get tickets at lawndaleartcenter.org.
• January 30
Martini Madness! Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) hosts its sixth annual Martini Madness!, a chic cocktail fundraiser featuring one-of-a-kind glasses, bottomless martinis, sizzling snacks, and a big-board auction. See crafthouston.org/events/martini-madness-2014.
Check back next month!
• Daily (Sun.–Fri.)
HIV Testing. Planned Parenthood offers free, anony-
mous, 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. Houston Area Community Services (HACS) offers free, confidential HIV testing with results in less than one minute on a daily basis (Mon–Thurs: 9 am–6 pm, Fri: 8 am–5 pm). No appointment necessary. 2150 West 18th St. (Heights area). HACS Testing Calendar with additional outreach locations: hacstxs.org/testing.html. Contact HACS about testing: [email protected] or 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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• 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. EJ’s Bar, 2517 Ralph 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 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.
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