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Picture It—Art

A Houston Pride Band concert inspired by art.

Photo by Joe Dombrowski

Photo by Joe Dombrowski

For almost four decades Houston’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community band has been marching in parades and performing at concerts and community events. They’re a fun organization, and also damn good at what they do. But see for yourself this month.

Houston Pride Band’s concert at the cool, still-newish Midtown Arts Center Houston (MATCH) is a sequel to last year’s Picture It—Cinema. This year, Picture It—Art will feature music inspired by art from early Mayan cave paintings, the Louvre, mural temples, old castles, Pablo Picasso, and more. The Pride band will be joined by the Oak Lawn Band of Dallas and The Pride of San Antonio Showband for this beautiful one-night-only concert. Tickets are just $10, but seating is limited, so get yours now at

—Marene Gustin

Picture It—Art
March 18





Now— March 4
• Trevor
Who can resist a new work directed by Tamarie Cooper? And it’s about a 200-pound chimp.
Passing Strange
A comedy/rock/drama at Obsidian Theater.

 Now — March 5
• The Best Brothers
A comedy about burying Mom.
My Mañana Comes
The regional premiere of Elizabeth Irwin’s drama explores the immigration issue.

Now — March 11
The Whale
Big-hearted and wildly funny, the story of a 600-pound man trying to reconnect with his teenage daughter.

Now — March 19
Let the Right One In
The National Theatre of Scotland presents this vampire thriller.

March 1
David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama presented at Rice.

March 2 — 12
4th Wall Reads: Women’s Voices
The company’s inaugural play-reading festival focuses on female playwrights.

March 3
Brentano String Quartet’s The Art of Fugue
Da Camera presents this performance installation work.

March 3 — 11
Sor Juana & the Chambered Nautilus
A multimedia performance about a 17th-century Mexican nun.

March 4
Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park
A delightful rom/com as relevant today as it was in the ’60s.

March 5
Son Volt
Son Volt performs at Heights Theater for their album Notes of Blue.

March 9
Memory Web
Moores School of Music and Psophonia Dance Company perform.

March 9 — 11
• Romeo and Juliet
Actors from the London Stage perform the classic at UH Clear Lake.
Memory Web
AURA Contemporary Ensemble and Psophonia Dance Company together.

March 10 — 18
Glengarry Glen Ross
A classic to end the inaugural season of Dirt Dogs.

March 11
Young Texas Artists Music Competition
Competition and finalists’ awards ceremony.

March 12
Music from the Movies
The Rob Landes Trio performs such classics as “Over the Rainbow” and “As Time Goes By.”

March 14 — 19
The King and I
Shall We Dance? Ta, ta tum. So many great show tunes from this classic, you know you’ll be humming along.

March 16
Ben Folds
The musician and vocalist performs with the Houston Symphony for one night only.

March 16 & 17
Some Light Emerges
HGO celebrates its 63rd world premiere.

March 16 — 25
’Bout a Stranger
An environmental dance theater piece about Woody Guthrie.

March 18
• Picture It—Art
Houston Pride Band’s concert at the MATCH.
42nd Street
Toe-tapping, sing-along musical from the ’30s.

March 19
The Shacks and Chicano Batman
Two hot groups play this evening.

March 24
A physical, theatrical music extravaganza.

March 25
Hayden and Beethoven
A concert by Mercury, an early-music ensemble.



Now — March 3
The ambiguous and whimsical new works by Jessica Simorte.

Now — March 4
I Love America and America Loves Me
Members of The Front, an artist-run collective and nonprofit gallery that promotes the development of contemporary art in the city of New Orleans.

Now — March 9
Only in Your Way
A collaborative two-person exhibition between New York-based artists Kate Gilmore and Heather Rowe.

Now — March 11
• Peter Brown: High Plains Song
A 30-year retrospective of the artist’s photographs.
Art League Houston
The gallery has three new exhibits up that you’ll want to see.

Now — March 12
Loschmidt’s Column
Loschmidt’s Column (The Reversibility Paradox) is a durational sculpture by Houston-based artist Trey Duvall.

Now — March 18
• Analia Saban—
a multi-media exhibit by the Argentinean artist; and Blake Rayne: Cabin of the Accused—the first mid-career survey of the New ¥ork-based artist.
Only in Your Way
The first collaborative two-person exhibition between New York-based artists Kate Gilmore and Heather Rowe.

Now — March 19
Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing
A Puerto Rican artist whose works will touch and inspire you.

Now — 23
• Reflecting/Reimagining: Selections from Glassell School of Art Studio School Faculty Members
New exhibit at UHCL by Houston artists.
An exhibit by Women in the Visual and Literary Arts.

Now —25
A Tale of the City
A solo exhibit by Iraqi artist Ammar Alobaidi.

Now — April 9
Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting
An exhibit of some 67 works by American luminaries of the genre, including Otis Kaye, Georgia O’Keeffe, and James Peale.

Now — April 30
Jesse Lott Exhibit
This exhibit opens the new Fifth Ward art space Mystic Lyon.

Now — May 7
• Origins of the Self
The 10th biennial youth art exhibition organized by CAMH’s Teen Council.
Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography
Featuring local student photography that offers a glimpse of Houston through their lens.

Now — May 14
Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942–1964
The exhibit showcases the bracero program, the largest guest-worker program in U.S. history.

Now — May 28
Ron Mueck Survey
Thirteen works by the contemporary sculptor on exhibit at MFAH, with a special party and light show on March 10.

Now — May 30
A Celebration of Survival
An immersive exhibition designed to honor the heroes, victims, and survivors of the Holocaust.

Now — June 4
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
An exhibit celebrating the very best nature photography.

Now — June 30
Glossy and Flat Black Squares
Rice Gallery’s closing exhibit by Sol LeWitt.

March 4
Craft Community Day
Artist demonstrations and family fun at Houston Contemporary Craft Center.

March 4 — April 16
Two new solo exhibits at the Galveston Arts Center.

March 5 — May 21
Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950
A landmark exhibit from Cuba.

March 7 — 31
In the Eyes of Our Children: Houston, An American City
A photo exhibit by the area’s schoolchildren.

March 21 — June 4
Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats
An exhibition of ikat robes and panels from the renowned Murad Megalli Collection of the Textile Museum.

March 24 — 26
• Bayou City Art Festival/Memorial Park
Time for one of Houston’s two outdoor art fests, this one in the beautiful Memorial Park. Enjoy the fresh air, buy some good art and good eats.
Art Is an Outdoor Market
All kinds of artistic vendors, live music, picnic food and beer at Republic Square.



Now — May 17
Walley Films: Watching Artists Work
Six years of films of artists making site-specific works at Rice.

March 4
• Cry of the Third Eye
and Children of the Lost
Two of three filmed acts of an opera by Lisa Harris.
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Hitchcock’s silent film gets a new, live score for this screening.

March 25
Aurora Education Highlights
A free screening of films from area children about Houston life.



Mondays — April 24
Free Drumming Classes for Veterans
Open to all service members, taught by master drummer Chris Howard.

Now — April 23
BodyWorks RX
More than 75 human bodies, stripped of fluids and skin. Educational if a little odd.

Now — Dec 31
A Tribute to George Barris
An exhibit to the King of Kustomizing, you can see a replica of Barris’ 1966 Batmobile and more memorabilia.

March 2
Black Feminism to the Rescue: Black Lives Matter and the Future of Black Politics
A reception and lecture by Rice Media Center.

March 5
AIDS Walk Houston
Funds raised help local HIV/AIDS service organizations provide programs and services to thousands of Houstonians impacted.

March 6 — 12
A week-long writers festival hosted by Writespace, Houston’s grassroots nonprofit literary arts center.

March 25
One Night Only
Theatre Under the Stars 2017 gala features a dinner, silent auction, and excerpts from Dreamgirls.

March 28
All the Light There Was
Holocaust Museum Houston librarian Maria Harris facilitates a discussion of All the Light There Was by Nancy Kricorian.

March 31
Luck of the Draw
DiverseWorks’ famous fundraiser where hundreds of original 7 x 9 inch works of art are up for grabs!



April 1
HRC Houston 20th Annual Dinner
Dinner, auction, and guest speakers make for a great evening for a great cause.
[email protected]

April 1 & 2
• Houston Whatever Festival
Two-day, multi-genre music, comedy, and art street festival.
Reel ’em In
The annual Brian Robison Foundation fishing tournament benefiting K9COPS.

April 7
Compassionate Houston’s annual fundraiser
Keynote speaker is Dr. James Doty.

April 8
• The Zoo
A premiere by the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston.
Sacred Space Yoga Retreat
A day of health and reflection, good for the current political climate.



• Weekly (Sundays)

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

• Weekly (Mondays)

EMBody: Introduction to Yoga. 6pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard • • 713/529-0037.
Gay Men’s Survivors of Sexual Assault Support. 630pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard. Confidential and open-ended Interpersonal group for adult gay men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. For Information about joining, call 713/529-0037. Service Is offered on an affordable sliding scale.

Women’s Survivors of Sexual Assault Support. 630pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard. Confidential and supportive therapy group for women who have experienced sexual assault either as children or as adults. For Information about joining, call 713/529-0037. Service Is offered on an affordable sliding scale.

Depression Bipolar Support Group. 7pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • • 713/529-0037.
Helping TransGenders Anonymous, a facilitated support group for all transgenders, supporters, family, and significant others. 7pm. 2515 Waugh Dr. •

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 •

• Weekly (Tuesdays)

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. • • 713/529-0037.

Domestic Violence/Relationship Wellness Group. 630pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard. Confidential support group for members of  the GLBT community who have experienced domestic violence in past or current relationships. In joining this group, please call 713/529-0037. Serivce Is offered on an affordable sliding scale.

• Weekly (Wednesdays)

LGBT HIV+ Support Group. 930am. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. Support group open to all GLBT Individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS. 713/529-0037.

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

Coming Out Support Group. 6pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard. Discuss and be educated about issues dealing with coming out. 713/529-0037

HIV Support Group BSSG. 6:30pm. Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold, Fellowship Hall • 713/526-1017.

Zumba exercise class with Crystal Wall. 6:30pm. 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 •

• Weekly (Thursdays)

Depression Bipolar Support Group. 11am. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • • 713/529-0037.

Ling-Term Survivor’s Group for HIV+ Gay Men. 1:30pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. 713/529-0037.

WHAM! Whole Health Action Management peer group. 2pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • • 713/529-0037.

Southern Country, a country-and-western dance troupe, offers free dance lessons. 8:30pm. EJ’s Bar, 2517 Ralph St. •

• Weekly (Fridays)

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

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

• Weekly (Saturdays)

Dignity Houston. 7:30pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • Inclusive community of LGBT Catholics and their friends. Meet for prayer and religious services.

• Semi-Monthly (1st and 3rd Thur.)

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

• Monthly (1st Sunday)

National Leather Association–Houston. Open to the public. Service comes in various areas including education in order to dispel stereotypes, misconceptions, and media representation about the leather/BDSM/fetish family in the community at large. 12pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard. For more Information, go to

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Houston provides educational presentations of LGBT topics, small-group confidential discussions, and supportive fellowship. 1:30pm. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 S. Main St. •

• Monthly (1st Saturday)

First Saturday Arts Market. Local artists display and sell original works of art. Wind Water Gallery, 548 West 19th St. Free admission.

First Saturday Queer Bingo benefits Houston GLBT Community Center. 2–4:30pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunity • 713/524-3818.

• Monthly (2nd Tuesday)

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, 1834 Southmore Blvd @ Almeda Rd.• • [email protected] • 713/808-1000.

• Monthly (2nd Wednesday)

Log Cabin Republicans. Theo’s Restaurant, 812 Westheimer. 7pm • facebook.comgroups/102199491979/?fref=ts.

• Monthly (2nd Thursday)

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

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

• Monthly (2nd Saturday)

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. • • 713/521-4628.

• Monthly (3rd Sunday)

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

The Brunch of Gays is the LGBT community coming together to share a meal and to express ideas and to socialize. They meet on the third Sunday of each month at various locations around 11:30 am. Info can be found on their Facebook page, Brunch of Gays.

• Monthly (3rd Tuesday)

The Houston’s Storytellers Guild meets every 3rd Tuesday at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center at 1475 W. Gray from 7–8:30 pm. Every month there is a different theme. 5 minutes max. Contact Andrew Gass at [email protected]

• Monthly (3rd Thursday)

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

Affected Community Committee of the Ryan White Planning Council. 2:30pm. • 713-572-3724. (Moved from the third Tuesday to third Thursday.)

Share with PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 7:30–9pm. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Chatham Room, 1805 W. Alabama •

• Monthly (3rd Friday)

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. • houstonglbtcommunity • 713/524-3818.

• Monthly (3rd Saturday)

Queer Book Club. 1pm. Whole Foods, 701 Waugh Drive. For more Information about meetings and current book selection, contact [email protected] or call 713/529-0037, ext. 362.

Discovery Green Flea by Night. Local music, kids’ activities, bicycle repair workshop, and 40+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and more. 11am-5pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • • 713/400-7336.

• Monthly (4th Sunday)

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 •



• Daily (Sunday–Friday)

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 (Monday–Friday)

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 (Monday–Friday)

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: 9am–6pm, Fri: 8am–5pm). No appointment necessary. 2150 West 18th St. (Heights area). HACS Testing Calendar with additional outreach locations: Contact HACS about testing: [email protected] or 713/426-0027.

• Daily (Monday–Friday)

HIV Testing. Legacy Community Health Services provides free rapid HIV testing with results in 20 minutes at the following locations on a weekly basis.

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
Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm;

Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm;
Midtowne Spa, 5–9pm;
611 Hyde Park Pub, 6:30–9pm
Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm;
Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm;
Walgreens–Montrose, 4–8pm;
Club Houston, 6–10pm;
Crystal Night Club, 10pm–2am
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
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:

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