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March 2011 Events

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Compiled by Nancy Ford

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

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HOT TICKET

Bald and Blue Is Beautiful
Society for the Performing Arts brings Blue Man Group to Jones Hall

Blue Man Group may represent the perfect form of artistic expression, in that so many of its audience experience so many different things from their dynamic performance. Primitive yet simultaneously so far ahead of their time, the trio of painted performance artists have been pounding their percussion instruments, bringing light and sound to their jaws-gaping fans for more than two decades.

This month, the bald boys in blue bring their spectacular stage show to Houston, courtesy Society for the Performing Arts, filling Jones Hall with that legendary light and sound, served with an ample side of laughter. The tour also features a new physical design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen.

The multi-media show offers glimpses of what fans have come to expect from Chris Wink, Matt Goldman and Phil Stanton, the founding Blue Men, who may or may not be part of the BMG ensemble that appears in Houston. (They’re like Lassie and Saddam Hussein that way; it’s hard to spot the originals.) The three principles are currently in production for the group’s premiere feature film, Blue Man Group: Mind Blast, a 3D-IMAX epic exploring the inner workings of a “socially and creatively congested person.”

Of course, BMG’s creative, interactive reach isn’t limited to stage and screen. For those who want to get into the act without dipping their heads in a gallon bucket of Sherwin Williams, the Blue Man Group website offers a do-it-yourself “Bootyshaker Songmaker” page. Just don’t boot it up while you’re at work, or you may find yourself shaking that booty in the unemployment line. And that would make you blue. March 9–13. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA • bluemangroup.com. —Nancy Ford

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FILM

Sea Rex 3D, Galapagos 3D, and Hubbell 3D. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Johan Grimonprez: It’s a Poor Sort of Memory that Only Works Backwards, film-based work. Through April 2. Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston’s Fine Arts Building, entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.

First Take: Okay Mountain. Film works by 10 Austin-based artists. Through April 2. Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston’s Fine Arts Building, entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.

Answers to Questions: John Wood and Paul Harrison. Works in video. Through April 24. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Mildred Pierce, starring Joan Crawford. KUHT’s Ernie Manouse’s “favorite film.” March 1, 7pm. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Texas: The Big Picture celebrates the 175th anniversary of Texas independence. Opens March 2. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Warhol on TV. Excerpts of works created by or featuring Warhol. March 4, 7pm. Aurora Picture Show at Menil Park, 1515 Sul Ross St. • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

7th Houston Jewish Film Festival screens at Jewish Community Center of Houston and Holocaust Museum Houston. March 8–20. mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest. Opens March 11. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Personal Boundary features Michelle Handelman and Carol Saf. March 11–April 16. Aurora Picture Show, 1117 East Freeway • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Cat in the Hat. Mike Myers’ version of the Dr. Seuss favorite. March 18, 7:30pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Orbit, short films about the solar system, with filmmakers Mike Plante and Mark Elijah Rosenberg. March 18–19, 7pm. Presented by Aurora Picture Show • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985). Pee-wee Herman searches for his bike. March 19, 7pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Steamboat Bill Jr. Houston’s Two Star Symphony performs their original score for Buster Keaton’s 1928 silent film. March 25, 7:30pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Five Funny French Films. March 25–26. Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Brown Auditorium Theater, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300

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PERFORMING ARTS

Rehearsal for Murder, D.D. Brookes’ mystery. Through March 5. UpStage Theatre, Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. • upstagetheatre.org • 713/838-7191.

Always . . . Patsy Cline, a country musical about friendship. Through March 6. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Marie, Stanton Welch’s ballet about French queen Marie Antoinette. Through March 6. Houston Ballet. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

The War of the Worlds, a musical by Jeff Wayne. Through March 6. FrenetiCore at Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. • freneticore.net • 832/426-4624.

Wild Oats. Country fun directed by Gus Kaikkonen. Through March 6. Houston’s School of Theatre & Dance, UH’s Wortham Theater, 133 CWM Center for the Arts • theatre.uh.edu • 713/743-2929.

Mardi Gras! Galveston. The 100th beaded and masked celebration includes 26 concerts, 18 parades, 13 balcony parties, and five elegant balls. Through March 8. Seawall and entertainment district • galvestoncvb.com.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn’s musical. Through March 12. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

The Merry Wives of Windsor. William Shakespeare’s comedy. Through March 12. Theatre Southwest, 8944-A Clarkcrest Dr. • theatresouthwest.org • 713/661-9505.

August: Osage County. Tracy Letts’ comedy about family. Through March 13. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

Billy Elliot the Musical, Elton John’s Tony Award-winning hit. Through March 13. Theatre Under the Stars, Hobby Center for Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • tuts.com • 713/558-8887.

The Marvelous Wonderettes recalls do-wop hits of the 1950s and ‘60s. Through March 13. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

Over the River and through the Woods. A comedy about grandparents. Through March 13. Stage Door Inc., 284 Pasadena Town Square Mall • stagedoorinc.com • 832/582-7606.

One Night with Elvis. Presley tribute artist Donny Edwards and Roy Orbison tribute artist Wayne King. March 18, 7pm. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Four by Four Plus Shards of Love. Stories of love. Through March 26. Theatre Suburbia, 4106 Way Out West Dr. • theatresuburbia.org • 713/682-3525.

Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens. Photography and performance art. Through April 3. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Da Camera’s A Little Day Music concert features Young Artists. March 2. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

12 Minutes MAX! with Dance Source Houston. March 3–4,?7:30pm. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

St. Lawrence String Quartet: Adams and Beethoven. March 4, 8pm.?Da Camera. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Hairspray, the be-bop musical about big hair and racism. Presented by Fort Bend Theatre. March 4–6. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd. • 281/208-3333 • fortbendtheatre.com.

Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody. Juanjo Mena conducts pianist Gabriela Montero in a program of Turina, Rachmaninoff, and Mozart. March 4–6. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Space City Tap Fest features tap legends Derick Grant and Joseph Webb. March 4–6. University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theatre, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. • spacecitytapfest.com • 281/480-8414.

Vox Feminina, presented by Pandora Theatre Company. March 4–19. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

Mardi Gras Fundraiser and Parade Watching Party. March 5, 5pm. ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

St. Lawrence String Quartet in a program of Adams and Beethoven. March 5. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

The Really Funny Thing About Tragedy. Author Simon Critchley discusses philosophy, history, literature, art, ethics, and politics. March 8, 7pm. Rice University, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.

Spring 2011 NANO Reading Series with poet Eric Eckstrand and fiction writers Ryan Call and Miah Arnold. March 8, 7:30pm. Kaboom Books, 3116 Houston Ave. • nanofiction.org • 785/713-6266.

Jane Goodall, author of 50 Years at Gombe and oceanographer Sylvia Earle, author of Wild Ocean. March 9, 7:30pm. Progressive Forum. Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • progressiveforumhouston.org • 713/664-0020.

Blue Man Group. March 9–13. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

Gone Missing. Six actors as 30+ characters musically consider loss. March 9–April 10. Theater LaB Houston, 1706 Alamo St. • theaterlabhouston.com • 713/868-7516.

The Sleeping Beauty. Ben Stevenson interprets Tchaikovsky’s fairy tale. March 10–20. Houston Ballet. Wortham Center’s Brown Theater, 501 Texas Ave. • houstonballet.org • 713/227-2787.

The Point and The Moment Between, premieres by CORE Performance Company. March 11–12, 8pm. Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston St. • coredance.org • 713/862-5530.

Or, Liz Duffy Adams’ feminist celebration of freedom. March 11–20. Main Street Theater–Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

The Cocktail Hour, a comedy by A.R. Gurney.?March 11–April 16. Company OnStage, 536 Westbury Square • companyonstage.org • 713/726-1219.

Gloria Trevi, the Mexican pop-rock singer/songwriter. March 12, 6pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

27th Annual Entergy Concert of Finalists of the Young Texas Artists Music Competition. March 12, 7:30pm. Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main St., Conroe • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

American Musical: Live from New York with Judy Blazer and Houston Chamber Choir. March 12, 7:30pm. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. • houstonchamberchoir.org • 713/224-5566.

Blues and Burgers: Texas Johnny Brown. March 16, noon. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). March 16. House of Blues Houston, 1204 Caroline St. • houseofblues.com • 888/402–5837.

Anniversary Show Spring 2011. Performances by Dance Source Houston, Urban Souls, and Houston Met Dance. March 16, 7pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney Ave. • houstondance.org.

Yankee Tavern, a thriller about conspiracy theories. March 16–April 10. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Pkwy. • stagestheatre.com • 713/527-0123.

I Do! I Do! musically traces a 50-year marriage. March 17–April 10. Texas Repertory Theatre Co., 14243 Stuebner Airline Rd. • texreptheatre.org • 281/583-7573.

Pops Knockout. Michael Krajewski conducts classical hits. March 18–20. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Little Shop of Horrors, the hungry plant musical. March 18–April 16. ETC/East-End Theater Co., 2001 Postoffice St., Galveston • islandetc.org • 409/762-3556.

Geri Allen Trio with Gary Bartz, saxophonist. March 19, 8pm. Da Camera.?Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • dacamera.com • 713/524-7601.

Blues and Burgers: Zydeco Lady D. March 23, noon. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Pink at the Brown, Pink Ribbons Project’s gala fundraiser featuring downtown’s major theater district performing arts companies. March 24, 8pm. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. • pinkribbon.org • 713/524-7465.

The Aluminum Show combines movement, dance, and visual theater. March 24–25, 7:30pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, 100 Concert Dr. • milleroutdoortheatre.com • 281/373-3386.

Cat Lady, Kristina Wong’s “hilarious and slightly frightening” full-length ensemble work. March 24–26, 7:30pm. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote. Hans Graf conducts Erin Wall, soprano; Brinton Averil Smith, cello; and Wayne Brooks, viola. March 24–27. Houston Symphony. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • houstonsymphony.org • 713/224-7575.

Masters of Semblance, a Suchu Dance premiere. March 24–April 3, 7pm. Barnevelder Theater, 2201 Preston St. • suchudance.org • 713/529-1819.

Pearl Fishers, Georges Bizet’s story of a love triangle. March 24–April 3. Opera in the Heights, 1703 Heights Blvd. • operaintheheights.org • 713/861-5303.

The Miracle Worker, the Helen Keller bio. March 25–April 9. The Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Ln. • countryplayhouse.org • 713/467-4497.

Back to School. Catastrophic Theatre’s gala honors HSPVA teacher Robert M. Singleton. March 26, 8pm. S.P.J.S.T. Lodge #88, 1435 Beall St. • catastrophictheatre.com • 713/522-2723.

Mercury Rising—¡Fandango! celebrates Mercury Baroque’s 10th anniversary. March 26, 7pm. Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • mercurybaroque.org • 713/533-0080.

Jitney. August Wilson’s tale of Pittsburgh cabbies in 1977. March 26–April 24. Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main St. • ensemblehouston.com • 713/520-0055.

Trio Sonnerie: The Harmony of Nations features a Bach sonata for violin and harpsichord. March 28, 7:30pm. Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church,
6221 Main St. • houstonearlymusic.org • 713/432-1744.

Harry Connick Jr. The Grammy-winning musician performs with his orchestra. March 29, 8pm. Society for the Performing Arts. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

Curtains, a musical-comedy murder mystery. March 29–April 10. Theatre Under the Stars. Hobby Center for Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. • tuts.com • 713/558-8887.

Ours to Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War seeks stories of local veterans’ World War II experiences. Deadline: April 29. [email protected] • 713/942-8000, ext. 400.

Blues and Burgers: Eugene Moody & Blues Back Band. March 30, noon. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Killer Joe, presented by Big Head Productions. March 31–April 16, 8pm. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Dr. • obsidianartspace.org.

On Golden Pond, Ernest Thompson’s family drama. April 1–23. Stage Door Inc., 284 Pasadena Town Square Mall • stagedoorinc.com • 832/582-7606.

Yo-Yo Ma with The Silk Road Ensemble. April 2, 8 pm. Society for the Performing Arts. Wortham Center, 501 Texas Ave. • spahouston.org • 713/227-4SPA.

Blues and Burgers: Zydeco Dots. April 6, noon. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.


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PERFORMING ARTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Freedom Train celebrates Black History Month.?Through March 11. Express Theatre, 446 Northwest Mall • expresstheatre.com • 713/682-5044.

Madagascar Live! Through March 13. Broadway Across America. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Sarofim Hall, 800 Bagby St. • broadwayacrossamerica.com • 713/315-2500.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Judith Viorst and Shelly Markham’s musical. Through April 1. Main St. Theatre–Chelsea Market, 4617 Montrose Blvd. • mainstreettheater.com • 713/524-6706.

Willy Wonka. Roald Dahl’s classic candy-man story. March 4–20. Houston Family Art Center, 10760 Grant Rd. • crighton-theatre.com • 936/441-7469.

Health & Wellness Expo features games and crafts, family science stations, fitness demonstrations, and more. March 14–19. Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr. • thehealthmuseum.org • 713/521-1515.

Spring Break Headquarters offers sketching in the galleries, storytime tours, family tours, creation stations, and more. March 14–20. Museum of Fine Arts’ Kinder Foundation Education Center, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713-639-7300 .

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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

F stops in black & color. Photography by Fikry Botros. Through March 3. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

The Workshop of Ernest F. de Soto, Master Printer. Through March 5. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Bert’s Red Book. Bert Long’s paintings and drawings. Through March 6. Galveston Arts Center, 2501 Market St. • 409/763.2403 • contemporaryartgalveston.org.

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island. Through March 6. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Fernando Casas: Oil Paintings on Canvas. Through March 12. Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts Gallery, 2501 Sunset Blvd. • gremillion.com • 713/522-2701.

Group Exhibition: Works by Josephine Durkin, The Bridge Club, Hollis Cooper, Mark Aguhar, and Laura Lark. Through March 12. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

Inverted Harmony: A Handmade Environment. Works in glass, lights, and textiles by Jenine Bressner. Through March 13. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

3D Exhibition. Through March 17. The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, 2000 NASA Pkwy, Nassau Bay • taaccl.org • 281/335-7777.

Monthly Watermedia Exhibit. Through March 17. Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 1601 W. Alabama St. • watercolorhouston.org • 713/942-9966.

Revenge of the World. New work by Gabriel Dieter. Through March 17. Domy Books Houston, 1709 Westheimer Rd. • domystore.com.

Sarah Williams: On the Periphery. Through March 19. McMurtrey Gallery, 3508 Lake St. • mcmurtreygallery.com • 713/523-8238.

Tom Berg. Through March 19. Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose Blvd., Suite 200 • wadewilsonart.com • 713/521-2977.

The Poo-tail Collection, JETheriot’s multi-media exhibition of childhood creativity. Through March 19. Spacetaker ARC, Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St. • spacetaker.org.

Everything Has Its Place. Photography by 17 University of Houston students. Through March. City Hall, 901 Bagby St. • uh.edu.

First Take: Okay Mountain. Through April 2. Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston’s Fine Arts Building, entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. • blaffergallery.org • 713/743-9971.

Commonplace: Objects by Barbara Smith and Ryan Takaba. Through April 3; reception, March 25, 5pm. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens. Performance and photographs. Through April 3. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd. • camh.org • 713/284-8250.

Tony Smith: Drawings. Through April 3. Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

Richard Diebenkorn: Works on Paper. Through April 10. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

More Than a Toy: Dolls from the Victorian Era. Through April 10. Heritage Society Museum, 1100 Bagby St., Sam Houston Park • heritagesociety.org • 713/655-1912.

Displaced Persons, Clemens Kalischer’s photographs of Holocaust refugees in the U.S. in the late 1940s. Through April 17. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

2011 Core Exhibition showcases work made during that year’s residency. Through April 22. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Susanne Thea: Paraphrase of the Bayeux Tapestry. Through May 2. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Romancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller, inspired by the Rocky Mountains in 1837. Through May 8. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.

Pasted Papers: The Art of Collage. On view through May 15. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Through May 23. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.

Mary Temple: Northwest Corner, Southeast Light. Through May 25. Rice University’s Rice Gallery, 6100 Main St. • ricegallery.org • 713/348-6069.

Lisa Gralnick: The Gold Standard. Works in metal. Through May 28. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Eye on Third Ward. Jack Yates High School photography celebrates its 16th year. Through May 30. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.

Fragile Fragments: Expressions of Memory. Female artists examine the relationship between art and loss. Through June 5. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

The Book Club of Texas, rare publications. Through June 11. Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St. • printingmuseum.org • 713/522-4652.

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time features more than 150 works. Through July 4. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.

Circa 1900: Decorative Arts at the Turn of the Century features works by Emile Gallé, Edvard Munch, and František Kupka. Through July 31. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Passage to a New Life: Highlights from the Collections of Holocaust Museum Houston includes photographs, documents, and artifacts. Through Aug. 7. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

Celebrating Fifteen Years of History with Holocaust Museum Houston, a visual storytelling of the museum’s history. Through Dec. 31. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

Ours to Fight For, the role of Jewish servicemen and women during World War II. Through Dec. 31. Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St. • hmh.org • 713/942-8000.

Oil and Water, works by David and Kate Connolly. March 4–31; reception, March 5, 5pm. Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. • archwaygallery.com • 713/522-2409.

The Whole World Was Watching, more than 200 Civil Rights-era photographs from Edmund Carpenter and Adelaide de Menil. March 5–Sept. 25. Gregory School, 1300 Victor St., and Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St. • menil.org • 713/525-9400.

Heinrich Kühn. Works by the photographer and scientist. March 6–May 30. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7300.

Texas! The Exhibition features historical Texas artifacts like James Bowie’s Bowie knife. March 6–Sept. 5. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr. • hmns.org • 713/639-4629.

Cowboy, photographs by Kevin Vandivier and Pulitzer Prize-winner Skeeter Hagler. March 10–25. Betz Art Gallery, 1208 W. Gray St. • betzgallery.com • 713/576-6954.

Nowhere Near Here: New Lens-based Work from Texas. March 10–April 24; reception, March 10, 6pm. FotoFest at Vine Street Studios, 1113 Vine St. • fotofest.org.

The North Wind and The Sun, with Chicago’s Hyde Park Art Center. March 11–April 16; reception, March 11, 6pm. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Frwy. • diverseworks.org • 713/335-3445.

The Empty Box, annual fundraiser. March 12, 7pm. Box 13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg St. • box13artspace.com.

MS Art Bike Exhibit. Local artists transform bikes to benefit National MS Awareness Week. March 15–April 17. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

Orbit, short films about the solar system, with filmmakers Mike Plante and Mark Elijah Rosenberg. March 18–19, 7pm. Presented by Aurora Picture Show • aurorapictureshow.org • 713/868-2101.

Sold Out. Spacetaker’s 7th annual gala honors Spring Street Studios’ Jon Deal. March 19, 7pm. Spacetaker ARC, Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St. • spacetaker.org.

34th International Exhibition 2011. March 20–April 15; reception March 25, 6pm. Watercolor Art Society-Houston, 1601 W. Alabama St. watercolorhouston.org • 713/942-9966.

Antiquity Revived: Neoclassical Art in the Eighteenth Century. Works from Musée du Louvre, Paris. March 20–May 30. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. • mfah.org • 713/639-7515.

40th Annual Bayou City Art Festival features mixed-media artist Dolan Geiman. March 25–27, 10am–6pm. Memorial Park • bayoucityartfestival.com.

Kate Breakey: New Work. March 26–April 23. McMurtrey Gallery, 3508 Lake St. • mcmurtreygallery.com • 713/523-8238.

Truth and Transience: Michelle Samour. March 26–May 15; reception, March 25, 5:30pm. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St. • crafthouston.org • 713/529-4848.

Texan-French Alliance for the Arts 2011 Art & Award Auction features artists from Texas and France. Benefits Texas Children’s Cancer Center’s Arts in Medicine Program. March 30, 6pm. Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, 4520 Blossom St.

Learn. Shop. Connect. Design Fair 2011 features furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork, and fashion. March 30–April 3. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. • lawndaleartcenter.org • 713/528-5858.

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MARCH DAY BY DAY WEEKLY • MONTHLY

March 4

Midnight in Marrakech. The 15th annual San Luis salute celebrates Galveston’s Mardi Gras with the Pink Flamingos, a seated dinner, royal procession of the Knights of Momus court, fashion, revelry, and more. 7:30pm. Galveston Island Convention Center, Seawall Blvd. and 56th St. • galveston.com.

March 10

NASA: Past and Future, presented by Dr. Wayne Hale, former manager of the Space Shuttle program. 11am. St. Paul’s UMC, 5501 Main St. • stpaulshouston.org • 713/528-0527.

March 27

Pooches of the Caribbean. Houston Humane Society’s 30th annual K-9 Fun Run & Walk. 10am. Sam Houston Park • houstonhuman.org • 713/433-6421.

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LOOKING AHEAD

April 1

The Candlelight Dinner & Auction’s recommended attire is Red Footwear—Sneakers to Stilettos. Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring St. Benefits Houston Heights Association • houstonheights.org.

April 2–3

Houston Heights Home & Garden Tour showcases six local homes, and leaves from Heights Fire Station at Yale & 12th streets. 12–6pm. Benefits Houston Heights Association • houstonheights.org.

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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.

Urban Harvest Farmers Market, presented by Central City Co-op. Noon–4pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com  • 713/400-7336.

Weekly (Mondays)

TG Support Group. Helping TransGenders Anonymous is a facilitated support group for all transgenders, supporters, family, and significant others. 7–9pm. 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 challenges of life after being married to a woman. First three Mondays of each month, 7:30–9pm. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St., room 230 • fathersfirstofhouston.com.

Gay Dads’ Support Group helps gay men who are or were previously married to a woman and who had children within that relationship. 7:30–9pm. Grace Lutheran Church’s parlor, 2515 Waugh Dr. • 281/608-8134.

Weekly (Thursdays)

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

GLBT-Friendly Depression & Bipolar Support Group. 7:15–8:30pm. Free. Eclessia Church, 2015 Taft St. • 713/526-1018.

Weekly (Sun., Wed., Sat.)

Love and Rackets. Houston Tennis Club welcomes players and enthusiasts of all skill levels. Sundays, 9am–noon; Wednesdays, 7:30–9pm; clinics, every Saturday 9–10:30am. Memorial Park Tennis Center, 1500 Memorial Loop. Annual membership, $30; court fees, $3 per session. houstontennisclub.org.

Weekly (Saturdays)

Recycling Saturdays. Bring your glass, paper, plastic, and aluminum. 10am–2pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

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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.

Monthly (1st Mon.)

Center Coming Out Group. Facilitated support group for LGBT individuals at any stage of the coming-out process. 7pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

Monthly (1st Fri.)

First Friday Happy Hour. Northwest Corner, a social and civic organization for GLBT Houstonians living northwest of Loop 610, meets. Time and location TBA. nwcorner.org.

Monthly (1st & 3rd Fri.)

Positive Brothers Unite, a support/social group for HIV-positive men who have sex with men of color. 6pm. Montrose Counseling Center, 401 Branard St., room 110 • 713/454-7548 • [email protected]

Monthly (2nd Tues.)

Center Dinner Night, hosted by the Houston GLBT Community Center. Diners pay for their own meals. 6:30pm. One’s A Meal, 812 Westheimer Rd. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter
.org • 713/524-3818.

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; bring some of both. 2pm. 1034 W. 17th Street.

Monthly (3rd Tues.)

Center Seniors & Friends Potluck, organized by the Houston GLBT Community Center at Bethel Church UCC, 1107 Shepherd Dr. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

Monthly (3rd Wed.)

Bingo with the Divas, hosted by An’ Marie Gill and Jessica Van Shelton. 8–10pm. Benefits Bering Omega Foundation. Tony’s Corner Pocket, 817 W. Dallas St.

Monthly (3rd Thurs.)

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

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.

Monthly (4th Wed.)

Lesbian Dinner Group. Single and coupled women come for a meal but stay for the camaraderie. 7:30pm. Cafe Express, 1422 W. Gray St. • [email protected]


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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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