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Houston Area Events – November


Compiled by Marene Gustin

Big Screen • Performing Arts • Art/Photography •  Radio • And Other Fun Things • Holiday Events • Save the Date • HIV Testing



Mary Gauthier
Mary Gauthier

Mary at Mucky
Out singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier comes to Houston 

Folk and alt country singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier hits Houston for a two-night gig at The Mucky Duck, November 20 and 21.

If you don’t know Gauthier’s music, you need to. Check out “Drag Queens in Limousines” on YouTube. Her music is lyrical, haunting, and deeply personal. An adopted child, teen runaway, former chef, and addict, Gauthier sold her restaurant to finance her second album and hasn’t looked back since then. Her album sales are huge, and she’s won a ton of awards, including “Best Country Artist of the Year” at the Gay and Lesbian American Music Awards. Her songs have been featured on several TV shows and recorded by major artists like Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton.

MaryGauthierTroubleAndLoveShe’s on tour now with her seventh album, Trouble & Love, featuring eight songs about love lost. A review by The Telegraph has this to say about the opening track: “‘When a Woman Goes Cold’ is the cold-eyed itinerary of the breakdown of her relationship with her female lover, recalled in painful, intimate detail. Her mournful voice puts you right in with the emotional wreckage, as she sings: ‘You’re no longer her concern/Scorched earth cannot burn.’”

Yeah, we’ve all been there. But even if you’re in a happy relationship now, go and see this incredible artist—her talent will blow you away. See for details. —Marene Gustin

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• November 3

Conversations with the Director. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, hosts this film featuring legendary British actor Michael York and Museum director Gary Tinterow. The discussion is followed by a screening of the new digital restoration of the 1972 film Cabaret. See for ticket information.

• November 9

Zinda Bhaag (Run for Your Life) is a Pakistani film that kicks off this season’s Voices Breaking Boundaries. See for details.

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• Through November 2

Evil Dead: The Musical! Stage Door Inc. turns the cult classic film franchise into a hilarious stage musical. Be warned that the splatter zone covers the entire seating area. See

Marie Antoinette is a joint production of Stages Repertory Theatre and the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance. See for details.

• Through November 15

The Pillowman. A funny yet disturbing tale about fact and fiction at Theatre Southwest. See for tickets.

• November 8

Musiqa’s Major Concert Series. A free concert at Market Square kicks off Musiqa’s season. For details see

Cecile McLorin Salvant. Da Camera brings Salvant to Houston. One night only, see for ticket info.

• November 8 & 9

Farewell to Arms. Houston Chamber Choir’s season premiere pays tribute to the war to end all wars. See for tickets and times.

• November 13–16

Beethoven’s Fifth. The Houston Symphony kicks off a three-year cycle of all nine Beethoven symphonies. Visit for details.

• November 14–22

The Servant of Two Masters. Rice University Theatre Program presents Carlo Goldoni’s 18th-century slapstick play. See for details.

• November 20 & 21

Mary Gauthier — See article above about this out singer/songwriter.

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Queer Voices.Features, news, music, interviews, reviews, and commentary. Monday nights, 8–9 pm. KPFT 90.1 FM. • 713/526-4000.

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• Through November 23

Yusuke Asai: New Installation. Rice University Art Gallery is commissioning this Japanese artist to create a new installation in conjunction with The Menil Collection’s exhibition Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence. See for details.

• Through November 26

Larry Bell: Three Decades of Art. Nicole Longnecker Gallery features selected works of contemporary artist Larry Bell. Visit for details.

Line to Circle. Rusty Scruby’s newest exhibition at the McMurtry Gallery,

• Through November 28

Tracing Towers. Houston Arts Alliance exhibit with artist Jonathan Clark at the Alliance Gallery. See for details.

• Through November 30

Right Here, Right Now: Houston. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston showcases artists living in the city and celebrates our region’s vibrant creative community. For more info, visit

• Through December 4

Visual Feasts. Shirl Riccetti’s energetic watercolors and acrylics reflect her travels and surroundings at Archway Gallery,

• Through December 6

Acclaimed Exhibition on the Urban Playground. Traveling exhibit hits the Blaffer Arts Museum,

Buildering: Misbehaving the City. Fresh from its successful debut at the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, this group show exploring the unsanctioned use of architecture and the urban environment is sure to be a big hit in the Bayou City. Visit for details.

• Through December 19

In Residence: Work by 2013 Resident Artists, an exhibition of work created by the eight artists who began their residencies at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in 2013. See for details.

• Through December 24

CraftTexas 2014. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents this eighth in a series of biennial juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. See for details.

• Through January 4, 2015

Dario Robleto: The Boundary of Life Is Quietly Crossed examines the psychological and emotional ramifications of crossing unknown boundaries whether in space, the sea, or through exploring the human body by linking two remarkable undertakings in the 1960s: the space race and development of the artificial heart. The Menil Collection,

Robert Hodge: Destroy and Rebuild. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present work by this Houston-based artist. Visit for details.

• Through January 10, 2015

New Mural. Lawndale Art Center has a new mural up by Otabenga Jones & Associates as part of a yearlong commitment to health education. See for details.

• Through January 25, 2015

Fangs, Feathers and Fins: Sacred Creatures in Ancient American Art. Spanning nearly 5,000 years, this exhibition explores how peoples of the ancient Americas viewed themselves and the world around them. Museum of Fine Arts Houston,

• Through January 31, 2015

Day of the Dead Rock Stars: The Great Gig In The Sky. This unique exhibit memorializes deceased recording artists from rock, country, jazz, and blues in honor of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. See for details.

• Through February 1, 2015

Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence. Organized by Menil director Josef Helfenstein in consultation with the noted Indian artist Amar Kanwar, the exhibition is the first to trace the resonance of the ethic of nonviolence in the visual arts throughout the centuries and around the world. The Menil Collection,

Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River chronicles the Impressionist painter’s attachment to the Seine by tracing his life along the river. Museum of Fine Arts Houston,

• Through March 1, 2015

Round 41: Process and Action: An Exploration of Ideas. Process and Action features installations by an interdisciplinary group of eight artists, including Rabéa Ballin, Julia Brown, Vanessa Diaz, Akua Holt, Rosine Kouamen, and Monica Villareal at Project Row Houses,

• Through March 22, 2015

Shark! Get out of the water! Now! The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents this exhibit on all things shark-y. Visit for details.

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• Through January 16, 2015

Women in Architecture. An exhibition and events recognizing female architects. See for details.

• November 1

Great Houston Area Walk. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Greater Houston Chapter’s fundraiser is held in The Woodlands. See for details.

• November 4

Quatuor Mosaïques. The most prominent period-instrument quartet performing today makes its first Houston appearance. See for ticket information.

International Songwriting Competition 2014. The deadline to enter the ISC is coming up fast. Check out for entry details.

• November 5

Joshua Bell. Society for the Performing Arts presents violinist Joshua Bell. Visit for tickets.

• November 6–9

Lone Star Rally. It’s the biggest biker event in the country and it’s happening in Galveston. Check out for all the details.

• November 7

Fashion Fête Art of the Runway. Upcoming fundraiser for DiverseWorks. See for ticket information.

• November 10

Coastal Resiliency Panel. The AIA Houston Urban Design Committee and the Houston Galveston Area Council host a panel discussion and community dialogue on coastal resiliency. See for details.

• November 13

Houston in Concert Against Hate. A dinner and concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Featuring Lou Gossett Jr. Purchase tickets at

• November 16

TUTS Vine & Dine Charity Wine Dinner. Enjoy fine dining, wine pairings, and performances from Theatre Under the Stars artists. To purchase tickets, visit

• November 17

Susan G. Komen Houston Golf Tournament. Check out and tee-up for a good cause.

• November 18–21

5th Annual Fashion Houston. See top designers from around the world and our own backyard (Chole Dao and Jonathan Blake). Visit for the details.

• November 19–23

62nd Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show. Antiques fill the George R. Brown Convention Center! See for details.

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• November 1 & 2 and 8 & 9

Southern Living Home for the Holidays Showcase. See a fabulous West U home decorated for the holidays. It all benefits Operation FINALLY HOME, a nonprofit that provides mortgage-free homes for wounded and disabled veterans. For tour information, see

• November 1–December 31

Holiday Can Food Drive. Get $2 off admission to the National Museum of Funeral History with a donation of a non-perishable food item. Visit for details.

• November 8–16

Veterans Appreciation Week. Special tours and events honoring veterans, at the National Museum of Funeral History,

• November 13–16

34th Annual Nutcracker Market. The mother of all holiday shopping and a benefit for the Houston Ballet Foundation, this is a city tradition. Go early and shop ‘til you drop. See for details.

• November 16–December 14

Madeline’s Christmas. Main Street Theater presents this charming children’s holiday classic tale. See for ticket information

• November 15

The Galleria Tree Lighting officially kicks off the holiday season in the Galleria and Uptown Park area. Visit for all events

• November 15, 2014–January 4, 2015

Winter Wonderland at Moody Gardens. Visit the island for Santa sightings, Moody’s Festival of Lights, ice skating, snow tubing, and the new Ice Land exhibit with two million pounds of carved ice sculptures. For details, visit

• November 21–23

  1. Fresh Arts presents the 9th annual Winter Holiday Arts Market. Great place to shop for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. See for more.

• December 5–7

Dickens on The Strand. A can’t-miss holiday stroll through Victorian England, or Galveston Island’s version of it. See for details

• November 28–December 28

The Nutcracker. Houston Ballet’s perennial holiday classic. See for details.

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• December 6

Jupiter String Quartet at Rice University. See for details.

Claudia Acuna. Da Camera brings the Chilean songstress to Houston. One night only. See for ticket information.

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HIV Testing

• 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: 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:

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