April 26th, 2019


Weekend Friday
Entertainment Picks

Darlene Love
@Miller Outdoor Theatre

Friday 4/26/2019 8:15 PM

      Miller Outdoor Theatre does a throw-back Weekend Friday with their presentation of Pop/Rock icon Darlene Love. Darlene Love gained prominence in 60s for the song "He's a Rebel," a No. 1 single in 1962, and was one of the artists who performed on the celebrated Christmas album A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector, produced by Phil Spector in 1963. She is ranked number 84 among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers.

Love began singing in her church choir at ten. During choir practice she caught the attention of choir director Cora Martin-Moore. After singing for Martin she was asked to go to the Music Mart where she sang and did some broadcasts that's where her bio says it all started. Those who knew her described her vocals as "a voice of a nightingale." She claimed, (singing in) the choir was a big influence in her life. "I call it my learning ground," Singing in the choir, Love says, "I learned harmony."
 . . .more Darlene Love click here


Bikes on the Bayou
@Eleanor Tinsley Park

Friday 4/26/2019 7:00 PM

     Bikes on the Bayou celebrates motorcycles, bicycles and scooters in Eleanor Tinsley Park and along Allen Parkway. This all-inclusive festival will bring together all two-wheeled enthusiasts to celebrate music, culture and their riding communities. The three-day event will also provide motorcyclists the opportunity to participate in cruises throughout the festival space and secure overnight parking on festival grounds. Event organizers have meticulously chosen music acts for the festival with different genres to reset the mood each day.

     The three-day event will also provide motorcyclists the opportunity to participate in cruises throughout the festival space and secure overnight parking on festival grounds. Event organizers have meticulously chosen music acts for the festival with different genres to reset the mood each day.
     One of Houston’s greatest attributes is its diverse community and we’re excited to highlight that diversity at Houston’s first motorcycle festival. We look forward to bringing the Houston community together for an appreciation of a variety of two-wheeled transportation while jamming to great music and building an overall festival atmosphere with the beautiful city skyline as our backdrop.

Bikes on the Bayou Eleanor Tinsley Park
April 26th – 28th, 2019
Eleanor Tinsley Park
18-3600 Allen Pkwy
Houston, TX
Directions (map)

Houston Symphony
Cirque de la Symphonie
@Jones Hall for
the Performing Arts

Friday 4/26/2019 8:00 PM


     Cirque de la Symphonie makes its way downtown this weekend, opening at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. The touring circus troupe based in Athens, Georgia was created in 2005 by William H. Allen and Alexander Streltsov. The performances involve a variety of minimalist contemporary circus acts synchronized to the music of a live symphony orchestra. The concept of the Cirque has been positive both commercially and critically, with shows typically selling out and receiving positive reviewes by critics.
 . . .more Cirque de la Symphonie click here

@White Oak Music Hall

Friday 4/26/2019 6:00 PM

   This weekend at White Oak on the lawn its Scotland's Chvrches. The band, Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook and Martin Doherty just finished a Coachella performance. Mostly deriving from the synth-pop genre, Chvrches also incorporates indietronica, indie pop, and electronic dance into their sound. The group recently told Billboard.com they are headed toward a collaboration with Marshmello.
     Their music video "Miracle" achieved nearly five million views on YouTube.

     The group recently spoke to Rebecca Schiller of Billboard.com  about their upcoming collaboration, “I think it’s cool that [Marshmello] works with so many different kinds of people,” says Mayberry. “It’s not based on necessarily an A-list name or who could do stuff for him, it’s more about whether he likes the song and finds people interesting.”
 . . .more Chvrches click here

Leon Bridges
@Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Friday 4/26/019 7:30 PM

     After finding his voice, 26-year-old Leon Bridges has completely immersed himself in soul. The Fort Worth, Texas native and Columbia Records artist released his debut album, ‘Coming Home,’ in June of 2015 to critical and public acclaim. "I'm not saying I can hold a candle to any soul musician from the '50s and '60s," Bridges says, "but I want to carry the torch."
     Bridges's style is described by many as a soul resembling 1960s rhythm and blues. The Wall Street Journal described him as a "throwback to '60s-soul a la Otis Redding and Sam Cooke." Bridges performs in vintage clothing; Fort Worth Weekly described him as someone whose "music sounds like he looks."

Leon Bridges
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
2005 Lake Robbins Dr The Woodlands, TX
Friday 4/26/019 7:30 PM
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Major League Baseball
Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians
Friday 4/26/2019 7:00pm
501 Crawford St, Houston, TX , USA (map)
Major League Baseball at Minute Maid Park.

College Baseball
Rice vs. Louisiana Tech
Friday 4/26/2019 6:30pm
Houston, TX , USA (map)
College baseball at Reckling Park on the Rice University campus.
Enter via Entrance 8 on University Boulevard,
between Main and Greenbriar.

Da Camera Jam
@Discovery Green

Sammy Miller and The Congregation

Friday 4/26/2019 7:00 PM

Discovery Green this weekend offers a free evening concert via Da Camera Houston. Its Sammy Miller and The Congregation.
Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people.

A native of Los Angeles, Grammy® nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band, they share the power of community through their music—joyful jazz.
 . . . more Da Camera Jam click here

Funfetti Fridays
It’s Friday and we’re in love with roller-skating under the Houston skyline. The Rink is the place to be and be seen on Funfetti Fridays, an evening of music, skating, family and friends.
. . .  more Discovery Green Click here

Celtic Women
@Smart Financial Center

Friday 4/26/2019 7:30 PM


Celtic Women make their way to Sugarland's Smart Financial Center this weekend. Celtic Woman an all-female Irish musical ensemble conceived and created by David Kavanagh, Sharon Browne and David Downes. Jones is a former musical director of the Irish stage show Riverdance. In 2004, Downes recruited five Irish female musicians who had not previously performed together: vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lisa Kelly and Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt, and shaped them into the first lineup of the group that he named "Celtic Woman", a specialty group. Downes chose a repertoire that ranged from traditional Celtic tunes to modern songs.
 . . . more Celtic Women click here

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Crimes Of The Heart
@Alley Theatre

Friday 4/26/2019 8:00 PM


     This weekend its the Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award---Crimes Of The Heart at the Alley Theatre on the Hubbard stage. It runs until May 5, 2019. 
     It's Beth Henley’s first play brings you to the Mississippi home of the Magrath sisters. Babe has just shot her husband because she didn't like his looks. This brings middle sister Meg back to town from Los Angeles, where she is unsuccessfully pursuing a music career. And poor Lenny, everyone has forgotten her birthday! Warm-hearted, irreverent, and imaginative, Crimes of the Heart teems with humanity as the sisters forgive the past, face the present, and embrace the future. Renowned Director Theresa Rebeck returns to the Alley to direct.
 . . .more Crimes of The Heart click here

@Hobby Center
Sarofim Hall



    Based on E.L. Doctorow’s powerful book about immigrants and the fight for the American soul in the early twentieth century, Ragtime is a deeply moving musical. Featuring a Tony Award®-winning score and book, Ragtime is set at a time when worlds and cultures are colliding on issues of race, class, gender equality, and politics. This ensemble musical takes a look at the past and, in it, we see our present – and the opportunities for our future.
     Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States in the early 20th century: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia.
 . . .more Ragtime click here

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