April 5, 2019


Weekend Friday Picks

Houston Astros
vs. Oakland Athletics
@Minute Maid Park

Friday 4/5/2019 7:10 PM


The Astros open their first weekend home opener at Minute Maid this Friday evening and their promotions department is all revved up for Friday's street festival. But before we give those details Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle summed up their performance after Monday's first game with the Rangers. José Altuvé is hitting Valentine's Day: .214. Alex Bregman is hitting a bingo number: O-67. Carlos Correa is hitting Blutarsky's GPA. (Hey, put the decimal point anywhere you want, zero is zero.) But at least he has the legitimate excuse of having played in just one game.
What is going on with Aledmys Diaz?
 . . .more Astros click here


Margaret Atwood
@Jones Hall
for the Performing Arts

Friday 4/5/20197:30 PM


The creative mind behind the Hulu streaming series "The Handmaid's Tale" is not just Bruce Miller the series creator, its Margaret Atwood, Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist. Atwood has published seventeen books of poetry, sixteen novels, ten books of non-fiction, eight collections of short fiction, eight children's books, and one graphic novel, as well as a number of small press editions in poetry and fiction. Atwood will be speaking for all of her endoveros this weekend at Jones Hall.
     If you are not familiar with the narrative of "The Handmaid's Tale" women are brutally subjugated, and by law are not allowed to work, own property, handle money, or read. The story goes fertility has slowed so much because of disease. Women that can make babies are assigned to the homes of the ruling elite, where they must submit to ritualized rape by their male masters in order to become pregnant and bear children for those men and their wives.
 . . . more Margaret Atwood click here

Citizen Cope

Friday 4/5/2019 8:00 PM


Clarence Greenwood aka Citizen Cope makes his way to Houston at the HOB in GreenStreet this weekend.
      Citzen Cope has built an entire career on trusting his gut and following his muse says his bio, and if his new album, ‘Heroin & Helicopters,’ is any indication, his instincts are sharper now than ever before. As technically innovative as it is emotionally resonant, the record arrives at a uniquely challenging moment in modern American culture, when profound political polarization and social divisions seem to grow deeper by the day. Rather than dwell on our differences, though, Cope tunes in to what unites us here, drawing on everything from Chuck Brown and The Beatles to Randy Newman and Bill Withers, aiming his unique brand of urban-folk inwards to reflect on the personal journeys we all undertake to embrace ourselves despite our flaws.
 . . . more Citizen Cope click here


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Delbert McClinton
with special guests
Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps
@The Heights Theatre

Friday 4/5/2019 8:00 PM

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love Delbert McClinton and those who haven’t heard him yet. Delbert is always working on that second group. McClinton makes his way to Th Heights Theatre this weekend (Friday, April 5th, 2019)
Lyle Lovett has said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.”

The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world. On Prick of the Litter, Delbert incorporates a variety of styles, and as always, just enough to keep him comfortably outside the traditional marketing categories.
 . . . more Delbert McClinton click here

C.S. Lewis
My Lifes Journey
@Hobby Center
Zilkha Hall

Tonight 4/5/2019 8:00 PM


An Evening with C.S. Lewis – the year is 1963 and C.S. Lewis, the famous British author, is hosting a group of American writers at his home near Oxford. They are about to experience a captivating evening with a man whose engaging conversation and spontaneous humor made him one of the great raconteurs of his day.
     Seated in his living room and in front of a warm fire he recalls the people and events that inspired his thought and shaped his life; of his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien; why he nearly abandoned the Narnia Chronicles; how he came to embrace Christianity and of the American woman who turned his life upside down.
 . . .more C.S. Lewis click here

Plow & Hearth

Anything Goes
@Miller Outdoor Theater

Tonight Friday 4/5/2019 8:00 PM


Come set sail with HITS as we board the S.S. American with music, dance, laughs, and the age-old tale of boy meets girl in a hilarious shipboard romp, wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores, ANYTHING GOES. Led by director Adam Wagner, 38 local Houston HITS students will bring to Miller the Tony-award winning Broadway musical.

Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer and evangelist Reno Sweeney is in route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno, and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.
 . . . more Anything Goes click here


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