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Friday,  May 18th,  2018

Houston Tattoo Arts Convention

Friday 5/18/2018 through Sunday 5/20/2018


This is the weekend in Houston all in one place, you can see tattoo artists do their craft and if you want to get some body art, you can do that too.
It's the first for this area Tattoo Arts Convention.
     Twenty-year veteran tattoo convention organizers and promoters, Villain Arts, will be bringing their World Famous, star-studded, traveling Tattoo Convention to Houston. The exhibition boasts hundreds of the finest professional tattooers, tattoo memorabilia and curiosity themed carnival of sideshow performers this May 18th – 20th, 2018, it was announced by Troy “Tattooed Kingpin” Timpel, owner of VillainArts.com and traveling tattoo artist/conventioneer.

World Renowned Tattoo Artists from Hundreds of Tattoo Shops Nationwide will be tattooing live at The First Annual Houston Tattoo Arts Convention.

The sprawling exhibition has made over two decades of annual appearances nationwide, and in other major US cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Kansas City. This year alone Villain Arts has added four major cities to its annual convention circuit in addition to Houston, including Denver and Miami. Among hundreds of internationally renowned tattoo artists are also unique vendors, peddling rare and unusual merch for subculture enthusiasts and tattoo art collectors. The Villain Arts Conventions traditionally include a number of appearances by celebrities from movies and reality-TV tattoo competitions, like Ink Master, Best Ink and Tattoo Nightmares. Visiting artist seminars for professionals in the tattoo industry are also a feature at the shows, and include topics on social media/marketing, technical tattoo application techniques for working artists, and Q & A’s with longtime tattooers and legends in the business.

Convention Hours
Friday 2 PM – 11 PM
Saturday 11 AM – 11 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 8 PM

Since founding the Villain Arts organization, Troy “Tattooed Kingpin” Timpel, has grown the original Philadelphia Tattoo Convention, organized twenty years ago by tattoo legend Crazy Philadelphia Eddie, into a fifteen city and growing national tattoo tour known for drawing upwards of thirty thousand attendees over the three day weekend of tattoo contests, performance art, live painting and events that showcase the creators and contemporary artists that work in body modification trades including tattooing and traditional tattoo flash painting, piercing, extreme body modification and suspension, unique vendors and fine art.

Convention organizer and fine artist and tattooer, Troy Timpel, will be displaying his traveling exhibition of large format sacred geometry paintings.

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Houston Tattoo Arts Convention
NRG Pkwy.  Houston, TX
Friday 5/18/2018 through 5/2018
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Justin Timberlake
@Toyota Center

Wednesday 5/23/2018 7:30 PM
Friday 5/25/2018 7:30 PM


Justin Timberlake does his second Space City concert tonight at Toyota Center.
    Last week in Nashville, TN., Rollingstone.com wrote, " . . .it was only appropriate that Timberlake's pal and collaborator Chris Stapleton would show up for a duet on "Tennessee Whiskey."

     America's pop fascination with Timberlake began when he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist with the release of his debut solo album, the R&B-focused Justified, which yielded the successful singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", and earned his first two Grammy Awards.

Timberlake took a big break from music as he focused on his acting career, as he played Sean Parker, the founder of Napster, in the acclaimed film The Social Network (2010). In 2011, he starred alongside Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher and then alongside Mila Kunis in Friends with Benefits, and played Will Salas, the protagonist of In Time, a science fiction film by Andrew Niccol.

"he has learned how
to project sex-symbol
edge, he's a rock
star who can commit."

New York Times.com

Timberlake publicly announced his return to the music industry in 2013, releasing,The 20/20 Experience in 2012 with the single "Suit & Tie" featuring Jay-Z , which would eventually peak at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. After four years not performing in concert, Timberlake appeared the night before the 2013 Super Bowl and performed during the "DirecTV Super Saturday Night" in New Orleans.

The following year Timberlake's record company released, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200.

In February of this year Timberlake release Man of the Woods with his concert tour stopping here at the Toyota center promoting the the album.

The New York Times nearly a decade ago said, "he has learned how to project sex-symbol edge, he's a rock star who can commit."


Justin Timberlake
Toyota Center
1510 Polk St.
Houston, TX
Wednesday 5/23/2018
Friday 5/25/2018 7:30 PM
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@Hobby Center - Sarofim Hall

April 24th through May 20th, 2018



It was in the creative mind of Lin-Manuel Miranda that lead to the creation of Hamilton. Miranda many have called a gifted playwright is know for his genius in writing music. Hamilton the road show makes its way back to the Bayou City this month with a run at the Hobby Center for most of May.

In 2015, Miranda received a MacArthur "Genius" Award. He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater Wesleyan University in May 2015, and gave their commencement address.

Hamilton earned the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and was nominated for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards, of which it won 11, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book.

Hamilton the musical is about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Miranda. The show, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow, achieved both critical acclaim and box office success.

The musical made its Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater in February 2015, where its engagement was sold out.
The show transferred to Broadway in August 2015 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. On Broadway, it received critical reception and unprecedented advance box office sales.
In 2016, Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The prior Off-Broadway production of Hamilton won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as seven other Drama Desk Awards out of 14 total nominated categories.

Hobby Center - Sarofim Hall
800 Bagby St, Houston, TX
April 24th through May 20th, 2018
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