Happy Holidays

This is that last weekend before Christmas when many media outlets are telling us stories of how anxiety can possibly take over our holidays or that unusual story that moves us into the holiday spirit. Here at the planning guide we like the later.
     This is the weekend to see Discovery Green's ice skating rink or take a drive down to Galveston and see those spectacular ice carvings at Moody Gardens. Happy Holidays everybody enjoy your weekend  JWM


Playboi Carti
@Revention Music Center

Saturday 12/22/2018 8:00 PM

Playboi Carti started rapping initially under the name Sir Cartier. Much of that early work has been deleted from the Internet. He adopted the name Playboi Carti in 2012 and signed to rapper Father’s underground label Awful Records. Playboi Carti began making traction with his rhymes in 2015 with his singles "Broke Boi" and "Fetti" featuring Da$h and Maxo Kream, both of which were published to Soundcloud.
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
@Toyota Center

Friday 12/21/2018 3:30 PM & 8:00 PM


This annual holiday traditional tour moves TSO into Houston's Toyota Center with two performances. The orchestra has been doing this for 20-years now.


TSO is excited to celebrate 20 years on the road this winter with an all-new production of ‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ featuring the Best of TSO and more!!

It all started with an idea:
When the late Paul O'Neill first conceived Trans-Siberian Orchestra, his goal was as straightforward as it was incredibly ambitious. "The whole idea," he explains, "was to create a progressive rock band that would push the boundaries (of the genre) further than any group before... Way, way further."
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Jack Ingram
@The Heights Theatre

Friday 12/21/2018 8:00 PM


With a recording career that has spanned more than 20 years, Jack Ingram has maintained a reputation for uncompromising, personally charged song craft and energetic, charismatic

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 performances, earning him prominent stature in a prestigious tradition of iconoclastic singer-songwriters. It’s what we can expect this weekend (December 21, 2018) at The Heights Theatre. Ingram’s prior work has won him a fiercely devoted fan base as well as reams of critical acclaim, and now Midnight Motel marks a creative milestone for the veteran artist, his sound ever evolving while showcasing some of his most expressive, emotionally raw songwriting to date.
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Christmas Bingo

Presented by The Caduceus Theater Arts Company
December 27th-30th, 2018 
Brush up on your Yuletide trivia and play for actual prizes in this uniquely interactive show! Vicki Quade, co-creator of the smash hit Late Nite Catechism, puts you in stitches as she tackles the wackiest myths and most outrageous facts about Christmas, including jolly old St. Nick's origins and where candy canes come from. Bring your family to Christmas Bingo and expect to have your spirits lifted at Classical Theatre at Chelsea Market in Houston.
Chelsea Market Theatre
4617 Montrose Blvd.
Houston TX
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The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Saturday 12/22/2018
While living outside London in the home of an eccentric professor during World Ward II, four siblings discover a wardrobe that leads to the mystical land of Narnia. In Narnia, it's always winter, but never Christmas. In their quest to free the magical land, the children encounter duels, chases and narrow escapes ... and ultimately, the triumph of good over evil.

A.D. Players Theater
5420 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX

A Christmas Carol
@Alley Theatre
Hubbard Stage

Now  thru December 30, 2018


Houston’s seasonal favorite returns! A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas is a family-friendly re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey with the three ghostly spirits who visit him on Christmas Eve.

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 A Christmas Carol instills a powerful message about redemption and the spirit of the holiday season.

Those who have studied Charles Dickens say this about the British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and of coursed A Christmas Carol.
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