This weekend  January 24th-26th, 2020
Published Tuesday 1/21/2020 10:42 AM
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Jim Jefferies
@Wortham Theater Center
Cullen Theater

Friday 1/24/2020 7:30 PM

Geoff Nugent aka comedian Jim Jefferies makes his way to the Bayou City performing in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center this weekend, Friday January 24, 2020.
The Comedy Central alumni hails from Sydney, Australia. Jefferies studied musical theatre in Perth, Australia while at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Jefferies achieved international attention some 13-years ago being attacked onstage performing at the Manchester Comedy Store. Footage of the incident was eventually incorporated into his act and can be seen in his 2008 DVD, "Contraband". It was his HBO special "I Swear to God" back in 2009 that put Jefferies on national comedian celebrity stages.
 . . .more Jim Jefferies click here

Roddy Ricch
@The Ballroom
at Warehouse Live
Houston, TX
Friday 1/24/2020 8:00 PM

Two years ago Ricch's team released the mixtape, Feed Tha Streets II, which peaked at number 67 on the Billboard 200 chart. They would eventually release his debut studio album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial on last December, which debuted atop the Billboard 200. Although it was not promoted as a single, it spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number-one song "The Box", becoming his most popular song worldwide.
 . . .more @Weekend Fridays click here

STOMP Celebrating 25 Years
in NYC
@Jones Hall

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the Boston Globe says, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” STOMP. See what all the noise is about. Tickets at 713.227.4SPA or
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8pm
615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX

Monster Jam
@NRG Stadium

Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promises to always leave fans entertained. Monster Jam events feature some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and many more. Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, 2-Wheel Skills and Racing competitions that will put families on the edge of their seats and leave them craving more of this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event! More info at
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7pm
NRG Stadium, NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX

College Basketball -
TSU vs. Mississippi Valley State
College basketball at H&PE Arena, on the Texas Southern University campus
More info at
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:30pm
3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX

WWE Worlds Collide
@Toyota Center

On the eve of Royal Rumble, WWE NXT will battle NXT UK to see who obtains brand supremacy. See Adam Cole and The Undisputed Era, Shayna Baszler, Walter & Imperium, Kay Lee Ray and more! What brand is superior? More info at
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:30pm
1510 Polk St, Houston, TX

Branford Marsalis
@Wortham Center

Da Camera welcomes back NEA Jazz Master, renowned Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and Tony Award nominee Branford Marsalis, one of the most revered instrumentalists of our time. This weekend, Saturday January 25, 2020 at Wortham Center.

From his initial recognition as a young jazz lion, he has expanded his vision as an instrumentalist, composer, bandleader and educator, crossing stylistic boundaries while maintaining an unwavering creative integrity. In the process, he has become an avatar of contemporary artistic excellence.The Branford Marsalis Quartet, first formed in 1986, remains Branford’s primary means of expression. In its virtually uninterrupted three-plus decades of existence, the Quartet has established a rare breadth of stylistic range and a continuity of personnel. The Secret Between the Shadow and the Soul, recorded in Melbourne, Australia in the midst of an international tour in the Spring of 2018, contains the mix of challenging original and classic compositions, and the range of moods from the tender to the explosive, that has defined the group. With its focus on melodic strength and extrasensory interaction, the album confirms that the Branford Marsalis Quartet remains a paragon of uncompromising jazz excellence.
 . . .more @Weekend Saturday click here

Quixote Nuevo
@Alley Theatre
Hubbard Stage

January 17th-February 8th, 2020

This weekend (Januray 17, 2020) The Alley Theatre brings us "Quixto Nuevo" on their Hubbard Stage. The play directed by Austin, Texas-based KJ Sanchez and starring “Sesame Street’s” Emilio Delgado, as Quixote Nuevo is an inspiring reimagining of Cervantes’ Don Quixote by celebrated playwright Octavio Solis. Set in a fictional modern-day Texas border town, Quixote and his sidekick embark on an adventure in search of long-lost love. Infused with imagination, Tejano music, and true Texas soul. Quixote Nuevo shows the challenges of living in this modern world all the while in pursuit of a lost dream. The play is a co-production with Hartford Stage and Huntington Theater Company.
 . . .more Quixto Nuevo click here

Chance the Rapper
in Concert
@Toyota Center

Sunday 1/26/2020 7:00 PM

The GRAMMY award-winning artist has announced his highly-anticipated return to the road after the long-awaited release of his debut studio album. With “The Big Day,” Chance takes cues from the rawness of 10 Day, the lyrical prowess of Acid Rap, and the wide-eyed optimism of Coloring Book to create his most dynamic body of work to date.

Chance the Rapper has stated in interviews with XXL and Complex that Kanye West, James Brown, MC Hammer, Prince, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Young Thug, Lil Wayne, Esham, Eminem, Souls of Mischief and Freestyle Fellowship have influenced him. When asked about the gospel influences in his music, he also has stated that Kirk Franklin is one of his favorite artists, and his favorite composer.
 . . . more @Weekend Sunday click here

Next Weekend in Houston

@Stampede Houston

Friday 1/31/2020 9:00 PM

When this duo started out in the country music business they wanted to be known as LoCash Cowboys. The duo singers/songwroters Chris Lucass and Preston Brust would eventually drop the cowboys from their name. The two make their way to the Bayou City this weekend, January 31, 2020 at Stampede Houston.

It was their hits from Tim McGraw "Truck Yeah" and Keith Urban's "You Gonna Fly" that put the two on the map as pop country music writers. It was their hit singles "I Love This Life" and "I Know Somebody" that moved their celebrity to the country music charts. The single "Feels Like a Party" from last year got their fans lined-up to their concert venues.
 . . .more Chris Lucas and Preston Brust click here

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