This weekend  April 19th-21st, 2019
Published  Thursday 4/18/2019  9:05AM

Dance Salad
Mickey on Ice
Houston Symphony's
Ledd Zeppelin
and Tom Petty

This weekend for some may be a three day one for those celebrating Easter, but not for everyone. This has been a week that continues to see confrontational politics in our nation's capital and no sign they will be stopping anytime soon.

Did any of you catch Kimmel this past week? Kimmel did a follow-up with the man in Brookly, NY that won over 100-million dollars. The second largest New York lottery jackpot ever; 298-million dollars.

     This guy has a great personality and turned my dull week into a good one, which means a great weekend. See how I did that!
Here are our weekend entertaiment picks.

Dance Salad Festival is a project of the Houston International Dance Coalition and is committed to a multi-cultural presentation of diverse dance disciplines at the highest professional level. This weekend they present their venue at Houston's Wortham Center. Dance Salad Festival provides a venue for local, national and international choreographers, across dance disciplines, to present their work to the Houston community in a collaborative-curated performance at the city's premiere theater complex, the Wortham Center.
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     Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party, a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts! Help them follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues in the search for Tinker Bell in immersive, fantastic worlds. Explore the colorful spirit realm of Coco in Miguel’s Disney On Ice debut, sail away with Moana as she bravely saves her island, see Belle in the sky above you as the enchanted chandelier comes to life, and sing-along with Elsa in the icy world of Frozen.
 . . .more Disney On Ice Mickey's Search click here

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Movie)
@Miller Outdoor Theatre
Friday 4/19/2019 8:15 PM
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX

     Miller Outdoor Theatre -- In 1979 young Donna, Tanya, and Rosie graduate from Oxford University — leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam — the latter whom she falls in love with, but he’s also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna’s pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother’s old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi.
This event is non-ticketed, including for the covered seating area. As always, open seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.
 . . .more Miller Outdoor Theatre click here

     Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin, the original heavy metal band, as the Houston Symphony covers a set list of all their best known works! Rock out to all their acclaimed hits you know and love. Amplified by a full rock band, this one night only event is sure to leave you believing that “all that glitters is gold."
     It will be Randy Jackson lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Zebra in-charge of the vocals with symphony conductor, Brewnt Havens leading the orchestra at Jones Hall for the performing Arts. Jackson first foray into recording success began with the self-titled Zebra debut album, released on Atlantic Records in 1983. Critically acclaimed for its lush rock sounds, due in large part to Randy’s searing lead vocals and soaring guitar leads, the album sold 75,000 copies the first week. “Who’s Behind The Door” and “Tell Me What You Want,” written by Randy, received serious notice in the press and almost instantly helped to form legions of Zebra fans. He produced and engineered the group’s latest release, Zebra IV.
 . . .more Music of Led Zeppelin click here

Former late-night talk show host/comedian Chelsea Handler makes her way to LiveNations' Revention Music Center this weekend.
Ms. Chandler is known to stir things up in celebrity circles with her ongoing feud with actress Angelina Jolie.'s Jackie Willis last week said this in her story on Handler and Melissa Etheridge on cable television’s Andy Cohen show. "The 44-year-old comedian joined Melissa Etheridge on Thursday's (April 11, 2019) Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, and chimed in when the singer was asked about a song she performed on a previous episode of the show that was presumably about Jolie's divorce from Brad Pitt, though she does not mention the actors by name.
 . . . more Chelsea Handler click here

Tom Petty’s rocking, rolling classics hit The Pavilion with the full force of the Houston Symphony behind them. Broadway all-star vocalist Tony Vincent rounds out the team of talented musicians who will help bring Petty's music to life once more on our stage. It's the perfect show to share your love of classic rock ‘n’ roll with your kids, friends and family, but make no mistake - this is a rock show. We'll see you on the lawn!
 . . .more Music of Tom Petty click here

    This weekend at Miller Outdoor Theatre.  Amazing as it may seem, dances from around the world share some features with classical and folk dances from India! An Indian dance has chameleonic ability to blend itself to music form any country, and adapt stories from other lands and make them Indian, too! Incredible India 2019, presented by Samskriti, will showcase these extraordinary aspects of Indian dance and theatre through Forest of Fantasy, an imaginary journey into a surreal forest where animals behave like humans, nothing is as it appears, and everything is topsy turvy.
 . . .more at Weekend Saturdays click here

Enjoy your weekend everybody and don't forget to check out our weekend listings. JWM

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