This weekend  June 21st - 23rd, 2019
Published Monday 6/17/2019 10:22AM

     Tyler Joseph [@tylerrjoseph] and Josh Dun [@joshuadun] of Twenty-One Pilots make their way to Houston's Toyota Center this weekend (Friday, June 21, 2019). The duo continue their Bandito Tour through the Bayou City with it scheduled to wrap-up at Germany's Lollapalooza Berlin.
     It all started for Twenty One Pilots in 2009 eventually being named Best Pop Duo/Group at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards eight years later.
     The duo is best known for the singles "Stressed Out", "Ride", and "Heathens".
 . . . more Twenty-One Pilots click here

     Camp Nowhere, a traveling mini-festival focused on live electronic and pop music makes its way to NRG Park to open at NRG Arena. The roster for this year’s event includes Odesza, Zhu, Gryffin, and Robotaki.
Camp Nowhere talent buyer, Bobby Clay recently spoke to, "We really just focused on working with bands that we love. There is not one band on this lineup that we don’t listen to in our down time, not one. I am probably one of the biggest ODESZA fans on the planet and the opportunity to work with them on this event is truly an honor.
 . . .more @Weekend Fridays click here

     In this dramatic retelling of France’s infamous young monarchs, history becomes HERstory as Stanton Welch’s Marie returns to the Wortham Theater Center to close Houston Ballet’s 2018/19 season this weekend.  This is Marie's final weekend performances.
     The past unfolds in the three-act ballet that chronicles the Queen’s life in a time of immense social and political strife for the people of France. Returning to the role originally created for her in 2009, Melody Mennite, Houston Ballet Principal Dancer will dance the ballet’s namesake once again.
 . . .more Houston Ballet Marie click here

     When Jon Stewart left "The Daily Show" back in 2015 it was South African ccomedian Trevor Noah the cable network Comedy Central and its producers chose to succeed him as the shows anchor.
     This weekend Noah will be in The Woodlands at the Pavilion using his wit and comedic skills to just make us laugh.
Last month his Youtube channel posted, "Lost My Voice" (It's My Culture) routine with almost a million views. (See video)
  . . .  more Trevor Noah click here

     The Alley Theatre this summer is presenting Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers on their Hubbard Stage. The theatre groups closes out their 20118-19 season with this production.  The performances start May 31st through June 30th, 2019.
     Ludwig a prolific playwright has created numerous works and has earned two Olivier Awards, three Tony Award nominations, two Tony Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Edgar Award, the Edwin Forest Award, the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and an honorary doctorate from York University. In 2014, Ludwig won a Falstaff Award for his book "How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare" in the category of "Best Book, Publication, or Recording".
     Ludwig on his web portal describes his adaptation, which was commissioned by the Bristol Old Vic in England, is based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honor.
 . . .more Three Musketeers click here

Our weekend movie picks include the family animation movie from Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4.  The family movie features Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embarking on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky.
    The spooky or should I say creepy re-boot of the "Chucky" doll movies Child's Play is new this weekend.
     The movie Anna is about the beauty of a woman who is under estimated at first look on her ability to assassinate people.
     And finally only opening in New York and Los Angeles and nationwide during the summer is the documentary Toni Morrison:
The Pieces I Am, the film seeks to demystify the acclaimed 88-year-old writer, digging into her personal history, showcasing how her work probes the interior lives of African Americans. See Movies and Video Releases for previews and movie trailers click here

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