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Saturday 1/25/2020

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

The quartet that Marsalis has led for the past three decades has always been a model of daring, no-apologies artistry, of ever-widening musical horizons and deepening collective identity. With pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner, the band has long been a model of how to sustain and enlarge a musical outlook that is both historically and stylistically inclusive. More info at www.dacamera.com
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8pm
501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX





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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 www.nrgpark.com
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 www.tsusports.com
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:30pm
3100 Cleburne St, Houston, TX

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STOMP Celebrating
25 Years in NYC
@Jones Hall

Society for the Performing Arts -- 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 www.spahouston.org
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2pm & 8pm
615 Louisiana St, Houston, TX

College Basketball
Rice vs. UTSA
College basketball
Tudor Fieldhouse on the Rice University campus.
More info at www.riceowls.com
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7pm
6100 S Main 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 www.toyotacenter.com.
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:30pm
1510 Polk St, Houston, TX

Houston Auto Show
@NRG Center

The 2020 Houston Auto Show is closing out the first month of the new year by covering more than 800,000 square feet of NRG Center with today’s newest vehicles from the world’s top automakers. For the 37th year, the Houston Auto Show brings the automotive world to Texas, allowing consumers to see, touch, drive and experience the industry’s latest and greatest offerings. The 37th Houston Auto Show is the largest auto show of the south, and the first place in 2020 where you can see, hear, touch, and even drive, the most heart-racing cars and trucks from more than 30 of the world’s top automakers. More info at www.nrgpark.com
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10am
NRG Park, 1 Reliant Pkwy, Houston, TX

Quixote Nuevo
@Alley Theatre
Hubbard Stage

Playing Now thruFebruary 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


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