This weekend  November 22nd-24th, 2019
Published Wednesday 11/20/2019 11:19 AM

Its the last weekend before we enter the "Happy Holidays" greeting we will be presenting to everybody, despite what is going on in our nation's capital. Here's our weekend rundown.

November 22,

This weekend Friday, November 22, 2019 on the Katy Freeway at Houston's Improv its comedian Paul Virzi. Virzi says his bio is a stand up that many of the nation’s top comedy clubs have called one of the strongest on the rise! Virzi hour long comedy special, Bill Burr Presents Paul Virzi debuted on Comedy Central and is available to stream now on His comedy album Night At The Stand was #1 on iTunes and reached #4 on Billboards Top 100. He’s appeared on TruTV's Comedy Knockout, AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live, The NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, and written for the ESPN ESPY Awards. Paul has made numerous appearances at the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and performed at the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX.
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Camille Thomas, Cellist
@Hobby Center

Society for the Performing Arts -- Accompanied on the piano by Roman Rabinovich. The first cellist signed by Deutsche Grammophon in over 40 years, Camille Thomas blends a brilliant commmemorable concerto and recital appearances. Whether she is playing Saint-Saens, Dvorak, Lalo, Haydn, Schumann or some neglected works that she champions, this award-winning cellist will deliver a passionate and compelling performance that will leave you awestruck with her talent. Tickets at 713.227.4SPA or
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8pm – 10:30pm
800 Bagby St, Houston, TX

November 23, 2019

Sleeping Beauty Dreams, brought to life by production company Magic Reality Group, is a contemporary dance and art experience using innovative technology, which explores the age-old fable of Sleeping Beauty.  It unfolds this weekend Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Smart Financial Center in Sugarland With the use of four video projectors and 500 LED panels, the performance reveals what Princess Aurora dreamt about during her 100-year slumber, seen by audiences for the first time. Through a revolutionary fusion of visual arts, contemporary dance, light, groundbreaking real-time avatar technology and electronic dance music by bold face name collaborators, the performance unravels her passions, fears, and sinful desires. Audiences perception of the physical world is altered.
 . . .more Sleeping Beauty Dreams click here

Jaston Williams in Blood
and Holly
@The Grand Opera House
in Galveston

In this latest, hysterical offering from our friend Jaston Williams, "Blood" in the title refers to his family blood-line and all that means to his world. Jaston describes Christmastime during his childhood as a skittish mishmash of life on Rebecca's Sunnybrook Farm and frequent side excursions into Franco, Spain. Hear about the life-damaging Santa Claus experience, the Christmas tree that caused the cat to have a nervous collapse and what it was like every Christmas to be one of the four people in the room with the same first name.
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College Football
Rice Owls vs. North Texas
College football on the Rice University campus.
More info at
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7pm – 10:30pm
Rice Stadium, 6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 


Ann Hampton Callaway
The Linda Ronstadt Songbook
@Miller Outdoor Theatre

Platinum award-winning artist Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the many faces of love in Ronstadt’s iconic songs and career. Whether you’re a fan of Ronstadt, or of pop music, rock-and-roll, American standards, or jazz classics, there’s something for everyone in this versatile selection. Tony nominee Ann Hampton Callaway, one of the leading pop/jazz singers of our time, has created an exciting night of songs and stories in celebration of one of America’s most beloved artists, Linda Ronstadt. This exciting concert will end the 2019 free season at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park.
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November 24,2019

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. 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 course A Christmas Carol.
 . . .more Christmas Carol click here

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks
NBA Basketball at Toyota Center. More info at
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX

 Next Weekend in the Bayou City

Lavell gained huge national exposure on NBC's Last Comic Standing, eventually recording his own half-hour stand-up special, Comedy Central Presents: Lavell Crawford. Lavell's stand-out work includes appearances on Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam on Showtime, Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam on HBO, Showtime at the Apollo, Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment, Comic's Unleashed with Byron Allen, Steve Harvey's Big Time, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Motown Live, and BET's Comic View. This weekend Friday 11/29 thru Sunday12/1, 2019 Crawford makes his way to Houston's Improv on the Katy Freeway.
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     Enjoy your weekend everybody and don't forget to check out our weekend listings and subscribe to our weekend newsletter and tweeter- feed, its free, click here  JWM



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