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MARIE
HOUSTON BALLET, BEGINNING FEB. 24
In his full-length Marie, artistic director Stanton Welch offers a new perspective on the often controversial and always fascinating life of Marie Antoinette. Choreographed specifically for Houston Ballet, Marie makes tremendous …

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DICKENS ON THE STRAND
BEGINNING DEC 04
Galveston Island’s most famous holiday event recreates the Victorian London of Charles Dickens during the weekend of Dec. 4-5. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. …

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THE NUTCRACKER
Houston Ballet, Through Dec. 26
Featuring glorious scenery and costumes by Tony Award-winning designer Desmond Heeley, Ben Stevenson’s breathtaking production of The Nutcracker is, in the words of the Houston Chronicle, “the crown jewel of …

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GALLERIA’S ICE SPECTACULAR
NOV 13
The 22nd Annual Ice Spectacular at The Galleria will kick off the holiday season on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. with the lighting of its 55-foot Christmas tree, featuring 100,000 twinkling lights …

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JUBILEE OF DANCE
HOUSTON BALLET, DEC. 3
From the opening act, a fast-paced tour of seasons past and seasons yet to come, the momentum of the annual Jubilee of Dance builds at a breathtaking pace. Stanton Welch …

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CHIARA STRING QUARTET
OCT 12
Houston Friends of Chamber Music celebrates its 50th anniversary season with the debut appearance of the Chiara String Quartet in the series. They will perform in Stude Concert Hall at Rice …

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Chris Botti
Houston Symphony, Oct. 22 – 24
Grammy Award-winning trumpeter-composer Chris Botti is coming back to Houston by popular demand on Oct. 22-24. His charismatic style has lead to four No. 1 albums. Botti will play …

The Arts & Happenings September 2010 The Arts & Happenings September 2010

WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY-HOUSTON
WATERMEDIA SHOWS
DURING SEPTEMBER
Watercolor Art Society-Houston’s monthly Watermedia Show juried by noted artist and art professor James Busby runs through Sept. 9.
Busby, a native Texan, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art from …

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SHREK THE MUSICAL
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA, BEGINNING OCT. 19
Shrek the Musical, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life the stage.
In a faraway kingdom …

The Arts & Happenings August 2010 The Arts & Happenings August 2010

FEAR OF DUCKS
THROUGH AUG 28
Fear of Ducks runs through Aug. 28 at Radio Music Theatre. Performances are held every Thursday and Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Precious Trees …

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Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Beginning Sept. 19
Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria presents an in-depth view of the extraordinary corpus of ancient art from the …

The Arts & Happenings July 2010 The Arts & Happenings July 2010

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS ZING, ZANG, ZOOM
BEGINNING JULY 7
The mystery of magic and the mastery of skill will leave audiences spellbound as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Zing, Zang, …

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HAND+MADE: THE PERFORMATIVE IMPULSE IN ART AND CRAFT CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON,
THROUGH JULY 25
Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft is a group exhibition that explores the innovative means by which artists continue to …

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LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE
Houston Ballet, June 10 – 20
Capping off the 40th season is Sir Frederick Ashton’s glorious romantic comedy, La Fille mal gardée, hailed by The New York Times as “the most enchanting ballet …

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Shen Yun Performing Arts
The New York-based Shen Yun will bring to the stage of Brown Theater at The Wortham Center a brilliant blend of beauty, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move …