The Fort Worth-raised singer has gained a massive following this past year with his throwback 1960s R&B sound. His album Coming Home caught the ear of producer MICK, who interlaced rap verses from Houston artists like Slim Thug and Bun B in a new H-Town-themed mixtape available for download.
Nov 13. 7:30. $60-180. 1204 Caroline St. 888-402-5837. houseofblues.com
Dvořák’s Serenade For Strings
The Symphony borrows back its former concertmaster, violinist Frank Huang, who assumed the same title for the New York Philharmonic in September. Huang plays the Czech composer’s melodic, aptly named “Romance for Violin and Orchestra” and brings Dvořák’s warm and sunny “Serenade for Strings” to life.
Nov 14 at 8; Nov 15 at 2:30. $33-83. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-227-4772. spahouston.org
26th Annual Native American Championships Pow Wow
This two-day Pow Wow features colorful dances, arts and crafts, and traditional honoring ceremonies. Representatives of dozens of Native American tribes take part in the dance competition, in full regalia, for the top prize of $15,000.
Nov 14 & 15. Free. Traders Village, 7979 Eldridge Rd. 281-890-5500. tradersvillage.com
Houston Mini Maker Faire
The maker movement has seen a big push in the last few years, with the demand for everything artisanal and handcrafted, from candles to jerky to handbags, continuing to grow. This family-friendly event focuses on the tech side of the movement, showcasing inventions by young Houstonians.
Nov 14. $50. George R. Brown Convention Center, 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission. 800-458-3435. houstonmakerfaire.com
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market
It's already that time of year. There's no escaping the festival's spirited reach as hordes of antique lovers descend upon NRG Center to beg, barter and steal all things Nutcracker. More than 300 vendors set up shop at the 35th annual event featuring home decor, food, candles, jewelry and all sorts of Christmasy accessories.
Nov 13–15. $20. NRG Center, 1 Reliant Park. 713-535-2321. houstonballet.org