Theater

The Screwtape Letters

Theatergoers can escape the hellish heat for a play about hellish heat. The darkly comedic play, adapted from C.S. Lewis’s book, follows one of Satan’s clever henchmen, Screwtape, as he tutors his nephew, a junior tempter, in the ways of enticing humans toward damnation.

Aug 14-16. See website for schedule. $29-89. Wortham Theatre Center, 501 Texas Ave. 832-487-7041. houstonfirsttheaters.com

Concert

Sam Smith

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Smith earned four Grammy trophies for his debut album In The Lonely Hour, featuring hits “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not The Only One,” and inspiring countless Spotify playlists centered around recent breakups and those lonely walks to the fridge at midnight—not speaking from experience or anything.

Aug 14. 7. $35-89.50. Houston Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. 1-866-446-8849. houstontoyotacenter.com

Festival

Galveston Heritage Festival

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Galveston's rich cultural history is celebrated at this all-day family event near the Strand. Live music and food from the various cultures that came through the port will be on display along with lectures about the area's history.

Aug 15. 10. Adults $10; Children 6-12 $5; Children 5 and under free. Kempner Park, 27th St. and Avenue N, in Galveston. 409-765-3404. galvestonhistory.org

Family

Turning Pages Open House 

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The Printing Museum staff members shares their favorite books and read from classic children’s stories as visitors can participate in workshops on traditional hand papermaking, letterpress printing stone lithography printing and bookbinding.

Aug 15. 10-2. Free. The Printing Museum, 1324 Clay St. 713-522-4652. printingmuseum.org

Culture

Incredible India: Dashavatar

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Blending ancient Indian mythology with modern technology and stage trickery, Dashavatar brings to life the colorful story of Vishnu’s different incarnations in a battle of good and evil. Whenever injustice and negative vibes prevail, Vishnu makes his way to earth in one of 10 forms and saves the day, making him the most badass Eastern superhero of all time.

Aug 16. 8. Free. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. 281-373-3386. milleroutdoortheatre.com 

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