Deanna Raybourn & Anna Lee Huber
The mystery writers double-up at Murder By The Book, touting their latest novels. Raybourn's A Curious Beginning chronicles a young Victorian-era Londonite who tries to track down the murderer of a former lover, as Huber's A Study in Death finds another British heroine uncovering the murder of a troubled wife.
Sept. 4. 6:30. Free. Murder By The Book, 2342 Bissonnet St. 713-524-8597. murderbooks.com
Music of The Beatles
The Houston Symphony dedicates a full weekend to the Fab 4 with orchestrated renditions of some of their well-loved hits. Fans can hear the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album in its entirety as well as legendary tracks like "Let It Be" and "Hey Jude."
Sept. 4 & 5 at 8; Sep 6 at 7:30. $25-140. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. 713-224-7575. houstonsymphony.org
The Princess and the Frog
Discovery Green hosts a free summer flick for families with Disney's The Princess and the Frog. Families can get to the park early for fun and activities, and live music performed by Lindsey Papion and DJ Puppy Love.
Sept. 5. 6:30. Free. Discovery Green, Labranch at Lamar. 713-400-7336. discoverygreen.com
Listen To Me Marlon
The method actor kept a private library of audio and video recordings of himself that are vivid and often deeply confessional. In this documentary, director Stevan Riley peels back the layers of mystery Brando packed on over the years.
Sept. 5. 7. $10. 14 Pews, 800 Aurora St. 281-888-9677. 14pews.org
Houston African Arts Festival
The free two-day arts fest highlights African-based cultures with activities and live entertainment. Art exhibits, fashion parades, food and drink vendors, and handcrafted goods will be on display.
Sept. 5 & 6 at 10. Free. Bayou City Event Center, 9401 Knight Rd. 713-781-9992. haafestival.org