Poetry

Spring Slam Competition

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Young Houstonian writers and poets share personal stories and thoughts through selections from their lyrical repertoires at this all-day poetry slam.

March 4. Free. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. 713-220-5700. alleytheatre.org

Concert

Jason Derulo at RodeoHouston

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The R&B star rides into RodeoHouston for its Black Heritage Day concert. Let's see if Derulo has it in him to beat past Black Heritage Day record holder Usher, who lit up NRG Stadium with 75,000 screaming fans.

March 4. 6:45. $18–100. NRG Stadium, One Reliant Pkwy. rodeohouston.com

Culture

Mexicantos: Five Centuries of Mexican Choral Treasures

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During the Spanish takeover of Mexico in the 1500s, the native people and their new inhabitants blended music styles, mixing the traditional European canticles with the flare of local indigenous history, developing a unique polyphonic music style.

March 5. 7:30. $40; $36, senior; $10, student. St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 2450 River Oaks Blvd. 713-224-5566. houstonchamberchoir.org

Concert

Picture It!

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Houston Pride Band, an LGBT music collective, performs music from movies such as Schindler's List, Jurassic Park and Patton. The evening is capped off with a new original piece inspired by the Charlie Chaplin classic, The Champion.

March 5. 7. Free. MATCH, 3400 Main St. 832-356-7476. houstonprideband.org

Dance

Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance

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The Irish heel-clicker brings his merry band of folk steppers to Houston in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, making us all jealous of their cardiovascular and calf health.

March 6. 7:30 $60–100. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas Ave. 713-230-1600. reventionmusiccenter.com

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