Galveston Island Restaurant Week
Throughout Galveston | Thru Jan 22
The Oleander City's vibrant food scene comes to life with two full weeks of showcasing the Island's best restaurants. Enjoy prix-fixe lunches and dinners, most priced between $10–35, from one (or all!) of the top eateries.
For participating restaurants, visit galveston.com/galvrw
Black and White with Gray and Color by Floyd Newsum
Nicole Longnecker Gallery | Jan 14–Feb 18
This Friday, meet Smithsonian-featured artist and longtime UH art instructor exhibit his latest collection, Black and White with Gray and Color at Nicole Longnecker Gallery, showcasing new two-dimensional paintings inspired by an unlikely subject: kites. “For me, it suggests a playful form dancing across the visual space," says Newsum. "It’s a symbol of resilience, as the kite soars against the sky and is able to confront the turbulence of life."
Pulltight by Glenn Downing
Lawndale Arts Center | Jan 13–Feb 25
Opening this weekend, see the acclaimed Waco-based artist exhibit his latest collection of large-scale, brightly-colored drawings and paintings inspired by people he knew growing up in the '50s, like local legend Bud Powers. This Friday, meet Downing and here him talk about the faces and themes behind his paintings.
Free. Artist talk on Jan 13 at 6. Exhibit runs through Feb 25. 4912 Main St. 713-528-5858. lawndaleartcenter.org
Mercury Houston | Jan 14
For this unique multimedia performance, created by Denis Plante and Mercury artistic director Antoine Plante, the chamber ensemble plays scores by Gershwin, Barber and Glass while screening iconic American images, like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
$19–68. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-533-0080. mercuryhouston.org
Balé Folclórico da Bahia
SPA | Jan 13 at 8
The dancers, musicians and singers of Brazil’s iconic folk dance troupe visit the Bayou City to showcase their rich heritage with energetic performances.
$43–103. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-227-4772. spahouston.org