Hear the host of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and stand-up icon as he headlines the grand opening of the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land.
Jan 14 at 7 and 10. From $113. 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-207-6278. smartfinancialcentre.com
Pulltight by Glenn Downing
The nationally acclaimed Waco-based artist exhibits large-scale, brightly-colored drawings and paintings inspired people he’s known and grown up with, including Chicken Fried Steak at Midnite (above).
Jan 13–Feb 25. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St. 713-528-5858. lawndaleartcenter.org
Red Hot Chili Peppers
After more than 30(!) years of rocking radio waves, the LA-based Peppers march on, serenading generations of Houstonians with classics like “Californication” (1999) and new songs like “Dark Necessities” (2016).
Jan 7 at 7. From $49. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. 713-758-7200. houstontoyotacenter.com
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Based on Mark Haddon’s bestselling 2003 novel about a 15-year-old whizkid investigating the death of a neighbor’s dog, don't miss Simon Stephens’s heartfelt 2012 adaptation, which garnered five Tony Awards in 2015, as it stops by the Bayou City.
Jan 24–29. From $30. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. 713-315-2400. thehobbycenter.org
Nixon in China
An original work by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer John Adams, commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, the three-act opera celebrates its 30th anniversary with an H-Town homecoming, once again bringing to life President Nixon’s historic 1972 peacemaking visit to China.
Jan 20–28. $15–215. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-228-6737. houstongrandopera.org