Thru July 22 | NRG Center
Only the goodest of boys (and girls) will make it through this multi-day Best in Show competition. Doggos will also let loose in Frisbee, flyball, and canine musical freestyle events tailor-made for the athletic pooch. And if you can't make it to NRG this weekend, check out our ultimate guide to pets in the city from our July issue here.
Tickets from $10. NRG Center, 1 NRG Park Dr. 832-667-1400. More info and tickets at houstondogshows.com.
July 21 | Glassell School of Art
Nameless Sound's 12-piece ensemble will scatter across the new Glassell School's grand staircase for a site-specific performance meant to test the acoustical chops of the poured-and-polished concrete palace. Afterwards, join in on the rest of the day's schedule designed to complement the museum's ongoing Joris Laarman exhibition.
Free. Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd. 713-639-7500. More info at mfah.org.
July 21 | Discovery Green
The space-themed evening hosts a screening of this year's CineSpace finalists, 13 shorts inspired by or using NASA imagery. Later, Opera in the Heights and new music collective Musiqa will perform alongside giveaways and other activities.
Free. Discover Green, 1500 McKinney St. 713-400-7336. More info via Facebook.
July 21 | Jones Hall
Saturday marks a great leap for the Houston Symphony as it accompanies a screening of Ron Howard's 1995 film with a first-ever performance of James Horner's Oscar-nominated Apollo 13 score.
Tickets from $23. Jones Hall, 615 Lousiana St. 713-224-7575. More info and tickets at houstonsymphony.org.
July 22 | Murder by the Book
Now might be the time to fall down the Gabriel Allon rabbit hole considering the heightened relevance of Silva's blockbuster spy thrillers; as the author told us in an interview, the just-released 11th chapter in the series, The Other Women, carries a foreboding message: “Russia is not a friend of the West. Russia is an adversary of the West. Russia wants its old empire back.”
Tickets $28.99 (book included). Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet St. 713-524-8597. More info at murderbooks.com.