Top Things to Do This Weekend: April 12-14

Where to go, who to see, and what to do

By Eric Harrison April 10, 2013



 Japan Festival

The annual Japan Festival, sponsored for 20 years by the Japan-America Society of Houston, takes place Saturday and Sunday at Hermann Park. The event offers stage entertainment including music, fashion and martial arts exhibitions as well as food and beverages.

Hermann Park
Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
6000 Fannin St, adjacent to Japanese Garden


Visual Art

Picasso Black and White
Picasso changed styles almost as frequently as mistresses, but one constant in his long, protean career was his interest in the monochromatic palette. This show, which includes many works that have never been exhibited or published, is the first devoted to the artist’s work in black, white, and grey.  

Museum of Fine Art, Houston
Friday 10am-7pm; Sat; 10am- 7pm; Sun 12:15pm-7pm
Adults $20; students, seniors and ages 6-17 $17; children 5 & under free
1001 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX


Worldfest Houston
The 46 annual Worldfest international film and video festival kicks off with the Texas premiere of Filly Brown, a drama about a struggling hip hop artist that stars Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Phillips. The nine-day festival will feature 53 independently produced feature films and 108 short movies and host filmmakers from around the world for screenings and seminars.

AMC Studio 30 Theater
Friday 8 pm $15; opening night movie, program book and champagne after party at the Westchase Marriott Hotel (2900 Briarpark)$30
2949 Dunvale Rd
Houston, TX


 Dance Theater of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts
The Dance Theater of Harlem was founded in 1969 in reaction to the exclusion of African Americans from New York’s ballet companies. This exhibit displays items from the theater's early performances, including costumes, set pieces, videos, photographs, and tour posters.

University Museum, Texas Southern University
Friday 10am-5pm ; Saturday 12pm-5pm  ; Sunday 12pm-5pm
3100 Cleburne St
Houston, TX



 Mercury Orchestra
The orchestra formerly known as Mercury Baroque now is simply Mercury, acknowledgement that its repoertoire had expanded beyond the Baroque period. The orchestra is performing throughout April in accessible venues throughout the city. It performs Mozarts A Little Night Music this weekend. 

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
Sat 2:30-4:30 p.m.
11612 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77024


Pop & Jazz

Pierce the Veil & All Time Low

Pierce the Veil & All Time Low perform in an all-ages concert at the Bayou Music Center with guests Mayday Parade & You Me at Six.

Bayou Music Center
Sunday 6:30pm
520 Texas Ave
Houston, TX


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