Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 7–9
Will humorist David Sedaris ever reach the bottom of his seemingly infinite reservoir of hilariously embarrassing personal stories? Not on the evidence of his latest wackily-titled collection, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, which includes tales of the author’s first colonoscopy, his attempted purchase of a Pygmy skeleton, and his father’s habit of wearing underwear to dinner.
Nov 8 at 8. $23–58. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-227-4772. spahouston.org
This is the show that introduced the world to Portland, Oregon’s Imago Theatre, an innovative performance company inspired by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq, the French apostle of physical theater. The family-friendly show features elaborately costumed actors, acrobatics, and dazzling special effects that will appeal to both parents and children.
Nov 8 at 6:30. Free tickets available at box office the day of performance between 10:30 and 1; open seating on hill. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. 281-373-3386. milleroutdoortheatre.com
Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
Founded in 1950, this choir sings gospel music, traditional African songs, and church masses every Sunday in their hometown of Dakar, Senegal. Their Houston debut will include performances of “Amazing Grace,” “Day Oh,” and other favorites.
Nov 7 at 8. $28–68. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-227-4772. spahouston.org
SEOP Dance Company: A Man's Requiem
SEOP, one of South Korea’s most acclaimed dance companies, combines traditional Korean dance with contemporary movement to create a theatrical experience filled with stunning choreography and unforgettable imagery.
Nov 7 at 7:30. Free tickets available at box office the day of performance between 10:30 and 1; open seating on hill. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. 281-373-3386. milleroutdoortheatre.com
Later in the Week
The Snow Queen, the latest novel from the author best known for his Pulitzer Prize–winning 1998 novel The Hours, begins with its 38-year-old protagonist seeing a celestial light in Central Park one winter evening. He tries to make sense of the vision while reconstructing his life after a traumatic breakup forces him to move into a Brooklyn apartment with his drug-addicted brother and his brother’s cancer-afflicted girlfriend.
Nov 10 at 7:30. $5. Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. 713-521-2026. inprinthouston.org