Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 21–23

This week: Dirty Dancing, Amy Schumer, and the Houston band Children of Pop

By Michael Hardy With Dean Davis November 19, 2014



Image: Ben Doyle


Last year MET Dance moved to its fancy new Midtown home after spending nearly two decades in an un-air-conditioned, slightly shabby space in the Museum District. And those aren’t the only changes the troupe is undergoing. Six new dancers join the roster for the 2014-15 season, which opens with this month’s Indivisible at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. After a lengthy audition process, Doyle says she’s pleased with the talent she recruited. “I got six dancers that kind of represent what is missing in the company. They’re doing really well. They’re young, moldable, and excited to dance with us.” See our full story here

Nov 21 at 8 & Nov 22 at 7:30. $26.75–52.75. Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. 713-315-2525. metdance.org 


Dirty Dancing

In 1987, a film about a sheltered teenage girl’s burgeoning romance with a dance instructor became an international phenomenon—and, more importantly, helped launch the career of Houston native Patrick Swayze. Now the hit movie has now been adapted into a hit musical. Even in 2014, nobody puts Baby in a corner.  

Thru Nov 23. $30–95. Sarofim Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. 800-952-6560. houston.broadway.com


Comedy Central Presents Inside Amy Schumer's Backdoor Tour

Along with Sarah Silverman, Lena Dunham, and Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Schumer is part of a new generation of female comedians out to prove that women can be as hilariously raunchy and politically incorrect as their male counterparts have always been. After getting her start in New York comedy clubs, she got her own Comedy Central show last year, Inside Amy Schumer, which blends sketch comedy and stand-up routines. 

Nov 22 at 8. $42. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave. 713-230-1600. bayoumusiccenter.com

Art Installation

Bruce Munro, Field of Light 2014. Installation, Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Norfolk, Virginia.

Field of Light

British artist Bruce Munro's epic Field of Light, which comprises thousands of illuminated fiber optic “flowers,” began small, as a window display for the Harvey Nichols clothing store in England. It gradually expanded through successive iterations in London, Edinburgh, and Mexico City, with each installation re-engineered to meet the specifications of the different sites. Munro’s latest version of the installation will open to public on Saturday at Discovery Green. See our full story here

Nov 22–Feb 8 from dusk until 11pm. Free. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. discoverygreen.com


Children of Pop

This Saturday, tireless Houston glitch-pop rockers Children of Pop will be at Fitzgerald’s to debut their latest 7” single, “Pre Madonna,” on a limited-edition square-cut clear vinyl, released by local label Treaty Oak Collective. Children of Pop have already released one album (last year’s Fiesta/Drift) and are preparing their second for release next year. Singer Chase DeMaster’s chaos-tinged guitar work, pop-star preening, and unique #veryjazzed visual aesthetic aren’t to be missed. Also on the bill are fellow Houstonians New York City Queens, Black Kite, and Josiah Gabriel, as well as the mellow synthesized R&B of Ronnie Heart (formerly of Neon Indian), with whom they’re doing a short Texas tour this week. 

Nov 22 at 8. $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak Dr. 713-862-3838. fitzlivemusic.com


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