Blue Man Group
Tobias Funke (please get that reference) and his merry band of blue misfits showcase their crazy fun talents at this crowd favorite of a show. The silent but entertaining performance group blends comedy, music and high tech with blue body paint and bald heads for a unique night out.
Jan 15–17. See website for showtimes. $43–73. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-227-4772. spahouston.org
Opening of What Shall We Do Next? at DiverseWorks
Through various media, this exhibition focuses on the effects that technology, consumerism and advertising have on the human body, including Parisian artist Julien Prévieux’s montage video featuring what can only be described as an avant-garde version of a '90s Gap commercial.
Thru Mar 19. Wed, 12–8; Thu–Sat, 12–6. MATCH Gallery, 3400 Main St. 713-223-8346. diverseworks.org
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Whether you think the Seattle-based hip-hop-for-hipsters duo deserved the Grammy for Best Rap Album last year or not, you can’t deny their skill for hyping up a crowd with catchy anthems like “Can’t Hold Us” and “Thrift Shop.”
Jan 16 at 8. $45–205. Revention Music Center, 520 Texas St. 713-230-1600. reventionmusiccenter.com
Sports & Fitness
Chevron Houston Marathon
Get your Hanes on, lace up your Nikes, grab your Wheaties and your Gatorade... And any other quotes from Space Jam or other sports movies that will get you motivated. The annual footrace returns to downtown Houston where runners of all levels and shapes and sizes take to the streets.
Jan 17 at 6 am. Congress & San Jacinto. chevronhoustonmarathon.com
Bayou Bend: Early America at Work
As part of Bayou Bend's Family Days program, this kid-friendly event features craft workshops, giveaways and entertainment. This month's theme is Early America at Work where kids can learn about daily chores and jobs of America from 1600s–1800s, a solid excuse to teach your kids about cleaning up after themselves.
Jan 17 at 1. Free. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Dr. 713-639-7750. mfah.org