Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 25–27

Matthew Morrison sings at Jones Hall, Dance Salad Festival returns, Grounded opens at Alley Theatre, Goldfinger plays at MFAH, Project Row Houses' Round 44 tackles social change.

By Nick Esquer March 23, 2016


Matthew Morrison

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With his time leading the Glee club over, the talented, Tony-nominated actor/singer has gone back to his roots, performing classic jazz standards and Broadway hits.

March 25 & 26 at 8. $25–135. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. 713-224-7575. houstonsymphony.org


Dance Salad Festival

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Image: David Kelly

The annual dance showcase returns as groups from all over the globe take the stage with classical, modern and contemporary performances. Dance companies include Spellbound Contemporary Ballet from Rome, National Ballet of Canada and Stuttgart Ballet.

March 25 & 26 at 7:30. $25–58. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave. 1-877-772-5425. dancesalad.org


Opening of Grounded

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In George Brant’s riveting one-woman show, first produced in 2013, a fighter pilot finds herself pregnant and working long hours inside a Nevada Air Force trailer, tasked with the draining job of using drones to hunt terrorists half a world away.

March 25–April 17. $46. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. 713-220-5700. alleytheatre.org



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It was from this early Bond favorite that Sean Connery set the standard for tall, dark and handsome. Watch as the Scotsman wheels through Europe and the U.S. in his Aston Martin DB5 and woos one of the most famous Bond girls whose character name is something best left for Connery to pronounce in his brogue.

March 25. 7. $9; $7, seniors, military, students and members. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. 713-639-7515. mfah.org

Visual Art

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Kick Koch Off The Board, 2015, The Natural History Museum, Courtesy of Not An Alternative

Round 44: Shattering the Concrete Artists Activists and Instigators

The site-specific installation exhibition features works from artists who tackle the theme of social change through art. Groups like Mexico City-based Verbobala and Brooklyn group The Argus Project take on topics like artist equity, police brutality and prison reform.

Thru June 19. Free. Project Row Houses, 2500 Holman. 713-526-7662. projectrowhouses.org

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