Top Things to Do This Weekend: April 22-24

Fort Bend Theatre plays The Jungle Book Kids, hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston Ballet Academy presents spring showcase, San Jacinto Day Festival and Francofonia at MFAH.

By Marianella Orlando April 20, 2016


The Jungle Book Kids

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The Jungle Book Kids at Fort Bend Theatre.

The classic Disney film—and 1894 stories by Rudyard Kipling—comes to life at Fort Bend Theatre, telling the story of the orphaned boy Mowgli and his friends Bagheera, a black panther, and Baloo, a sloth bear, who try to help him escape the deep jungles of India. And of course, look for the bare necessities.

April 23 – 24 at 3 p.m. $12 in advance; $13 at the door. Fort Bend Theatre, 2815 N Main St. 281-208-3333. fortbendtheatre.com


Academy Spring Showcase

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Artists of the Houston Ballet

Students at the Houston Ballet Academy will perform scenes from well-known ballets, in addition to new routines they’ve worked to create, at this annual event. Dancers of all skill levels will demonstrate their training throughout the past year.

April 24 at 7 p.m.; April 25 at 1:30 p.m. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas St. 713-227-2787. houstonballet.org



San Jacinto Day Festival

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San Jacinto Day Festival 

It’s one thing to have taken a trip to see the San Jacinto Monument, but another to witness a reenactment of one of Texas’ most significant, historical events. The annual San Jacinto Day Festival celebrates the Battle of San Jacinto, which marks it 180th anniversary on Thursday, April 21, with historical presentations, a tour of the Monument, and—you guessed it—Texans acting out the battle.

April 23 at 9 a.m. Free. San Jacinto Monument and Museum of History, One Monument Circle. 281-479-2421. sanjacinto-museum.org 


I Love the 90s

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Hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is going to turn up with '90s hip-hop jams on Friday, featuring Salt-N-Pepa (yes, their set will include the classic  “Shoop,” “Whatta Man” and “Push It), Spinderella, Kool Moe Doe, All-$-One, Rob Base and more. Don’t forget to don your best harem pants or denim overalls.

April 22 at 7:30 p.m. $65. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands. 281-363-3300. woodlandscenter.org



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Louvre Museum in Paris, France, in which the film Francofonia is based off.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Francofonia, a 2015 French film directed by Aleksandr Sokurov, as part of its Houston Premieres series. With English subtitles, the nearly hour-and-a-half movie focuses on the friendship between a museum director and Nazi officer who attempt to preserve the artifacts of the Louvre Museum in Paris during World War II.

April 22 and April 23 at 7 p.m.; April 25 at 5 p.m. $9. Brown Auditoriam at MFAH, 1001 Bissonnet St. 713-639-7515. mfah.org

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