Weeknight Pick-Me-Ups: Concerts, Plays and Art Shows

Coffee can only do so much to turn your day around.

By Marianella Orlando April 19, 2016

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Morgan Starr (left), Elizabeth Ann Townsend (center) and Emily Neves (right) in Stages Repertory Theatre's production of Miss Teen.

Image: Bruce Bennett

This week had a rough start with unexpected, torrential storms that led into flooding on Monday, and for many, it has caused serious dilemmas. But with the forecast continuously changing by the hour and the roads becoming more clear, it may be time for a nice pick-me-up—if all is safe to explore the city. (We advise again, to please be safe). Here’s a few events happening tonight and tomorrow: 


  • Check out Heritage Plaza’s Exchange: An Installation by Ben Butler, a free exhibit featuring wooden, hand-pegged three dimensional cubes by artist Ben Butler.
    • Free. Through May 13. 8 a.m.– 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Heritage Plaza, 111 Bagby St.
  • If you want to deck out your home with some new décor, visit DiverseWorks Artspace’s “Luck of the Draw Art Sale & Exposition” tomorrow. Choose from hundreds of different and original 7x9-inch art pieces while snacking on small treats from Lemond Kitchen. Fat Tony will also be playing live music, because, well why not?
    • $100 (general admission) and $200 (VIP). Wednesday, April 20. 8 p.m.-10 p.m. MATCHBOX 1, 3400 Main St. (713) 223-8346.


  • Wind down with live music at the Nightingale Room for its “The Catch Up: A Night of Fresh and Local Music” event, which will be hosted by The Suffers’ very own lead singer Kam Franklin. Performers include up-and-coming-artists in the area, such as Mark Drew, Rob Gullatte, Rex Hudson, Lita Styles, and DJ Jay Tovar.
    • Free. Tuesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. The Nightingale Room, 308 Main St. (832) 968-3370.


  • Stages Repertory Theatre presents "Miss Teen," which follows the story of a mother trying to handle unexpected stardom when her shy, teenage daughter wins a beauty pageant in their hometown. Set in the 1980s, the show will feature a lot of references to the time era, and of course, classic songs.
    • $19. Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Ste. 101. 713-527-0123.
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