Friday, Jan 27 at 8 | Smart Financial Centre
After selling more than 85 million records worldwide, country music’s reigning queen needs no introduction. From hit albums, a television series and a clothing line, there's nothing this Oklahoma megastar can't do. Here’s hoping the multifaceted redhead croons decade-old favorites “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” and “Fancy” along with new radio hit “Going Out Like That.”
From $140. Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd. in Sugar Land. 281-207-6278. smartfinancialcentre.com
Buffalo Bayou Brew's 5th Anniversary Party
Saturday, Jan 28 from 6–9 p.m. | Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company celebrates its fifth anniversary by honoring—and sipping—the 56 brews they've crafted since day one. Come for the beers; stay for the live music and barbecue by the Blood Brothers.
$35.00 for glassware and all you can drink (responsibility). Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company, 5301 Nolda St. buffbrew.com
Thru Feb 12 | Alley Theatre
The Alley presents this buzzy new play by rising star playwright Sarah Burgess that tackles the hard-to-love financial industry. This is the second major show after New York, where a star studded cast featuring Claire Danes, John Krasinski and Hank Azaria commanded the stage. Lucky for Houstonians, lead actors Elizabeth Bunch, Jay Sullivan and John Feltch deliver an equally impressive performance at the Alley this month.
From $30. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. 713-220-5700. alleytheatre.org
Friday, Jan 27–29 | Trinity Episcopal Church
Hear local jazz legend Billy Harper and other jazz aficionados croon ballads at the 16th annual celebration. Don't miss the free master class by pianist Bob Henschen, vocalist Horace Grigsby and trombonist Andre Hayward on Saturday or the jazz mass honoring Etta James on Sunday.
$35 and $50; $20 for students with ID. Trinity Episcopal Church, Midtown Houston. 1015 Holman St. 713-528-4100. For more information, visit trinityjazzfest.net
The Odd Couple
Jan 27–Feb 19 | Stageworks Theatre
You might want to see the theater’s production of Neil Simon’s 1965 comedy about a pair of mismatched roommates twice: The couple will be played by two alternating casts, one male and one female.
$17–25. Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Rd. 281-587-6100. stageworkshouston.org