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We're Going to These 5 Weekend Events and You Should Too

From the Bayou City Arts Fest to two exceptional ballets, the last weekend of March isn't meant for streaming Netflix.

By Jeanne Lyons Davis March 22, 2017


Director's Choice: Legends and Prodigy

March 24–26 | Wortham Center

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Before the curtain closes this Sunday, see Houston Ballet's mixed-repertory program featuring three outstanding works, including Grosse Fuge by Hans van Manen and two Houston Ballet premieres, Stepping Stones by Jirí Kylián and Year of the Rabbit by Justin Peck.

From $25. 501 Texas Ave. 713-227-2787.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Friday, March 24 at 8 | Wortham Center

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Founded in 1974, the all-male ballet company, affectionately known as The Trocks, continues to delight audiences with athletic parodies of classical dances, like Swan Lake, complete with pointe shoes and tutus. 

$43–83. 501 Texas Ave. 713-227-4772.


Bayou City Arts Festival

March 24–26 | Memorial Park

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As Houston gets some spring in its step, head to Memorial Park for the popular fine art festival as more than 300 artists from across the globe set up shop, including mixed-media works from the 2017 featured artist, Amanda Bennett.

$15 per day; $5 for children. 6501 Memorial Dr. 713-521-0133.


An Act of God

Thru April 16 | Alley Theatre

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Alley company artist Todd Waite stars in this devilishly funny 2015 play by Daily Show vet David Javerbaum about God that, according to the New York Times, "is a gut-busting-funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind's attempts to fathom God's wishes through the words of the Bible and use them to their own ends." Thankfully, Waite practices what Javerbaum's play preaches.

From $39. 615 Texas Ave. 713-220-5700.


Haydn & Beethoven

Saturday, March 25 at 8 | Wortham Center

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Mercury Houston conductor and artist director Antoine Plante leads the local ensemble as they perform two classic compositions: Haydn's "Farewell" and Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No.2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19."

$19–68. 501 Texas Ave.713-533-0080. 

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Editor’s Pick $43-83 Wortham Theater Center

After four decades of performing, the world-famous all-male ballet company, affectionately known as The Trocks, continue to delight audiences with athletic p...

Family, Special Events, Visual Art

Bayou City Art Festival - Memorial Park

10:00 AM $3-30 Memorial Park

Over 300 artists from around the country and 19 different disciplines will showcase their art at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on Friday – Sunday, Ma...

Classical Music

Haydn & Beethoven

Editor’s Pick $19-68 Wortham Theater Center

Haydn’s “Farewell” and Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19” are on the bill for this performance, with Mercury conductor/artistic direc...