Thru March 31 | George R. Brown Convention Center
Break out your finest Sailor Moon costume and book it to the GRB to join more than 35,000 other folks at this annual celebration of all things Japan. There will be comics, anime, fashion shows, concerts, food, custom cars, and pretty much anything the average otaku could dream of. You can read more about our Anime Matsuri adventures from last year here.
Tickets from $30. George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. More info and tickets at eventbrite.com.
Thru March 31 | Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
By definition, a salad is a mixture, and a mixture is what you'll get at the 23rd installment of this international dance festival. Groups from Norway, Germany, Canada, Italy, and more will dance a variety of styles in a three-day program of events.
Tickets from $22. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St. 713-315-2400. More info and tickets at thehobbycenter.org.
March 31–April 9 | Main Street Theater
Sean Devine's 2016 play follows the story of the LBJ's 1964 "Daisy" campaign ad that kicked off the modern era of negative political campaigns. As the playwright told Houstonia, it's a story that dovetails with our own historical moment. "This is about how voters can be manipulated and how influential media is," he says.
Tickets from $45. Main Street Theater, 2540 Times Blvd. 713-524-670. More info and tickets at mainstreettheater.com.
March 31 | Station Theater
Revisit Grease, this time with a campy and consent-filled twist courtesy of the Houston-based comedy group, the Career Offenders, who take the stage as students of the Rydell High Class of 2018.
Tickets $10. Station Theater, 1230 Houston Avenue. More info and tickets at eventbrite.com.
April 1 | Buffalo Bayou Water Works
This annual event started in 1979 with a group of friends in a Montrose apartment complex and snowballed into an Easter staple raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for LGBT charities. Now billed as Texas's largest outdoor cocktail party, think of it as a way to do a good deed without skipping Sunday Funday.
Tickets from $50. Buffalo Bayou Water Works, 105 Sabine St. 832-444-8717. More info and tickets at bunnieonthebayou.com.