August 23–24 | 14 Pews
This new documentary arrives at a bittersweet moment, weeks after the Nobel laureate's death and just in time to remind us of her timeless wisdom and literary fortitude. Much of the film focuses on interviews with Morrison herself as she examines her life and her work.
Tickets $11. 14 Pews, 800 Aurora St. 281-888-9677. More info and tickets at 14pews.org.
August 24 | Wortham Center
Whether you know the mustachioed comedian from his long-running podcast, WTF, or his role as the surly wrestling coach on Netflix's GLOW, Maron's straightforward humor feels fresh and incisive even after decades on the scene.
Tickets from $34. Wortham Center, 510 Texas Ave. 832-487-7000. More info and tickets at tickets.houstonfirstheaters.com.
August 24 | Change Happens! HQ
This Saturday BCylcle launches a new GO Pass that grants bike share memberships to low-income individuals at $3/month, extending access to affordable transportation into communities including the Third Ward. Organizers will sweeten the deal with grub from Ray's Real Pit BBQ Shack, sno-cones, a DJ, and a slip 'n slide to keep cool.
Free. Change Happens!, 3353 Elgin St. More info at houstonbcycle.com.
August 24 | Smart Financial Centre
This victory lap on the occasion of No. 1 LP Cosmic Thing's 30th anniversary brings the "Love Shack" New Wavers to Sugar Land with old friends Berlin and OMD in tow.
Tickets from $59. Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-207-6278. More info and tickets at theb52s.com.
August 25 | Theater District
The fall arts season is officially underway with this sneak-peak sampler of offerings from eight of the district's performing arts companies. There will be behind-the-scenes tours, arias, concerts, face painting, and a pop-up art selfie installation from Houston artist Joan Dodd.
Free. Various Locations. More info at theaterdistrictopenhouse.com.