Three Generations of the World of Percussion
Mar 6 | MATCH
This special concert from the new Society for Indo-American Arts, which promotes world music in the greater Houston area, brings together three percussionists from the same virtuoso family, each a master in their own right and who all specialize in the intricate Carnatic music tradition of southern India. Prepare for a masterclass in rhythm.
From $59.50. MATCH, 400 Main St. 713-521-4533. More info and tickets at matchouston.org.
Thru Mar 7 | Toyota Center
No one could imagine the legendary rock group without Glenn Frey when the frontman died in 2016—including Don Henley. Yet after a one-year hiatus, the Eagles reformed with Vince Gill and Frey’s son, Deacon, sharing the late singer’s vocals. And thank goodness they did. The band will perform their iconic album Hotel California in its entirety followed by a second set of their greatest hits when they stop in Houston for two shows this weekend.
From $129. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. 866-446-8849. More info and tickets at toyotacenter.com.
The Illusionists–Live From Broadway
Mar 8 | Smart Financial Centre
One of the top-selling magic tours in the country, The Illusionists features a rotating cast of magicians, each of whom specialize in a different branch of mind-blowing tricks, conjures and apparitions. You’ll see death-defying stunts, gasp-worthy sleight of hand, and even a bit of mind reading.
From $59.50. Smart Financial Centre at Sugarland, 18111 Lexington Blvd. 281-207-6278. More info and tickets at smartfinancialcentre.net.
Thru Mar 29 | Alley Theatre
Based on the dystopian novel that coined the famous phrase, “Big Brother is watching,” 1984 follows Winston Smith as he faces interrogation for his “thoughtcrimes.” Although originally written over 70 years ago, George Orwell’s story, adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan, is especially relevant these days.
From $30. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. 713-220-5700. More info and tickets at alleytheatre.org.
Tools of Revolution: Fashion Photography and Activism
Thru May 10 | Houston Center for Photography
For decades, fashion has been used as a platform for political statements and activism campaigns. HCP’s new exhibition spotlights the work of Civil Rights activist and photographer Kwame Brathwaite, whose work in Harlem during the ’50s and ’60s helped ignite the “Black Is Beautiful” movement. Also included in the exhibition is work from Arielle Bob-Willis, Kwame Brathwaite, Micaiah Carter, and Dana Scruggs, all of whom follow Brathwaite’s path of blending photos with fashion and activism.
Free. Houston Center for Photography, 1441 West Alabama St. 713-529-4755. More info at hcponline.org.