Classic Numbers Livestream
We know some of you have been missing that club atmosphere. Since we’d rather you not get that $250 fine for not wearing a mask, we recommend checking out Numbers Nightclub’s Classic Numbers livestream. Sure, the popular weekend hotspot’s been closed since the pandemic reached Texas, but DJ Wes Wallace is still spinning that mix of ’80s new-wave, alternative, punk, and electronic tracks like he’s done every Friday night since 1991—the fun’s just on Twitch now.
MFAH Virtual Cinema
As part of the MFAH’s Soul of a Nation exhibition, the museum has put together a series of films that run through the end of August. You currently have two great options to choose from (more are being added throughout the summer): Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things, which traces the life of the incomparable songstress, while John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles the life of the Civil Rights icon and Georgia congressman. Home with the kiddos? There’s also the adorable One Small Step compilation of 12 family-friendly animated shorts, but it’s only available through July 14.
Thru Aug 30. $12 per film ($7.99 for the shorts collection). Online. More info, tickets, and livestream link at mfah.org.
Beatriz Williams on Facebook Live
Murder by the Book hosts bestselling historical fiction author Beatriz Williams (The Golden Hour, A Hundred Summers), who will talk about her latest book, Her Last Flight. The new novel, which debuted at the end of last month, was inspired by the life and exploits of famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
Live from Jones Hall: Bach, Price & Janáček
For the Houston Symphony’s first performance at Jones Hall since COVID took hold, the orchestra is presenting Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 alongside music from Czech virtuoso Leoš Janáček and trailblazer Florence Price, the first Black woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer. Don’t worry about leaving your house; the performance is being live-streamed as part of the Symphony’s new, limited series, Live from Jones Hall.
July 11. $10. Online. More info, tickets, and livestream link at houstonsymphony.org.
Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra
The old theater saying goes, “the show must go on.” Houston’s Sankofa Collective (formerly The Bayou Theatre Company) has kept that true even in the era of COVID with a virtual staging of the Bard’s tragic romance Antony & Cleopatra, which it has produced in conjunction with Facebook’s Zoom Shakespeare.
Thru Jul 12. Free. Online. More info at sankofacollectivehouston.com.