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5 Virtual Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Aug 14-16

Concerts, photos, and films—you name it, we've got it.

By Emma Schkloven August 14, 2020

Christopher Jackson: Live from The West Side

Our modern-day George Washington is headlining a livestream concert benefiting several arts nonprofits, including Theatre Under the Stars, this Saturday. During the concert, the Tony-nominated star will sing songs from his favorite musicals and pop standards, and he'll share stories from his time Broadway’s HamiltonIn the Heights, and Freestyle Love Supreme

Aug 15. $40. Online. More info and ticket reservation at 

5th Annual Women Texas Film Festival

This critically acclaimed annual film festival celebrates female storytellers, highlighting movies that exclusively feature women behind the camera. WTxFF is normally a Dallas event, but because it’s online this year, you can enjoy all these films without having to make the 3 1/2-hour drive. This year’s lineup has got a bit of everything, from gripping documentaries to comedy shorts to complex dramas. While some films will be exclusively screened at a set time, most can be viewed anytime throughout the weekend. And, like in previous years, there’ll also be a series of panels, many of which will be available for on-demand viewing after they air.

Thru Aug 15. Free. Online. More info and ticket reservation at 

Sensitive Guys

Timely questions in the age of #MeToo are explored in this play about campus sexual assault. Sensitive Guys was originally supposed to run at Stages in March, but, like everything else, the show was cancelled because of the pandemic. Now this Zoom-captured performance is being accompanied by a “making of” documentary that explores Stages’s process of turning its traditional production into a virtual one. It’s like a two-for-one special.

Aug 15–23. Free (ticket reservation is required). Online. More info and ticket reservation at 

The Rolston Duo: Lee and Leung 

Woodlands chamber music nonprofit the Verreaux Collective is hosting violinist Luri Lee and violist Hezekiah Leung of Canada’s award-winning Rolston String Quartet for a Live from the Living Room performance. During the concert the husband-wife duo will perform works by Mozart, Martinu, and Bruni.

Aug 15. Free. Online. More info and tickets at


If you haven’t checked out the Houston Center for Photography’s evocative Covid-19 pandemic photo exhibition, which debuted online in June, you really should. The virtual collection features images of photographers around the world—from here in Texas, a current hotbed of Covid activity in the U.S., to Italy, China, and Brazil, which has since become a global hotspot. Featuring everything from candid day-in-the-life images to staged portraits to abstract art shots, Togethering captures the emotions of a worldwide pandemic in a way that is as informative as it is haunting.

Thru June 26, 2022. Free. Online. More info at  

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