The Riot Comedy Show: Billy D. Washington

Former Houston Police Officer-turned-comedian Billy D. Washington brings a night of socially distanced laughter to Rudyard's British Pub's newly renovated comedy room. The Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing vet often accompanies his surreal takes on American life with deft keyboard skills. For those who’d rather stay in, Washington’s show will also be available as a multi-camera livestream on YouTube, which is being hosted by fellow Bayou City comedians Brian Gendron and Haris Sayani.

Sept 25. From $10. Rudyard’s British Pub, 2010 Waugh Dr. More info at theriothtx.com. 

Let it Bleed: An Online Tattoo Art Show

Whether they're a moment of youthful rebellion, a personal mantra, or the leftover of a drunken impulsivity, tattoos have long been a ubiquitous form of self-expression. Insomnia Gallery’s sixth online art show celebrates the culture of body art with work from local artists. The show itself will be released as a video on YouTube, followed by a Q&A on either Insomnia’s Facebook or Instagram page. Pieces then go on sale on the gallery’s website.

Sept 25. Free. Online. More info on Insomnia’s Facebook page.  

Starburst

Live-streamed from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, the ROCO In Concert show will feature the world premiere of composer and bandoneon soloist Richard Scofano’s La Tierra Sin Mal (The Land Without Evil), as well as Jessie Montgomery’s 2012 chamber composition, Starburst. Works by Gabriel Fauré, Beethoven, Zoltán Kodály, and Claude Debussy will also be performed by the full 40-piece orchestra.

Sept 26. Free. Online. More info at roco.org.

Q Fest 2020

Joining countless other festivals in the Covid-free virtual world, the 24th annual QFest includes six competition feature films, three special features, and a variety of shorts. And it’s not just U.S. films. Films from countries including Romania, Iran, Germany, and Argentina will also make appearances. 

Thru Sept 28. $20. Online. More info at cinenso.com. 

Tobe Nwigwe: The Pandemic Experience

We’ve been writing about Tobe Nwigwe since long before he graced the world with his NPR Tiny Desk concert. The Alief native hasn’t been quiet during this pandemic, releasing six-song album The Pandemic Project. This weekend he’s hosting a global livestream broadcast from White Oak Music Hall—his first and only show of the year, he announced on Instagram

 Sept 27. From $21. Online. More info and tickets tobenwigwe.com.