5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Nov 27–29
If you go out in public, remember to follow social distancing guidelines (at least six feet between you and anyone else), wash hands often and thoroughly, and wear a face mask.
Love Actually at Moonstruck Drive-In
Well Thanksgiving is officially behind us, and you know what that means ... it's officially the holiday season. Get in the spirit (and entertain your out-of-town visitors) with a modern-day holiday classic. Love Actually tells nine intertwined stories of love in this hilarious, feel-good, and sometimes heartbreaking Christmas film.
9:30 p.m. Nov 28. $30. Moonstruck Drive-In. More at moonstruckdrivein.com.
The Impresario and Bon Appétit!
HGO Studio alumna Jamie Barton returns to the Houston stage as Julia Child in one-woman opera Bon Appétit! Based on an episode of Child’s TV show, The French Chef, this delectable creation from American composer Lee Hoiby follows the storied chef in the kitchen as she bakes a chocolate cake. Sharing the double bill is an English-language retelling of The Impresario, Mozart’s short opera featuring warring divas, a show-within-a show, and a fantastic overture.
Thru Dec 26. Free. Online. More info at houstongrandopera.org.
Etienne Charles Creole Soul
Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles has been hailed by Jazz Times as “a daring improviser who delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism.” Houstonians can see why for themselves when he and his six-member band channel reggae, Calypso, and Afro-Caribbean music through a modern jazz filer during this virtual concert from Miller Outdoor Theatre and Da Camera.
Nov 28. Free. Online. More info at milleroutdoortheatre.com.
HERZSTÜCK or My Heart Hit the Floor & Shattered into 10,000 Pieces
There's something nostalgic about the silent films of the days of old ... and also something kind of comical, what with the exaggerated acting and dramatic dialogue cards scattered intermittently throughout the film. Houston theater veteran Greg Dean is hoping to re-create that energy in his show Herzstük. Inspired by a 14-line theatrical fragment by German dramatist Heiner Müller, this hilarious two-man performance shows what happens when a piano and violin duet goes awry.
Thru Jan 31. Pay what you can. Suggested $35. Online. More info at catastrophictheatre.com.
Points of Inflection
This program, which takes place in artist Tracey Meyer's "What Shapes Us" sculptural exhibition at Archway Gallery, explores the complexity of life and the impact of choices. During the livestream event, cellist Bree Ahern, violist Sebastian Stefanovic, and violinists Samuel Park and Nathan Lowry will perform a program of Philip Glass, Caleb Burhans, and Caroline Shaw.
6 p.m. Nov 29. Free. Online. More info at kineticensemble.org