5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, April 23–25 

Save the bees! And celebrate Shakespeare. 

By Brittany Cristiano April 23, 2021

The Pilot Dance Project Presents “Tether,” by Ashley Horn

As the country slowly, but surely, trudges toward a somewhat normal life, we are beginning to see live events again, like this weekend’s performance of Tether, performed by the Pilot Dance Project. Ashley Horn’s choreography will grace the Quaker-built Live Oak Friends Meeting House for three nights. Whether you’re a dance fan, you just want to be at a live event with people again, or even if you just want to get a glimpse at the building’s permanent art installation by Skyspace’s designer James Turrell, Tether will captivate you with its touching elements of human interconnectedness throughout a time of mass isolation. Don’t forget to buy tickets first, though.

8 p.m. April 23–25. $20. Live Oak Friends Meeting House, 1318 W 26th St. More information here.

MFAH’s Virtual BYOBard: Shakespeare’s Birthday

Okay, so maybe we don’t know the exact date of Sir William Shakespeare’s birthday. After all, a simple Google search will only give you the answer of “April”—it’s a mystery to us all. Well, no matter the day, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston's satellite Rienzi and Main Street Theater are throwing ol’ Willy Shakespeare a birthday bash online this Friday, and you’re cordially invited. Order some British cuisine to-go from Red Lion Pub, pour a glass a mead, and follow along while actors perform their favorite Shakespearean monologues. 

7 p.m. April 23. Free. Online. More information here.

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center: Gardening for Bees

Perhaps you’ve seen a lethargic bee or two lazing around your backyard or feeding off of your hummingbird feeder. Or maybe you’re still building your garden back following the winter storm. Whatever the case, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center can help you out Saturday afternoon with a virtual masterclass on gardening for bees. Instructor Kelsey Low will discuss the bee population’s decline and what bees need from the environment (apparently it’s not just flowers). You’ll leave the class with three simple changes you can make to your garden to help the bees, and the environment.

1 p.m. April 24. $10 for members, $25 for nonmembers. Online. More information here.

Opera in the Heights at White Oak Music Hall Lawn

Figaro-OH? At White Oak Music Hall? This weekend? Sounds like a delightful time to us. Opera in the Heights, with the OH! Orchestra, is taking White Oak Music Hall’s outdoor stage to perform two concerts this weekend. OH!’s artists will play a blend of the greatest hits from Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy some of Opera in the Heights’s rising stars while social distancing in the music hall’s 7-by-7-foot grid seating. 

7:30 p.m. April 24; 4 p.m. April 25. Grid prices start at $100. White Oak Music Hall, The Heights. More information here.

HMNS at Levy Park: Dynamic Earth

Take the kids to Levy Park to finish out Earth Week by learning about the very planet we live on. Some Houston Museum of Natural Science experts will be at the park Sunday afternoon to discuss Earth’s natural events—like volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides—plus, they’ll take you on a deep dive into the Earth’s crust. Ever wondered how the weather we experience affects the landscape around us? You and the littles will learn just that at HMNS’s monthly Levy Park spiel.

2–4 p.m. April 25. Free. Levy Park, Upper Kirby. More information here. 

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