Event Calendar Previous Next Friday, December 6, 2019 Comedy Jay Leno 8:00 PM From $39 Jones Hall Since leaving The Tonight Show in 2014, the same year he won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the high-pitched comedian has found something he enjoys... Concerts Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM $40 McGonigel's Mucky Duck With a new record out earlier this year—Beautiful Lie, their fourth joint LP—Texas’s favorite country couple may sprinkle new tunes like the charming “Astrod... Dance Margaret Alkek Williams Jubilee of Dance 7:30 PM From $35 Wortham Center Named for the local uber-philanthropist, this 50th-anniversary “celebration of artistry” amounts to a sort of greatest-hits revue for the company: a one-nigh... Family Trains Over Texas 9:00 AM $25 Houston Museum of Natural Science This tennis-court-size holiday favorite should touch the Sheldon Cooper in us all, as an “O”-scale model train winds its way through an incredibly detailed a... Film Gareth Long: Kidnappers Foil 10:00 AM Free Blaffer Art Museum For this show, Toronto-born Long simultaneously screens the surviving prints of the film Kidnappers Foil by Texas-born “itinerant filmmaker” Melton Barker. A... Opera El Milagro del Recuerdo/The Miracle of Remembering 7:00 PM From $30 Wortham Center Houston Grand Opera rewinds its acclaimed 2010 “mariachi opera” Cruzar la Cara de la Luna by teaming director/librettist Leonard Foglia with composer Javier ... Special Events Galaxy Lights 6:00 PM $29.95 (non-members) Space Center Houston The area’s latest stop on the holiday-lights trail leverages its astronomical credentials to the hilt, adorning the museum’s 363-foot Saturn V rocket with in... Theater Fully Committed 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM From $47 Alley Theatre Becky Mode’s fast-paced 1999 comedy follows a struggling actor working the reservation line at the kind of Manhattan restaurant where people would step over ... The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley 7:30 PM From $10 Main Street Theater Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s companion to Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley reframes their hit 2016 Jane Austen homage in a slightly different ligh... Baby Screams Miracle 8:00 PM Pay-what-you-can (suggested $40) MATCH Give Catastrophic credit: Houston’s most fearless theater company ain’t afraid of doing a storm play in a city still drying out from Imelda. In this case it’... Baby Screams Miracle Editor’s Pick 8:00 PM Pay what you can ($40 suggested) MATCH Described by the New York Theatre Review as “almost more dream than play,” Clare Barron’s 2015 “enviro-horror” comedy follows a small, religious family engul... More Than Christmas 8:00 PM and 2:00 PM From $34 Ensemble Theater As they gather to sing traditional carols and an original tune or two, the Mercy family unwraps a few secrets along with their gifts in this world-premiere m... Visual Art OBJECTS: REDUX—How 50 Years Made Craft Contemporary Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM Free Houston Center for Contemporary Craft This year marks half a century since the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s seminal OBJECTS: USA exhibition, which showcased the country’s foremost furniture ... Gerardo Rosales: Undercover 11:00 AM Free Galveston Arts Center A Houstonian since 2000, the Venezuelan-born artist and educator uses his work to comment on the injustices his fellow immigrants from Latin America often ex... Mapa Wiya: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale Editor’s Pick 11:00 AM Free The Menil Collection With a title that translates as “Your Map’s Not Needed,” this sprawling exhibition counters centuries of colonial influence with paintings, sculptures, and o... Nathalie Miebach: The Water Line 10:00 AM Free Houston Center for Contemporary Craft The Bostonian basket-weaver turns raw scientific data into the elaborate three-dimensional sculptures and musical scores of this solo exhibition, which measu... Beatriz González: A Retrospective Editor’s Pick 10:00 AM $10-17 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Although this retrospective will be the Colombian artist’s first major show in the United States, the 80-year-old is internationally celebrated for her vibra... Will Boone: The Highway Hex 10:00 AM Free Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Driving the hundreds of miles between Texas and L.A. has lulled many an artist into a trance. In Boone’s first solo museum show, the Houston native uses his ... Where I Come From: The Works and Influences of Charles Criner 10:00 AM $5 The Printing Museum The museum salutes its longstanding artist-in-residence with a retrospective surveying the five and a half decades since Criner’s student days at Texas South... Gareth Long: Kidnappers Foil 10:00 AM Free Blaffer Art Museum For this show, Toronto-born Long simultaneously screens the surviving prints of the film Kidnappers Foil by Texas-born “itinerant filmmaker” Melton Barker. A... The Codex Silex Vallis (The Silicon Valley Codex) Editor’s Pick 12:00 PM Free Lawndale Art Center This site-specific wallpaper installation from San Antonio’s Michael Menchaca fuses cell phones with the artist’s long-running use of animal archetypes. The ... Submit an Event Would you like to see your event on our calendar? Fill out this form to submit your event to our listings editor.