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Joe Biden: American Promise Tour
The former Vice President of the United States is traveling the nation for a series of conversations to connect with friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most. He’ll discuss big political moments of his career and life-altering choices, share how the loss of his son tested his resolve, and explain how he is finding new purpose in a time of uncertainty. Maria Shriver moderates.
DECEMBER 7-10 & 14-17
Stude Concert Hall, Rice University
When Chuck Daellenback and Gene Watts founded the ensemble back in 1970, little did they know it would become a global sensation!
The stand-up veteran was once named "Funniest Serviceman in America,” while Ebony declared him "Black America's Favorite White Comic.”
The venerable ensemble has carried the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years with their inimitable dedication to jazz.
The Drums White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
The New York indie pop band has played on the same stages as Florence and the Machine and Kings of Leon.
Together for 20 years, the indie roots band has been called “the biggest band nobody’s heard of” more than a few times.
The Neighbourhood White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
The California indie rock outfit began in 2011 and made a name performing at festivals such as Coachella and SXSW. DECEMBER 8
Poptone, Giraffage Warehouse Live
Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins worked together in Bauhaus and Love and Rockets before forming their new post-punk band.
Timothy B. Schmit Dosey Doe Big Barn (The Woodlands)
The former Poco (1970-77) and Eagles (1977-2016) bassist helped the country rock movement find its groove years ago.
Stage Flight, One Man’s Quest to Soar MATCH
Jim Mackenzie draws from 43 years of circus arts for his stage show with influences ranging from Buster Keaton to Wile E. Coyote, featuring physical stunts and hilarious comedy.
Hal Ketchum, Travis Linville He’s sold over five million albums and had a half-dozen Top 10 hits, including "Small Town Saturday Night" and "Hearts Are Gonna Roll.” *Editor’s Choice H O U S TO N H OT E L M A G A Z I N E
Preservation Hall Jazz Band*
DECEMBER 9 DECEMBER 8
As one half of the Judds, she charted 26 singles, of which 14 were number-one hits. The duo’s memorable songs include "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days),” “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Love Is Alive,” and “Have Mercy.” For the holiday season, the awardwinning country singer takes the stage with her band to sing Christmas favorites and more.
German Christmas Market & Festival Tomball
Over 150 unique and interesting vendors line the streets selling Christmas items, plus music stages and biergartens decorated with German themes and lights.
Corelli's Christmas Concerto, Mercury Houston
Bach Magnificat: Vespers for Advent, Bach Society Houston Christ the King Lutheran Church
The evening features the Bach Choir and Orchestra performing brilliant trumpet fanfares, plaintive melodies for oboe d’amore, and jubilant flourishes for strings. DECEMBER 10-23, DECEMBER 30-JANUARY 6
Stude Concert Hall at Rice University
The Nutcracker, Houston Ballet
The evening features Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165 Laudamus te from Great Mass, K. 427, Bach’s Aria from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, and more.
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Christmas Boat Lane Parade Clear Lake
Celebrate the colors, shapes, and annual excitement of this uniquely Texas event on the water complete with a fireworks show.
Timeless and dreamy, join young Clara, flying cooks, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and the rest on the classic, unforgettable journey.
From Renaissance to Reich: Mahan Esfahani, Da Camera The Menil Collection
He’s almost single-handedly reintroduced the harpsichord into the mainstream of concert life. The musician was honored as BBC Music Magazine Newcomer of the Year in 2015.
Dosey Doe Big Barn (The Woodlands)
Mark Chesnutt The Beaumont native charted 20 Top 10 hits over the years with his country songs “Bubba Shot the Jukebox,” “Almost Goodbye,” and more. DECEMBER 10
The Wood Brothers Live Oak Music Hall (Downstairs)
The three-piece folk/blues band is a kick, featuring brothers Chris and Oliver, as well as multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix.
Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight, TUTS Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
The familiar story gets a contemporary treatment featuring music from Blondie, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams.
Published on Nov 16, 2017