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MARCH 9-11

Toyota Center


Riverdance 20


Hobby Center for the Performing Arts


The international Irish dance phenomenon is back. Drawing on Irish traditions, the talented performers propelled Irish dancing, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland—rock, music, theatre, and film—nothing has carried the riveting energy and sensuality quite like Riverdance.



McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Jones Hall

This English quartet consists of two brothers and a pair of school friends. The lads from Leeds have honed a big, bold pop sensibility.

The Canadian singer/trumpeter wields a unique blend of contemporary pop sensibility with elite jazz chops artfully mixed with worldly rhythms and a sophisticated pop sound.

The Dunwells

Bria Skonberg, SPA

MARCH 20-24

Houston Black Film Festival


Location Varies

Origins, Apollo Chamber Players

Join actors, directors, producers, and decorated state and national film luminaries to sample some of the best the medium has to offer.


The program features composers who inspired Apollo to pursue programmatic concert themes connected to Houston’s cultural diversity.


Ron Chernow, Beyond the Page Luncheon* Marriott Marquis

MARCH 23-25

German Heritage Festival Tomball (Old Downtown)

The Pulitzer-winning author of Alexander Hamilton, the biography that inspired the Broadway hit, speaks at this Houston Library Foundation event.

Fans from around the state converge annually for the live music, food, beer, and wine, plus shopping and more.


Chris Botti, Houston Symphony

Jerusalem Quartet Stude Concert Hall (Rice University)

One of the world’s most popular string quartets, they are renowned for their expert playing and stunning treatment of the classical repertoire.

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts

The local chamber orchestra is made up of talented young classical musicians striving for a career in professional music. MARCH 24

Mystery Loves Company McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

The Houston chamber rockers are mesmerizing, performing songs on acoustic guitar and electric cello, with pitch-perfect harmonies. MARCH 24

Mingus Big Band featuring Helen Sung, Da Camera Visit for venue information

Jones Hall


The talented, Grammy-winning trumpeter returns to share the stage with his electrifying band members, the orchestra, and one of his favorite conductors, Steven Reineke.

The Grand 1894 Opera House (Galveston)

Saddle up for an action-packed theatrical thrillride as the Wild West comes alive in this intoxicating mix of theater, music, and acrobatics. H O U S TO N H OT E L M A G A Z I N E

Concerto Concert, The Virtuosi of Houston

MARCH 24-25

Cirque Éloize: Saloon

*Editor’s Choice


Touring extensively, with seven Grammy nominations, pianist and Houston native Helen Sung has long been associated with the band and makes a homecoming appearance.



The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum New Zealand artist is on tour, promoting and performing new songs from her anticipated sophomore album, Melodrama. She's been heating up festival stages all season with acclaimed performances at Coachella, the Governors Ball, and Bonnaroo, gathering praise from fans and critics alike. Top hits include "Royals," 'Tennis Court," and "Green Lights."

Handel Brockes Passion, Bach Society Houston Christ the King Lutheran Church

Beautiful and melancholy, this chamber setting features tenor Tony Boutté as Evangelist and rising star baritone Phillip Gay as Jesus.

MARCH 28-29

Cory Morrow Main Street Crossing (Tomball)

The Red Dirt performer carved a reputation over 20 years with tunes such as “Texas On My Mind,” sung with fellow Texan Pat Green. MARCH 29

Why Don't We House of Blues

Their latest album, Invitation, dropped last September, generating serious buzz for the pop quintet. MARCH 29-31

Bernstein & Stravinsky, Houston Symphony Jones Hall

Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety, features pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. The program concludes with choral settings by Igor Stravinsky. MARCH 30 - APRIL 1

Anime Matsuri

George R. Brown Convention Center

Music, fashion, art, and collectibles—it’s the latest and greatest from Japan’s catwalks, studios, and concert stages at one of the largest anime conventions in North America.

Houston Hotel Magazine Winter + Holiday 2018  
Houston Hotel Magazine Winter + Holiday 2018