The Herbal List
Mac Wellman’s Dracula, produced by Mildred’s Umbrella — This campy, kooky version of the classic Bram Stoker story bursts at the seams with innuendo, wordplay, and absurdism. October 15 -31.
Matilda the Musical — This touring Broadway production, presented by locally by Theater Under the Stars, closes this weekend, but there’s still six performances remaining as of press time.
Getting Crafty with BooTown — Everybody’s favorite community theater troupe, Bootown, is gearing up for its annual fundraiser, the Bootown Bash. They’re looking for crafty volunteers to help out on October 16 at 7:30 pm, October 17 at 3:00 pm, and October 23 at 7:30 pm. For 90 minutes of crafting, volunteers get complimentary passes to the party. Email Mandy at mandytrichell[AT] gmail.com to get on the schedule!
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16
Contingency Plan — The Emergency Room at Rice University presents new prints by Carmon Colangelo. October 15 – November 22, 2023. Lecture and reception from 7PM on Thursday, October 15 in Sewall Hall at Rice University.
tasteless: a comedy show — Join Mills-McCoin and Brian Zeolla as they welcome some of the best comics in the world to Ladybirds for a killer good time, starting at 8:30.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
UP — Film screening in Discovery Green celebrating Southwest Airlines’ launch of international service from Hobby Airport. 7:30 pm. FREE.
ACID — The psychedelic artwork of Fernando Ramirez at What Have You, 1308 Telephone Road.
Isabella Court — The David Shelton Gallery and Devin Borden Gallery both have openings that look interesting. While you’re there, you can stop by Art Palace and Inman Galleries (in the same building), where shows opened last week, and DiverseWorks just a block away.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
ZineFest Houston — Check out the latest in DIY zines, posters, patches, stickers and more. 2-8 pm at the Printing Museum. FREE. (And don’t forget the after party at the Summit.)
Speak!Poet — Poet Anish Shivani in conversation with poet Chris Wise at InPrint, 2-4 pm. FREE.
OFF ROAD — Glasstire kicks off its new offline conversations with artists series at the new Midtown Arts Center, featuring Robert Irwin in conversation with Michael Govan, 5-7 pm. FREE.
A Night at Market Square — Market Square, which dates back t0 1854 and has housed three former Houston City Halls as well as a capitol of the Republic of Texas, is somehow celebrating its fifth anniversary this Saturday. Fifth? Whatever, don’t ask questions, just come enjoy the food and drinks and games and bands and DJs in this glorious weather.
REKLINER — Sasha Braverman and Henry Chow bring their poppin monthly techno party to the Jet Lounge again on Saturday. 21+, FREE before 11 pm.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
Poison Girl backyard concert — Collin Hedrick improvises live soundtrack to Stan Brakhage’s “23rd Psalm Branch.” 8-11 pm, FREE.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20
Glover Gill — Solo tango piano at the Continental Club — every Monday at 8:00 pm. FREE.
They, Who Sound — Experimental jazz and noise at the Avant Garden, 7:30 - 9:30 pm.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21
Jandek at Walter’s Downtown — This event is also listed on David Garrick’s weekly concert list, but Jandek is so elusive that I’ve decided to list it here, as well.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
MFAH Core Program Lecture — Miki Garcia Talks Curatorial Decision Making At Artadia’s “Art & Dialogue.” 7:00 pm at the MFAH. FREE.