Plan Your Weekend: March 11 to 14, 2021

Dated: March 8 2021

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Things to Do All Weekend

  • ROCO Connections: Journey to America Online Concert | Daily | FREE | Virtual – Witness the world premiere of Afghan composer Milad Yousufi’s latest piece as ROCO concludes their 2020-21 Connections series. The piece consists of five short movements that make use of narration, describing Yousufi’s journey from his dramatic birth story in Kabul to becoming a refugee in New York City. Viewable on ROCO’s Facebook and YouTube, as well as their website. Premieres at 7pm and will remain viewable online after it debuts.
  • SPA presents Art Heist: A True Crime Walking Experience in Downtown | Daily – Crack the case of history’s biggest art heist during this 90-minute outdoor, family-friendly and socially distanced walking theater experience in Downtown, where you’ll try to piece together clues from interesting characters you meet along the way. The event ends on Sunday, March 28. Limited to no more than thirty attendees per session, with start times staggered every half hour. $39.50 to $44.50 per person. Showtimes vary.
  • There Is An Instant Exhibition at Archway Gallery | Daily | FREE – Catch the opening of Archway’s March 2021 exhibition, There Is An Instant, featuring works by artist Silvia PintoSouza that explore the fleeting moments of sunsets as well as life, inspired by 19th century Colombian poet Guillermo Valencia’s eponymous poem. The exhibition will be on display through Thursday, April 1, 2021. Times vary.
  • Shinyribs in Concert at The Heights Theater| Thursday and Friday – Tap your toes to the swamp-pop-soul supergroup Shinyribs, when they bring their brand of Gulf Coast roots music to The Heights’ stage for four socially distanced shows. Tickets start at $24 to $384.6pm and 8:45pm both nights.
  • Spring Break To Go at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | Thursday to Saturday | FREE – Explore crafts with the kiddos with a kit of hands-on activities that can be picked up before and during HISD’s Spring Break. Limit four kits per family; pick-up is available Thursday through Saturday 10am to 5pm at HCCC.
  • Comedian Tim Dillon at Houston Improv | Thursday to Saturday – Prepare yourself to crack up at the in-your-face observations of writer, actor and podcast host Tim Dillon, who was deemed New York’s Funniest Comedian at the 2016 Carolines NY Comedy Festival. He’ll be in town for five socially distanced stand-up sets. $54 for two people; $108 for four people; $162 for two people; preferred tables start at $74 for two people. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Symphony: Mark Nuccio Plays Copland at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday | Virtual Option – Houston Symphony welcomes Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio for an evening of virtuosic performances featuring Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, Beethoven’s lively Symphony No. 2 and works from the innovative Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. $29 to $109; Virtual performance available on Saturday. Showtimes vary.
  • Coastal Distancing on Galveston Island | Daily – Practice “coastal distancing” on the island this Spring Break and even further down the fishing line when Galveston Island presents visitors with escape options including museums, beaches, nature, patio dining, and more outdoor and socially distanced opportunities. Location, time and prices vary.
  • ROCO presents ROCO Unchambered: Blackbird Virtual Concert | Daily | FREE | Virtual – The musician-curated Unchambered series comes to an end with the ROCO Brass Quintet performing contemporary works that include Joan Tower’s “Copperwave,” Robert Dennis’ “Blackbird Variations,” and an arrangement of The Beatles’ “Blackbird” by Seb Skelly. 5pm; available to view after the premiere.
  • Opening & Closing Exhibitions & Installations in Houston: March 2021 | Daily – Grab a last look or first glimpse at opening and closing museum exhibitions and installations as March sees the close of exhibitions throughout the Greater Houston area, including at The Bryan Museum in Galveston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and Blaffer Art Museum on the University of Houston’s campus.
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