December 3rd-5th, 2021
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Saturday 12/4/2021 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM
Sunday 12/5/2021 7:30 PM
Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians and was proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian.”
Owen will be a Houston's Improv for the next two weekends. Audiences can now see Owen in his fourth Showtime comedy special, "Gary Owen:DoinWhatIDo", which premiered in September. The Showtime special is a follow-up to his three previous Showtime specials, “I Got My Associates,” in 2018, and “I Agree with Myself” and “True Story,” both on Showtime in 2015.
Dickens on The Strand
on Galveston Island
Galveston Historical Foundation present their annual Dickens on The Strand this weekend, December 3rd through Sunday December 5, 2021. This will be the 48th year the foundation will be producing the festival. The annual festival is a holiday tradition with great family programming, live entertainment an special events.
The organizers say, "Brush off your bowlers and prepare your petticoats as Galveston Historical Foundation presents this 48th annual Dickens on The Strand. Held the first weekend in December, the annual festival is a holiday tradition with great family programming, live entertainment, special events, and more."
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on four stages, new additions like Tiny Tim’s Play Land, Shopkeeper Skills Village, and roaming characters throughout the festival.
King and Country's
A Drummer Boy
Saturday 12/4/2021 7:00 PM
Doors Open 6:00 PM
Note: The venue is reporting this event is sold out. Tickets are available at third party re-sale outlets.
Brothers Joel and Luke known as For King & Country have been performing their hard-hitting rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” in their concerts for years this weekend the duo will be at Houston's Toyota Center.
The two recently spoke to Nancy Kruh of People.com,"It's very basic," Joel Smallbone, 36, tells PEOPLE, explaining how he and his brother cracked the "Little Drummer Boy" code. "This is a song about a boy who's playing a drum for Jesus. And here we are, seven guys [in the band] playing a load of drums. Why didn't Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra ever think of this? We just feel like these slightly dumb, very obvious Australian fellows who did something that, for whatever reason, no one ever thought of."
"ReconeXion Tour XXI"
@Houston Arena Theatre
Saturday 12/4/2021 9:00 PM
SIGGNO has been around for almost 15 years, a group whose freshness continues to this day.
This weekend Siggno with Sólido and Chris Pérez is at the Arena Theatre with their "ReconeXion Tour XXI".
The group is made up of the original union of musicians from different regions of Texas and Florida, SIGGNO is characterized by being a musical group that exudes originality both in its musical proposal and in its image.
His first production, titled “Al Principio,” quickly caught on with audiences throughout Texas, and opened the doors to the music industry for them. In 2002, SIGGNO recorded their second album, “Por amor”, and it became a watershed in the career of this young band, as it earned them the highest recognition that any musician could wish for in the American Union: his nomination for the prestigious Grammy Award.
@The Wortham Center
November 26 - December 24, 2021
The Houston Ballet brings back The Nutcracker to the Wortham Center this year after the covid hiatus.
The ballet's marketing people tells us, "Bring the family back to the theater to share the joy of Clara’s magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets this holiday season! Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker is a grand spectacle of opulence and one of the most splendid versions of this holiday classic ever staged. With hundreds of roles and a myriad of exquisite details that will leave you discovering something new in every performance, Welch’s The Nutcracker is a positively joyous treat for ballet lovers of all ages. Rejoice in the return of this time-honored tradition!"
Chris Mitchell Jazz
Saturday 12/4/2021 7:00 PM
Grammy Recording Academy Saxophonist Chris Mitchell this weekend at the Hobby Center in Zilkha Hall, delivers renditions of Christmas classics. This includes, White Christmas and Let It Snow, along with fan favorites from all six of his albums.
and Horny Tour"
@713 Music Hall
Friday 12/10/2021 7:00 PM
Chelsea Handler is best known (besides posing nude in adult magazines) as one of the pioneering women to host late-night talk. "Chelsea Lately" was on the E! cable network from 2007 to 2014. This weekend Handler is bringing her "Vaccinated and Horny Tour" to LiveNation's 713 Music Hall in downtown Houston.
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