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14 Pews is a non-profit whose mission is to bring community members of Houston closer together by celebrating cross-cultural experiences. A wide variety of cultural events take place here, including, but not limited to: film screenings, community forums, filmmaking classes, and film festivals, all sharing the common theme of unification through cultural education and celebration. There is a bar that sells beer and sodas, so you can enjoy a cool drink while watching a flick. For movie fans interested in cultural issues, 14 Pews is a must-visit.
Built in 1927, the Lambert Hall debuted as a church but eventually turned into Houston's prime entertainment venue in 1996. So as to keep ties with its past intact, Lambert Hall still hosts alternative Christian music concerts. Operas like 'Madama Butterfly', 'Two Faces of Donizetti' and palpable plays like 'Macbeth' and 'Falstaff' are worth catching here. To know more about what's playing and when, check the website or just call up the box office.
DiverseWorks, sometimes spelled "DiverseWorks," is a non-profit, community-run center of everything art in Houston. Emphasis is on new, ground-breaking visual, performance, and literary art. Events that take place here include live music, cabaret, art receptions, and plays. DivereWorks also sponsors a number of retreats and workshops designed to further enrich their patrons and the community at large. See website for complete calendar of events and info on educational programs.
Founded in 1955, this opera company has established a respected international reputation. It is currently the fifth largest opera company in the U.S. and has received numerous Tony, Grammy and Emmy awards during the past 50 years. Each season's performances consist of both new works and classic productions. Opera fans will be more than satisfied with each and every performance. Call for schedule and ticketing information.
Cullen Theater is situated within the Wortham Center. This theater has some interesting productions in musicals, plays, operas and other theatrical performances. The seating capacity being 1,100, not many big productions are hosted here. However, this sure is an ideal place for the touring shows, solo performers, musicians, recitals and small plays. Located in the downtown of Houston city, many people around do catch up with the latest on charts here.
Houston's resident ballet company is extremely respected in the international art community. Stanton Welch, the Artistic Director, presents classical performances, as well as contemporary works. If you call in advance, you might be able to snag wonderful seats at one of the more than 80 local performances. The Nutcracker is one of Houston's favorites and is performed annually. Buy your tickets very early for this event as the tickets sell like hot cakes.
Earlier known as the Verizon Wireless Theater, the Bayou Music Center is a modern concert venue. This music center nestled in the Bayou Place complex features an interesting event line-up and stages performances of renowned artists/bands. In the past, likes of Elton John and Kylie Minogue have rocked its stage. Though primarily it is a concert venue, occasionally Bayou Music Center hosts comedy shows and special events too. The venue capacity is subject to the seating arrangement aligned as per the event held. Call for more details.
Surrounded by illustrious neighbors like the Wortham Center and the admirable Verizon Wireless Theater on the Bayou Place, the Ray C. Fish Plaza does not fail to live up to its beauty of appearance or location. It is by far the best and severely under-utilized open-air venue in the culturally vibrant Theater district of Houston. It was built along with the Wortham Center in 1987 and has hosted several outdoor concerts over the years like the Houston International Jazz Festival. Fish Plaza has the flexibility for different events which several other venues lack.
If you are driving by downtown Houston, this magnificent theater will surely catch your eye. It is the stately home to both the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera. The impressive stage and interior are worth a tour even if you do not have a chance to take in a show. The Nutcracker, produced by the Houston Ballet, is the most popular annual arts show in the city. If opera is your cup of tea, then you will definitely want to pick up some tickets for the latest production.
Brown theatre is located at the state-of-the-art Wortham Theater Center. It is home to the Houston Grand Opera. With a capacity of 2,465, it has become a popular entertainment venue. Watch the classic Romeo and Juliet or enjoy the grace of the Houston Ballet dancers, which form part of its regular lineup.
Sundance Cinemas Houston takes care of all the little annoyances that make going to the movies these days an often burdensome experience. With its policy of reserving actual seats beforehand, Sundance ensures that nobody is going to get stuck in the front row ever again — choose where you want to sit, buy the tickets, then show up about five minutes before the movie starts. Sundance also pays your parking garage fees, so make sure to bring your parking receipt with you into the theater. With capacious, comfy seats, all that's left to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your movie.