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See Lizards, Snails, Snakes and More at "Amber Secrets, Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs"

at Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 05
FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

Imagine seeing the scales on a snake that's millions of years old, the veins of a leaf that fell centuries ago, the eight many-jointed legs of a mite. And are those feathers from dinosaurs? Or birds f... [more+]

Imagine seeing the scales on a snake that's millions of years old, the veins of a leaf that fell centuries ago, the eight many-jointed legs of a mite. And are those feathers from dinosaurs? Or birds from the Cretaceous age? At "Amber Secrets, Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs", you'll see all and then decide for yourself. Except in the rarest cases, the fossilization process is not a gentle one -- it favors the largest and most durable. Delicate or small things are "forgotten" by the process. But amber served as a natural sticky trap for capturing a portion of the ecosystem that could not be preserved in such detail in any other manner. This exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science features over 100 of some of the most exquisite specimens dating as far back as 99 million years ago, including such highlights as feathers and lizards. Each polished translucent gem provides a window to the time of the dinosaurs. [less-]

"Sunday on the Rocks": Dark Comedy by the Creator of "Smash"

at Obsidian Theater, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 17
Wed, January 18
Mon, January 23
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Tue, January 17
Wed, January 18
Mon, January 23
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

A little early morning scotch fuels some fast and furious conversation among four very different single women all living under one roof in "Sunday on the Rocks", a dark comedy from award-winning playw... [more+]

A little early morning scotch fuels some fast and furious conversation among four very different single women all living under one roof in "Sunday on the Rocks", a dark comedy from award-winning playwright and creator of TV's "Smash", Theresa Rebeck. Over the course of two acts, the thirtysomething foursome discuss, debate, divulge, gossip and drink their way through secrets, ghosts of their past and glimpses of their future (brought into sharp focus when one announces an unwanted pregnancy). Now presented at Houston's Obsidian Theater, "Sunday on the Rocks" tells a story of home, friendship and family as the group works toward accepting the realities of this unforgettable day that will change all of their lives forever. [less-]

"Friends" Obsession Turns Hilariously Sinister in "Insomnia Cafe"

at Obsidian Theater, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Thu, January 19
Sat, January 21
Sun, January 22
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

Consumed by their obsession with the wildly popular television sitcom "Friends", a couple of crazed fans -- who couldn't care less that it's been more than a decade since the series ended -- will go t... [more+]

Consumed by their obsession with the wildly popular television sitcom "Friends", a couple of crazed fans -- who couldn't care less that it's been more than a decade since the series ended -- will go to extreme lengths to live a carbon-copy lifestyle of the show. In fact, they're willing to kidnap their very own "Chandler" in order to achieve their fantasy life ... but will it be enough? Can laughter really drown out fear? A violently funny look at sitcomphilia, this Cone Man Running Productions presentation of Breanna Bietz's "Insomnia Cafe" will be there for you at Houston's Obsidian Theater. [less-]

Bewitching Romantic Comedy "Bell, Book and Candle"

at Playhouse 1960, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Fri, January 27
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Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
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FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

A playful, romantic winter romp set during the Christmas season, "Bell, Book & Candle" is a famed '50s-era comedy which partly inspired the TV series "Bewitched". Gillian, a free-spirited white witch,... [more+]

A playful, romantic winter romp set during the Christmas season, "Bell, Book & Candle" is a famed '50s-era comedy which partly inspired the TV series "Bewitched". Gillian, a free-spirited white witch, lives in Greenwich Village. Unlucky in love and unsettled in life, she discovers her handsome neighbor Shepherd's going to marry an old rival of hers. Gillian casts a love spell on him to thwart her enemy, but when she starts to fall for him herself, she faces a tough choice, as witches who choose love are doomed to lose their magical powers permanently. This play adds a little magic to your life at Playhouse 1960 in Houston. [less-]

ComedySportz Houston: Fast and Funny Improv Comedy Competition

at CSz Arena, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Fri, January 27
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Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Fri, January 27
Sat, January 28
Fri, February 03
Sat, February 04
Fri, February 10
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Fri, February 24
Sat, February 25
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Fri, March 24
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Fri, March 31
Sat, April 01
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FULL PRICE: $20
OFFER PRICE: $10

If you like the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family, now running at the CSz Arena. See two teams b... [more+]

If you like the TV show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" then you'll love ComedySportz Houston, a fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family, now running at the CSz Arena. See two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot with audience participation and suggestions incorporated into the act. With the help of a referee, the audience will generate suggestions for improv games and determine the winner. Fast, fun and interactive, no two shows are alike. [less-]

Heartwarming Broadway Comedy "A Thousand Clowns"

at Theatre Southwest, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

A non-conformist comedy writer fights to keep custody of his pre-teen nephew while clinging to his iconoclastic New York lifestyle in this popular and award-winning Broadway comedy by Herb Gardner ("I... [more+]

A non-conformist comedy writer fights to keep custody of his pre-teen nephew while clinging to his iconoclastic New York lifestyle in this popular and award-winning Broadway comedy by Herb Gardner ("I'm Not Rappaport"). Tired of writing tired old gags for a kids' show, the middle-aged Murray finds himself happily unemployed until Social Services drops by to make sure he's providing a good home for his nephew Nick, forcing him to man up and reconsider his unconventional life choices. Houston's Theatre Southwest presents this heartwarming comedy about the importance of family -- in whatever form. [less-]

"Matt & Ben": Mindy Kaling's Gender-Bending Parody About "Good Will Hunting"

at Stages Repertory Theatre--Yeager Theatre, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Sun, January 22
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Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Sun, January 22
Fri, January 27
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Sun, January 29
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

It's no surprise that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became movie stars after showing off their acting skills in "Good Will Hunting". The shocker is that they also wrote the critically acclaimed screenpla... [more+]

It's no surprise that Matt Damon and Ben Affleck became movie stars after showing off their acting skills in "Good Will Hunting". The shocker is that they also wrote the critically acclaimed screenplay. Unable to believe that claim, comedian Mindy Kaling ("The Office, The Mindy Project") and "her" bestie, actress Brenda Withers, created this hilarious comedy that explains the "true" origin of the Academy Award-winning screenplay. In this clever re-imagining of the events that led to the creation of the film, the screenplay for "Good Will Hunting" drops mysteriously from the heavens and the boys realize they're being tested by a higher power. Over the course of one long Saturday in Somerville, the pair will fight, reminisce and hallucinate a lot more than normal when confronted with the screenplay that will change their lives. Don't miss this affectionate riff on a legendary bromance as Rogue Productions brings "Matt & Ben" to Stages Repertory Theatre - Yeager Theatre in Houston. [less-]

"Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage": Your Fave Romance Is Back

at Smart Financial Centre , Sugar Land
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Sun, January 22
FULL PRICE: $56.80 - $102.16
OFFER PRICE: $34.08 - $71.51

Nobody puts this musical in the corner! Reimagined for the stage by the film's screenwriter, "Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage" features amped-up versions of the film's smokin' hot dancing an... [more+]

Nobody puts this musical in the corner! Reimagined for the stage by the film's screenwriter, "Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage" features amped-up versions of the film's smokin' hot dancing and classic songs, from "Hungry Eyes" and "Hey! Baby" to the triumphant showstopper, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." "Dirty Dancing" tells the story of privileged teen Baby, a lifelong daddy's girl who becomes infatuated with the rough-and-tumble Johnny Castle, a dance instructor from the wrong side of the tracks whom she meets during a family vacation at the Catskills. You'll have the time of your life at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land as you take in all the passionate movement and sizzling romance that have made "Dirty Dancing" one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories -- and steamiest dance films -- of all time. [less-]

Neil Simon's Tale of Enduring Love: "Rose and Walsh"

at Theatre Suburbia, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Fri, January 27
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Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Fri, January 27
Sat, January 28
Fri, February 03
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FULL PRICE: $16
OFFER PRICE: $8

By celebrated comedic writer Neil Simon ("The Odd Couple", "The Goodbye Girl"), "Rose and Walsh" follows two great literary figures and their enduring relationship. Rose receives visits from Walsh, th... [more+]

By celebrated comedic writer Neil Simon ("The Odd Couple", "The Goodbye Girl"), "Rose and Walsh" follows two great literary figures and their enduring relationship. Rose receives visits from Walsh, the love of her life, until one day Walsh has to leave forever, but he makes her a proposal that could change everything. The comic exploration of lasting love comes to Theatre Suburbia in Houston. [less-]

Joke Joint Comedy Showcase: Local Stand-Ups and Touring Comics Perform

at Joke Joint Comedy Showcase , Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Fri, January 27
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Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Fri, January 27
Fri, January 27
Sat, January 28
Thu, February 02
Fri, February 03
Fri, February 03
Sat, February 04
Sat, February 04
Mon, February 06
Thu, February 09
Fri, February 10
Fri, February 10
Sat, February 11
Thu, March 02
Fri, March 03
Fri, March 03
Sat, March 04
Thu, March 09
Fri, March 10
Fri, March 10
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FULL PRICE: $11 - $20
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $10

See Houston-area favorites as well as fantastic comedians from all over the country at the Joke Joint Comedy Showcase. You never know who will pop up at this intimate club -- you could find yourself s... [more+]

See Houston-area favorites as well as fantastic comedians from all over the country at the Joke Joint Comedy Showcase. You never know who will pop up at this intimate club -- you could find yourself seeing the next big comics before they become household names or catching comedy favorites at their prime. Either way you can enjoy a delicious specialty cocktail, tasty appetizer and, of course, plenty of laughs when you take in a show at the Joke Joint in Houston. [less-]

Hitchcock Thriller "The 39 Steps" Reimagined as Madcap Comedy

at Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center, Katy
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 20
Sat, January 21
Sun, January 22
FULL PRICE: $18
OFFER PRICE: $9

This clever comic stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "The 39 Steps" turns a handful of actors into more than 150 zany characters with a mix of film-noir panache, spy-novel thrills and mor... [more+]

This clever comic stage adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller "The 39 Steps" turns a handful of actors into more than 150 zany characters with a mix of film-noir panache, spy-novel thrills and more than a touch of Monty Python-esque absurdity. The two-time winner of both Tony and Drama Desk Awards, "The 39 Steps" is a fast-paced and funny whodunit about a man accused of a murder he didn't commit, who flees from the authorities and encounters a string of hair-raising adventures, as well as an unlikely love connection. Join the actors of the Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center as they reenact the entire story, gleefully portraying the many spies, villains and other intriguing characters that inhabit this action- and laugh-packed world. [less-]

"Odd Squad Live!": PBS Kids' Show Brings STEM to the Stage

at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, January 21
FULL PRICE: $32.25 - $60.75
OFFER PRICE: $15.50 - $28

Winner of multiple Daytime Emmy Awards, PBS' "Odd Squad" has been helping kids develop their STEM skills with fun, exciting adventures. Now your kids can join the action with the "Odd Squad Live!" at ... [more+]

Winner of multiple Daytime Emmy Awards, PBS' "Odd Squad" has been helping kids develop their STEM skills with fun, exciting adventures. Now your kids can join the action with the "Odd Squad Live!" at Houston's Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Featuring an original script and new music, including songs by the show's resident boy band Soundcheck, this live show is a kid-focused spy adventure complete with fantastic gadgets and dastardly villains. Your family will follow the cast of whiz kid agents through all their crazy capers. And with the embedded math lessons geared toward kids 4 to 8, your child will learn valuable STEM strategies along the way. [less-]

Kurt Vonnegut's "Who Am I This Time (& Other Conundrums of Love)"

at Stages Repertory Theatre--Arena Theater, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Wed, January 25
Thu, January 26
Sat, January 28
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Wed, January 25
Thu, January 26
Sat, January 28
Wed, February 01
Thu, February 02
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FULL PRICE: $33 - $34
OFFER PRICE: $16.50

In novels like "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle", Kurt Vonnegut tackled some of life's biggest questions with unequaled wit and humanity. So who better to reveal all the complexities of love, f... [more+]

In novels like "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle", Kurt Vonnegut tackled some of life's biggest questions with unequaled wit and humanity. So who better to reveal all the complexities of love, from its awkwardness to its poignancy? In "Who Am I This Time (& Other Conundrums of Love)", acclaimed playwright Aaron Posner adapts three of Vonnegut's short stories for a smart and charmingly funny look at finding -- and keeping -- love. The story takes place on the stage of The North Crawford Mask & Wig Club ("the finest community theatre in central Connecticut!"), and follows three different couples through the confusion of romance. Now Stages Repertory Theatre brings "Who Am I This Time" to Houston. [less-]

Magician, Musician & Comedian Ben Jackson

at La Colombe d'Or Hotel , Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 27
Fri, January 27
Sat, January 28
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Fri, January 27
Fri, January 27
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Sat, January 28
Fri, February 24
Fri, February 24
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FULL PRICE: $50
OFFER PRICE: $30

Ben Jackson is good with his hands -- whether he's executing fast-fingered close-up illusions at premier social events and cocktail parties, giving private instruction as Joseph Gordon-Levitt's hand d... [more+]

Ben Jackson is good with his hands -- whether he's executing fast-fingered close-up illusions at premier social events and cocktail parties, giving private instruction as Joseph Gordon-Levitt's hand double in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" or dazzling audiences with his piano playing. An international champion magician and first-place winner of the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, Jackson has appeared with David Copperfield on "The Today Show" and now brings his numerous talents to Houston's La Colombe d'Or for his show "Magic, Music & Mayhem!" This 90-minute theatrical experience blends Jackson's quick-witted comedy, piano skills and incredible sleight-of-hand magic for an evening of sophisticated tomfoolery that you won't be able to stop talking about. [less-]

"Spring Awakening": A Bold New Take on the Hit Coming-of-Age Rock Musical

at EaDo Playhouse , Houston
OFFER DATES:
Fri, January 27
Sat, January 28
Sun, January 29
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Fri, January 27
Sat, January 28
Sun, January 29
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Sat, February 04
Sun, February 05
Fri, February 10
Sat, February 11
Sun, February 12
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FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Based on a German play that shocked and scandalized 19th-century audiences, "Spring Awakening" took Broadway by storm when it premiered, winning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Punctuated b... [more+]

Based on a German play that shocked and scandalized 19th-century audiences, "Spring Awakening" took Broadway by storm when it premiered, winning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Punctuated by an electrifying and hauntingly beautiful rock score by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, this bold drama captures the timeless and turbulent experience of adolescence, following a group of teens as they navigate the confusing and often troubled waters of their budding sexuality in a strict, conservative society. This show's sharply drawn characters grapple with issues like teenage angst, suicide, pregnancy and identity -- topics that remain as timely and relevant as ever. Don't miss this innovative new production of the unforgettable musical at the EaDo Playhouse, Houston's newest performance venue. [less-]

"American Idol" Winner Scotty McCreery

at Arena Theatre, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, January 28
FULL PRICE: $33 - $43
OFFER PRICE: $16.50 - $21.50

The world got its first introduction to country singer Scotty McCreery when he won the 10th season of "American Idol" in 2011. That same year he released his certified platinum debut album, "Clear as ... [more+]

The world got its first introduction to country singer Scotty McCreery when he won the 10th season of "American Idol" in 2011. That same year he released his certified platinum debut album, "Clear as Day", which he followed up with "Christmas With Scotty McCreery" in 2012 and "See You Tonight" in 2013. Claiming musical influences from Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty and Elvis Presley, McCreery has cultivated a fresh and unique country sound that's landed several of his songs on the "Billboard" Country charts. Now you can see him onstage at the Arena Theatre in Houston. [less-]

"The Dinner Detective": An Interactive Mystery Dinner Show

at Doubletree Hotel, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, January 28
Sat, February 11
Tue, February 14
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Sat, January 28
Sat, February 11
Tue, February 14
Sat, February 25
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FULL PRICE: $87.95
OFFER PRICE: $52.77

Named Best Dinner Show in Los Angeles and Denver four years running, "The Dinner Detective" comes to Houston to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic... [more+]

Named Best Dinner Show in Los Angeles and Denver four years running, "The Dinner Detective" comes to Houston to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you! The evening kicks off with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. [less-]

Mosaic Hub Variety Shows: Houston's Top Talent

at Hub Studio, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Sat, January 28
Sat, February 18
Sat, February 18
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Sat, January 28
Sat, February 18
Sat, February 18
Sat, March 11
Fri, March 17
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FULL PRICE: $30
OFFER PRICE: $15

They say everything's bigger in Texas -- including the talent -- and The Mosaic Hub in Houston is out to prove it with their monthly themed variety shows. Always filled with top-notch entertainment, t... [more+]

They say everything's bigger in Texas -- including the talent -- and The Mosaic Hub in Houston is out to prove it with their monthly themed variety shows. Always filled with top-notch entertainment, these ever-changing events boast an impressive mix of acts, from music and dance to comedy and spoken-word performers and beyond. There are several family editions sprinkled throughout the year as well, plus a portion of the proceeds goes to charity. [less-]

"Pippin": The High-Flying, Tony-Winning Musical Sensation

at The Grand, Galveston Island
OFFER DATES:
Sun, January 29
Sun, January 29
FULL PRICE: $35 - $40
OFFER PRICE: $12.25 - $20

The dazzling new production of "Pippin" that won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical now makes its way to The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston Island. This updated version of the Broa... [more+]

The dazzling new production of "Pippin" that won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical now makes its way to The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston Island. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with amazing acrobatics and magical feats, along with the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, the award-winning composer of "Wicked" and "Godspell". With classic songs like "Corner of the Sky," "No Time at All," "Magic to Do" and "Extraordinary," as well as re-created versions of Bob Fosse's original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of "Pippin" tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. He encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. [less-]

"The Crash": Save the World From Digital Disaster in One Hour

at Room Escape Time, Houston
OFFER DATES:
Tue, January 31
FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $20

In "The Crash", the world is descending into chaos as the internet is shutting down across the globe. Your group of four to 10 people is approached by a mysterious stranger who offers you an opportuni... [more+]

In "The Crash", the world is descending into chaos as the internet is shutting down across the globe. Your group of four to 10 people is approached by a mysterious stranger who offers you an opportunity to save the world by entering the digital realm. It's high-tech hysteria at Houston's Room Escape Time. You have 60 minutes to find the source bringing the system to a halt and save the world, or be stuck in the system forever. [less-]

 

 

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