Arts Things to Do in Houston in March

We’re getting ready to go out and do our rounds during rodeo season. The month of March is filled with a multitude of exciting artistic and cultural events. Reminiscing about our favorite Pixar movies on a date while playing putt golf in Discovery Green seems like a great way to spend an evening in Houston. Or, enjoy a concert at the MFAH, not to mention March’s raison d’être: the rodeo!

Yeah, there’s plenty to do.

Here’s our list of very artistic things we’re looking forward to this month. Mark your calendars:

In Gallery Concert at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston on March 3, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Inspired by the art of Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, Da Camera Young Artists will play music in this free concert in the gallery. The show will be presented in the MFAH Kinder Building lower level. Admission to the museum is free on Thursdays and timed tickets can be booked here.

No-No Boy at Concertt at the Asia Society Texas Center on March 4, 7:30 p.m.

Julian Saporiti, Nashville-born musician (aka No-no boy) is designed to provide an immersive storytelling experience that explores the diverse traditions and histories of Asian American music. Tickets are $25 for non-members and $15 for members and students. The performance will be followed by a reception at 9 p.m.

nights like this at Theory Studios on March 4, 9 p.m.

Imagine if London’s Boiler Room landed in Houston. This bi-monthly gathering is a sound and art experience in Houston’s Third Ward. For its third edition, nights like this will feature local DJ Lonny and Morgan Morganalongside the special guest Ella Ella from Austin. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here.

Sense and sensitivity at the Alley Theater from March 4 to 27

A new twist on Jane Austen’s novel follows the lives of fortunes and misfortunes of two sisters after the sudden death of their beloved father. Adapted by American playwright Kate Hamill, Sense and sensitivity is a youthful version of a classic.

Dan Santat Virtual reading event hosted by Inprint Houston on March 6, 4 p.m.

Inprint welcomes American author and illustrator Dan Santat to a kid-centric virtual event around his new graphic novel the aquanaut. Young participants are encouraged to send short video messages with questions, in exchange for a free book, by Tuesday, March 1.

BLCK market Pop-up on March 12, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Located in the new Midway East River Shopping Complexthe monthly BLCK market pop-up is the place to find and buy black-owned businesses. This large-scale gathering will feature live music and food trucks. After years of traveling to different places, the market will be planted at 49 Bayou Street until November.

destination celebration at the Children’s Museum Houston from March 12 to 19

What better place to spend spring break than the Houston Children’s Museum for destination celebration, a week-long adventure program. Activities run all day and are included in general admission. Tickets start at $12 for children and adults.

Virtual Realities: The Art of MC Escher from the Michael S. Sachs Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston opening March 13

Enter the world of the Dutch graphic designer M. C. Esher in this great exhibition. Esher is known for merging math with science and art to create visions of other realities. Visit galleries filled with over 400 works of art, from drawings to paintings, sketchbooks and more.

Boyfriend and Colin James at the Houston of Blues on March 19

blues giant Boyfriend will be joined by Canadian artist Colin James for a soulful evening at the House of Blues. Tickets range from $39.50 to $99.50 and are on sale now with limited availability.

ISHIDA dance companyfrom March 17 to 20

After months of delays due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the ISHIDA dance company is gearing up for its Houston premiere. The beauty of contemporary dance is in the spotlight at MATCH Theater in Midtown. Tickets start at $60.

Putting Pixar at Discovery Green until March 20

Spring is the best time to visit Discovery green. Putting Pixar is an immersive experience for all ages and features holes inspired by some of Disney/Pixar’s most popular movies, including Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and many more. Golfers 18 and over can enjoy Pixar putt after dark every Thursday-Friday until 11 p.m. Tickets start at $26 and can be purchased here.

hamilton at the Hobby Center until March 20

Hamilton made a big comeback in Houston earlier this week. Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Broadway musical tells the story of America through the eyes of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. A dynamic cast, genre-blending score, and dynamic choreography combine to create a historic, award-winning production that every American should see.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Park until March 20

RodeoHouston has a full range for this year’s rodeo concerts in March, including performances by Keith Urban, Gwen Steffani, Brad Paisley and Bun B Historic takeover of H-Town. Tickets are still available here and from $20.

Kenny G. Concert at Cullen Performance Hall on March 23

As part of his New standards tour, renowned saxophonist Kenny G. come to Cullen Performance Hall to celebrate the release of their first album in six years. The record stayed on the charts for nine weeks right after its December 2021 release. Tickets are nearly sold out, but available here.

William Clark Green performing at White Oak Music Hall on March 25

American artist born in Texas William Clark Green celebrate the release of their new album Hotel Baker. Tickets start at $17 for general admission and can be purchased here.

Bayou City Arts Festival at Memorial Park from March 25 to 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

the Bayou City Arts Festival returns for its 50th consecutive year with a host of creative artisans and vendors. Browse over 300 artists and purchase artwork for your collection. The festival always needs volunteers aged 13 and over; to visit here for more information.

This magic moment at the Petroleum Club in Houston on March 27, 6 p.m.

the Houston Chamber Choir hosts its 25th annual gala to celebrate and raise funds for continued music and educational programming. The evening will pay tribute to Robert and Marianna Parnas-Simpson and will include a private reception and an evening of live entertainment.

Houston Jewish Film Festival at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center from March 26 to April 6

Moviegoers of all ages are invited to take part in Jewish and Israeli films during this year Jewish Film Festival. The event returns for its 18th year and will open with Persian lessons, which tells the story of a Jewish man posing as an Iranian to save himself from the Nazis. Screenings will take place in person, outdoors and virtually. Passes start at $83 for members, $130 for non-members and can be purchased here.

An extraordinary knightArs Lyrica Houston at Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center on March 27 at 2:30 p.m.

Travel back in time with classical music through this special concert by the talented Houston Orchestra Lyrical Ars. Baroque violinists Cynthia Roberts and Elizabeth Blumenstock will take the stage with arrangements by Mozart and one of his major influences, Joseph of Bologna. The concert takes place in person and will be available to stream online. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased here.

Women, Music and Films of the Oscars at the Rooftop Cinema Club until March 31

Rooftop movie club has a stacked schedule of showings. Highlights include bad girls, Selena, Disable it, Ratatouille, as well as many other classics and novelties. Tickets, movies and show times can be found here.

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