Best bets for the week of October 14-20, 2021

On this week’s best bets list, you’ll find festivals, both virtual and in-person. Theater, interior and exterior. Lots of tacos and a bonus for Halloween. Read on for the full list of the best Houston has to offer for the next seven days.

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The Catastrophic Theater Drama Team brought the theater to their home last spring.

Photo by Tasha Gorel

If you haven’t caught the Catastrophic theater‘s Drama Squad, this weekend marks your last chance. Last year, Catastrophic sent teams of artists to meet their audiences in their own courtyards and entrances. Last month, Catastrophic established a Drama Squad residency in The orange show – still out in the open and socially estranged – which comes to an end on October 17. You can get paid tickets for the last three shows here, or you can put on a costume and join Catastrophic on Thursday, October 14 at 7pm when the Drama Squad visits the Cullen Sculpture Garden at Houston Museum of Fine Arts For him Catastrophic Cabaret and Costume Contest.

If you’ve ever wondered what might have happened after Nora closed the door on her old life in A dollhouse, 4th Wall Theater Company opens its season with “an energetic and clever sequel“To Henrik Ibsen”masterpiece and surprise.”Friday, October 15 A dollhouse, part 2 by Lucas Hnath will make its premiere in Houston, and it is a work that “it works as a tribute and a response, casting a critical eye on Nora’s decisions and trying to deal with their consequences.Performances are scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and November 1 at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm through November 6. Tickets are available here for $ 17 to $ 53.

Click to enlarge Tuba Skinny visits Miller Outdoor Theater on Friday.  - PHOTO OF SARAH DANZINGER

Tuba Skinny visits Miller Outdoor Theater on Friday.

Photo by Sarah Danzinger

On Friday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m., the “effortless versatile” members of Skinny Tuba will bring his “breathtakingly deep” Catalogue “of traditional jazz, blues and ragtime songs” to the Miller Open Air Theater stage. The group was formed in 2009 as “a group of young musicians who immigrated to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and met while playing on the streetsAnd he’s been bringing people everywhere to New Orleans ever since. Check in here for a free seat ticket, or pack a blanket or lawn chair and head to the non-ticketed seats on the hill. You can also view this from your home in the Miller Outdoor Theater website, Youtube Channel, or Facebook page.

the Houston Fringe Festival returns to a live, in-person format this year for three nights of showcase-style performances. The list includes live dances from companies such as The Dance Pilot Project and the Dallas-based collective mixed, dance movies of Transitory Sound and Movement Collective and performance artist Brittani Broussard, and much more. Performances are scheduled at 8 pm on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, and at 7:30 pm on Sunday, October 17. At press time, tickets for the Saturday night show are sold out, so hurry up to get your tickets for Friday or Sunday before it’s too late. You can get a ticket for $ 15 here.

Click to enlarge Indulge in taco tastings of Houston's best at Tacolandia this Saturday.  - PHOTO BY ERIC SAUSEDA

Indulge in taco tastings of Houston’s best at Tacolandia this Saturday.

Photo by Eric Sauseda

Although some may question “what fuels America’s love of tacos, ”We say who cares, just give us the tacos. This Saturday, October 16 from 4 to 7 pm you can find yourself in taco paradise during the Houston Press‘annual Tacoland at Buffalo Bayou Water Works. Buy a $ 35 bill now (prices go up on the day of the event) and enjoy unlimited taco samples at the outdoor festival. Or you can leave $ 75 on a VIP ticket for benefits like early entry and access to a VIP-only lounge and restrooms, VIP bar drink tickets, and exclusive taco samples. Take a look at the providers here and a list of things to do here. And note: this one is only 21 years old or older.

Don’t rush to get a tin or aluminum gift to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the East End Street Festival – in fact, don’t even leave your couch. This year’s edition is once again “Live From Home”, that is, the East End Improvements Corporation and the Houston East End Cultural District will present the festival online. On Saturday, October 16, at 5 p.m., join the free three-hour party with the lead artist The Nahuatlatos With Nico, Aztec Dance Taxcayolotl, and Astro inn. You can look in the East End Street Fest website and social platforms, as well as Houston media source and HTV’s public access television channels.

It is not every day that you have the opportunity to listen to a Pulitzer Prize Winning Author whose last book you spent damn about four years upon The New York Times Bestseller list, but that’s exactly what we’ll get on Monday, October 18 at 7pm In printing Give the welcome Anthony Doerr as part of the 2021/2022 Inprint Reading Series Margarett Root Brown. Doerr will join Maggie galehouse in conversation and reading his new novel, Land of the cloud cuckoo, “an epic of the quietest kind, whispering through 600 years in a voice no louder than that of a librarian.”The $ 30 general admission ticket can be purchased hereand includes your own copy of Land of the cloud cuckoo.
They are here …”, So get a head start on Halloween this Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 pm. M. During a free screening of Elf to Market Square Park. The New York Times described the classic 1982 haunted house movie, directed by Tobe Hooper based on a Steven Spielberg story, as a “in which the wishes and fears of childhood are manifested,” and “A thoroughly enjoyable nightmare, one that you know you can always wake up from and one in which, in the end, no one has been permanently harmed.Be sure to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to the outdoor screening.

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