May 18th, 2011
The Look Ahead: I Am Barbie, Art Car Weekend and Gonzolandia Rock N’ Roll Circus
We almost forgot. There is stuff to do this week. It’s not all work and despair? No. Let’s hope not.
We’ve got a little bit of culture for you to check out this week. Live Music meets Art Cars meets Theatre. Gotta love it.
I Am Barbie a Main Street Theater Production
Girls want to be her, boys want to be with her. Barbie has tickled the minds of everyone for fifty years and now she’s alive. Barbie has found a stage at Main Street Theater. The play by Walston Beacham is enjoying its world premier at Main Street Theater and will run through May 29th. It’s never too early or late to catch up with an American icon.
[Above photo cred - Costume designer: Macy Perrone | Photo by RicOrnelProductions | Ivy Castle-Rush as Barbie]
Where: All over Houston
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 20th, 21st and 22nd
How Much: $25 now $30 at door (Art Car Ball) | Sneak Peek and Parade are Free
Scoop’d From: Being a Houstonian
How could we forget the Orange Show’s Art Car Parade? This weekend is one of Houston’s biggest. Houstonians pick one weekend every year to wear their freak flags on their sleeves cars. You see them driving or parked around all year long, but for one solid day of parading entertainment all the art cars get together for their procession. You don’t want to miss it.
Featuring the throwback rock-n-roll sound of Amplified Heat, Continental Club will be on notice to contain the energy this Saturday. With openers The Ripe and, one of our favorites, The Happen-ins (pictured above), this is shaping up to be a necessary show for the live music lover in your life.