No matter how many times Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson sang "The Best Things in Life are Free," surely they didn't take into consideration that love needs diamonds, romance needs roses and that sex needs wine — and that most of us don't believe sentimental nonsense such as this coming from celebs that are rolling in the dough.
But here's something you can believe in, and it's free.
Free Night Houston is making a comeback. Set for Oct. 5 through 21, the Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is in the midst of organizing a two-week fest during which anyone can sign up to sample what's artsy around the Houston region — at no cost.
HAA invites any type of performing organization looking to attract new audiences to participate in Free Night Houston. The initiative strives to "ignite interest and create awareness about the variety of performing arts organizations in the Greater Houston area." What started in Austin, Philadelphia and San Francisco in 2005, in partnership with Theatre Communications Group, has now reached 120 metro centers, more than 700 theaters and performing venues, and has introduced 65,000 art consumers to local, national and international talent.
Organizations hoping to participate in Free Night Houston should contact HAA programs & services coordinator Janel Badrina for more info.
Performing art junkies hoping to grab a free ticket need to sit tight just a bit longer while all the details are being sorted out. Though if you do score some tickets, remember that if you enjoy what you see, there's nothing stopping you from donating what you would have spent on that evening back to the groups that keep Houston's creative economy going.