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BooTown's Second Annual Bash "A celebration of all things wonderful and weird"

BooTown, the arts organization behind the popular monthly Grown-up Storytime does a lot of things well — puppet shows, Benshi shows and bicycling with skirts on. But if there is one thing in

BooTown hosts "Neo-Benshi"

BooTown newest monthly series, Neo-Benshi, will feature works that utilize the benshi technique made famous in BooTown productions such as Mijo, Hug the World and My Last Action Feel

BooTown presents Platahontas

Rudyard's British Pub

BooTown puts a platypus in a precarious position for its latest puppet production. Platahontas uses shadow puppetry to chronicle the life of one of these semi-aquatic mammals after it's kidnapp

BooTown presents My Last Action Feeling

Local performance company BooTown brings back the film Last Action Hero for My Last Action Feeling, the fifth incarnation of the group's Benshi-style performance. In Japan, Benshi performe

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Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events

By Joel Luks

Pencil in having more fun, getting the most out of life and enjoying Houston's full array of affairs in your bucket list of things to do in 2014. The city is teeming with everything from tradit ...

BooTown's presents The Curio Show

Objects are the objective in BooTown's The Curio Show. The local company's latest puppet production tells the stories of some uncanny knick-knacks. As the doors of the titular cases open, t

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Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — sexy ski bunny mingle included

By Joel Luks

Where has this year gone? I suppose the adage "time flies by when you're having fun" is surely true for this year as Houston organizations have offered a record number of things to do ...

First Annual BooTown Bash "An evening of all things weird and wonderful"

After six years of entertaining Houston, BooTown is finally holding its first gala. The theme, in keeping with what seems to be the group's mantra, is "Mix and Match." The evenin

BooTown presents Hug the World: A Benshi Performance inspired by Buffy the Vampire

In Japan, Benshi performers memorize Western movies and then reinterpret the story for an Eastern audience. BooTown changes things up a bit by morphing Buffy's original plot into something enti

BooTown presents Grown-up Storytime Season Seven

Rudyard's British Pub

Grown-up Storytime is a monthly event that features true stories submitted by anyone and everyone, which are then read aloud by BooTown's revolving roster of readers. The stories range from lau

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