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  • CityCentre's fireworks display
  • The Capitol at St. Germain
    The Capitol at St. Germain/Facebook
  • Hudson Lounge
  • 13 celsius
    Photo by Debora Smail at realityphotography.net
  • MKT Bar at Phoenecia
    Courtesy photo
  • Marfreless Bar
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  • New Year's Eve fireworks at Discovery Green
    Photo by © Hall Puckett

  • FrenetiCore's & Houston Zombie Walk's "Apocalypse Ball" includes performancesby FrenetiCore Dance, fire dancing by ChinaCat Dance and a burlesque show by DemDamn Dames.
    Photo by Lynn Lane Photography
  • White Linen Night is all about "Local Faces, Local Flavor, Local Fun," andfeatures what's lovely about the spirit of this charming neighborhood.
    Courtesy Photo
  • The 22nd Annual Houston International Jazz Festival begins with a kickoffparty-cum-concert at Red Cat Cafe Thursday, featuring the smooth, soulful sexysax of Theresa Grayson.

  • The folk art enviroment crafted by postman Jeff McKissack, The Orange ShowMonument, turns into a season kickoff party, an amusing Easter egg hunt and ahands-on trophy making workshop for the Art Car Parade.
    Photo by Richard Tomcala/OneImagines
  • This weekend, the Orange Show Eyeopener Tour sets out to prove the connectionbetween art and science with a five-hour trek around Houston's renowned medicalcenters and research labs.
  • Started in 1979, Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiencesabout issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worthpreserving and conversations worth sustaining.
  • Music Kristine Mills wrote, recorded, performed and produced is featured in ACollector's Waltz, a Michel Muelle film. Alongside Tommy "TJ" James and bassistDavid Craig, this concert at Cezanne also features a song written in the memoryof Holly Rose.
  • Houston Children's Festival includes 10 Family Adventure Zones, five stages andover 300 games, rides and activities.
    Photo by Mauro Gomez

  • What's better than Flavin and solo musical improvisations Nameless Sound's'Sources and Echoes: A Decade of Musical Improvisation in Houston" is set for 7p.m. Saturday at Menil's Richmond Hall.
  • The Apollo Chamber Players will rock out to Shostakovich in "From Russia withLove." The musicians will bring out the Russian's rich framework and folkinfluences. That's what Apollo does best.
    Photo by Chris Detrick
  • What will be uncovered at The Heritage Society’s "Finding maS notsuoH" HistoricScavenger Hunt?
  • The main attraction at the Bayou City Art Festival are the 17 differentcategories of art — from paintings to pottery to sculpture to mixed media — andthe featured artist, printmaker Tanya Doskova.
  • Ballet Barre's "A Dinner in Four Acts" is chaired by Beth Zdeblick and includesa cocktail reception and a silent auction.
  • Marina Zurkow, Still from Mesocosm (Wink, Texas), 2012, software-drivenanimation, color and sound

  • Diotima Quartet: Paris-Houston (April 9) includes the world premiere of RichardLavenda's String Quintet.
  • Jerusalem String Quartet's Shostakovich Cycle: Parts I and II (Oct. 15-16)begins chronologically with quartets one through six and the complete set of 15will continue in future seasons.
    Photo by Vera Reider
  • Da Camera's early music fix is quenched with another Houston debut.: Le PoèmeHarmoniques "Venezia" (March 9).
  • Da Camera is taking jazz mavens to the concert stage. The series begins withCassandra Wilson (Oct. 20).
  • Making his Da Camera debut is trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire (Dec. 1) and quintet.
  • Houston drummer Eric Harland Voyager (April 19) closes the jazz series.
    Photo by Katharina Lohmann
  • Chucho Valdes
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  • St. Lawrence String Quartet
    Photo by Marco Borggreve
  • Kaija Saariaho
  • Eliot Fisk
    Photo by Jesse Weiner
  • Bill Frisell

  • The 2012 Houston International Festival highlights the culture of South Americawith a focus on Argentina.
  • Los Lonely Boys
    Photo via The Ringing Ear
  • War
    Photo by Gregory Springer
  • Steel Pulse
    Photo by Michael Benesch

  • Now a yearly tradition at MFAH, the Iranian Film Festival begins on Thursday.
  • High school the way it was supposed to be. Fun and everyone is popular. TheHouston Young People for the Arts Gala honors Sophia Arabani, Paul Pettie andBrian Thorp.
  • Love trees. Then roll-up your sleeves and help at the 26th Annual Arbor DayCelebration.
    Photo by Geoff Sloan
  • Aperio, Music of the Americas will take on the American romantic composersincluding Arthur Foote, Charles Martin Loeffler and Amy Beach.
  • English Taste at Rienzi recreates an 18th century British feast. Foodie Festputs chef Monica Pope's culinary skills to the test.
    Photo by Joel Luks