• William Betts is the new interim executive director at DiverseWorks
    Photo by Fulton Davenport: PWL Studio
  • Diane Barber will leave DiverseWorks at the end of September
    Photo by Gary Fountain
  • "City Council Meeting" by Aaron Landsman
  • Zoe Scofield in "A Crack in Everything"

  • Artists in a production of "Cabaret" at the Dallas Theater Center
    Photo by Karen Almond/Dallas Theater Center/Facebook
  • A scene from The Alley Theatre's production of "Wonderland"
    Photo by Michael Daniel
  • The Alley Theatre
    Photo by Alley Theatre
  • Wyly Theater in Dallas
    Photo by Bryan Amann

  • "In "Witness to War" you feel you've entered the inner landscape of a great mindwho has witnessed too much. But what he's seen must be shared."
    Photo via Stadium Museum Houston/Facebook
  • George Gittoes
    Photo by Dallas Kilponen
  • "Witness to War"
    Photo via Stadium Museum Houston/Facebook
  • "Witness to War"
    Photo via Stadium Museum Houston/Facebook
  • Photo via Stadium Museum Houston/Facebook
  • "Witness to War: George Gittoes"
    Photo via Stadium Museum Houston/Facebook

  • Come Fly Away brings together the music of Frank Sinatra and the creative visionof Tony Award-winner Twyla Tharp. The show hits the Hobby Center April 10-15,2012 as part of the Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center 2011-2012 season.
    Original Broadway Cast © 2010, Joan Marcus
  • Marc Bamuthi Joseph, "Life Is Living Festival: Chicago"
    Photo by Bethanie Hines
  • Main Street Theater is looking forward to the most ambitious project in its36-year history: Tom Stoppard’s epic trilogy, The Coast of Utopia.
  • Jermaine Spivey and Martin Schmidt of Matmos in Ayman Harper's The LID atDiverseWorks Jan. 13-14, 2012
    Photo by Tomi Paasonen

  • Tom Stoppard's "Utopia" trilogy won seven Tony Awards for its New Yorkproduction. Now Houston will become the first U.S. city outside of the Big Appleto stage all three productions.
  • The Wonderettes are getting a sequel.
  • Ensemble has a play about the Lotto's "luck."
  • Main Street will put on one about a beloved quarterback who's committed a"senseless crime." Not that it's based on anyone in real life.

  • Backstage tours at The Alley Theatre
    Photo by John Everett
  • Society for the Performing Arts brings The Flying Karamazov Brothers, minglingcomedy, acrobatics, juggling, dancing and music.
  • There's many sides to Da Camera. At the open house, they bring on the jazz.
  • At the Alley Theatre, guests can meet-and-greet with costumed performers, watcha stage combat demo and take a backstage tour.
  • Houston Ballet
    Photo by Amitava Sarkar
  • End the day with a bang. At Jones Hall at 4 p.m. the Houston Symphony closes thefestivities.
    Photo by Leah Polkowske
  • Dominic Walsh Dance
  • Houston Grand Opera
    Photo by Felix Sanchez

12-4 p.m. Sunday

Your cheat sheet to Theater District Open House

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  • Karol Bennett conducting High School Ahead Academy students
    Photo by Chris Becker
  • Educator Rickey Polidore and Walter Smith, curriculum manager for the ElementaryFine Arts
    Photo by Chris Becker
  • From The Menil Collection exhibit, "The Whole World was Watching," Dan Budnik's"Waiting for the Bus"
    © 2010 Hester + Hardaway
  • Joseph Dixon of D-Young Artists Ensemble
    Photo via Art Reach

  • NobleMotion Dance artist Seth McPhail in "Splitting Night: An Evening of Danceand Light"
    Photo by Jacquelyne Boe
  • NobleMotion dancers are covered in lights.
    Photo by Lynn Lane
  • Artists Brittany Thetford, Jared Doster, Jesus Acosta and Shohei Iwahama ofNobleMotion
    Photo by Jeremy Grandberry
  • From Jacob's Pillow, Kidd Pivot in "Dark Matters"
    Photo by Dean Buscher
  • NobleMotion's Brittany Thetford, Brit Wallis, Jesus Acosta and Shohei Iwahama
    Photo by Lynn Lane

  • UH Jazz Quartet played a number of sets during the open house the FIne ArtsQuadrangle
    Photo by William James Gerlich
  • A demonstration of Chuck Ivy's video/electronic project kept people entertainedin between tours and performances in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for theArts.
    Photo by William James Gerlich
  • Glass Mountain's fiction editor Bret Forsberg read his latest short story to acrowd outside the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
    Photo by William James Gerlich
  • Tour guides let groups into the Wortham Theatre for a behind the scenes look atthe stage.
    Photo by William James Gerlich

  • Yuja Wang
  • WindSync
    Photo by Roman Ponomariov
  • Apollo Chamber Players
  • Sharon Isbin and Mark O'Connor
  • Clarinetist Nathan Williams
    Photo courtesy of Nathan Williams

A Chamber of Possibilities

Naked classical music: Your guide to Houston's intimate side

  • I wouldn’t think of missing is "The Tiger Lillies" at the Wortham on Nov. 4,presented by the Society for the Performing Arts and DiverseWorks Art Space.
    Photo by Regis Hertrich
  • It’s with great anticipation that I imagine what "Splitting Night," an entireevening of collaborative pieces by NobleMotion Dance and Choate, will offer onAug. 26 through Sept. 3 at Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex.
  • A production I am particularly eager to see is the Houston Grand Opera'sproduction of Jürgen Flimm and Robert Israel’s version of Ludwig van Beethoven’s"Fidelio," which runs Oct. 28 through November at the Brown Theater in theWortham.
    Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

  • Ashley Browne and Andy Cook in Larry Keigwin's "Air"
    Photo by Tom Caravaglia
  • Seán Patrick Judge and Paul Locklear in The Catastrophic Theatre's production ofMickle Maher's The Strangerer
    Photo by George D. Hixson
  • Houston Ballet will debut at The Joyce Theater in New York City on Oct. 11-16with a program designed to showcase the company’s contemporary repertoire,featuring two pieces commissioned especially for Houston Ballet.
    Photo by Amitava Sarkar
  • Nicholas Leschke, shown here with Mireille Hassenboehler, has moved on fromHouston Ballet to University of Houston to study civil engineering.
    Photo by Amitava Sarkar
  • Paola Georgudis is a rising presence on Houston's dance scene.
    Photo by Lynn Lane
  • Danielle Rowe as the Lilac Fairy and artists of the Houston Ballet in TheSleeping Beauty, choreographed by Ben Stevenson
    Photo by Amitava Sarkar
  • Hana Sakai and Domenico Luciano in Dominic Walsh's Wolfgant
    Photo by Shikama Takashi

  • "Dewberry Patch"
    Photo by Katie Oxford
  • Window at Tejas Antiques in Navasota, with painting "The Cotton Walk" by MollyBee Collins resting on chair
    Photo by Katie Oxford
  • Painting over doorway, "Grandma's Hands" by Molly Bee
    Photo by Katie Oxford
  • "Mission in New Mexico" by Leon Collins
    Photo by Katie Oxford
  • Leon with his "Madame Freeman," the first African-Americn business woman inNavasota, painted on hand-hooked rug made by Pat Shoemake
    Photo by Katie Oxford
  • "The Cotton Walk" by Molly Bee Collins
    Photo by Katie Oxford
  • Leon's "As I Remember," with subjects Leon's great-great-grandmother (Big Mama)and her sister praying in the back yard
    Photo by Katie Oxford
  • "The Cotton Walk," detail
    Photo by Katie Oxford
  • Leon and Molly Bee's "Homestead Sunday," with Leon's work table below and BigMama's chair on the right
    Photo by Katie Oxford
  • "Poak Salad" by Molly Bee
    Photo by Katie Oxford
  • "Another Sweet Song," which Molly Bee and Leon painted together
    Photo by Katie Oxford