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Music Your Parents Love That’s Actually Worth Listening To

The Weekend Guru’s Top Picks

BY // 09.23.17

Houston’s weekends are packed full of events, but how many of them are truly worthy of your time? PaperCity’s Weekend Guru Matthew Ramirez cuts through the clutter to give you the best options in this weekly series.

Kinetic Formula
Musiqa and Open Dance Project collaborate on a high-energy five-performance evening of premieres starring KINETIC, the conductor-less orchestra. The night, dubbed Bodies in Motion, will feature two new pieces choreographed by Open Dance Project artistic director Annie Arnoult set to string orchestra by Musiqa composers Pierre Jalbert and Marcus Maroney. Guest artist Jane Weiner  founder and director of Hope Stone Dance — will choreograph Lonely Suite; also included will be Arnoult’s piece Stalemate, featuring music by indie star Andrew Bird; and Silent Moon, a duo for violin and cello by composer Augusta Read.

Pierre Jalbert’s String Theory is the culminating collaboration featuring the entire 17-piece string orchestra, incorporating the stunning visual art of H.J. Bott. Saturday, September 23 at The Hobby Center; performance starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are just $20.

You Make My Dreams Come True
The best blue-eyed soul duo to ever do it (and the best-selling duo of all time), Hall & Oates, hit Smart Financial Centre Sunday; performance at 7:30 pm and tickets starting at $59. Bring your parents and come hear “Sara Smile” live, easily their best song.

Reinventing Axl Rose
Who would’ve known that a band of Florida punks who created a bizarro version of Americana would become the band they are today: opening for Green Day, headlining their own arena tours, Laura Jane Grace becoming the voice of a movement, and one of the most successful punk bands of this century. They’ll hit the downstairs at White Oak Music Hall Sunday, September 24, with doors opening at 7 pm and tickets starting at $20.

Holiday Gifting

  • Nocturne Studio
  • Bond No 9 - Candle
  • Oscar De La Renta - Earrings
  • Casa di Lino
  • Cle Du Peau - Lip Gloss
  • Loeffler Randall - Clutch
  • Loeffler Randall - Shoes
  • Cle Du Peau - Nail Polish
  • Mariquite Masterson
  • Bond No 9 - Perfume
  • Oscar De La Renta - Clutch
  • Mariquite Masterson

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