Entertainment and nightlife
There's no shortage of things to do in Houston; just check the listings in the free
music have been significant in the city since a wave of migration from rural Louisiana in the early 1960s; and there's a strong
tradition, while rootsy Texan
is another favorite. The Montrose area supports a very visible
scene, and most of the clubs tend to be very male-dominated.
Miller Outdoor Theatre
in Hermann Park, at 2020 Hermann Drive (tel 713/284-8354), has free symphony concerts, swing and opera on summer evenings, a "Juneteenth Blues" festival and a Shakespeare Festival in August. Downtown's
holds considerable options including the nationally renowned
at 615 Texas Ave (tel 713/228-8421,
), which offers last-minute discount seats, and the
Wortham Theater Center
, on the same street, is home to Houston's opera and ballet companies.
at Bagby between Texas and Capitol streets, is a relatively new - and ever-expanding - entertainment and restaurant complex that used to be a convention hall; one of its more interesting residents is the
Angelika Film Center
), a multiscreen cinema complex that shows many art movies and has a good late night coffee house.
Other useful information
for tourists (each section contains more specific sub-sections):