Birding, book signing and chamber music: Events around Bellaire, Meyerland and West University in January 2020

Willow Waterhole
Go birding and honor a civic leader at two events at the Willow Waterhole this month. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)

Go birding and honor a civic leader at two events at the Willow Waterhole this month. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)

Check out these community events around the Bellaire, Meyerland and West University area in January 2020.


09: Take in some performance art at the CAMH

Driven Theatre Co. presents “Deferred Landscape: Hexed, Hijacked, and Hopeful,” a performance art piece at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The one-hour show is inspired by Will Boone’s current exhibit at the museum, “The Highway Hex,” which explores the connection between Houston and other cities via highway. Start times 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Free (registration encouraged). 713-284-8250.

09: Meet Democratic candidates for Texas House District 134

The Bayou Blue Dems is partnering with other Democratic organizations to host at forum at Faith Lutheran Church for Lanny Bose, Ann Johnson and Ruby Powers, who are all running in hopes of challenging incumbent state Rep. Sarah Davis, R-West University Place. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 4600 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire.

09 through 19th: Experience ‘Hamlet’ through Hamlet’s eyes

Main Street Theater hosts a unique take on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” a one-man show focusing only on what the titular character experiences. The production is by Guy Roberts of Prague Shakespeare Co. Show times vary. $10-$43. 2540 Times Blvd., Houston. 713-524-3622.

10: Meet a Janis Joplin biographer

Holly George-Warren, a two-time Grammy nominee and author of 16 books, will host a talk and book signing at Brazos Bookstore for “Janis: Her Life and Music,” a biography on the Texas native singer-songwriter who became a countercultural icon in the 1960s. 6:30 p.m. Free to attend; books for signing are $28.99. 2421 Bissonnet St., Houston. 713-523-0701.

18: Scout for birds at Willow Waterhole

The Nature Discovery Center partners with Houston Audubon for monthly bird surveys at Willow Waterhole. 8-10:30 a.m. Free. 5310 S. Willow Drive, Houston. 713-667-6550.

19: Learn how to perform mental health first aid

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston hosts a daylong workshop on the five steps to offer help to young people possibly experiencing a mental illness or a crisis. Advance registration is required. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 5603 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston. 713-729-7000.

21 Listen to a quartet in concert

Chamber Music Houston hosts the Telegraph Quartet, a San Francisco-based group, for a performance at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall in the Shepherd School of Music.

7:30-9:30 p.m. $20-$85. 6100 Main St., Houston. 713-348-5400.

26: Attend the grand opening of Willow Waterhole pavilion

A ceremony will honor longtime Westbury resident and civic leader Dabney Kennedy, namesake of the Dabney Kennedy Scout Pavilion at Willow Waterhole, which will be formally unveiled as well. 4 p.m. 5310 S. Willow Drive, Houston.

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