To-do list: 10 April events, concerts and exhibits around the Heights-River Oaks-Montrose area

Raul Malo, frontman of Grammy-winning band The Mavericks, brings his solo performance to the Heights Theater for three nights of performances. (Courtesy Heights Theater)
Raul Malo, frontman of Grammy-winning band The Mavericks, brings his solo performance to the Heights Theater for three nights of performances. (Courtesy Heights Theater)

Raul Malo, frontman of Grammy-winning band The Mavericks, brings his solo performance to the Heights Theater for three nights of performances. (Courtesy Heights Theater)

Check out these live music options, community events, fundraisers and more events around the Heights-River Oaks-Montrose area this month.

April

10: Beatles Cover Band

Beatles cover band Beetle will perform at Marmion Park as a part of an outdoor concert series organized by the Houston Heights Association. The show is the second of three monthly performances. More details about a May 8 concert are forthcoming. Social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols are enforced. 3-5 p.m. Free. 1800 Heights Blvd., Houston. 713-861-4002. www.houstonheights.com

10: Levy Park concert series


Upper Kirby’s Levy Park continues its concert series with the John Richardson Band. Visitors can listen to the band at the park and purchase food and drinks from park-side restaurant Love Shack. Woodshed Smokehouse, adjacent to the park, is also open for reservations on its expanded patio and takes to-go orders. Blankets are permitted, but guests cannot bring chairs or furniture. COVID-19 social distancing and mask-wearing are enforced. 5-7 p.m. Free. 713-522-7275. 3801 Eastside St., Houston. www.levyparkhouston.org

10 and 30: Support black businesses

The BLCK Market Houston takes shape on the first Friday and second Saturday of each month at the Buffalo Soldier Museum. The market features local Black vendors selling food, produce and a variety of products. The market also allows vendors to sell products on its website. 1-5 p.m. Free (entry, suggested $5 donation). 3816 Caroline St., Houston. www.blckmarkethouston.com

17: Read Southall Band at White Oak Music Hall

Read Southall Band, a country music group, will perform a socially distanced show at White Oak Music Hall’s lawn. The lawn is equipped with “pods” for individual parties to occupy while maintaining distance from other guests to best comply with COVID-19 safety measures. 7 p.m. $180-$225 (pods of six tickets). 2915 N. Main St., Houston. 713-237-0370. www.whiteoakmusichall.com

17: Memli Coffee tasting

Memli Coffee, which roasts its coffee in River Oaks, hosts a monthly tasting at the downtown coworking space The Annex HTX. A limited number of guests will sample eight brews over a two-hour class. Memli supplies to several local coffee shops and the Houston Texans. 1 p.m. $35. 2007 Commerce St., Houston. www.memlicoffee.com

Through April 24: 'Obras' exhibit

Texas-based Celia Álvarez Muñoz, a recipient of Art League Houston’s lifetime achievement award, presents an exhibit at the organization’s Montrose headquarters. By appointment only, visitors can view the exhibit, “Obras,” which features mixed-media work combining photography and design. Free. 1953 Montrose Blvd., Houston. 713-523-9530. www.artleaguehouston.org

27: Luncheon for a Houston Without Homelessness

SEARCH, an organization responsible for helping Houstonians find permanent housing, will host its biannual fundraising effort at Silver Street Studios in Sawyer Yards. The 2021 Luncheon for a Houston Without Homelessness takes place both via livestream and in person with the in-person event limited to two guests per table to accommodate COVID-19 safety precautions. 11:30 a.m. $500-$25,000. 713-739-7752. 2000 Edwards St., Houston. www.searchhomeless.org

April 27-28: Raul Malo in concert

Raul Malo, frontman of Grammy-winning band The Mavericks, brings his solo performance to the Heights Theater for three nights of performances. The genre-fluid artist brings together Latin, rock and country alongside special guest Whitney Rose. 5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. $34-$544. 339 W. 19th St., Houston. 214-272-8346. www.heightstheater.com

Ongoing exhibits to check out:

Through June 12: ‘At the End of the Tunnel’

An end-of-pandemic-themed exhibit, “At the End of The Tunnel” at Spring Street studios, presents art centered on the approaching re-emergence of “normal” life. Works explore what aspects of daily life individuals yearn to return to while also considering what changes may be beneficial to hold onto in the long run. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 1824 Spring St., Houston. www.sawyeryards.com

Through Dec. 12: ‘Time No Longer’

A new installation, “Time No Longer,” in place at the Buffalo Bayou Cistern debuted March 12 and runs through Dec. 12. The immersive art installation projects the image of a turntable set to 1940s-era string arrangement “Quartet for the End of Time” inside the Buffalo Bayou Cistern, an underground water catchment. $8-$12. 105 Sabine St., Houston. 713-752-0314. www.buffalobayou.org
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.