Max Harwood stars in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’
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1. Lucy Dacus
Not to fixate on age, but Lucy Dacus is a 26-year-old songwriter who writes about the passage of time with the gravity and nuance of someone who has been around a lot longer. The Virginia native makes no grand declarations in her songs, yet they tell profound and focused stories with just the necessary elements that capture ways in which we connect and disconnect from one another. Her voice can play the part of disconnected narrator with little moments of empathetic expression that hit hard. Her “Historian” album from 2018 was a big breakthrough, and the new “Home Video” finds her refining things to even greater effect. This show has COVID-related requirements for entry, visit the venue’s site for more information.
When: 8 p.m. Sept. 18
Details: White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N. Main
Details: $18; 713-237-0370, whiteoakmusichall.com
2. The Emmys
Television’s biggest night returns and the sure money seems to be on the likes of such non-broadcast TV shows such as “The Queen’s Gambit,” “Mare of Easttown” and “Ted Lasso,” all those shows you and your friends were talking about during lockdown. But with “black-ish,” “Pose” and “Saturday Night Love” up for serveral honors, the old-line networks still aren’t going down without a fight.
7 p.m. Sept. 19
3. ‘Echoes of the DeLuxe Art Show: The 5th Ward, Black Invention and Modernism’
Fifth Ward’s DeLuxe Theater, originally a movie theater opened in 1941, is being honored by the Houston Cinema Arts Society with two free events marking the 50th anniversary of “The DeLuxe Art Show,” the country’s first integrated visual arts exhibit, held at the venue in 1971. The show was curated by abstract artist Peter Bradley and the lauded documentary “Time,” made by his daughter Garrett, screens Sept. 23 at Moonstruck Drive-In. Beginning Sept. 24, three short films by up-and-coming Black directors — “Archie Bell” (about the Houston singer), “Memory Builds the Monument” (about Fifth Ward’s legendary Club Matinee) and the experimental (Expletive) Like a Star” (from Haitian-American director Stephani Saintoge) will begin streaming for free through the Houston Cinema Arts Society. Unfortunately, because of COVID, none of this will happen at the theater itself.
When: 7 p.m. Sept. 23 (“Time”); Sept. 24 (streaming of the three shorts)
Details: “Time” shows at the Moonstruck Drive-In, 100 Brighthurst
Details: free; cinemahtx.org
4. Zoé and El Tri
Two titans of rock from Mexico are coming to Houston in separate shows. First up is pioneering band El Tri, the gutsy, blues-rock outfit that’s been going strong since 1968. Fronted by the gravel-voiced Alex Lora, the band has a new album (“Pa’ Que Te Enamores”) and plays House of Blues Sept. 17. Then, on Sept. 23, the group Zoé — originally booked into Bayou Music Center — brings its punchy pop-rock to House of Blues. Zoé, too, is pushing a new album, “Sonidos de Karmática Resonancia” (Sounds of Karmatic Resonance).
When: 7 p.m. Sept. 17 (El Tri); 7 p.m. Sept. 23 (Zoé).
Where: House of Blues, 1204 Caroline
Details: $49 and up (El Tri); $49 and up (Zoé); houseofblues.com/houston
5. ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’
There’s huge buzz about this British musical that’s a film adaption of a play about a teenager from Sheffield, England named Jamie who dreams of being a drag queen. It’s being sold as an effervescent, ebullient and escapist experience and everyone probably could use a little bit of that right now.
Details: Begins streaming Sept. 17 on Amazon Prime Video.
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