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TV says goodbye to these shows this week


"The Middle" and "Deception" sign off for good this week.

Monday, May 21


Summer film at the MFAH: Bergman, 'Bullitt' and LGBT

Jazz on Film, the LGBT-themed Q Fest, Project Row Houses: a 25th Anniversary Celebration, and a salute to Ingmar Bergman are four of the highlights of the summer film programming at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


Eight Row Flint hosts new burger throwdown


Summer outdoor cooking series continues with a burger cookoff on Tuesdays through June 12 featuring cooks from Coltivare


Houstonians share the secret meaning behind their tattoos

Acceptance of tattoos is growing, even in conservative Texas towns.


Bosscat beefs up menu and dining options


New private dining space is unveiled as more than a dozen new items are also added to the menu at the whiskey-proud Bosscat Kitchen & Libations


Sunday, May 20


Kendrick Lamar, SZA are champions onstage at The Woodlands

Lamar led the charge Saturday at the Woodlands Pavilion as part of the Championship Tour. The collective of Top Dawg Entertainment acts also included SZA.

Saturday, May 19


Models, actresses try out revealing gowns at the Cannes Film Festival

See what the celebrities wore to the Cannes Film Festival.


Movie review: Ryan Reynolds a funnier, kinder hero in ‘Deadpool 2’


“Deadpool 2” gets most of its ugliness out of the way in the first five minutes.

Friday, May 18


Review: Alley’s ‘Picasso’ shows its age in #MeToo era

Nothing is ever “bad” at the Alley Theatre. But that doesn’t mean everything is good at the Alley. The difference in quality from show to show isn’t technique. It’s vision.

Papa Roach showing no signs of slowing down at 25

The California based rock band has been active for nearly 25 years but is still pumping out hit-after-hit thanks to the members embracing challenges and their personal evolution as musicians.


New U’Maki Sushi Burrito opens in Katy


Second outpost of made-to-order sushi burritos and bowls opens at the Shoppes at Grand Crossing; grand opening set for May 26


5 cocktails for your Royal Wedding watch party


Say cheers to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with proper cocktails for your own Royal Wedding viewing


'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 10 recap: Two to make it right

After a Stephen Colbert cameo, lots of men in underwear and a half-baked acting challenge, we're at the same place we were last week.

Thursday, May 17


Kate Upton shares super awkward throwback commercial in support of the Houston Rockets

Kate Upton — Houston's newest sweetheart and wife to Astros pitcher, Justin Verlander — has been showing her Bayou City pride since she came to the city in September 2017 with her then-fiance.


Houston Grand Opera appoints new principal guest conductor

Houston Grand Opera today announced the appointment of Eun Sun Kim as principal guest conductor. She is the first person to hold that position since Vjekoslav Šutej completed a two-year tenure in 1993.

Minefaire returns to Houston with more 'Minecraft' than ever

The wildly popular event takes over NRG Center this weekend. Your kids are excited.

YouTube superstar UnspeakableGaming talks 'Minecraft' and what it takes to go viral


The Houston native has more than 4.6 million subscribers and more than 1 billion YouTube views on his videos, which focus on 'Minecraft,' a constructable world of building cubes and creatures ranging from pigs to zombies to dragons.


Five questions for Ayesha Curry about her new International Smoke restaurant coming to Houston


Superchef Michael Mina, Ayesha Curry's collaborator on International Smoke, presents a pop-up May 20 for the restaurant opening in Houston in June 2018


The Must List: Dave Matthews Band and Kendrick Lamar

Hip-hop's first Pulitzer winner returns to Houston, as does Sue Foley. If you're hungry, the Great Texas BBQ Festival makes its debut - finally.

Wednesday, May 16


Survivor: Ghost Island week 12 power rankings

The "Naviti first" ideology was finally snuffed out last week which means we can finally start playing Survivor.


Family Fun: Minefaire, AsiaFest and Marcia Ball


Held on the grounds of St. Basil the Great Cathedral, this event includes traditional music and dance, an outdoor marketplace and authentic cuisine.

On the go: Tattoos and BBQ


Events in and around Houston May 18-24


Ars Lyrica Houston celebrates female contributions to society


There may not be cake, but there will be plenty of celebration at Ars Lyrica Houston transport its audience to a day in the life of Marie Antoinette.

On stage: ‘Hamilton’s’ last call and ‘Shakespeare in Vegas’


Presented by 4th Wall Theatre Company. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, through June 9; $17-$53; Studio 101, 1824 Spring; 832-786-1849, 4thwalltheatreco.com.

Art Galleries:


Houston’s art scene is as diverse and colorful as the city itself, with galleries and museums that feature works by local, national and international talents. All shows are free unless otherwise noted.

Art Daybook: Ariane Roesch gives social climbers the red-carpet treatment


Anyone fascinated by the way celebrities preen and parade like exotic birds down red carpets might get a chuckle with the central piece of Ariane Roesch’s show.

Justin Timberlake appears to be on top of the world, so why he is alienating his audience?


He’s got three dates in Houston as part of his Man of the Woods Tour. But he’s also made several huge mistakes in the past couple of years.

Concerts in Houston: Califanes and the X Ambassadors

Rock trio has a new album, “Joyful,” due soon. 6:30 p.m. at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline; 888-402-5837.