Meanwhile local rapper Paul wall spice it up downtown New kids on the block show us the right stuff, and Romeo and Juliet Spread the love in the park.
Enjoy! Here are your best bets for the weekend.
Thursday May 19th
Brazos Bookstore presents Janet Key
By the time Janet Key was 12, she was singing and dancing on stage, staying up late, reading Shakespeare and having a closet full of themed, hand-sewn waistcoats. Her first novel, Twelfth, draws heavily on her time growing up in Houston as a Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) child and later as a student at HSPVA. She will be at the Brazos Bookstore this weekend, discussing and reading this heartwarming mystery of finding your people and accepting others for who they are. 6:30 p.m.
Paul Wall with Doc Loc and the Swangers with DJ Mav
Rapper/DJ/Entrepreneur Paul Wall is one of Texas’s most successful independent musicians with over 100 mixtapes and album releases. Under the direction of Dr. Henry Darragh, Doc Loc and the Swagers is a big band that puts an unusual twist on famed Houston hip-hop by arranging it for big bands and small groups. Her first single, released in 2018, “Sittin’ Sidewayz” features updated verses from Wall and Big Pokey. Wall & the Pregnant do their thing live this weekend. 19 o’clock.
The MixTape Tour: New Kids on the Block
Who wants to go back to the 1980s this weekend? Luckily, five bad guys from Boston are ready to take you there. No, we’re not talking about New Edition – we’re talking about the white boy singing group New Kids on the Block. These middle-aged cats will be performing all of their Bush I-era hits. Female hip-hop legends Salt-N-Pepa, British crooner and internet meme Rick Astley and still funky Divas En Vogue will also perform. 19:30 o’clock.
You can find the rest of the event list at our partners on Culturemap.
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