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There’s something for everyone on stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. From daytime programs especially for young children to family friendly evening performances of music, dance, theatre and more, this is Houston’s best entertainment value. Admission is FREE! For a complete schedule, log on to www.milleroutdoortheatre.com
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Avatarr District D Movie Night at Miller: “Avatar”
Sept. 3, 8 p.m.
Join District D Council Member Wanda Adams for “Avatar,” the spectacular 2009 epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron. When his brother is killed in a robbery, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns of greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's intentions of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity.
(PG-13-not appropriate for younger children. Not in 3-D.)
Presented by City of Houston District D and Miller Outdoor Theatre
Brandenburg in the Park
Sept. 4, 8 p.m.
Mercury Baroque performs Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos in their original form and with the period correct instruments.
Produced by Mercury Baroque
Sept. 5, 8 p.m.
Experience the song, dance, glitz and glamour of Bollywood with an entertaining evening of fun for the entire family.
Produced by Samskriti: Society for Indian Performing Arts
Fall for Dominic Walsh Dance
Sept. 10 & 11, 8 p.m.
A dynamic program highlighting recent additions to the company’s repertoire including Walsh’s tour de force adaptation of The Firebird.
Produced by Dominic Walsh Dance Theater
Ballet Folklorico: Revolución Mexicana
Sept. 11, 11 a.m.
AIBF will showcase the beauty and traditions of Mexico, celebrating Hispanic Heritage and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.
Produced by Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico
Swing, Jive and Pop! Into Dance
Sept. 14, 11 a.m.
Dance of all styles and eras from the 1930s to today explode on to stage in an interactive performance that engages, entertains and enlightens students of all ages.
Produced by Houston Metropolitan Dance Company
El Grito-Festival de la Independencia
Featuring Ramon Ayala y los Bravos del Norte
Sept. 15, 6 p.m.
Join in the celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Mexico’s independence with performances by Ballet Folklorico Mexico en Danza, Banda la Aventura, Mariachi Azteca, Jose Saldana, Jenne Celine and Alexandra culminating in a performance by headliner, Ramon Ayala y los Bravos del Norte. Booths and concert open at 6 p.m.
Produced by Comité Patriótico Mexicano
14th Annual Grand Taiko Festival
Sept. 17 & 18, 7:30 p.m.
Spectacular Japanese Taiko drumming concert filled with high energy movements to the beat of thunderous drums including the most powerful drum in America. Plus authentic Japanese classical dancing and other guest artists.
Produced by Kaminari Taiko of Houston, Inc.
16th Annual Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance
Sept. 24 & 25, 8 p.m.
Weekend of Texas Contemporary Dance showcases a wide range of choreographic styles set to an eclectic mix of live and recorded music.
Produced by Dance Source Houston
Dance Around the World
Sept. 25, 11 a.m.
Spotlight on classical and contemporary dances of different cultures.
Produced by Dance Source Houston
The Magic Flute
Sept. 27 – Oct. 1, 11 a.m.
Come see a modern retelling of Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute, set inside a video game!
Produced by HGOCo, Houston Grand Opera