Actor Rob Lowe is well known for his lead roles in television series like The West Wing andParks and Recreation, but the 50-year-old star has spent more than three decades working in the entertainment industry -- and he has the stories to prove it. In this special installment of the Brilliant Lecture Series, Lowe returns to Houston to share unexpected glimpses into his successes, disappointments, relationships and one-of-a-kind encounters with people who shaped our world. Never mean-spirited or salacious, Lowe's stories (many of which he wrote about in his 2011 memoir, Stories I Only Tell My Friends) are sure to be as entertaining as they are unforgettable. Thursday, October 9th. Purchase tickets.
In 1936, an anti-drug propaganda film called Reefer Madness was released, portraying the disasters that ensue when some young teenagers decide to try "marihuana" -- otherwise known as the devil's drug. In the '70s, the film was rediscovered and became a cult classic due to its over-the-top portrayal of the alleged dangers of smoking weed, which include death, destruction, madness and ... jazz. Inspired by the original film, this tongue-in-cheek musical comedy at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts continues the hijinks in an even wackier form, memorializing the melodrama in songs that range from Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes. October 3rd-5th. Purchase tickets.
Combining visual splendor with amazing feats, the acclaimed National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China return to mesmerize and mystify audiences. Whether they're flying through the air, building a tower of human bodies or performing mind-boggling bodily contortions, the 35-member troupe will have you on the edge of your seat. Hailing from Beijing, the National Acrobats have amazed audiences from Germany to Brazil to Israel. Now they bring their stunning show to the Jones Hall stage on October 11th. Purchase tickets.
Mon 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
- 6 oz. Filet with 2 bacon wrapped shrimp, mashed potatoes, veggies
- 10 oz. Ribeye with fingerling potatoes and veggies
*both include a house salad