Past Events

Past Events

28JanuarySunday
Performance

Sunday Matinee – Tea at Five – Final Performance

Time: Sunday, January 28, 20243:00 pm - 5:00 pm / Studio Space
TEA AT FIVEBy Matthew LombardoDirected by Bruce LumpkinA One Woman show about legendary actress Katherine Hepburn. Have afternoon tea with Ms. Hepburn as she shares secrets about Hollywood, her life, and her loves. Playing Hepburn will be another theatrical legend, Annalee Jefferies, an Alley Theatre veteran.
27JanuarySaturday
Performance

Saturday Evening – Tea at Five – Final Weekend

Time: Saturday, January 27, 20247:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space
TEA AT FIVEBy Matthew LombardoDirected by Bruce LumpkinA One Woman show about legendary actress Katherine Hepburn. Have afternoon tea with Ms. Hepburn as she shares secrets about Hollywood, her life, and her loves. Playing Hepburn will be another theatrical legend, Annalee Jefferies, an Alley Theatre veteran.
27JanuarySaturday
Performance

Saturday Matinee – Tea at Five – Final Weekend

Time: Saturday, January 27, 20242:00 pm - 4:00 pm / Studio Space
TEA AT FIVEBy Matthew LombardoDirected by Bruce LumpkinA One Woman show about legendary actress Katherine Hepburn. Have afternoon tea with Ms. Hepburn as she shares secrets about Hollywood, her life, and her loves. Playing Hepburn will be another theatrical legend, Annalee Jefferies, an Alley Theatre veteran.
26JanuaryFriday
Performance

Friday evening – Tea at Five – Final Weekend

Time: Friday, January 26, 20247:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space
TEA AT FIVEBy Matthew LombardoDirected by Bruce LumpkinExtended!  January 11 to February 4, 2024 A One Woman show about legendary actress Katherine Hepburn. Have afternoon tea with Ms. Hepburn as she shares secrets about Hollywood, her life, and her loves. Playing Hepburn will be another theatrical legend, Annalee Jefferies, an Alley Theatre veteran.
01DecemberFriday
Photo courtesy of Michael Hart
SOLD OUT

Salute to Dave Brubeck at 103

Time: Friday, December 1, 20237:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Photo courtesy of Michael Hart SOLD OUT The Paul English Jazz Quartet is pleased to present an evening of jazz by the legendary Dave Brubeck. David Caceres, saxophone/vocals Paul English, piano Rankin Peters, bass Tim Solook, drums
13NovemberMonday

Screening of Omen – Houston Cinema Arts Festival

Time: Monday, November 13, 20237:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Alta Arts is pleased to host the first Texas screening of Omen in partnership with the Houston Cinema Arts Society and Compassionate Houston. Facing accusations of witchcraft and sorcery, four individuals must make peace with the demands tradition and family make on the soul. Congolese Belgian rapper-turned-filmmaker Baloji makes cast a spell with his beguiling […]
11NovemberSaturday
Tickets are $15

Houston Has Heart – Celebrating 10 Years As A Compassionate City

Time: Saturday, November 11, 20236:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Tickets ($15) on sale via Compassionate Houston.
08NovemberWednesday
SOLD OUT

Paul English: On a More Serious Note…

Time: Wednesday, November 8, 20237:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Sometimes you want to reflect Sometimes you want to cry Sometimes you want to remember loved ones lost Sometimes you want to pray Sometimes you want to thank God for the loved ones living and still with you
26OctoberThursday
Admission is free

Tunes on wheels: The Concert Truck

Time: Thursday, October 26, 20231:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
The Concert Truck. Photos by Sean Scheidt. Tunes on wheels: Rice Shepherd School bringing free music to Gulfton/SW H0uston community via The Concert Truck Eight Shepherd School students will perform chamber music on the 16-foot box truck, which is outfitted with lights, sound system and piano. The performances this month are the truck’s first held […]
18OctoberWednesday
Tickets are $10

Alta Arts Presents: Poetry Reading Series

Time: Wednesday, October 18, 20237:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Alta Arts is pleased to kick off our new Poetry Series program featuring Houston-area poets.  We are honored to have three former poets laureate presenting their works.   Robin Davidson Robin Davidson is the author of two poem chapbooks, Kneeling in the Dojo and City that Ripens on the Tree of the World, and the […]
06OctoberFriday
Exhibition Opening Reception

Gateway to the World – Opening Reception

Time: Friday, October 6, 20236:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Photo – corner of Holcombe and Main Streets.  Courtesy of Story Sloane III Alta Arts will hold the opening reception of the Gateway to the World exhibition on Friday, October 6, 2023 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Curator Story Sloane III presents a look at the growth of Houston back at the turn of […]
21SeptemberThursday
Tickets are $60 - no sales at the door

Larry Dierker’s Old Stories: A Baseball Cinderella Tale

Time: Thursday, September 21, 20237:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space - The Home of Alta Arts
Join us for a enjoyable evening of music selections from the stage musical: OLD STORIES book by Larry Dierker music by Larry Dierker & Paul English Houston Astros Hall of Famer and Major League Baseball legend, Larry Dierker, and music man, Paul English have teamed up to write a delightfully entertaining musical that has yet […]
31AugustThursday
Performance

Far East

Time: Thursday, August 31, 2023August 31, 2023 - 7:30 pm - September 17, 2023 - 3:00 pm / Studio Space
FAR EASTBy A.R. GurneyDirected by Ron Jones“Far East” is a compelling play that follows an American man’s journey through a foreign land, grappling with the complexities of cultural differences and human connections. Set in Japan, this play explores themes of identity, love, and the challenges of finding belonging in an unfamiliar territory. With its emotionally […]
05AugustSaturday

Multi-Zen-Sery Exhibition Closing Reception

Time: Saturday, August 5, 20235:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Alta Arts, curator Nelson Delgado, Jr. and his Begin My Movement organization invites you to our art exhibition closing reception.  Doors open at 5pm on Saturday, August 5th  and runs until 8 pm.  The address is 5412 Ashbrook – between Chimney Rock and South Rice.  Look for the signs leading to the entrance to the parking lot.  If […]
12MayFriday

Simon Says SASS: The Songs of Paul Simon

Time: Friday, May 12, 20237:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Photo courtesy of Michael Hart   Alta Arts Live welcomed back SASS with special guest Paul English on Friday, May 12, 2023, for the first of two evenings of Simon Says SASS:  The Songs of Paul Simon. SASS consists of Becky Williams, Gigi Welling Nitzberg and Sharon Montgomery. Becky came to Houston from Corpus Christi […]
10MayWednesday

Weavings: Poetic Designs and Threads

Time: Wednesday, May 10, 20237:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Photo courtesy of Lynn Frank.   Alta Arts presented an evening of poetry featuring Dr. Catharine Savage Brosman, one of our nation’s leading poets.  The doors to Alta Arts will open at 7 pm with the program starting promptly at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $15 and seating Following is one of the reviews of her […]
06MaySaturday
Performance

Paul English Trio with Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim

Time: Saturday, May 6, 20237:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Tickets are $50 person.  All tickets must be purchased online – no sales at door.  Seating is limited.   Jazz is one form of music that transcends most other genres and has done so throughout the ages. Its complexity, off beat rhythms, sophistication and constant desire to improvise and evolve itself courses through its precious […]
22AprilSaturday

Mami Wata: Uncovering Heritage through Opera

Time: Saturday, April 22, 20237:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Beautiful Sheriff From Fort Valley, Ga, Beautiful Sheriff holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University. Whilst studying under her voice professor, Marie Roberts, she performed in roles such as Perlimpinpin in “La Sorcier Dernier” by Pauline Viardot and 2nd Woman in “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry […]
14AprilFriday

“No Place Like Home” Exhibition Opening

Time: Friday, April 14, 20236:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of Alta Arts
Alta Arts was pleased to host an opening reception for this exciting photography exhibition featuring the works of Claudia Chicas, JP Perez, Ylei Gachupin, Alfonso Ochoa, Dranat Vazquez, Ali Khoja, Lucy Carranza, Brandon Stelly, Natasha Jordan, Hailey Lassiter, Jasmine Cogan, Hanna Oliva, and Carolina Yáñez. Curated by Sebastien Boncy. Statement from the artists: The title […]
21JanuarySaturday
Performance, SOLD OUT

Selections from David Adickes musical “Picasso” by Paul English Jazz Quartet

Time: Saturday, January 21, 20237:30 pm - 10:00 pm / Studio Space
Houston’s own David Adickes is not only a world-renowned painter and sculptor, but also a composer, author and playwright. On Saturday, January 21, the Paul English Jazz Quartet and special guests present a preview of some of his original music from his stage musical, “Picasso”.  Coincidentally, its also his 96th birthday! First you’ll hear some […]
01DecemberThursday
Performance

Paul English Jazz Quartet – featuring Brian Thomas

Time: Thursday, December 1, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / The Alta Arts
You might ask yourself what a steel guitar player is doing in a jazz band. We are certainly asking that question. But wait – it gets worse: he also plays banjo. But doesn’t them thangs belong in country music? Yeah, but we ARE playing jazz – and – I am almost ashamed to admit – […]
10NovemberThursday

Paul English Jazz Quartet – featuring Horace Alexander Young

Time: Thursday, November 10, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Studio Space - Home of The Alta Arts
Alta Arts was pleased to welcome the Paul English Jazz Quartet with their special guest, Horace Alexander Young. Horace Alexander Young is a 21st Century musician whose combined saxophone and vocal style revisits the sensitivity and grit of Lester Young and Cannonball Adderley, and the smoothness and grace of Nat King Cole. While he has […]
05OctoberWednesday
Gallery Talk

FotoFest reception and remarks with curator Mark Sealy

Time: Wednesday, October 5, 20226:30 pm - 9:00 pm / The Alta Arts
Alta Arts is honored to host Mark Sealy OBE on Wednesday, October 5 for remarks regarding the FotoFest 2022 African Cosmologies: Redux exhibition.  Mr. Sealy is a British curator and cultural historian with a special interest in the relationship of photography to social change, identity politics and human rights.  
23SeptemberFriday
Exhibition Opening Reception

Opening Reception: African Redux Cosmologies

Time: Friday, September 23, 20226:30 pm - 8:30 pm / The Alta Arts
24JuneFriday
Runs through July 3rd, Tickets are $20

Massacre: Sing to your Children

Time: Friday, June 24, 20228:00 pm - 9:30 pm / The Alta Arts
Prepare yourself for a wild, bloody,  political-poetical ride when The Alta Arts launches the premier Texas production of Massacre: Sing to Your Children, a play by Oscar-nominated, Puerto-Rican playwright José Rivera, best known for his screenplay The Motorcycle Diaries about Che Guevara. This supernatural, moral and perhaps religious allegory may be set in small-town New Hampshire, but you’ll question […]
25MayWednesday
Tickets are $100

Spring Cocktails and Silent Auction at Alta Arts

Time: Wednesday, May 25, 20226:00 pm - 8:30 pm / The Alta Arts
22MaySunday
Gallery Talk

SUPERIMPOSITIONS: Artist Roundtable

Time: Sunday, May 22, 20221:00 pm - 2:30 pm / The Alta Arts
Join us on Sunday, May 22, 2022, for an exciting roundtable discussion featuring  Houston artists Luisa Duarte, Molly Koehn, and Carlos Pozo. The artists will discuss their work included in our current exhibition: SUPERIMPOSITIONS. All three experiment with printmaking methods, geometry, and formal study. All take inspiration from the built environment and the landscape. This […]
11MayWednesday
Special Event

Sharpstown Prize for Architecture Film Presentation

Time: Wednesday, May 11, 20225:30 pm - 6:30 pm / UH Architecture Theater (#150) 4200 Elgin St. Houston TX 77204
We are pleased to announce that the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston will host the premiere of a film about the Sharpstown Prize for Architecture – a project commissioned by Alta Arts founder Michael S. Prentice.  The film was produced and directed by Travis Meaders of Missio Films. Distinguished […]
07MaySaturday
Performance, SOLD OUT

SASS Sings Heart and Soul

Time: Saturday, May 7, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Alta Arts
Alta Arts Live is excited to welcome SASS on Saturday,May 7, 2022 for the second of two evenings of SASS Sings Heart and Soul  – “vintage tunes from three vintage chicks.” If you enjoy the songs of the 1970s, you will not want to miss their performances.  The performance begins at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are […]
06MayFriday
Performance, SOLD OUT

SASS Sings Heart and Soul.

Time: Friday, May 6, 20227:30 pm - 9:30 pm / Alta Arts
Alta Arts Live is excited to welcome SASS  for their first evening on Friday, May 6, 2022 of SASS Sings Heart and Soul – “vintage tunes from three vintage chicks.”  If you enjoy the songs of the 1970s, you will not want to miss!  The performance begins at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $45 per person. […]
12AprilTuesday
Performance, SOLD OUT

PICO in Concert – Sold Out

Time: Tuesday, April 12, 20228:00 pm - 10:00 pm / The Alta Arts
PICO (the Paul English Improvising Chamber Ensemble) performs unique, eclectic renditions of classical music with a jazz flavor, music from film, and a few of Paul’s original compositions.  This evening will present a rare performance by some of Houston’s finest classical and jazz musicians.  Tickets are $60. The doors to Alta Arts open at 7:00 […]
09AprilSaturday
Exhibit Opening

SUPERIMPOSITIONS

Time: Saturday, April 9, 202212:00 pm - 4:00 pm / The Alta Arts, Houston, TX
  The Alta Arts is pleased to announce the opening of Superimpositions, featuring recent and new works by Houston artists Luisa Duarte, Molly Koehn, and Carlos Pozo. Through screen printing, drawing, weaving and more, each artist explores form and layering in their work, pulling inspiration from the architecture around us, from their pasts, and from […]
20MarchSunday
Performance

Banke Awopetu: “What’s in a Name?”

Time: Sunday, March 20, 20226:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Alta Arts
Banke Awopetu is a literary and performing artist. Her novels, poetry, stand-up comedy, and theatrical works have garnered commercial and critical acclaim including the 2021 Idea Fund grant funded by the Andy Warhol foundation.
19FebruarySaturday
Photo courtesy of Michael Hart
SOLD OUT

Alta Arts Live: Tempus Fugit featuring the Paul English Jazz Quartet

Time: Saturday, February 19, 20227:30 pm - 9:00 pm / The Alta Arts
Alta Arts welcomes the return of the Paul English Jazz Quartet on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 7:30 pm.  Special guest is jazz vocalist and songwriter Kathy Lyon.
22JanuarySaturday
Exhibit Opening, Gallery Talk

Full Metal Jacket Diary: Artist Talk with Matthew Modine

Time: Saturday, January 22, 20221:00 pm - 4:00 pm / Alta Arts
Actor and Filmmaker Matthew Modine will be at Alta Arts on Saturday, January 22, 2022  to discuss Full Metal Jacket Diary, an exhibition of photographs taken by Modine on the set of Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 masterpiece, Full Metal Jacket. Modine starred as protagonist, US Marine Private Joker, and documented the filmmaking process using the 1960’s […]
15DecemberWednesday
Open House

Annual Holiday Open House

Time: Wednesday, December 15, 20215:00 pm - 9:00 pm / The Alta Arts
Please swing by on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 between 5 pm and 9 pm for our annual holiday open house.  Beaux Saunders will be on hand to perform on the piano and lead our carol singing. We’ll be serving cups of cheer and light bites.   While here, be sure to get that last look (or […]
21NovemberSunday
Poetry Reading

“Mindscapes; or, The World Is My Oyster” Poetry Reading by Dr. Catharine Savage Brosman

Time: Sunday, November 21, 20213:00 pm - 4:00 pm / Alta Arts
Join us for an afternoon of poetry featuring Dr. Catharine Savage Brosman, one of our nation’s leading poets. The doors to Alta Arts will open at 2 pm – we will be serving coffee/tea and an assortment of light bites prior to her reading. Tickets are $10 and seating will be limited. Following is one […]
30OctoberSaturday
Exhibit Opening

Inarticulate Paradise – David Hacker Exhibition Opening

Time: Saturday, October 30, 202112:00 pm - 4:00 pm / The Alta Arts - 5412 Ashbrook Dr. Houston TX 77081
The Alta Arts presents “Inarticulate Paradise,” the first major exhibition of all new works in over a decade by American abstract painter David Hacker, and his first showing in Texas.   Hacker’s paintings are purely abstract, featuring bold color choices against natural tones, and heavy marks both in the form of brush strokes and scrapes. The organic […]
21OctoberThursday
Special Event

Out of this World Gala

Time: Thursday, October 21, 20217:30 pm - 10:00 pm / The Alta Arts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KJWTvwKGIg The Alta Arts presents the inaugural Out of this World Gala and Preview in support of interdisciplinary arts programming and arts education to benefit the greater Houston cultural community. Be among the first to step into Alta Arts and view an energizing, expressive and abstract exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist David Hacker. […]
16OctoberSaturday

Public open house – Sharpstown Prize for Architecture

Time: Saturday, October 16, 202110:00 am - 4:00 pm / 6822 Rowan Lane, Sharpstown
  The Screen House, the winning design of the Sharpstown Prize for Architecture competition, will be open to the public on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 10 am to 4 pm at 6822 Rowan St., Houston TX 77074.  No reservations necessary.
20AugustFriday

Alta Arts Comedy Night

Time: Friday, August 20, 20216:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Alta Arts 5412 Ashbrook Dr. Houston TX 77081
The Alta Arts Advisory Board is pleased to present a night of comedy starring headliner Andy Huggins and local comics Son Tran and Dan Hornstein on Friday, August 20th. Andy Huggins has been a stand-up comic for forty years. He has opened for act ranging from Ray Charles to Jeff Foxworthy. In 2018 he made a successful […]
15AugustSunday
Gallery Talk

STRATUM 2021 Artist Talk

Time: Sunday, August 15, 20211:30 pm - 2:30 pm / The Alta Arts
The Alta Arts invites you to join Houston Artists Charis Ammon, Jacob Villalobos and Bill Willis in a roundtable discussion with Program Director Alexander Squier about their respective work included in Stratum 2021, our inaugural exhibition in the space. All three artists wrestle and reconcile their experiences and relationships with the urban landscape in different […]
09JulyFriday
Exhibit Opening

Stratum 2021 Opening Reception

Time: Friday, July 9, 20216:30 pm - 7:30 pm / The Alta Arts
10JuneThursday
Performance

Alta Arts Live Presents Beaux Saunders

Time: Thursday, June 10, 20216:00 pm - 9:00 pm / The Alta Arts
13MayThursday
Performance

Chick Corea Tribute Performance

Time: Thursday, May 13, 20217:30 pm - 9:00 pm / The Alta Arts
We welcome you to join us as we honor the late @ChickCorea with a tribute performance from the Paul English Jazz Quartet. @PaulEnglish will lead the performance of a selection of Chick Corea’s works at Alta Arts live. Tickets are available now bit.ly/c-corea.
13FebruarySaturday
Performance

ROCO Unchambered: Kaleidoscope

Time: Saturday, February 13, 20215:00 pm - 6:00 pm / The Alta Arts
The Unchambered series continues Saturday, February 13 at 5:00 pm Central, with “Kaleidoscope,” the second performance of ROCO’s musician-curated Unchambered series—streamed live in partnership with and from The Alta Arts, an organization celebrating cultural arts and architecture in southwest Houston. Featuring ROCO’s principal winds, the program will feature two world premieres by ROCO’s composer-in-residence Alyssa […]
15JanuaryFriday
Performance

ROCO Connections: Beer & Brass

Time: Friday, January 15, 20217:00 pm - 8:00 pm / The Alta Arts
Join us via livestream for this beloved yearly ROCO tradition! Celebrate the new year with good friends, food, and tunes as the ROCO Brass Quintet serenades audiences, broadcast live from The Alta Arts. Presented in partnership with Saint Arnold Brewing Company, the livestream will feature traditional beer hall music and favorite arrangements from the ROCO Brass Quintet, […]

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