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Must List: Lecrae returns to Houston, as does Bobby Brown

October 10, 2018

1. Formidable voiceRapper Lecrae is a prolific and elusive hip-hop figure, befitting a guy who was born in Houston and spent his entire childhood moving. He found his feet making Christian hip-hop, and built a formidable fan base. His 2017 album “All Things Work Together” found him working with a bigger production and bigger themes, touching on social issues that proved divisive for some listeners. But 15 years into his career, he’s a formidable voice doing interesting work.When: 7:30 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Revention Music Center, 520 TexasDetails: $58-$80; 800-745-3000, reventionmusiccenter.comAndrew Dansby2. Classic GarbageGarbage has been reviewing its history as much as its been releasing new music over the past few years. The band that peaked in the ’90s released a 20th anniversary edition of its “Version 2.0” album earlier this year, and the current tour celebrates singles such as “Push It,” “Special” and “When I Grow Up.” Garbage released its last studio album, “Strange Little Birds,” in 2016. A follow-up is due soon.When: 7 p.m. FridayWhere: House of Blues, 1204 CarolineDetails: $35-$69.50; 888-402-5837, houseofblues.com/houstonJoey Guerra3. Renewed editionThanks to a series of well-received BET movies, there’s renewed interest in the members of ’80s boy band New Edition. Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins — touring as RBRM — have reunited once more for a night of solo hits and group classics. Expect to hear everying from “Mr. Telephone Man” to “My Prerogative” to “Poison.”When: 8 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd.Details: $65-$125; 281-207-6278, smartfinancialcentre.netJoey Guerra4. Talking (and seeing) TurkeyThe six films in the sixth annual Turkish Film Festival run the gamut from a documentary about the difficulties of being a female filmmaker in Turkey (“Her First”) to a popular, crowd-pleasing docudrama about a Turkish soldier in the Korean War who becomes a father figure to a Korean orphan (“Ayla, The Daughter of War”). It’s a good survey to celebrate Turkish cinema.When: Friday-SundayWhere: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, HoustonDetails: $10; www.mfah.orgCary Darling5. Broadway royaltyHere’s the thing to know about Laura Osnes. If you like musical theater, you love Laura Osnes. The star of “Grease,” “Anything Goes!” and “Cinderella” is a behemoth in the Broadway world. She joins Broadway stars Susan Egan, Courtney Reed and Adam J. Levy in “Broadway Princess Party,” a musical revue of Broadway’s princes and princesses.When: 2 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Improv Houston, 7620 Katy Fwy #455Details: $45, 703-333-8800, improvhouston.comWei-Huan Chen6. Shapes shiftingMore than 40 venues are participating in the biennial Sculpture Month Houston. “Peak Shift,” the first of several flagship shows, fills the huge former rice silos at SITE Gallery with a critical mass of 12 site-specific installations by artists including Hillerbrand + Magsamen and Jessica Stockholder. Another group activates the adjacent Alley at Sawyer yards for the interactive show “Outer Limits.”When: Opening party 6-9 p.m. Saturday; show through Dec. 1Where: SITE Gallery, Silos at Sawyer Yard, 1502 SawyerDetails: Free; sculpturemonthhouston.orgMolly Glentzer7. Round up!Project Row Houses’ “Round 48: Beyond Social Practice” features new installations by seven artists whose various, collaborative practices explore social issues related to identity, politics and activism. They’re serious, but the opening block party is a 25th anniversary celebration that will light up the campus all the way to Delia’s Lounge, including a market and live music with headliner DJ Mannie Fresh and others.When: Noon-7 p.m. Saturday; Round 48 through Feb. 17Where: Project Row Houses, 2521 HolmanDetails: Free; 713-562-7662, projectrowhouses.orgMolly Glentzer

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