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The Alley Theatre toasted two plays with opening-night dinners. The world premiere of Suzanne Vega’s Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCullers was the first production to take the stage in the new Neuhaus Theatre, restored after Hurricane Harvey. Dozens of patrons joined managing director Dean Gladden to mark the occasion with a City Kitchen-catered dinner before the show. And just a couple weeks later, patrons enjoyed a seated dinner with playwright and director Terry Teachout before the opening of his Satchmo at the Waldorf.

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Ron Rand, Helen Shaffer, Demi Rand and Jim Shaffer at ‘Satchmo’
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SOUTH FLORIDA-BASED Italian shoe line Concetto Limone will make its Texas debut at a cocktail reception at Valobra Master Jewelers (2150 Westheimer Rd.) on Thursday, April 29 from 5-7pm. The evening of "All Things Italian" will transport guests immediately to the coast of southern Italian as they sip on Italian wines, Aperol Spritzes, Negronis and Limoncellos while feasting on an assortment of Italian hors d'oeuvres from Houston's beloved Tony's. Invited guests will have the first glance in Texas on the Concetto Limone line and the opportunity to purchase unisex styles on Thursday evening and all day Friday at a trunk show at Valobra.

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A market honoring Pet Awareness Month is happening at The Parkway at Regent Square this Sunday

IN THE MOOD to hit up a film fest, or just go for a joy ride? There's plenty to do in H-Town this weekend — including a massive craft-beer event in Kemah. Cheers to that!

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