Mercy Renteria (Photo courtesy of Undebel Flamenco)

RING IN THE new year a bit early at Queensbury Theatre near CityCentre. On Dec 30, the Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra (ECHO) presents Dance the Night Away — an exciting evening of Spanish and Spanish-tinged music, including works by Isaac Albéniz and Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona y Casado; selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein (Have you seen Maestro yet?); dances from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker; and a special performance on the second half of the program by Houston-based, internationally recognized flamenco dancer, Mercy Renteria.

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NOW ON VIEW throughout the Houston Theater District, on the sidewalks surrounding the recently opened Lynn Wyatt Square for the Performing Arts, and in front of such beloved institutions as Jones Hall and the Alley Theatre, is the multi-site installation Harmonies. It’s a series (or “symphony”) of 10 interactive, large-scale music boxes created by LeMonde Studio.

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Bottaio Wine Shop at Coppa Osteria (photo by Rebecca Wright Photography)

KNOW THE WAY to a foodie’s heart? Consumables. The clock is ticking to wrap up gifting, and these yummy food and wine ideas might save the day!

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