Things To Do In Houston This Week: July 08

Improv Houston

Michael Winslow is in town. Who?
His name is not as familiar as his face, but after hearing a couple of the weird noises he makes, you’ll remember how hard this human sound effects machine used to make you laugh.

Winslow brings his stand-up act to The Improv in Houston this week. You’ll get to laugh at more of his funny noisemaking abilities, from beatboxing, and kung fu sounds to Jimi Hendrix, where he impersonates the guitar.

Spaceballs and the Police Academy series are just a few of the shows he entertained us in. He was also the voices for the mogwai and gremlins in the Gremlins series. Recently, Winslow treated us to a fresh dose of his unique talent in a Geico commercial and a just released DVD. Tickets for any of the shows at the Improv or available online at

[Where: The Improv, 7620 Katy Freeway]

Things to Do In Houston This Weekend With a Group of Kids.

Got Kids! I’ve got a great way to get them out of the house. Why not take them to see HITS Theater's presentation of Willy Wonka Jr.

HITS is a training facility for children ages 6-22. It’s also one of the leading performing arts education organizations for young people in the Houston area. They try to inspire and instruct school age students by providing the highest quality performing arts education around.

The positive themes in this musical are taken from the original book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

The Enigmatic candy manufacturer stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.

The words and music for this local production are by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley and stage adaptation is by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy A. McDonald.

HITS is located in the Houston’s Historic Heights neighborhood, a couple of miles northwest of Midtown Houston.

You can find out more about the show times and dates by visiting or calling 713.861.7408

HITS Theater, 311 W. 18th Street Houston, Texas USA 77008

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