The Chronicle‘s Everett Evans has a nice writeup of the Houston Shakespeare Festival, which opens its 35th season this weekend.
This year, the festival will feature Twelfth Night (which they have done before) and Pericles (which they have not done before). More information is available on their website.
The Shakespeare Festival is one of the city’s true treasures. If you’ve never taken in one of the free performances (or even if you have), give it some consideration. They do a great job every year.