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October Connect + Collaborate + Innovate Open House


Bargello (yes we had to look that up too) and freeform quiltmaster Allison Burns of ABrooke Design. Allison will be showcasing her latest collaborative up-cycled creations under ABrooke Design For Magpies & Peacocks – Join us in our Co:Lab Marketplace for her artist talk at 1:30 pm and lets talk contemporary quilt jargon and hear how Allison created the BOMBtastic upcycled zero waste bomber jacket collection that will launch at this month's CCI. 

When:
Oct 20, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Free
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Rothko Chapel – Twelve Moments


On November 7, at 12:00 p.m. explore “Forgiveness” with a meditation in the Islamic tradition led by Iman Dr. Wazir Ali of Masjid Warthud-Deen Mohammed and Masjid Al’Qur’an. Rothko Chapel is located at 1409 Sul Ross at Yupon, Houston, 77006. The Twelve Moments series is a pay-what-you-can event with a suggested donation of $10.00.

When:
Nov 7, 2018
Cost:
Suggested Donation of $10.00
Time:
12:00 pm
Location:

Zine Fest Houston Zine Workshop & Wrestling BOO-vie Night


Join Zine Fest Houston for an evening of TERRIFYING ZINE JAMS AND SPOOKTACULAR SLAMS...and the official celebration of the winner of our inaugural spb
Memorial Grant for Emerging Zinesters! This grant aims to support the
artistic endeavors of Queer POC zinesters in Texas and Arkansas. We want
to thank The Montrose Center for generously sponsoring this celebratory event!

October 13th at the Montrose Center Room 106 5-9pm!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5-7pm One page zine making workshop SMACKDOWN!!!
7:30-9pm Screening of SANTO Y BLUE DEMON VS DRACULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO!!!!!


Description:
"Masked super-hero Mexican wrestler Santo teams up with his sidekick
Blue Demon for tag team wrestling/monster fighting in this classic lucha
libre film. After facing defeat at the hands of Cristaldi the magician,
Dracula is back to seek revenge and rule the world. With the help of
Wolfman and his legion of followers, victory seems imminent. Professor
Cristaldi, a descendant of the magician, is warned about Dracula's plans
and calls upon Santo and Blue Demon in the hopes that they can defeat
the infamous Count and the werewolf once and for all."

That sounds pretty ridiculous. AND KICK BUTT!!! Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged, and....

...THERE WILL BE SNACKS AND BEVS!!!

Suggested donation $5, but none will be turned away!!!

When:
Oct 13, 2018
The zine workshop is kid friendly! The wrestling movie is rated TV-14.
Cost:
$5 suggested donation
Time:
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$5 suggested donation
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Flooding and the Future of Houston & Documenting Harvey


Jim Blackburn, co-director of the Severe Storm Prevention, Education, and Evacuation from Disaster (SPEED) Center at Rice University and director of the Bayou City Initiative, and Dr. Stephen Klineberg, founding director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, will discuss flooding and the future of Houston.

This will be the first public conversation between Blackburn, who specializes in sustainable development, environmental law, and civil and environmental engineering, and Dr. Klineberg, urban and environmental sociology expert.

Wendy Watriss, award-winning social and political photojournalist, will lead a discussion about documenting major traumatic events from the photographer's perspective. Watriss is joined by Houston Chronicle photojournalists Elizabeth Conley, Brett Coomer, Melissa Phillip, and Godofredo Vasquez, all of whom were on the front lines of documenting Hurricane Harvey.



The event is free. Registration is required.

Presented in partnership with the Houston Chronicle, Bayou City Initiative, and SSPEED Center at Rice University.
 
When:
Oct 2, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free
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6th Annual AfriFest

AfriFest2018

Experience Africa right here in Houston!! 

In partnership with various Houston African communities, the
Nigerian-American Multicultural Council (NAMC) presents another exciting
opportunity for the Houston Community to embark on a cultural journey through
Africa and celebrate her rich diversity in a typical African open market
setting featuring international live performances, a country tour, arts and
crafts, ethnic food and cuisines from different African regions, Ankara cloth
fashion, folklore tales from the motherland, kids' activities, and more fun
activities during the 6th Annual AfriFest.

Houston AFRIFEST is a festival that celebrates Africa from
Senegal to Ethiopia, Egypt to South-Africa, the peoples of Africa are proud to
share their unique and diverse culture with the most diverse city in the United
States.

When:
Oct 27, 2018
Cost:
$5 for Adults; 18 & Under/Senior Citizens FREE
Time:
12:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
$5 for Adults; 18 & Under/Senior Citizens FREE
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CRAFT SOCIAL: CRAFT & DESIGN

Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for our fall Craft Social to explore the blurred lines of craft and design, inspired by our fall exhibitions.

Discover how CraftTexas 2018 artist Claire Drennan draws inspiration from both Houston’s East End and the natural world in her knitted works, as she demonstrates techniques using her knitting machine. Join CraftTexas 2018 artist Alex Goss for a presentation on his artwork, YouScrew, and learn how tools and machines are central to his art practice. Explore the postmodern furniture and objects on view in After Memphis, and discover inspiration to design your own set of polymer-clay coasters.

Craft Socials are casual evening events designed to emphasize experimentation, curiosity, and innovation. Visitors are encouraged to drop by and participate. All events are free and on a first-come first-served basis. Capacity is limited. Craft beer is generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., and materials are sponsored by Art Supply on Main Street.

Craft beer is generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
Materials are sponsored by Art Supply on Main Street.


When:
Oct 18, 2018
Parking behind the building on Travis St.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

HANDS-ON HOUSTON: MIXED-MEDIA SCULPTURES

Join HCCC to create mixed-media sculptures inspired by the fall exhibition, Craft Texas 2018.

This month, join us in creating mixed-media sculptures inspired by the fall exhibition, Craft Texas 2018.  Walk through the galleries to explore a variety of works, ranging from sculpture to jewelry and furniture, and discover how craft artists experiment with mixed media in their art practices. Play with form and color, as you experiment with pattern, texture, and proportion, to design your own small sculpture using a range of materials.

Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15-20 minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. More information at https://www.crafthouston.org/learn/education-overview/.

When:
Oct 6, 2018
Parking is located behind the building on Travis St. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

“CRAFTTEXAS 2018” JUROR’S TOUR

Please join HCCC for a special tour of CraftTexas 2018 led by Juror Jennifer Scanlan.

Please join HCCC for a special tour of CraftTexas 2018 led by Juror Jennifer Scanlan.  Scanlan will point out highlights from this year’s biennial as well as discuss the exhibition’s relationship to what is happening within the field of craft today.

About the Juror
Jennifer Scanlan is the curatorial and exhibitions director at Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City. She has curated a number of exhibitions at that institution, including Melvin Edwards: In OklahomaJeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me, and ArtNow 2017. From 2013 through 2015, she was a New York-based independent curator focusing on contemporary art and design.  Her exhibitions included Pathmakers: Women in Art; Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Made for You: New Directions in Contemporary Design at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz; and Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York.  Previously, she was the associate curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Scanlan has lectured internationally and has taught at Courtauld Institute of Art Summer School in London, England, and at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. She has a BA in art history and Italian from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, and a MA in the history of decorative arts, design, and culture from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York.

When:
Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Down Home Day! hosted by Live Music Movement Foundation

music, barbecue, jazz, jam session

The LIVE MUSIC MOVEMENT FOUNDATION will host the third and final of their season pop-up events with Down Home Day!  This is a family-friendly event with free admission.  Jazz music will be provided by the Smokehouse All-Stars, the areas finest young players. Bring your appetite for delicious barbecue, bid-whist partner, dominoes, UNO or Skip-Bo expertise.  Hoot's Smokehouse, 7648 Canal St., Houston, TX 77012. Join the Movement.

Contact Kathy Drayton for more information at (713) 425-3937.

When:
Sep 30, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
5:00pm free
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Wild About Houston: A Green Film Festival

A screening of short, local, environmental films that tell the story of local environmental issues, their champions, and how you can make a difference.

Join CEC, the Houston GREEN Film Series, Rice Media Center, and additional partners on October 17, 2018, for “Wild About Houston, A Green Film Festival,” to showcase local short films telling environmental stories.

The Houston Green Film Series was launched in 2010 by a coalition of non-profit, grassroots, environmental organizations. The purpose of this series is to bring awareness to the environmental crisis through the visual arts by presenting films with an environmental focus to the Houston community.

Regular screenings are typically held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Media Center at Rice University. In addition to showing an environmental film, a panel of experts is invited to lead a proactive discussion with the audience about the topic at hand.
  • 6:30 PM conversation, networking, and a light meal
  • 7:00 PM screening. Panel discussion after the screening
  • Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated
When:
Oct 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
Free
Location:


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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