Performing Arts

Peter and The Wolf at Uptown

Sergei Prokofiev's classic tale comes to life with dance performance by Uptown Dance Company, featuring live music by Sam Houston State University Orchestra.

Step into the whimsical world of “Peter and the Wolf”, Sergei Prokofiev’s classic tale that tells the adventure of Peter and his friends as they capture a wolf. The audience is introduced to each character with a musical theme played by a different instrument of the orchestra, accompanied with original choreography by Artistic Director Beth Gulledge-Brown for each character.

Featuring live music by Sam Houston State University Orchestra.

The performances will take place at Uptown Dance Centre’s black box theater, equipped with great acoustics that is ideal for live music performances.

When:
Mar 1, 2019
Cost:
$15-$30
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
7:30 $15-$30
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 $15-$30
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BRNDA (DC) / K. Campbell / Britt / DJ Yazzaspazza

When:
Mar 9, 2019
Cost:
$5
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
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THEY SAY Vol. 4 - Book Release


Iconoclast Artists celebrates the publication of THEY SAY, Vol. 4, the fourth anthology of poetry, written by some of the most creative young poets from Houston and Galveston.

Proceeds from sales of THEY SAY Vol. 4 will support the program through an educational scholarship fund for the students.

Located primarily in the inner city and in the Juvenile Justice system, Iconoclast seeks to nurture improbable friendships that span the boundaries of race, religion, socio-economics and ethnicity and to give the art that emerges a platform. The Iconoclast program consists of a writing program, a performance program, innovative curriculum and a scholarship program.

When:
May 2, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
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The History of Jazz


Spring Branch Memorial Library

930 Corbindale Road 

Houston, TX 77024

 

In Celebration of African American History Month, HCPL is proud to present Da Camera's " The History of Jazz" at Spring Branch Memorial Branch Library.

 

From ragtime and Dixieland to the blues, swing, and more, "The History of Jazz" traces America's contribution to the world of music as it developed late in the nineteenth century from African-American work songs, hymns, and spirituals. 

 

This is a free event.

When:
Feb 20, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
Location:
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MegaBand, Wind Ensemble


David Bertman and Cameron Kubos, directors

The Moores School of Music presents a performance by the MegaBand and Wind Ensemble.

When:
Mar 6, 2019
Cost:
$15 adult/$12 alumni, senior, staff/$10 student
Time:
7:30 pm
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Songs of Love and Passion


Betsy Cook Weber, Jeb Mueller, directors 

The Moores School of Music's Concert Chorale, Concert Women's Chorus, ManCorps and UH Small Groups present this annual celebration of all things romantically choral, or chorally romantic!

When:
Mar 4, 2019
Cost:
$15 adult/$12 alumni, senior, staff/$10 student
Time:
7:30 pm
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Disney's The Lion King Jr. presented by Arrow Liberation Academy

A stellar youth performance based on the Broadway musical adapted from the 1994 Disney animated film.


Arrow Liberation Academy, a National Blue Ribbon School, will proudly present Disney’s “The
Lion King, Jr.” Thursday, March 7, 2019
at 10am
on the campus of Arrow Liberation Academy located at 11600 W.
Airport Blvd. Meadows Place, Texas 77477. The 60-minute musical, designed for
middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed
Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. Arrow’s production, led by Fine Arts
Director Brooke Giles, will feature stellar performances by Liberation
Academy’s Actin’ Up Drama Club and on
stage presentations by the entire student body. Giles states,

“Our young artists are
phenomenal! I certainly knew how tremendously talented they were before
rehearsals began, but The Lion King, Jr. has had a special way of bringing out
the best in us. From students handcrafting beautiful puppets, singing with
voices no one knew they had and transforming into rich, complex characters on
stage, my students have amazed me more than ever. The show by itself is
breathtaking, but audiences will be moved even more as they watch such young
children tell the story with potent beauty”

The Lion King JR. tells the story of the epic adventures of a
curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of
adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a
colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat
Timon, and loveable warthog Pumbaa. To claim his rightful place on the throne
and save his beloved Pridelands, Simba must find his inner strength and
confront his wicked Uncle Scar. The Lion
King JR.
features classic songs from the 1994 film such as “Hakuna Matata”
and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” as
well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.

 

This is an opportunity other schools, families
and community members don’t want to miss! Performances are open to the public
at Arrow Liberation Academy, Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 10am. Doors open at
9:30 am. Admission will be a free-will donation.

When:
Mar 7, 2019
Cost:
Free-will Donation
Time:
10:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
Free-will donation
Location:
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"Precious Memories, A One Woman Show" Conceived and Performed by Yunina Barbour-Payne

Stories of community survival among blacks in Appalachia

Seven interviews about one community, "Precious Memories" is a collection of stories based on oral histories that explore Black Appalachian community survival. Performing artist Yunina Barbour-Payne (Louisville, KY) dedicates her life’s work to preserving the history and culture of Black Appalachians through performance while challenging stereotypes about the Appalachian region more generally.

Yunina uses the stage to bring to life stories transferred to her by Black Appalachian community members from South West Virginia and understandings of how stories of community influences ideas about race, class, and place.

This work investigates personal, historic, symbolic, archival and linguistic significance of Black Appalachian contributions. What was so special about Newtown? Where is Newtown today? What was black community life like in Appalachia? Come see "Precious Memories" to see what some say being Black in Appalachia is all about. 

Tickets are free to the public.  BPP invites audience members to donate to the Christiansburg Institute for whom the show is dedicated. 
When:
Mar 1, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
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DiverseWorks presents COLLECTIVE PRESENCE


Houston, TX, February 6, 2019) - This spring, DiverseWorks is proud to present Collective Presence, a curatorial initiative led by DiverseWorks Assistant Curator Ashley DeHoyos. Collective Presence is a hub for creative and cultural activity to address topics related to social, political, and environmental issues of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
 
Through a series of micro-residencies, workshops, and community discussions, invited artists will join DiverseWorks from
 February 21 – April 14, 2019, to create new work on site and in conversation with each other. Rabéa Ballin (Houston), Rafa Esparza (Los Angeles), Joshua Rios (Chicago) and Awilda Rodríguez Lora (San Juan, Puerto Rico) will each be at DiverseWorks for 10-day micro-residencies.
 
Collective Presence
 will kick-off in the MATCH Gallery (3400 Main Street) on Thursday, February 21, 7 - 9 pm featuring a curator’s talk by DeHoyos at 7:30 pm, followed by music and hands-on art activities. Programs will be presented throughout the run of the project in a community flex space in the gallery with events hosted by community partners Raul Edwards and Reinaldo Costa of Strictly Street Salsa, S Rodriguez and Sara Balabanlilar of Paraspace Books, Lisa E. Harris of Studio Enertia, and Risa Puleo.
 
Collective Presence
 seeks to bring together multiple perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches to creative leadership and critical inquiry. Through the artistic practices of those involved, a collective call and response will be activated in the gallery to address the current trends of futurism and decolonization practices. This project continues the curatorial thinking of Dehoyos's previous projects Cultural Platform for Resistance, curated as part of VisArts Emerging Curator program in Rockville, Maryland, and Journey to Aztlan: Contemporary Conversations with the Land at Sam Houston State University.

GALLERY HOURS
Thursdays, 12 - 6 PM / Fridays & Saturdays, 12 - 8 PM
(except as noted below)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, February 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Curatorial Kick-Off
 
Thursday, February 28, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paraspace Books Film Screening I:
 Oil on My Mind
 
Friday, March 1, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dance Class:
 Heritage in Motion: Not So Equal with Raul Orlando Edwards & Reinaldo Costa
 
Friday, March 15, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paraspace Books Film Screening II:
 Sofia Cordova
 
Saturday March 16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Workshop:
 The Politics of Collage with Joshua Rios
 
Saturday March 16, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Artist Talks with Rabéa Ballin and Joshua Rios
 
Thursday, March 21, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Workshop:
 Threshold: Deep Listening & Creative Sound with Lisa E. Harris, Studio Enertia
 
Friday, March 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Dance Class:
 Heritage in Motion: From the Soul to the Dance Floor with Raul Orlando Edwards & Reinaldo Costa
 
Thursday, April 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Paraspace Books Film Screening III:
 Drexciya
 
Saturday, April 6, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Performance Lecture:
 Heritage in Motion: Salsa—A Tale of Discovery, Blood, Rhythm & Identitywith Raul Edwards and Reinaldo Costa
 
Sunday, April 7, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Brown Artist Retreat: Houston
 with Risa Puleo & Rafa Esparza
 
Friday, April 12, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dance Class:
 Heritage in Motion: Que Viva la Salsa! with Raul Orlando Edwards & Reinaldo Costa
 
Saturday April 13 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Performance Workshop Part I: Anatomy of Our Land / Anatomia de Nuestra Tierra
 with Awilda Rodríguez Lora. Pre-registration required.
 
Sunday, April 14, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Performance Workshop Part II: Anatomy of Our Land / Anatomia de Nuestra Tierra
 with Awilda Rodriguez Lora. Pre-registration required.
 
Sunday, April 14, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Closing Party and Collective Performance of
 Anatomy of Our Land / Anatomia de Nuestra Tierra with Awilda Rodríguez Lora


DiverseWorks and
 the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts are co-presenting Awilda Rodríguez Lora as part of the CounterCurrent Festival (April 9 – 14, 2019). www.CounterCurrentFestival.org.
 
Collective Presence
 programs are presented in conjunction with the Latino Art Now! 2019 National Conference, a program of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research and hosted by the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies and the Smithsonian Latino Center (April 4 – 6, 2019). 

When:
Feb 21, 2019 to Apr 14, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:

A Flea in Her Ear


Madame Chandebise has everything an upper-class woman could want — until her husband suddenly loses all interest in her. Suspicion puts "a flea in her ear," and she must test his fidelity in Paris's most notorious love hotel. Classic farce from the all-time master!

Showtimes:
February 22, 23, 24, 25, 28  at  8 p.m.
March 1, 2  at  8 p.m.
February 24  at  2 p.m.
March 3  at  2 p.m.

Location
Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre - University of Houston, Main Campus
When:
Feb 22, 2019 to Mar 3, 2019
Cost:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Time:
8:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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