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Darwin Arevalo & Grace Zuñiga: "Prima Materia"
Exhibition Dates: January 19, 2019 - March 2, 2019Opening Reception: January 19, 2019, 7 - 9 PMLocation: 2315 Union Street, Houston, Texas 77007The Union is pleased to announce Prima Materia, a two-person exhibition featuring artworks from Houston artists Darwin Arevalo...
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Join HCCC for a free, banner-making workshop led by Verónica Hernandez as part of Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library. During the workshop, visitors will learn how to create their own banner to share their voices and experiences and contribute to the growing library of handmade banners. The workshop is held in conjunction with OTRO MUNDO ES POSIBLE (2017), a...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 9:00pm
A blank page can be daunting, and self-doubt can be paralyzing. According to author Stephen Koch, though, “The only way to begin is to begin, and begin right now.” In this four-week class, we’ll take this sentiment to heart. We will begin! Whether you are new to fiction or simply looking for a tune-up, this class will offer ways to kickstart your writing practice. We will read inspiring sample...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:00pm
Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, January 17th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support the organization Artists for Artists. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the Artists for Artists team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
At the Winter Craft Social, join HCCC to explore “craftivism,” inspired by OTRO MUNDO ES POSIBLE (2017), a protest banner on view in HCCC’s Case Study space and part of Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library. Craftivism provides an avenue through which artists can channel their creative energy, share their voices and experiences, and make the world a better place....
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
“A Theme of Expression”  opens at the Community Artists’ Collective, 4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116, Thursday, January 17, 2019. The group show, curated by Calin Bruett, features works by artists Hope Goodson, Hailee Jane, Jo El Mercer and Dune Micheli-Patten. The opening reception on Thursday is from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition runs through Saturday, February 23. The Collective is...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Public House Heights has graciously hosted artist's work on their walls since the day they opened! First Saturday Arts Market artists currently have work installed and we'd like to meet you!  Join us for an informal reception this Thursday evening the 17th. Chef Grant Keaton of Cambio Culinary Concepts will have a pop-up kitchen on the patio!Artists on view:Vivian L. Mora, Lisa Hilton,...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
The Visual and Dramatic Arts Department at Rice University is pleased to present “Business & Pleasure, Fifty Years of Photographs” by Paul Hester with an opening reception on January 17, 2019, from 6-8 PM at the Rice Media Center Gallery. The photography instructor emeritus is sharing fifty years of his professional and personal life through a wide assortment of photographs from film and...
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Introduced by curatorial assistants Laura Minton (prints & drawings) and Marijana Rayl (photography) in conjunction with the exhibition Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking SuburbiaJohn Waters’s Serial Mom is an edgy comedic satire of America’s obsession with economic prosperity following World War II. Kathleen Turner plays the quintessential suburban wife and mother who is quite tightly...
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 5:00pm
“Nothing can prevent me from making films since when being pushed to the ultimate corners I connect with my inner-self and, in such private spaces, despite all limitations, the necessity to create becomes even more of an urge. Cinema as an art becomes my main preoccupation. That is the reason why I have to continue making films under any circumstances to pay my respect and feel alive.” – Jafar...
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (MU) is presenting the U.S. premiere reading of Sam Hall’s MY MIND IS FREE, a play created out of the testimonies of traffickers and the trafficked. The reading series is presented in collaboration with 14 Pews, A 2nd Cup and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at University of Houston with proceeds...
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:30am
In fiction, setting can be as important of a character as the people. And in speculative fiction, that character often needs to be built from the ground—and history, and culture, and physics—up. In this workshop, we’ll be tackling worldbuilding. What issues arise when you set a story in a world that’s not our own? How can we build worlds as complex and lived-in as the real one? How can we avoid...
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
Visit one of Houston's most vibrant art communities. Meet professional artists in their creative spaces, and view a wide variety of art styles and mediums, all offered at direct market prices.
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to Friday, January 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat (Women Without Men) draws from personal experiences with her latest movie, a film-within-a-film. An Iranian woman filmmaker – living in exile while directing a lavish biopic about the legendary Egyptian superstar, Oum Kulthum – deals with a temperamental lead actress and hostility from men on the set. Meanwhile, she is distracted by calls home to Iran about a...
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
In the Main and Second Gallery is a group exhibition featuring 18 national and international artists. This exhibition focuses on materiality and reductionism.Artists featured: Theresa Anderson, Isabelle Beaupré, Amber Cobb, Deb Covell, Mel DeWees, Maria Bang Espersen, Matthew Feyld, Sarah Elise Hall, Monique Lacey, Adam McGowan, Jonathan Parker, Michael Francis Ryan, Hae Won Sohn, Graphic Surgery...
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
Exhibition Dates: January 19, 2019 - March 2, 2019Opening Reception: January 19, 2019, 7 - 9 PMLocation: 2315 Union Street, Houston, Texas 77007The Union is pleased to announce Prima Materia, a two-person exhibition featuring artworks from Houston artists Darwin Arevalo and Grace Zuñiga. Prima Materia will open with a public reception on Saturday,...
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 7:30pm
Hurry, hurry, step right up! Houston's world-renowned extravaganza is back for one night only! The Bayou City Burlesque Circus Festival brings together timeless and titillating performances that will defy gravity and sweep you off your feet! Don't miss talent from across the land featuring high flying acrobats, death defying sideshow, sexy clowns, burlesque striptease extraordinaries,...
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 8:00pm
Banned from making films, Hasan is doubly frustrated that his muse (Leila Hatami) is working with other directors. There are disagreements with his wife, and his aged mother is getting more and more detached from reality. But most galling of all, a serial killer is going about beheading Iran's finest filmmakers, yet Hasan remains unscathed. Why, when he is one of the greatest, is he being...
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 3:00pm
Do you think that if you want to pursue a life dedicated to your art, you can’t have it all? That you and your family will be relegated to living in a garrett—or, the modern equivalent, in a seedy, run-down apartment complex in a dangerous part of town where roaches scamper around and laugh at you like they own the place? Think again, because you can have it all. You can earn...
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 5:00pm
Reza (Reza Akhlaghirad), a professor who is now a goldfish farmer in a village, quietly tends to his own affairs alongside his school principal wife. After his river-sourced water supply is cut off, Reza's goldfish begin dying. His attempt to reopen his sluice is met with a violent attack by a mysterious man from a shadowy organization known as simply "the company." Reza refuses to bribe his way...
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 11:00pm to Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm
Essayist Joan Didion wrote famously, “We tell ourselves stories in order to live,” and over the course of six weeks, workshop participants will be given tools to inspire and instruct them in writing their own unique life stories. Together we will explore a broad range of stunning examples from the masters of memoir and personal essay, from James Baldwin to Scott Russell Sanders to Cheryl Strayed...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 5:30pm
In honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (MU) is presenting the U.S. premiere reading of Sam Hall’s MY MIND IS FREE, a play created out of the testimonies of traffickers and the trafficked. The reading series is presented in collaboration with 14 Pews, A 2nd Cup and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at University of Houston with proceeds...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
If you ever wondered what original prints and printmaking is all about, here is your chance to learn how prints are made.Orna will educate us about monoprints and editions and their growing popularity in the art world. This session will include hands on printmaking techniques without a press. Go home with your own original print.Orna Feinstein is a Houston based artist and printmaker who earned...
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 5:00pm
Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, January 24th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support 4th Wall Theatre. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the 4th Wall Theatre team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support 4th Wall Theatre so don't be...
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
Lawrence Wheeler, violaNeal Kurz, piano Associate Professor Lawrence Wheeler presents a 1919 Viola Centennial recital, featuring works by Rebecca Clarke and Paul Hindemith.Photo by Marianne BevisThe event will take place in Dudley Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building on UH Main Campus.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:30pm to Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 10:00am
A fun-filled weekend of enthusiastic dancing with the young, talented and energetic teacher Aaron Alpert, noted for his teaching of Israeli Folk Dance. Full weekend package and individual session registration available. 
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
Blaffer Art Museum docents lead a gallery talk about "Alfred Leslie: One Hundred Characters in Search of a Reader," on view through January 26, 2019. Learn more about the exhibition at http://blafferartmuseum.org/alfred-leslie/.Image: Miss Wonderly by Alfred Leslie Courtesy of the artist
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Music by Engelbert Humperdinck Libretto by Adelheid Wette Sung in the original German with projected translation over the stage. Well, what would YOU do if neighborhood children started eating your house? Hansel and Gretel are back, and they are hungry! Unfortunately, the poor kids thought they were at the top of the food chain. Luckily for us, they get to sing about it accompanied...
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 9:00pm
A hilarious, if somewhat fictionalized, portrait based on the political career of a recent Iranian official. Hamed Behdad plays a brash fellow from the provinces who barges his way into politics, despite his difficulty pronouncing long words in front of Parliament. He is mistakenly identified as a hero when a bomb explodes at an officially sanctioned rock concert, and becomes a popular choice for...
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:30am
Nothing keeps a reader turning pages like tension! In this three-hour workshop, we’ll consider how writers can effectively build tension in their writing. Together, we’ll discuss the elements of tension, from cliffhangers to pacing, from character motivation to story stakes. We’ll dissect some high-tension examples from published stories and participate in several writing exercises in order to...
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am
The Moores School of Music welcomes organist Guy Whatley to campus for a special presentation on music of the Tudor Period.LocationOrgan Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building 130

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