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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...
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...
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...
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 - 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 - 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 - 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...
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...
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...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:30pm
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} To honor the life and work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Chapel will host a public program featuring a short address by civil rights activist and organizer Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., and former Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao. The program will be held at 7 p.m. on Dr. King’...
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
Inprint presents a special evening with MacArthur Fellow and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Claudia Rankine as part of the 2018-2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. As part of the program, Rankine will read from selected works and The Ensemble Theatre actors will give a staged reading from Rankine’s new play The White Card. After the presentation, Rankine will join...
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 6:00pm to Monday, February 4, 2019 - 9:00pm
Teenagers need—and deserve—great books because teenagers are changing more radically, developing intellectually, socially, and emotionally at a more intense pace, than at any other time of life. Books give teens the hope and guidance—or just the break from the chaos!—that they need, so getting to write them is a profound honor.Are you ready to workshop your young adult manuscript in progress but...
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 3:00pm
Do you wonder what editors at publishing companies, magazines, and literary journals are thinking when they read the opening page of your memoir or personal essay? What are they looking for? What makes them want to keep reading?If so, join your fellow Writespace members as we learn from each other in this supportive roundtable of first page critiques.Our three-hour session will explore various...
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 3:00pm
Learn the ancient art of Belly Dance while getting a great low-impact workout! In this introductory class you will learn a bit about the world’s oldest dance and its beautiful and powerful movements.International performer and instructor Sahira will take you on a journey through the basics of the dance and even share with you a short routine so you can go home shimmying!Bring a water bottle and a...
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Celebrated abstract painter Robert Motherwell once stated “art is an experience, not an object.” Experience an evening of dynamic works that explore color, texture, and motion in music, featuring the world premiere of a piano trio by Karim Al-Zand’s, commissioned by Musiqa. Gaze into the creative process as celebrated Houston artist Geraldina Interiano Wise creates a live painting in front of the...
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
Winner of the Cannes Palme d’Or, Il Gattopardo (The Leopard) recounts the political upheaval and generational sea change in reunification-era Italy. Burt Lancaster is the patriarch of a ruling-class Bourbon family in the last gasps of its dominance as Garibaldi and his redshirts upend social order and a new spirit ascends—embodied by beautiful people Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale.“I have...
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 3:00pm to Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
Responding to the events of the past few years, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (MU) is proud to present CONSENTING BODIES, a series of play readings addressing consent, boundaries, and relationships in the modern era. Curated by Co-Literary Manager Bree Bridger, the series aims to spark a conversation around the subject of consent with guided discussions following each reading. The two-...
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Galveston based artist Kamila Szczesna will be discussing the process and conceptual notion about the work in her current solo exhibition, Reconfiguration: Spatial Compositions, in Second Gallery. This is also the closing date of this exhibition. 
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Local artist Ernesto Marenco will discuss the history and meaning of his works in his current solo exhibition, The True History of the Objects, in Main Gallery. This is also the closing date of this exhibition. 

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