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2019
January

15 - 22
 
 FEATURED EVENT




JESSICA'S STAFF PICK

Connect with Art Saturday

Saturday, January 19
12:00 PM        FREE

@ The Silos on Sawyer

 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 
 
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... more details 

NEXTTUES
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15


Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration
@ Rothko Chapel
January 15 // 6:30 PM // 
$20 Suggested Donation

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...   more details
 



Mind The Gap
@ MATCH
January 15 // 7:30 PM 

Join Dance Source Houston, in collaboration with MATCH, for the first Mind The Gap performance of 2019! The evening will feature works by local choreographers Joel Aguilera, Roxanne Claire, Brenna Forsyth (Ascend Dance Collective), Rachel Redding, Silambam Houston, Paty Lorena Solórzano and Heather VonReichbauer...  more details




WED
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

Protest Banner Workshop
@ Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
January 16 // 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM // Free

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...   more details




Beginning Fiction
@ Writespace
January 16 - February 20 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // See website
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

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...  more details


THURS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17


Dance Source Houston Programs info Session
@ Bayou Theater
January 17 // 12:00 PM - 2:20 PM // Registration Required

Join Dance Source Houston for a series of information sessions that will offer an overview of our current programs and services including performance opportunities, grants, community convenings, marketing support and more. Dancers, choreographers, company leaders, dance educators and arts administrators from all dance genres are encouraged to attend....  more details






Cultured Cocktails benefiting Artists for Artists
@ Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar
January 17 // 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Free
 FRESH ARTS EVENT 

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...  more details




Craft Social: Craftivism
@Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
January 17 // 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM // Free

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. ...  more details





A Theme of Expression: Opening Reception
@ Community Artists' Collective
January 17 // 6:00 PM  // Free

The group show, curated by Calin Bruett, features works by artists Hope Goodson, Hailee Jane, Jo El Mercer and Dune Micheli-Patten...  more details





Meet the Artists of Public House Heights
@ Public House Heights
January 17 // 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM // Free

The Station Museum of Contemporary Art and Gender Reel Houston are proud to present the first screening in the Trans Film Series, a series of films selected and presented by local trans individuals. The Trans Film Series is in conjunction with Solutions, a mid-career retrospective of Cassils, a Los Angeles-based trans performance artist...  more details





Special Presentation: Serial Mom
@ Museum of Fine Arts | Brown Auditorium
January 17 // 7:00 PM // $9 General - $7 Members, Seniors & Students

Introduced by curatorial assistants Laura Minton (prints & drawings) and Marijana Rayl (photography) in conjunction with the exhibition Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking Suburbia...  more details





The Woodlands High School Art Trust
@ The Woodlands High School
January 18 // 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM // Free

TWHS Art Trust is embarking on our 9th year of building our unique collection of student-selected, student-purchased artworks. The artworks submitted by these artists will be displayed for the entire student body.   On January 31st , every student at The Woodlands High School will be asked to cast a vote for their favorite piece. Funds from the 2018 Homecoming Dance will be used to purchase the most popular artworks (receiving the most votes) for our permanent collection at school....   more details





My Mind is Free by Sam Hall
@ 14 Pews
January 18, 19, 22 // 7:30 PM // Pay-What-You-Can

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...  more details



Daniel Catán's Florencia en el Amazonas with Soprano Ana María Martínez
@ Wortham Theater Center
January 18 - February 3 // Varies // $10 General - $8 Members, Seniors & Students

Internationally known soprano Ana María Martínez returns to Houston Grand Opera to take on the title role in Florencia en el Amazonas, Francesca Zambello's updated production of Daniel Catán's opera based on the magical realism of author Gabriel García Márquez....  more details



26th Houston Iranian Film Festival
@ Museum of Fine Arts | Brown Auditorium
January 18 - 27 // Varies // See website


-3 Faces

Filmmaker Jafar Panahi (This Is Not A Film; White Balloon) is officially forbidden from making films for 20 years (for allegedly making propaganda against his country's regime), but 3 Faces is the latest exceptional work - his fourth - that he has made in the face of that ban...  more details



26th Houston Iranian Film Festival


-Looking for Oum Kulthum

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. The film addresses the all-too-familiar challenges women artists face in a creative space where male colleagues question their capabilities...  more details


26th Houston Iranian Film Festival


-Pig (Khook)

Banned from making films, Hasan is doubly frustrated that his muse (Leila Hatami) is working with other directors. 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 completely ignored? Mani Haghighi (A Dragon Arrives!) directs this lunatic comedy full of hijinks not seen before in Iranian cinema....  more details





26th Houston Iranian Film Festival


-A Man of Integrity

"Mohammad Rasoulof's angry damnation of political corruption is posed to be one of the juggernauts when it comes to foreign picture selections come awards time. On a side-note, I will say that Reza Akhlaghirad has one of the greatest 'pissed-off' faces in cinema, a cold gaze that would intimidate any person." - Film Inquiry...  more details




SAT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19


Worldbuilding Writing Workshop
@ Writespace
January 19 // 9:30 PM // See Website
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

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....   more details




DARAL'S STAFF PICK


Lucas Johnson - Selected Paintings & Drawings : Opening Reception
@ Moody Gallery
January 19  // 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Johnson has been represented by Moody Gallery for over 40 years, beginning in 1975 when the gallery opened. In addition to twelve solo exhibitions held at the gallery during his lifetime, Selected Paintings & Drawings marks the gallery's fifth exhibition of his work since his death. The subjects of his work were always from his imagination, shaped by his love of the ocean, his awe of nature, and most of all, his humanism....   more details




Artists' Opening Reception
@ Nicole Longnecker Gallery
January 19 // 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Free

Todd Williamson is a Los Angeles contemporary artist that has exhibited around the world, most recently in Germany, Italy and Houston, and Masako Masukata creates minimalist works that draw attention to the light, shape, and texture of each medium...   more details




Group Exhibition Opening Reception
@ Gray Contemporary
January 19 // 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Free

In the Main and Second Gallery is a group exhibition featuring 18 national and international artists. This exhibition focuses on materiality and reductionism...   more details





Bayou CIty Burlesque Circus Festival
@ Warehouse Livie
January 19 // 7:30 PM // $25 General - $75 VIP

Don't miss talent from across the land featuring high flying acrobats, death defying sideshow, sexy clowns, burlesque striptease extraordinaries, vaudevillian jugglers, and the most glamorous acts on the ground and in the air! This once in a lifetime event will leave you on the edge of your seat panting for more...





Opening Receptions
@ Galveston Arts Center
January 19 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

-Camp Bosworth - THANK YOU, PLEASE DRIVE THRU

Camp Bosworth creates elaborately carved and painted wood objects influenced by his West Texas and the U.S. Mexico border surroundings. Hand-carved, and often gilded or painted, the scale of his work often results in humorous and whimsical sculptures. His most recent works are inspired by the menu items of Dairy Queens ubiquitous to small towns throughout Texas....   more details





Opening Receptions

-Miss Pussycat - The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat

The Puppet Worlds of Miss Pussycat features an installation of puppets and their worlds by New-Orleans based artist, musician, and puppeteer, Panacea Theriac (also known as Miss Pussycat). The exhibition includes puppets and puppet theaters, along with videos, photographs and ceramic sculptures of her puppets....   more details



Opening Receptions

-Quintron - DRUM BUDDY (MIss Pussycat Model)

Quintron is a New Orleans-based inventor, organist, and musical octopus behind the eponymous band, "Quintron and Miss Pussycat".  He has been making genre-defying noise, soundscape, and house rocking dance music in New Orleans for over 20 years...   more details




MARCI'S STAFF PICK


Darwin Atevalo & Grace Zuñiga:
"Prima Materia"
@ The Union
January 19 - March 2 // Varies // Free with Registration
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

Prima Materia, whose meaning refers to a formless primeval substance regarded as the original material of the universe - essential to alchemical processes, shares recent works from process-driven artists Arevalo and Zuñiga, whose scope, subject matter, and content in art-making include personal investigations around ideas of memory, migration, and mortality via the transformation of matter and material.... more details  more details



SUN
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20


ANGELA'S STAFF PICK


Family Fun Day
@ MATCH
January 20 // 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM // Free

Free and open to the public, the MATCH opens its doors to all of Houston families with a day of family fun. It's an entire city block filled with performances and activities. There will also be an appearance by Party Princess Productions, bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, stilt walkers, chalk artists and more... 





Copywriting 101: Supplement your income through writing for business
@ Writespace
January 20 // 3:00 PM // See Website
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

In this workshop, we'll discuss what copywriting assignments are like for marketing and promotional material and complete enjoyable marketing writing exercises that demonstrate use and style across a variety of products and platforms...  more details



MICAH'S STAFF PICK


Beginning Memoir and Creative Nonfiction
@ Writespace
January 20 - February 24 // See Website
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

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...  




MON
MONDAY, JANUARY 21
                                                 
MLK Day Audio Installation