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2019
January/February

29 - 05
 
 FEATURED EVENT





First Saturdays Arts Market


Saturday, January 24
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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@ 530 W. 19th St.
Houston, Tx


 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 
 
Check out this monthly Outdoor Fine Arts event that has become a staple for the Arts District since it's inception, and it's only growing! ... more details 

NEXTTUES
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29


Point of Origin Artist's Talk with Sarah Sudhoff
@ Cindy Lisica Gallery
January 29 // 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM // Free

Sudhoff received an Individual Artist Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance (2017), and this intensely thoughtful iteration of her new work includes suspended sculptures, a sound installation, and debossed wall relief pieces that draw upon the mechanics and cartography of Life Flight and those involved in the nearly 300 flights completed in just one month in Houston...   more details
 



Basquiat, Free Film Night at Brasil
@ Flatland Gallery
January 29 // 8:00 PM // Free

Please join us at Brasil for the free screening of the 1996 Drama "Basquiat". Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) strives to rise up through the heady New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He becomes the brightest star of neo-Expressionist painting and one of the most successful painters of his time, and even develops a friendship with Andy Warhol (David Bowie)...   more details




WED
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30


DARAL'S STAFF PICK


Open Studio Paint Night
@ Center Stage Gallery Sugar Land
January 30 // 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM // $20

During "Open Studio Paint Night", you can pick a selection from our library or paint anything you have in mind. Artist Open Studio Night is a great opportunity to kick back, relax and do your own thing, solo, or with friends and family. The bar will be open, and you can bring in your own food or snacks...   more details




 

THURS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31



Culture Cocktails benefiting the Dream Scholarship Art Show
@ Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar
January 31 // 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 31st, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support the Dream Scholarship Art Show. So enjoy a drink or two, meet Lauren Luna, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the Dream Scholarship Art Show so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for the Dream Scholarship Art Show...  more details




Dancing on Thin Ice with The Seldoms
@Rothko Chapel
January 31 // 7:00 PM // Suggested contribution: $20

The Rothko Chapel and DiverseWorks have collaborated to bring Chicago-based dance company, The Seldoms, to Houston for one-performance only on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Rothko Chapel. The company will perform an excerpt Dancing on Thin Ice, from their new dance theater work, Floe...  more details





A New World Cabaret
@ Rudyard's British Pub
January 31 // 8:00 PM  //  General $15 / Senior, Teacher & Student $10

Treat yourself to BPP's annual showcase of the performing arts. The cabaret's feature playwrights are Yunina Barbour-Payne, Karen Heimbaugh and Michael Weems. Find out how they translate a "new world" theme onto the stage. You can also anticipate a fun mix of poetry, singing, dancing, improv, and more. Dare we mention the drinks and delicious food?...  more details





REYES' STAFF PICK


Poison Pen January Reading
@ Poison Girl
January 31 // 8:00 PM // Free

A 10 year reading series in the heart of Houston: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction, drama. This lineup inlcues Obi Calvin Umezor, Loyce Gayo, and Charlotte Wyatt. 



Obi Calvin Umeozor received his B.A. in English from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and taught English Literature before moving to the States in 2015, where he obtained an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida State University. 

Loyce Gayo is a Tanzanian born creative, aspiring scholar and teaching artist based in Houston, TX. Gayo's work is influenced by her experience in the African Diaspora and celebrates the journey of a people dispersed. 

And Charlotte Wyatt is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Houston. She is the recipient of a 2018 Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize for fiction, and was the 2017-18 Inprint/Creative Writing Program Fellow.... more details

Sin Muros: A Latinx Theatre Festival
@ Stages Repertory Theatre
January 31 // Varies  //  Varies

The second annual Sin Muros will include Alex Alpharaoh's solo show WET: A DACAmented Journey and developmental workshop readings of new plays by Texas playwrights Georgina Escobar, Jasminne Mendez, and Beto O'Byrne. The festival weekend will be filled with public events for audiences and local theatre-makers, including workshops and networking opportunities....  more details





New Releases: Shoplifters (Manbiji Kazoku)
@ Museum of Fine Arts | Brown Auditorium
January 31 - February 7 // Varies  //  General $9 / Members, Seniors & Students $7

Winner of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or for an ending that "blew the jury away," this story of a Japanese family of small-time crooks who take in a child has garnered nearly unanimous rave reviews. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money through petty crime to survive, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them...  more details



36th International Piano Festival
@ University of Houston | Moore School of Music
January 31 - February 2 // 7:30 PM  //  Varies

The University of Houston's Moores School of Music presents the 36th International Piano Festival, a thrilling series of recitals and masterclasses featuring some of the greatest performers in the world. Led by nonagenarian and IPF Founder Abbey Simon, this dynamic weekend of pianism features Russian virtuoso Alexander Kobrin and charismatic rising star Sean Chen, our 2019 Discovery Artist...  more details




36th International Piano Festival:
Sean Chen Recital
January 31

Hailed as a charismatic rising star with "an exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity" (Huffington Post), American pianist Sean Chen, winner of the 2013 American Pianists Awards and third prize winner at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, has continued to earn accolades for "alluring, colorfully shaded renditions" (New York Times) and "genuinely sensitive" (LA Times) playing....  more details

 


YA author Alex Temblador presents "Secrets of the Casa Rosada" at Brazos Bookstore
Brazos Bookstore
February 1 // 7:00 PM // Free

Debut YA novelist Alex Temblador will speak about her new book, "Secrets of the Casa Rosada". Named to KIRKUS REVIEWS' Best Books of 2018, Temblador "introduces young readers to a Mexican community that maintains its roots in its Indigenous bloodlines" and provides "a suspenseful and fascinating glimpse into a Mexican-American world."...   more details





First Friday Reading Series Presents: Juliane Tran
@ Inprint, Inc. 
February 1 // 8:30 PM // Free

A Californian from Silicon Valley, Juliane moved to Houston in 2007. In 2015, a poetry-writing workshop at Inprint led by Bryan Owens rekindled an adolescent love of poetry. She was soon a Top 5 Finalist in the Weasel Press Poetry Chapbook Contest. Juliane is enrolled at the University of Houston, where she is studying the Spanish language and creative writing ....  more details


Winter/Spring Exhibitions Reception:
TOM LOESER
@ Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
February 1 - February 2 // Varies // Free


Please join HCCC for a reception celebrating the openings of our Winter/Spring shows:  Tom Loeser: Please Please Please in the Main Gallery and To Be of Use in the Front Gallery.  The evening will also include open studios by the current resident artists... more details

Hands-On Houston: Sun Prints

Join HCCC to create your own cyanotypes (also known as sun prints) from a photographic process that produces prints when objects are placed in the sun. To get inspiration for your cyanotypes, explore the new exhibition, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please, and discover how the artist uses found objects in his prints. Then, work with your family or friends to select objects, design a composition, and watch, as your work of art develops on photo-sensitive paper in the sun....  more details






Artist Talk & Tour by Tom Loeser

As part of Tom Loeser: Please Please Please, HCCC is pleased to present an artist talk and tour by renowned furniture maker, Tom Loeser. During his talk, Loeser will give a brief overview of his furniture and design practice, which will be followed by a tour of the exhibition with HCCC Curator Kathryn Hall...  more details



SAT
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 02


Space City Slam Series: Preliminary #1
@ MECA
February 2 // 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM // $45-70
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

Calling all Houston teens! Compete for your chance to join internationally-renowned Meta-Four Houston youth slam team and perform original poetry in front of a live audience at any of our preliminary slams. The top 6 winners will receive free travel, meals, and accommodations to Brave New Voices 2019, held this summer in Las Vegas...   more details





MARCI'S STAFF PICK


A conversation with Adela Andea and Glasstire Editor Brandon Zech
@ Anya Tish Gallery
February 2  // 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM // Free

Join artist Adela Andea and writer Brandon Zech from Glasstire for a conversation about the challenges and rewards of installation art, why bigger is sometimes better, and how light counts as New Media. The talk will be followed by Social Hour featuring Blue Lagoon cocktails and more!...   more details




Steven Sachs "Packs and Flocks" Opening
@ Redbud Gallery
February 2 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

As an outsider artist, Steven Sachs sees himself as an urban archaeologist, whose quest is to transfer the original use of found objects into whimsical creations. The assemblages that result from his finds are a playful and humorous take on discarded objects and a repurposed vision into three dimensional sculptures...   more details




CSA Presents: 2019 Lunar New Year Show
@ Rice Chinese Student Association
February 2 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // $25

Hi everyone! CSA, VSA, KSA, HKSA, RTA and RCSSA are collaborating together to host one of the biggest cultural events of the year: the Lunar New Year Show! It's the year of the pig, and we would love to have you all come out and celebrate with us...   more details






Itamar Borochov Quartet
@ Evenlyn Rebunstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
February 2 // 8:00 PM // General $30 / Member $20

Borochov brings a unique sound with him wherever he goes. Deeply immersed in the jazz tradition, Borochov's search for his personal roots resulted in an ever-expanding love for Arab and Pan-African musical sensibilities - a natural palette for a trumpeter-composer raised in Jaffa, an integrated Muslim-Jewish-Christian city... more details  more details



Woodland Waters: Allures of the Ozarks
Archway Gallery
February 2 - 28 // Varies // Free

Long fascinated by the reflections and stillness of the waters of Houston and the surrounding area, painter Harold Joiner has ventured further afield with this new body of work. Recent explorations and hiking expeditions in the Arkansas Ozarks revealed exciting new possibilities for the treatment of water in landscape paintings...   more details




JESSICA'S STAFF PICK


The Art of Children's Book Illustration: 25 Years of Piñata Books
@Houston Public Library | Central Branch
February 2 - May 4 // 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM // Free




For 25 years, Piñata Books has changed the children's book publishing industry by providing readers with bilingual stories and colorful images that feature diverse characters and reflect the US Hispanic experience. Piñata Books is an imprint of Arte Público Press, the oldest and largest publisher of US Hispanic literature in the United States. The Art of Children's Book Illustration: 25 Years of Piñata Books invites the public to view original illustrations from the Arte Público Press collection. The exhibit will give readers a visual entryway into many of the stories that continue to educate and delight readers of all backgrounds. ..  more details  

SUN
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 03



MICAH'S STAFF PICK


Art Car Preview
@Evelyn's Park Consevatory
Febrauary 3 // 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Are you a fan of the art car parade that takes place in Downtown Houston? Well come get a sneak peak at this Art Car Preview and get a feel for what to expect!..  more details





Houston Chamber Choir presents I Could Write a Book
Ballroom at Bayou Place
February 3 // 4:00 PM - 5:30 // $40

I Could Write a Book, an exquisite afternoon of jazz in the beautiful Ballroom at Bayou Place, featuring Kim Nazarian, one of the founding members of New York Voices. Located downtown in the heart of the Theater District, this trendy venue makes the perfect setting for listening to jazz favorites with Nazarian and the professional men and women singers who make up the Houston Chamber Choir...  more details




American Spaces
@ MATCH -   Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
February 3  // 6:00 PM // General $25 / Student $15

One of the most versatile and innovative classical groups in Houston, KINETIC teams up with award-winning quintet, Windsync, Houston Symphony associate principal horn, Robert Johnson, and Rice University Professor of Music, Dr. Thomas Jaber, for a program that journeys from the German Baroque to twentieth-century America...   more details






MON
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 04