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2019
January

8 - 15
 
 FEATURED EVENT


Tuesday, January 8
Session 1: 5 - 6:30 PM
Session 2: 6:30 - 8 PM, Spanish
FREE
Register for Session 1
Register for Session 2
@ Talento Bilingue de Houston

Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to attend.
 
Join Fresh Arts and GONZO247  for a FREE workshop and introduction into the cutting edge program  Artist INC-Houston .  In this workshop, we will share "What Works/What Doesn't" for artists to create sustainable careers. Attendees will receive the What Works Workbook that challenges you to begin identifying your goals and crafting a plan following the workshop... more details 

NEXTTUES
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8


Advanced Literary Fiction
@ Writespace
January 8 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // See website

Please join them for a no frills, absolutely practical short story workshop. This course will be a mix of studying the craft exhibited in fine examples of published short stories and reading/commenting on the short stories of your peers...  more details



WED
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

John Yau: Jasper Johns and the Damaged Human Body
@ The Menil Collection
January 9 // 7:00 PM // Free

Sparked by a statement by Jasper Johns about "broken" representations of the human physique, poet and art critic John Yau will explore the artist's use of fragmentation in his work over the course of sixty years...   




Poetry Open Mic ft. Lyd Havens
@ Write About Now
January 9 // 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM // See website

Come see local poets from all across the greater Houston are share original works of poetry...  more details


Start Your Story!
@ ONLINE
January 9 - February 13  //
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // See website

In this workshop, we'll examine the basics of good fiction: plot, character, dialogue, and setting. We'll read and discuss both classic and contemporary short stories, taking them apart to see how they work, and we'll apply those techniques in a series of fun and inspiring exercises...  more details


 


THURS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10


Trans Film Series
@ Station Museum of Contemporary Art
January 10 // 7:00 PM - 9:30 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






ANGELA'S STAFF PICK


Origins
@ MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
January 10-12 // 8:00 PM // Varies

Group Acorde's full-evening production of Origins presents original works reflecting collaborations between contemporary dance choreography, live jazz music, and visual art...  more details



FRI
FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

Adela Andea:
Passage through the Frozen Dusk
@ Anya Tish Gallery
January 11 // 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM // Free

In search of extreme, contradictory and remote landscapes, Adela invites us to share her experience while visiting the alluring, rugged Icelandic terra: from the land's moss-covered lava fields, powerful glaciers, and monochromatic beaches to the sky's enchanting Aurora Borealis...   more details





Rebecca Morris: The Ache of Bright
@ Blaffer Art Museum - University of Houston
January 11 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

This exhibition, Morris's first solo U.S. museum presentation since 2005, features 10 major paintings that survey the range of the artist's recent practice. Varying widely in scale and density, her paintings are both unpredictable and precise, often featuring an ebullient cacophony of hues, patterns, layers and gesturesT...  more details



Discovering the passionate films of Luchino Visconti: Death in Venice
@ Brown Auditorium - Museum of Fine Arts
January 11 // 7:00 PM // Varies

While recovering in 1911 Venice, a sickly composer (Dirk Bogarde) becomes dangerously fixated on a teenage boy (Björn Andrésen). Loosely based on Thomas Mann's novella and featuring a soundtrack filled with music by Gustav Mahler, the film is a piercing meditation on mortality, sexuality, beauty, and the longing for youth...  more details



DARAL'S STAFF PICK


Stay Tooned! A Tribute to 90's Cartoons
@ Insomnia Gallery
January 11 // 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM // Free

Our first gallery show of the year and second ever to pay homage to cartoons focuses on cartoons of the 90s! Stay Tooned will feature over 30 local artists celebrating an era of cartoons that so many of us grew up. To this day, the decade stands out as a real creative juggernaut, when cartoons got both smarter and more bizarre!..  more details



Ran Blake Film Noir
@ MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
January 11 // 8:00 PM // See website

Nameless Sound presents the regional premiere of Ran Blake Film Noir, featuring the renowned pianist performing original scores and improvisations to excerpts of classic film noir...  more details



SAT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

Cups For Y'all Pop-Up Sale
@ Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
January 12 // 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM // Free

Please join HCCC and Asher Gallery for our annual pop-up cup sale! The sale will feature a wide variety of cups and mugs made by celebrated ceramic artists from around the country...  more details



JESSICA'S 
STAFF PICK


The Market at Sawyer Yards
@ Sawyer Yards
January 12 // 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM // Free
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

This curated market hosts a mix of artist mediums with a focus on folk art, the maker is the seller & artisan crafts including packaged specialty foods...  more details






In Conversation with JooYoung Choi
@ The Printing Museum
January 12 // 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Join VAA for an engaging live interview with JooYoung Choi as we continue our "In Conversation with the Artist" series. Catherine Anspon of PaperCity Magazine will lead the conversation about Choi's history, her inspiration, recent exhibitions, and upcoming work....   more details




Second Saturdays
@ Sawyer Yards
January 12 // 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM // Free
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

Spend the afternoon wandering through Sawyer Yards' six studio buildings and discover an extensive selection of painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, clothing, mixed media and more...   more details




Artist Talk: Ernesto Marenco
@ Gray Contemporary
January 12 // 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM // Free

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...   more details





Artist Talk: Kamila Szczesna
@ Gray Contemporary
January 12 // 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM // Free

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...





Texas Guitar Quartet
@ Festival Concert Hall - Round Top
January 12 // 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM // Varies

Bringing together the extraordinary talents of Isaac Bustos, Jay Kacherski, Alejandro Montiel and Joseph Palmer, the group continues to push the boundaries of the guitar quartet medium by premiering new works by contemporary composers and creating daring arrangements of orchestral works by Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel...   more details




MARCI'S STAFF PICK


Color: Story 2019
@ The Silos on Sawyer
January 12 // 5:00 PM // Free
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

This project bridges Houston's worlds of writing and visual art, with a dynamic opening/reading/poetry slam including 17 Houston-area authors... 




Discovering the passionate films of Luchino Visconti:
The Leopard (Il Gattopardo)

@ Brown Auditorium - Museum of Fine Arts
January 12 // 6:00 PM // Varies

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...   more details




MICAH'S STAFF PICK


Traces of Blue
@ MATCH - Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston
January 12;// 7:00 PM // Pay-What-You-Can

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 audience alongside a musical performance....




Consenting Bodies: A Reading Series
@ Rec Room
January 12-13 // 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM // 
Pay-What-You-Can

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....   more details




SUN
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13

Hello 2019! Vintage & Art Market
@ Labels Vintage Streetwear
January 13 // 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY VINTAGE & ART MARKET LOCATED IN THE EASTEND OF DOWNTOWN At our Headquarters..  Labels Vintage Streetwear!!..  more details





Members only memoir and creative nonfiction first page feedback session
@ Writespace
January 13 // 3:00 PM // Varies

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...  more details


Introduction to Belly Dancing Workshop
@ Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
January 13 // 3:00 PM // Registration Required

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...   more details




MON
MONDAY, JANUARY 14
                                                 
Inpring Reading - Claudia Rankine