19 - 26

Save the Date: Bayou City Arts Festival

March 29 - 31
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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@ Memorial Park
Established in 1972, the Art Colony Association, Inc. ("ACA") is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing high quality art festivals and events to provide financial support to local nonprofit organizations. Over the past 47 years, the Art Colony Association, producer of The Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall and Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring, has raised 3.6 million dollars in support local nonprofit organizations. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston and through Houston Arts Alliance...

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Artist Lecture: Jeffrey Gibson
@ UH | Fine Art Building
March 19 // 6:30 PM // Free  
The UH School of Art presents a talk by renowned multidisciplinary artist Jeffrey Gibson. Jeffrey Gibson is a painter living in Brooklyn, New York. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions...  more details

Bryan Washington Presents LOT
@ Brazos Bookstore
March 19 // 7:00 PM // Free

Join us in celebrated the release of local author Bryan Washington's collection of short stories, LOT! Bryan Washington's brilliant, viscerally drawn world vibrates with energy, wit, and the infinite longing of people searching for home. With soulful insight into what makes a community, a family, and a life, LOT explores trust and love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms... more details




2019 Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts- Project Row Houses Fellows Lecture
@ UH | Center for Art and Social Engagement
March 20 // 6:30 PM // Free
Join us to welcome the 2019 Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts- Project Row Houses Fellows Sarah Raphael Garcia and Libby Bland. The two Fellows will share prior work and provide guiding questions and ideas about their upcoming Fellowship year.Libby Bland brings a background in oral history and arts-based community design together with her research on the history of self-planned Black communities throughout the rural South.Sarah Rafael García is a writer, traveler and arts educator with an M.F.A. in creative writing with an emphasis in fiction and cognate in media studies... 
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Guest Recital: Josu de Solaun
@ UH | Fine Art Building
March 20 // 7:30:00 PM - // Free
The Moores School of Music presents a recital by pianist Josu de Solaun, featuring works by Poulenc, Enescu, Turina, Medtner, Glazunov and Chabrier... more details




UST-Houston Mural Reveal Party

@ UST | Crooker Center
March 21 // 12:30 PM // Free
You're all invited to our first ever #USTHoustonMural Reveal Party! Come out to Crooker Center for food, music, entertainment and watch @GONZO247 finish our mural! Details on the invite! See you guys there! #BeYourBoldSelf ... more details

Cultured Cocktails benefiting Frame Dance
@ Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar
March 21 // 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Free
Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, March 21st, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Frame Dance, So enjoy a drink or two, meet the Frame Dance team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support Frame Dance so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Frame Dance...
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Opening Reception: 2019 Core Exhibition
@ 5101 Montrose Blvd
March 21 // 6:00 PM // Free
The 2019 Core Exhibition featuring new work by the 2018-2019 Core Program Fellows: Shobun Baile, Gustavo Gomez-Brechtel, Maria Bang Espersen, Ryan Hawk, Devin Kenny, leo, Elizabeth M. Webb, and Peng Zuqiang. Also a chance to pick up the 2019 Core Publication featuring a text by Critical Studies Resident Will Harris... more details

Hanif Abdurraqib - Go Ahead in the Rain
@ Brazos Bookstore
March 21 // 7:00 PM // Free
Brazos Bookstore presents Hanif Abdurraqib for his New York Times Bestselling book GO AHEAD IN THE RAIN. How does one pay homage to A Tribe Called Quest? Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs into the group's history and draws from his own experience to reflect on how its distinctive sound resonated among fans like himself. The result is as ambitious and genre-bending as the rap group itself...
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Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women
@ Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
March 21 // 12:00 AM // Varies
What is it that makes Jewish women so funny...and so Jewish? This film tells the story of six of the greatest female comic performers of the last century - Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Wendy Wasserstein. Hosted by several contemporary female comics, it's the true saga of what it means to be Jewish, female and funny both today and yesterday... more details


Opening Reception: Equilibrio
@ Community Artists' Collective
March 22 // 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Free
Artists Nela Garzόn, Veronica Gaona and Delilah Montoya are among the artists featured in the group show, which is curated by Tina Hernandez and is in collaboration with MantecaHTX's open call. MantecaHTX, a program of Nuestra Palabra's cultural acceleration program, is a new artist registry open to Houston-area Latinx artists practicing in all disciplines... more details

Opening Reception:
Javier Valle Pérez - Earth, Wind & Future

@ CIndy Lisica Gallery
March 22 // 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM // Free
Javier Valle Pérez (b. 1973) is a key figure of contemporary Nicaraguan art and an integral representative of Latin, Central and South American art movements in the 21st century. He graduated in 1998 from the National School of Fine Arts of Nicaragua, where he currently lives and works in the capital city of Managua... more details

Orna Feinstein: The Other Side of the Forest
@ Anya Tish Gallery
March 22 // 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM // Free
Anya Tish Gallery is pleased to announce The Other Side of the Forest, an exhibition featuring three- dimensional monoprints, concrete works, and a large-scale installation by Israeli-born, Houston-based artist Orna Feinstein. The Other Side of the Forest marks Feinstein's seventh solo exhibition with the gallery...
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Art League Houston: Exhibitions on VIew!
@ Art League Houston
March 22 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free
Art League Houston (ALH) presents four new exhibitions including Here, Ahora (a group show curated by Reyes Ramirez), Miriam Medrez, Liyen Chong, and Molly Koehn opening Friday, March 22, 2019, from 6-9 p.m. with artist talks kicking off at 6:15 p.m. The exhibitions will be on view through May 4, 2019... more details

The loosening grip
@ Archway Gallery
March 22 // 7:00 PM // Free
A dancer, a choreographer, a singer, a movement-based performance artist, or "Miss Understood" are all descriptions of jhon r. stronks. A very magical unicorn, jhon has been described as strong enough for a man and pH-balanced enough for a woman. The choreographic work of stronks combines the fundamental elements of choreography, dance technique, and authentic movement to create dances that speak earnestly... more details

Five Funny French Films
@ MFAH | Brown Auditorium
March 22 - 23 // Varies // Varies

:Rolling to You (Tout le monde debout)
In his feature debut, Franck Dubosc plays successful womanizer Jocelyn. Cleaning out his recently deceased mother's apartment, Jocelyn sits in his mother's wheelchair to inventory the contents. When Marie, an unemployed caregiver, visits to offer her condolences, Jocelyn feigns physical limitations to earn her sympathy and affection. But when Marie introduces him to her wheelchair-bound sister, how long can Jocelyn maintain the ploy?.. more details

:Return of the Hero (Le retour du héros)
In 19th-century France, Captain Neuville (Jean Dujardin) is called to the front, leaving his fiancée Pauline heartbroken. When she becomes despondent after not hearing from him, her sister Elisabeth (Mélanie Laurent) falsely pens Neuville's letters. When the war ends and Neuville does not return home, Elisabeth furthers her ruse. Several years later, however, Elisabeth spies a destitute Neuville, newly back in town. She agrees to pay him to stay away from her family, but the captain has plans of his own... more details

:The Trouble with You (En liberté!)
Police detective Yvonne (Adèle Haenel) discovers that her dead husband was not the police hero for which he is being memorialized. Deeply corrupt, he took bribes and put an innocent man in prison. Yvonne aims to right her husband's injustices and starts by helping wrongly convicted Antoine (Pio Marmaï) as he is released from prison. But she pretends to be a prostitute and ends up attracted to the charming ex-convict who has a hard time remaining a law-abiding citizen. Audrey Tatou costars. Nominated for nine César Awards, including Best Picture...  more details

:Dumped (Larguées)
Single Rose (Camille Cottin) and helicopter parent Alice (Camille Chamoux) are sisters who do not agree on much, except that they urgently need to cheer up their mother, Francoise (Miou-Miou). Francoise's husband has just left her for a much younger woman, and the daughters take their mother to a tropical island resort. But when Rose enlists a man to show Francoise a good time, their holiday plans start to unravel... more details

:The Baker's Wife (La femme du boulanger)
Playwright-turned-auteur Marcel Pagnol (The Marseille Trilogy) draws a vivid portrait of a close-knit Provençal village where the marital woes of a sweetly deluded baker (Raimu, heralded by Orson Welles as "the greatest actor who ever lived") snowball into a scandal engulfing the entire town. The New York Times said, "certainly no other breed could have told it so cutely, with such disarming good humor, with such tolerance and wit.".. more details

Gulf Coast Reading Series, with Eloisa Amezcua
@ Lawndale Art Center
March 22 // 7:00 PM // Free
Michelle Orsi is from Spokane, Washington, where she received her BA in English and Spanish from Gonzaga University. Her poetry has most recently appeared in Reflection and Lilac City Fairy Tales Vol IV: Towers and Dungeons, among others... more details


Origami & Sake Sipping Craft Class

@ The Art Cellar of Houston
March 22 // 7:00 PM// $36
Love the look of colorful origami? Then join us at our March Art Class at Art Cellar Houston! In this beginner friendly workshop, everyone will learn how to read the dots and lines of origami patterns and learn how to fold cranes, dragons, and lots of wonderful creations!.. more details




Vox Storytellers: Artist Voices

@ Cafeza
March 23 // 2:45 PM - 5:45 PM // Free
In its fourth year since its inception, Vox Culture is expanding its storytelling event line-up with the addition and launch of Vox Storytellers: Artist Voices. This new addition to the advocacy group's public storytelling lineup will serve to gather prominent and rising Houston-based artists to share their stories, starting with a conversation about mental health challenges artists face and the role it plays in their artistic discipline... more details

JMV Spring Festival 2019
@ JoMar Visions Studios at Northwest Crossing
March 23 // 3:00 PM // Free
Spring celebration at JoMar Visions is almost here! We are so excited about what we have to offer this year to everyone participating, artists and art lovers. This time we will have a latin music DJ and anyone can join us for a dance social sponsored by the amazing salsa dance school Omni Salsa, while enjoying what the local visual arts and vendors have to offer... more details

The Ocotillo Review Release Celebration
@ Writespace
March 23 // 3:00 PM // Free
Join Kallisto Gaia Press as Writespace hosts the release of The Ocotillo Review Volume 3.1. Featured readers, including Courtney O'Banion Smith, Elina Petrova, Sage Webb, and more, will read from one of America's fastest growing international literary journals... more details

Artísticas Fest: Primer Aniversario
@ Wonky Power Live
March 23 // 3:00 PM // Free
Time to celebrate one year of Artísticas Fest! We began with the purpose of celebrating up-and-coming Latina artists and entrepreneurs across HTX - from market vendors to cooks, musicians, dancers, and students in art programs. Latina creatives are making waves with their talents! Rica comida, dancing, shopping & celebrating culture!.. more details


Latino Art Now! Films Curated by Stephanie Saint Sanchez

@ Mystic Lyon
March 23 // 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Pay What You Can
As founder and executive director Senorita Cinema and Artistic Director of La Chicana Laundry Pictures, Sanchez is privy to some really spectacular short films by Latinx artists. From Sanchez: (These) "films are a beautiful mutant mixtap of movie mayhem hand picked by the recently domesticated, angst ridden auteur. A celebration of cinema shaken and stirred.".. more details

2nd Annual Women On The Bayou Poetry Slam
@ Alley Theatre
March 23 // 7:00 PM // $25-$30
Savannah Blue Arts & Outreach is proud and excited to bring back after popular DEMAND Women On The Bayou! Twenty of the WORLD top Women Poets from as far as New York, LA, ATL and more will be having an all out word brawl. Some as seen, on TV One Verses & Flow and are ranked as Top Poets on the poetry circuit. This will be a very powerful show, you don't want to miss!.. more details


Afterword with Jamie Bernstein
@ Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
March 24 // 1:00 PM // Varies
Jamie Bernstein, the oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein, offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir. In Famous Father Girl, Bernstein mines the emotional depths of her childhood and invites us into her family's private world. Bernstein is a writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker. She travels the world as a concert narrator... more details

Barrio Dogs 9th Anniversary Celebration + Fundraiser
@ Bohemo's
March 24 // 2:00 PM // Free
For 9 years, we've been helping neighbors; providing pet owners with free spay, neuter and vetting and putting in many hours with our education efforts. Now we're celebrating our work. Please join us - we hope to see you all there!..  more details


@ Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School
March 24 // 3:00 PM // Free
Bestselling kids fantasy adventure writer Adam Gidwitz is the author of the New York Times bestseller and 2017 Newbery Honor Book The Inquisitor's Tale. One of the most beloved middle grade book of the year, the novel was a New York Times Editor's Choice and named one of the best children's books of the year by the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly and elsewhere...
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Guest Recital: David Higgs, organ
@ Christ the King Lutheran Church
March 24 // 6:00 PM // Varies
The Moores School of Music presents a solo organ recital by David Higgs, professor of organ at the Eastman School of Music. One of America's leading concert organists, David Higgs is also chair of the Organ Department at the Eastman School of Music. He performs extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has inaugurated many important new instruments... more details


MX/TX Lecture:
Cesar Guerrero & Ana Cecilia Garza

@ UH | College Of Architecture & Design
March 25 // 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
S-AR is an architectural design studio based in Mexico (Monterrey and Mexico City). The studio is led by Cesar Guerrero and Ana Cecilia Garza (Monterrey main office), and Maria Sevilla (at the secondary office at CDMX). S-AR is formally established as a professional firm in 2006. Their work focuses on the design and development of architectural projects of several scales and typologies from private, experimental and social houses to architectural installations, educational buildings and design of furniture and other objects inluding books and independent publications about architecture... more details


Artist Lecture: Rafael Soldi
@ UH | Fine Art Building
March 26 // 1:00 PM // Free
The UH Photography and Digital Media program welcomes Rafael Soldi to the University of Houston to discuss his photographic art work and curatorial practice. Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian­-born, Seattle-based artist and curator. He is the co-founder of FOUND, a space for contemporary art in Seattle, and the Strange Fire Collective, a project dedicated to highlighting work made by women, people of color, and queer and trans artists... more details



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