March / April

26 - 02

The Glow Ball
Sneak Peek:
Meet the Artists

March 28
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

@ Silver Street Studios
The public will have the opportunity to interact with the artists and their installations before our annual gala, The Glow Ball, and hear them speak on the inspiration and development of their pieces. The behind-the-scenes preview will be free and open to everyone in the community so they can get a sneak peek of what's to come before the doors open on Friday night's gala. The program will include a meet-and- greet with artists as they finalize their installations and add finishing touches to create the immersive experience...   more details

The Sneak Peek with the Artists is FREE and open to the public, but if you want to join the party and don't have a ticket, no worries! You can still buy you tickets HERE!

The Glow Ball
@ Silver Street Studios
March 29 // 8:00 pm - 12:00 am // See Website
Fresh Arts is pleased to announce our Annual Gala fundraiser, the Glow Ball on Friday, March 29 from 8pm - 12am at Silver Street Studios. Houston's biggest artistic party supports the professional development of our community's vibrant, passionate creatives, raising key funding needed to continue work in strengthening the Houston arts community by supporting the artists who create it. Thus, Fresh Arts leverages the gala as a platform to showcase a wide range of Houston's artistic talent through performances, live painters, a silent art auction, and wild costumes. Guests will also be treated to live music, lite bites and open bar...  more details

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CounterCurrent19 Preview Party

@ Decatur bar and Pop-Up Factory
March 26 // 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Join us at Decatur Bar and Pop-up Factory for the official #CounterCurrent19 preview party! There you'll have an opportunity to meet some of the artists, mingle with the organizers of CounterCurrent, and receive this year's festival guide hot off of the press, plus other giveaways! Decatur Bar's master mixologists will be serving "Everything is Illuminated," a custom cocktail created exclusively for CounterCurrent19, plus light bites and a cash bar throughout the evening...  more details


La Reina Isabel en Persona//
Queen Isabella in Person

@ Institute of Hispanic Culture of Houston
March 27 // 6:00 pm // Free
Queen Isabella of Castile makes a retrospective of what her life has been like. Of the political and social achievements that she achieved, as well as her struggle against the loneliness she endured. Isabel Ordaz is the only performer of this unusual film and the weight of the plot falls on her. The script carefully examines every part of the life of the queen and the feelings of the queen, a woman advanced for her time. Rafael Gordon directs a film which is emotional and disturbing... more details



Cultured Cocktails benefiting
Saralene Tapley's "Under Black"

@ Boheme Cafe and Wine Bar
March 28 // 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm // Free
Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, March 25th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Saralene Tapley. So enjoy a drink or two, meet Sralene Tapley, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support Saralene Tapley so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Saralene Tapley... more details

Opening Reception for Miriam Mendrez: Happiness
@ Spring Street Studio #109
March 28 // 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm // Free
Arts District Event
Forma110 is pleased to present Happiness, an exhibition featuring the newest works from acclaimed Mexican artist, Miriam Medrez. An exhibition that consist of a series of 14 black fabric and white lace sculptures weaving a elevated narrative of symmetry and spirituality, Forma 110 is honored to give space to Medrez's artistic practice that honors her concepts around the metaphysical... more details

East End District Spring Open House
@ 3211 Harrisburg Blvd
March 28 // 6:00 pm // Free
Join us for a Spring Open House at the East End District HQ! Learn about current District projects, meet staff, receive a briefing on METRONext (Houston METRO), and enjoy a special art gallery of work from students at YES Prep Public Schools - East End Campus...  more details

20HERTZ | Betting on Yourself with Kam Franklin of The Suffers
@ Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
March 28 // 6:30 pm // Free
In January 2015, Kam Franklin quit her full-time job at an investment bank to pursue a career in music full-time. While most of the people around her thought that she had lost her mind, she knew that she had made the right decision. In this talk, Franklin will discuss the pursuit of happiness, embracing failure and rejection, and rejecting ideals that don't suit you or your vision. This 20HERTZ program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cheryl Donegan: GRLZ + VEILS... more details


The Hunchback of Seville

@ Alley Theatre
March 28 // Varies // Pay-What-You-Can
Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company (MU) is continuing its 2018-19 season with Cherise Castro Smith's THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE, playing March 27- April 6, 2019. Because Mildred's Umbrella lost its home at Chelsea Market Theatre recently, the Alley Theatre has generously allowed the production to be presented in their Neuhaus space as a special one-time event... more details


4th Annual Houston Latino Film Festival

@ Talento Bilingue de Houston
March 28 - 31 // 6:00 pm // Varies
The Houston Latino Film Festival is produced by a nonprofit, Latino arts organization dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture among Latinos and other communities by presenting a variety of art and films to the Houston area. During the festival, films from all over Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States will screen. The programming represents the great diversity of themes and genres of the Latino and Hispanic filmmaking... more details

Diverse Discourse Lecture: Sonia Guinansaca
@ DiverseWorks
March 28  // 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm // Free
Sonia Guiñansaca is an internationally acclaimed queer migrant poet, cultural organizer and activist from Harlem by way of Ecuador. Guiñansaca, a VONA/Voices and BOOAT Alumni, has performed at The Met, Brooklyn Museum, The Highline, Joe's Pub, El Museo Del Barrio, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Lehmann Maupin Gallery and  has been featured by NBC, PBS, Latina Magazine, Pen American, the Poetry Foundation, and the United Kingdom's Diva Magazine to name a few. They have emerged as a national leader in the undocumented/migrant artistic and political communities... more details

Bambull Black Presents Heart Drive
@ The Dive
March 28  // 7:00 pm - 2:00 am // $12
Heart Drive is an Art Supply Drive for HTX Teachers and House Dance Party featuring New Orleans House Music Grandmaster, Lil Jodeci, Sound Artist and Premiere House Selector, XL0 (htx) and Indie-Pop and House MixMaster, DJ Dom Top (htx). You can also bring used supplies but they must be in decent condition...  more details


41st Annual UH School of Art M.F.A. Exhibition
@ Blaffer Art Museum 
March 29 // 6:00 pm // Free
Each spring the Blaffer Art Museum and the University of Houston School of Art proudly present the work of the Masters of Fine Arts degree candidates from the school's five studio programs: Graphic Design, Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms, Painting, Photography/Digital Media and Sculpture. The exhibition showcases highly developed bodies of work produced in a studio intensive environment over a three-year degree program... more details

UH School of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception
@ Blaffer Art Museum 
March 29 // 6:00 pm // Free
Each spring the Blaffer Art Museum and the University of Houston School of Art proudly present the work of the Masters of Fine Arts degree candidates from the school's five studio programs: Graphic Design, Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms, Painting, Photography/Digital Media and Sculpture. The exhibition showcases highly developed bodies of work produced in a studio intensive environment over a three-year degree program. The exhibition will be on view through April 13... more details

Family Movie Night: Peter Rabbit
@ Levy Park
March 29 // 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm // Free
Texas Children's Hospital presents Sony Pictures' Peter Rabbit for the March offering of Family Movie Night at Levy Park. Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero created by author Beatrix Potter and who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own cute, contemporary comedy with attitude... more details

Filming Vincent: Loving Vincent:
The Impossible Dream

@ MFAH | Brown Auditorium
March 29 - 30 // Varies - // Varies
This just-released documentary recounts the eight-year journey from concept to Oscar nomination of Loving Vincent, the world's first feature-length oil-painted animation film. Codirectors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman lead an international team of 125 painters to bring more than 70 of Vincent van Gogh's paintings to the screen to tell the story of the artist's turbulent life and mysterious death... more details


2019 Bayou City Art Festival

@ Memorial Park
March 29 - 31 // 10:00 am - 6:00 pm // $5-$15
As 1one of the nation's premier outdoor fine art events, the three-day festival will provide patrons with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase world-class art. The festival benefits local nonprofit partners and features live music, local food vendors and food trucks, beverages, entertainment, a Children's Creative Zone and so much more. An exhibition of student artwork composed of the top 30 finalists from the Middle School Art Competition will also be featured at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park.... more details



The Art & Craft of Directing at Houston Latino Film Festival
@ Filmatic Headquarters - Vine Street Studios
March 30 // 10:30 am // $40
The Houston Latino Film Festival presents "The Art and Craft of Directing with Joel Novoa" To capture a perfect moment on film, there must be an extraordinary synergy between director, camera and subject. Director Joel Novoa (CW's Arrow and God's Slave) will dive into the process of communicating one's creative vision amongst collaborators in this 4 hour intensive workshop. This hands on workshop is an excellent opportunity for filmmakers to take their work to the next level by becoming a more effective content creator on set... more details

Books2Eat: 4th Annual Houston Edible Book Festival
@ The Printing Museum
March 30 // 3:00 pm // Free & RSVP
What's an Edible Book Festival? It's an event that features food shaped like, or referring to, books. Beginning with that simple and silly premise, much is possible! WIVLA will be teaming up with The Houston Book Arts Guild to bring this festival, and teh wuitty and creative connection between the books we love and the food we love to eat to a wider audience... more details

Opening Reception for Duelo de Espejos: Reflecting Back
@ Rudolph Blume Fine Art Artscan Gallery
March 30 // 3:00 pm // Free
For their third installment of exhibitions in collaboration with the Latino Art Now! Conference in Houston, Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery showcases six more Latino and Latina artists. Santa Barraza, Ernesto Marenco, Tina Hernandez, Patrick McGrath Muñiz, Miguel Ángel Ávila, and Liliana Wilson bring their experiences and their culture into view with clear delineation between what they all separately bring to the table...  more details

@ Hermann Park
March 30 // 5:30 pm - // Free
Bringing dance straight into the path of Houston commuters as they travel to work, home, and around the city, METROdances, choreographed by Lydia Hance and in partnership with METRO, is a vibrant traveling dance and live music performance that provides a front-and-center view for anyone taking the Red Line running from the Houston Medical Center through Downtown... more details


VOLVER:: Moe Penders
@ 1303 Cullen Blvd
March 30 // 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm // Free

Space HL is please to present our newest exhibition by artist Moe Penders in partnership with Latino Art Now and the City of Houston.  Volver is a project featuring large scale photographs, and sculptures addressing the violent history of El Salvador and the mystery surrounding the death of the artist's father in 1993.  The interdisciplinary installation and exhibition focuses on historical moments of the period within political turmoil and personal tragedy...   more details

Transitions: Works by Ava Grey
@ LCD Gallery
March 30 // 7:00 pm - // Free
LCD Gallery and UP Art Studio invite you to meet Nick Glazebrook, a founding member of the Ava Grey duo, as he prepares to take the remaining works of art from the Sub-Americana exhibit of the UP Art Studio Collection, to their home base Chicago. A centerpiece of the collection, "The Burst", will be exhibited at the Illinois State Museum for a year following its departure from Houston... more details


NOPE! An art show about your
Fears and Phobias

@ Texas Art Asylum
March 30 - 31 // Free
The Texas Art Asylum is proud to present Nope! An art show about your fears and phobias. Fears and phobias cause a range of problems -- from temporary anxiety to overwhelming, irrational terror of situations, creatures or things. Which curl your toes? Make you shudder at the very thought? Hope you'll join us for this cool show, with local Houston artists exploring fears and phobias of all kinds...more details

Houston Jewish Film Festival
@ Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
March 30 - April 10 
From Jewish brothers struggling to survive in German-occupied France, to a now religious former front man for a rock band, to the members of Team Israel-Israel's national baseball team-the characters who grace the screen during this year's Houston Jewish Film Festival are sure to inspire, entertain and educate audiences across Houston. The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston's 15 th annual Houston Jewish Film Festival brings some of the most entertaining and thought-provoking Jewish and Israeli films from around the world to venues throughout the city. The festival presents 20 award-winning tales of Jewish lives, from shorts, to documentaries to feature films... more details


the Hive
@ Center for Dance
March 31 // 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm // $10 at the door
A collaboration between Dance Source Houston and Houston Ballet, the HIVE offers local dancemakers a choreography lab to experiment with material for a work-in-progress by offering time and space to explore and experiment with movement. HIVE also gives dancers an opportunity to work with new choreographers and learn about their process... more details

Bone Making Workshop
by artist Sharon Kopriva

@ Mystic Lyon
March 31 // 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm // Free
This workshop is in conjunction with "Canis Major"--Sharon Kopriva's dog and constellation inspired art installation on view at Mystic Lyon. During the run of the show, there will be dog and animal inspired programming including meditations for sending animals healing, a Gong Grant for an area dog support group and an extra special event lead by Kopriva...  more details

Conversations @The Center:
Jay Wehnert and Recie Kraemer

@ Galveston Arts Center
March 31 // 2:00 pm // Free
Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents its annual speaker series, Conversations @ The Center, featuring artists and arts professionals who speak about and show images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in contemporary visual art. The 2019 series highlights four Texas-based authors who have published books on topics in contemporary art joined in conversation with individuals that give special insight into local and regional connections to their work... more details


How To Be Genuinely Funny in Your Writing
@ Writespace
April 01 // 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm // Varies
YA novelist and self-proclaimed serious poet Adam Holt will provide examples of various types of humor in modern fiction. Expect straight talk about how to be funny on the page. You'll also write funny things in this workshop, or you will fail miserably and relive all manner of teenage angst. Whether you get funny or die tryin', we can all agree that a bit of good-tempered humor might be just the thing you, your novel, and our country need to save ourselves from utter catastrophe... more details

Memoir Writers' Boot Camp Intensive (ONLINE)
@ Writespace
April 01 - 12 // 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm // Varies
Join the company of other struggling writers to jumpstart your writing practice. In this generative, instructor-led online workshop, we will motivate each other to write 1,000 words per day (that's only a couple of pages) for ten days. This workshop does include a weekend: Know that you will have the option of either taking a break or catching up over this weekend... more details

Writing Novels for Young Adult Readers (ONLINE)
@ Writespace
April 01 - 22 // 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm // Varies
This course is designed for writers of any level who are eager to learn about the YA genre. Please be prepared to spend at least three hours a week on short reading assignments, your own writing, and online discussion. If you have a first chapter of a YA novel completed, be ready to have the chance to share pages and receive constructive feedback from the instructor and your fellow writers... more details

One Act Double Feature - World Premieres
@ Studio 101 - Spring Street Studios
April 02 - April 10 // 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm // Varies
Two shows for one night's entertainment! Barren by Karen Heimbaugh and Three of a Kind by Michael Weems will make you reevaluate gender roles in group settings and challenge your expectations of what one can be... more details

Writers of color
@ Writespace
April 02 -May 07 // 6:00 pm - 12:18 pm // Free
This workshop is open to writers of all backgrounds typically underrepresented in American literature, including but not limited to writers who identify themselves as African American or Caribbean, Asian American, Middle Eastern, Chicano, Hispanic, and Latino.We recognize that while no single feature can capture the experience and identity of a human being, writers of color-of all levels, genres, and backgrounds-have the opportunity to thrive in workshop experiences where their many, varied voices are welcomed and seen to enrich the workshop's diverse worldview. This means that we will read the work of poets and fiction writers of color, including our own... more details



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