Houston, Texas — This weekend, the city is celebrating the Houston Astros with a big party, and art lovers can help artists in need after the devastating Winter Street Studios fire.
And anyone who’s ever needed a drink for a production of Shakespeare will appreciate the new comedy “Shattered” – in which the actor drops five shots before leading the actors into the show.
Enjoy (responsibly)! Here are your best bets for the weekend.
Friday 20 January
The Blaffer Museum of Art at the University of Houston presents Leslie Martinez’s first solo museum exhibition, as well as the massive video installation “We’re in Hell When We Hurt Each Other” by multidisciplinary artist Jacoby Satterwhite. Martinez creates immersive and striking paintings that explore ideas of place, climate, landscape, and personality through unconventional ways of applying and overlapping different materials, textures, and shapes on canvas. through Sunday, March 12th. 6 pm
EO, a gray donkey with sad eyes and an inquisitive soul, begins life as a circus performer before escaping on a journey through the Polish and Italian countryside on a journey that is wacky and heartwarming in equal measure. With his first film in seven years, legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski is making one of his most free-form and visually creative films yet, putting the viewer directly into the heart and mind of the four-legged protagonist. 7 p.m. (8 p.m. on Saturdays).
Italian culture And the Houston Community Center, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Houston, will host a talk on Jewish life in Rome, presented by Marla Stone, to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust. Stone’s lecture will present the history of Jewish life in Rome and the Roman Ghetto, from its establishment in 1555 to its current iteration as a fashionable quarter in the historic city centre. 7 pm
A century after its riotous premiere, The Rite of Spring’s gushing rhythms, propulsive energy, and sheer sonic impact remain an immersive and awe-inspiring experience unlike any other in the arts. Appointed Musical Director Juraj Valuha leads this groundbreaking masterpiece as part of a two-week spotlight on the works that rocked the art establishments of their time. Sensemayá from Silvestre Revueltas opens the ceremony. 8 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sunday).
Saturday 21st January
The Houston Astros are excited to host their annual Fan Fest as they celebrate the 2022 World Series and prepare for the 2023 season. FanFest is the official kick off of the 2023 season and has something fun for the whole family, including autograph sessions, photo opportunities, World Series Cups, games, and more. All proceeds benefit the Astros Foundation. A limited number of coupons will be available on the morning of the event. Coupons will appear in the MLB Ballpark app 24 hours prior to the event. 11 am