On Saturday night, this very website will host AD Players’ After Dinner Affair, a night of great food, good friends and entertainment from some of the best artists from Houston, Nashville, Broadway and beyond. Dinner takes place in the lobby of the George Theater, followed by a show in the theater.
That’s a fun thing that happened this weekend. Here are some other things:
Thursday 19th August
Laura Rathe Fine Art presents “Introducing: Janna Watson, Marina Dunbar and Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova” opening reception
Laura Rathe Fine Art presents a multimedia group exhibition in which the new artists Janna Watson, Marina Dunbar and Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova are introduced. The powerful abstractions of this introductory exhibition arouse curiosity and at the same time offer an opportunity for visual meditation. Different restraint, painterly movement and complex layering merge into three different groups of works, which are united by their harmonious essence. Issued until Monday, September 13th, 6 p.m.
Ishida Dance Company presents Faraway, So Close
This weekend, the Ishida Dance Company is presenting thought-provoking world premieres in contemporary dance at MATCH that evening. It will feature new works based on original poetic narratives that raise existential questions, choreographed by Ishida artistic director Brett Ishida, former Batsheva dancer and USC professor Bret Easterling, and Australian Danielle Rowe, a former director of the Houston Ballet. 8 p.m.
Friday 20th August
Canvas and cocktails at Margaritaville Lake Resort
There is still plenty of summer left to soak up the sun and enjoy some of the fun activities at this Lake Conroe resort. Enjoy island-inspired cocktails as you create a one-of-a-kind creation on canvas. Learn from local Conroe area artists Crystal Thompson and Peggy Bennett. The event is open to resort guests for $ 35 per person; Members receive a 20% discount. Accessories such as canvas, brushes and paints are included. 17:30.
The Riot Comedy Show presents Jourdain Fisher
Since becoming a comedian at age 17, Jourdain Fisher has had enough success not to work at his family’s funeral home. He has written for Viceland, 50 Central on BET and most recently The Tonight Show. Jourdain was named one of the New Faces 2018 at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and has regularly made headlines in clubs and colleges across the country. 7.30 p.m. (Saturday 7.30 p.m. and 10 p.m.).
Da Camera presents SummerJazz
Da Camera returns to the Theater District for this festival, which celebrates jazz with a series of socially distant concerts at the Worthams Brown Theater. The festival’s headliners include legendary singer Dianne Reeves on Friday, the Grammy-winning Dafnis Prieto Big Band on Saturday and star trumpeter Marquis Hill on Sunday. There is also a free Saturday afternoon show with the Boomtown Brass Band in the Grand Foyer of Wortham. 3 pm.
Saturday 21st August
AIA Houston presents the 2021 Sandcastle competition
In this annual competition, almost 50 teams have all eyes and shoveled eyes on winning the prestigious Gold Bucket Award. Companies start generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning tasks months in advance. On the day of the event, the teams stretching along the beach meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours. The assessment of the sculptures is based on the originality of the concept, artistic execution, technical difficulty, carving technique and use of the site. 10 am.
Waxing Gibbous: An Exercise in Caring, Empathy, and Healing – A Mixed Media Performance Piece by Kam Franklin
Waxing Gibbous is a mixed-media piece set in 1,000 years’ time in an afrofuturistic oasis called Homegirl Island. Blackness is safe here. Blackness is protected. Blackness is celebrated. The installation is a mirror of freedom, the ongoing dissolution of generational trauma and a dissolution of the shackles of the old world and its endless web of obstacles. The music performed will serve as a tribute to the life lost on the path to peace. 13 o’clock.
Classic Albums Live presents Fleetwood Mac: Rumors
Classic Albums Live returns to re-create one of the best-selling albums of all time – note for note, cut after cut. As a Miller Outdoor Theater favorite, Live lives up to its excellent reputation for performing hit albums exactly the way you remember them. While Rumors is best known for its problematic production (like so many classic albums, it was basically drug co-produced), it is one of the best-selling albums of all time, winning a Grammy for Album of the Year in 1977. 8:30 p.m.
Sunday 22nd August
Houston Glass Club Presents Vintage Glass & Antiques Show and Sale
The Houston Glass Club Show is taking place at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds this weekend. It’s one of the top-rated and most respected shows in the United States, focusing on vintage and antique glass and collectibles. The event will be attended by thirty of the country’s leading dealers and collectors who specialize in high quality, valuable vintage and antique glass. In addition, twenty general antiques and collectibles dealers will also attend the event. 11 clock.
No rules in life: Mr. Brainwash in the Art of the World Gallery
This marks Mr. Brainwash’s return to Houston and marks the gallery’s second solo exhibition with the internationally recognized artist. This solo exhibition enables the audience to admire the grandiosity of his mixed media technology and to experience several emotional worlds. Never-before-seen works of art will be on display, giving Houston a first-hand look at some of Mr. Brainwash’s latest work. On view until Sunday, October 31st, 10 a.m. (only Sunday by appointment).