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Visual Arts

Theaster Gates performing See, Sit, Sup, Sing: Holding Court (2012) at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, December 1, 2012. Photo: Max Fields

Tue, Jul 7, 12:30 PM

LeFalle-Collins discusses her co-curation of Portraits and Other...

Sat, Jul 11, 2:00 PM

Performances of instructions from other artists.

Sat, Jul 11, 2:00 PM

Performance and artist talk with Radical Presence...

Performing Arts

Duen Fung Ming Chinese Opera Troupe

Sun, Jul 5, 12:30 PM

Self-Help for the Elderly's 30th annual benefit, featuring the Duen Fung...

Thu, Jul 9, 8:00 PM | Fri, Jul 10, 8:00 PM | Sat, Jul 11, 8:00 PM | Sun, Jul 12, 3:00 PM

“…the work of Garrett and Moulton is not to be missed. It is creativity to...

Film and Video

Shivers by David Cronenberg, Courtesy Lion's Gate

Thu, Jul 9, 7:30 PM | Sun, Jul 12, 2:00 PM

There's nowhere to hide and no escape from the terror in...

Thu, Jul 9, 7:30 PM | Sun, Jul 12, 2:00 PM

There's nowhere to hide and no escape from the terror in...

Thu, Jul 16, 7:30 PM | Sun, Jul 19, 2:00 PM

Jeremy Irons stars in perhaps Cronenberg’s most perfectly realized film.

Civic Engagement

Courtesy Speaking Tributaries

Thu, Jul 16, 5:00 PM

Speaking Tributaries asks you to remember water....

Part of ConVerge
Thu, Jul 30, 6:00 PM

"Hawks don’t grieve. Hawks don’t hurt. Hawks hunt. Hawks kill."

Thu, Aug 27, 8:00 PM

A genre-bending memoir about the joys of (...


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