The evening's program also includes back-to-back performances by such local favorites as FrenetiCore Dance Theater, Bagheera, Bang Bangz and Poor Pilate. Some 25 visual artists will have their work lining the walls on two floors of the Winter Street Studios, including panoramic photographer Chuy Benitez and painter (and Artopia veteran) Van McFarland. Liquor will be flowing, and there'll be plenty of food courtesy of Haven, Phoenicia Specialty Foods, The Counter, Sorrel Urban Bistro and The Cajun Stop. Translation: It's gonna be a hell of a good time.
Of course, a party this big has to have its own official after-party. At 11 p.m. the bash moves to Hughes Hangar (2811 Washington), where the fun goes until 2 a.m. Houston Press Artopia 2013 starts at 8 p.m. at Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter. For information, visit www.houstonpressartopia.com.
$55 to $60.
Sat., Jan. 26, 8-11 p.m., 2013