Find out what Houston-area artists such as John Adelman, Tamara Kontrimas, Donna E. Perkins and Carey Reeder were thinking when they created their entries for this year’s “The Big Show” exhibit when they step up at The Big Slide Show. The juried work of 61 local artists is currently on exhibit, and for two nights only, a selected group will give five-minute talks about their contributions and answer viewers’ questions. Come early; seating is limited. 6 p.m. August 1 and 2, Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main. For information, call 713-528-5858 or visit www.lawndaleartcenter.org. Free.
Aug. 1-2, 6 p.m., 2012