Free for All: The Oyster Princess, East End Street Fest and "Art Car Revolution"
The Oyster Princess
On Friday, catch the latest screening and performance in the Houston Public Media Silent Film Concerts. A comedy in four acts, The Oyster Princess is a 1919 film by German director Ernst Lubitsch. It chronicles the story of a spoiled rich girl whose marriage isn't everything she thought it would be.
The Bee vs. Moth group, which will be providing live accompaniment to the film, describes itself as "bravely [exploring] the little-traveled and oft-neglected territory between Ornett Coleman's doom metal band and Mr. Rogers's dude ranch."
See The Oyster Princess and Bee vs. Moth at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney. For information, visit the Discovery Green Web site or call 713-440-7336.
Saturday's East End Street Fest is a celebration of Cinco de Mayo and the new METRO light rail, a music festival and taco contest, all wrapped up into one fun, family-friendly mega-party. Taco trucks will battle it out for the title of Houston's Best Taco. There will be live music throughout the afternoon, ranging from the feisty Los Pistoleros de Tejas, the hip Rebel Crew and Latin music mainstay Norma Zenteno. Folkloric dancing, games, artwork and more family fun are also on the schedule.
Join the fun on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m at 4800 Harrisburg (near Lockwood). For information, call 713-928-9916.
What better way to get ready for the upcoming Art Car Parade Weekend than with a visit to "Art Car Revolution: Art Car Photography by Maurice Roberts and Irv Tepper" on Sunday? Ann Harithas curated the exhibit, which was originally seen at the Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas. Maurice Roberts and Irv Tepper have been photographing art cars in Houston since the inception of the art form some 25 years ago. Three art cars will be on display to complete the exhibit.
See "Art Car Revolution: Art Car Photography by Maurice Roberts and Irv Tepper" on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Art Car Museum, 140 Heights. For information, visit the museum's Web site or call 713-861-5526.
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