Join us as we celebrate the best in the city's arts and culture scene at Houston Press Artopia® 2013. The party brings together our three MasterMind Award winners, Opera in the Heights, Karen Stokes Dance and the Stark Naked Theatre Company. Sponsored by Stella Artois, the MasterMind Awards acknowledge the trio for their outstanding contribution to the culture of Houston. Oh, and as if that weren't enough, each of the three receives a cash prize of $2,000.
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.
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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