Last Call for Art: Graffiti & Teen Angst
Saturday is the last day to see "Pieced Together, All Texas Graffiti Show" over at Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique. The first traveling graffiti art exhibit to make its way around the state, "Pieced Together" features works by Austin's Sloke (who curated), San Antonio's Enks, and Houston's WEAH and GONZO247. (Local fans saw WEAH's work earlier this year at the Art League Houston's "The Boardroom.") From here the show goes on to LA, Phoenix, San Francisco and Brooklyn. 4 to 9 p.m. 2110 Jefferson, Suite 113. For information, call 713-503-5714. Free.
Project Row Houses has its closing reception for the 2009 Summer Studio Artists on Saturday. Robert McShan from Texas Southern University and Jonatan Lopez of Houston Community College were among the seven student artists who participated in the project. Student artists might be a bit of a misnomer for some of these folks. True, they haven't finished their formal education, but some, like Lopez, have been exhibiting in several local galleries for some time now. Artists's talks and slideshows are both on the schedule, but there'll be plenty of time to visit each house and do some meet-and-greet schmoozing. 3 to 5 p.m. 2521 Holman. For information, call 713-526-7662. Free.
A few theater productions are closing this weekend ...
Including Theatre Under the Stars' musical comedy about teenage angst, 13. The show, which features a local cast headed by Sean Hardin, closes on Saturday. (Hardin's only 13 years old but he's got a resume that includes the Alley Theatre, the Houston Symphony, and Houston Grand Opera.) 7:30 p.m. Hobby Center, Zilkha Hall, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-558-8887. $22 and up.
On Sunday, Mud over at Doorman Actors Lab has its final performance. The first production for the new company, Mud was written by Cuban playwright Maria Irene Fornes and focuses on a young woman trying to better herself with only lukewarm success. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Midtown Art Center, 3414 LaBranch. For information, call 281-960-1352. $7 to $10.