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Houston's Best Bets This Weekend: Dream Machine Is Back On

Bambull Black presents Dream Machine.
Bambull Black presents Dream Machine. Photo by Jean Velez

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click to enlarge Anybody wanna peanut? - PHOTO COURTESY OF 20TH CENTURY FOX FILM CORP
Anybody wanna peanut?
Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox Film Corp
The Princess Bride at Studio Movie Grill CityCentre
Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.
822 Town and Country

Inconceivable! Fathom Events is returning the classic Rob Reiner-William Goldman collaboration The Princess Bride to theaters for a special 30th-anniversary celebration of the beloved 1987 fantasy-comedy. Part of Turner Classic Movies’ Big Screen Classics monthly series, this screening of the catchphrase-heavy cult hit will feature exclusive commentary by TCM hosts Ben Mankiewicz and Tiffany Vazquez, perhaps not unlike a modern-day Peter Falk with Fred Savage. Price varies by location; visit for participating venues. $13.53.

click to enlarge This one's for the kids. - PHOTO COURTESY OF BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL
This one's for the kids.
Photo courtesy of Bayou City Art Festival
Bayou City Arts Festival in Downtown Houston
Sunday, 10 a.m.
901 Bagby

Since moving to Houston ten years ago, mover and shaker Tony Paraná seems to have collaborated with just about everybody in the local art scene, including Fresh Arts, Houston Arts Alliance, War’Hous, Spring Street and Cultured Cocktails. The Montrose Art Society insider also is the featured artist at this year’s Bayou City Art Festival Downtown. Bridget Anderson, executive director of presenter Art Colony Association, Inc., tells us Paraná channels memories and experiences from his time growing up in Brazil, using mixed media to paint flavorful foods and landscapes. A walking feast for the eyes, the festival includes food trucks, vendors, more than 300 artists and tons of musical entertainment. Plus the weather should be nice, as Anderson says she’s been doing her non-rain dance. For information, call 713-521-0133 or visit Free to $15.

click to enlarge PHOTO BY MARK KITAOKA
Photo by Mark Kitaoka
The Secret Garden at the Hobby Center
Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
800 Bagby

Originally published in 1911, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel would go on to be read by generations of children and taught in countless schools. It told the story of ten-year-old Mary Lennox, whose home has been India up until the time she is orphaned in a cholera outbreak and sent to England, a land that is foreign to her. Eventually, a movie was made about this and more recently a musical was written, and it is that musical, The Secret Garden, that Theatre Under the Stars is bringing to Houston audiences. For information, call 713-558-8887 or visit $30 to $108.

Margaret Downing, Steve Jansen, Vic Shuttee and Susie Tommaney contributed to this post.
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