We’re back with another list of best bets. Whether you want to watch theater from your couch or shovel pancakes in your face at a socially distanced party, we’ve got some suggestions of things to do this coming week.
If you have not yet had a chance to experience the Holocaust Museum Houston’s first juried exhibition, “Withstand: Latinx Art in Times of Conflict,” there’s no better time than on the museum’s Summer Free Day scheduled for Saturday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to viewing the 100 artworks that are part of the exhibit (with or without a curator), you can enjoy special performances, story times in English and Spanish, and you will also get free admission to additional museum galleries. Giveaways for the first 100 guests are also promised, including gifts such as a Mi Tienda tote bag, conchas, and more. Free and open to the public, but registration is required here. (And if you can’t make it, rest assured that “Withstand” will be on display through October 17, 2021.)
If you're a Southerner who likes to enjoy your pancakes and art tipsy, the Pancakes & Booze Art Show is for you.
Photo by Ray Kuglar
If Science Channel can be believed (and it certainly sounds right), then Southerners eat the most pancakes in the U.S. If you’re one of those pancake eaters – as well as an alcohol enthusiast and art connoisseur – you might want to check out the Pancakes & Booze Art Show on Saturday, July 10, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Ballroom at Warehouse Live. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the adult only (18+) show, which promises more than 100 artists, live body painting and music, and (of course) an all-you-can-eat pancake bar. If you want to celebrate 10 years of gorging on pancakes and checking out art, you can pick up a general admission ticket, which is socially-distanced and standing-room-only, here for $15.
Over on the Rice University campus, in a temporary, open-air structure next to Baker Hall, you’ll find ribbons – many, many ribbons. Inspired by the American tradition of barn raising, the “Ribbon Pavilion,” conceived by Dutch collective We Make Carpets (comprised of Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten, and Bob Waardenburg), was brought to colorful life in March by volunteers following the artists’ instructions sent straight from their studio in the Netherlands. On Wednesday, July 14, at 7 p.m. dancers from Hope Stone Dance, along with a couple of musicians, will respond to We Make Carpets’ creative intervention with a little “strategic frolicking.” The work, titled "in the stillness of July," will hosted by the Moody Center for the Arts and will be free to view.
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