Houston Grand Opera will release Marian's Song via HGO Digital on Friday.Photo by Lynn Lane
We’re back with another list of best virtual bets. Cinco de Mayo is quickly approaching and we got you covered there, but there’s also a little something for film buffs, dance lovers, classical music aficionados, and more. Keep reading to see some of the best virtual (and socially distanced) events Houston has to offer this coming week.
Cinco de Mayo might not be until Wednesday, but you can start celebrating the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over the French starting on Saturday, May 1, at 8 p.m. when the Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea take the stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Trumpet player Cindy Shea founded the Mariachi Divas in 1999, and since then the all-female ensemble has racked up about a dozen Grammy and Latin Grammy Award nominations and two wins for Best Regional Mexican Music Album. Tickets to watch the ensemble in-person have already been distributed, but you can still watch from home for free on the Miller Outdoor Theatre website, YouTube channel, or Facebook page.
Stream the Xfinity Cinco de Mayo Cultural Festival, filmed at Discovery Green, this Sunday.
Photo by Floyd Willis
Speaking again of Cinco de Mayo, you can also join a virtual celebration filmed at Discovery Green. The Xfinity Cinco de Mayo Cultural Festival is a pre-recorded program streaming on Sunday, May 2, at 5 p.m. with performances from the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) Mariachis, Danzas Folkloricas de Solei, and Nick Gaitan, along with the folks at The Grove at Discovery Green sharing some tips for a great ginger margarita. The free 20-minute presentation will stream here and on the Discovery Green Facebook page. You can also register here to receive an email with a link to watch the program when it becomes available.
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