We’re back this week with another list of the best virtual, outdoor, and socially distanced events this coming week. This Saturday, June 19, is Juneteenth, and you can bet we’ve got some suggestions for you to honor and celebrate the day, as well as a variety of other film and music options to keep you happily entertained.
If you want to be transported back to the '90s – without having to dig out the overalls and light-up sneakers, that is – check out Pitch Me This (PMT) Productions on Sunday, June 20, at 8 p.m. when they restart their annual PMT Pop Up: 90s Cabaret. The tribute show, performed in-person at The Continental Club and also available to stream, will see local vocalists, The PMT Band and Midtown’s favorite ‘90s tribute band The Monicas take on ‘90s hits. This includes music from artists like Alanis Morissette, whose Jagged Little Pill was the best-selling album of 1996, and Radiohead, who released "The Ultimate 90s Album" (1997’s OK Computer) per BBC listeners. You can pick up a pay-what-you-can ticket (with a suggested price of $10) here.
You may know author and historian Annette Gordon-Reed for her almost 25-year-old book, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy, or The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which nabbed her the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009. You may not know she’s a Texan who grew up in Conroe. It’s a fact sure to come up on Monday, June 21, at 7 p.m., when Inprint and the Houston Museum of African American Culture virtually present Gordon-Reed in honor of Juneteenth. Gordon-Reed will join ABC-13 News’ Melanie Lawson in conversation as well as read from her new memoir On Juneteenth for the event. Tickets to the stream are free, but you must register here.
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