The first of what is expected to be many performance cancellations by arts organizations this weekend has just come in: Dancepatheatre has canceled both the December 4 regular performance and December 6 rain-date performance of Letters You Wrote. A joint project between Dancepatheatre and the Foundation for Modern Music, the show had been scheduled to be at The Artery's outdoor garden theater, which the weather newscasters are telling us will be under a blanket of snow/sleet/slushy rain all weekend.
Letters You Wrote will be rescheduled sometime in early 2010.
Stay tuned, we expect more cancellations to be announced throughout the day.
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UPDATE: Several more arts events have been canceled or postponed. Among the snow's victims are:
- Be the Ball, benefiting Fresh Arts and Glasstire has been postponed. No new plans have
- The Houston Zoo, which is closed for the rest of today and will reopen tomorrow as usual.
- been announced.
- The screening of Guest of Cindy Sherman at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has been canceled (one more snub to filmmaker Paul H-O, whose documentary chronicles his life as the much ignored partner of a big name artist).
- The Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston Island Cultural Speaker Series presentation with Jan and Rob Faubion at Moody Gardens has been canceled. The mother-son team was going to discuss their family's Swedish heritage. The series will continue with its next planned event.
- The First Friday reading with Andre de Korvin at Inprint House has been canceled. The series continues January 8 with writer Larry Fontenot.
- The grand opening of the J.S. Bracewell Neighborhood Library. No new plans for the opening have been announced.
The brave souls who are refusing to change their plans just because a few snow flakes are falling include:
- The Houston Ballet's Jubilee of Dance 40th Anniversary Celebration honoring Barbara Bears, Dickens on the Strand, Discovery Green's Ice Skating, and ironically, the Houston Museum of Natural Science's Snow Flurry.