9/23 scenes and screens
Houston punk historian David Ensminger’s "Queer Punk Breakout," an indie documentary about queer spaces and personalities in punk culture, will be released by Goethe Pop Up Houston on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. CST. Register in advance at this link to receive the video link at no charge upon release.
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Join Insomnia Gallery for a celebration of body art at “Let It Bleed: An Online Tattoo Art Show” this Friday, Sept. 25. Starting at 7 p.m. CST, video preview of original works by local artists will premiere on YouTube. At 8 p.m., pieces will appear on the gallery’s website for sale.
Lawndale Art Center and University of Houston literary journal “Gulf Coast” will present an installment of the Gulf Coast Reading Series featuring poet Eduardo C. Corral this Friday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m CST. This event is free and open to the public, however distanced seating is limited and masks are required. Visit lawndalearts.org for updates on virtual participation options.
Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden
4912 Main Street
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by joining Hispanic Association for Cultural Enrichment at Rice and Society Of Latinx Alumni of Rice for a virtual evening of trivia about Latinx culture this Friday, Sept. 25 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. CST on Zoom. There will be trivia rounds for all ages and raffle prizes available throughout the night. RSVP here.
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Robert Eggers is a filmmaker whose work has been defined by its small scale and intensive focus on characters. His prior films, “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse,” both feature a small cast and embrace environmental horror as terrifying events slowly pull the main ensemble apart. His reputation for his smaller scale and focus is partly why “The Northman” was so interesting upon its announcement — “The Northman” blows up Egger’s storytelling onto a massive scale. The locations, number of characters, and time period all dwarf his prior films. For the most part, Eggers steps up to the plate, succeeding in his ambition. “The Northman” will be available to watch in theaters April 22.