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Thursday, August 18, 2022 — Houston, TX

9/2 scenes and screens

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By Katelyn Landry     9/1/20 7:19pm

AUDRE LORDE DOCUMENTARY

As part of the Goethe Institut’s “Queer as German Folk” exhibit, the documentary film “Audre Lorde — The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992” will be available to digitally stream for free from Sept. 4 10 a.m. CST to Sept. 6 12 a.m. CST. To receive the streaming link by email, register here

PUBLIC POETRY



Join Houston Public Library for its final Public Poetry summer series event this Saturday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. via Zoom. Enjoy free live readings from acclaimed poets January O’Neil, Khaya  Osborne, Aris Kian and Alexis Mercedes. Where’s the *snap* reaction on Zoom? Register here!

PRISMATIC TAIWAN

Celebrate the past and present of queer Taiwanese cinema during Prismatic Taiwan, a virtual, six-film series co-presented by Taiwan Academy Houston. All films will be available for streaming in the U.S. only from Sept. 4 to Sept. 13. Presale series passes are available at a discounted price until Sept. 3, so don’t delay! Purchase your tickets here

OPEN DANCE PROJECT

Visit the Moody Center for the Arts’ YouTube channel on Sept. 4 at noon CST to witness a performance by Open Dance Project, a Houston dance company, a response to Erin Curtis’s public art installation “Light Shift” accompanied by live music. Tune in here



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