10/21 weekly scenes & screens
Rice Outdoor Programs & Education and No Man’s Land Film Festival will screen a collection of films highlighting women in their pursuits of adventure, challenge and environmental connection, this Friday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this limited-seating outdoor screening are free for Rice community members. Visit recstore.rice.edu to reserve tickets.
Dell Butcher Hall Outdoor Amphitheater
Visit The Hardy & Nance Studios for the opening of their 11th annual Dia de Muertos group art show starting this Friday, Oct. 23 from 4-9 p.m. Visitors are welcome to bring photos of their loved ones to place on the community altar included in the exhibit, which will be on view until Nov. 1. Masks and social distancing are required.
The Hardy & Nance Studios
902 Hardy Street
The 2020 Houston Jazz Festival will stream live from Miller Outdoor Theater this Sunday, Oct. 25 from 6-9 p.m. Tune in to hear performances from Grammy award-winning musicians as they pay homage to jazz legend Art Blakey. The event will stream on several platforms including the Miller Outdoor Theater YouTube channel; visit houstonjazzfestival.org for more information.
The Moody Center for the Arts will host a Zoom conversation with Catherine Opie, “States of Mind: Art and American Democracy” artist and directors from Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute to discuss the impact of our current political climate on mental health this Thursday, Oct. 22 from 6-7 p.m. To access the Zoom link, register for free here.
PRINT: To access the Zoom link, register for free at bit.ly/3dEoyKl.
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