10/28 weekly scenes & screens
Visit Foto Relevance gallery to view their latest exhibition titled “Now You See Me.” Curated by Rice visual and dramatic arts alumna Erica Cheung, the group exhibition brings together six photographic artists who offer a glimpse into the complexity and nuance of Asian America. Walk-in gallery hours are 12-4 p.m., Thursday-Sunday. Masks are required.
This year’s Houston Folk Music Archive Homecoming Concert will stream live on Zoom this Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. Famed folk artists Vince Bell and Sarah Hickman will headline the annual concert series hosted by the Friends of Fondren Library and the Houston Folk Music Archive. To access the Zoom link, register for free here.
Enjoy a live concert and movie screening from your car at Axelrad’s Halloween Drive-In this Saturday, Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m. The show will feature music by local artists Gio Chamba and John Allen Stephens at 7:30 p.m., ending with a screening of the classic slasher “A Nightmare on Elm Street” at 11:30 p.m. Tickets are available starting at $15. This event is 21+.
Celebrate CAMH’s 72nd birthday with a citywide art tour this Saturday, Oct. 31 from 1-4 p.m. to view drive-by performances and pick up art kits. A virtual continuation of the celebration will take place on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 1-4 p.m. featuring films by Marc Newsome and the Houston Jazz Collective.
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With the spring semester upon us, those who are still short on hours or want another class to add to their schedule can rest easy. Below are some open arts-related classes which range from visual arts to film to music. These classes have something for everyone and accommodate a variety of skill levels, allowing students the chance to try things that might have otherwise been out of their comfort zone. As we spend the first two weeks on Zoom dreaming of classes with available seats, here are several to consider during the add/drop period.