weekly scenes & screens 11/4
This homecoming tradition will look a little different this year — Rice Program Council will present Esperanza 2020 as a campus carnival this Saturday, Nov. 7 from 3-7 p.m. Remote students can enjoy virtual movie screenings and games of Among Us, while on-campus students can participate in carnival games, hayrides, cookie decorating and more at various campus locations when they sign up by Wednesday, Nov. 4. Visit the Facebook Event page to sign up.
The Center for African American Studies and the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts will kick off their second visiting artist lecture series with a virtual talk by Devin Kenny this Thursday at noon. Kenny is an artist and musician whose work centers on cultural products of the African Diaspora in the U.S. Register for the Zoom webinar here.
ER Gallery’s first exhibition, “Impressions,” will be on view at Sewall Hall starting this Thursday, Nov. 5-11. Featured student artists Braden Perryman and Jose Martinez Negrete will discuss their work on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Register for their virtual artist talk here.
The 2020/2021 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series continues its 40th season with a virtual talk by acclaimed author Nick Hornby this Sunday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. Hornby will give a short reading of his new novel “Just Like You” and engage in conversation with award-winning journalist Vendela Vida. Tickets for this live stream event are $5, and can be purchased here.
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Instead of walking on- and off-stage, actors in the Rice Players’ adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” clicked to join and leave a Zoom meeting. Putting on a livestreamed adaptation of the 1879 play posed a number of limitations, but also provided novel opportunities for creative expression.
If you are tired of Dunkin Donuts, or if the excitement of Voodoo Donuts has faded, you can now turn to Hurts Donut, which opened the doors of its new location at 5801 Memorial Drive on Oct. 22. And don’t worry — it won’t hurt at all to try.
November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time to appreciate the achievements and contributions of Native American peoples across the United States. In honor of this month, here are five Native American artists whose work provides a glimpse into the beauty and diversity of Indigenous cultures and what they embody.