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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