Weekly Scenes and Screens: Jan. 27
PLAY IN A DAY
This weekend, the Rice Players will virtually present their semi-annual Play in a Day, an opportunity to create and produce a play in just 24 hours. Participants will have from 8 p.m. on Jan. 29 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 30 to write, direct and rehearse their plays before performing live from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sign up here by Wednesday, Jan. 27 to get involved.
TELLING THE STORY OF FREEDOM
Join Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Executive Director Hesse McGraw and Houston Freedmen’s Town Conservatory Executive Director Zion Escobar this Thursday for a conversation about the future of art and civic engagement in historic Freedmen’s Town, including a new creative partnership between the two organizations. Watch their conversation on Facebook Live on Jan. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
THE LITTLE THINGS
Oscar-winning actors Denzel Washington and Rami Malek play two California sheriffs who are determined to bring a serial killer (Jared Leto) to justice in the highly anticipated neo-noir crime thriller, “The Little Things.” The film releases nationwide in theaters and on HBO Max on Jan. 29 — use your Rice-provided HBO Max account to stream for free.
BEFORE THE ICE MELTS
The ice skating rink at Discovery Green will close this Sunday, Jan. 31. Don’t miss your last chance to feel wintry before the 70-degree weather is here to stay! Tickets are $15 including skate rental, and must be purchased online in advance.
More from The Rice Thresher
The Golden Globes, often described as the precursor — and sometimes inferior sibling — to the Oscars and the Emmys, are happening this Sunday, Feb. 28 and I will be taking you through my predictions for the biggest categories in film and (some) television. Buckle up … because, once again, it is very beige.
Houston artist MoNique LeRoux opens her docuseries “Meet Houston’s Artists” by acknowledging the upheaval of normal life in the past year in the past year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn and Black Lives Matter protests. The tumultuous events of 2020 were key motivations for LeRoux to produce her docuseries, which highlights 14 local artists and how they were impacted by the pandemic. The docuseries culminated in a physical art exhibit, which opened Saturday, Feb. 13 at Sabine Street Studios.