Weekly Scenes and Screens: Feb. 17
Project Row Houses and Aurora Picture Show are jointly presenting a series of projection mapping installations outside the historic Eldorado Ballroom from 7 p.m. onward on Feb. 20 and 27. The outdoor exhibition will feature works by Third Ward artists Bria Lauren and Phillip Pyle, II, and will honor the legacy of the Eldorado Ballroom and its community. Admission is free and advance registration is not required. Social distancing and masks are required at all times.
Foto Relevance will unveil its new group exhibition featuring still life works from contemporary photographers this Friday, Feb. 19. The exhibition is free and open for walk-in hours Thursdays through Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m.
Join artistic duo Allora & Calzadilla and religious studies scholars Niki Kasumi Clements and Jonathan Zecher next Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. for a conversation about the former’s exhibition, currently on display in the Menil Collection. Submit questions and watch their conversation on the Menil Collection’s website. The program is free and open to the public.
Aurora Picture Show will present the Houston premiere of “No Data Plan,” a personal and experimental documentary by Filipino filmmaker Miko Revereza about the experience of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. The 70-minute film will be available to stream for free online from Feb. 17 to 21.
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