Weekly Scenes and Screens: Mar. 10
The Rice Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts will kick off its “Itchy Sour Candy” art series this weekend with the opening of "Anthromiasis,” an exhibit by Mavis C. Pitman Fellow Kyle Dickens. A satirical take on the Anthropocene, “Anthromiasis” will open at the Emergency Room Gallery in Sewall Hall at 8 p.m. on March 12, and all four artists featured in the series will host an artist talk via Zoom at noon on March 13. Visit vada.rice.edu to register.
The Moody Center for the Arts and Rice Cinema will screen the 1972 film “Solaris” this Friday, March 12 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The screening will be introduced by visual artist Byron Kim, whose work is currently featured in the Moody exhibition “Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration” and was inspired by the “Solaris” film and its preceding 1961 novel. Tune in to the livestream on Vimeo here.
This weekend, Rice Theatre will present “New Voices: An Evening of Contemporary Scenes and Monologues from Contemporary Theatre,” a two-night livestream event directed by visiting lecturer Heidi Hinkel. The performances will be streamed on the Rice Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts YouTube channel on March 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.
Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Market Square Park will kick off its annual series of free film screenings under the stars this Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation of a 1980s classic, “St. Elmo’s Fire.” Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. Physical distancing is required and masks must be worn at all times except when eating.
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