Weekly Scenes and Screens: Apr. 21
Rice Cinema will host an outdoor screening of the classic Hollywood romance “Casablanca'' this Saturday, April 24 at 8 p.m. in Brochstein Plaza, the outdoor space in front of the Welcome Center at Sewall Hall. RSVP is required to attend. Check in between 7-7:45 p.m. with a mask and your own chair to enjoy the film!
EARTH DAY CLOTHING SWAP
Join the Rice Women’s Resource Center in Wiess Quad this Wednesday, April 21 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. as they celebrate Earth Day with a clothing swap and film screening of a documentary on sustainable fashion. Students joining the clothes swap should bring only a few curated pieces, ensure they’re in good shape and cleaned beforehand.
Try free plant-based food and pick up some fair trade items at Susfoods, an Earth Day event hosted by RISE Today and the SA Environmental Committee this Thursday, April 22. Sign up to attend a 30-minute shift between 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ray’s Courtyard where you can learn more about sustainable consumerism.
SPRING BIANNUAL ART SHOW
Sawyer Yards is hosting its 2021 Spring Biannual Art Show this Saturday April 24 from 5-9 p.m. Six Houston galleries will participate in this immersive art experience where visitors can meet artists and shop original artworks. The show is free and open to the public. Visitors are asked to socially distance and respect artists who require masks in their studios. See the full list of participating galleries online at sawyeryards.com.
More from The Rice Thresher
With summer right around the corner, many students’ brains will finally have space for things other than organic chemistry or the latest coding problem that needs to be solved. Take this time to read for enjoyment again. The following are a series of summer recommendations perfect for time on a plane, by the pool or just on your couch. All incorporate travel in one way or another, and each has its own adventure that will leave you yearning for more.
Robert Eggers is a filmmaker whose work has been defined by its small scale and intensive focus on characters. His prior films, “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse,” both feature a small cast and embrace environmental horror as terrifying events slowly pull the main ensemble apart. His reputation for his smaller scale and focus is partly why “The Northman” was so interesting upon its announcement — “The Northman” blows up Egger’s storytelling onto a massive scale. The locations, number of characters, and time period all dwarf his prior films. For the most part, Eggers steps up to the plate, succeeding in his ambition. “The Northman” will be available to watch in theaters April 22.