Weekly Scenes and Screens: Aug. 25
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE CONCERT
Join Houston-based Swimwear Department Aug. 27 at Discovery Green for live dance-punk music “in the spirit of B-52s and Electric Six.” The opening acts, Neighbors’ Hangout and Henry Invisible, begin at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., respectively, with Swimwear Department going on at 8:30 p.m.
PRIME ART FEST
Prime Art Gallery will be hosting an open market art festival on Aug. 28 from 1-5 p.m. for beginner to fine artist vendors. Those who attend can support local artists and creators through their purchases. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold at $5 each and can be purchased online.
THE SELENA EXPERIENCE
Los Chicos Del 512 are bringing their Selena tribute to Miller Outdoor Theatre on Aug. 28 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available online two days prior to the event at 9 a.m. All tickets are free and only required for covered seating. No tickets are required for those sitting on the hill. The performance is also available to watch online on the Miller Outdoor Theatre website.
If you’re 21 and want a unique night at the museum, join the Museum of Natural Science on Aug. 28 for the chance to taste over 150 beers from over 50 different breweries while having access to the museum’s exhibitions. General admission is from 8-11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $50.
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.