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Weekly Scenes and Screens: Aug. 25

Illustrated by Tina Liu

By Morgan Gage     8/24/21 11:08pm


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 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.


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.

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