Weekly Scenes and Screens: Sept. 1
POETRY OPEN MIC
Attend an open-mic night at Avant Garden Houston on Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. to listen to poets from the greater-Houston area including featured poet Kyla Jenee Lacey with the option to sign up to read your own poetry. Admission is $8.
VIVALDI’S FOUR SEASONS
Listen to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons presented by the Mercury Chamber Orchestra at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. The performance is on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are free, and there are online viewing options.
PLAY IN A DAY
Join Rice’s student-run theatre group, the Rice Players, for a series of short shows on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. in Hamman Hall. Shows are written, rehearsed and performed within 24 hours, and students who wish to write, direct or act can sign up online to participate. Admission is free.
ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB
Go back to the days of outdoor theaters at Rooftop Cinema Club with showings of crowd favorites from “Into the Spiderverse” to the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” A wide variety of genres will be showing every night over the next week with seats starting at $17.50.
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.