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.
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