Weekly Scenes and Screens: Sept. 22
LATIN DANCE FACTORY
Join the Latin Dance Factory for their monthly Salsa, Bachata and Cumbia dance lesson and party. The event is on the rooftop of Ivy Bar on Sept. 24 at 8:30 p.m. Entry is free.
MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL GALA
Join the Rice Chinese Students & Scholars Association to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept. 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the RMC. Tickets will be sold through Sept. 24 in front of the Grand Hall from 12 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. starting at $3 for Rice students who purchase tickets ahead of the event.
HOUSTON LATIN FEST
Attend the annual Houston Latin Fest Sept. 26 from 1 to 10 p.m. in Midtown Park for music, food and more. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and are available for purchase online.
HOUSTON FOOD FEST
Get a taste of some of Houston’s finest food trucks and enjoy live music at the South Houston Food Fest on Sept. 26 from 12 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available online, and entry is free for those who arrive before 11 a.m.
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