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.
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.