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Weekly Scenes and Screens: Sept. 8

Illustrated by Tina Liu

By Morgan Gage     9/7/21 10:35pm


Learn how to samba on Sept. 9 from 7-9 p.m. in Midtown Park. The class is free and open to all skill levels with instruction provided by the Brazilian Cultural Institute.


Attend the public opening of “Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s” at The Menil Collection on Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will be available for viewing afterwards during the Menil’s regular operating hours.


Watch the world premiere of musical based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” at artFACTORY on Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available for purchase online.


Watch Outdoor Movies at the Gordy from Sept. 10-12. With Shakespeare-inspired 90s movies, food trucks, lawn games and more, O.M.G. Fest! begins with festival activities at 6 p.m. and films at 8 p.m. Wristbands are $10 and available for purchase online.

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