Weekly Scenes and Screens, Nov. 3
Wiess Tabletop Theatre and the Sid Theatre Committee will present “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” Performances will be in Wiess commons as well as live streamed on Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 and 13 at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Join the Rice Players Nov. 5 from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m in Hamman Hall for an all-night playwriting event. Spend the night writing a play for their upcoming playwriting contest or a personal project. The event is free and includes food at the event.
Jewish Book and Arts Festival
The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston will be hosting the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book and Arts Festival Nov. 6 through 16. There will be various events. Ticket prices vary although some are free and can be purchased online.
Chalk on the Block
See pavement art being created live on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chalk on the Block at Baldwin Park. Artists will design fall-themed art for this month’s event.
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.