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Weekly Scenes and Screens, Sept. 7

Illustrated by Tina Liu

By Michelle Gachelin     9/6/22 11:11pm


Head to the Miller Outdoor Theatre for a free performance from Grammy Award-nominated jazz vocalist Somi this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m.

Fall Craft Market

The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is kicking off their new series of seasonal craft markets this Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop crafts and goods from a selection of local artists and vendors.

‘Found & Made’

Archway Gallery, a local artist-owned gallery, is presenting “Found & Made,” a collection of sculptures from Damon Thomas. The artist will be present at the opening reception to speak about his work.

Menil Curator Talk

The Menil’s Associate Curator of Modern Art will speak about Swiss artist Meret Oppenheim’s collage work during the free program this Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.

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