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January 2016

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“From Childhood’s Escapes” “Everybody’s Fifth Ward” By Vladimir Frumin

Sat. 01/09 @ 6:00 pm - Tue. 02/09 @ 5:00 pm

Aker Imaging Gallery,

4708 Lillian, Houston, TX 77007 United States

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Aker Gallery is excited to present two bodies of work by Russian born photographer Vladimir Frumin. Vladimir is an artist comfortable connecting with people from all walks of life to infuse their personalities and life conditions into his works. Vladimir Frumin was born in 1955 in St. Petersburg Russia. He became an American citizen in 1999 after arriving in the US 10 years earlier with no understanding of US culture or language. He emerged from the directed control of “social…

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Transmissions of Light: Collected Works of Michael Roque Collins and Lowell Daunt Collins

Mon. 01/11 @ 8:00 am - Tue. 04/05 @ 5:00 pm

Two Allen Center,

1200 Smith St. , Houston, TX 77002 United States

Transmission of Light

The late Houston artist Lowell Collins was known for his pre-Columbian and tribal art, a tradition carried on in the works of his son, Michael Roque Collins. From January 11 – April 5, 2016, a selection of pieces from father and son will be on display at Two Allen Center in Downtown Houston. The free exhibition, titled Transmissions of Light, is curated by Sally Reynolds and presented by Arts Brookfield, the global initiative of leading commercial property company Brookfield, which…

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An Ecology of Our Own: Investigations of Magic & Place, Record & Resistance in Bookselling

Tue. 01/12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Project Row Houses,

2521 Holman St., Houston, TX 77004 United States

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In conjunction with Round 43, this talk will focus on the ways in which the concept, methodology and practice of third place contains valuable potential in imagining and enacting alternative geographies and other ways of being. As someone involved in the work of literary production both in publishing and as the co-owner of North Minneapolis’ first and only bookstore, Chaun Webster will discuss the very real challenges in the work of literary production and the ways a number of publishers,…

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Improv Level 3 : Instructor Jeromy Barber

Sat. 01/16 @ 2:00 pm - Sat. 03/19 @ 5:00 pm

Beta Theater,

2420 Pierce St. , Houston, TX 77003 United States

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Level three is about being inspired by other people’s gifts. Starting with extemporaneous truthful monologues, students will explore and heighten the source material to create scenes that can stand alone or function within a larger performance piece. Longer scenes will require active listening and choices that are grounded in honesty. Students will approach improvisation as a form of self-expression. utilizing two person scenes and group play, students will create entire worlds that function harmoniously as a show. (Previous Levels required)…

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Exchange: An Installation by Ben Butler

Wed. 01/20 @ 8:00 am - Fri. 05/13 @ 6:00 pm

Heritage Plaza,

1111 Bagby, Houston, TX 77002 United States

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Artist Ben Butler is fascinated by the complex structures that emerge from simple and delicate processes, using this concept to create his matrix-like structures made of poplar wood. From January 20 – May 13, 2016, an installation of Butler’s hand-pegged three dimensional cubes will be on display at Heritage Plaza in Downtown Houston. The free exhibition, titled Exchange, is curated by Sally Reynolds and presented by Arts Brookfield in cooperation with Rice University Art Gallery. Arts Brookfield is a global…

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VICE SQUAD

Fri. 01/22 @ 11:00 pm - 12:00 am

Beta Theater,

2420 Pierce St. , Houston, TX 77003 United States

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VICE SQUAD is a monthly head-to-head improv show where three teams of VICERS partake in VICES of their choosing, then perform on those VICES for YOU, our SUPER-VICED-UP-AUDIENCE! Audience votes on ULTIMATE VICE SQUAD! Doors @ 10:30, Show @ 11pm! Pay What You Can w/ a Donation Bar!   vice vīs/ noun immoral or wicked behavior. synonyms: immorality, wrongdoing, wickedness, badness, evil, iniquity, villainy, corruption, misconduct, misdeeds; More criminal activities involving prostitution, pornography, or drugs. synonyms: immorality, wrongdoing, wickedness, badness,…

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The Space Between Memory and Expectation, Ocean | Desert

Mon. 01/25 @ 8:00 am - Mon. 04/25 @ 6:00 pm

One Allen Center,

500 Dallas St. , Houston, TX 77002 United States

Space Between Memory and Expectation

Visual artist Renate Aller is known for her large-scale photographs capturing the similarities between the ocean and desert. From January 25 – April 25, 2016, a selection of Aller’s vibrant, spectacular and calming works will be on display in the lobbies of Total Plaza and One Allen Center in Downtown Houston. The free exhibition, titled The Space Between Memory and Expectation, Ocean|Desert, is curated by Sally Reynolds and presented by Arts Brookfield in cooperation with Fotofest 2016 Biennial, Changing Circumstances.…

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Houston Family Arts Center

Fri. 01/29 @ 7:30 pm - Sun. 02/21 @ 3:00 pm

Houston Family Arts Center,

10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070 United States

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When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy 1950’s nostalgia trip. Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!

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