The Herbal List — What’s Going On?
Either nobody’s inviting me to stuff or there isn’t a whole lot going on this weekend because next weekend is Halloween…In any case, here are my picks from this coming week’s events.
Thursday, October 22
National Day Against Police Brutality — 10/22 has been a day for challenging police brutality since 1996, long before #blacklivesmatter and the slew of recent police killings that have captured the public’s attention. In Houston this year, some folks have organized a march from city hall to HPD headquarters, starting at 4 pm. Don’t wait for the next victim to make headlines — give the city and HPD a piece of your mind, now.
Mikey & the Drags open for The Atom Age at Black Barbie — This is garage rock at its finest. I know David Garrick plugged this show on his weekly list, too, but I can’t resist.
Quiet Company with Say Girl Say — Free outdoor show at Discovery Green, 6:30 pm.
Friday, October 23
Punk Rock Flea Market — Even if you don’t make it to this event, you should check out the Facebook page for the event for all the usual “Is this punk?” “This isn’t punk!” “What makes this punk?” punker-than-thou banter.
Saturday, October 24
Project Row Houses — Round 43 opening. This round features site-specific installations by artists Nsenga Knight, Shani Peters, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Martine Syms (in collaboration with Diamond Stingily), and Charisse Weston. Artists’ talks begin at 2:30.
Sunday, October 25
The Amazing Nina Simone — Again, there isn’t a whole lot going on to choose from, so this might be the perfect day to check out the Nina Simone documentary that’s playing at the Sundance theater downtown.
Monday, October 26
Every Monday I recommend the same four things: They, Who Sound at Avant Garden, Glover Gill tango piano at the Continental Club, the Straight, No Chaser jazz jam, and Fantastic Voyage at the Flat.
This Monday is no different. Monday is the new Thursday.
Tuesday, October 27
Local Film Screening — Huh, who knew? Apparently, SWAMP (that’s the South West Alternative Media Project) has moved into MATCH (that’s the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) and they’ll be screening local films that received support from SWAMP in their new digs from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Come check out these rarely-screened works by your friends and neighbors. FREE.
Wednesday, October 28
Asia Market grand opening — Everybody’s favorite Thai restaurant, Asia Market, has moved from West Cavalcade to Fulton St on the Northside. Come celebrate! 4:30-7:30 pm.
Circus Arts workshop — Come learn circus arts and acrobatics such as contortion/flexibility, low tight wire, partner acrobatics, juggling and hand balancing. Discover Green, 5:30 - 7 pm.