A week until Thanksgiving and it’s starting to feel a lot like the holiday season as you explore the offerings of the city’s arts organizations. While we have a few holiday productions for you today, we also have a film festival, the union of multimedia and a classic ghost story, and free pancakes. Keep reading to see all of this week’s best bets.
On Thursday November 16, at 6:45 p.m., the first film by director Vassilis Xiros, A day in the life of a teddy bear – the first ever co-production between Greece and China – will open the 6th Annual Houston Greek Film Festival has The game. The only festival in the Lone Star State to feature new films from Greece, Cyprus and the diaspora, as well as films directed by and featuring Greek/Cypriot filmmakers, producers and actors, will be screened 12 feature films and 14 short films over the weekend, culminating with a closing reception on Sunday, November 19. Tickets for individual screenings are available for $18, while an all-access ticket is available for $90. Both can be purchased here (as well as tickets for the closing reception, available for $30).
Remember: not only did Motown Records release “the soul and pop classics that changed America», They boast a whole holiday playlist. From standards like The Temptations’ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and The Jackson 5’s “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” to originals like Stevie Wonder’s “What Christmas Means to Me” and Marvin Gaye’s “Purple Snowflakes,” there’s had a lot of material for playwright Nate Jacobs to choose from when writing A Motown Christmas. Starting Friday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m., you can find out which songs were selected when The Theater Together opens an all-new adaptation of Jacobs’ Christmas revue, now with an even bigger cast and more music. Performances are scheduled for Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. until December 24. Tickets can be purchased here for $41 to $72.
Everyone has tips for making the best crepes. Some say the secret is the wet, then dry ingredients. Stir in additional baking powder and perhaps lemon juice. Do not overmix the dough. And some people swear by the cookie scoop. Luckily, like pizza, even when pancakes are good, they’re still pretty good. On Saturday November 18 at 8 p.m. you can stock up on pancakes with the return of Pancake and alcohol art exhibition has Live Warehouse. The pop-up art exhibit will serve you free pancakes while you view over 500 works by over 75 local artists, listen to sets from DJs and music producers, and attend a small live body painting session. Tickets for the show reserved for ages 18 and over are available here for $15 (and will also be available for $20 the day of the show).
The catastrophic theater will take a multimedia approach to Henry James’ oft-interpreted ghost story, The turn of the screw, when it opens on Friday November 17 at 8 p.m., integrating puppets and live cinema. Adam J. Thompson, who co-directs with Afsaneh Aayani, recently told Houston Press that the series will appeal to anyone who loves ghost stories or is “interested in less traditional interpretations of theater“, adding that “the story is about the nature of truth and how different people can have different interpretations of the truth” Which one is “a really relevant conversation.” Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and November 27, at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays until December 9 at The game. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (with a suggested price of $35) and can be purchased here. Children under 10 years old will not be admitted to the show.
You can probably trace the independently published content we call zines the first zine, the 95 theses of Martin Luther, in 1517 until panels produced during the American Revolution in the 1770s and the 1990s riot zines. Saturday, November 18, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Orange Show Visionary Art Centerzine creators and enthusiasts can head to Zine Fest Houston to learn more about the local scene and take part in tours, lectures and workshops. María-Elisa Heg, co-organizer of Zine Fest, said Houstonia that the art form is “fundamentally on the ability to control the means of production of printed matter and the content in which they are found“, adding that zines are “it is largely the product of the voice of the author(s) without their voices being diluted by the publishing process.“Entry to the festival is free.
Mr. Darcy’s sister is featured in Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberleythe third (and final) part of the Christmas in Pemberley series of plays by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, opening at Main Street Theater on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m., Lindsay Ehrhardt, who plays Sister Georgiana, recently told Houston Press that the character is “pretty shy» compared to her best friend Kitty Bennet, who “has this kind of magnetic personality that attracts people to her“, which makes it fun to explore what “makes their friendship work.“However, the piece”shenanigans» really took place following the arrival of a gentleman whom Georgiana invited to spend Christmas with her family. Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday and November 22, and at 3:00 p.m. on Sundays until December 17. Tickets can be purchased here for $39 to $59.
November 22 marks the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy while walking through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, and the most recent Gallup a survey shows that a Majority of Americans (65%) believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in the president’s assassination. On Sunday, November 19, at 5 p.m., the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will screen a digital restoration of Emile de Antonio’s 1966 documentary Rushing to judgment. Based on a book of the same name by Mark Lane, the lawyer who represented Oswald before the Warren Commission, the film is one of the first to question the findings of the Warren Report. The documentary will be screened on second time on the anniversary of the assassination, Wednesday, November 22, at 2 p.m. Tickets for either screening can be purchased here for $7 to $9.
The Dinkel family travels to East Texas to celebrate Christmas at the Mee-Maw Jane Ranch. Unfortunately, granddaughter Greta discovers Mee-Maw’s death, leaving the grandchildren to try to hide her death. Weekend at Bernieto avoid spoiling Christmas. Well it looks like A Texan songa holiday show that returns to AD players for the second year in a row, on Wednesday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m., AD Players Executive Artistic Director Jayme McGhan told the Houston Press that the room “really has a big heart. It’s a divided family and they’re just trying to find their way in a space where they just don’t know what to do.“Performances are scheduled for Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through December 23 at the George Theatre. Tickets can be purchased here for $34 to $62.