What's Happening In Houston This Weekend

Houstonians are in for great entertainment and moving performance of some of the all time favorite operatic productions, as downtown gears up for the biggest open door community event of the year. This might be your chance to catch on of the city's best kept secrets.

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Happening Downtown

The soloists and chorus of Houston Ebony Opera will present an eclectic concert from the worlds of opera, art song, musical theater, and the Great American Songbook. Selections chosen chronicle more than 100 years of American music and highlight many of the African American composers, poets, lyricists and performers who have contributed so much to the American musical landscape. Well-beloved songs such as Ellington’s "In a Sentimental Mood" and "Take the A-Train," along with familiar music from the productions of Showboat by Kern/ Hammerstein and Carmen Jones by Hammerstein/Bizet, will become rediscoveries when they are paired with songs from the Harlem Renaissance period with texts by Langston Hughes, excerpts from the operas Treemonisha by Scott Joplin and Highway One by William Grant Still. Also included will be music from Run Jimmy Run, a recent work by Houston composer John Cornelius. The plot of this timely and topical work, written in 1995, concerns the trials and tribulations of a fictional African American presidential candidate.
Ticket information: tickets are available at the Hobby Center box office.

More Free Events

It could happen. Maybe not that fast, but KPFT's The Prison Show is hosting the Prison Reform Film Festival "Rock The Lockup" in Houston, August 15 through 17th, 2008, in hopes of harnessing the power of cinema.

Which film interests you the most? CITIZEN PROVOCATEUR? THE ULTIMATE HUNT? See one.
See two. Heck, see them all. Take part in the discussions afterward. You might just get inspired to rally for change in a system that holds more people than ever before, with pitiful returns on our tax dollars. Check out complete details at the prison show's website.

The Holocaust Museum of Houston is displaying 'Darfur: Photojournalists Respond.' It features 30 photographs from eight photographers who participated in the book 'Darfur: Twenty Years of War and Genocide in Sudan,' created in partnership with Proof: Media for Social Justice, Amnesty International, and Holocaust Museum Houston, and edited by Leora Kahn. General admission is free. M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m. 5401 Caroline St.

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