September 9th, 2011
The Look Ahead: Classical Theatre Company presents “The Triumph of Love”
Thirty minutes. That’s all you have left until the weekend. It’s time to take a look at what there will be to do. Oh, you didn’t think there was going to be anything going on? Yeah, check yo’self before you wreck yo’self.
The Triumph of Love a Classical Theatre Company Production
“Although a relative unknown to American audiences, Pierre de Marivaux is ranked among the most important playwrights in the French language. His mastery of comic characters and situations made him one of the most notable French dramatists of the 18th century, and The Triumph of Love is regarded as one of his most popular plays. The Triumph of Love follows the footsteps of the princess Leonide as she infiltrates the sanctuary estate of the reclusive philosopher, Hermocrate, to win the heart of one of his students with whom she has fallen in love. In order to do so, she disguises herself as a young man to fool the stern philosopher, his servants, and his sister, Leontine. In this prison of logic, Leonide must make love flourish, and in order to do so, beguile all those around her. To what lengths will she go in order to see love triumph over reason?”
D¡verseworks State Fair: Opening Reception
Where: DiverseWorks Art Space – EaDo [1117 East Fwy., 77002]
When: Friday, September 9th | From 6:00PM to 9:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Email
“State Fair is a public spectacle that takes as its inspiration the construct of a contemporary art fair and merges it with the age-old tradition of street peddling. Organized to coincide Houston’s first-ever public art fairs, The Houston Fine Art Fair in September and the Texas Contemporary in October, State Fair is an arts-centric trade show with a twist in which artists from around the state will inhabit the gallery with public projects that explore the notion of street commerce, underground exchange, and alternate economies that defy the strictures of the commercial art economy. Prepare to be dazzled!”
Sideshow Tramps CD Release Extravaganza
Well, would you look at that… There are plenty of mentions of a Loopster favorite Sideshow Tramps, but hardly anything tangible to take to momma. That’s going to change on Friday night, we can assure you. If not Paul, then Richard. If not Richard, then Alexander. We’re all putting it on our calendars. It’s the big CD release that we’ve been waiting for.
MFAH Friday and Saturday Lecture: Gold, Death, and Race
“Presented by Kara Cooney, assistant professor of ancient Egyptian art and architecture, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, and host of the Discovery Channel series “Out of Egypt,” in conjunction with the exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.”
Houston Ballet: Return of the Masters
“From three of the world’s most esteemed choreographers come three lyrically stunning ballets long absent from Houston Ballet’s repertoire. Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs, with its ice-skating couples, showcases the wit and warmth for which Ashton is known. Set against a starry sky, Jerome Robbins’s In the Night is a beautiful and poignant ballet featuring three pairs of dancing lovers. Rarely performed in America, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth is a symphonic masterpiece of music and dance, inspired by an ancient Chinese poem.”
“In 2010, three of Houston’s leading providers of treatment for Chemical Dependency/ Substance Abuse Treatment joined together in celebration of National Recovery Month by planning and hosting the first ever Houston Run For Recovery.
This year will be another step down the happy road to destiny for Santa Maria Hostel, Extended Aftercare Inc, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, and the recovery community of Houston as we put on a bigger and better Run For Recovery on September 11, 2011.”