May 9th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Revival Market, DJ Sun, Expanded Cinema, and the Houston Palestine Film Festival

Whoa! Friday meet Monday. Don’t bother with Saturday or Sunday. This weekend served as a figurative De Lorean (yes, that’s a Flash website – how’s that for irony, “Hello, 2005!”).

Blowin’ and goin’ just to get to the weekend’s only gonna make the next five days drag their fat feet in mud. So, let’s dig into some a’ those weekday funsies and see if we can’t make the mundane a little more appealing.


Breakfast, Coffee—It don’t matter at Revival Market

Where: Revival Market [550 Heights Blvd., 77007]
When: Monday, May 9th | 6:30AM to 7:00 PM
How much: Free to enter. To Purchase will cost you.
Scoop’d from: Revival Market Twitter

Revival Market is a neighborhood market that provides local, sustainable products to the community. They provide consciously raised meats as well as promote the products of local farmers and food artisans. It’s a grab bag, folks. Ya never know who’s going to show up on any given day. Enjoy!


DJ Sun at the Flat

Where: The Flat [1701 Commonwealth St., 77006]
When: Monday, May 9th | 8:00PM
How much: FREE. Do be a good chap/lady and buy a drink.
Scoop’d from: Paul

It’s DJ Sun at The Flat. It’s going to be good. For as much as Paul used to frequent the place, we’re talking near as much as Agora—I’m surprised we’ve not covered it. In any case, we will. But until that times comes, would you go experience DJ Sun tonight and make a contribution to this here site with a retelling? What if one of these shirts were to magically appear in your mail box?



Expanded Cinema at the Burke Baker Planetarium

Where: The Burke Baker Planetarium at the Houston Museum of Natural Science [5555 Hermann Park Dr., 77004]
When: Saturday, May 14th | 8:00PM
How much: FREE
Scoop’d from: The Aurora Picture

“A free multiple projection event of experimental cinema from the 60’s and 70’s called EXPANDED CINEMA is co-presented by the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Aurora Picture Show and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.”

Take in Ronald Nameth’s documentary of Warhol’s 1967 multimedia Exploding Plastic Inevitable, the multi-media manipulations of Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, and the early days of computer animation and motion graphics by John Whitney, Stan VanDerBeek, and the sort of 3-D films not found in theaters this Summer by Lillian Schwartz.

Above Photos: Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, Video-Film Concert, 1966-72, 1992. Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.


the 5th Annual Houston Palestine Film Festival

Where: Rice Media Center [6100 Main St. Entrance #8], The Houston Museum of Fine Arts Houston [1001 Bissonet, 77005], and the Closing Party at Nouveau Antique Art Bar [2913 Main Street, 77002]
When: [Rice Media Center (May 13-15) Friday and Saturday | 7:00PM; Sunday 4:30 PM] [The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (May 20-21) | 7:00PM]
How much: $10.00 per evening
Scoop’d from: 5th Annual Houston Palestine Film Festival on Facebook

Their Facebook Event Page describes it like this, “During the last four years, HPFF has featured striking, thought-provoking films, lively discussion and once-in-a-lifetime community events and musical performances by a number of notable artists. This year, HPFF is ecstatic to be celebrating its fifth year of festival programming.

It is thanks to a robust Palestinian cinema scene that we’re able to offer exclusive screenings of a beautiful array of films touching on such diverse and complex issues as the juxtaposition of mental health and occupation (FIX ME), the appropriation of the fruits of Palestine’s early economy (Jaffa, The Orange’s Clockwork), and the postmodern, post 9-11 puzzle of identity and belonging – because as it turns out, The Imperialists are STILL Alive!”

For a full schedule, go to the Houston Palestine Film Festival Website.

— The Loop Scoop


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