August 11th, 2011
The Look Ahead: Tontons, SLANT, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Marvin Zindler
Good afternoon. This post is a bit on the late side, so let’s dig in.
I assure you this band has nothing to do with the beasts from Hoth–neither Rebels nor Jedi will be a part of the making of this show. The Ton Tons are more of a chocolaty-covered jazz treat with an extra filling of blues and rock. This band isn’t too far from Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside; The Ton Tons are less quirky with a harder rock ‘n’ roll edge..
SLANT Film Festival at River Oaks Theater
“This annual Aurora program showcases an eclectic mix of the best short films made by emerging and mid-career Asian American artists. Curated by Melissa Hung, founding editor of Hyphen, the festival features all genres including narrative, experimental, documentary, and animation and reflects personal and cultural issues of Asian Americans.”
Rocky Horror Picture Show – Midnight Showing and Participation at the River Oaks Theatre
I won’t bother you with a write-up of why you might head to this event. Instead, I’ll let Zach do that. He’s written out his account on the other side of this link. Be patient. For the virgins out there, his words need be heeded.
Bayou City Noir: The Photography of Marvin Zindler – Closing Reception and Auction
The Museum of Printing History: “For decades, Marvin Zindler was known in Houston and throughout the world as KTRK-TV’s flamboyant consumer affairs reporter and advocate for the indigent. However, what many do not know is that during the early 1950s, Zindler prowled Houston’s streets as a newspaper photographer covering the crime beat. Working for the now-defunct daily Houston Press, Zindler caught Houstonians at their most vulnerable. Crime suspects, robbery victims, socialites, wayward juveniles and even domestic violence victims were captured in unflinching detail.”