Five fine arts events in Houston this week


The 4th Wall Theater Company is proud to present Shakespeare’s As You Like It Summer Shakes Showcase production, featuring students from the Juilliard Drama School and high schools in the Houston area.

Photo: Pin Lim (Forest photography) / Pin Lim (Forest photography)

1. “Olga de Amaral: to weave a rock”

Olga de Amaral has been a pioneer in the fiber arts for over 60 years. The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston will be the first place to host a collection of 50 works by the Colombian artist. “Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock” will bring together 50 of her works from all points of her career.

When: July 25-Sept. 19

Or: Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Beck Building, 5601 Main

Details: Included with general admission, tickets at

2. “Houston to Bollywood”

The essence of Bollywood musicals comes to life in this four-act production by Moksh Community Arts that features the music, colors and choreography of Indian film and festivals.

When: 8:30 p.m. on July 24

Or: Miller Open Air Theater, 6000 Hermann Dr .; Also streaming on the Miller Outdoor Theater website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Details: Free but tickets required for seating, no tickets required for seating on the hill;

Cary Darling

3. “Death by natural causes”

A well-attended exhibit, “Death By Natural Causes” from the Houston Museum of Natural Science offers historical information on poisons and poisonous creatures, plagues and plague doctors and all manner of other things that have come down the years. cut lives. The popular exhibition opened in 2018, so if you’ve waited, time is running out. As for all of us.

Closed on August 1st

Or: Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, 5555 Hermann Park Drive

Details: $ 16 to $ 25; 713-639-4629,

André Dansby

4. Jazz Houston Youth Orchestra Auditions

Calling all musicians in grades 9-12 who are interested in jazz. The nonprofit arts organization Jazz Houston is forming a youth orchestra and hosting auditions on July 30 and 31. The instruments sought by the orchestra are the alto, baritone and tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, acoustic bass, guitar and drums. Masks must be worn at all times, except during performances. Other requirements, including the application and the pieces of music to prepare, are available on the Jazz Houston website.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 30-31 July

Or: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Reeder Gymnasium, 3816 Bellaire Blvd. Houston.


Cary Darling

5. “As you like it”

4th Wall Theater Company welcomes the next generation of sonnet lovers to the stage this weekend. Summer Shakes, a rigorous Shakespearean actor-training program comprised of 12 performing arts students, presents its inaugural production, “As You Like It”, featuring a talented young cast from the Juilliard School and high schools from the Houston area.

When: July 23-25

Or: 4th Wall Theater Company, 1824 Spring Street, Studio 101

Details: $ 20;

Amber Elliott

  • Andrew Dansby, Amber Elliott

  • Cary Darling

    Cary Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017 where he writes on arts, entertainment, and pop culture, with an emphasis on film and media. A native of Los Angeles and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he has served as a reporter or editor at the Orange County Register, the Miami Herald, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In addition, he has worked as a freelance writer for a number of publications including the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News.

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