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Well, they say we should expect another deluge this weekend but there is so much going on. After the past couple of weeks and then the election, I can see why we might be itching to get out, but please, don’t drown!

Thursday, November 5

Mid-Main Block Party — 3700 block of Main Street (near Alabama, by the Continental Club). FREE music and art and cheap drinks, all outdoors. Live it up before the deluge! 5-10 pm.

Tetuzi Akiyama/Bryan Eubanks/Jason Kahn/Toshimaru Nakamura — These four improvisers will meet together as a quartet for the first time on a 16-date US tour, bringing them to Nameless Sound’s first concert event at Houston’s new MATCH arts center. Expect to hear something unlike you’ve ever heard before. 8 pm, $13 ($10 for students and free for children under 18).

Friday, November 6

SITE Houston opening — The Washington Avenue Arts District curated an art exhibition transforming the honeycombed footprint of thirty-four renovated grain silos into site-specific contemporary installation. Jurors Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and by Jillian Conrad, professor of sculpture at the University of Houston selected thirty Houston-based artists to be a part of this project. 6-11 pm, FREE.

Saturday, November 7

Art Square open studios — You’ve seen that big building on Main/Fannin with “art supplies” and “art studios” painted on it in huge letters. You’ve been wondering what goes on inside there. Well, this is your best chance to find out, as most of the occupants will have their doors open to welcome you in. 12-5 pm, FREE.

This Side of Paradise — FotoFest has a show up of Texas photographers and they’ll be giving talks starting at 2 pm, FREE.

A Lake Turned Inside Out — Hilary Wilder’s show opens at Devin Borden Gallery, 5-7 pm, FREE.

Divine Intervention — Mark Ponder’s new show opens at GalleryHOMELAND. 6-9 pm, FREE.

BikeHouston’s Moonlight Ramble -This is BikeHouston‘s largest fundraiser. It’s a super fun, social, night-time bike ride with proceeds going towards making our city a better, safer place for all people on bikes. Meet up at 10 pm for the ride that starts at midnight. $35 (or just ride along for free, but remember, this is a fundraiser for a non-profit that benefits all bikers).

Sunday, November 8

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Technically, this film opens on Friday, but I’m saving it for Sunday, even though Friday is supposed to be rainy and Sunday is supposed to be beautiful. Shrug. Playing at the River Oaks Theater, four screenings per day. (With a special Q&A  with former Black Panther John “Bunchy” Crear after the Friday 7 pm screening. If you hurry, you can catch Philip Pyle’s Black Panther related art show at FreshArts before it closes on Friday the 6th.)

Monday, November 9

Most Mondays I recommend the same four things, but this week I’ve got something different.

The Other Woman — Mildred‘s Umbrella is proud to be one of the 22 companies nationwide participating in the staged readings of The Other Woman, coming November 9th to Fresh Arts. Adapted by Victoria Zackheim from the book of the same name, The Other Woman tells the stories of five women with very different viewpoints and experiences around infidelity.

Tuesday, November 10

Tuesday is the new Wednesday. Clean your house or something.

Wednesday, November 11

11/11 make a wish! (All day, but especially at 11:11 and 23:11.)