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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here is your weekly guide to what’s going on around town.


Thursday, March 17

20HERTZ: Maria Chavez presents REVISITING THOSE WORDS: Failed Attempt as Material — Playing gigs from Marfa to New York, Berlin, and everywhere in between, this former Houstonian sound artist is on fire. (Check out Tex Kerschen’s interview with her in Houston Press.) Tonight, she’ll be breaking records (literally) as part of the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston’s 20HERTZ lecture/performance series. Come prepared, though — apparently one of her favorite things about being a DJ is taking requests from the audience. 6:30 pm, CAMH, FREE.


Friday, March 18

Rodrigo Valenzuela: Sin Héroes — Read Elizabeth Rhodes’s interview with the artist before coming out to the David Shelton Gallery’s new digs at 4411 Montrose. 6-8 pm, David Shelton Gallery, FREE.

Building Space — Around the corner from David Shelton (or is it up/downstairs?), the UNIX Gallery, in conjunction with the FotoFest biennale, will present Building Space, a group exhibition of photographic works from John Messinger, Christian Voigt, and Sabine Pigalle. 6-8 pm, UNIX Gallery, FREE.

Diluted Dichotomy — Again, read Elizabeth Rhodes’s interview with the artists before heading out to the Blank Check Gallery for this collaborative exhibition by Lindsea Varisco and Mia Cugasi. 8 pm – 12 am, Blank Check Gallery, FREE.

Marion Guillet (Vie Garantie – Paris) l Trini Fairlee(TLMR – ATX) l Splendid Emblem(Live) l John Calero l Joshua Cordova — Come get your dance on at the JET Lounge. 21+, FREE before midnight.


Saturday, March 19

Locals Only Brewhaha! — The Moon Tower Inn is hosting their inaugural, annual local microbrewfest, featuring Moon Tower Sudworks, 8th Wonder, Brash, B52, Lone Pint, Southern Star, Buffalo Bayou, Town in City, 11 Below, Back Pew, No Label, Fetching Lab, Brazos Valley Brewery, Copperhead, and Texian breweries offering $2 beer tasters. Noon, Moon Tower Inn, NO COVER CHARGE.

2016 RATIO — Ratio is a photography show which emphazises showing Houston artists who work using traditional as well as alternative photographic processes. 7 pm – midnight, El Rincon Social, FREE.


Sunday, March 20

Ford Over book release party — John Pluecker (JP) has a new book of poetry out! Buy a copy of Ford Over from the preceding link, read my interview with JP — this very talented, hardworking, and generous pillar of the local literary scene, and see if you can figure out where this private party is being held. (You can email JP for the address: plujo7[at]gmail.com) 7-9 pm, mystery location, FREE.

FotoFest Artist Tour with Edward Burtynsky — Has anybody seen the FotoFest exhibit at the Silos, yet? Apparently, it’s supposed to be a killer exhibit in an amazing space, but nobody — not even the exhibiting artists — were informed that there have been delays in mounting the show. They have a talk scheduled there on Sunday, so maybe this is the public’s (and the media’s) first chance to see it? Shrug. 11 am, Silos at Sawyer Yard, FREE.

Meet the Artists Brunch with Fari Rahimi and Sandra de la Rosa — BLUEorange Contemporary and Duende Art Project invite you to a special artist brunch. Enjoy complimentary mimosas, bloody marys, and other brunch items while learning more about the two exhibitions by artists Fari Rahimi and Sandra de la Rosa. Both artist will be on hand to discuss their work. 1-3 pm, BLUEorange Gallery, FREE.


Monday, March 21

Go see Glover Gill play solo tango piano at the Continental Club for Free. Or

Go see They, Who Sound at Avant Garden for the best in local avant garde improvisational music (with Nestor’s pizza oven in action). Or

Go to the Monday Night Jazz Jam at Cafe 4212. Or

Have a pizza and a frozen mojito and shake your booty at the Flat.


Tuesday, March 22

Circus Arts workshop — Discover a fitness form consisting of ground arts and acrobatics from 6-8 pm.. Circus Arts will consist of ground arts and ground acrobatics such as, contortion/flexibility, Low Tight wire, Partner acrobatics, juggling and hand balancing. Circus Arts is taught by instructors Nosa and Susie Edebor, who also teach Acro Yoga at classes outside Discovery Green. Must be 13 and up for class. 6-8 pm, Discovery Green, FREE.