The Hidden Agenda: Going Punk
This week brings in a number of events showcasing local creatives, including an interview and performance by storied punk rockers Mydolls at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Summer Series event at the studios in the Washington Avenue Arts District.
Wednesday, July 27
Free Gallery Talk + Lunch: Javier Sánchez Martínez on Hilary Lloyd at Blaffer Art Museum
Join Blaffer Art Museum (4173 Elgin) at noon for a free gallery talk about Hilary Lloyd’s solo exhibition and U.S. debut, featuring “video installations, handcrafted objects and architectural interventions.” The talk will be led by Blaffer curatorial fellow Javier Sánchez Martínez, who organized the exhibition, and the talk concludes over lunch provided by the museum.
Thursday, July 28
20HERTZ: A World of Our Own: Mydolls and the Houston Punk Scene at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Starting at 6:30 pm, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (5216 Montrose) presents a live interview between long-time Houston punk band Mydolls, Dan Workman of SugarHill Studios, and Nancy Agin D., a graduate student in the Arts Leadership program at the University of Houston. For their presentation, “Mydolls will discuss their nearly four-decade-long career recording, touring, and producing records; their DIY Ethos and cultural impact; and their role as community leaders working to empower women of all ages.” Following the discussion, Mydolls will perform a live concert. Admission is free, but audiences should probably show up early to guarantee a seat.
Friday, July 29
Summer Series at the Washington Avenue Arts District
The studios in the Washington Avenue Arts District — including Silver Street, Winter Street and Spring Street Studios, as well as The Silos at Sawyer Yards — are opening up to the public for Summer Series. The repurposed warehouses, which feature dozens of studios for artists of every medium, will be open from 5 to 9 pm, giving visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with local artists and their work, as well as providing refreshments from Stoli Vodka, Topo Chico, Bayou Rum, and Holler Brewing Co.
Fielder / Dove / Jackson / Smith at HOMEcore
HOMEcore (2010 Commerce, Unit B) is hosting two sets of improvised quartet music as part one of the last performances for bassist Damon Smith prior to his departure to the Northeast. Featuring 80-year-old drummer Alvin Fielder, who hails from Jackson, Mississippi, as well as Houston-based Smith, trombonist Dave Dove and saxophonist Jason Jackson, the event promises an enlightening evening of improvisational music. The performance runs from 8 to 10 pm and tickets are $10.
Midnight Madness: Reservoir Dogs at River Oaks Theatre
The River Oaks Theatre (2009 West Gray) is hosting another edition of their popular “Midnight Madness” screenings, this time of Reservoir Dogs, director Quentin Tarantino’s feature-length debut. The 1992 crime thriller features an all-star cast and all the hallmarks you want from a Tarantino film — crime, violence, profanity and a nonlinear storyline. Tickets are $10, the screenings begin promptly at midnight, and there will be an additional screening on Saturday.