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DRACULA! Inspirations by Edward Gorey

The masterful pen-and-ink drawings of renowned illustrator and author Edward Gorey for the vampire play “Dracula” will come to life in Brookfield Properties’ latest exhibition, DRACULA! on display at Total Plaza in Downtown Houston from Sept. 13 – Nov. 9, 2018. Presented in partnership with the Alley Theatre, the exhibit features a selection of costume…

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LILY COX-RICHARD: BERM

Lily Cox-Richard will create a new sculpture installation and intervention that embeds the specifics of place (including debris and litter) in ubiquitous building materials. The work included in Berm will fuse intensively crafted objects, found materials, and cast concrete to challenge assumptions of positioning. Cox-Richard will also invert the gallery’s privileged space by making the…

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7th Annual LibroFEST

The festival will kick off with a performance by Mariachi Los Pasajeros, followed by entertaining bilingual story times for kids and parents alike! Xavier Garza will read from his new bilingual picture book, Just One Itsy Bitsy Little Bite / Sólo una mordidita chiquitita (Piñata Books, 2018), which celebrates the Mexican holiday of Day of…

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The Green Book: African-American Travel in the Jim Crow Era

Under Jim Crow segregation laws, African-Americans were often met with discrimination and intimidation as they traveled across the United States. Victor Green, a black postal worker in New York, published the first Negro Motorist Green Book in 1936 as a guide to businesses that would serve African-American travelers. Over the next 28 years, the annual publication helped…

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NIGERIA CULTURAL PARADE

Living out loud as a form of expression is nonetheless the antidote for Nigerians! Tradition, food and culture are held to a high standard that exudes beauty and prestige. It is a little-known fact that Houston holds the largest population of Nigerians that live outside of the country itself. The Nigeria Cultural Parade will become…

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