Celebrate the start of the Moores Opera Center’s new season with an informal cabaret evening of favorite arias and musical theatre songs, wryly hosted by director Buck Ross. Leave the stuffed shirt at home. It’s a party! McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk , Houston, Texas 77098.
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Rob Smith with Assistant Director Michelle Perrin Blair with UH Faculty Emeritus/composer Michael Horvit, faculty member Dan Gelok (alto saxophone) and guest composer Philip Elder (on Monday, September 29 at 7:30 pm in Moores Opera House at the University of Houston (UH Main Campus, Entrance #16 off Cullen Blvd). Tickets are $12/$7 for students and seniors and are available online or at the door. Learn more » Events
The Virgin of Guadalupe and the Conversos: Uncovering Hidden Influences from Spain to Mexico by Maria-Theresa Hernandez Dr. Hernandez unmasks the secret lives of “conversos” and “judaizantes” and their likely influence on the Catholic Church in the New World. The terms “converso” and “judaizante” are often used for descendants of Spanish Jews (the Sephardi, or Sefarditas as they are sometimes called), who converted under duress to Christianity in the 14th and 15th centuries. 7:00 pm at Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St. 77005-1451. Learn more » Events
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages is screening the 1997 film,
Bent Familia, in the UC Theater at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Synopsis: Three North African women in Tunisia grapple with patriarchy and sexual stereotyping in modern Tunisia. Their friendship and solidarity unite them and help them find ways to resist and define their independence. Learn more »