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Events on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Saturday, November 2 at 4:30 PM

4:30 PM
Indian Performing Arts Samskriti - A Million Sitas

A MILLION SITAS tells the story of a goddess of agricultural fertility, daughter of the earth, and consort of the God, Sri Rama. Using storytelling, movement, and song as her creative arsenal, Anita Ratnam retells the story from a different point of view, one in favor of women. Dr. Ratnam's feels that the word 'Sita' shadows every Indian woman today. Her attempt to change the perspective of how Indian women are seen or treated puts Sita in front and centre in the ongoing debate for the promotion of women's voices in society.Read more

Saturday, November 2 at 5:00 PM

5:00 PM
ROCO - Morsels

Unchambered series

ROCO’s Unchambered series continues with concertmaster Scott St. John presenting an afternoon of selections from string quartets. Featured works will include pieces by Haydn, Mozart, Dvorak, Hindemith, Webern, Reger, and a premiere by Rob Maggio.Read more

Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 PM

7:30 PM
Gente de Teatro - Madenusa

Gente de Teatro brings back MADENUSA by Argentine playwright Claudia Soroka

A year before its silver anniversary, and after a highly acclaimed première at Rice University, Gente de Teatro brings back to the stage Madenusa by Argentine playwright Claudia Soroka. The author has created an amusing piece, fresh and engaging, highlighting the experience of the immigrant and delving into the intricacies of adjusting to a different culture.

In an attempt to restart a life that had been interrupted, this time Mabel and Osvaldo, long-time residents of the USA, have invited “la Yoli” and “el Negro”* to come from Argentina for a visit. What happens when the world one left behind is suddenly back?

*Commonly used Argentine term of endearmentRead more

Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 PM

7:30 PM
Houston Fringe Festival - Ann Richards - Hope

World Premiere

Call Me Ann is a rock opera about Texas Governor Ann Richards, and tells the story of her life and influence. The story spans from Ann Richards' Waco roots to her time as a housewife turned County Commissioner, through to her election as Governor in 1990 and past her 1994 re-election defeat that set the stage for George W. Bush's election as Governor and then President.Read more