The Third Man
Low camera angles, tall shadows, saucy femme fatales and plenty of intrigue are all necessary ingredients in classic film noir. Carol Reed's iconic 1949 movie set–in moody, postwar Vienna in which Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton) investigates the accidental death of his friend Harry Lime 9a right-before-he-ballooned-up Orson Welles)–screens at the MFAH as part of the museum's Restorations & Revivals series.
Aug 21 at 7; Aug 23 at 5. $9; seniors & students $7. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. 713-639-7531. mfah.org/films
Houston choreographer Jaime Fruge returns home to present her latest multimedia dance project about social conformity. Integration takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where the remnants of humanity are engaged in a continual day-to-day struggle for the limited resources that are available on earth.
Aug 21. 8. $15. Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd. 832-387-7440. freneticore.net
Sugar...That's A Wrap!
Hang in there, parents–school is almost in session. Kids can head to The Health Museum and stomp out some excess summer energy and go crazy with stomping around on bubble wrap games and other hands-on activities.
Aug 21. 11. $20-25. The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr. 713-521-1515. thehealthmuseum.org
Per the venue: "Due to circumstances beyond the artist and venue's control, the Wyatt Cenac show scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2015, has been cancelled. We look forward to having Wyatt return for a date to be determined."
Best known for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the New York-based stand up comedian has turned into somewhat of an indie film darling. Cenac has appeared in such low budget films as Sleepwalk with Me with fellow funnyman Mike Birbiglia and Hits, a Sundance selection directed by David Cross.
Aug 22. 9. $20-25. Warehouse Live, 813 Saint Emanuel St. 713-225-5483. warehouselive.com
Poetry Pop-Up at OKRA
Houston poet Outspoken Bean hosts an evening of slam poetry in support of local charities. For each drink purchased, guests will receive one vote that they may cast for one of four charities selected by OKRA’s members. The charity with the most votes at the end of the month receives the next month’s proceeds.
Aug 23. 7. Free. OKRA Charity Saloon, 924 Congress St. 713-237-8828. witshouston.org