Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug. 28-30

Ferris Bueller's Day Off at Hotel Derek, Matthew Salesses' reading at Brazos, NobleMotion Dance's Storm Front, Venezuelan violinist Eddy Marcano and 22nd Annual Theater District Open House

By Nick Esquer August 26, 2015


Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Celebrate one righteous dude and his day of mischief in this classic '80s comedy starring Matthew Broderick as the titular teen rebel. Part of Hotel Derek's Float and Flick series, guests can do a cannonball or two starting at 5 and pull up a deck chair for the screening in the evening. The $25 pricetag includes admission for two, complimentary gourmet popcorn, two complimentary Revolve Kitchen + Bar signature drinks, complimentary self-parking and access to SPLASH with towel service.

Aug 28 at 5. $25. Hotel Derek, 2525 West Loop South. 713-961-3000. hotelderek.com


Matthew Salesses

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The Korean-born author reads from his recently published debut novel The Hundred-Year Flood about a young American who escapes to Prague following the aftermath of 9/11. The author, mostly known for his short fiction, weaves together themes of love and identity with dreamlike states and myths with a looming backdrop of a looming flood that comes once every hundred years.

Aug 28 at 7. Free. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St. 713-523-0701. brazosbookstore.com


Storm Front: Experience the Elements

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Cutting-edge and daring for stage, NobleMotion Dance puts together visually stunning sets of choreography with wind, ran, snow and light. Thirty-three dancers take the stage for an exhausting performance of constant movement, light, elements and spectacle.

Aug 28 & 29 at 7:30. $25-35. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St. 713-315-2525. noblemotiondance.com


Eddy Marcano

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The violinist from Venezuela brings his soulful Latin sounds to University of St. Thomas for a free concert. Marcano takes listeners on a journey through Latin America with his intense violin pieces, accompanied by guitar and cuatro player Jorge Polanco.

Aug 29. 7:30. Free. University of St. Thomas, 4001 Mt. Vernon. 713-525-3159. stthom.edu


22nd Annual Theater District Open House

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Sunday brings a fun-filled, free day of touring downtown's thriving theater scene. From the Hobby Center to Wortham to Jones Hall, families can get an up-close look at theater companies like Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet and the Society for the Performing Arts with interactive demos and live performances.

Aug 30 at 12. Free. Downtown Houston. theaterdistrictopenhouse.com