Play It Cool

Ways to Stay Cool This Summer: Hot Tickets

What could be more thrilling than back-to-back low-budget horror flicks?

By Jeff Balke July 25, 2016 Published in the July 2016 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Alamo drafthouse xifgw3

Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner: Dirty Dancing Quote-Along
Where: Alamo Drafthouse–Vintage Park
When: July 23, 7:30 p.m.

Nothing says summer like this sweaty ’80s romance about a bored teenager who falls for a hunky dance instructor. You could try to recreate the famous dance-scene finale, but for our money, the quote-along will be more fun—the more obscure the line, the better. Impress your friends by joining Baby as she announces, “I carried a watermelon.”

Opera for the Masses: La Favorita
Where: River Oaks Theatre
When: July 27, 7 p.m.

Set in 14th-century Spain, this four-act French opera by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti—recorded live—tells a tale of love and loss in a king’s court.

Cello There, Ladies and Gentlemen: Music of Strangers
Where: 14 Pews
When: July 29, 7 p.m.

This documentary—from Academy Award–winning director Morgan Neville—follows Yo-Yo Ma, arguably the world’s greatest living cellist, and his Silk Road Ensemble as they travel the world.

There Will Be Blood: Dr. Butcher, M.D./Burial Ground Double Feature
Where: Alamo Drafthouse–Vintage Park
When: July 30, 9 p.m.

What could be more thrilling than two low-budget horror flicks, back to back? The Alamo revives 1980 B-movie classic Zombie Holocaust (a.k.a. Dr. Butcher, M.D.) for one terrifying night, pairing it with 1981 grindhouse zombie film Burial Ground.

Sex, Drugs and Beethoven: A Clockwork Orange
Where: MFAH
When: August 5, 7 p.m.

Round out your summer with one of the freakiest cinematic experiences of all time by taking in Stanley Kubrick’s trippy A Clockwork Orange, part of the MFAH’s Restorations and Revivals series.

Show Comments