5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, March 9–11

FotoFest, film festivals, and one-person shows galore.

By Morgan Kinney March 8, 2018

FotoFest Biennial

Opening Party March 9, Festival March 10–April 22 | Multiple Locations

More than 120 separate venues—from breweries to dentist's offices to galleries—team up for this year's FotoFest, one of the world's oldest and most important photography biennials. The 2018 edition interrogates all things India, with exhibitions, speakers, panels, films, literary programs, culinary programs, and more. 

 More info at fotofest2018.art.

Lover, Beloved (and other one-person shows)

Thru March 11 | Alley Theatre

Catch folksy Grammy darling Suzanne Vega in this one-woman show that winds its way through the life of Southern Gothic novelist Carson McCullers (think: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter). And, since apparently 'tis the season for one-person shows, you can alternatively check out the Alley's Satchmo at the Waldorf (about jazz legend Louis Armstrong) or Ann (about feisty former Texas Gov. Ann Richards) at Stages Repertory Theatre.

Tickets $34. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave. 713-220-5700. More info and tickets at alleytheatre.com.

Saint Arnold EaDo Pub Crawl

March 10 | Multiple Locations 

While a few minutes on the Houston subreddit reveals some locals still seething with rage about the recent East Downtown abbreviation, EaDo, we can all rejoice at the neighborhood's addition to Saint Arnold's roster of legendary pub crawls. Stops include Little Woodrow'sNeil’s Bahr, Chapman & Kirby, and more.

More info at saintarnold.com.

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo

Thru March 11 | Toyota Center

Centered on a clown imagining his own funeral, this much-loved production returns to Houston as a troupe of performers bend, flip, launch, and toss themselves around the Toyota Center. 

Tickets from $52. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St. 866-446-8849. More info and tickets at cirquedusoleil.com.

Houston Jewish Film Festival

Thru March 18 | Multiple Locations

While cult classic Dr. Strangelove is included in this year's Houston Jewish Film Festival, the rest of the lineup showcases lesser-known gems of Jewish and Israeli film. This weekend, we recommend checking out Sunday's The Last Band in Lebanon, a screwball comedy in which a group of hunky Israeli reserve soldiers are left behind enemy lines and are forced play their way out of Hezbollah territory.

Tickets from $10. Multiple locations. More info and tickets at erjcchouston.org.

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