Drum Up Some Fun

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan. 24-26

Or venture under the bloody Big Top, if you dare.

By Emma Schkloven January 24, 2020

STOMP. Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas.

Radical Revisionists: Contemporary African Artists Confronting Past and Present

Thru May 16 | Rice Moody Center for the Arts

The Moody Center for the Arts’ spring exhibition Radical Revisionists features works by artists from Africa and the Diaspora who use a contemporary, Afrocentric lens to confront European colonial narratives and the “violent erasure of marginalized histories.” Selected works range from photography and mixed media to virtual reality and site-specific installation. Free. Rice Moody Center for the Arts, 6100 Main St. 713-348-2787. More info at moody.rice.edu

STOMP Celebrating 25 Years In NYC

Thru Jan 25 | Jones Hall

Get ready to bang on your trashcans. The worldwide phenomenon STOMP is bringing its explosive percussion show to the Bayou City. For more than 25 years, STOMP’s eight-member troupe has been proving to audiences of all ages that rhythm and music can be made from anything—even hubcaps, grocery carts and Zippo lighters. Tickets from $34. Jones Hall, 65 Louisiana St. 713-227-4772. More info and tickets at spahouston.org

MFAH’s Lunar New Year Celebration

Jan. 25 | Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Usher in the Year of the Rat with music, art, games, and other activities. Stuff your face with green tea, Asian pears, and mochi as you experience Vietnamese martial arts, a Chinese lion dance, Japanese taiko drumming, and Indonesian batik. Also, there’ll be K-Pop. Free. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St. 713-639-7300. More info at mfah.org

Abstract Poetry: A Light + Sound Experience in Ripple

Jan 25 | Cherryhurst House

As the old saying goes, “art inspires art.” Artists Pablo Giménez-Zapiola and Carlos Pozo team up to create an outdoor audio-visual experience that will take audiences on a journey through the transformation of language. Giménez-Zapiola will display projections in time with an ambient soundscape composed by Pozo. Both artists typically work separately, but sometimes the greatest masterpieces blossom through collaboration. Tickets $20. Cherryhurst House, 1603 Cherryhurst Street. 713-220-5700. More info and tickets at cherryhursthouse.com

Paranormal Cirque

Thru Jan. 26 | Houston Premium Outlets

What do you get when you mix Cirque du Soleil with a haunted house? The wickedly thrilling Paranormal Cirque, of course. Melding theater, magic, cabaret and stunt-oriented feats ranging from acrobatics to pyrotechnics, this Italian circus troupe is sure to bring out your inner ghoul. But be warned. With an “R” rating and an age restriction, this performance under the bloody Big Top isn’t for the faint of heart. Tickets from $10. Houston Premium Outlets, 29300 Hempstead Rd, Cypress. 941-704-8572. More info and tickets at paranormalcirque.com

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