Remember: If you’re going out in public, follow social distancing guidelines (at least six feet between you and anyone else), wash hands often and thoroughly, and consider wearing a face mask.
East of Eado’s Virtual EP Listening Party
Houston rockers East of Eado is hosting a listen-through of its new EP, Lost in Imagination, the day it drops. In addition to hearing the new material in its entirety, fans will get to ask the band questions and get insights into the making of the album.
June 5. Free. Online. Stream it on YouTube.
Self-Quarantine Public Performance
Ever seen someone practice social distancing inside a piece of art? Well, now you can. Fine artist Vincent Fink’s will be self-quarantining inside his new Height Boulevard sculpture during a public performance that aims to spotlight the financial struggles artists have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the toll social distancing has had on mental health. This isn’t Fink’s first rodeo. Watch his previous self-quarantine performance here (spoiler: he reads a newspaper).
June 5. Free. 600 Block, Heights Boulevard. More info at vincentfink.com.
DiverCity Project: German
Houston’s Downtown District and Houston Brass Quintet have taken its new series, the DiverCity Project, online after the musical performances set for this spring were scraped due to the pandemic. Each concert, which will be available to watch via livestream, focuses on a different style of music found in the Bayou City. The revamped series kicks off with a German-infused show featuring guest performer The Houston Saengerbund.
Virtual Poetry Intervention
Past Bayou City poet-laureate Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton gives a virtual poetry intervention—the culmination of Rice Public Art’s Platform: Kameelah Janan Rasheed, which invited the community to reflect on the issues of race, vulnerability, and inclusion through a text-based installation. Deep’s poem has been created from community submissions that explored Rasheed’s art piece.
June 6. Free. Watch the live performance on Moody Center for the Arts’ Instagram.
Bayou City’s Psophonia Dance Company and University of Houston Moores School of Music’s Aura Contemporary Ensemble have joined forces to present Colony, a collaborative performance depicting humanity’s symbiotic relationship with honeybees. The visual and sonic exploration, which played at MATCH last year, is available to stream as part of the online-only 2020 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.
Thru June 13. From $10. Online. More info and tickets at knowtheatre.com.