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Leap and the Net Will Appear
Nothing could make 2020 weirder at this point. Not even watching a woman try to be a lion. If you missed Catastrophic Theatre's world premiere production Leap and the Net Will Appear (a show about, you guessed it, a woman who wishes she were the queen of the jungle), you're in luck. The company, in collaboration with Houston Cinema Arts Society, is streaming its 2018 production. For those of you who saw the original run, Catastrophic has also paired the repeat performance with new content on its YouTube channel: a discussion with playwright Chana Porter and director Tara Ahmandinejad (available now) and a live concert of the show's original music performed by composer Andrew Lynch (airs on September 2).
Thru Sept 3. Free. More info at cinemahtx.org.
20X2020 Virtual Festival
Apollo Chamber Group’s always been known for its out-of-this-world energy, but it is taking that energy a step further with its 20X2020 Virtual Festival, the culmination of its six-year multicultural commissioning initiative. The series kicked off with a bang on August 27 with a performance of acclaimed American composer Libby Larsen’s “Sorrow Song & Jubilee,” featuring special guest Wayne Ashley, tenor of the Houston Chamber Choir. The fest continues on August 30 with Houston Ballet’s Connor Walsh and Chae Eun Yang. New episodes drop every Thursday and Sunday for the next two months.
Studio Visit: Joseph Havel
You can tour celebrated Houston sculptor Joseph Havel’s studio as part of this live webcast. The special web-based talk is in connection with Havel’s new show, Joss, a response to the ancient bronzes that have been on display at Asia Society Texas Center since this winter. During the webcast Havel will share insights into his creative process and his connection to the ancient objects.
Metallica S&M2 Drive-in Concert
Been missing that concert energy during this pandemic? Metallica feels you, so much so that the rock band’s bringing its full concert experience to a drive-in screen near you. Both Showboat Drive-In and the new Moonstruck Drive-In Cinema in EaDo will be screening a special set that was filmed “at a location near the band’s Northern California headquarters.” Those willing to pay the hefty ticket price will also receive a digital download of Metallica’s newest record S&M2, a live album/concert recording of the quartet’s 2019 sets with the San Francisco Symphony (their first team-up since the 1999 S&M concerts and live album).
Aug 29. $115 (per vehicle, up to six people). Moonstruck Drive-In Cinema and Showboat Drive-In. More info at ticketmaster.com.
Totally Twelfth Night
Boiling Point Players joined forces with the Company OnStage to create an 80s-infused retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy Twelfth Night. Released as a 12-part mini-series (all of which is available now), this production of mistaken identities, misplaced love, and meddlesome hijinks features an all-female cast.
Thru Aug 31. Pay what you can. Online. More info at companyonstage.org.