Very Artsy News: Houston Ballet, COVID-19 Policies, and More

A weekly brief on what’s trending in Houston’s arts and culture scene.

By Amarie Gipson September 13, 2021

Work by Houston artist Sarah Fisher as part of The Periwinkle Foundation's collaborative Making A Mark® exhibition. 

Image: Sarah Fisher

Fall is in full swing. Mask mandates are still in order as a number of local institutions, including the Alley Theatre and 4th Wall Theatre, are enforcing new COVID-19 policies to ensure the safety of patrons. In addition, get ready to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this week with fun activities in the city. However, as Tropical Storm Nicholas makes its way to Houston, it's imperative to keep an eye out for event cancellations and reduced business hours this week.

Here’s a brief roundup of arts and culture news in the city: 

Houston Chamber Choir kicks off their 2021-2022 Season 

The Grammy Award-winning Houston Chamber Choir is bringing a series of in-person and virtual concerts for their 2021-2022 season Sing Out the New Day, under the direction of Robert Simpson. Tune in to the virtual release of Daniel Knagg's 70-minute cantata as the Choir brings the performance to their Digital Stage on Sunday, September 26, 2 p.m central. 

For more information on the season lineup, visit here.

Houston Ballet joins New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival 

In addition to their jammed pack 2021-2022 season, the Houston Ballet is headed to the Big Apple this October. Principal dancers Karina González and Connor Walsh are scheduled to premiere excerpts from Stanton Welch AM’s iconic work Sons de L'âme on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, marking the first time the work ever graced the stage in NYC.

For tickets and the full festival lineup, visit here


Local Artist Sarah Fisher is Making A Mark® 

For the past 31 years, The Periwinkle Foundation has partnered with the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center to present their Making A Mark® exhibition. The program provides workshops for patients and their families and the annual exhibition features more than 300 works of art. This year, mixed media artist and painter Sarah Fisher collaborated with several young patients to create an installation entitled We See You. 

For more information and to view the project, visit here.


Czech Center Museum Houston honors 99-Year Old Holocaust survivor 

On October 8, the Czech Center Museum Houston (CCMH) is hosting its Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner with a musical tribute to Dr. Ervin Adam, a 99-year-old Holocaust survivor. Throughout his long career, the esteemed professor and researcher worked to eradicate polio from his homeland and lead geriatric practices in Houston. The evening will include a performance by the Houston Symphony, a silent auction and a raffle event. 

For more information on the gala, visit here.

Alley Theatre announces COVID-19 Policy 

Last Thursday, the Alley Theatre Board of Trustees voted unanimously to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours for all guests over 12 to attend events. The policy is effective October 1 and the theatre will issue refunds to any patrons who are not in compliance. The decision comes right on time as more venues resume programming and positive cases in Harris Country continue to skyrocket.

For more information on the policy, ticket exchanges and more, visit here


Show Comments