Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will kick off the Houston Symphony's 2021-2022 PNC Family Series on December 4, 2021. 

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close and festivals of all sorts flood the city, it’s safe to say that Houston is having an artful autumn. This past weekend, curator and educator Alvia Wardlaw was presented with her own special day, Trae the Truth received a presidential award and eight Houstonians were honored for their community work. Here’s more news for your week:  

MFAH’s Hosting Virtual Artist Talk with Latinx Artists “Art in Uncertain Times”

This Wednesday, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is hosting a conversation with the four inaugural recipients of the U.S. Latinx Artist Fellowship: Elia Alba, Christina Fernandez, Coco Fusco, and Carlos Martiel. The conversation will be moderated by the MFAH’s curator of Latin American art Mari Carmen Ramírez and Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator at El Museo del Barrio in New York. 

For more information on the talk, visit here

Indian Film Festival of Houston 2021 Kicks off on Friday, Oct 22

The Asia Society Texas Center is collaborating with the Indian Film Festival of Houston to celebrate India and its Diaspora with a jam-packed lineup of documentaries, short and feature films. The two-day event takes place this weekend and marks the festival’s 10th year. Tickets for individual screenings and day passes are available for sale. 

For more information on the festival schedule and tickets, visit here

2021 Zine Fest Houston Returns in November 

Get ready to be inspired because Zine Fest Houston announced its return to The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. The festival provides opportunities to engage independent publishers, comic artists and other small press, DIY and alternative media. 

For more information on this year’s vendor list and schedule, visit here

Houston Symphony Releases Tickets for Family Concert Series 

The Houston Symphony’s 2021-2022 PNC Family Concert Series opens on December 4, 2021 with Musical Treats from The Nutcracker─for Kids lead by Andrés Orozco-Estrada and live-streamed for virtual audiences. The series will also include music from Pirates of the Caribbean in Let’s Be Pirates (February 2022) and The Lion King in African Adventure (April 2022). 

For more information on the schedule and tickets, visit here

Eight Houstonians honored for work in the Latinx Community

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast awarded eight Houstonians with Hispanic Hero Awards in celebration of their grassroots impact in their communities. The company also gifted $1,000 to an organization of the honoree’s choice. The 2021 honorees include:

Frances Castañeda Dyess, Houston East End Chamber of Commerce                      

Elia Chino, FLAS, Inc., Fundacion Latinoamericana De Accion Social, Inc.

Sonia Corrales, Houston Area Women's Center

James Guzman, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston

Ricardo Nazario, Crime Stoppers of Houston

Marisol Salazar, Small Steps Nurturing Center

Juliet Stipeche, Houston Gulf Coast Building and Construction Trades Council

Saul Valentin, AVANCE-Houston

For more information, visit here.