Very Artsy News: Korean Films, Opera Competition and more

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

By Amarie Gipson December 7, 2021

Still from Minari. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung. (USA, 2020, Digital, in English and Korean with English subtitles). Screening at the MFAH on Friday, December 10. 7-9 PM. 

There is a lot to do and see this holiday season as we make our way toward the new year. Special programming for the Rooftop Cinema Club’s holiday season kicked off last week and a host of Houston artists are making their way back home from exhibiting at Miami Art Week.

Here’s more art news for your week:

Houston is Hosting the 11th Annual Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition 

Rice University’s Shepherd School of music will host the 2022 Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition where 25 vocalists will compete for $7,500, and a chance to perform with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. All Houston winners will move on to regional auditions in New Orleans.The competition is free to the public and scheduled for Jan. 8. 

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Korean Film Days at MFAH 

This weekend, celebrate the brilliance of Korean cinema at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Films are slated to screen from Friday, Dec. 10- 12, and the schedule features Lee Isaac Chung’s Academy Award-winning film Minari (2020), Hong Seong-eun’s Aloners (2021) and more. All films will be screened in Korean with English subtitles (unless stated otherwise). Tickets start at $10. 

For more information on the full schedule, visit here

Two Local Artists Join Forces for a New Mural in Sunnyside 

The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs shares that a mural is coming to a new community center in Sunnyside. Irene Antonia Diane Reece and Jesse Lott were each selected to create a work for the new Sunnyside Health and Multi-Service Center that will debut at the opening of the new space. Lott will contribute a new sculpture that will be installed on the center’s exterior, while Reece will create a series of photographs that will live in the interior of the entrance. 

For more information, visit here.

Lecture: Dr. Zahi Hawass on Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

In conjunction with the world premiere of the Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition, the Society for the Performing Arts has partnered with the Houston Museum of Natural Science to host a lecture by renowned archaeologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7:30pm in Jones Hall. Hawass will discuss the process of preserving ancient Egyptian artifacts and the life of Rames the Great. Tickets for the lecture start at $40. 

For more information, visit here.

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