Five Houston fine arts events happening this week



The 4th Wall Theater Company is proud to present the Summer Shakes Showcase production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, with performances by students from Juilliard Drama School and high schools in the Houston area.

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1. ‘Olga de Amaral: Weaving a rock’

Olga de Amaral has been a pioneer in fiber art for more than 60 years. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston will be the first to house a collection of 50 works by the Colombian artist. “Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock” brings together 50 of her works from all stages of her career.

When: July 25th – September 19th

Where: Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Beck Building, 5601 Main

Details: Included in general admission, tickets at

2. “Houston has Bollywood”

The essence of Bollywood musicals comes to life in this four act production by Moksh Community Arts that showcases the music, colors and choreography of Indian cinema and festivals.

When: 8:30 p.m. July 24th

Where: Miller Freilichttheater, 6000 Hermann Dr .; also streaming on Miller Outdoor Theater’s website, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Details: Free, but requires tickets for the seating area, and does not require tickets for the hilltop seating;

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3. “Death by natural causes”

A well-attended exhibit, the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences “Death From Natural Causes” features historical information on poisons and poisonous creatures, plague and plague doctors, and all sorts of other things that have shortened life over the years. The popular exhibition opened in 2018. So if you’ve waited, time is running out. As it is for all of us.

Closes on August 1st

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive

Details: $ 16- $ 25; 713-639-4629,

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4. Auditions by the Jazz Houston Youth Orchestra

Call for all musicians in grades 9-12 who are interested in playing jazz. Jazz Houston, a nonprofit arts organization, is creating a youth orchestra and auditioning July 30-31. Instruments that the orchestra is looking for are alto, baritone and tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, acoustic bass, guitar and drums. Masks must be worn at all times except during the performance. Additional requirements, including how to apply and what pieces of music to be created, are available on the Jazz Houston website.

When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 30.-31. July

Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Shipowner High School, 3816 Bellaire Blvd. Houston.


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5. ‘As you like it’

The 4th Wall Theater Company welcomes the next generation of sonnet lovers to the stage this weekend. Summer Shakes, a rigorous Shakespearean actor training program comprised of 12 performing arts students, is showcasing its inaugural production, As You Like It, with a talented young cast selected by the Juilliard School and Houston Area High Schools .

When: 23-25 July July

Where: 4th Wall Theater Company, 1824 Spring Street, Studio 101

Details: $ 20;

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    Cary Darling joined the Houston Chronicle in 2017, where he writes on the arts, entertainment, and pop culture, with an emphasis on film and media. Originally from Los Angeles and a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, he was a reporter or editor for the Orange County Register, the Miami Herald, and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He has also freelanced for a number of publications including the Los Angeles Times and Dallas Morning News.



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