Houston, Texas — This weekend features a host of cultural celebrations, from Latino performing arts, a popular NPR political podcast, landmark symphony, Spanish heritage, jazz and more.
Meanwhile, movie fans who also want to enjoy the weather can enjoy open-air screenings downtown, while music fans can enjoy cool jazz and a meaningful Ukrainian benefit show. A local sports bar hosts a spinning fundraiser for pets and animals, and a famous boutique hotel mixes in some cocktail classes.
Enjoying! Here are your best bets for the weekend.
thursday 15 september
The Alliance will host an international food and culture celebration that will highlight Houston’s diversity while highlighting the important work the organization is doing to help refugees and disadvantaged individuals in the community. Local restaurants will provide food samples to allow participants to virtually transport themselves to the countries and regions. During the event, attendees will also have the chance to see live performances by the best artists, representing different cultures from around the world. 6:00 PM
Arte Público Press is celebrating 40 years of promoting reading and reading through outstanding publications. In honor of its 40th anniversary, the nonprofit is hosting a showcase of Latino artists. This show will be a collaborative effort bringing together outstanding performers from the opera, symphony, ballet and other performing groups to highlight the vibrant influence of Latin American and Latino cultures. 6:30 pm
After a two-year hiatus, the NPR Politics Podcast returns to the stage, featuring a panel of your favorite NPR voices: Ashley Lopez, Asma Khalid, Domenico Montanaro, Susan Davis, and Tamara Keith. This all-star cast will delve into local and national midterm races, the big Texas political news and troubles, and what they just can’t seem to let go of. Join them for an exclusive look behind the scenes at the making of the podcast and a chance to ask the pod team your questions. 8 pm
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