Beer fest, film festival highlight week's events
The following events are scheduled for the upcoming week:
FotoFest: Experience the closing day of the international FotoFest 2012 Biennial featuring the works of Canadian photographer Gerald Pisarzowski 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at John Cleary Gallery, 2635 Colquitt, Houston. Pisarzowski is known for his platinum prints in the Art and Alchemy exhibit. 713-524-5070.
Computer Class: Adults can learn how to manage files and explore the uses of Windows 7, 2-4 p.m. at Houston Central Library, 500 McKinney, Houston. 832-393-1313.
The Fourth Annual Booker-Lowe Lecture: Join American metal sculptor Albert Paley in a discussion about his life, career and the topic of public art 4-6 p.m. at Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd., Houston. Reception follows after the lecture. Free and open to the public. 713-639-7500.
Shakespeare on the Green: Watch a fun and family-friendly production of Shakespeare’s comedy, “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” 2-3:14 p.m. at Discovery Green’s Anheuser-Busch Stage, 1500 McKinney St., Houston. This production is presented by the University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance. Admission is free. 713-400-7336.
'Cinderella': Watch the storybook classic, “Cinderella” come to life 2 p.m. at the UpStage Theatre's Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd., Houston. $10. Groups of eight or more $8 per ticket. For more information or reservations: 713-838-7191 or visit www.upstagetheatre.org.
Discovery Hoop Dance: Enjoy exercising through hoop dance 10:30 a.m. at Discovery Green’s Anheuser-Busch Stage, 1500 McKinney St., Houston. Participants should bring an adult-size hoop or RSVP to borrow one at www.discoveryhooping.com; must sign an exercise release waiver upon arrival. Free. 713-400-7336.
Preservation Road Show: Houston Metropolitan Research Center archivists will be on hand to discuss tips on preserving books, letters, photos, newspapers and more 5-7 p.m. at Heights Neighborhood Library, 1302 Heights Blvd. Houston. Attendees are invited to bring one item for personal consultation, time permitting. 832-393-1810.
Stress Buster Workshop: Learn ways to de-stress and calm muscle strain through yoga, breathing exercises and other techniques easily performed at home or your desk with Sharon Hughes, 1-2 p.m at Houston Central Library, 500 McKinney, Houston. Guests are asked to wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or large towel. 832-393-1313.
Design Fair Lecture: Join designer and Lobel Modern NYC founder Evan Lobel as he discusses important designs from the ‘70s and ‘80s 6:30 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet St., Houston. Free and open to the public. 713-639-7300.
Blues and Burgers: Watch talented and prolific singer and the “Divine diva of blues and soul” Trudy Lynn perform in the Discovery Green Burgers and Blues Concert series noon-1:30 p.m. at Anheuser-Busch Stage, Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston. Admission is free. 713-400-7336.
City Hall Farmers Market: Choose from an array of locally grown fruits and vegetables, and a variety of lunch items made from local ingredients 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St. 713-880-5540 or www.urbanharvest.org.
Laughter Yoga: Discover the health benefits of breathing-based laughter yoga, known as Hasyayoga, with Lainie Diamond noon to 1 p.m. at Houston Central Library, 500 McKinney, Houston. No mats or exercise attire required. 832-393-1313.
Latin Wave: Opening day of this film festival begins with three screenings 5 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main St., Houston. Films are selected from the best film festivals in the world such as Berlin, Venice, New York, Cannes, San Sebastian and Sundance.
Texas Beer Fest: Sample and celebrate craft beers from local Texas breweries along with selections from all across the United States and international brewers during Texas Beer Fest, 1-7 p.m. on Discovery Green's Jones Lawn, 1500 McKinney, Houston. Participants in Beer Fest are individually selected based on the quality of beer they produce. Tickets range from $27 to $30 plus convenience fees. Food and drink tickets are available for $12 plus fees for a set of 12. 25 percent of the net proceeds from the event will benefit the Houston Food Bank. 713-400-7336 or visit www.texasbeerfest.org.
Art Center Fair Days: Shop a selection of vintage modern objects from the 20th century and cutting edge contemporary pieces 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street, Houston. Specialist designers will be on hand offering furniture, glass, lighting and more. Runs through April 29. $5 general admission for the weekend. www.lawndaleartcenter.org.
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