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The Color Field art exhibition will be open until May. (Photo courtesy of University of Houston)
Happy Friday! Check out these exciting events happening around town this weekend.
Dunder Mupplen: The Office Inspired Pop Up Bar
Inspired by the hit television sitcom, The Office, this pop-up bar and restaurant is open temporarily this month on Main St. The space features a recreated Scranton branch of “Dunder Mupplen,” live DJ’s, trivia, plus foods and cocktails inspired by the show. Tickets are limited due to Covid capacity guidelines, so you’ll want to reserve your ticket in advance online.
Trouble in Tahiti: Opera Film Series
Moores Opera Center of the University of Houston is releasing this production in six episodes via Facebook Live, so you can experience it without leaving your own home. The original score by Leonard Bernstein examines married life in 1950s suburbia. Tune in nightly from Jan. 18-23 to check out each episode of this jazzy show.
Market at Redemption Square
This is a monthly market that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month in the plaza at Redemption Square. Enjoy live music and a curated selection of artisan vendors offering food, art, jewelry and everything in between.
Plogging the Bayou
Each Saturday, local coffee shop Active Passion hosts a 5K fun run. But this isn’t your normal run. While jogging, participants are also encouraged to pick up trash, a concept called “plogging.” All are invited to meet at Active Passion at 8 a.m. Saturday morning to join in. Trash bags and gloves are provided. Just bring a mask!
Asia Society Houston: Artists on Site
For the past month, Asia Society Texas Center has been supporting artists by transforming its gallery space into studio and project space for Houston-based artists. Through this Sunday, the public is invited to check out the process of four featured artists – Ahra Cho, Laura Drey, Brandon Tho Harris, and Royal Sumikat.
This free exhibition at the University of Houston features large-scale sculptures by seven contemporary artists, all spread out throughout the University’s campus. The artists each draw inspiration from Color Field painting, a form of abstraction that relies heavily on color and flat surfaces. This exhibition is on view through May.
Check out our events calendar to see what else is going on this weekend.