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Here are the top 8 things to do in Houston this weekend

Here are the top 8 things to do in Houston this weekend

Quixote Nuevo
Quixote Nuevo, a modern retelling of the Don Quixote saga, continues at the Alley Theatre.  Photo courtesy of Alley Theatre

Super Bowl Sunday is this Sunday and, for those who prefer not to watch grown men do violent things to each other on the football field, you can always spend some time squeezing off a few rounds while eating some bagels.

That is what will be happening at the Glocks and Bagels Schmooze and Shoot event, also on Sunday. Whether you bring your own guns and ammo or you want to rent some steel, this gathering is for men and women who enjoy popping caps and wolfing down bagels and cream cheese.

For a way less violent time, there is also Quixote Nuevo, a modern retelling of the Don Quixote saga, playing at the Alley Theatre through February 9.

Of course, here are some other intriguing things popping off this weekend:

Thursday, January 30

Extra! Extra! Print on Film at The Printing Museum
Starting this weekend, The Printing Museum will start a weekly film series that is a creative way to appreciate print media and showcase the importance of news distribution and journalism. In the coming weeks, the series will screen Orson Welles' Citizen Kane and Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent. Things kick off with a twofer: the documentary Benjamin Franklin: Citizen of the World at 3 and, later on at 7, Howard Hawks' classic The Front Page remake His Girl Friday. Runs through February 6. 3 pm. 

Pepperland at Wortham Theater Center
A few years ago, the Mark Morris Dance Group came up with an energetic salute to The Beatles's 1967 masterpiece Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. This two-night event features an original score by Ethan Iverson that blends arrangements of songs from the groundbreaking album with new Pepper-inspired pieces. Along with paying tribute to one of the best rock albums of all time, this resounds with all the ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity for which the company is known. 8 pm.

Friday, January 31

Sticky Fingers Sticker Art Show at Insomnia Gallery
After a one-year hiatus, the fifth installment of this unique art show is back. This free gallery show will feature some classed-up slaps which also celebrates some of Houston's best and biggest street artists, alongside other local artists who may be new to the scene or trying their hand in the art of the slap. There will be plenty of individual stickers to buy, plus a giveaway or two. All ages are welcome, and, as always, Eureka Heights will come with the brew. 7-11 pm.

'80s Comedy Series at City Acre Brewing Co.
City Acre Brewing Co. will be taking it back to those days of leg warmers, moonwalking, and New Coke with a monthly movie series devoted to comedies from the '80s. In the coming months, the beer spot will give audiences such rewatchable favorites as Trading Places, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Back to the Future. This weekend, things will kick off with a screening of the beloved, Billy Crystal-Meg Ryan romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... Runs through June 26. 8 pm.

Saturday, February 1

Wepa Party! at The Dive
According to the folks who run this party, this isn't your regular Latin night. It is about pushing the culture forward and exposing everyone to new sounds and some classic tracks as well. Expect to hear Latin sounds from Mexico to Brazil and everything in between. Expect everything from Bad Bunny vibes to original cumbia remixes. Legacy and MLE Music will serve as the DJs, while Lilly Aviana will serve up the vegan elote. 9 pm-3 am.

Bounce and Turn Presents: Best of the East Coast at Options Trading Company
The Bounce and Turn rap party crew is bringing back its Best of the East Coast shindig, for all those who want to hear some serious, East Coast hip-hop this weekend. DJs Kay Illah, Yisel, Angiesliste, and DJ Candlestick will be spinning the deep cuts and hit tracks from the 1980s until now. So, expect to hear some J Dilla, MF DOOM, Eric B. and Rakim, Pete Rock, Jay-Z, etc. And Pabst Blue Ribbon will sponsor the $5 online (BYOBottles) and open bar. 10 pm-2 am.

Sunday, February 2

Touch the Sky at The Montrose Center
The Houston General Defense Committee - IWW will host a screening of this video collage, which reflects on the raw moments of the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, after resident Michael Brown was slain by a police officer. Although there have already been some blunt, brutal films made on that particular point in time (may we suggest tracking down the 2017 documentary Whose Streets?), this one goes out to the wild ones, the anarchists and the dreamers. 3-6 pm.

Match Girl and Blackbird at MATCH
Aperio, Music of the Americas presents a multimedia program featuring recent and world premiere works for voice, piano, and percussion by composers David Lang and Shawn Crouch. Things will kick off with Lang’s 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning oratorio, The Little Match Girl Passion. This is followed by the world premiere of Shawn Crouch’s Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, which acts as a musical and dramatic counterweight to the ethereal sound world of Lang’s oratorio. 6 pm.

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