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MFAH's British bash mixes star DJ with show-stopping visuals

MFAH's British bash mixes star DJ with show-stopping visuals

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The Judge will be in session at Mixed Media.  Judge Jules/Facebook

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s latest MFAH Mixed Media event will surely attract some hip anglophiles.

This recurring night of art and dance music will be tied in to the museum’s newest exhibit, “Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol,” which kicked off earlier this month. Attendees will have exclusive access to the exhibition, as well as sip British-themed cocktails, sample light bites from Oishi Deli and Popston, and take part in an art-making activity to craft your own crown jewels.

The museum is also flying in a headlining DJ from across the pond: Judge Jules. The mixmaster (government name: Julius O’Riordan), 51, is a British star who has been spinning records for more than 30 years. Mostly trafficking in such EDM genres as house and trance, Jules has been a popular club DJ (he’s done heavily populated residencies in Ibiza, where he has a second home) as well as veteran radio DJ, even hosting an international radio show called The Global Warm Up.

Jules is not only a major force in the dance music scene; he’s also an accomplished attorney. He got a degree in law from the London School of Economics (when he began DJing parties during his university years, that’s where he got the “Judge Jules” nickname) and was formerly a music lawyer at the London-based, media law firm, Sheridans. Jules will share the booth on this very British evening with local turntablists: DJ Sun and DJ Little Martin.

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MFAH Mixed Media with Judge Jules spins Friday, October 19, at the Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet St. 8 pm-midnight. Tickets are $25 ($22 MFAH members.)