Menil Community Festival 2011

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The Menil Collection museum and a group of surrounding non-profit arts organizations come together to host a free afternoon of art and entertainment that will extend across the Menil “campus” from West Alabama to Richmond Avenue from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Highlighting the diversity of the Menil neighborhood arts community the festival will include films and performances, from chamber music to literary readings, performances and workshops.

Highlights from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Houston Indie Book Festival (with readings co-presented with Inprint) at the Menil Collection, East side of the building
Houston Center for Photography Collaborations VIII Print Sale at HCP
Watercolor Society- Houston Clothesline Art Sale at WAS-H

1:00p.m. - Riyaaz Qiwwali Performance at the Rothko Chapel
Qawwali music is characterized by lively rhythmic cycles, gripping melodies, and the addition of improvisational poetry. As a form, this type of Sufi devotional music dates back to eighth century Persia, from where it spread throughout South Asia, particularly in areas with strong Muslim populations.

2:00 p.m. - Scratchatopia and the Territory Screening by SWAMP
Camera-less films made by visitors during the Open House at SWAMP will be screened prior to an exciting selection of the best short films from THE TERRITORY, season 33.

3 p.m. - 4p.m. Family Drum Circle with Sam Dinkins III presented by Da Camera of Houston at Rothko Chapel Plaza




The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006


Admission is free
All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.