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Month Long Exhibitions

Paul Mpagi Sepuya Exhibit

Location: Blaffer Art Museum
Cost: Free

Written by Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Paul Mpagi Sepuya makes photographs of friends, artists, collaborators, and himself that challenge the history of photography and deconstruct traditional portraiture through layering, fragmentation, mirror imagery, and the perspective of the black, queer gaze. This exhibition—the artist’s first major museum survey—brings together work Sepuya has made across the last thirteen years, offering viewers the opportunity to trace connections across his life and practice.

On View Through March 14, 2020:
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm and Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm

 

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Location: Blaffer Art Museum
Cost: $20 General/$15 Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Seniors/$10 Student

Written by Paul Salman Rushdie

In a city so ruinously sad that it has forgotten its name, a master storyteller suddenly falls silent. Troubled, his son Haroun sets out to find the fabled Sea of Stories and revive the storyteller’s gift. On that journey, Haroun finds that many of his father’s outlandish tales — filled with magic and fantastic creatures — are not only beautiful but also true. This all-ages play, closely adapted from the classic children’s novel, is a fanciful adventure exploring the struggle between light and darkness and highlighting the human need to communicate. It is a fable written out of Salman Rushdie’s own famous battle with censorship.

November Show times:
November 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m.
November 17, 23, 24 at 2 p.m.

 

Gareth Long: Kidnappers Foil

Cost: Free

Through the lens of the itinerant Texan filmmaker Melton Barker

In a city so ruinously sad that it has forgotten its name, a master storyteller suddenly falls silent. Troubled, his son Haroun sets out to find the fabled Sea of Stories and revive the storyteller’s gift. On that journey, Haroun finds that many of his father’s outlandish tales — filled with magic and fantastic creatures — are not only beautiful but also true. This all-ages play, closely adapted from the classic children’s novel, is a fanciful adventure exploring the struggle between light and darkness and highlighting the human need to communicate. It is a fable written out of Salman Rushdie’s own famous battle with censorship.

November 16, 2019—March 14, 2020

November 1, 2019

Public Art Tour at the University of Houston -Downtown

12:00pm – 1:00pm
O'Kane Gallery at University of Houston-Downtown
Free

Free and open to the public, Public Art of the University of Houston System hosts regular tours every first Friday, from October through May, hosted by university professors, artists, curators, critics and students. Tours offer the community an opportunity to learn more about art, creativity and artistic movements. Each tour highlights different artists and works to explore the gamut of human expression. Tour walks begin with a brief welcome and introduction of the day’s theme. Routes and starting points vary with each tour. Participants are encouraged to bring water, dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and to bring a friend.

 

Graduate Research Showcase

12:00pm – 6:00pm
Student Center (SC) South
Free

This event is intended to showcase the breadth and depth of groundbreaking research being undertaken by UH graduate students across disciplines, as well as to offer opportunities for cross-disciplinary networking. The event will feature a poster session and an oral session in the form of a 3MT® competition.

November 2, 2019

Houston Parks & Rec Tree Planting

9:00am – 12:00pm
Student Center South
Cost: Free

For this event, volunteers are requested by the Houston Parks & Recreation Department to help with their annual tree planting! Volunteers can expect a day out in the park, planting saplings and other larger trees, in parks maintained by the Houston Parks & Recreation Department.

November 4, 2019

Inclusive Language Workshop

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Student Center South, Bayou City Room
Free event hosted by the Center of Diversity and Inclusion

This workshop will focus on why language is important and how the words we use affect our perceptions and can sometimes influence our environment.

EnGendering Positive Change

8:30am – 10:30am
Rockwell Pavilion

Women's amd Gender Sexuality Services

November 5, 2019

Taylor Mac Artist Lecture

6:00pm – 7:30pm
Moore’s Opera House
Free

On Tuesday, November 5th, MacArthur “Genius” playwright, actor, songwriter, performance artist, director, and producer, Taylor Mac, will deliver the 2019 Mitchell Artist Lecture, "What's Gonna Happen?". In his talk, Mac speaks on his vision for the future of art in an uncertain world, and the power of transforming calamity into communion.

Film Screening: A Fine Line

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Rockwell Pavilion, MD Anderson Library
Cost: Free

Panerl discussion with women entrepreneurs

November 6, 2019

Ally 2.0 Workshop - Understanding (Trans)Gender

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Student Center South, Heights Room 224

This workshop will review transgender terms, issues, and identities. Participants will gain a better understanding of the gender spectrum and societal expectations about "acceptable" gender expressions. They will examine their own views in an effort to expand their acceptance of varying gender expressions.

November 7, 2019

Mindfulness Meditation

12:15pm – 12:45pm
Location: UH Wellness Classroom, Suite 1038, Campus Recreation & Wellness Center

Weekly meditation sessions are open to all students, faculty, and staff! This offering is part of UH Wellness's mission to educate around all dimensions of wellness, and provide a space for emotional and mental development.

 

The Future of Plastics: Designed Sustainability or Recycling

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: UH Hilton Hotel Conrad Ballroom

The future of plastics is being formulated and issues of designed-in sustainability, bio-based replacements, and improved recycling are at the core and will be discussed in this symposium.

November 8, 2019

Bianca Del Rio

8:00pm – 9:30pm
Cullen Performance Hall
Cost: $36.5 General/ $119 VIP

The self-proclaimed "clown in a gown" will tell tales of her worldwide adventures and the outrageous circus that is her life in her comical "tell it like it is" voice. The "It's Jester Joke" tour is considered the biggest-ever solo drag show tour in North America.

November 13, 2019

Poetry & Prose: Ecopoetics on the Gulf

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
MD Anderson Library, Honors College Commons

Poetry & Prose is a reading series featuring UH faculty, students, alumni and other well-known writers, that happens right here on campus.

 

Jazz Orchestra Jazz Ensemble

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Moores Opera House
Cost: $15 adults/$12 seniors, faculty, staff, alumni/ $10 student

The Moores School of Music's jazz ensembles perform masterworks from Jelly Roll Morton to Bobby Brookmeyer and beyond. 

November 15, 2019

Mental Health First Aid

8:00am - 5:00pm
Wellness Center, suite 1038

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE. Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not take on the role of professionals — they do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions, like “what do I do?” and “where can someone find help?”

 

Cougar Ally Training

8:45am - 12:00pm
Student Center South, Heights Room 225

The training assists faculty, staff and students in increasing their awareness of issues that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people face. In a non-threatening setting, CAT teaches participants to create an accepting campus environment for UH’s LGBTQ population. Allies are given a placard to display as a visible statement of support for the LGBTQ community

 

Rock The Campus

9:00am - 11:00am
Across campus

Rock The Campus is a campus wide clean up and beautification event during Homecoming week where we will be participating in a variety of activities like weeding, trash pick-up, and other outdoor activities. We will be volunteering all around campus from 9am-11am and heading back to the Student Center Plaza for pizza and a free T shirt! 

November 18, 2019

COOG Talks

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Student Center Theater

COOG Talks is an event based on the theme of Ted Talks. This event serves as an opportunity for students, professors and UH alumni to share ideas, opinions and also educate their fellow peers of the UH community.

 

Living Archives: Women & Rock

11:30am - 1:00pm
Rockwell Pavilion, MD Anderson Library

November 19, 2019

Self-Care: A LeadUH Workshop

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Bayou City Room, Student Center South
Free

This workshop explores dynamics of power and privilege, its effect on others and society, and ways we can change our behavior in becoming better allies to alleviate barriers.

 

Power and Privilege Workshop

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Bayou City Room, Student Center South
Free

This workshop explores dynamics of power and privilege, its effect on others and society, and ways we can change our behavior in becoming better allies to alleviate barriers. 

November 21, 2019

Mindfulness Meditation

12:15pm – 12:45pm
UH Wellness Classroom, Suite 1038, Campus Recreation & Wellness Center

Weekly meditation sessions are open to all students, faculty, and staff! This offering is part of UH Wellness's mission to educate around all dimensions of wellness, and provide a space for ​emotional and mental development.

 

Cultural Explosion

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Student Center South, Houston Room

Cultural Explosion is one of our annual traditions where various student organizations get the opportunity to showcase their culture and promote diversity through a talent competition. Come enjoy this cultural talent competition and cheer for your favorite organization!

November 23, 2019

Symphony Orchestra

7:30pm - 10:00pm
Moores Opera House
Cost: $15 adults/$12 Seniors, faculty, staff, alumni/ $10 Student

The Moores School Symphony Orchestra (MSSO) is conducted by UH Director of Orchestras, Franz Anton Krager.  As a major ensemble with over 110 members, the MSSO performs as a musical partner with many of the Moores School of Music's (MSM) departments and studios.  The high level of its performances has been hailed by international artists and critics alike as a student ensemble of professional quality and versatility

November 25, 2019

Holiday Choir Concert

7:30pm – 10:00pm

Moores Opera House

Celebrate the holidays with the Moores School of Music's Concert Chorale, Concert Women's Chorus and ManCorps at this audience favorite!