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KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Friday, 22 July, 2016
Carter Stern, executive director Houston B-Cycle, houston.bcycle.com
The annual Children’s Hilltop Festival, presented by Express Children’s Theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre, enters the home stretch at 11 a.m. today with “Santa’s Rockin’ Reindeer: Christmas in July!” The festival wraps up Saturday morning with “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.” Covered seating is free and first come, first serve. Miller Outdoor is at 6000 Hermann Park Drive. For more information, call 832-FREEFUN or 832-373-3386 or go online to milleroutdoortheatre.com.
QFest20 pays tribute to the legendary Patty Duke tonight with the screening of the campiest of camp classic, “Valley of the Dolls” at the Rice Media Center. The film, based on the 1966 novel by Jacqueline Susann, features Duke as the infamous Neely O’Hara. It will be shown at 9:30 p.m. at the media center on the Rice campus, University Blvd at Stockton Dr. Entrance #8. Also, QFest20 has four other films screening tonight. For more information and a link to purchase advance tickets, go to the QFest website at www.q-fest.com. The Facebook page is QFestHouston.
Houston Center for Photography’s 2016 Juried Membership Exhibition opens from 6-8 tonight. This year’s show features 40 artists and was juried by Yasufumi Nakamori, department head and curator of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and former associate curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston Center for Photography is at 1441 West Alabama. For more information, call 713-529-4755 or go to the website at hcponline.org.
Also opening tonight is The Big Show at Lawndale Art Center. The ambitious exhibition shows new works by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of Lawndale is appropriately and affectionately named; every year hundreds of artists submit their work for the consideration of a juror. The opening reception is from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight. Awards will be announced at 7 p.m. Lawndale is at 4912 Main. Phone 713-528-5858 or go to lawndaleartcenter.org for more information.
And if you want to see some of the works that didn’t make the cut, check out Salon Des Refusés: Work Rejected from the Lawndale Big Show tonight at the Hardy & Nance Street Studio Complex at 902 Hardy Street. The opening is from 6-10 p.m. For more information call 832-545-0707 or go to the website at hardyandnancestudios.com.
If you can stand the heat, get out of the kitchen and head GreenStreet where “Pitch Perfect 2” will be screened on a big screen the lawn as this week’s Friday Flick on The Lawn. The free film begins at 9 p.m. GreenStreet, formerly Houston Pavilions, is at 1201 Fannin. Call 832-320-1201 or go online to greenstreetdowntown.com for more information.
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Currently, the KPFT music library does not accept digital submissions.
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