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Culture / Entertainment

Houston’s Best Under-the-Radar Weekend Events

Comedic Basketball and Mexican Movies Dominate The Guru’s Never Wrong Picks

BY // 07.07.17

Houston’s weekends are packed full of events, but how many of them are truly worthy of your time? PaperCity’s Weekend Guru Matthew Ramirez cuts through the clutter to give you the best options in this weekly series.

Lob City

The Houston Rockets just concluded a blockbuster trade, nabbing the point god Chris Paul for Patrick Beverley and a slew of prospects – but until the NBA season starts, the best place you’ll find ridiculous passes, dunks, and family-friendly fun is via the Harlem Globetrotters. The Globetrotter’s blend of sports, entertainment, and comedy is unmatched and has entertained millions for going on nine decades now (and the Globetrotters best player won’t quit in a decisive Game 6).

Saturday, July 8 at 2 pm and again at 8 pm at NRG Park. Tickets from $19.

You Say You Want a Revolution

Starting this past Thursday, July 6 and running through September 30, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, a film series coinciding with the museum’s massive Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 summer show. Fourteen films highlight the years 1940 through 1959, when Mexico was at the forefront of a shift in film history. Saturday sees A Woman in Love, the 1946 film directed by Mexican icon Emilio Indio Fernandez, and Sunday presents The Kneeling Goddess, directed by Roberto Gavaldon.

Both films will be re-shown at later dates in August and September as well. Click here for showtimes; tickets start at $9, or are free with museum admission.

Today’s Tom Sawyer

The Sawyer Yards massive five studio building complex just off Washington Avenue is one of the city’s most exciting places to see art (and be seen – the arts district was a central location when the Super Bowl came to town this past February). This Saturday marks the Second Saturday at Sawyer Yards, an afternoon event that opens up the campus to all ages. There are chances to engage with 300-plus artists from various disciplines and backgrounds (and chances to add to your collection).

Check out The Silos, Silver Street Studios, Spring Street Studios, Winter Street Studios, and Summer Street Studios for free with an RSVP here.

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