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Texas Independent Film Network: Texas Filmmakers Showcase

The Houston Film Commission presents short films from the international film-festival circuit that were homegrown in Texas. Filmmakers will be in attendance. The titles include "Cork's Cattlebarron" by Eric Steele, "The Garden and the Wilderness" by Craig Whitney, "Hellion" by Kat Candler, "Little Lions" by Tony Costello, "Vincent Valdez: Excerpts for John" by Angela and Mark Walley, and "Vultures of Tibet" by Russell Oliver Bush.

8PM, AFS Cinema, 6226 Middle Fiskville

  • Open Submission: Insect Art

    Because, for the first time in its 60-year history, the Entomological Society of America is having its annual meeting in Austin. And Art.Science.Gallery. and and the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation will present an exhibition of entomology-relevant art, juried by Barrett Klein and Hayley Gillespie, and they'll be glad if you submit three of your best works for consideration. See website for details. Deadline: Sept. 22.

  • Yard Dog Folk Art: Siberian Street Scenes

    Pennsylvania artist Kurt Herrmann's watercolors document a recent trip to visit his in-laws in Siberia. Through Dec. 31.

    Yard Dog, 1510 S. Congress, 512/912-1613

    • Jack and the Beanstalk

      You know the drill: cow, bean, stalk, goose, giant, etc. We think it might be a cautionary tale about the stock market, if it weren't played with puppets and geared toward kids ages 4 and up. Thu., Sept. 12, 3:30pm, Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon; Tue., Sept 17, 10:30am, Daugherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd.; Wed., Sept. 18, 10:15am Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove; 3:30pm, Hampton Branch, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.. Free.


    • Yoga on the Lawn

      Tired of doing yoga constrained by walls and ceilings? Try this 60-minute class taught be a professional instructor, all on the lawn of this historic house. Tuesdays through Sept. 24, 7pm. $5-15 sliding scale.

      Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel, 512/478-2335

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