Arts in the Afternoon

The Arts in the Afternoon program provides the unique experience for our community to enjoy film, music and dance. All programs are offered on a weekday at 1:00 PM.

His Wife's LoverFILM | His Wife’s Lover (Zayn Vaybs Lubovnik)

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 | 1:00 PM

USA, 1931, 80 minutes
B&W, Yiddish with new English subtitles
Directed by Sidney M. Goldin

Billed as the "first Jewish musical comedy talking picture," His Wife’s Lover stars the popular Yiddish theater comedian Ludwig Satz in one of his only surviving film performances. This fast-paced, song-filled comedy benefits from location camerawork of New York City's Lower East Side. With a script by a female author, Sheyne Rokhl Simkoff, His Wife's Lover revels in its role reversals and love triangles all the while exploring the gender issues of the day.

Restoration and new English subtitles: The National Center for Jewish Film

$5 Member | $8 Public 
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Houston Grand Opera–Opera to Go!

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 | 1:00 PM
Joe Frank Theatre

Experience a high-energy opera, in a fully staged, 45-minute performance. The performance is sung in English and Spanish.  Opera to Go! is presented by the Houston Grand Opera.

Opera to Go! is underwritten by the Reba M. and Theodore Freedman Legacy Endowment Fund.

$2 Member | $4 Public

For more information and to register, please contact Esther Bethke at or 713.595.8186.