Arts in the Afternoon

We are proud to offer the community a wide variety of daytime cultural events. Experience a world of culture through films, dance and music performances and book signings with best-selling and emerging authors.

All events take place at 1:00 PM unless noted otherwise.

Strega NonaWednesday, Feb 5, 2020
Music | Opera to Go! with the Houston Grand Opera
Strega Nona
Experience a high-energy 45 minute opera in a fully staged, 45-minute performance. Performances are sung in English and are designed for today's young audiences. Opera to Go! Performances are part of the Houston Grand Opera community outreach.

Fly Dance CompanyFriday, Feb 14, 2020
Dance | Fly Dance Company
FLY is wowing concert audiences all over U.S., receiving one standing ovation after another. Why? Because FLY is pure fun — youthful energy, risk-taking movement, and clever choreography set to a mix of surprising musical selections.

Based in Houston, FLY Dance Company’s performance style is called theatrical hip hop — “theatrical” in that acting is an essential element of the style. FLY’s performing repertory is varied musically and choreographically and its dancers are skilled and highly adaptable.

$8 Member | $12 Public
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From Slavery to FreedomThursday, March 5, 2020
Film | From Slavery to Freedom
In 1977, Natan Sharansky, a famous human rights activist, was arrested on charges of spying for the USA, treason and anti-Soviet agitation. Revisit a Soviet era where there was an overwhelming sense of fear and insecurity in the face of the system.

This film will also be shown at 7:30 PM. Details and Tickets 

Judith ViorstMonday, May 4, 2020
Author Judith 
Viorst | Nearing Ninety: And Other Comedies of Late Life 
The newest illustrated poetry collection in bestselling author Judith Viorst’s “decade” series, explores with wisdom and humor, what it means to be an impending nonagenarian. Accompanied by Laura Gibson’s whimsical illustrations, Nearing Ninety’s amusing and touching reflections make this collection relatable to readers of all ages. 

Viorst is the author of the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; the Lulu books; the New York Times bestseller Necessary Losses; four musicals; and poetry for children and young adults. 

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Arts in the Afternoon is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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