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.

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 program is sponsored by The Medallion Assisted Living Residence and Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services. 

1:00 PM Screening
$6.50 Member | $9.50 Public | Purchase Tickets

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. 

Author Talk Only
$6 Member | $9 Public

Author Talk + Copy of the Book
$17 Member/Public

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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.