Recurring Event—Every Monday, February - May 2018

Lawndale is thrilled to announce that, in partnership with Nameless Sound, it will be officially taking on They, Who Sound as a weekly series of concerts. For Nameless Sound, it is an opportunity to provide a stage and shed light on Houston's diverse, vibrant, and totally unique experimental music scene. We hope it will continue to be a meeting place for Houston listeners and experimental musicians, and we expect it to be a lab for new developments. You will continue to hear well-known national and international artists sharing the stage with vital regional and local talent. For Lawndale, it represents something of a return to roots. In the 1980's, Lawndale's original location was the site for some of the most memorable experimental music and underground rock events in Houston. Anthony Braxton, Pauline Oliveros, Cecil Taylor and the Art Ensemble of Chicago all performed there, as did Black Flag, The Minutemen, and The Replacements.

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Free Admission, Donations to They, Who Sound Welcome.
Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

Upcoming Events


Letters to Akilah
Sunday, June 3, 2018
2 PM

Letters to Akilah is a performative lecture by artist Regina Agu in response to the work of late poet Akilah Oliver. Agu's first encounter with Oliver's work was the poetry collection "A Toast in the House of Friends," which includes the essay "The Visible Unseen" that has served as a contextual home for Agu for many years. The program will include a range of responses to Oliver's work, including texts, readings, images, and sound.


Screen Queens Book Club
June 20th, July 18th, August 15th

From the moment they are born, girls internalize popular culture's depiction of who they are versus who they aren't, what they want versus what they shouldn't, and who they can be versus who they can't. What it means to be a "girl" towers over us. It casts a shadow over everything and obscures our sense of reality.

Join Lawndale Artist Studio Program (ASP) artist Shannon Crider for a Summer Book Club that examines the representation of women in popular culture and how it affects us. A voracious consumer of popular culture, particularly television, Crider is eager to explore this topic through an open discussion with the community. Each month, participants will discuss themes from that month's book, as well as video clips curated by the artist. Light refreshments will be provided.

For this workshop, the following books will be available at Brazos Bookstore on Bissonnet with a 10% Book Club Discount and free through the Houston Public Library.

Mention you are part of the Lawndale Book Club at checkout to receive your discount.

Wednesday, June 20 from 6:30 - 8 PM
You Play the Girl: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks, & Other Mixed Messages by Carina Chocano

Wednesday, July 18 6:30 - 8 PM
Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television by Joy Press

Wednesday, August 15 6:30 - 8 PM
Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen

Poetry Reading + Conversation w/ Elaine Bradford and Sara Cress
Sunday, July 15, 2018
2 PM

Join Lawndale Sunday, July 15 at 2 PM for a poetry reading and conversation with Routine Fables artists Sara Cress and Elaine Bradford.

Family Day w/ CAMH and MFAH
Saturday, July 21, 2018
1 - 4 PM
John M. O'Quinn Gallery

Come on out to Lawndale for Family Day on Saturday, July 21 from 1 - 4 PM for our Monoprint Mobiles Workshop. In this workshop, participants will monoprint onto fabric to create mobiles, inspired by 2017/18 Artist Studio Program artist Shannon Crider, whose work is currently on view in John M. O'Quinn Gallery. All ages welcome!

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