All-Day MenilFest Events:
*The Following Events scheduled are subject to change. Please bookmark this page to be kept in the loop, just in case!*
Collaborations Print Sale
Houston Center for Photography
Prints by local photographers, emerging and established, will be on sale and on exhibition throughout the day. HCP is also, once again, hosting a scavenger hunt and food trucks.
hourly Menilfest Events
11:00am – Writers in the Schools Blooms Reading
Menil Front Lawn
Support young writers from grades K - 12 as they read their original poems, stories, and essays.
12:00pm – Bea Ying Projects Presents Art in the Park
Menil Grounds, until 3pm
Watch as artists produce artworks on plastic wrap stretched between trees in Menil Park.
12:30pm – INPRINT POETRY BUSKERS (until 3:00pm)
Menil Collection sidewalk
Seasoned local authors craft poems on-demand for the entire family at no charge.
1:00pm – Da Camera presents Snapshots: Time and Place (Family Concert)
Menil Collection Main Building
Embark on a journey exploring a wide variety of music from different times and places. Come see and hear how these musical snapshots represent and reflect the cultures and eras that they represent. Although everyone will enjoy the wide variety of chamber music presented on this voyage, this concert targets students ages 7-12.
1:00pm – Failure to Identify Reading
Join us for a reading featuring Larry Levis Prize Finalist Addie Tsai, Kundiman Fellow Muriel Leung and Watering Hole Fellow Grace Shuyi Liew.
2:00pm – Gulf Coast Presents: Speaking Our Truths Poetry Workshop
Twombly Gallery Lawn
Somewhere in this world there's an individual who NEEDS to hear your story. Lucie Smoker, a Kindle Top 10 poet and freelance artist, will help participants explore the impact words can make in the "post-truth age." Using short poems, couplets or lines of prose written in the the workshop, the workshop will demonstrate how truth stands out.
2:30pm – Julith Garrett Mime Performance
Menil Lawn, until 3:30pm
Enjoy this talented street mime on the lawn, then in the Menil Collection foyer afterwards.
3:00pm – Inuksuit
Hear the work of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, performed in an outdoor setting, and wander throughout the performance space to create your own personal experience of this powerful work.
3:00PM – Gulf Coast Presents a First Book Reading & Panel
Hear poet Erika Jo Brown (I'm Your Huckleberry) and novelist Benjamin Rybeck (The Sadness) discuss their first press publication experience, from manuscript creation and development, to promotion and marketing.
4:00PM – Meta-Four Poetry Slam
Experience Houston's premiere, State Champion youth slam poets as they showcase their best work. Hear these poets perform the work that got them all the way to Washington DC for national slam championships.