National Arab American Heritage Month- Sixth Annual Celebration
Date(s) - 04/04/2019
Arab American Cultural Community
NATIONAL ARAB AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH~SIXTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION
Thursday, April 4th, 7:30pm: Artist Talk by Hakima El Djoudi
Artist Hakima El Djoudi lives and works in Paris. She depicts the multiform artistic symbiosis between cinema, video and installations. A true film buff, she works with old Hollywood movies, from which she isolates luminous cabaret signs. The artist looks into cult images of flashing signs that claim “Paradise” or “The World is Yours”, evoking the heyday of a society of leisure now gone and haunted by mythical gangster figures. Through a skillful montage, she gives new life to these places of perdition and games, in order to project them “illusionistically” into public spaces.
~ Free Admission, but registering (RSVP) is required so we can plan accordingly. Please click on “Register” to reserve your seat/s.
**Our Artist Hakima El Djoudi is also presenting “Nuit Blanche” on Saturday April 6th from Noon – Midnight. Houston’s first Nuit Blanche will take place in Downtown Houston, around City Hall and the Houston Public Library. With site-specific performances, projections and installations of light and sound in unexpected public spaces, the festival will transform the city into an artistic playground.
Nuit Blanche is an opportunity to celebrate and showcase Houston’s art community and the city’s commitment to art. The ACC is proud to be a community sponsor.
For more information visit: https://www.nuitblanchehouston.com/
Friday April 12th, 6:00 pm: International Cultural Ladies Night
This event is for ladies only. Members of our community from various countries from the Arab Wolrd and beyond are invited to decorate a table with artifacts and to bring sample staple food from their culture to share with other guests. All are encouraged to wear traditional clothes (even though not a must) and be ready to dance at the rythm of music from around the World.
This is a Ticketed Event. $5 per person
Baby sitting is available for kids between 3-10 for $5.00 per kid. Kids between age of 3 and 10 years old will have to be in a separate room with the babysitter, No exceptions please. No children under 3 years old please.
The ACC does not bear responsibility for any harm that could happen to your child who is not baby seated.
To purchase your tickets, please clisk on “Register”
To book a table, please contact ACC at 832-351-3366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday April 28th, 4:00 pm: Poetry Night
From Houston with Love
Dr. Samir Tuma, Hanan Khamis, Issa Konsoul, & Tarif Youssef-Agha , will recite some of their latest poems. Flute Presentation by Mohamad Rashed.
Please note that the Poetry will be in Arabic.
Light refreshments will be served
~Free Admission, but registering (RSVP) is required so we can plan accordingly. Please click on “Register” to reserve your seat/s.
All events are held at the Arab American Cultural and Community Center, 10555 Stancliff Road, Houston, Texas 77099
Unless indicated as ticketed, events are free and open to the public, but registering (RSVP) is required so we can plan accordingly.
For more details or questions please contact the ACC at 832-351-3366 or email email@example.com