Top Five Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: "Day of the Dead Rock Stars," The Paul Taylor Dance Company, and More
There's a twist to this year's "Dead Flowers: Day of the Dead Rock Stars" exhibit, one of our picks for Friday. Printmaker and artist Carlos Hernandez, who launched the series seven years ago as a solo show, invited other artists to participate for the 2013 installment. Julia Curan, Tom Huck and Sean Starwars among others, contributed portraits. While each artist worked around the same theme -- homage to dead musicians using Day of the Dead-style art -- Hernandez says viewers should expect more than skulls and skeletons. "There's a really wide variety to the styles you'll see. It all ties together really well, but you can tell these are several different artists, each with their own style and [sensibility]." Hernandez has only one piece in the show, a portrait of Roy Orbison called El Roy.
El Roy by Carlos Hernandez
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 7 p.m. Sundays. Through January 30. Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth. For information, call 713‑526‑9272 or visit the Cactus Music website. Free.