Photo courtesy River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

THIS WEEKEND, RIVER Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) kicks off its 19th season of adventurous, audience-friendly chamber music with Seismic, a program featuring a world-premiere commission by composer Anthony DiLorenzo; AI animation by composer and digital artist Cynthia Lee Wong; music for children by composer Kevin Lau with narration by ROCO founder and artistic director Alecia Lawyer; and a good ol’ fashioned romp through Rimsky-Korsakov’s Arabian Nights-inspired suite, Scheherazade. Artistic Partner Mei-Ann Chen conducts.

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Open Dance Project presents 'Flutter' at HBG

WHILE IT CERTAINLY doesn’t feel like fall, the calendar says it is, and so long as they’re not put off by weird weather and a summer hangover of heat and humidity, we can soon expect a whole lot of monarch butterflies to pass through Texas during their 3,000-mile southern migration. To pay tribute to this annual phenomenon, on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1, from 4-7pm, Houston Botanic Garden and Open Dance Project will present Flutter: The Monarch Butterfly Project.

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NEXT WEEK, BRAZOS Bookstore continues its series of exciting in-person author events with an “interactive theatrical spectacular” presented by children’s book superstars author Mac Barnett and illustrator Shawn Harris. The Oct. 3 event at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church celebrates the publication of The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom, the second book in their bestselling middle-grade graphic novel series.

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