UHCL News

Father-son piano duo ushers in holiday season at Bayou Theater

November 22, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Father-son piano duo ushers in holiday season at Bayou Theater

Father and son pianists Donald and Barron Ryan have delighted audiences around the U.S. and internationally, blending classic and contemporary music into a concert experience you won’t want to miss at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Bettman and Halpin bring fresh take on Americana to Bayou Theater

October 18, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Bettman and Halpin bring fresh take on Americana to Bayou Theater

If you’ve ever lost yourself in a ballad from Joan Baez or Emmylou Harris, you’ll be right at home with Bettman and Halpin as they bring their brand of musical storytelling to University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Buddhist perspective: climate change is about personal ethics, activism

October 07, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Buddhist perspective: climate change is about personal ethics, activism

As the ravages of climate change continue to batter the planet, scientists and experts keep offering their advice on how to keep our planet from warming. Geshe Jampa Wangchuk—Geshe meaning something equivalent to “spiritual father” in the Buddhist faith and similar to a doctorate in academic terms—spoke through an interpreter about the Buddhist perspective on climate change during a visit to UHCL last month.

Theater, art gallery invite submissions for sustainability festival

October 05, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Theater, art gallery invite submissions for sustainability festival

The Sustainable Stories Film Fest will take place at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater, along with a jointly-themed exhibition in the UHCL Art Gallery Nov. 17 and 19, with the goal of screening and recognizing short films about sustainable solutions and lifestyles.

Arts conference brings creativity to the classroom

October 04, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Arts conference brings creativity to the classroom

University of Houston-Clear Lake Art School for Children and Young Adults and the Houston Arts Partners (HAP) will present a conference on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. where educators can receive continuing education credits and children can receive complimentary instruction in a variety of art projects.

Mexican 'lottery' mural highlights UHCL's Hispanic heritage

October 01, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Mexican 'lottery' mural highlights UHCL's Hispanic heritage

A few steps into the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at University of Houston-Clear Lake and it will become clear that the university takes great pride in its Hispanic student population. A strikingly colorful “Loteria” wall in the Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was unveiled this year for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Student-created Frida Kahlo mural celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 27, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Student-created Frida Kahlo mural celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

A group of six University of Houston-Clear Lake art education students, many of Hispanic descent, combined their talents to create a larger-than-life mural of the iconic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The mural will be on display Sept. 29-Oct. 15.

It's all about love: Riyaaz Qawwali takes UHCL on 'joyous journey'

September 21, 2021 | UHCL Staff

It's all about love: Riyaaz Qawwali takes UHCL on 'joyous journey'

Faith. Love. Joy. Music. Sharing. These universal truths cross all cultures and seem to know no boundaries. University of Houston-Clear Lake students and faculty will have an opportunity to explore these concepts from a south Asian perspective as Riyaaz Qawwali performs at the Bayou Theater on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Buddhist monks return to UHCL, share spiritual traditions

September 08, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Buddhist monks return to UHCL, share spiritual traditions

For the second time since 2017, five Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse Norling Monastery in Mundgod, India have made University of Houston-Clear Lake a stop on their “Sacred Arts of Tibet” tour of the U.S. to share Buddhist philosophy and demonstrate the construction of a sacred mandala to students, faculty and the community.

Genre-bending concert to electrify Bayou Theater

September 06, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Genre-bending concert to electrify Bayou Theater

Abraham Lincoln did not know that when he used the phrase, “with malice toward none” in his second inaugural address, that over 150 years later, it would be used as much more than a metaphor. Apollo Chamber Players will perform "With Malice Toward None" at the Bayou Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Broadway singer to perform, debut art exhibit at UHCL

August 31, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Broadway singer to perform, debut art exhibit at UHCL

If you love music, art and the voice of a booming baritone entertainer, you’re in luck. On Sept. 8, Broadway actor Jeff McCarthy will perform “A Night of Broadway Cabaret” at the Bayou Theater, as well as opening his first-ever art exhibition, “A View from my Treehouse.”

Live shows resume at Bayou Theater, Mercury opens new season

August 25, 2021 | UHCL Staff

Live shows resume at Bayou Theater, Mercury opens new season

After last year’s almost blanket cancellation of live theater performances, the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake is announcing its new 2021-22 season, presenting 11 new, in-person shows covering numerous genres. In keeping with tradition, the Mercury Chamber Orchestra will open the new season on Friday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.