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Explore Both Collective Dialogue and Cultural Insights During A Night of Philosophy and Ideas

The Moody Center for the Arts and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will present A Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2019, a unique event bringing philosophers, musicians, artists, and authors from around the world together with the Houston community through a series of conversations and performances from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on January 26 at the Moody Center for the Arts.

In honor of the Paris Climate Accord and the leadership of the French government in addressing climate change, the theme of the event will be ecology, with a keynote presentation by philosopher and Rice professor Timothy Morton and internationally renowned multi-media artist and performer Laurie Anderson. A Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2019 will explore how collective dialogue and cultural insights can prompt environmental action and motivate national and international change.

Participants will also enjoy musical performances, film screenings, and interactive performance artworks. NASA oceanographer Josh Willis will perform as Climate Elvis, addressing the science of climate change through popular performance. Artist Jae Rhim Leewill demonstrate the benefits of committing our bodies to a greener Earth through a special burial suit seeded with mushrooms. The evening will culminate in an exuberant midnight performance by Bayou City Brass Band.

Throughout the event, refreshments by the event's sponsors Phoenicia Specialty Foods and Buffalo Bayou Brewery will be available for purchase in the Café Philosophes, staged in the Moody’s open creative studio. Free coffee will be provided throughout the evening by Katz Coffee. The event is free and open to the public.

Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at The Co-Op at Med Center Apartments in Houston, Texas for the day! This event is coming to town on Saturday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, January 26, 2019—7:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Moody Center for the Arts
6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005

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