Top performing and visual arts events in Houston this week

Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up four artsy events around Houston this week that will scratch your cultural itch, from a poetry slam to a British play on the big screen.

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2nd Annual Women On The Bayou Poetry Slam





Calling all poetry fans. Come see 20 of world's top female poets at the second annual Women On The Bayou Poetry Slam. Wordsmiths from New York, L.A., Atlanta and more will take the stage at the Alley Theatre Saturday night.

When: Saturday, March 23, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave.

Price: $30

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Cutthroat Comedy Open Mic at PJ's





Start your week off with some laughs and no cover charge at PJ's Sports Bar. Catch Houston's funniest emerging stand-up acts at this weekly open mic night, presented by Cutthroat Comedy.

When: Monday, March 18, 8-10 p.m.


Where: PJ's Sports Bar, 614 W. Gray St.

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Art of the World Gallery Presents "Between the Drops"





Come get inspired by the work of New York artist Carole A. Feuerman at the Art of the World Gallery on Friday. The "Between the Drops" exhibit features realistic sculptures of people who are healthy and at peace. The exhibition runs through May 18.

When: Friday, March 22, 10 a.m.

Where: Art of the World Gallery, 2201 Westheimer Road

Price: Free

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Origami & Sake Sipping Craft Class





Grab a friend after work on Friday for a beginner-friendly origami craft class at Pop Shop America. This workshop teaches the basics of the ancient art of paper folding, and you'll get to keep any of the folded creatures you construct. Don't forget to BYOB.

When: Friday, March 22, 7-9 p.m.

Where: The Art Cellar of Houston, 1460 Eldridge Parkway, Suite 120

Price: $36

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National Theatre Live Presents "I'm Not Running"





Enjoy an encore showing of the new play "I'm Not Running," which was performed live at the National Theatre in London in January and broadcast to theaters around the world. The play is about a doctor who feels pressure to run for political office after trying to save her local hospital.

When: Sunday, March 24, 11 a.m.

Where: River Oaks Theatre, 2009 W. Gray St.

Price: $18

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