Celebrate Valentine's weekend with drinks, live music and a movie! Two Star Symphony and 14 Pews are proud to present a screening of the Harold Lloyd classic romantic comedy Girl Shy, with an original score performed live by Two Star's 8-piece extended lineup. An open bar will offer champagne and variety of beers from Southern Star Brewery, all included with the ticket price. This show will take place Saturday, February 15 with two screenings - 6:30 and 9pm. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased in advance (see link) or at the door (depending on availability). Seating is highly limited and only 90 seats will be sold for each performance.
Girl Shy (1924) is a classic of the silent film era and one of the first romantic comedies ever made. A shy, stuttering tailor (Harold Lloyd) tries to sell his manuscript "The Secret Of Making Love" to incredulous publishers while romancing a socialite who is being pursued by a persistent and untrustworthy business man. The movie builds to a landmark 20 minute race involving bicycles, cars, horses, trollies and trains and a final sequence so iconic it would be reenacted 40 years later by a young Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate.
ABOUT TWO STAR SYMPHONY: Two Star Symphony won “Best Indefinable Band” at the Houston Press Music Awards in 2009 and 2010, performed at the 2010 and 2011 SXSW Music Festival, and was featured speakers and performers at the 2010 TEDxHouston conference. Also in 2010, PBS broadcast a national feature about Two Star Symphony in conjunction with the SXSW appearance. In 2008, The Greater Houston Convention and Business Bureau named Two Star Symphony one of 15 reasons to visit Houston. In January 2012, The Houston Chronicle named Two Star’s Titus Andronicus the best local album of 2011. In November 2012, Two Star was honored by the Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts (TALA) as Artists of the Year. In 2013, Two Star’s first music video, The Ninth Level, was named Music Video of the Year by the Houston Press. Two Star has received coverage ranging from the Houston Chronicle, Houston Press and Austin Chronicle to the Huffington Post, New York Times and Spin Magazine.