- If you enjoy eating out, Thursday, April 30 is a great day to do so. Houston restaurants are paticipating in the national Dining Out For Life fundraiser, locally benefitting AIDS Foundation Houston. In the Heights, you can enjoy a hearty sandwich at Carter & Cooley on 19th (lunch only), a slice from Pink's Pizza on the Boulevard, or sushi and spring rolls from Dragon Bowl on 11th. Restaurants have pledged 33% of food bills for the entire day to support the fight against AIDS and HIV. In 2008, AFH raised over $80,000 for programs and services such as housing, case management, and food assistance for nearly 5,000 HIV+ men, women, and children.
Saturday, April 25, 6-9 PM: Silent Art Auction at G-Gallery
- The G-Gallery at 301 East 11th Street will host an silent art auction and artist reception, featuring works from established and emerging Houston artists including ALIX DUNN, IBSEN ESPADA, DAVID GRAEVE, ROBERT GRAHAM, RACHEL HECKER, MAX MILLER, AARON PARAZETTE, AL SOUZA, WHITNEY RILEY, AND ALEENA WORFE. There will also be many non-art items on the auction block, including guitar lessons, several sets of theater tickets and a Central City Co-Op gift certificate. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit Shining Star School, Houston's only Waldorf school.
- Location: Aurora Video Library, 1524 Sul Ross; Free Admission; Are you a Texas filmmaker seeking funding for your next project? Since 1996, the Austin Film Society's Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund has supported Texas filmmakers by giving out cash, goods and services to film and video projects. At this workshop, the Austin Film Society's Director of Artist Services will take you through the grant application process step-by-step. You should not miss this if you plan to apply or need money to support your project. MORE INFO
Wednesday, April 29, 11:30 AM: The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce 9th Annual Reibenstein Memorial Golf Tournament
- Saturday, April 25 draws the series at 18 Hands Gallery to a close. This series features San Antonio artists, as well as new pieces from the gallery's resident artists. The gallery, located on 19th Street, is open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday noon til 5:00 PM.
Sculpture by Susan RaineHeads Up: Call for Entries: Extremely Shorts Film Festival
- May 1: Aurora Picture Show's twelfth annual Extremely Shorts Festival features three-minute or shorter films and videos by artists, filmmakers, culture jammers, students, moms, security guards, and anyone with a camera and a vision. This year’s juror is Bill Arning. Mr. Arning was the Curator at the MIT List Center in Boston, MA and will be the new Director of the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston beginning in April. MORE INFO
- The non-profit arts organizations of the Menil Campus, including Aurora Picture Show, band together to showcase a free afternoon of arts and entertainment including performances, exhibits, screenings, readings, classes, and services at an all-day open house. There will be special music performances, art exhibitions, and programs of the spoken word from organizations such as Da Camera, Inprint, SWAMP, Cinema Arts Society and Writers in the Schools. Join Aurora for family-friendly videoke and treats at the office from 3-6PM, a musical performance from DJ Lama at the Menil Bookstore from 6:30-8PM, followed by a screening of short films funded by the Austin Film Society’s Texas Filmmakers Production Fund at 8PM, outdoors in the backyard of the office location, 1524 Sul Ross. Films include works by George Langworthy, Toddy Burton, Lance Myers, Bob Ray, David Zellner, Andre Silva, Ted Gesing and Eileen Maxson.Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics! MORE DETAILS AND A MAP HERE