Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Heights Happenings

Wednesday, November 4; 6:30-8:30pm: Feel Great for the Holidays

  • What if we could let go of holiday stress? What if all our unrealistic expectations for the "perfect season" could be transformed into a spirit of celebration that truly expresses who we are and what we value? Felt Great for the Holidays is an unconventional workshop that starts with a deceptively simple creative act: you'll craft one or more felt ornaments or small vessels by wrapping wool around a 3" plastic ball. Color, texture, soap, and water create an environment of festivity and fun within which we'll explore anxiety and anticipation, creativity and celebration, fellowship and transformation, improvisation and surprise.
  • No experience is necessary for this workshop. Just bring a towel, a plastic bag, and your curiosity.
  • $35 late registration or at the door
  • Location: Studio NiaMoves

November 5- November 14, 7:30 PM: Opera In The Heights presents: Manon

  • Manon, composed in 1882, is a distinctly French tale of a woman seduced and eventually undone by her weakness for life in the fast lane as practiced in 18th-century Paris.
  • Tickets: $10 to $35

Saturday, November 7, 6 PM- 9 PM: Nau Haus Art Space presents gallery walk-about with the artist, Perry House, and poster signing

  • Born in Orange Texas in 1943, Perry House graduated from the California College of Arts, Oakland, CA in 1970 and has been living and working in Houston for the last 30 years. As Houston's art scene was coming of age, House was one of the early pioneers of abstraction, showing with some of the most historically notable galleries in Houston.
  • The event is in conjunction with House's current exhibit at Nau-haus, "Happyville." See their website for images of the exhibit
  • Nau-Haus is located at 223 E. 11th St.

Saturday, November 7; 7PM: Wide Awake with Filmmaker Alan Berliner
  • An idiosyncratic and cinematically innovative essay exploring filmmaker Alan Berliner’s lifelong obsession with insomnia, Wide Awake ultimately reveals -- in ways both hilarious and deeply personal -- how sleeplessness has profoundly impacted the delicate relationship between his creative life and family responsibility.
  • Location: Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd.


Saturday, November 7- Sunday, November 8, Noon- 9PM: 3rd Annual Turkic Fest

  • Festival of Turkish Culture- "An authentic weekend for the whole family; pleasing the eye, ear and tounge. Breathtaking live performances of Turkic folk dances. World-renowned Ottoman Military Band. Exquisite samples of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisines: kebabs, baklava, Turkish coffee and more."
  • Downtown Houston: City Hall – Hermann Square
  • Admission is $5 only and free for kids under 7. Tickets are available at the gate.

Tuesday, November 10, 11 AM: Young Audiences of Houston: Taking it to the Streets at Miller Outdoor Theater

  • They fly through the air with the greatest of ease. Catch the excitement of Soul Street (formerly Fly Dance Company) as these energetic performers demonstrate their varied styles and discuss the distinctive features and origins of each dance.
  • From Brazil's Capoiera to New York's break dance and the multi-component forms of hip-hop, audience members learn how these styles developed and evolved.


Friday, November 21, 5 PM: Family Movie Night at Jaycee Park

  • The organizers of this fun, family event would love RSVPs to plan for concessions, so I thought I would give you a good heads up. V
  • Kick off the holiday season with your friends & neighbors, a cup of hot cocoa, and a movie! Watch Polar Express at Jaycee Park !
  • All proceeds from concession sales benefit the Jaycee Park Renovation Project. Please support the renovation effort by purchasing your drinks and snacks at the park.
  • RSVP to Friends of Jaycee Park

December 5, 2009: Mark your calendars for The Heights Holiday Home Tour and Mistletoe Madness

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