Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Heights Happenings: April 28- May 5, 2010

Hi, everyone! I'm back from Charleston, SC. I have to tell you that Charleston is not anywhere I would have necessarily picked on my own for vacation, but having been I would definitely go back. It's beautiful and there was so much good food. I also loved their sense of history, what they have done to preserve the positive aspects of it and how seriously they take it. It was refreshing to see that at work.

Charlestonians are also huge advocates for local food; even menus at restaurants have "Certified SC Grown" designations. Taking it one step beyond farmers' markets, there were several farms between the city and where we stayed on Kiawah Island where you can go and pick produce daily. A tour guide told me that many restaurants actually send their servers to pick veggies for the service before their shift starts. Anyway, I digress (but it was wonderful) and am now gladly re-entrenched in life in the Heights.

Thursday, April 29, 7:30- 9:30 PM: Open House at 226 Recordings
  • 226 Recordings is a full service recording, mixing and mastering facility located in the heart of the historic Houston Heights. We specialize in recording, mixing, mastering, voice over/ADR, and post production. Our goal is to make every client’s experience with us a positive one.
  • Owner and chief engineer Paul Cox prides himself on combining top of the line equipment with 12 years of solid recording experience. In addition to running 226, Paul is also a certified Digidesign instructor at Mediatech Institute in Houston, teaching mixing and mastering.
Thursday, April 29, Assorted times: Dining Out For Life, Houston
  • This Thursday, restaurants across Houston will unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Each participating restaurant will generously donate 33% of food bills all day long. In 2009 with the help of great Houston restaurants, AFH raised over $70,000 in support for their programs and services such as housing, case management, and food assistance for nearly 5,000 HIV+ men, women, and children.
  • Heights area restaurants include: The Boom Boom Room, Carter & Cooley, Lola and Pink's Pizza.
Saturday, May 1, 6:30 PM: Perez Gallery for the Arts presents An Evening of Art and Music
  • Join the gallery for a house concert featuring chamber compositions by Elliot Cole and Doug Balliet, performed by Danielle Reich, vocals, Elliot Cole, harmonium, Amanda Witt, clarinet, Melody Yenn, cello, and Mollie Marcuson, harp.
  • Come early and view the current art exhibition, BetweenSpaces!
  • 1603 Courtland
  • Doors open at 6:30 pm, music commences promptly at 7:00 pm. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Bring your favorite beverage!
  • Suggested donation, $20.
Saturday, May 1, 10 AM- 5 PM: The 3rd Annual Burnout Houston
  • Burnout is a grass roots Houston car show that aims to showcase Texas built pre-63 Hotrods, Customs and Traditionally Styled Choppers. It also aims to promote Texas musicians from various genres.
  • The event is chock full of Live Music, Cool 50s style Vendors, pin-up girls and classic styled hot rods and bikes.
  • Location: Chandelier Ballroom, Lodge 88, 1435 Beall, 77008
  • Cost: Spectators - $10 (kids under 12 FREE); Vehicle+Driver - $20; Bike+Rider - $15

Sunday, May 2, 11:30 AM- 4 PM: Celebrate Houston Lemonade Day at Proctor Park
  • Lemonade Day is a community wide, educational initiative where neighborhood kids learn to start, own and operate their own business. Kids of all ages learn to set goals, develop abusiness plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to their community.
  • Money from the Proctor Plaza event will go to park improvements and events like the annual Fall Festival and Easter Egg Hunt.
  • 803 West Temple Street

Friday, May 7, 6-10 PM: Spring Fling on 19th Street
  • SHOP + CARE + SHARE at over 30 merchants on 19th as they celebrate the neighborhood and support local organizations that make it better.
  • There will be live entertainment and food as well as great shopping!
Saturday, May 8, 9 AM: Art Car Parade!
  • Cars line up at 9am at Taft and Allen Parkway, parade rolls at 1pm
  • Did you hear this awesome news??? Comedian Dan Aykroyd is set to stir up good times at the 23rd Annual Art Car Parade. Acting as official Grand Marshal of the parade, Dan Aykroyd will start the parade in style - and hang out in the VIPit area for meet and greet opportunities.
Saturday, May 15, 5:30- 10 PM: Great Taste of the Heights

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