Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Heights Happenings: May 26 - June 2, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 7 PM: Sunset Heights civic club's monthly meeting
  • The speaker will be Robert Gallegos from Precinct 2 who will speak about the new community center opening in the building that used to house Robert Lee Elementary (off Quitman).
  • E 23rd and Main at the Brethren Church
Friday, May 28, 2-7 PM: Sex and The City 2 Party at Contents- Heights
  • Contents on 19th Street will be serving Cosmos and cupcakes in honor of opening weekend of SATC2
  • Join their mailing list for a $25 gift certificate
Saturday, May 29, 6-8 PM: G Gallery, in conjunction with Apama Mackey Gallery and Keep Houston Rich, presents: A Visual Stimulus Plan
  • Preview 11 AM- 5 PM, Reception 6-8 PM
  • Over 50 emerging and established artists from across Texas
  • Free admission with all works $100 or less
  • 301 E 11th Street

PLAN AHEAD:

Thursday, June 10: Sugarcane Grand Opening
  • Formerly the Corkscrew, Sugarcane offers a unique concept: healthy drinking!
  • Located at 1919 Washington Ave, Sugarcane is an "eco-Friedly bar concept [whose] unique approach to cocktails involves organic spirits, fresh and local produce combined with modern mixology." They hope to revolutionize the bar business by providing a more sustainable environment and healthier drink options by providing a selection of Organic Liquors, Beer and Wines with a focus on locally produced products.
Sunday, June 20, 10 AM- 3 PM: Friends for Life fundraiser at A Peaceful Pet
  • A Peaceful Pet is excited to present their summer charity fundraiser for Friends for Life, the fastest growing No Kill animal adoption and rescue organization in Houston.
  • Sandy will be introducing a new artist into the salon. Jill Stacy, a charcoal and pencil artist, will be on hand at the event to discuss her drawings. Her pet portraits are both captivating and moving. A portion from all of sales of Jill's work will be donated to Friends for Life.
  • A Peaceful Pet believes in supporting local rescue groups. Please help them support “re-cycled” pets in need.
  • Families and pets welcome. Take home some free Solid Gold and Stella and Chewy's pet food and treat samples. They'll be running specials on pet supplies and a portion of those sales will also be donated to Friends for Life. Refreshments will be served.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Opera In The Heights is entering its 15th year! Next seasons shows promise to be the best yet! This season "Oh! reveals its stellar artistic growth and maturity, providing thrilling entertainment and great music as the crystal anniversary season highlights what can happen when men clearly fall for the wrong women."

  • Starting on September 23, The Tales of Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) by Jacques Offenbach recounts the tale of three unrequited loves, Olympia (the mechanical doll), Antonia (who sings herself to death), and Giulietta (who steals his soul). These performances will be in French with English surtitles through October 2.
  • From November 4 to 13, Oh! will feature Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II, one of the greatest operettas ever written. The spoken dialog, including Maestro’s topical additions, is in English, so you won’t miss a single word. Responding to requests, there will be a matinee for the first time on November 7 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Don Carlo, one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most stirring operas, inaugurates 2011. Beginning January 27 and running through February 5, Oh! will present this Italian masterpiece with a half dozen of the best duets in all opera.
  • Finally showing March 24 through April 2, the company will present The Pearl Fishers (Les PĂȘcheurs des Perles) by Georges Bizet, the composer of Carmen.
  • Artistic Director, Maestro William Weibel, returns to Oh! this season with a superstar cast and staff whom Maestro Weibel hand-selected to artistically present these tales of intrigue and passion. Experience these productions in an intimate (300 seat), historic setting, where the audience can enjoy the performance up close! Ticket prices start at $20, with the best seats in the house for only $49 and season tickets (four operas) for as low as $68. Call 713-861-5303 or visit www.operaintheheights.org for more information.


Trash Reminders, courtesy of Sunset Heights Civic Club:


Trash Can
Heavy trash day is June 21 for 77008 and June 11 for 77009. In June the City of Houston will be picking up Junk Waste. (Odd months are tree waste. Even months are junk waste.)

Recycling days for 77008 and 77009 are Thursdays June 10 & 24. Recycling and trash pickup are on the same schedule again.

Curb side recycling accepts plastics with numbers 1-5 and 7, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans. Click here for more information about recycling.

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