Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Heights Happenings: November 10- November 17, 2010

Friday, November 12, 6 PM- 9PM: The Artful Corner opening reception for Heights artist Chris Silkwood
  • The Artful Corner is starting the Holiday Season off with an exclusive showing of small works by local mosaic artist, Chris Silkwood
  • Chris learned the art of mosaic more than 12 years ago when living in Australia. She had the opportunity to study with the artists of ArtBusters, a renowned mosaic studio in Brisbane, Australia. After returning to the United States, she also took classes at the famed Mosaic Art School in Ravenna, Italy.
  • Also, raffle tickets are still available to win a large collection of art pieces in support of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF). $20 each or 6 for $100.

Saturday, November 13, 10 AM- 4 PM: Houston Arts & Media presents Houston History Book Fair & Symposium
  • HAM is very excited to present their first Houston History Book Fair & Symposium.
  • Hosted at Heights Church of Christ, itself a 1924 City of Houston Landmark, 16th at Heights.
  • A different author will be speaking in the church library every half hour, on the half hour. Many of the top books on Houston's past will be available. Hear about local history from the people who tell the stories.
  • Book signing and door prizes
  • There will also be a panel discussion with Acadia Publishing "at midday" which will cover researching and publishing a book on area history.

Friday, November 12, 5 PM- 9 PM: Feed Awareness with Connect Houston
  • Join Connect Houston for a night of networking with Houston’s best to heighten awareness around hunger and homelessness in our community.
  • Proceeds benefit local Houston charity, Noah's Kitchen, to help their "SleepOut Saturday" event, kicking-off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.
  • Stefani Vara, local Houston recording artist, will be performing live.
  • Minimum donation of $10 required for entry. Donate and RSVP HERE
  • Hosted by The Manor, 4819 Washington Avenue

Saturday, November 13, 10 AM- 2 PM: Comp-U-Dopt and TechnoCycle electronic recycling at Discovery Green
  • Both organizations will be on hand to collect old electronics during Discovery Green's weekly recycling stations. Comp-U-Dopt is a local non profit organization that provides recycled/refurbished computers to children.
December 7- 10, 2010: Spacetaker’s Winter Holiday Art Market (WHAM) comes to The Shops at Houston Center as part of Downtown’s Holiday Spectacular.

  • Now in its 5th year, the event will feature hand-crafted items by more than 25 local artists including jewelry, sculpture, photography, paintings, clothing and more. Doors will be open Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday evening will be a shopper’s delight, with happy hour shopping from 5-8 p.m.
  • Food and refreshments will be served, with live entertainment and artists who will display their wares for one night only.
  • “We are so excited to bring the uber-unique WHAM market to downtown for the holidays,” said Angie Bertinot, director of marketing and communications for Downtown District.
  • For more information about WHAM and a list of participating artists, visit For a complete guide on all the events during the downtown Holiday Spectacular, visit or become a Facebook fan.

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