Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Heights Happenings: February 16- February 23, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 7 PM & Sunday, February 20, 4 PM: 14 Pews presents Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
  • "In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200, and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that had made him famous in the first place."
  • $8
  • 800 Aurora St (Sunset Heights)
Sunday, February 20, 2 PM: Houston Heights Association hosts it's 1st Fire Station Family Concert, featuring John Flynn
  • Limited to 100 people. Reservations are first come, first serve. Payment will be taken at the door.
  • Members of HHA: $10 for adults, free for children. Nonmembers: $15 for adults, $5 for children.
  • To claim your spot, email Lindsey Lee
  • 107 W. 12th at Yale


Thursday, February 15, 6 PM- 9 PM: BikeHouston Membership drive kick off happy hour
  • Have some drinks at Firkin and Phoenix (1915 Westheimer) and support one of Houston's biggest biking advocacy groups.
  • Memberships are available on line or at the event. A portion of drink sales from the event will also go to the group.
  • Special membership drive price of $5 to join and help improve our bikeways in Houston.
Saturday, February 19, 1 PM- 5 PM: BAMM Collective Art Show


Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 1- 6 PM: Woodland Heights Home Tour
  • The Woodland Heights neighborhood is showcasing an "eclectic mix" of historic homes for the 2011 home tour.
  • Tickets are $15, available on line now, or at local merchants starting March 1.
  • There are also "Preview tickets" available for $75 on line ($85 at the door, if there are any left). Preview is Friday, March 25, from 5 PM- 7:30 PM, ending with a private party at one of the residences. Food and wine will be served at each stop, plus the after party of course. This is a unique opportunity to see the homes at your leisure, with no line, and drink while doing it!
  • You can also "like" the home tour on their Facebook page.

Redistricting is happening! Full website with complete info


The City of Houston Charter requires that the City Council expand to eleven single-member districts at such point that census data demonstrates that the City’s population exceeds 2.1 million residents. With the much anticipated release of the 2010 US Census, we will begin the process of redistricting in order to add those Districts. The City is interested in hearing from you and your neighborhood regarding your suggestions for the configuration of the new council districts.

There are several points at which you may submit information for the process:

  • through email, US postal service, or delivery. All comments should be directed to Margaret Wallace, City of Houston Planning & Development Department, 611 Walker, 6th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002,
  • at any of the ten town hall meetings scheduled across the Houston community during the month of March. While each meeting location was chosen and is sponsored by the respective Council Member, the meetings will address redistricting on a city-wide basis. Individuals may attend and comment at any convenient meeting, regardless of its location.
  • at any of the three public hearings that will be held in City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 901 Bagby Street. These are scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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