Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Heights Happenings: February 23- March 2, 2011

TODAY, 10 AM- 7 PM: Whole Foods Community Giving Day
  • Whole Foods Market Houston is hosting a Community Giving Day Empty Bowls Houston, which benefits Houston Food Bank. Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of the day’s net sales at its 4 Houston-area locations: 2955 Kirby Dr.; 4004 Bellaire Blvd.; 6401 Woodway Dr.; and 11145 Westheimer. Houstonians are encouraged to shop today to fight hunger in Houston!
  • Empty Bowls Houston committee members and local artists will demonstrate their crafts at the participating Houston stores and sell advance tickets to the 7th annual Empty Bowls Houston, to be held Saturday, March 19.
  • Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger event which brings together local artists and craftspeople to help fight hunger in Houston benefitting the Houston Food Bank. For a minimum $25 donation, attendees receive a simple lunch of soup, bread and water provided by Whole Foods Market, then select a bowl from hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston- area ceramists and craft artists. The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and the world. (
Thursday, February 24, 6PM- 7:30 PM: Style 101: Spring Fashions primer at Contents

  • 6-6:30 will be a brief seminar on upcoming Spring trends. 6:30-7:30 will be open for shopping and sipping wine. Plus, everything that is regular priced is 25% off only during the event.
  • If you spend $100 you will receive a $50 gift certificate to use on your next visit.
  • RSVP by calling Contents at 713-880-1515
  • 249 W 19th

Friday, February 25, 2011,5:30 PM - 10:30 PM: Heights Art Studios and Gallery (Has-G) Grand Opening
  • Join Has-G for their grand opening reception at their new location- 214 E 27th St (across from the old Alamo Elementary School)
  • Wine and refreshments, plus works from 12 artists including Alexandra Quevedo, Jesus Galvan, Gini Bailey, Stuart Jago, Wadih Rhondali, Nathalia Savelyeva, Tanya Langford, Marilene Filbet, Norberto Clemente, Svetlana Dinsmore, Catarina Williams and Hans Payan Geler. Special presentation of photographer Mark Spencer's new work: 'Erotica.'
  • Artists: Visit them for a showing of the art studios for lease. Call for an appointment or more information at: 713-894-4480, or send an email to
Saturday, February 26, 10 AM- 12 PM: Get Ready for Spring at Buchanan's Native Plants
  • 10AM: Start with the Soil- John Gardner gets down and dirty giving you the basics of soil preparation for a successful garden.
  • 11AM: Go Native! After John lays the groundwork, Jamie Mihalcik will discuss the benefits of using native plants and introduce you to natives perfect for your own garden.

Sunday, February 27, 12 PM - 4 PM: Heights Beatniks Silk Screen Printing Class
  • The shop's monthly featured artist, Diedra Lizcano, will be collaborating with Lizbeth Ortiz to introduce you to silk screen printing.
  • T-shirts and handkerchiefs will be available for purchase and include one free silk screen image. Otherwise feel free to bring your own item(s) and pay $5 per silk screen image.
  • Don't miss out on the fun and the chance to try something new and leave with a beautiful souvenir (for yourself or a gift for a friend). WARNING: One of my lovely friends in Austin took a silk screening class. Now she is addicted. No holiday rolls by without some new item coming for me or the boys. You may take this class and find yourself an addict as well. Crafting is like that!
  • 709 E 11th (yellow house next to Zelko)


Saturday, March 5, 11 AM- 4 PM: Annual Heights Crawfish Boil
  • The Heights Chamber of Commerce sponsors this yearly event and promises 2011's to be the biggest and best year ever.
  • They are pre-selling crawfish plate tickets this year at a discounted price of $15 each, or $20 at the event. Purchase your crawfish plate tickets early by visiting the webpage and completing the form, calling the Chamber at 713-861-6735 or emailing them at Tickets bought in advance (prior to 5:00 PM Thurs, March 3 on-line, or Fri, March 4 12:00 PM via phone or email) will be available at the will-call booth at the Annual Crawfish Festival.
  • They will also have sausage on a stick and BBQ sandwiches for those who don't eat crawfish (Like me. I know, I know). There will be tons of family-geared activities as well, like face painting, bounce houses, petting zoo and more.
  • Sterling Bank parking lot on 19th Street
  • The festival coincides with Heights First Saturday so the crowds will be ready to shop. Do you want a vendor booth? Please contact the Chamber today by or calling 713-861-6735.

Tuesday, April 12, 6 PM - 10PM: Houston Press Annual food and wine extravaganza at Spring Street Studios
  • Mark your calendars and watch the Facebook page for ticket sales!
  • The event will showcase the various culinary talents of our city, complete with food sampling from over 30 area restaurants alongside wine, beer and spirit sampling. Tickets on sale soon! Guests must be 21+, with a valid I.D. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Center for Hearing and Speech.
  • 1824 Spring Street


Time is almost gone to support Child Advocates by visiting these local automotive locations. During (what's left of) February, make a $30 donation to Child Advocates and receive a certificate for two free oil changes.

Master Car Care
2305 Yale Street
Houston, TX 77008

Yale Automotive
2510 Yale Street
Houston, TX 77008

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