Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Heights Happenings: May 18- May 25, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 6-9 PM: Gallery Mixer at The Artful Corner
  • Join Margarete for drinks, snacks and live music from singer/songwriter Sarah Golden.
  • If it's been a while, this will be a great way to explore the gallery, while meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones.
  • 3423 White Oak

Ravenscourt Landscaping, 1646 Harvard

Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, Noon- 5 PM: Front Porch Art Show hosted by Ravenscourt Landscaping
  • Open air art show featuring Houston hometown artists: Michelle Hoting - jewelry; Tanna Bennett - paintings; Elizabeth England - mixed media; Clory Martin - singer/songwriter
  • Hosted at the beautiful home of Laurin Lindsay and Shawn Slater, owners of Ravenscourt Landscaping

Saturday, May 21, 5 PM- 10 PM: Great Taste of the Heights
  • Hands down, one of my favorite events in the Heights, if not all of Houston. This great sampling of Heights restaurants (and near-Heights-orbit restaurants) is fun, family friendly and a great place to see folks from around the neighborhood.
  • This year some of the restaurants participating will be sneak previews before their new locations open in the Heights, including Christian's Tailgate and Tacos A Go Go.
  • Over 25 participating restaurants
  • Beer and wine for sale
  • Live music
  • Don't miss it! Tickets on sale at Chatter's, Eclectic Home and C&D Hardware. On line ticket sales are closed.
  • 215 E 10th

OUTSIDE THE HEIGHTS:

Friday, May 20, 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM: Green Mixer at West Houston's New Center for Greener Living
  • Houston Green Scene invites you to "indulge yourself and be among the first to see Houston's new Center for Green Living." Join them for a casual mixer, great networking with good people and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature--waterfalls, birds, the wind in the bamboo. "Nestled in the protection of mature trees and beautiful plant life, Green Planet Sanctuary is one of Houston's best kept secrets."
  • Hosted by Houston Green Scene at Green Planet Sanctuary - West Houston's new Center for Green Living
  • $10 suggested donation for Houston Green Scene members and advance RSVPs - proceeds will benefit Green Planet Sanctuary's new Rainwater Harvesting System Project.
  • Food and drinks generously provided by Garden Dreams
  • 13424-B Briar Forest Drive Houston, Texas 77077

Saturday, May 21, 11 AM- 6 PM: East End Studio Gallery presents Frida Festival 2011 "Viva La Vida"
  • The 7th Annual Frida Festival "Viva La Vida" aims to unite the community through creative expression by collaborating with local artists and businesses to celebrate the life of one of Latin America's most highly respected and influential visual artists - Frida Kahlo.
  • The Festival was established in 2005 as not only a celebration of the Birthday of Frida, but an exploration into her life, art and passions.The celebrations will showcase our community talents in art, music, dance, poetry and other forms of expression. Guests will also enjoy the food, refreshments and merchandise provided by the vendors and surrounding businesses.
  • Over 20 artists and writers- Frida Look alike Contest - Art - Vendors - Spoken Word - Aztec Dancers - Children Activities & DJ Gracie Chavez (DIRB!/Bomb√≥n/HTX)
  • HIFC East End Studio Gallery, 708 Suite C Telephone Rd.
IN OTHER NEWS:

Sweet Tea Cafe and Tea Bar has extended hours and an expanded menu!
  • This great local, family owned cafe has some heartier foods to their menu and is now open for dinner Tuesday thru Saturday.
  • Mon: Closed
  • Tues - Fri: 11:00 am-3:00 pm & 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Sat: 11:00 am -8:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm -4:00 pm
  • Don't forget to "Like" them on Facebook
  • 325 A W 19th

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