Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Heights Happenings: August 24- August 31, 2011

Well, I am holed up at home with bronchitis. Cue sad "awwwwww." It's misery and I am not a good patient. I'm pretty whiny and miserable. I would like to be asleep but the cough and medications make that tough so, since I have to be awake and upright, what better time to jump back in the routine of posting about some great events in and around the Heights? I mean, I was going to get back to it, sick or not, but I have to admit my summer vacation was nice. You can't blame me for wanting to stretch it out a little bit, can you?

So, here we go. Not much to report, but it's a start!

Friday, August 26, 7 or 9 PM: GGallery presents "No Hidden Meanings: Original music inspired by the paintings of Wayne Gilbert."
  • Dan Workman, who Wayne calls a "magical musical shaman," and members of the Two Star Symphony will be putting on two performances of original music.
  • Enjoy the "deliciously mystical universal sound" in the wonderful Obsidian Art Space.
  • For more information, contact Wayne Gilbert at
  • Congratulations to both GGallery and Redbud Gallery for their acceptance in to the prestigious India Art Fair, January 2012 in Delhi, India!
  • This little non-disappearing bullet seems to want to stay here as a reminder of why Blogger bugs me so much!


Thursday, September 8, thru Saturday, October 1, 2011: Obsidian Art Space presents "Republic Day."
  • Obsidian Art Space is very proud to present Big Head Productions' newest work about a family struggling to survive in the chaos of ethnic conflict.
  • "Republic Day" was written by Obsidian's own Tom Stell and Big Head Productions is their resident company. They are very proud to bring this work "from conception to written word to a realized production."
  • Register on line to join them for a show, every Thursday- Saturday during the show's dates.
  • 3522 White Oak


Do you have any old newspapers lying around?
  • Friends For Life, our Heights based non-profit, no kill shelter, needs them! They use newspaper to line kitty litter boxes at the shelter, roughly 100 each day, and are almost completely out! Please drop off newspapers at during biz hours if you have any to spare.
  • They are also desperate for dog food, if you care to make an additional donation!
  • 246 W. 19th Street, Tu-Sa 12-6 and Sunday 12-5.
Registration now open for 6th Annual Heights Scavenger Hunt and Bike Rally

  • The Annual Bike Rally is open to riders of all ages, and designed as a casual self-paced ride.
  • Entrants can choose between a 20-mile course through the Heights and near-by neighborhoods, or a shorter 5-mile ride designed for kids and their adult companions -- OR DO BOTH -- starting and finishing at Marmion Park, located at 18th Street and Heights Boulevard.
  • After completing the ride, participants are invited to celebrate at Marmion Park for the Post Ride Party beginning at 3:30 p.m. and Awards Ceremony at 4:30 p.m., with entertainment, fabulous door prizes, and great refreshments including picnic fare, beverages and more!
  • This is a great event for the whole family to participate in and help raise some money to support the Heights. Proceeds from the Bike Rally go directly into the community for beautification, restoration, maintenance and education.
  • For more details or to register, call the Houston Heights Association at 713.861.4002, extension 6, or