Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
- 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
- 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 Has-G@live.com
- The Heights Chamber of Commerce sponsors this yearly event and promises 2011's to be the biggest and best year ever.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
- "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."
- 800 Aurora St (Sunset Heights)
- 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.
- Featuring new collaborative work from
- 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.
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,firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
- Diedra Lizcano is the shop's featured artist for February and, so, they will be hosting an art opening to celebrate.
- Diedra's art has recently been exhibited at the East End Studio Gallery. You can see samples of her work on her website
- They'll have wine along with some light snacks and will be showcasing Valentine's Day goodies. As always, BYOB is welcome.
- During this event the store will also have a raffle for a chance to win a private introductory dance lesson for you and your sweetie with teacher Chad Cegielski!
- The perfect book for recording your thoughts, experiences, idea
- sketches -- whatever you need to get down on paper. The leather-bound
- journal has 50 pages stitched into a leather binding with a self-closure to
- protect the pages. This is an excellent project for journaling, keeping
- notes, sketching, etc.
- To book the class, visit their Classes page
- Better Block projects are temporary installations of Complete Streets that demonstrate how easy & effective it is to cater to all users while increasing safety, connectivity, walkability and economic activity. Some of the group's goals include promoting active transportation and sustainable communities for all people, creating dialogue among groups that may not typically talk to each other, and catalyzing changes in Houston's planning and development culture. They believe the community can do all this by making Complete Street possibilities tangible for a day!
- Better Block volunteers voted to select the 1400 block of Holman in Midtown for Houston's first Better Block event. The official host is the Community Artists' Collective!
- The event will be Saturday, April 9, 2011, intended to coordinate with and support Midtown's Art in the Park event in Baldwin Park, just a few blocks north on La Branch at Elgin. Between student pedestrians, a bike route, several bus routes, and proximity to METRO light rail, the organization recognizes this block is already a busy transportation node and is imagining what's possible if they put more of the right amenities in place and make this a Better Block!
- There are planning meetings coming up for Marketing and Site Design. Currently Facebook remains the easiest place to get the most-current information on Better Block Houston. If you use Facebook and are interested in keeping up with the project, "like" the Better Block Houston page
- Remember The Corkscrew on Washington? Well, the owners are trying to re-open but in the more subdued Heights, rather than the raucous Washington Corridor. Apparently, they have a location picked out and claim to have the know-how. What they want to launch are many small investors who will help them open by joining a club of sorts. This is from an email I received, kind of sort of outlining what you get as an "investor":
- "How would you like to be part of the next chapter of The Corkscrew? We are currently accepting inquiries from interested parties for partnership to join The Corkscrew team. This is very unorthodox and highly unusual, but it I believe that there are enough Corkscrew fans out there that would not mind the idea of the bar making a return.The investment would be small and the benefits would be enormous. Entry into bigger larger WINEAPALOOZAS ,wine discounts, party room preference bookings, back/foot rubs ,but not like gross feet ok? You get a ton of stuff to go with the partnership for a small investment. What's not to like? Nada, it's impossible not to like. All inquiries will be kept confidential, obviously. Respond to email@example.com a
nd we will go from there."
- I am very curious to see how this all pans out. ^There's the email address if you're interested!
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
- After taking a month off to regroup, the Heights only regularly scheduled outdoor art market is back.
- To celebrate their grand opening, Happy Belly is offering free yoga classes all day long. If you would like to attend, please email Michelle firstname.lastname@example.org
- In February, the studio will also be offering