Thursday, April 12, 2012

Heights Happenings: April 12- April 18, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm: Houston Heights Woman’s Club Happy Hour at BB’s

  • Join members of the HHWC for fun, food and cocktails at BB's Cajun Cafe on White Oak. 
  • Snacks will be provided. Cash bar with great happy hour specials. 
  • This is a wonderful way to meet members and find out more about the HHWC. Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 13, 7:15 am: Blue Line Bike Lab is participating in The City of Houston's Ride to Work Day

  • Riders will be meeting at the shop around 7:15am and riding to City Hall at 7:30am, which should give everyone plenty of time to get there without sweating. Yes, they know that many of you don't actually work in Downtown and that it's “slightly inconvenient,” but it's where the Mayor happens to work so it's good to have a bunch of folks show up and prove that cycling is important to Houstonians. 
  • 3302 White Oak

Friday, April 13, 5:30 - 9 pm: Meet the Author of “Houston Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the Bayou City” 
  • Write Now! Greetings is happy to host Houston Chronicle editor and beer blog writer Ronnie Crocker. Ronnie launched the Beer, TX blog in March 2009. Born in Galveston, raised in Pearland and worked as a journalist at the Bryan-College Station Eagle in Texas and the Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia, before returning home to the Woodland Heights to join the Chronicle in 1994. He holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University and a master's of business administration from the College of William and Mary. Follow his beer writing at, and 
  • In his book “Houston Beer,” Crocker chronicles Houston's long and surprising history of brewing, tracing everything from the grand legacy of Anheuser-Busch to the up-and-coming craft beer makers and those brewing it right at home.
  • Refreshments will be served
  • 3122 B White Oak
Friday, April 13, 7 pm: Heights Live! with Paula Held and Andrew Hardin
  • Heights Live is a family friendly concert series held on the grounds of Heights Presbyterian Church. A great, intimate setting allows for a truly unique listening experience.
  • Paula Held “is an award-winning, Austin-based songwriter and performer. Her music is informed by a variety of influences from classical music and popular jazz, to folk, rock & blues. She has appeared regularly in such venues as Momo's, the Bugle Boy, the Cactus Cafe and Anderson Fair and on the stage at the Bluebird Cafe, Labyrinth Walk Coffeehouse and Uncle Calvin's. Paula's music is described as lyrically rich, melodic and sensual. Her sound is a blend of folk, jazz and blues, tied together by a voice cited as reminiscent of Eva Cassidy and Nora Jones.”
  • Andrew Hardin “was singer-songwriter Tom Russell's right hand man for more than 20 years, touring & recording in the 1980's and early 90's as The Tom Russell Band's fire-breathing, country-rock electric- guitar slinger, producing or co-producing several of Russell's albums and, through 2005, touring internationally with Russell as an acoustic duo. He has recorded four guitar oriented CDs, and has performed and/or recorded with such artists as Jimmy Lafave, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eliza Gilkyson, Dave Alvin, Don Edwards, Butch Hancock, and others.”
  • 240 W 18th

Saturday, April 14, 10 am-3 pm: Oak Forest Elementary School’s ReSource1 Spring Carnival

  • This is a great fundraiser for a wonderful neighborhood school
  • Food, Games, Prizes, dunking booth, moonwalk, and more
  • Prizes will include: backpacks, ice cream makers
  • Concessions stands with nachos, hotdogs, drinks & chips
  • Resource1 Parking lot. Corner of 43rd & Oak Forest Blvd. 
Saturday, April 14, 12 noon- 4 pm: Craftacular Second Saturday
  • Just in time to start your Mother’s Day shopping, Hello Lucky presents Craftacular. This great collection of locally made goods will help you get your shopping done, get something for yourself, and support local crafters and artisans. What more can you ask for?
  • 1025 Studewood

Saturday, April 14, 6 pm- 10 pm: Lisa Chow’s ORACLE opening

  • Some time last year, local artist Lisa Chow started “getting a little more curious about darker and creepier occult subjects.” This curiosity has lead her, naturally, to create her own tarot deck. 78 drawings later and her deck is done and ready to show off! 
  • Swing by opening night and be the first to grab a deck, eat some treats (she’ll be baking her now-famous chocolate chip cookies)
  • Lisa also says “maybe...just maybe... you’ll receive a personal and completely accurate (50% of the time, it works every time) tarot reading from yours truly.”
  • Space Montrose, 2608 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006

Saturday, April 22, 7 pm- 11 pm: St Andrew's Espiscopal School Gala

  • St Andrew's is one of the most beloved (and highly coveted) pre-schools in the Heights. The gala is a great opportunity to support them and Montessori based education in the neighborhood!
  • See flyer for details: 

Saturday, May 5, 8 am- 6 pm: Happy Belly Studio’s Free Pilates Day
  • Join Happy Belly to try one of their amazing pilates based classes for free! Cash donations are appreciated with all money donated to the Houston Women's Center.
  • The class
    8:00am: Pilates Core Fusion
    10:30am: Pumped Up Pilates with Mary
    1:00pm: Red Hot Dance Pilates with Michele
    2:00pm: Piyolet with Katie
    3:00pm: Piloxing with Michele
  • Plus FREE 30 minute introductory reformer private lesson with Nicola from 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Be sure to RSVP in advance as this event is open to the community. Spaces are limited! You can register online, in the store, by phone, or email
  • 920 Studemont, 713-862-7972

1 comment:

  1. so many things to do this weekend. aghhhh! thanks for keeping us posted.