Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Heights Happenings: April 4- April 11, 2012

Friday, April 6, 10 am- 6 pm: Join Fixer's Automotive for an Easter Eggstravaganza

  • The folks at Fixer's are doing it up right for Easter weekend. Since the kids are out of school on Friday, bring them by the garage for treats, a bouncy house, and bring your camera for pics with the Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 7, 11 am-6 pm: First Saturday Arts Market 
  • This month’s market boasts artists from Houston, Austin, La Grange and even Memphis, TN.  
  • Food available from H-townStrEATs food truck. 
  • Also this month, the nonprofit US Military K-9 will be on site with possibly one or two retired military dogs. They prepare and send Care Packages to the military working dogs deployed with our soldiers. Like their handlers, they need extra goodies from home. http://www.usmilitaryk-9fund.org/
  • New at the market: 1-2 day shipping, direct from the site! Provided by EDDM Houston www.eddmhouston.com
  • 548 W. 19th Street, in the lot between Gen's Antiques and Wind Water Gallery 
  • Music: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sean Walters followed by Harold Muther of Friends of Rock 'n Roll; 3 - 6 p.m. Featured: Myrna Sanders Band 
Saturday, April 7, 6pm -8:30 pm: April Art Exhibit Opening Celebration at Beatniks
  • Beatniks is pleased to present Kim Degerstrom as their April artist. Kim was born in Panama City and has lived in various cities throughout Europe, where she ultimately settled in Germany. She came back to the states in 1991 and graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History.
  • Kim is currently working on a series focused on organic abstract forms. The pieces reflect her obsession with medical microscopic structures within the human body. Her work includes acrylic paints and collages. She presently works as an art educator in Alief ISD.
  • 709 E. 11th St. Parking is available on Beverly, 10 1/2, 11 1/2, and in Beatniks' driveway.
  • Refreshments and snacks will be served.
Saturday, April 7, 6pm - 9 pm: NO JUSTIFICATION REQUIRED opening at G Gallery
  • Featuring Anna-Lisa Marjak, Florencia Bohtlingk, Laura Spivak, Lorena
  • Ventimiglia, Vicky Musotto, and Monique Altschul
  • Curated by Belén Bauzá, Flor Braga Menéndez, Guido Ignatti, Laura Spivak,
  • Luis Parenti, and María Laura Rosa Presented in partnership with Braga Menéndez Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires
  • The artists, all of them female painters from Argentina, were selected by a board of curators and arts aficionados based in Buenos Aires. “The curatorial team, assembled by Braga Menéndez Arte Contemporáneo, took inspiration from Mitominas (myth-chick), an exhibition presented in the late 1980s at Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires) that challenged preconceptions about gender-based work. By reexamining the ideas put forth in that exhibition, No Justification Required asserts an approach that is both genderless and gender-centric--one in which the artistic baggage of feminist movements of the past are inevitably threaded through but not intrinsic to how the work is ultimately viewed.”
  • 301 E 11th St

Starting April 6, 8 pm: PUPPETSPLOITATION: Bobbindoctrin’s Eighth Annual Puppet Slam
  • Bobbindoctrin company and guest artists present a wild variety of short staged and filmed puppet works for the discriminating grown-up. 
  • The accomplished and bold troupe Paedarchy Puppets presents ARACHNOBAT, in which a young spidress learns how to finally leave the web and to live up to both her and her father's expectations of what her life as an adult spider will be—and what role, if any, spiderman should play.
  • Camella Clements, Bobbindoctrin company member and recent recipient of the Houston Arts Alliance Emerging Artist grant, presents HEX, where a woman, weary of dabbling in domesticity, meddles with the metaphysical to bring about self destruction.
  • Joel Orr presents ANOTHER DAY IN HELL, where the two quickly-killed security guards from MY COLD DEAD FINGERS begin eternal tourism in hell together.
  • Bobbindoctrin veteran Katie Jackson presents THE END IS NOT YET, where through the third eyes of time traveling, astral-projecting Buddhist monks the audience witnesses an epic and surreal moment.
  • Puppet slam first timers The Lowys presents TOILETRY, where real life mother, father and son team use objects to explain the brief and tumultuous history of 21st century politics.
  • Midtown Arts Center, 3414 LaBranch
  • April 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 at 8PM
  • Suggested ticket price $13, negotiable.
Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 pm: Anna Eastman District I Community Meeting
  • Scarborough High School, 4141 Costa Rica (77092)
  • Speak with Brian Giles, HISD Sr. Administrator-Food Services. Attendees will be given an update about the changes at HISD Food Services in regards to the food currently being served.
  • School Health Advisory Council http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/sdhac.shtm

Saturday, May 5, 5 pm- 8:30 pm: New Roots Art Show Benefiting Houston Heights Association Boulevard Beautification

  • Local artists Virginia Baker, Sharon Bartlett, and Kay Kemp join together with members of the Heights community to present “New Roots.” Please join the artists from 5 to 8:30 pm at 901 Harvard, the business site for Rob Hellyer’s Premier Remodeling and Construction Company. A portion of the art sales and all donations will benefit the Boulevard Beautification project to repopulate the trees.
  • This First Saturday event is inspired by Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet. Like Dr. Bolen, the artists are committed to saving, replanting, and celebrating trees. Due to the loss of millions of trees throughout Texas including the Boulevard, this is a timely theme and cause.
  • Artist Virginia Baker is an abstract impressionist who is inspired by images emanating from the universe. She studies with Arthur Turner at the Glassell Art School. Heights artist, Sharon Grace Bartlett creates extraordinary contemporary assemblage reflecting the feminine spirit. Artist and creativity coach Kay Kemp of Wild Heart Art in the Heights, creates mixed media collage and painting to touch the heart and stir the soul.
  • Wild Heart Art - 832.618.1416
Kraftsmen soon to be open 7 days
  • Starting Monday, April 9, our friends at Kraftsmen will be ready and willing to serve your sandwich needs every day of the week.
  • 611 W 22nd St # A

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