Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Heights Happenings: May 22- May 29, 2012

Yeah, so, ummmm... Totally missed Happenings last week. Life. Sigh. I think most of you knew about Great Taste of the Heights from "Plan Ahead" a couple weeks ago anyway. Who went? What did you think? Anything really stand out to report?

Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 22: Sale at Installation Antiques

  • Hours listed on flyer.
  • Looks like H-town StrEats will be on hand for breakfast and lunch. Yummers.
  • 611 W 22nd, in the same building as Kraftmen Bakery
Saturdays, 9 am- 1 pm: Garden Oaks Farmers’ Market
  • Yeah, yeah. Not in the Heights but still deserves some top billing. This is a great little market hosted across from the Petrol Station. 
  • Recent items have included farm fresh eggs, organic produce, vendors selling crepes, Indian food, pastas, breakfast tacos and homemade marshmallows. 
  • Corner of Golf and Wakefield

Saturday, May 26, 6:30 pm- 9 pm: Brazarre- BRAS ARE ART! Second Annual Auction benefitting American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Greater Heights.
  • Brazarre is a “free art opening showcasing imaginative renditions of a woman’s most supportive sartorial asset.” 
  • Houston artists have submitted three-dimensional works of art, showing their unique interpretation of “the bra.” The artists’ contributions will be offered in a silent auction, which also includes Houston-area merchant donations. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Greater Heights.
  • Such a fun and creative way to join the fight against cancer!
  • “The Brazarre is a festive way to celebrate and honor those who have battled cancer while raising money for the cause,” said Vicki Eaker, event coordinator and Heights resident. “Houston artists have been so generous in supporting The Brazarre. Their artful bras are inventive, beautiful, fun, funny. The event as a whole is not only fun, but a very special event”
  • The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. 
  • Hosted at G Gallery, 301 E 11th
Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 pm: Sewing machine basics class with Crafty Ever After
  • Want to finally pull that sewing machine out of the closet and use it already? Learn the ins and outs of your machine while making a simple project with Sarah of Crafty Ever After. Project materials are included.
  • Students will learn to: Thread their sewing machine and bobbin, identify the bobbin, navigate the landscape of levers and buttons on their machine, sew straight lines, turn corners, and be the boss of your sewing machine!
  • Students bring their sewing machine and 1 bobbin to fit it
  • Students are also encouraged to bring a bottle of water or your favorite soda plus a little snack if you get hungry
  • Class Locations (click for a map!): Heights Presbyterian Church - Scout House 
  • $35
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Every Wednesday, 6 pm- 9 pm: Lois Albez at Convivio
  • Enjoy wonderful tapas and Latin music at this great restaurant on Durham.
  • ** Personal note: I have been here a couple times with friends and the food is amazing. It’s about time we had really good tapas in Houston. This blows Mi Luna out of the water and no need to drive to the Village. Nice wine list and excellent service. For the music or any other night, I suggest you check it out!
  • 700 S Durham at Floyd
Saturday, May 26, 11 am- 3 pm: East End Studio Gallery’s Spring Art Studio Cleaning Sale

  • This is a great chance to grab some wonderful pieces by a variety of Houston's own talented artists
  • There will be paintings, prints, handcrafts, posters and other unique items for sale from $5 to $50
  • Tamarind Rita's will be also be served
  • The Houston Institute for Culture's East End Studio Gallery is "a community based, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a platform for artistic expression and exhibition of community works in all media."
  • 708 Telephone Road, Suite C 

May 31: Deadline for “Fashion Camp” in the Heights, hosted by Coronation Vintage
  • When most people think of summer camp, images of camp sites, late night bon-fires and log cabins come to mind. But, what do you do when your child shows more interest in macramé than macaroni art or sewing than sing alongs?”
  • Fashion Camp Houston 2012 will be held June 18- June 22, 2012. This week long day camp is specifically for 12-18 year old kids interested in the fashion industry. Campers will learn how to create a fashion inspiration board, design sketches, create a millinery piece and garment, participate in a fashion photo session with industry professionals and be familiarized with the business behind the industry including press, retail and show production. 
  • Covering everything from design to editorial to retail, campers will be exposed to the many facets of the ever growing and evolving fashion world. The Fashion Camp team's goal is that every camper leaves with "the skills, resources, inspiration and motivation to pursue their dreams … along with specific college courses to seek out and valuable sites and blogs to bookmark and follow." 
  • Attendees also have the “opportunity to interact with Houston fashion heavy hitters.” Campers will be visiting the studio of Chloe Dao http://chloedao.com/, (winner of 2nd season of Project Runway)Houston Fashion Week designer, to watch as a garment goes from concept to design to window display. They will also be treated to guest seminars by an impressive list of Houston press and fashion trend setters.
  • Cost of the camp is $320.00 which includes a materials fee of $50.00. Deadline is May 31st. Camp must be paid in full by this date. Registration information and speaker list can be found here.
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