Thursday, December 6, 2012

Heights Happenings: December 5- December 13, 2012

It’s just a couple days away- probably the biggest annual event in the neighborhood. Saturday, Dec 8, starting at 6 pm.
More details at the link

Other than that notable happening, here’s some other stuff going down.

Friday, December 7, 6 pm: Michael Arcieri opening at Avis Frank Gallery
  • From Avis Frank Gallery “Following the end of the Second World War, cold war anxieties were masked by endless printed images of a picture-perfect domestic environment embracing the new atomic age. These paintings explore the cold war culture and examine the idea of a bright new future contrasted with the reality of a “doomsday” threat that remains relevant even today. Michael Arcieri is one of the best figurative oil painters Houston has seen. His painstaking approach to producing representative art combines the seen world and the world expressed through contemporary media.”
  • Michael is, indeed, a talented artist and a neighbor of mine in the Heights. His show will be very worth while.
  • 1606 White Oak, formerly King Biscuit 
Saturday, December 8, 9 am- 11 am: Timbergrove’s annual Winter Festival
  • SNOW!

Saturday, December 8, 10 am: Renowned Houston naturalists Gary Clark & Kathy Adams Clark at Buchanan’s
  • Gary Clark will present slides and lecture on "Winter Birds of Houston" in Buchanan's Pavillion.  
  • Kathy Adams will be signing copies of her new book, "Portrait of Houston", featuring her wonderful photo images, with text by Gary.  
Saturday, December 8, 10 am- 5 pm: A 2nd First Saturday Arts Market
  • For the 1st time in 8 years, Mitch and the artists of First Saturday are coming back for an encore.
  • 548 W 19th, in the lot next to Wind Water Gallery
Saturday, December 8, Noon- 4 pm: Second Saturday Craftacular
  • Join Hello, Lucky for a showcase of local crafters and artisans
  • Participating Vendors: Al Saulso, Matt Messinger, Justin Dunford, Carole Smith, Freddie Barrett, Jon Garner, Marjie Catron, Stella Rose 
  • Candle Bark, Abbie Drue Designs, Chakra Suds, Barefoot Child Designs, Veronica Triplett
Sunday, December 9, 1 pm- 6 pm: Valentine's House of Music Open House and Sale

  • Valentine’s House of Music, located inside Houston Piano Company, is hosting a Holiday Open House
  • All of musical gift items will be on sale at a 20% discount. This is a great opportunity to find a gift for students, teachers or a music lover in your life.
  • All Christmas Music will be offered at 25% off as well
  • Refreshments will be served
  • 1600 W 13th
Tuesday, December 11, 10 am: Neighborhood story time and gift presentation at the Heights Library
  • This special story time will feature crafts and a reading related to Hanukkah. 
  • At the story time, Maya Houston from the Houston Library Foundation will announce the total mount of donations received from the community. This effort was launched after the 2nd place finish in the Lego Read Play Build contest. While I am not certain of the final tally, I do know we have raised slightly more than the $5000 prize offered by Lego. This is such an amazing community!

Thursday, December 13, 5 pm- 7 pm: Langford Market and Friends for Life “Shop and Save Lives” event

  • Deck the halls and fill your closet while helping animals find forever homes! Join Langford Market and Friends for Life, Houston's fastest growing no kill animal shelter, by shopping from 5pm- 7pm. 10% of the proceeds will benefit the shelter.
  • Bring your well behaved four legged friend for light bites, cocktails, and holiday shopping with a purpose.
  • With a $1 donation, get a smooch from a pooch in the "Under the Misletoe" doggie kissing booth. 
  • Adoptable cats and dogs will also be at the event looking for new families to take them home!
  • 249 W 19th

Wednesday, December 12, 11 am- 3 pm: UrbanCraft downtown Holiday market
  • Definitely check this out if you work downtown! This is guaranteed to NOT be the same mass market, cheap stuff usually sold in the lobbies of office buildings!
  • "UrbanCraft is proud to announce the first handmade, curated craft market in Downtown Houston in this holiday season, hosted by Arts>Brookfield." This event is focused on bringing together some of the finest craftspeople, artisans, and artists in town. Featured items include ceramics, fiber arts, handmade jewelry, soaps and other handmade goods, reasonably priced between $10 - $75.
  • Heights artists include Carole Smith of McCheek's Mayhem and the lovely Lisa Chow
  • This event is Free and open to the public
  • One Allen Center, 1200 Smith Street

Premium Draught is now open at 733 Studewood

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