I really didn't realize how hard it would be for me to get going again after taking some time off for the Holidays. Granted, things have been swinging over on the Facebook page, but this side of The Heights Life has been radio silence. Time to breathe some life back in to the old girl with some Happenings around the Heights.
- Artopia is "dedicated to highlighting Houston’s rich and diverse artists, musicians, fashion designers, culinary masters and cocktail creators."
- This year’s event will feature live musical performances by Folk Family Revival, Finnegan, Young Mammals, DJ Kyle Berg and Dave Wrangler.
- The performing art stage will include performances by Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Cuadro La Tempestad Flamenco and Talento Bilingue de Houston.
- Fashion shows will be held featuring the Heights own La Camella
- Street artist Coolidge will create an image of a Boston terrier and hide the image in Winter Street Studios. Attendees can help find our missing dog, hash tag the image using #HPArtopia and #SpotTheDog to be entered to win a reward.
- Guests will also be able to enjoy light bites from local restaurants, including Heights favorites Zelko Bistro, BB’s Cafe and many others.
- $45 donation for advance General Admission, $55 at the door and $90 donation for advance VIP . Ticket includes entertainment, food sampling along with cocktail, wine and beer tastings. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Houston PBS. Tickets are available now at HoustonPressArtopia.com or by calling 713-280-2400.
- Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street
- The Positive Interaction Program (PIP) holds monthly PIP meetings featuring speakers from different divisions (Burglary and Theft, Homicide, K-9, Helicopters, etc.) explaining how their division operates.
- The meeting is a chance to meet the officers that patrol your neighborhood and get to know them on a first name basis. You even hear from the Captain of your sub-station.
- Since the pilot program of PIP in 1983 at one sub-station, it has grown considerably. There are now thirty PIP groups that meet every month throughout the city. The goal of PIP is the education of the citizens of Houston on how their police department functions. Once a citizen understands how the police department does its job, that citizen can better relay to the police department their neighborhood needs.
- Where is your neighborhoods divisional PIP meeting? http://www.houstontx.gov/
- Central District #1- Civic, 1602 State St.
- First Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.