Thursday, March 14, 2013

Heights Happenings: March 14- March 21, 2013

Friday, March 15, from 6pm -8 pm: Fresh Arts presents Cats, Bunnies, and The Surface Value of It All 
  • Art lovers are invited to meet the artists at a free opening reception on at the Fresh Arts gallery, located at 2101 Winter Street, Studio B11. This exhibition of portraits by Lynn Lane and Melanie Loew seeks to understand the dynamic relationship between humans and animals, specifically cats and bunnies, through a series of straightforward- and occasionally funny- portraits.
  • Loew says about the exhibition,"It's just not that deep. They are what they are. 'Surface value...' means there is nothing to dig up."
  • RSVP here 

Saturday, March 16, 12 noon- 6 pm: The Sustainable Living Fest Returns to Market Square Park
  • I know this is technically outside the Heights, but so many Heights people are involved it can almost be considered a Heights event!
  • This free festival will transform a downtown neighborhood park into Houtopia!
  • This is a great event for people who want a fun and unique way to celebrate all things green! Drive the full 5 minutes from the Heights to Market Square Park to enjoy everything the fourth annual Sustainable Living Fest has to offer! More than 60 exhibitors and promises a full day of eco-education and solution-based interactive events. 
  • Enjoy live music, local eats and artists, living green demonstrations, as well a place for kids of all ages to play and learn.
  • Be sure to check the Web site and Facebook page for updates - and 
Saturday, March 16, 12pm- 4pm: Kiss The Blarney Hound

Sunday, March 17, 11am: Sonoma Heights St. Patrick's Day Brunch
  • Sonoma in the Heights will be Open for a special St Patty’s Brunch this Sunday
  • Call for more details or to make reservations 713.864.9463 
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30pm: Heights of Health Open House 
  • Founder Tracy Southwick is home from London and will be there. There will be live demos, footbaths, and refreshments. Heights of Health is expanding it's platform to include nutrition counseling and holistic psychotherapy. Wednesday will be an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge of how they “help the body heal itself.”
  • 540 Frazier, across from Onion Creek
Thursday, March 21, 6pm- 8pm:Third Thursdays with the Urbanites
  • Who are the Heights Urbanites? “Supporters and members of the Houston Heights Association. we organize fun networking events and volunteer opportunities for those in their 20's, 30's and 40's.”
  • Check out their Facebook page
  • This new group will be organizing Happy Hours to meet and network with your neighbors. There will be a focus on supporting local Heights businesses. 
  • This month’s event is at The Boom Boom Room- 2518 Yale

Friday, March 22, 6pm- 10 pm: All Fired Up on 19th St
Ceramic Show Block Party 
  • Join Shop Heights 19th for an art block party celebrating local ceramic artists. All of our stores will be open and hosting a local ceramic artist with refreshments and music. This event will coincide with NCECA the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts who will be holding their conference here in Houston. Two of the premiere shows for this event will be on the street at 18 Hands Gallery and Gallery M Squared.
Saturday, March 23, 11am-2pm: Vineyard Church of Houston's Bubblefest 
  • For children ages 3-12 years at the Hogg Middle School Spark Park. 
  • Bubblefest was voted one of the Heights' best events last year. There will be bubble everything; bubble foam pits, games, face painting, a bubble prince and princess, and bubble contests. 
  • Kids should wear play clothes that can get dirty and bring a towel to wipe off bubbles!
  • Questions? Email


In case you haven’t heard...

  • Houston's One Bin for All idea has been named one of the five winners in the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge, a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. 
  • Houston will receive a $1 million innovation prize to help implement its One Bin for All idea and, as the winner of the Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite Selection, Houston will also receive a $50K in-kind grant from IBM to support the implementation of its One Bin For All idea.

What’s the Katch?
  • "Restaurateur Luke Mandola, formerly of Ragin' Cajun, and chef Kory Clemens, son of should be a Baseball Hall of Famer Roger, have united to bring "sports and spirits" concept Katch 22 to the former Convivio space on Durham."
  • Read the entire article for more information

Happy Birthday to Heights Plant Farm

  • With Spring in full gear, Heights Plant Farm is having a sale to celebrate their 2nd anniversary with specials on herbs, veggies, and 4" annuals all month
  • Also, HPF has a great outdoor space with a bunny coup. Fun to bring the kids by for a visit! Parking in the rear.
  • 1422 Yale

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