Thursday, April 25, 2013

Heights Happenings: April 25- May 2, 2013

Friday, April 26: Heights Plant Farm kicks off summer with an Arbor Day sale
  • Arbor Day starts a 10% off sale on all trees. The Arbor Day Sale goes for three daysn ending Sunday evening, April 28. The sale will include everything from the shade tolerant Red Buckeye to a variety of fruit trees that thrive in Houston's hot summer sun. Sun-loving Texas Mountain Laurels, Texas Olives, and the magnificent magnolia remain Southern favorites and for good reason. 
  • Regular store hours Mon-Sat 9 -6 & Sunday 10-6
  • 1422 Yale, ample parking in back (and BUNNIES!)
Friday, April 26, all day: Clearance sale at The Lift
  • Now through this Sunday, all merchandise except for greeting cards and stationery items is at least 15% off the original price. This includes books, toys, gifts, soaps, balms, flags, and more!
  • Waxing Poetic fine jewelry (except for the "Delighted States of America" Texas charms) is 20% off the original price. The timing is great, since Mother's Day is around the corner and graduation season is upon us!
  • The Lift is “re-inventing, making more room for book events and such.” Excited to see what is on deck at this delightful little shop!
  • 365 W 19th

  • Steve Brudniak’s work has been exhibited in more than 150 shows, critiqued in over 200 publications and documentaries, (including 8 books), and collected by major art museums, including Houston’s own Museum of Fine Arts. Works include the first assemblages to travel into outer space, the only art to integrate the oldest life discovered on earth, the first sculptures to incorporate electrical lightning, unique applications of human blood and more.
  • 1606 White Oak

Saturday, May 4 from 10am - 2 pm: Proctor Park “Spring Sportacular” and Lemonade Day
  • The Nohill Neighborhood Association welcomes Heights families for a great spring event~
  • Free admission, 20+ games, relays, races!
  • Horseshoes, croquet, frisbee and bean bag toss, obstacle course, kickball 
  • bowling, checkers, relay races, cake walk, tug-o-war and more!
  • Twenty lemonade stands from neighborhood kids
  • Bring a picnic lunch
  • Tables, chairs, and restrooms provided

Saturday, May 4, 1pm- 4pm: First annual recycling event "Spring Green Fling" at One Green Street

  • Be green and have fun- drop off your recycle items and enjoy live music by Keeton Coffman, light bites by Ruggles Green, sweet treats by Happy Fatz, yummy cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka, and craft brews by Karbach Brewing Co. 
  • Recycling is not required to attend the event, but it is encouraged!
  • There will be a drawing for some fabulous prizes donated by our sponsors Houston Heights Roofers and the Dixie Sanders Mortgage Team including pieces from local artists & more! Be sure to check in before you drop off your recycle items and paper so that you can be entered in the drawing to win.
  • One Greet Street will also have a one day only "15% off your entire purchase" coupon the day of the event so you can shop to your hearts content for some awesome eco-friendly merchandise from jewelry to home furnishings.
  • The following recycle items will be accepted on site the day of the event: Electronics, Cell phones, Small appliances, Computers, Paper (for shredding)
  • Visit for more information and a complete list of accepted recycle items.
Sunday, May 12, 3 pm: Houston Heights Orchestra presents A Sojourn of Fervor – Music of Mahler and Beethoven
  • In their second year, the Houston Heights Orchesta has finally hit their stride and is growing and performing better than ever before! Members live in or near The Heights, and range from doctoral-level music students to engineers, teachers, full-time moms, and retirees.  There are “hardly any are professional musicians - most of us are just people who happen to play an instrument and love getting together to do it!” says violinist Laura Williamson.  This makes their concerts more intimate, more casual, and much more affordable than the Houston Symphony. This is the group's second year (we had a rough start last year, but have done tremendously this year).  They only plan four big concerts a year so this is a great opportunity to see them and support music and musicians in the Heights.
  • This will be a great afternoon of Romantic music, including Mahler:  “Songs of a Wayfarer,” featuring Lisa Borik, soprano
  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
  • Follow HHO here:
  • $10 ($5 student)
  • Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 West 11th St., Houston, 77006

Friday, April 26, 6 pm- 10 pm: Opening Night of “Director’s Cut” at East End Studio Gallery
  • “Movies hold a special place in our hearts, whether it’s the storyline, the excitement, the vision or even the company we share it with. This show pays tribute to another dimension of film … the visual element that made these directors iconic and memorable. Each one of these directors possesses the ability to capture a theme, a mood, an overall feeling in their work, as if piecing together a meticulous quilt, to create a near consistent quality in their repertoire. Film frames that stand alone as a work of art in and of themselves, many of these films have received either Oscars or achieved cult status and remain beloved or nefarious through history and are, ultimately, inimitable.”
  • This exhibition serves as a tribute to cinematic visionaries, capturing elements that make their work stand alone. Whether it is a still image or paying homage in the very style of these directors, each of the selected artists shared their experience and interpretation of the following Directors: Wes Anderson, Coen Brothers, Federico Fellini, Terry Gilliam, Jim Jarmusch, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, David Lynch, John Waters
  • Curated by Julie Zarate, (Love, Lovecraft; Outside the Box)
  • East End Studio Gallery, 708 Telephone, Suite E, 77023
Monday, April 29: Architects of Air opens at Discovery Green
  • Architects of Air is a British company that creates amazing temporary structures filled with luminous color. Discovery Green will commemorate its 5th Birthday celebration by presenting Exxopolis, Architects of Air's 20th luminarium, a “sculpture people enter to be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color.”
  • Never seen before in Houston, Exxopolis will be a site to behold as it will expand across the length of the Jones Lawn and tower approximately 30 feet in the air. 
  • Monday, April 29 - Wednesday, May 1, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (last admission at 2 p.m.; luminarium closes at 2:20 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 2 - Friday, May 3, 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. (last admission at 7 p.m.; luminarium closes at 7:20 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. (last admission at 7 p.m.; luminarium closes at 7:20 p.m.)
  • Tickets Prices: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free for children under 3. All general admission tickets will be sold at Discovery Green directly before entering Exxopolis.
  • Please be aware of this important information before visiting Exxopolis:
  • Guests must remove their shoes to enter the luminarium.
  • No strollers allowed inside the luminarium. Stroller parking available near reception area. 
  • Luminarium is accessible to wheelchair users and people with mobile difficulties.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (1 adult per 4 children).
  • Shoes and possessions are left in the reception area at the owner's risk. 

Registration is now available for one of Houston’s most popular small runs—the Houston Heights Association’s 28th Heights Fun Run, to be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013. 
  • The fast out-and-back 5K course is held on the beautifully scenic and historic Heights Boulevard. The race starts and ends at Marmion Park and includes a 5K Fun Run, a 5K Walk, and a Kids 1K.
  •  The 5K course is certified, and disposable Chip Timing will be conducted by Run Wild Sports Timing. Each entrant receives a 100% cotton commemorative t-shirt. The 5K Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m., the 5K Walk starts at 7:35 a.m., and the Kids 1K starts at 8:30 a.m. Each kid participating in the 1K receives an award.
  •  The Post-Race Party begins at 8:00 a.m. at Marmion Park, and the Awards Ceremony starts at 9:00 a.m. There will be entertainment, door prizes and refreshments, including tacos, fresh fruit, bagels, water, coffee and more!
  • To register online for the Heights Fun Run, visit the Fun Run page at Online registration is available through May 31 at 8:00 p.m. Registration is also available at Luke's Locker on May 30-31 or at Marmion Park on race day.
  • The fee for the Fun Run and Walk is $25 until May 28, and $30 May 29th and after. The Kids 1K is $15 until May 28, and $20 on May 29th and after. Credit cards are accepted.
  •  Packet pick-up will be at Luke’s Locker at 1953 West Gray on May 30-31. Packets will also be available at Marmion Park, 18th Street and Heights Boulevard, from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. on race day. 
  • For more information, call the Houston Heights Association at 713.861.4002, extension 4, or email

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