Thursday, May 2, 2013

Heights Happenings: May 2- May 9, 2013

Let me start by wishing a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY today to my wonderful, sweet, dimpled 4 year old mama's boy!
Enjoying breakfast for lunch at Tacos A Go Go
  • 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, 11 am- 6 pm: First Saturday Arts Market Mother’s Day Edition
  • This is the last day show for the spring. The market returns to evenings June through August.
  • Over 30 artists artists will be on site 
  • Performances include a lunchtime show by Alexis A. Moore, followed by Dick Dixie and the Disneyland Dixie Band performing old country, swing, jazz, dixieland, and jugband troubadour style. At 3 P.M. JoAnna Jetton brings her mix of two bands with some country, rock and blues. 
  • Food options include Koagie Hots food truck and Mr. Zrake's Cakes.
  • Special nonprofit guest will be the Billy Pilgrim Traveling Library, a Houston-based non-profit traveling library and bookmobile-for-hire. Links, photos and bios are all online at
  • Located between Gen’s Antiques and Wind Water Gallery, 548 W. 19th St at Lawrence. 
Saturday, May 4, 1pm- 4pm: First annual recycling event "Spring Green Fling" at One Green Street in the Heights!
  • 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.
Thursday, May 9, 10 am: Art Car Outreach Program (Main Street Drag) at Bayou Village School 
  • This is a great opportunity to get "up close and personal" with the art cars and ask questions to the creators. There will be 8-12 cars to interact with. The Drag will be at the school for roughly 30 minutes before moving to their next destination. 
  • Bayou Village School is located at 1123 Yale, just south of Milroy Park. Please park near the park and walk to the front and check out the cars. 

Tuesday, May 7, 7 pm: Katherine Center’s new book, The Lost Husband, launches
  • Katherine Center, former Heights resident whose first book takes place in our lovely neighborhood, has a new release. The Lost Husband is getting fantastic pre-publication reviews. Kirkus calls it, "heart-rending and heartwarming," and Bookfinds says it's "sweet, smart, and inspiring." Join Katherine at Brazos Bookstore to launch this new book.
  • 2421 Bissonnet
  • RSVP here

Friday, May 10, 7 pm: Silk Scarf Painting- adult workshop at Sparrow and The Nest
  • Each person will leave with a one-of-a-kind hand-painted silk scarf! Steph will demonstrate her method of "water marking" with fabric paint. This is a small group workshop due to the amount of space required by each participant. Limit four people per workshop. 
  • $50, includes wine, snacks, and all materials. 
  • To sign up, just call 713-869-6378 or email or post to their event page!
Friday, May 10, 7 pm: The Relay for Life Greater Heights
  • St. Pius X High School Sports Complex, 811 W. Donovan Street.  
  • This 12 hour event starts at 7 pm and will continue through the dark of night and into the light of dawn the next morning providing the walkers with a glimpse of the journey of a cancer survivor.  There are more than 30 teams registered for the relay. 
  • Scroll down to “In Other News” to see how a couple of local businesses are supporting Relay for Life!
Saturday, May 11,10 am: Join the Heights Garden Club in the garden of Helen Hansen - 1124 Waverly 
  • The Hansen’s wanted to enjoy sitting and entertaining in their gated front garden area. Helen Hansen likes to experiment with different plants and grow herbs. She wanted paths so her son could ride his bike from the drive way across the space.  She wanted to use low cost building materials and she wanted it to be unique. The Hanson’s garden is a modern solution to a front garden where a lawn didn't thrive. Ravenscourt Landscaping used cement stepping stones and planted easy care plants and herbaceous perennials. Outside the fence they created a place to chat with neighbors and welcome guests. The yard became a fun, functional space to watch the world go by!
  • If you would like to walk with the landscapers through the process of installing this garden, visit
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

B.A.M. Triple Sale Event at OoLaLa and Tulips & Tutus, Saturday, May 4

  • Birthday- Judy is turning 61!
  • Anniversary- OoLaLa is celebrating 10 years in the Heights!
  • Mother's Day- Appreciation for mothers is always a good idea
  • Join the two Judys for fun, refreshments, and SALES SALES SALES. 
  • 833 Studewood

Celebrate May with Lisa Chow!
  • 30% off Etsy orders from Lisa’s shop with code MAY30 through Sunday!
Heights businesses are turning PURPLE!
  • New business owner Allison Cuvillier, of Style Cycle, 246 W. 19th Street, is joining veteran business owner Barbara Dickens, of White Horse Academy of Martial Arts, 215 E. 11th Street, by dyeing her hair purple in support of the Relay for Life of Greater Heights supporting the American Cancer Society.
  • May 1st through May 10th Style Cycle will be donating 10% of all sales to Relay for Life.  For more information about how you can make a difference visit  To register to participate in the relay, walk the survivor lap, dedicate a luminaria, or make a monetary donation visit  
  • Style Cycle is a vintage inspired shop on 19th Street in the Heights.  It has clothing, accessories, housewares, and artwork for resale as well as hand done redesigned and repurposed items.  White Horse Academy of Martial Arts offers classes for children as young as three years and adults of any age as well as family classes.

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