Thursday, May 23, 2013

Heights Happenings: May 23- May 30, 2013

Saturday May 25th, 11am- 4pm: First Baptist Church Heights (9th & Harvard) Benefit for the Hale family
  • First Baptist is hosting a benefit for Travis Dad and Woodland Heights' resident Jeff Hale, who suffered a massive stroke this past November. Lacking insurance and now a means of income, his family is facing financial challenges in additional to their emotional and his physical concerns.  Jeff and his wife Kari have lived in the Heights for many years, and their son is a 4th grader at Travis. It's one of those things that you never think could happen to such a young family.
  • The event will feature a Classic Car show with Live Music, Food, Vendors, Silent Auction, Games, Door Prizes.  
  • There's no fee to attend, and there are a number of ways you can help:
  • Donate items for the silent auction
  • Online donations can be made at If you have problems with the link, go to and search for Jeff Hale. Click on "Friends of Jeff Hale" to donate.
  • Volunteer to help
  • Enter a classic car for $25 (they have just a few spaces left!)
  • Attend the event (admission is free!) and make purchases.  Sounds like it will be  fun event!
  • If you have any questions or would like to donated a silent auction item or even volunteer, contact Vicky Bettis at 713.397-9336.
Saturday, May 25, 6 pm – 9 pm: The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Greater Heights presents- The Brazarre:  An Artful Bras Event and Silent Auction
  • The third annual Brazarre is an art opening showcasing imaginative renditions of the bra.  Local Houston artists have submitted three-dimensional art works to show their interpretation of the bra.  
  • The art works will be sold in a silent auction that also includes Houston-area merchant contributions. 
  • All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Greater Heights.  The event is a fun, interactive, and creative way to join the fight against cancer and raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  There will be a $5 donation at the door. 
  • Light bites catered by Liberty Kitchen, live music, and the chance to experience and purchase some very unique art.
  • “The Brazarre is a festive, and meaningful way to celebrate and honor those who have battled cancer while raising money for a great cause,” said Vicki Eaker, event coordinator.  “Houston artists have been so generous in supporting The Brazarre. Their artful bras are inventive, beautiful, one-of-a-kind and have a story to tell.”
  • G Gallery, 301 East 11th St
Sunday, May 26, 3 pm- 6 pm: Jazz Forever at the Houston Heights Woman’s Club
  • Heights resident George Chase and his ten-piece band, Jazz Forever, will be playing from 2 sets of Dixieland in the HHWC’s historic Clubhouse!
  • They have a new CD, which will be offered for sale. As a side note, they just started recording their second CD last Saturday morning at a Heights area studio, Wire Road Studios.
  • The band includes Eddie Lewis, George Chase, Thomas Hulten, Doug Wright, Martin Langford, Gary Zugar, Mike Owen, Thomas Helton, Gilbert Sedeno and Bobby Adams
  • 1846 Harvard St

Monday May 27, Noon: Memorial Day remembrance with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee 
  • Congresswoman Jackson Lee will be at the WWII Memorial located on the corner of 11th and Heights Blvd in the Houston Heights Community in honor of Memorial Day.
  • The flag ceremony will provide hand held flags for attendees to post in memorial of our country's heroes!  
  • There will be light refreshments provided by Brooks Family BBQ!!

Thursday, May 30, 7 pm- 8 pm: Sunset Heights Social 

  • The next meeting of the Sunset Heights Civic Assoc will be a social held at the Boom Boom Room. 
  • There will be no program. This is an opportunity to meet neighbors and visit a locally owned business. This event is open to everyone.
  • Boom Boom Room at 2518 Yale 
Saturday, June 8, 6 pm- 9 pm: Friends for Life celebrates turning 1! (sort of)
  • This is not their 1st year in existence but it is definitely a milestone year for the organization! Help the Heights favorite rescue organization blow out the candles as they celebrate the one year mark of being the only No Kill, green shelter in Houston.
    They promise a fun, casual evening! 
  • After brief highlights of the year’s accomplishments, you’ll enjoy music, drinks and delicious appetizers from Whole Foods. Strike a pose in a photo booth and experience the unveiling of a unique donor wall!
  • RSVP:
  • Don Sanders Adoption Center, 107 E 22nd
Friday, June 7, 5 pm- 6:30 pm: One Green Street hosts The Houston Dairy Maids
  • Two of my favorite Heights businesses together! Join OGS as they bring the Dairy Maids in for wine and cheese sampling. Experience the awesomeness of Houston Dairy Maids and their exceptional cheeses. They will be also speak on their unique business model. Cheesy goodness will be available for purchase as well.
  • This event is sure to be a delightful happy hour experience.  
  • This is a FREE event!
  • 3423 White Oak

First Saturday Arts Market will switch to evening hours starting June 1. 
  • This marks the seventh summer the market has switched to evening hours to help you beat the heat.
  • The market features the works of dozens of visual artists; showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items. Super family and visitor friendly with live music and deliciousness from some of the area’s best gourmet food trucks. 
  • Open year-round on the first Saturday of each month, the market is open from 6-10 p.m. June, July and August.
  • Located next to Gen’s Antiques, 548 W. 19th St. at Lawrence 
  • For more information visit or call 713-802-121

Experience a metamorphosis of color during GreenStreet Graffiti, a special artistic event held at GreenStreet, June 3 – 6. 
  • While there are those that want to paint the town red, others prefer to use the entire spectrum of colors! Such will be the case at GreenStreet as the popular downtown dining and entertainment center prepares to come alive with color!
  • Come see art-in-the-making when local graffiti artists, Gabriel Prusmack, Kelyne Reis, Wiley Robertson and the acclaimed Aerosol Warefare Gallery’s GONZO247, transform the property’s monochromatic walls into a vibrant mix of bold colors and graphic art! Throughout the four-day event, art aficionados and downtown hipsters are encouraged to stop by and interact with the artists as they work. And just as the last puff of aerosol is applied, the entire community will be invited back onsite for a special unveiling party filled with festive music and free entertainment, Thursday, June 6 from 5 – 8 p.m. 
  • GreenStreet Graffiti will be located between Fannin and San Jacinto and features four different walls of art. Drawing inspiration from “Houston is…”, a national ad campaign that positions Houston as a culinary and cultural capital, the various panels will showcase the artists’ own interpretations of what it means to be “Hip”, “Tasty”, “Funky”, and “Inspired”. With backgrounds ranging from self-taught artistry to the more traditional techniques of the Glassell School of Art at Museum of Fine Arts Houston, visitors will no doubt be exposed to an amazing display of dynamic and exhilarating imagery. 
  • GreenStreet Graffiti will be free and open to the public. No reservation is required and cameras of all types are welcomed.  
  • Following the event, GreenStreet will experience yet another transformation as construction begins on the 568,294-square-foot facility. Changes include removal of existing implements in the interior corridor, adding in mid-walk crossings between the three blocks and creating a new linear urban park. Tenants and retailers onsite will remain open during construction, which is estimated to take between six to nine months. 
  • For more information on events and special offerings at GreenStreet, visit


  1. Where is the Friends for Life shelter? Is there no actual physical "shelter?" That would make them just another rescue organization, correct? There are plenty of no kill rescue organizations in Houston. The real challenge would be to make the City of Houston no kill.

    1. Gretchen,

      Friends for Life has a facility on 22nd St- the Don Sanders Adoption Center listed under the event. It is a beautiful green facility. You should definitely check it out. As a side note, if you ever have old towels, they'll always take them at the shelter!

    2. The Heights LifeMay 23, 2013 at 9:34 PM

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