Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Heights Happenings: May 29- June 5, 2013

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)
Lobby of the F4L shelter on 22nd. Photo: inhabitat.com
  • 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: adoptfriends4life.org/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
PLAN AHEAD

Saturday, June 8, 7 pm:  Kolanowski Studio Presents - Wendy Colonna  
  • Doors Open at 7:00. Please arrive between 7:00 and 7:45 pm for drinks and food prior to the concert.  Music will begin at 8:00 pm. 
  • Tickets are $20
  • RSVPs with payment are required due to limited seating and will be on a "first come/first served" basis.
  • The cost is $20 per person. You may pay by check or Paypal.
  • If by check, please email Kim or Greg for details  kim@kolanowskistudio.com  or  greg@kolanowskistudio.com
  • If by Paypal, use greg@kolanowskistudio.com as the email address for payment.  Also, please include a $1.00 processing fee (as well as necessary information about your reservation).
Monday, June 17, 6:30 - 9 pm: MNO/DIY at Thread
  • Threadies love Kim Kaiser, a local mom, and her hand painted watercolor prints currently for sale at Thread. 
  • Join Thread for this mothers’ night out as Kim teaches the basics of watercolor $20/person
  • Thread will provide the supplies; you bring your girlfriends and some wine!  No artistic talent required.  
  • Note that Thread has moved to a new space: 249 W 19th C- where Buffalo Exchange used to be!
IN OTHER NEWS

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 www.FirstSaturdayArtsMarket.com or call 713-802-1213.
OUTSIDE THE HEIGHTS

Saturday, June 1, 10 - 3 pm: Hurricane preparedness workshop
Hurricane season begins June 1. Are you ready? 
  • The City of Houston, the National Weather Service and CenterPoint Energy invite you to attend the 23rd annual Houston/Galveston National Weather Service Hurricane Workshop. 
  • This free, family-friendly event, will be held at the George R Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston 77010.
  • This year's presenters include Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, representatives from the City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM), meteorologists from Houston-area TV stations and National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb. 
  • Information will be available in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.
  • For more details on the workshop and to register online, visit hurricaneworkshop.com. Preregistration is encouraged but not required.
  • More emergency preparedness information is available online at houstonoem.org and readyhoustontx.gov.
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 free and open to the public. No reservation is required and cameras of all types are welcomed.  
  • For more information on events and special offerings at GreenStreet, visit www.greenstreetdowntown.com

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