Houston Weekend’s Happening July 19th, 20th, 21th

  July 19th, 20th     Fresh Arts Summit WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 8:30am WHERE:  Silver Street Studio,  2000 Edwards St., Houston, TX 77007 COST:  $125-$175 DETAILS:  Fresh Arts will launch the inaugural Fresh Arts Summit, an artist-centered, skill-building initiative. This two-day program will convene over 150 local and regional independent makers and creative entrepreneurs of all disciplines to focus on tools essential to building artistic business literacy and networks. Fresh Arts is also offering five full and 14 partial scholarships to attend the Summit, aiming to fund over 10 percent of attendees. Highlights of the Summit span an attendee reception, networking opportunities, multimedia presentations, hands-on workshops and round table discussions designed to foster an ongoing conversation about business ownership, community building, and audience cultivation. There will also be an Arts Expo that connects creatives to local businesses, resources, and organizations, as well as Mentor Power Hours that function as breakout sessions where attendees can speak to lead mentors in an intimate group setting. INFO:  713-868-1839, http://bit.ly/FreshArtsSummit   July 19th         Houston Museum of Natural Science presents Moon Festival and Nighttime Stargazing WHEN:  Friday 11:00am WHERE: Houston Museum of Natural Science – Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, Get Directions > COST: $9-$12 DETAILS:  Houston Museum of Natural Science will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with their Moon Festival and Nighttime Stargazing event. A NASA Ambassador will help guests imagine what it might be like to live on the moon. They will also listen to

Houston’s Weekend Happenings July 12th, 13th, 14th

  July 12th, 13th, 14th       Candytopia WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am WHERE:  Candytopia Houston, 7620 Katy Fwy. Building 3B, Suite 36, Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions > COST:  $20-$28; free for kids 3 and under DETAILS: Candytopia, a candy-coated experiential adventure, will bring its confectionery wonderland to Houston for a limited-run engagement. It features more than one dozen rooms with larger-than-life interactive art installations and full sensory experiences. Candytopia Houston will feature the most popular attractions from its past locations along with new elements inspired by local culture and landmarks unique to the city. INFO:  https://www.candytopia.com/   July 12th, 13th, 14th         The FOMO Factory Immersive Pop-Up WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am WHERE:  The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions > COST:  $18-$28; free for children under 3 DETAILS: The FOMO Factory will host an immersive exhibit filled with fantastical sets from iconic childhood moments. Visitors will shed their identity at the door as they shake off their worries and choose their new silly nickname before entering a fantastical world featuring 17 immersive rooms. In addition to FOMO’s now-iconic Birthday Room with its giant cake and Playground with rainbow seesaw, the Houston installation will introduce nine new concepts. In the Science Lab visitors can don a lab coat and goggles to conduct weird experiments, snuggle into a tent to tell ghost stories in the Summer Camp Room, or grab a giant marker and draw on the walls of the Coloring

Houston’s Weekend Happenings July 5th, 6th, 7th

  July 5TH         Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico presents Destination Latino America WHEN:  Friday 11:00am WHERE: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030, Get Directions > COST: Admission is free DETAILS:  Ambassadors International Ballet Folklorico will present traditional dances and music of Latin America in their production, Destination Latino America.  The audience will witness the rhythms, colorful costumes and spirited movements of the various and most unique cultures of Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador and Puerto Rico. INFO: 281-373-3386,  https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/destination-mexico/?wcs_timestamp=1562324400   July 5th, 6th, 7th         Refine Arts Productions presents Frenzied Phony WHEN: Friday 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Saturday 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm and 7:00pm WHERE:  Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH), 3400 Main St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions > COST:  $22 DETAILS:  Frenzied Phony is a zany, upbeat comedy set in the swingin’ 1940s. Ann Andrews discovers it doesn’t pay so well to be a woman on the stage in the ’40s and decides to audition as a man. She soon finds herself hopping between multiple identities, causing a ruckus of confusion. Mishaps and mayhem abound in the midst of the glitz and glamour of show business. The production features ballet, swing dancing, acrobatics, high-flying aerialists, and more surprises in an upbeat, family-friendly comedy of errors. INFO: https://matchouston.org/events/2019/frenzied-phony   July 6th         The Salvation Army of Greater Houston presents Christmas in July 5K WHEN:  Saturday 7:00am WHERE:  The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command Center, 1500 Austin St. , Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions

Houston’s Happening June 28th, 29th, 30th & July 4th

    June 28th, 29th, 30th       The FOMO Factory Immersive Pop-Up WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am WHERE:  The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions > COST:  $18-$28; free for children under 3 DETAILS: The FOMO Factory will host an immersive exhibit filled with fantastical sets from iconic childhood moments. Visitors will shed their identity at the door as they shake off their worries and choose their new silly nickname before entering a fantastical world featuring 17 immersive rooms. In addition to FOMO’s now-iconic Birthday Room with its giant cake and Playground with rainbow seesaw, the Houston installation will introduce nine new concepts. In the Science Lab visitors can don a lab coat and goggles to conduct weird experiments, snuggle into a tent to tell ghost stories in the Summer Camp Room, or grab a giant marker and draw on the walls of the Coloring Book Room. Unlike some immersive spaces, which operate much like a self-serve photo studio, The FOMO Factory specializes in offering an experience and not merely photo backdrops. The journey taps all five senses by including a theatrical staff, smells piped into rooms, a retro soundtrack, and even tastes of childhood. The FOMO Factory is located at the Houston Galleria in Suite 4710 on the mall’s third floor. INFO: 512-586-3253, https://www.thefomofactory.com/   June 28th, 29th, 30th           District One Inc. presents Playhaus HTX Pop Up Art Gallery WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 10:00am WHERE:  Playhaus HTX Pop Up Art Gallery,

Houston’s Weekend Happenings June 21st, 22nd, 23rd

    June 21st, 22nd          Market Street – The Woodlands presents Blogger Closet Sale WHEN:  Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am WHERE: Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380, Get Directions > COST:  Admission is free DETAILS:  The Blogger Closet Sale will feature 10 participating local influencers that will gather in the space between Kate Spade and Drybar to sell gently worn clothing and accessories straight from their closets. Participating bloggers include Ashlee Frazier; Loren Hamilton of Wear and When Blog; Brittany Fullwood of The Hello Honey Blog; Alex Carreno Haines; Rebekah Gullo of Fashion and My Fellows; Candace Thomas of Luxe With Kids, and Jillian Goltzman of Cup of Charisma. Shoppers who stop by the official Blogger Closet Sale Launch Party can have light refreshments, beverages, photos, and fun with their favorite bloggers. Each of the participating bloggers will make an appearance and greet guests at some point throughout the two-day sale. Additionally, each of the 10 bloggers will donate a featured accessory to be raffled off to winning shoppers. INFO:  https://shopatmarketstreet.com./   June 21st, 22nd         MsIndependent presents #GirlsNightOut – Instafamous Women’s Extravaganza WHEN: Friday 5:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm WHERE:  Post Oak Central, 1900 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions > COST:  $35-$45 DETAILS: Social media entrepreneur and owner of MsIndependent, Erin Creek, is hosting her signature event, #GirlsNightOut. Back for its fourth year, #GirlsNightOut is an interactive pop-up event bringing the world of Insta fame to everyone, regardless of follower count. No Insta experience

Houston’s Weekend Happenings June 14th, 15th, 16th

                                             Happy Father’s Day        June 14th, 15th, 16th       Candytopia WHEN: Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am WHERE:  Candytopia Houston, 7620 Katy Fwy. Building 3B, Suite 36, Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions > COST:  $20-$28; free for kids 3 and under DETAILS:  Candytopia, a candy-coated experiential adventure, will bring its confectionery wonderland to Houston for a limited-run engagement. It features more than one dozen rooms with larger-than-life interactive art installations and full sensory experiences. Candytopia Houston will feature the most popular attractions from its past locations along with new elements inspired by local culture and landmarks unique to the city. INFO:  https://www.candytopia.com/   June 14th           Wildfish Theatre Company presents Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School WHEN:  Friday 11:00am WHERE:  Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030, Get Directions > COST: Admission is free DETAILS: Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide to School is an all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park’s popular book. From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. INFO: 281-373-3386,  https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/junie-b-jones-the-musical/ June 14th, 15th, 16th       Anime Matsuri WHEN:  Friday 11:30am, Saturday 9:30am, Sunday 9:30am WHERE:  George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions > COST: $40-$55 DETAILS:  Anime Matsuri, the second largest Japanese pop-culture convention in America, is celebrating its 13th year. This festival will feature over

Houston’s Weekend Happenings June 7th, 8th, 9th

  June 7TH       The Printing Museum presents “Paper Couture” opening day WHEN: Friday 10:00am WHERE:  The Printing Museum, 1324 W. Clay St., Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions > COST:  $5 DETAILS:  “Paper Couture” is an installation of retro-inspired fashions by origami artist, Joan Son. Based upon her original paper doll dress designs from 1958, “Paper Couture” traces Son’s use of a variety of paper techniques to create full-size dress sculptures which honor the past and open a portal to the present. Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until December 22. INFO:  713-522-4652, http://printingmuseum.org/exhibition/paper-couture/   June 7th, 8th, 9th         The FOMO Factory Immersive Pop-Up WHEN: Friday 10:00am, Saturday 10:00am, Sunday 11:00am WHERE:  The Galleria, 5085 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions > COST:  $18-$28; free for children under 3 DETAILS:  The FOMO Factory will host an immersive exhibit filled with fantastical sets from iconic childhood moments. Visitors will shed their identity at the door as they shake off their worries and choose their new silly nickname before entering a fantastical world featuring 17 immersive rooms. In addition to FOMO’s now-iconic Birthday Room with its giant cake and Playground with rainbow seesaw, the Houston installation will introduce nine new concepts. In the Science Lab visitors can don a lab coat and goggles to conduct weird experiments, snuggle into a tent to tell ghost stories in the Summer Camp Room, or grab a giant marker and draw on the walls of the Coloring Book

Houston Happenings May 31st, June 1st, June 2nd

  Hurricane Season Started. Be prepare.       May 31st, June 1st       African Violet Society of America National Show and Sale WHEN:  Friday 9:00am, Saturday 9:00am WHERE:  Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Dr., Houston, TX 77042, Get Directions > COST:  $5 DETAILS:  The African Violet Society of America will present their National Convention Show and Sale that will feature a show and thousands of African violets and other Gesneriads (their cousins) for sale. INFO:  http://www.avsa.org/   May 31, June 1st, 2nd         Univision Houston presents Upop Interactive Experience WHEN:  Friday 5:00pm, Saturday 9:00am, Sunday 9:00am WHERE:  Univision Houston, 5100 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions > COST:  $25; children 5 and under are free DETAILS:  Univision Houston will present Upop, an interactive social experience with imaginative installations. This new artistic studio is designed for Houstonians of all ages to experience a creative space like no other, filled with a diverse collection of sceneries for guests to revel in and snap selfies to share on their social media platforms. With over 18 themed rooms, including the Golden room, the Neon heartbeat room, the Galaxy room, and a room called Purple Haze, guests can pop-in to Upop for the ultimate picture taking experience. INFO:  https://univision.wyng.com/Upop_Houston   May 31st         The Moody Center for the Arts presents Summer Exhibitions opening reception WHEN:  Friday 5:00pm WHERE:  Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, 6100 Main St. MS-48, Houston, TX 77005, Get Directions > COST: 

Houston’s Weekend Happenings May 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th

  Houston’s Weekend  Happenings                May 24th, 25th, 26th , 27th Happy Memorial Day. Have a safe holiday.           May 24th        Memorial Day Tribute Concert WHEN:  Friday 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM WHERE: SUGAR LAND TOWN SQUARE,  2711 PLAZA DRIVE,  SUGAR LAND, TX 77479 COST:  Admission is Free DETAILS:  Kick back, relax and enjoy the colorful tunes of Houston Choral Showcase’s Elite Mixed Choir. This performance will include Patriotic tributes to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend! INFO:  (281) 276-6000     May 25th       San Jacinto Funeral Home and Memorial Park Memorial Day Services Honoring American Heroes WHEN:  Saturday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM WHERE:  NORTHSTAR MEMORIAL GROUP, 14659 EAST FREEWAY, HOUSTON, TX 77015 COST:  Admission is free DETAILS:  Services at San Jacinto Funeral Home and Memorial Park (East Houston) begin at 2 p.m. and will remember the fallen with services featuring:• Invocation, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of the National Anthem• Keynote by U.S. Army Veteran Juan DeLeon• Multiple readings and an honor roll call• Wreath-laying and flag-folding ceremonies • Access to the “Silent Hero” Exhibit Eddie Martinez, general manager, will share special remarks and “Taps” will be played along with a rifle salute. Complimentary lunch available for attendees.Memorial Day remembers those who died while serving our country in the Armed Forces. The practice of honoring our fallen began as Decoration Day after the Civil War when families of both Union and Confederate forces began to decorate the

Houston Happenings May 17th, 18th, 19th

                    Houston’s Weekend  Happenings                            May 17th, 18th, 19th   Presented By: Bruce Nicholson, Realtor, Coldwell Banker United – Heights Office             May 17TH      The Printing Museum presents “Where I Come From: The Works and Influences of Charles Criner” opening day WHEN:  Friday 10:00am WHERE:  The Printing Museum, 1324 W. Clay St., Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions > COST:  $5 DETAILS:  This retrospective exhibition documents 55 years of the professional and personal life and his influences of TPM Master Printer, Charles Criner. The exhibition spans from his student years at Texas Southern University, under renowned artist, educator, and mentor John T. Biggers, through his career as an instructor, illustrator, advertising artist, Artist-in-Residence and now Master Printer at The Printing Museum. It features original works of art, drawings, cartoons, video interviews, and prints. The extensive exhibition commanding seven galleries includes works curated from private collections, The Charles Criner Papers and Art Collection of the Cushing Library at Texas A&M University, Texas Southern University, and The Printing Museum’s permanent collection. Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until December 21. INFO:  713-522-4652, http://printingmuseum.org/exhibition/where-i-come-from/   May 17th, 18th         Third Coast Restaurant presents World Whiskey Day WHEN:  Friday 5:00pm, Saturday 5:00pm WHERE:  Third Coast, 6550 Bertner Ave. 6th Floor, Houston, TX 77030, Get Directions > COST:  $10-$25 DETAILS:  In honor of World Whiskey Day, Third Coast Restaurant’s Sommelier/Beverage Director David Cook is offering special pricing on five of