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 his favorite whiskies…plus a flight. Guests can enjoy the following five whiskies for $10 each, or create a flight of three for $25:

Treaty Oak Experimental Collection Whiskey

Old Forester 1870 Original Batch

Jameson Black Barrel

Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Akashi Eigashima Whisky

INFO:  713-749-0400, http://thirdcoasthouston.com/

May 17th 





Foto Relevance presents Robert Calafiore: “Glass Relics” opening reception

WHEN: Friday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Foto Relevance, 616 Hawthorne St., Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Foto Relevance presents “Glass Relics,” a solo exhibition by Robert Calafiore featuring selections spanning 10 years worth of the artist’s “Oggetti di Vetro” (Objects of Glass) works. In honor of Pride Month, the gallery will also carry a number of Calafiore’s male figurative works.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until June 28.

INFO: https://fotorelevance.com/


May 17th 






Art League Houston presents MARTY: Mystery & Enchantment, A Montrose Masquerade

WHEN:  Friday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Art League of Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Kick off the summer with Art League Houston’s MARTY, or the Montrose Art Party, which supports the Healing Art program. This year’s MARTY, Mystery & Enchantment, A Montrose Masquerade, is co-chaired by Rebecca & Sean Marshall, Glynda McGinnis, and Lauri & Robert Wray, and will be an evening full of artful masks and amazing art.

INFO:  713-523-9530, http://artleaguehouston.org/

May 18th




The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society presents Big Climb Houston

WHEN:  Saturday 8:00am

WHERE:  1600 Smith Street, 1600 Smith St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $30-$100

DETAILS:  The Big Climb Houston, sponsored by Planet Fitness, is a fun and physical way to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by bringing friends & family together in support of one mission: to end cancer.

This vertical stair climb takes participants up 51 floors to the top of Brookfield Properties to fund life-saving research for blood cancer patients. Hundreds of participants will climb to the top of the building, stop and get refreshed, gawk at the view from the top, do a little dance at the end, and help save lives.

There will be a post-climb party featuring snacks, beer, games, and music.

INFO:  https://events.lls.org/pages/txg/bigclimbhouston19


May 18th





PurpleStride Houston

WHEN:  Saturday 8:00am

WHERE:  Houston Sports Park, 12211 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77045, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$30

DETAILS:  Thousands will walk to end pancreatic cancer, the world’s toughest cancer, at PurpleStride Houston. The 5K walk/run community event is hosted by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Houston Affiliate.

INFO:  http://support.pancan.org/site/TR?fr_id=1680&pg=entry


May 18th 





Houston Texans Play Safe Clinic

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  Houston Methodist Training Center, 8335 Lantern Point Dr., Houston, TX 77054, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Children age 7-15 will be able to spend the day with a Houston Texans player, cheerleaders, and more special guests at the Houston Texans’ 2019 Play Safe Football Clinics. Will be held at the Houston Methodist Training Center on May 18. Participants will run football drills, learn the latest in health and safety, and have a blast with their family at the events.

INFO: 832-667-2000, https://www.houstontexans.com/kids/play-safe


May 18th 





Copperfield’s Books presents Local Author Fair

WHEN:  Saturday 10:30am

WHERE:  Copperfield’s Books, 8220 Louetta Rd., Spring, TX 77379, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Visitors can support local authors and artists by joining Copperfield’s annual author fair. There will be free food, drinks, and raffle prizes.

INFO: http://www.copperfieldsbooks.net/


May 18th 




Houston Food Bank presents Empty Bowls Houston

WHEN:  Saturday 11:00am

WHERE:  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $25

DETAILS: Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger, implemented in Houston to benefit the Houston Food Bank. The unique lunch fundraiser is a collaboration between Houston area ceramists, woodturners, and artists working in all media and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Attendees enjoy perusing the 1,500-plus one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston area ceramists and craft artists. For each bowl purchased, attendees receive a simple lunch of soup provided by Sweet Tomatoes and bread from Slow Dough Bread Co. The empty bowls purchased serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and the world. There are also larger bowls available at a higher price (lunch also included.) There will be live music curated by Sofer Entertainment and artist demonstrations throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit the Houston Food Bank. For each $1 donated to Houston Food Bank, three meals are provided to the hungry.

INFO: 713-529-4848, http://www.emptybowlshouston.org/


May 18th





Pull for Puppies Charity Tug-of-War Tournament

WHEN:  Saturday 11:30am

WHERE:  CityCentre, 800 Town and Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  $30 for participants; admission is free for spectators

DETAILS:  Pull for Puppies is a large Tug-of-War Tournament made up of teams and businesses from all over the Houston area. The event consists of three separate tournaments – Women’s, Men’s and Coed. It is also a fundraising event for the Friends for LIFE Pet Shelter. There will also be dogs to adopt, on site, from Friends for LIFE.

INFO: 512-587-7678, https://www.pullforpuppies.com/houston-tx-2019/


May 18th






Houston Family Magazine presents Mom.Me Market

WHEN:  Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Evelyn’s Park, 4400 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, TX 77401, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free; VIP is $75

DETAILS: Houston Family Magazine’s Mom*Me Market will feature a day of shopping, food, entertainment, product giveaways all day, demonstrations, and more. There will also be a kids’ zone for the littles.

INFO: https://mommemarket.com/


May 18th





Wet Noses presents Turn Up with Your Pup

WHEN:  Saturday 1:00pm

WHERE: Truck Yard, 2118 Lamar St., Houston, TX 77003, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Turn Up with Your Pup is a community festival where guests can drink adult beverages, eat some great food, play games, do some puppy networking, and add new furry friends to their packs at home. All net proceeds will go towards the Houston SPCA.

INFO: 713-680-2274, https://www.turnupwithyourpup.com/


May 18th





Taste of The Groves

WHEN:  Saturday 3:00pm

WHERE:  The Groves, Lifestyle Center, 17317 Cathedral Pines Dr., Humble, TX 77346, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Ashlar Development and The Groves will host Taste of The Groves. This family-friendly event will include food trucks, bites and beverages from local restaurants and breweries, music, a tiny tot area for the little ones, a bounce house, an obstacle course, and more.

INFO: https://thegrovestx.com/


May 18th




Bridgeland presents Vino in the Village

WHEN:  Saturday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Lakeland Village Center, 10615 Fry Rd., Cypress, TX 77433, Get Directions >

COST:  $10

DETAILS:  Bridgelan, d will host its inaugural Vino in the Village. Five stops through the center will have wine, while more stops will have food hosted by various retailers. Current food and beverage tenants, including Local Table, Edelweiss, L3 Craft Coffee, Marble Slab Creamery, Le Macaron, Chilosos Taco House, and more, will be giving away sample tastings of what they offer, while attendees will stroll along to live entertainment. Other festivities include caricature artists, bounce houses, and an iPhone X giveaway. Each $10 ticket will get attendees a wine glass and wrist band for all food tasting locations. All proceeds will be donated to Cy-Hope.

INFO: https://www.bridgeland.com/things-to-do/events.html


May 18th





Green Mountain Energy® presents Flea by Night

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Treasure hunt for one-of-a-kind vintage, handmade, recycled and local goods from over 40 vendors, plus enjoy live music and food trucks along Avenida de las Americas and the park’s Grace Event Lawn.

INFO: 713-400-7336, https://www.discoverygreen.com/


May 18th




Laura Rathe Fine Art presents James Verbicky and Udo Nöger: “Forgetting the Real” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE: Laura Rathe Fine Art, 2707 Colquitt St. ,Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Laura Rathe Fine Art will present “Forgetting the Real,” a duo exhibition featuring distinguished artists James Verbicky and Udo Nöger. Art poses questions and invites contemplation; manifesting what is beautiful and uncovering truths. In a media centered world, what is real is relative. A person’s view of the world is a perceived reality. Through his paintings, James Verbicky subtly exposes the media for manipulating thought and behavior to drive consumerism. In his collages, Verbicky uses vintage and current media clippings, dissecting them to form new messages. His work leads viewers to question the undeniable prevalence of popular imagery and its effect on modern life.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until June 22.

INFO: http://www.laurarathe.com/


May 18th






ZZ Top and Bad Company in concert with Cheap Trick

WHEN:  Saturday 7:00pm

WHERE:  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380, Get Directions >

COST:  $89-$199

DETAILS: ZZ Top’s 50th Anniversary Texas Tour will be co-headlined by Bad Company and also feature Cheap Trick as opening act.

INFO: 281-363-3300, https://www.woodlandscenter.org/events/featured/2019/zz-top-bad-company


May 18th





Armed Forces Day

WHEN:  Saturday

DETAILS:  A day set aside to pay tribute to men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces.




May 19th





Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network Walk to End Bladder Cancer

WHEN:  Sunday 8:30am

WHERE:  Terry Hershey Park, 15334 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77079, Get Directions >

COST:  $5-$25

DETAILS:  The Walk to End Bladder Cancer is Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s signature awareness event. These volunteer-driven events give voice to the many faces of bladder cancer: patients, survivors, caregivers, friends, family, and those who have lost a loved one to bladder cancer. What began in 2011 as a national Walk for Bladder Cancer has expanded to more than 25 locations across the county, engages close to 3,000 participants annually, and has raised more than $3.7 million toward bladder cancer education, awareness and research.

INFO: http://www.bcanwalk.org/


May 19th 





Unplugged at Discovery Green

WHEN:  Sunday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77010, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Unplugged at Discovery Green brings the best musical acts in town to perform an acoustic concert on the park’s main stage. This popular series challenges up to five bands to rethink and rearrange their songs using only acoustic instruments, resulting in a unique and intimate performance.

May 19: Buxton

INFO: 713-400-7336, https://www.discoverygreen.com/


May  19th





Carry The Load Houston

WHEN:  Sunday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Combined Arms, 2929 McKinney Ave. , Houston, TX 77003, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Carry The Load Relay Team will honor the nation’s military, veterans, and first responders as they pass through Houston on their 4,300-mile nationwide trek.

INFO: http://www.carrytheload.org/site/DocServer/Houston_Rally_2019.pdf?docID=1243




Discovery Green:  www.discoverygreen.com ,

Miller Outdoor Theater:  www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

Houston Symphony:   http://www.houstonsymphony.org/ – (713) 224-7575

Houston Ballet: http://www.houstonballet.org/ – (713) 227-2787

Alley Theatre:   http://www.alleytheatre.org/uh – (713) 220-5700

TUTS (Theatre under the Stars):  http://www.tuts.com/default.aspx

SPA – Society for the Performing Arts Houston:  http://www.spahouston.org/home – (713) 227-4772

Classical Theatre Company:  http://www.classicaltheatre.org/ – (713) 963-9665

Stages Repertory Theatre:   http://stagestheatre.com/ – (713) 527-0123

MFAH – Museum of Fine Arts Houston:  http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions

Houston Children’s Museum:  http://www.cmhouston.org/ – (713) 522-1138

Official Visitor’s Site for Houston:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/

Culture Map Houston:  http://houston.culturemap.com/events/

Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion:  https://www.woodlandscenter.org/events – tel:281-363-3300




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