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


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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:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Moody’s Summer Exhibitions will feature Gillian Wearing’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll 70” and Tacita Dean’s “Craneway Event.” Exhibiting for the first time in Houston, both artists address themes of portraiture, self-representation and the role of technology in the age of selfies.

INFO:  https://moody.rice.edu/


May 31st, June 1st




Deborah Colton Gallery presents A Weekend of Transformation through Art & Music

WHEN:  Friday 7:00pm, Saturday 2:00pm

WHERE:  Deborah Colton Gallery, 2445 North Blvd., Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Deborah Colton Gallery presents A Weekend of Transformation through Art & Music.

May 31: Deborah Colton, Lowell Boyers and Julia Robinson will present an energizing evening of art and music. Boyers; current exhibition, “Inscapes,” are portraits of inner landscapes and imaginary worlds that we actually live in. Robinson (Julia & the Standards) will perform, along with her accomplished saxophone player, Cory Wilson, and extraordinary pianist, Jeremy Nuncio.

June 1:  Open House and Walking Tour with our Artists of Current Exhibitions – The day will include three separate events, including A Moment with Lowell Boyers (2:30-3 pm), A Conversation with Grayson Chandler (3-3:30 pm), and Presentation with Felipe Lopez (3:30-4 pm).

INFO:  713-869-5151, http://www.deborahcoltongallery.com/


May 31st 





Levy Park presents Family Movie Night

WHEN:  Friday 8:00pm

WHERE:  Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St., Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Levy Park will present its annual series of family-friendly movies. Guests can enjoy food and beverage service from 5-9 p.m. from various food vendors.

             Schedule of films

May 31: Home

INFO: https://www.levyparkhouston.org/


June 1st





Houston Heights Association presents 34th Annual Heights Fun Run

WHEN:  Saturday 7:30am

WHERE:  Marmion Park, 1802 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77008, Get Directions >

COST:  $20-$35

DETAILS:  The Houston Heights Association 34th Annual Heights Fun Run is a fast out-and-back 5K course that will be held along Heights Boulevard, starting and finishing at Marmion Park. The event will include a 10K Run, 5K Run, a 5K Walk, and a Kids 1K (or so) Fun Run. Participants can celebrate their victories at the Post Race Party featuring entertainment, door prizes, and refreshments.

INFO:  http://houstonheights.org/


June 1st





American Foundation for Suicide Prevention presents Paws for Prevention

WHEN:  Saturday 8:00am

WHERE:  Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77389, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Guests are invited to bring out their dogs to walk for mental health awareness and fundraising for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Funds that are raised benefit local AFSP support programs in the community. This come-and-go dog walk event will feature water stations, food trucks, entertainment and resources for mental health advocates and suicide prevention.

Paws for Prevention will start and finish at Rob Fleming Park, with short and long routes available for participants and their pups.

INFO:  http://afsp.org/houstondogwalk


June 1st





Evelyn’s Park Conservancy presents Cars in the Park

WHEN:  Saturday 8:30am

WHERE:  Evelyn’s Park Conservancy Event Center, 4480 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire, TX 77401, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Cars in the Park is a monthly event that will feature classic cars, trucks, and exotic cars.

INFO:  https://www.evelynspark.org/


June 1st




Memorial Park Conservancy presents National Trails Day

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am

WHERE:  Memorial Park South Picnic Loop Drive, 1500 Picnic Loop, Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Conservancy team of the Memorial Park Conservancy will be leading out groups on the South Side trails during the National Trails Day. Participants will learn about the ecology of the Park, what makes Memorial Park unique, and the Conservation work going on. Guests will also be allowed to explore on their own, stop by to pick up a trail map, or do a self-guided scavenger hunt for kids. There will be trail volunteer projects in conjunction with Greater Houston Off-Road Biking Association for those who are interested to volunteer in helping to maintain the trails. Bikers will benefit from REI’s onsite offering free tune-ups throughout the event and mini sessions on how to change a bike tire and fix a flat. The rest can meet the team from Axis Earth, Inc. who connect outdoors and fitness-loving people; grab some delicious food from Snap Kitchen Memorial Park; or pick up a granola bar courtesy of Nature Valley, enjoy a beer from Southern Star Brewing Company, and get some frozen custard from Shake Shack.

INFO:  713-863-8403, https://www.facebook.com/events/334806983895339/


June 1st





Nicole’s Garden presents Health Fest Houston

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

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

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Health Fest Houston is an interactive family-friendly event that promotes healthy lifestyles for families. The event will feature local chefs, athletes, nutrition, wellness, lifestyle, and fitness experts. There will be family-friendly activities, live performances, live demos, and vendors.

INFO:  713-400-7336, http://healthyfestival.com/?utm_source=import&utm_campaign=b8825da1f5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_87257ea2dc-b8825da1f5-115785109


June 1st





Setting the Table presents Lunch at the Farm with Family

WHEN: Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Finca Tres Robles, 257 N. Greenwood St., Houston, TX 77011, Get Directions >

COST:  $20-$25

DETAILS: At this event, each participant will have the opportunity to walk the farm and harvest produce for the ingredient-inspired lunch, which will then be prepared for everyone to enjoy together. This season’s ingredients include tomatoes, greens beans, and basil.

INFO:  703-509-6145, http://www.thejoyinsettingthetable.com/events


June 1st





EaDo Vintage Fest

WHEN:  Saturday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Texas Art Asylum, 1719 Live Oak St., Houston, AL 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  At the EaDo Vintage Fest, visitors can buy, sell, and trade all things old and unusual. They deal in anything from vintage clothes to 1900s sink parts and anything in between.

INFO:  832-277-6570, https://www.facebook.com/events/356420698027246/


June 1st





Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation presents Crawfish for a Cause

WHEN:  Saturday 1:00pm

WHERE:  Holman Draft Hall, 820 Holman St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  $15-$25

DETAILS:  Crawfish for a Cause is part of Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Young Professionals Group’s membership drive. Attendees will enjoy the crawfish boil and a chance to learn more about YPG.

INFO:  346-212-2306, https://www.bushhoustonliteracy.org/calendar/2019/crawfish-for-a-cause


June 1st






Anya Tish Gallery presents A Rosy Afternoon with William Cannings and Catherine Anspon

WHEN:  Saturday 3:00pm

WHERE:  Anya Tish Gallery, 4411 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Anya Tish Gallery presents A Rosy Afternoon with William Cannings and Catherine Anspon, a closing reception that allows the public a chance to gain the last insight of the monumental play-like structures of Cannings by hearing him and local editor Anspon talk in depth of his latest showing at the gallery.

INFO:  713-524-2299, https://www.facebook.com/events/626752261084894/


June 1st





Archway Gallery presents “Ink&Image 2019, Red…or not” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Archway Gallery, 2305-A Dunlavy St., Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  “Ink&Image 2019, Red…or not” will feature six Archway Gallery artists’ prints as part of the City-wide PrintHouston 2019 celebration of printmaking through exhibits, demonstrations, lectures, and studio tours. Exhibitors are Kevin Cromwell, Mary Lee Gray, donna e perkins, Shirl Riccetti, John Slaby, and Liz Conces Spencer. The printmakers will use the exhibition subtitle, “RED…or not,” as a point of inspiration for producing prints in both traditional methods, such as relief, intaglio, and planographic, as well as exploration of inventive means of printmaking on paper or other surfaces. Their prints follow an ancient tradition of making marks to respond to being alive; and in doing so, make art. The exhibit will highlight the expressive power of the technique and the diversity of methods used in making a print. Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until July 2.

INFO:  713-522-2409, http://archwaygallery.com/


June 1st






First Saturday Arts Market

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  First Saturday Arts Market, 530 W. 19th St., Houston, TX 77008, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: First Saturday Arts Market in the Houston Heights is Houston’s longest continuously running outdoor fine art event. Boasting close to 50 artists each month, the market is best described as a small-scale version of  a large juried art festival. With food trucks, local singer/songwriters, beer and wine, the market is a stop on the busiest day of the month for Houston’s oldest community. The market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and handcrafted items.

INFO:  http://www.1stsatartmarket.com/


June 1st





Redbud Gallery presents “Selected Paper Works by Female Surrealists: Tanning, Bourgeois, Carrington, Maar, Toyen” opening reception

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Redbud Gallery, 303 E. 11th St., Houston, TX 77008, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Redbud East Gallery will present a selection of paper works from female surrealists, including Dorothea Tanning, Louise Bourgeois, Leonora Carrington, Dora Maar, and Toyen. The Menil Collection is due to mount a Tanning exhibition later this year.

Developed by Andre Breton in Paris in the early 1920s, surrealism is defined as psychic automatism, by which one proposes to express, in any manner, the real functioning of thought. Following the opening reception, the paper works will be on display until August 27.

INFO:  713-862-2532, https://www.redbudgallery.com/


June 1st






PR by the Book presents Dave Ward Book Signing

WHEN:  Saturday 7:00pm

WHERE:  Barnes and Noble – River Oaks, 2030 W. Gray St, Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Newsman Dave Ward will have a book signing for his long-awaited memoir, Good Evening, Friends: A Broadcaster Shares His Life. Books will be available for purchase. Ward will be signing books and will also be available for photos.

INFO:  https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780062020473-0f


June 1st






Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band in concert

WHEN:  Saturday 8:00pm

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

COST:  $46-$146

DETAILS:  Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band will make their annual trip to Houston as part of the “Son of a Son of a Sailor” Tour 2019, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Son of a Son of a Sailor album.

INFO:  281-363-3300, https://www.woodlandscenter.org/events/featured/2019/jimmy-buffett


June 1st 





The Houston Pancakes & Booze Art Show

WHEN: Saturday 8:00pm

WHERE: Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel St., Houston, TX 77003, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$15

DETAILS: The Pancakes & Booze Art Show will provide art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 250 pieces of artwork created by some 200+ artists local to Houston’s unparalleled art scene. Alongside viewing an immense variety of pop art, fine art, and photography, show goers can sip on craft beer or signature cocktails while consuming free pancakes.

INFO:  713-225-5483, https://www.facebook.com/events/443685812835466


June 2nd





Next Brazilian Productions presents Brazilian Country Festival – Festa Junina Houston

WHEN:  Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  The Wildcatter Saloon, 26913 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77494, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$15; free for kids under 10

DETAILS:  Organized by Brazilian Women Foundation & Next Brazilian Productions, the Brazilian Country Festival brings a bit of Brazil’s countryside traditions to Houston such as kids’ activities and games, traditional food and drinks, and live band performances.

INFO:  281-966-5507, http://www.nextbrazilianproductions.com/


June 2nd





JDRF – Young Leadership Committee presents Brew for a Cure

WHEN:  Sunday 1:00pm

WHERE:  Porch Swing Pub, 69 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  $45

DETAILS:  JDRF Houston YLC’s inaugural fundraising event, Brew for a Cure, will feature entertainment, food, a variety of brews, and raffle prizes, all to raise money and awareness for type 1 diabetes.

INFO:  713-334-4400, http://jdrfbrewforacure.eventbrite.com/


June 2nd





Finca Tres Robles presents Abundance: A Farm Fiesta

WHEN:  Sunday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Finca Tres Robles, 257 N. Greenwood St., Houston, TX 77011, Get Directions >

COST:  $65

DETAILS: To celebrate spring, Finca Tres Robles invited Chef Evelyn Garcia and Bar Director Leslie Krockenberger from Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory to create a meal incorporating all the produce they have available. Evelyn will grill chicken from Tejas Heritage Farm, Pork from Whitehurst Heritage Farms, and shrimp from Airline Seafood. This family-style grill will be accompanied by side dishes such including farm vegetables: tomatoes, tomatillos, squash, amaranth, basil, and suyo cucumbers.

INFO:  https://www.facebook.com/events/857179671301402/




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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