Houston’s Weekend Happenings August 23rd, 24th, 25th


August 23rd, 24th, 25th




Big Ass Balloons presents The Balloon Room

WHEN:  Friday 8:00am, Saturday 9:00am, Sunday 9:00am

WHERE:  The Revaire, 7122 Old Katy Rd., Houston, TX 77024, Get Directions >

COST:  August 23: $60 for private sessions. August 24-25: $20; free for kids 2 and under

DETAILS:  The Balloon Room is a badass annual balloon exhibit put on Big Ass Balloons. The exhibit is a walk-through experience filled with over-the-top, awe-inspiring, and just straight up “extra” balloon installations. The exhibit features different seasons, worlds, and backdrops, all made entirely out of balloons. There will be one hour time slots for Private Sessions between 8 am-7pm on August 23. For general admission on August 24 and 25, there are three time slots to select from: 9 am-12pm, 12-3 pm, and 3-6 pm.

INFO:  https://www.bigassballoons.com/the-balloon-room/


August 23rd





Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents “In Residence: 11th Edition” opening reception

WHEN:  Friday 5:30pm

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

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  “In Residence: 11th Edition” celebrates HCCC’s Artist Residency Program, which has supported makers for almost two decades. Featuring artwork made from clay, fiber, metal, wood and mixed media, the exhibition includes works by 2017 – 2018 resident artists, Corey Ackelmire, Daniel Garver, Hiromi Iyoda, Molly Koehn, Hannah Oatman, Angel Oloshove, and Liz Robb.

The Artist Residency Program at HCCC provides resident artists with a space for creative exploration, exchange, and collaboration with other artists, professionals in the field, and the public.  Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display until October 30.

INFO:  713-529-4848, https://www.crafthouston.org/exhibition/in-residence-11/


August 23rd





Vox Culture presents 5th Annual Vox Local Arts Mixer

WHEN:  Friday 6:15pm

WHERE:  The Phoenix on Westheimer, 1915 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free; $5 optional ticket

DETAILS:  Vox Culture’s milestone fifth annual Vox Local Arts Mixer (V+LAM) will feature Central Texas/Vietnamese Fusion barbecue, a seafood boil, and French pastries created by local chefs, while celebrating both established and new and fast-rising names in the Houston arts scene. The mixer allows Houstonians to engage with painters, photographers, poets, dancers, jewelry makers, and more. Artists are selected for V+LAM through their contributions towards Vox Culture’s advocacy projects. Guests will have the opportunity to view live performances and live art, and purchase any work exhibited by featured artists, with 100% of those proceeds remaining with the artist. RSVP is required to attend this event.

INFO:  713-292-4331, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vox-local-arts-mixer-v-vlam-5-tickets-65883666821?aff=eand


August 23rd, 24th





Miller Outdoor Theatre presents Formosa Circus Art

WHEN:  Friday 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00pm

WHERE: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston, TX 77030, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS: Named after the Taiwanese island from which they hale, Formosa Circus Art celebrates Taiwanese history, tradition, and culture in a musical circus art experience. Each unique performance tells a story steeped in Taiwanese history, from their earliest ancestors through today, exploring how such a small country has become such an amazing cultural influence.

With dance, acrobatics, martial arts complemented with flags, glass orbs, and lanterns this family friendly show has something for everyone.

INFO:  281-373-3386, https://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/performance/16836-2/


August 24th





Eleanora’s Market

WHEN:  Saturday 9:00am

WHERE:  Cavatore’s, 2120 Ella Blvd., Houston, TX 77008, Get Directions >

COST: Admission is free

DETAILS: Eleanora’s Market is a farmers and artisans market featuring over 35 vendors selling organic produce, grass-fed meat, ready made foods and artisan handicrafts.

INFO:  http://eleanorasmarket.com/


August 24th





AIA Houston presents 33rd Annual Sandcastle Competition

WHEN:  Saturday 10:00am

WHERE:  City of Galveston East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Rd., Galveston, TX 77550, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The 33rd Annual AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition will feature nearly 50 teams that have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Gold Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. On the day of the event the teams, stretched along the beachfront, meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours. Awards are given for Best Traditional Castle, Best Architectural Icon, Best Team T-shirt Design, Best Team Signage, Best Costume, Public Favorite, and Houston-centric.

INFO:  https://aiahouston.org/v/site-home/Sandcastle/3m/


August 24th





The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Axelrad, and Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory present Rad on the Bend

WHEN:  Saturday 4:00pm

WHERE: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  $10

DETAILS:  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Axelrad, and Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory will team up for a special mocktail hour series, Rad on the Bend. Houstonians can beat the summer heat at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens with discounted admission from 4-6 pm. As the sun begins to set over the bayou, visitors can enjoy music, mocktails from Axelrad’s new menu, and sunset-inspired popsicles created by Popston while exploring the 14-acre estate.

INFO:  713-639-7750, http://mfah.org/radonthebend


August 24th






Off the Wall Gallery presents Peter Max: “The Retrospective – Back to Woodstock” 50th Anniversary

WHEN:  Saturday 5:00pm

WHERE:  Off The Wall Gallery, 5015 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  A retrospective collection with a significant nod to Woodstock and the legacy of artist legend, Peter Max, will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a limited engagement presentation at Off The Wall Gallery.

INFO:  713-871-0940, http://www.offthewallgallery.com/


August 24th





Greater Houston Chapter American Association of Zoo Keepers presents Bowling for Rhinos

WHEN:  Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Emerald Bowl, 9307 Boone Rd., Houston, TX 77099, Get Directions >

COST:  $10-$35

DETAILS:  Save endangered rhinos and other wildlife while enjoying a night out at the bowling alley.  Bowling for Rhinos is a family friendly event with bowling, kids activities, a raffle and silent auction of amazing items (including paintings done by animals), and much more.  Proceeds go to help conserve rhinos in Africa and Asia.

INFO:  404-384-5602, http://www.ghcaazk.org/bowling-for-rhinos.html


August 24th




Galveston Arts Center presents “Night and Day” and “Exchange Rate” opening reception

WHEN: Saturday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Galveston Arts Center presents “Night and Day,” a solo exhibition by Austin-based artist Erin Curtis. Curtis’ exhibition includes recent large-scale paintings that are dense with color and pattern. Her layered, cut-canvas works contain disrupted surfaces and reflect an interest in geometric abstraction and its historical roots in weaving, architecture, nature, and ritual. The paintings in “Night and Day” are nearly overwhelmed by an unreadable chaos that is pulled back to the edge of order by familiar patterns and forms. The “Night and Day” exhibit will be on display until November 17. In GAC’s second-floor galleries, the exhibition “Exchange Rate” features the works of Corey Ackelmire, Mike Beradino, Rene Cruz, Kevin Curry, Kathy Hall, Mary Jeys, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Ken Little, Deborah Mersky, Phillip Pyle II, Dan Tague, The Art Guys, and Anthony Thompson Shumate who incorporate currency in their work as material and subject matter. The “Exchange Rate” exhibit will be on display until October 6.

INFO: https://www.galvestonartscenter.org/exhibitions/erincurtis


August 25th





The Heights Morning Market

WHEN:  Sunday 10:00am

WHERE:  Onion Creek, 3106 White Oak Dr., Houston, TX 77007, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  The Heights Morning Market will feature local clothing, gourmet goods, jewelry, arts and crafts, home goods, and more.

INFO: 713-880-0706, https://www.facebook.com/Heights-Morning-Market-272002630218046


August 25th






TC Energy Theater District Open House

WHEN:  Sunday 12:00pm

WHERE:  Jones Plaza, 601 Louisiana St., Houston, TX 77002, Get Directions >

COST:  Admission is free

DETAILS:  Staged with fun for the whole family, the TC Energy Theater District Open House offers everything from ballet classes for beginners to lessons in elaborate stage makeup techniques. Theater District Open House is also the largest day of discounted sales for individual and season tickets from Houston’s eight world-renowned performing arts organizations.

INFO:  713-658-8938, http://www.theaterdistrictopenhouse.com/


August 25th




Camerata at Paulie’s presents Guard & Grace

WHEN:  Sunday 6:00pm

WHERE:  Camerata, 1830 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions >

Paulie’s, 1834 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77019, Get Directions >

COST:  $95

DETAILS:  As the opening of Chef Troy Guard’s first Houston outpost of his acclaimed steakhouse Guard & Grace approaches, their team will collaborate with the sommelier team from wine bar Camerata. This will be the last of Guard’s Kitchen Kollab Series this year, which has featured inventive dinners with some of Houston’s top culinary landmarks: Eunice, Uchi Houston, Goode Co., and Xochi. For one night only, Chef Troy Guard will be offering a five-course menu from Guard & Grace, paired with Texas-produced wines from Camerata’s expansive selection. Guests will begin the evening with a nosh and sip at Camerata before moving into Paulie’s next door for a multi-course, immersive steakhouse experience.

INFO:  713-522-8466, http://steakandsommakase.nightout.com/






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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