Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Heights Happenings

Friday, May 15, 7pm: Houston Heights Time Bank Potluck
  • Time banking is a time exchange system that builds community. If you spend an hour doing something for a neighbor (like pet-sitting, guitar lessons, or small home repair), you earn a Time Dollar that you can use to get another neighbor to do something for you. Bring a dish, learn more about time banking, and meet some neighbors at 1134 Jerome Street!
Fridays and Saturdays, May 8-30, 8 pm: Back to the '80s
  • Remember when actors became American Presidents? When Bubble skirts and blue eye shadow were cool? When Atari was cutting edge technology? From the era that brought the world The Rubik's Cube, Max Headroom and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes this "totally awesome" musical in the style of movies such as Back To The Future, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, The Karate Kid and The Wedding Singer.
  • Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Boulevard
  • Discount tickets available (see website for locations)
Saturday, May 16, 7:30 pm: Full Circle: A Musical Melange
  • Singer/songwriter Sandra Johnson and guest artists will present Full Circle: A Musical Melange at 7:30 pm in the beautiful and acoustically superior sanctuary of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1819 Heights Blvd. Performing jazz standards, Broadway melodies, opera and folk rock, the program offers something for every music lover. Other featured performers are international composer/pianist Joseph Samuels Messina, local singer/songwriter Paul Hardwick, vocalist Ermelinda Cuellar, classical guitarist Eric Gracia and pianist/composer Thomas Edward Sicard.
  • Tickets are $12/person or $20/couple in advance, $15 at the door and $5 for students and seniors. A portion of event proceeds will benefit St. Andrew's charitable activities. To purchase tickets or get more information, call 936-697-7730 or visit the website
Sunday, May 17, 1 pm: Video Salon with Filmmaker Mike Akel
  • Location: Aurora Video Library, 1524 Sul Ross;Free Admission;Writer/Director Mike Akel will discuss his journey, (High's and Low's) of writing, filming, editing and distributing his award winning film CHALK. Mike will show clips from the film and share his experience that began with an idea and 3 years later ended up in theaters across the country.
Through May 31: Redbud Gallery: “Broken Brushes: Degenerate German Art 1930 - 1940”
  • Redbud Fine Arts opened in May 1999 in the Heights at 303 E 11th Street, at the corner of East 11th and Cortlandt Street. Redbud is one of the smallest galleries in Texas at 400 sq. ft. While the gallery is typically open Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can view exhibitions at any time through the store front windows without entering the gallery or by appointment.
  • Hitler labeled German artists whom he found objectionable “degenerate.” Redbud Gallery has a rare showing of these artists in “Broken Brushes: Degenerate German Art 1930-1940.” The exhibit includes paper work by such artists as Dix, Chagall, Munch and many more. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. FREE.

Outside The Heights:

Thursday, May 14, 6:30 pm: Discovery Green's Summer Concert Series presents The Hollisters

  • Relentless rhythms and a Texas twang make this band a honky tonk favorite. When they hit the stage, everyone hits the dance floor. FREE.
Saturday, May 16, 11 am-5 pm: Galveston Bay Day
  • Yeah, yeah. Galveston is a little farther than we usually advocate, but we all know they are a community on the rebound and can use our support. Plus, this event sounds like a lot of fun!
  • Bay Day 2009 will take place on the Kemah Boardwalk. Highlights include free Bay cruises on the R.V. Karma floating classroom, music and entertainment, a scavenger hunt for children, interactive activities, and touch tanks/live animal exhibits. All activities are FREE.

1 comment:

  1. Dont forget about Great Taste of the Heights this weekend!!!