Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Heights Happenings: March 7- March 14, 2012

So, you wanna get discounted tickets to Houston Press's food and drink extravaganza, 
Menu of Menus? 
I can help with that!
Tuesday, April 17, 7 pm - 10 pm:  Houston Press’s 10th annual Menu of Menus food and wine showcase
  • This annual eating and drinking extravaganza will showcase the culinary talents of our fair city. Food sampling will come from over 40 area restaurants and be served up alongside wine, beer and spirit tastings. 
  • Why do I think you should go to this event, other than a plain, old good time? A portion of the proceeds benefit KidsMeals. 
  • In 2011, Kids' Meals delivered over 390,000 lunches with a staff of eight and with the help of over 10,000 volunteers!  Kids' Meals delivers to 1,400 pre-school aged children, living in poverty who are in need of food. Kids Meals delivers nutritious meals directly to the homes of these hungry children, Monday through Friday, year-round. The lunches are free of cost to each family.
  • New this year: The first Iron Fork Competition presented by Whole Foods Market. Celebrity Chef Monica Pope of t’afia will moderate two top chefs as they go head-to-head to produce the best dish using a basket of secret ingredients. 
  • Musical Entertainment provided by Faye Robinson & The Mid City Players. 
  • March Ticket Pricing - General Admission: $45. VIP Tickets: $85. Prices increase April 1. 
  • USE PROMOCODE HEIGHTSLIFE to get General Admission: $35. VIP Tickets: $80. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE --> BUY TICKETS!
      • VIP Ticket includes entrance into the event 1 hour prior to the general public and complimentary valet before 6:30pm. 
  • Silver Street Station, 1500 Silver Street 
Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

Thursday, March 8, 8 pm: Obsidian Art Space opens "13 Miles from Security" 
  • This work by local playwright Kathy Drum is “riveting.” A dark comedy, it is set in Cut-N-Shoot, TX, on one side of the stage and Texarkana, AR, on the other. 
  • Herb and Tonic are best friends from high school, sitting on a rural front porch in Cut-N-Shoot, speculating on why their wives aren't back from the convenience store after 9 hours. 
  • Judy and Tess wander up to a gas station with their gas can in Texarkana, after driving like Hell to escape their lives and running out of gas just outside the Texas state line. 
  • This world premier is produced by Big Head Productions and directed by Ricky Welch. 
  • On stage through March 24, 2012
  • 3522 White Oak
  • Featuring:
      • Tom Stell - Herb
      • Ryan Kelly - Tonic
      • Kathy Drum - Judy
      • Leighza Walker - Tess
      • Randi Hall - Wanda
      • Jon Egging - William 
Friday, March 9: Heights Cigar Lounge’s San Lotano event
The events at this Heights smoking lounge are all about the deals. At this event, here’s what you can look forward to:
  • Buy 3 cigars get 1 free 
  • Buy sample pack (4 cigars) get 10% off and 1 free cigar
  • Buy a box get 20% off and 8 free cigars (this could net you over $70 in savings)
  • Everyone purchasing one of these deals will be entered into a raffle for free cigars
Saturday, March 10, Noon - 4 pm: 2nd Saturday Craftacular
  • Hello, Lucky proudly presents this opportunity for you to support local artists and craftspeople. Come out and find unique and handmade goods from several vendors
  • Food this month by Divine Teriyaki 
  • 1025 Studewood
Saturday, March 31, 1pm - 2:30pm: Inversion workshop at Happy Belly Studios
  • This workshop is designed for students who are looking build strength and confidence in their inversion practice, whether it's learning the basics of Sirsasana (headstand), Adho MukhaVrksasana (handstand), or Pincha Mayurasana (forearm balance) - either against the wall or in the center of the room.
  • Taught by Aaron
  • Cost: $25

This event and this group are technically outside the Heights. However, how goes Washington, so go parts of the Heights. Our neighborhoods are inextricably linked and residents of one need to be concerned about what happens in the other. Make it if you can.

Thursday, March 8, 6:30- 8:30 pm: Washington Avenue Livable Center Public Meeting #1
  • Join Washington Ave Livable Centers for a public meeting. Get updates on the project so far and add your hopes and dreams for our little slice of the inner loop.
  • The Houston-Galveston Area Council, in partnership with Better Houston, the City of Houston and TIRZ 15, is conducting a Livable Centers study of Houston’s historic Washington Avenue Corridor. The Livable Centers program seeks to create walkable, mixed-use places that provide multi-modal transportation, improve environmental quality and promote economic development. The Washington Avenue Livable Centers study area, which is bounded by I-45 in the East, I-10 in the North, Westcott in the West and Buffalo Bayou in the south, includes much of Superneighborhood 22 and contains all or most of the First and Sixth Wards, Memorial Heights, West End, Magnolia Grove, Westwood Grove, Rice Military, Wood Crest and Cottage Grove neighborhoods
  • 1900 Kane St, at the MECA Center

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