Friday, September 21, 4 pm - 6 pm: Party on The Porch at One Green Street
- Visit the Heights new “organic lifestyle destination” for drinks and eco friendly mingling.
- OGS will be serving up Green Tea ‘Tinis and the weather is supposed to be beautiful!
- 3423 White Oak
- Also, did you know that OGS loves to collect items that can be repurposed and made into something new? Whenever they can divert something from the landfill they are happy to do so. In September they are collecting black and brown belts, the wider the better, any condition.
Saturday, September 22, 6pm- 9pm: Opening for Focus On Fiber Exhibition at 18 Hands Gallery
- This special member show features members of HAFA (Houston Area Fiber Artists)
- “Houston Area Fiber Artists is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to maintain and advance fiber as an art form through the education of its members and to promote appreciation and encourage support of fiber as an art form by the public through exhibitions and educational activities.Members are involved in the creation of original design in fiber media: baskets, clothing, dolls, felt, books and paper, jewelry, quilts, stitchery, weaving, surface design and more.”
- Opening Reception: 6-9 PM at 18 Hands, 249 W 19th St
Sunday, September 23, 8 am- 2 pm: Heights Urban Forestry Day
- Reserve Your Pair of Free Trees courtesy of APACHE ENERGY and the Houston Heights Association
- RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Include: Name, address, email
- Drop by or stay for an extended visit.
- Tree pick up is at the HHA Fire Station at 12th & Yale between 8 am and 2 pm.
- Free. One pair per household address. Pair of trees may be planted in ROW or on private property.
Monday, September 24, 7 pm: Somewhere Between at 14 Pews
- “In profiling Chinese adoptees in contemporary America, Linda Goldstein Knowlton's deeply moving documentary illustrates that even the most specific of experiences can be universally relatable. Of the roughly 80,000 girls who have been adopted from China since 1989—a decade after China implemented its One Child Policy—the film intimately follows four teenagers: Haley, Jenna, Ann, and Fang. These four wise-beyond-their-years, yet typical American teens, reveal a heartbreaking sense of self-awareness as they attempt to answer the uniquely human question, “Who am I?” They meet and bond with other adoptees, some journey back to China to reconnect with the culture, and some reach out to the orphaned girls left behind. In their own ways, all attempt to make sense of their complex identities. Issues of belonging, race, and gender are brought to life through these articulate subjects, who approach life with honesty and open hearts.”
- 800 Aurora Street
- $11. Buy tickets here
Saturday, September 29, 6 pm- 10 pm: Harvest Moon Art & Social
- Organizer Gordon Greenleaf says “The Harvest Moon is supposed to inspire us to clean house to start afresh. This notion has inspired us to part with some antiques and interesting objects around the house, collected during our antique shop days.
- So we have been cleaning up, painting and decorating odds and ends of furniture, decor and 'objects' to put up for sale for the holidays."
- Basically, get ready for some unusual and fun items mixed in with the paintings and photographs presented at this show. Should be a unique experience if nothing else!
- The Gallery at 3202 White Oak- in that sliver of a space next to Montrose Skate Shop
October 13 & 14: Norhill 2012 Bungalow Home Tour
- “It doesn’t matter if you’re a young family on the way up, or a senior couple looking to downsize and simplify life, bungalow living in Norhill has something for everyone. The arts and crafts architectural style predominant in Norhill has undergone a rebirth of popularity, not only in Houston, but in historic communities from coast to coast.”
- Many of the homes in my wonderful neighborhood have been lovingly upgraded with larger kitchens, luxurious bathrooms and extra closet space. Most importantly, many offer the trademark front porches so vital to the sense of community in The Heights.
- The Norhill subdivision has green parks and esplanades and has been preserved with more than 90 years of deed restrictions. The end result is a well preserved collection of bungalows.
- The Norhill Neighborhood Association invites you to visit six outstanding examples of bungalow living at its finest.
OUTSIDE THE HEIGHTS
- “Grandfather Child is making waves in Houston and beyond with their powerfully dynamic, genre-bending approach to music and performance. The steel guitar driven group features the preaching and singing of Lucas Gorham, hard driving grooves from Ryan Chavez and multi-instrumental genius from Geoffery Muller. New West Records releases their debut, full length CD/LP, Grandfather Child, in August 2012.
- Folk Family Revival’s brings a passionate blend of rock, folk, bluegrass, and country music together for a uniquely Texas sound. Brothers Mason, Barrett, and Lincoln Lankford team up with Caleb Pace to create a tight and inspiring band. The band’s debut release from 2011, Unfolding, shows the talents and promises of a young band from Magnolia, Texas gaining momentum with every show.”
- Show is family friendly. Blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics are welcome, but NOT glass containers or alcoholic beverages. Concessions are available for purchase at The Lake House.
Sunday, September 23, 4 pm- 10 pm: MFU Houston Awareness Event Food Truck Festival
- Join Houston’s Mobile Food Unit Collective as food truck owner-operators show Houston’s civic leaders that Houston supports the proposed Mobile Food Ordinance changes!
- This is Houston’s first mobile food party, put on by mobile food vendors, for mobile food vendors! Many of your old favorite trucks will be there, with a few new trucks to try as well.
- Participating trucks will (probably) include: Eatsie Boys, Goodie Box, Pi Pizza, Stick It, Happy Endings, Coreano’s, Bernie’s Burger Bus, Golden Grill, Porch Swing Desserts , Waffle Bus, A Tribe Called Feast, Snow Angel Snowcones, and Soulcat Cuisine
- Photobooth provided by Digital Memories Photobooths
Saturday, October 6, 6 pm- 9 pm: The Super Awesome Art Show!
- Ready for some super awesome art? Then join War’hous Visual Studios for the Second Annual Super Awesome Art Show’s opening night. The art show will feature creations by 50 Houston-area artists under the age of 16, plus select works from patients from Texas Children's Cancer & Hematology Center Arts Program.
- Each piece of art will sell for $50, with all proceeds benefiting the center’s art program. Live music by Damon Allen, food trucks, drinks and interactive activities for guests and children.
- War’hous Visual Studios, 4715 Main Street
IN OTHER NEWS
Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Heights Bicycle Rally & Scavenger Hunt on Sunday October 7.
- The Rally is open to riders of all ages and designed as a casual, self-paced ride. This is not a race! Choose between a 20-mile course through the Heights and near-by neighborhoods, a shorter 5-mile ride designed for kids and their adult companions, or do both!
- All riders receive a Rally Card, Route Map, and Scavenger Hunt Clue List. Prizes are awarded to the riders who correctly identify the most mystery sights along the route.
- Both of the routes will start and finish at Marmion Park, 18th Street and Heights Boulevard.
- After your ride, enjoy a Party In The Park starting at 3:30 pm, and Awards Ceremony and door prize drawings at 4:30 pm. Music - Food - Suds – Soda – Fun!!
- If you sign up before October 3, the entry fee is $20 for the 20 mile ride and $10 for the 5 mile ride. For those who sign up the day of the rides, the fees will be up to $25 and $15 respectively. All packet pick-up is on Rally Day at Marmion Park beginning at 8am.
- More information and registration applications can be found at the Houston Heights Association website www.houstonheights.org