Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Heights Happenings: January 2- January 9, 2013

2013. 2013? Did I really just type that? Wow. 

Hope you all had an amazing holiday season. My family did. It was fun and hectic and insane. We loved every minute of it but are also excited to start a new year and return to some degree of normalcy.

Did you get any good Heights gifts this year? My sons got me a lovely necklace and ring from Hello, Lucky. Santa brought my husband some shaving supplies from One Green Street, as well as their OGS coffee beans locally roasted by Boomtown on 19th. The boys also gifted their grandparents with ornaments they painted at The Funny Potter on Studewood. Unfortunately my kids have reached those ages where they know what they want and it pretty much has to be purchased at a toy store...

I am really looking forward to seeing what positive changes 2012 has for our wonderful neighborhood!

Saturday, January 5, 11 am- 6 pm: First Saturday Arts Market
  • After an amazing year of noted artists and positive press, First Saturday Arts Market artists return for the first show of the market’s ninth year in business
  • As always, held in the lot between Wind Water Gallery and Gen's Antiques, 548 W. 19th Street. 
  • This weekend’s ntertainment will include Joe Holmesly, Ken Gaines, CowJazz, Wild Rabbit Salad and Springfield Creamery. 
  • Food and beverages will be available from H-Town StrEATS and Vintners Own Winery.
  • The January featured nonprofit is Harley's Angels – Cruzin to Cure. These female motorcycle enthusiasts are dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness, research and education.
  • Check out the growing roster of artists online now

Saturday, January 5, 6:30 pm/ 7:30 pm: HYAC After New Year's Outreach Concert
  • Houston Young Artists' Concerts recently completed auditions and selected the Houston Young Artists for 2013. Some of these exemplary young artists will be featured at a concert this weekend. The shows will feature some of the best young pianists in Houston.
  • Houston Piano Company Recital Hall (Map), 1600 West 13th Street
  • Concert I: 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
    Concert II: 7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
  • Seating is limited so please RSVP to Valentine's House of Music @ 713-868-7447 or e-mail


Tuesday, January 8, 7pm: Magnolia Grove Civic Association Meeting
  • Magnolia Grove is the neighborhood is bounded by Washington Avenue to the North, Memorial Drive to the South, Shepherd Drive to the West and Waugh to the East.  This is a quickly growing neighborhood whose development has an immediate impact on the Heights. If you live in the area, now is a great time to get more involved and help shape the future of this rapidly changing community.
  • Patrenella's Corleone Bar at 813 Jackson Hill.  
  • Topics will include:
  • Cleveland Park (by Jackson Hill and Memorial Drive) - There are current efforts going on to improve the park, and the children's play area in particular.  If you are interested in what improvements are being planned for the park or would like to participate and help, please come to the meeting to sign up.
  • Possibly starting a Magnolia Grove children's playgroup.  If you are interested in this, please email
  • Parking - the Washington Parking Benefits District passed in December and meters will be going up along Washington Avenue, which means more bar patrons may begin parking in the neighborhood.  Because of this, some of the requirements for making your block a Residential Parking Permit area are being eased.  If you are interested in getting your block/street designated as a Residential Parking Permit area, you can get information and paperwork at the meeting.
  • Social events - There was a book club, but it may become a movie club based on interest.  Also a wine event maybe happening soon.  Join the Civic Association and stay up on neighborhood social events!
  • Annual dues are a very affordable $20 and go towards things like improving Cleveland Park and neighborhood social events like National Night Out.  Email if you can't make it and would like the membership form.


January 16- February 3: The Classical Theatre Company’s (CTC) presents Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry. 
  • Located in Spring Street Studios, CTC produces plays that are at least 100 years old and is the only theatre in the state of Texas that solely produces year round classical drama. The company is in their fifth anniversary season and is quickly growing.
  • Ubu Roi is an avant-garde foray into the nature of greed and power. Ubu plots with his wife and fellow conspirators to kill the King of Poland, the broad satire that proceeds to unfold shows all the wild results of that conspiracy and murder. Alfred Jarry was a groundbreaking playwright whose works pushed the bounds of decency and theatre in his day. 
  • Through this play CTC hopes to expose their audience to something a bit different than the usual theater experience. With a ten person cast playing over thirty characters and a highly interactive set jcomplete with trap doors and hidden entrances, this play promises to entertain as well as challenge the viewer by asking the audience to redefine what they know of as “classical”.
    • Wednesday, January 16, 2012 7:30 PM (Preview)
    • Thursday, January 17, 2012 7:30 PM (Preview)
    • Friday, January 18, 2012 7:30 PM (Opening)
    • Saturday, January 19, 2012 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, January 20, 2012 2:30 PM (Post-show talk-back)
    • Wednesday, January 23, 2012 7:30 PM
    • Thursday, January 24, 2012 7:30 PM
    • Friday, January 25, 2012 7:30 PM
    • Saturday, January 26, 2012 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, January 27, 2012 2:30 PM (Post-show talk-back)
    • Monday, January 28, 2012 7:30 PM (Industry Night) (Industry Night is open to the public)
    • Thursday, January 31, 2012 7:30 PM
    • Friday, February 1, 2012 7:30 PM
    • Saturday, February 2, 2012 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, February 3, 2012 2:30 PM (Post-show talk-back)
  • Students and Industry $8, General Admission $18
  • Available online at or by phone 713.963.9665
  • Studio 101-Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street


Some trash reminders for you
  • Heavy trash is Wednesday, January 16 for 77008 and Friday, January 11 for 77009.  
  • Odd months are tree waste. Even months are trash.
  • Upcoming recycling days: Thursdays Jan 3, 17, 31. If you have small, green bins your curbside recycling accepts plastics with 1-5 and 7, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans.
  • Glass recycling can be dropped off at Center Street 7 days a week 8am- 8pm.  Center Street accepts most other recyclables as well. I would encourage you to
  • Electronic Recycling can be done at 5900 Westpark or the 3rd Saturday of the month at Center Street between 9 am and 3 pm.  

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