Free Events Thursday: 4th of July Edition!

Hey Everyone! I hope all of you have exciting plans to celebrate America’s Independence Day! Don’t have any? Don’t worry, check out some of the amazing events that are going on this weekend here in Houston. Go see what events are happening in your neck of the woods this 4th of July and keep coming back for the latest news and events of the Framers!

A Star Spangled Salute

July 04, 2014  at 8:30pm

Miller Outdoor Theatre

6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030

Enjoy an evening with Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski and the Houston Symphony listening to patriotic, toe-tapping American music. Make sure to stay until the end for the 1812 Overture-complete with booming cannons! This celebration concludes with a magnificent display of fireworks provided by Miller Theatre Advisory Board.  As always, open seating on the hill.

Price: FREE!!!

17th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival

July 04, 2014 from 6pm-10pm

The Woodlands Town Center

31 Waterway Square Place, Woodlands, TX 77380

This all evening event celebrating the American Dream, will have two locations along the Waterway. Enjoy your Independence Day at both Town Green Park and Waterway Square, each featuring a main stage and activities for all ages.

In addition to live bands, the festivities will also include face painting, games, vendor booths and concessions. But we can’t forget American food staples for the Fourth of July, hot dogs and watermelon! There will be an eating contest for each of these, which are sponsored by HEB.

End the night at the Waterway Square, which will have the best view for the 23-minute fireworks extravaganza.

Price: The Festival is FREE and open to the public!!!

Cocktails & Covers feat Skyrocket! – 4th of July Kick Off

July 04, 2014 at  8 pm

House of Blues

1204 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77002

Join the House of Blues in their 4th of July celebration featuring the party band Skyrocket.

Price: $17.33

A Thin Wall of Air: Charles James

May 31, 2014 – September 07, 2014 (Recurring daily)

The Menil Collection

1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006

Artistic, difficult, and imaginative, Charles James was well suited to the eclectic spirit of his most unique patrons and clients, John and Dominique de Menil. As a couturier, Charles James was known for his virtuosic design and construction. His clothes fuse Victorian design approaches with forms derived from nature and are defined by dramatic curves and metamorphic extensions from the body, accentuated by unusual color choices and combinations.

Price: FREE!!!

Francesca DiMattio: Housewares

June 01, 2014 – August 30, 2014

Blaffer Art Museum

120 Fine Arts Building, Houston, TX 77204

For her first solo museum exhibition, Francesca DiMattio will create a new series of painting and ceramics that cut across art-historical genres, historical eras and cultural currents. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Zabludowicz Collection and Pippy Houlsworth Gallery, London, Conduits Gallery, Milan, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, The National Arts Club, New York, LAXART, Los Angeles, The Saatchi Gallery, London, and Locust Projects, Miami. She is represented by Salon 94 in New York.

DiMattio creates intricately layered paintings where objects and figures collide in continually shifting planes. Space and subject are carved out by juxtaposing different swatches of color, pattern, and form into a fragmented but choreographed whole. Likewise, her multi-faceted ceramic sculptures fluctuate between illusionism and abstraction, high art and craft, exploring shifting ideas of beauty, femininity, and art. The exhibition is organized by Claudia Schmuckli.

Price: FREE!!!

U-Pick Blueberries, Strawberries and Thornless Blackberries

June 14, 2014 – July 05, 2014 (Recurring daily) from 8am – 1pm

Blessington Farms

510 Chisolm Trail, Simonton, TX 77485

Gather the family and head to Blessington Farms for a fun time picking fresh, delicious blueberries, strawberries and thornless blackberries. It does not get any fresher than this. The fun does not have to end after picking berries. Also enjoy other farm fun festivities like giant slides, hay maze, pedal cars, chickens, barrel train ride, hay rides, sand mountain and much more. No admission fee for berry picking – just pay for berries picked. Farm Funland is $5 to $8 per person depending on the day. Closed Sundays.

Price: $5-$8

MARVAILLOSSO! A Contemporary Circus

 July 03, 2014- July 04, 2014 at 7 pm

Discovery Green

1500 McKinney

Don’t miss the Texas premiere of “ile O” by Barolosolo Cirkus Company, from Carcasonne, France, featuring a mash-up of modern physical theater. Houston’s own Cirque La Vie and FrenetiCore Dance Company also will perform. 

Price: FREE!!!



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