Free Events Thursday
BESO Latin Saturdays at Synn Ultra Lounge
April 05, 2014 – July 12, 2014 (Every Saturday)
3302 Mercer St., Houston, TX 77027
Join us this Saturday Night at Synn Ultra lounge for BESO. Houston’s upscale latin party. With its welcoming ambiance, Moving Music, & Plenty of Eye candy BESO Saturdays at Synn Ultra Lounge display elegance, class, and style amongst all the rest.
Discover Houston Tours: Rice Village Chocolate Safari
April 05, 2014 – May 24, 2014 (Every Saturday) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
2365A Rice Boulevard, Houston, TX 77007
Walk along Rice Boulevard on Saturdays, visiting yummy and unique chocolate shops and restaurants on the way. Meet new friends and learn about the history of chocolate.
Discover Dance 2014
April 06, 2014 from 1:00-7:00pm
Dance Houston presents Discover Dance. Sunday, April 6, 2014, 1:00pm – 7:00pm at Discovery Green. Get ready for an international and interactive dance festival like never before – and it’s free! Discover Dance is taking over Discovery Green for a 6-hr dance extravaganza. Houstonians of all ages can enjoy performances from more than 50 multi-cultural dance groups including Bollywood, African, Chinese, Swing Dance, Ballet, Tap, Tango, and much more. But don’t just sit there! Get up and move a new style – no special shoes or training needed! 10-minute mini lessons will be offered at the top of every hour. Courtney Perna from KHOU’s “Great Day Houston” will emcee on the main stage. This event is for everyone who loves dance.
April 06, 2014 (Every Sunday) Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
George R. Brown Convention Center
More than 50 Italian vendors will bring their “made in Italy” fashions & accessories, food & wine, design & technology, culture & tourism to Houston. For many, this is their first venture into Houston. Entertainment, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, kids area.
First Saturday Art Crawl
April 05, 2014 – January 03, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday) from 4:00PM – 7:00PM
Houston Socialites Club
Alongside its world-class museums, Houston boasts a flourishing community of art galleries that ranks amongst the most dynamic art markets in the country. The media shown on Houston gallery walls run the gamut, style spans the range, and the works reflect the city’s internationalism.
On the first Saturday each month, join HSC for a fun, social art crawl around Houston, followed by dinner/drinks. Each month will feature a different art cluster/neighborhood, and includes these old favorites: Gallery Row, Montrose, Rice, Upper Kirby, Heights, to name a few.
This event is free. Houston Socialites Club (HSC) is a members-based social and events club for singles and couples over 30. Members enjoy a variety of social events each month, from art events to group dinners, recreational sports to game night potlucks, wine tasting to unique events, all designed to bring people together for friendship, fun while discovering Houston.
Friends in Low Places • Spike Johnson
February 28, 2014 – April 12, 2014 (Recurring daily)
4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM, Saturday 12-5PM, Closed Sunday
Friends in Low Places is a photographic project documenting the lives of a group of U.S. veterans who exist beneath Houston’s Downtown in a series of caves, tunnels and alcoves that line the bayou and nestle under the highways. The percentage of veterans in the homeless community is double the representation of veterans in normal society. Around 300,000 veterans sleep rough every night in the United States, around 1 million will have been homeless at some point in 2012. Wrestling with psychological problems, arrest warrants, and an inability to integrate into civilian society, they group together for companionship, seeking solace in a hidden existence. Together they build shelters from scraps of tarpaulin, or scuttle through holes in concrete bridges into the caves beyond. They share the burden of addiction, self-medicating the pain of old injuries, or drowning memories in a blur of alcohol or crack cocaine.