Free Events Thursday
Blue Box Theater Live Smooth Music Thursday’s
Starting February 20, 2014 from 6p.m. – 11p.m.
2020 Leeland, Houston, TX 77003
Every Thursday, head to Blue Box Theater for live smooth jazz band and complimentary wine tasting. Happy hour is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the first drink on the house. Located conveniently in the EaDo District near downtown Houston and just two minutes distance from the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Bikes, Bats and Brew
July 12, 2014 at 7:15 p.m. (depart at 7:45 p.m.)
Joe Jamail Skate Park
103 Sabine Street, Houston, TX
Bring your bikes (and helmets, too) for an evening spin around town and the Buffalo Bayou trails. Cycle the Waugh Bridge to see teh Mexican free-tail bats depart for their sunset flight, learn more about these important creatures from volunteers with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, then head back downtown for a brew and some social time. Please note that all types of bikes are welcom (B-Cycles will be available for rent if you don’t have your own). Helmets are required (if you’re renting a B-Cycle we will bring helmets for you). Reservations are required.
A5: Annual Affordable Australian Aboriginal Art Show
July 12, 2014 – September 06, 2014 (Recurring daily) from 11 am – 5 pm
Booker Lowe Gallery
4623 Feagan Street, Houston, TX 77007
A5: Annual Affordable Australian Aboriginal Art Show, an exhibition of paintings and fine art prints priced from $225-$2250 by leading and emerging indigenous, opens at Booker-Lowe Gallery, Saturday, July 12, 2014 in conjunction with ArtHouston. The public is invited to the opening reception from 2-5 pm, at the gallery, 4623 Feagan Street, Houston, Texas. A5 features colorful Warlpiri paintings from Yuendumu and a variety of paintings from other Aboriginal communities. Artists include Josiah Omeenyo, Mary Napangardi Butcher and Nellie Nangala Wayne, and will be on display through Saturday, September 6th. Gallery owner Nana Booker said “A5 is our 7th Annual Affordable Australian Aboriginal Art Show and we are pleased to have the opening reception during NAIDOC Week (July 6-13), the Australia-wide celebration of indigenous cultures. NAIDOC originally stood for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day of Observance Committee, and was founded in the 1960s.
Annual Harvest Day Festival
July 12, 2014 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Haak Vineyards & Winery
6310 Ave T, Santa Fe, TX 77510
Come out and help us pick our grapes! It’s a family fun event for people of all ages! To guarantee you get to pick grapes, you need to arrive early. In previous years we have harvested all the grapes in two hours. Includes a complementary light breakfast for our harvesters and DJ Frankie will provide us with music from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Lunch will be available for purchase from our kitchen as well.
Bastille Day at Etoile Cuisine et Bar
July 14, 2014 at 5:00PM
Etoile Cuisine et Bar
Celebrate French National Day with a special menu crafted by Chefs Philippe Verpiand and Philippe Schmit. Hosted at Etoile Cuisine et Bar, the four-course dinner will pay homage to Jean Michel Diot of Tapenade San Diego who trained both chefs. The menu will be offered for $78 with the choice of two wine pairings, one at $32 and the other at $48. Menu- First Course Tarte de Chèvre Frais: “Coach Farm” goat cheese tart filled with Ratatouille and tapenade coulis Second Course Fletan Aux Artichauts: Alaskan halibut, artichokes “en barigoule”, basil and asparagus Third Course Magret de Canard Aux Cerises: Roasted duck breast with cherries, mini squash stuffed with polenta, fresh fava beans Dessert Mille-Feuille Aux Framboises Et Pistache: Raspberry and pistachio napoleon, raspberry gel, rhubarb ice cream
Bayou City Outdoors – A Walk in the Woods
July 12, 2014 from 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
Memorial Park Rugby Parking lot
N Picnic Ln, Houston, TX 77007
Memorial Park, known as the Central Park of H-town, is an amazing 1466 acre park (one of the largest in the county) right inside the loop! Trails are a mix of hard packed dirt, sand, trees and tree roots. Even with the loss of trees from the drought, it is still green and wooded. Join this group for an hour and a half quick-paced hike through some of the lesser-known (and a little more adventuresome) trails the park has to offer. Wear tennis shoes or hiking boots, it’s easy to bang a toe on a tree root. And, there’s some “elevation” in the park that you wouldn’t expect from just driving by. Remember to bring water; there are no water fountains along the trails. After the hike, a group is going to the Black Walnut Café @ 5512 Memorial Drive, for breakfast and coffee.
Big Tex BBQ Fest
July 10, 2014 – July 12, 2014 (Recurring daily) from 8 am- 1am
Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds
7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, TX 77507
The Big Tex BBQ Fest is a 3 Day Family Cook Off held on July 10,11,12 2014. The event will feature the top BBQ Cooking Teams in the state of Texas, live music, carnival, and special events for vets.
Price: $5; Free to Vets and Active Duty Service
BESO Latin Saturdays at Synn Ultra Lounge
April 05, 2014 – July 12, 2014 (Every Saturday) from 10:00pm – 2:00am
Synn Ultra Lounge
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.
July 10, 2014 at 8pm
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Join us for a classical concert featuring the Houston Symphony and the 2014 Ima Hogg Concerto Competition winner. Named to honor the memory of Miss Ima Hogg, a co-founder of the Houston Symphony, this prestigious competition is open to young musicians who play standard orchestral instruments or piano. Pre-concert activities begin at 7 p.m.
Price: FREE!!! ( $15 orchestra seating)
Grand Opening Zum Barrel Tavern
July 12, 2014 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
13101B, Houston, TX 77090
Grand opening of Zum Barrel Tavern. 10,000 sq of Beer Wine Spirits & Food. Enjoy German Delights and over 32 beers on tap. Tv’s at every angle to watch the game, and yes a patio to smoke. Join us for a night of samples from our favorite vendors of food beer wine and spirits NO COVER!
Market Square Park: The Princess Bride
July 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm
301 Milam, Houston, TX 77002
Forget about trekking to the ‘burbs for your Alamo fix. Join us for a film under the stars as the Rolling Roadshow presents, The Princess Bride, a classic fairy tale about a beautiful princess who escapes the custody of an evil prince and reunites with her one true love.
Price: FREE!!! (Anybody want a peanut? Yes, I went there)