Free Events Thursday
Houston Restaurant Weeks 2014
Participating Houston Restaurant Weeks Restaurants
August 1- September 1, 2014
For 32 days, diners will enjoy specially priced multi-course prix-fixe menus. Participating restaurants make donations to the Food Bank based upon their HRW sales. Check out the website for more details.
Haircuts at Supercuts Studio
Supercuts Studio at 5727 Westheimer
August 14: 9 am – 11:45 am, 2 pm – 3:45 pm
August 15: 9 am – 11:45 am, 2:30 – 2:45 pm
Walk-ins are welcome or make an appointment! Email your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will reply with your appointment time and date. Mention the cut you prefer in the email.
Summer Nights Salsa
Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Discovery Green Conservancy
All the music, soul and passion of street-style Salsa. Plus bachata, merengue and salsa suelta. No partner required.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays until September 14th.
Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway
Diana Vreeland was an American fashion icon for more than 50 years. As a columnist and fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar and then editor for Vogue, the undisputed fashion bible of the era, Vreeland influenced styles, set trends and ran with a very famous crowd (she “discovered” Lauren Bacall, advised Jacqueline Kennedy, and was an early champion of Diane von Furstenberg, Manolo Blahnik and Oscar de la Renta). She was 70 when she was eventually fired from Vogue, and that’s where playwrights Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson’s comedy Full Gallop picks up.
Drama in the House: On Approval
5:00 p.m. August 17, 7:00 p.m. August 21
Museum of Fine Arts-Brown Auditorium Theater
1001 Bissonnet Houston, TX
Clive Brooks’s restored 1944 comedy On Approval caused a sensation at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in L.A., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Film Curator Marian Luntz says. “[When] it became available on 35mm…we just had to [get it on our schedule]!” The film, which has Brooks pulling double duty as director and star opposite actress Beatrice Lillie, follows two cash-poor aristocrats hoping to wed wealthy widows.
On Approval is one of a number of films that represent the English country house being shown in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, “Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House.”
Blissful Warrior Yoga
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Discovery Green Conservancy
Blissful Warrior Yoga, taught by Michelle and Anandaji, will unwind and rehabilitate you as well as challenge and strengthen you. You will discover the basics of vinyasa yoga, breath and fluidity, and the movement of energy, known in ancient cultures as prana, mana, or qi. Blissful Warrior Yoga brings together elements of tai chi, kung fu, balance techniques, and energy building poses.
Word Around Town Poetry Tour 2014
Aug. 14 – Boomtown Heights – 242 W. 19th St. at 8:00 pm
Aug. 15 – The Alley Kat Bar and Lounge – 3718 Main St. at 8:00 pm
Aug. 16 – Brasil – 2604 Dunlavy St. at 8:00 pm
The Word Around Town poetry tour is a week-long poetry marathon held at different venues. The lineup comprises Houston’s top poets and a select nightly feature that promises to bring the type of diversity and excitement that defines the Houston poetry scene.
“Back-To-School Event and Fashion Show” benefiting M.D. Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital
Saturday, Aug. 16th, 2014 at 1 p.m.
5015 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77056
Children, including pediatric cancer patients, and M.D. Anderson physicians will highlight this season’s popular trends on the runway with looks from Naartjie Kids, Macy’s, Peek Kids and more.
Price: FREE!!! Suggested donation of $10 – $25 for fashion show seating.
Nicole Longnecker Gallery opening reception: Help Yourself by Sketchy Neighbors
Saturday, Aug. 16th, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Nicole Longnecker Gallery
2625 Colquitt St.
Houston, TX 77098
Nicole Longnecker Gallery presents Help Yourself by Sketchy Neighbors, an exhibition inspired by self-help. The concepts and materials were randomly drawn and paired, defining the parameters for each artist’s piece.
Expect to see unorthodox materials such as modified Easy-Bake Ovens, cereal boxes and vitamins. As it’s Sketchy Neighbors tradition, some weirdness will most likely transpire during the opening reception. In conjunction, there will be an area for exhibition guests to make their own works of art using devices and processes created by Sketchy Neighbors.
Price: FREE!!! Proceeds from this creative zone area will benefit Neighborhood Centers.