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houston events calendar: november 17 – 23, 2014

2014 November 17
by dena

11 17 23 2014

monday november 17, 2014:

  • umm, couldn’t find anything worthy . maybe go to get 1/2 price slice of cake at empire cafe or do laundry or something

tuesday november 18, 2014:

wednesday november 19, 2014:

thursday november 20, 2014:

friday november 21, 2014:

saturday november 22, 2014:

sunday november 23, 2014:

on going events this week:

  • houston: via colori . 901 bagby . saturday 10am – 6pm + sunday – 10am – 5pm . FREE
  • WHAM (winter holiday art market) . winter st studios . saturday 11am – 8pm + sunday 11am – 4pm . FREE (this is a tradition of mine!)
  • play: mildred’s umbrella company presents late: a cowboy song14 pews 800 aurora st . thursday // friday // saturday 8pm . pay-what-you-can
  • air china presents: metropolis . miller outdoor theatre . friday + saturday 7:30pm . FREE

 

houston matters: kuhf // houston public radio: interview

2014 November 12
by dena

anyone hear me and my slightly dinky (buy totally “me”) interview skills on houston matters this week? if so, then YAY and that’s probably why you’re here in the first place. if not, well, you’re already here but go check it out and share it with friends anyway! big shout out to the funniest story teller conner clifton (if you haven’t heard him at the moth or grown-up story time or bootown’s neo benshi just go to any or all of them and you’re bound to hear him and laugh. really hard.) he is hilarious and great for inviting me on the show to do this here snippet:

houston events calendar: november 10 – 16, 2014

2014 November 9
by dena

11 10 16 2014

monday november 10, 2014:

tuesday november 11, 2014:

wednesday november 12, 2014:

thursday november 13, 2014:

friday november 14, 2014:

  • film screening: spaceballs . market square park . 7pm . FREE

saturday november 15, 2014:

  • yoga on the plaza . rothko chapel . 9am . FREE ($10 suggested donation)
  • architecture center houston walking tour: museum district (meet at the miro sculpture inside the sculpture garden) . MFAH . 10am . $10
  • makermarket + open house . 100 hutcheson st . 12noon – 5pm  . FREE (GO TO THIS AND THEN THE OTHER PARTIES MENTIONED BELOW)
  • T&R event: around! a parade on wheels . east end (york + sampson between preston and engelke st) . 11am – 12pm . FREE (GO TO THIS – IT WILL BE GOOD!)
  • T&R after party . preston at roberts st . 12pm – 2:30pm . FREE (GO TO THIS AS WELL!)
  • art opening + reception . huges hanger . 7pm . FREE

sunday november 16, 2014:

  • i’m going to a welcome home + congrats on getting married party – what are y’all doing?

on going events this week:

htx bike fest

2014 November 7
by dena

IMG_7893the saturday after halloween i volunteered for the houston-bike-fest at market square park. i thought it’d be just a little dinky thing but holy holy it was a pretty big deal. none of my friends were feeling to well after the halloween festivities, hence their faces in the photos below. i almost bought a tandem fixer-upper but then didn’t. it was a good day.

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houston events calendar: november 2 – 9, 2014

2014 November 3
by dena

11 3 9 2014

monday november 3, 2014:

  • dang . couldn’t find anything . well do something productive like laundry or something i guess

tuesday november 4, 2014:

  • women in architecture: leadership panel . architecture center houston 315 capitol suite 120 . 5:30pm . FREE
  • cactus instore: boyfriend . cactus music . 5:30pm . FREE
  • adult sugar skull class . lawndale art center . 6pm . $25 + need to RSVP (you can take home your sugar skull + recipe + skull mold)
  • neo benshi . PJs sports bar . 8pm . $5

wednesday november 5, 2014:

thursday november 6, 2014:

friday november 7, 2014:

  • first friday potluck . 2719 alabama . 5pm – 2am . FREE
  • gulf coast reading series presented by gulf coast: a journal of literature and fine arts (readings from UofH english students) . rudyards . 7pm . FREE
  • songs of migrant workers: talk and performance (conjunto music) . project row houses . 7pm . FREE
  • dance company of korea . miller outdoor theatre . 7:30pm . FREE
  • MFAH mixed media . MFAH . 8pm -12midnight . $20

saturday november 8, 2014:

  • 12th annual houston book fair . the printing museum . 10am – 5pm . $5
  • architecture center houston walking tour: urbanart tour . meet at market square park . 10am . $10
  • 5th annual houston history book fair & symposium . julia ideson library . 10am . FREE
  • art auction + fundraiser . spring street studios . 2 – 5pm . FREE
  • 14 pews’ houston heights tour . meet at 941 cortlandt st . 2pm . $20-25 (this looks cool! if you care about houston history)
  • frame dance productions present: metro dances . meet at hermann park // rice metro rail station . 4pm . FREE (you can watch + follow the dance group along the metro rail!) (it looks so SO cool)
  • we heart houston (bicycle) ride . meet at tout suite . 5pm . FREE
  • we heart houston fest . summer street stduios . 5pm . $10 (its a big party all about houston! i wish i was in town for it!)
  • music in the park: musiqa . market square park . 6:30 pre-show // real show starts at 7pm . FREE
  • art opening + reception . box 13 6700 harrisburg blvd . 7pm . FREE (they openings used to be my favorite, haven’t been to one in a while but if you’re free you should go!)

sunday november 9, 2014:

  • pop shop houston hosts: mini pops . dunlavy at westheimer . 12noon . FREE
  • lecture: introduction to bee keeping . wabash feed store . 1:30pm . FREE (chris pollard, you’re probably out of your bee keeping stage, but thought of you anyway)
  • art opening + reception: “wonder bitch” (art on post-it notes) . spring street studios . 2-6 (or maybe just 6? culture map has conflicting information…) FREE
  • transported + renewed event: celso pina y su ronda bogota (mexican accordion music!) . tony marron park . 3pm . FREE . MOM YOU WANT TO GO TO THIS!

on going events this week:

  • bobbindoctrin puppet theatre and two star symphony present: danse macabre: the constant companion . 14 pews 800 aurora st . thursday // friday // saturday at 8pm and  sunday at 3pm . $15 (i want to go either sunday/ monday any friends want to join?)
  • marilyn: the lost photos of a hollywood star (literally a collection of rare/ never been seen before photos of marilyn monroe) . bisong art gallery 1305 sterett st . friday// saturday .  noon – 5pm . FREE

 

happy birthday andrew goat roast.

2014 October 30
by dena

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IMG_7883last weekend was a really busy weekend of firsts for me. it was the fist time i ever went to barbarella three nights in a row. the first time i ever wore a pancho dress with a hood. first time i ever filled my pancho dress hood with little dinky things like boucy balls and vegan cookies. (boucy balls are da-best for throwing on a crowded dance floor btw). and first time i ever witnessed a goat roast. you might know that i’m a vegetarian, and have been for 11+ years, so i don’t want to talk about that last “first” anymore. point is, andrew cobb is a dear friend and it was his birthday and a band was playing and there were lots of dogs (thats always a plus for makenzie) and the whole thing was just such a joy. thank you andrew for stumbling across this here blog and letting it open the first door that opened every other door into the life you live now. (matt trimble, i’m taking all the credit for that. just so you know!) oh and for being born. you’re a great friend and human in general and i hope this year is full of mostly happiness (because total happiness is unrealistic. obviously)

the band btw is called cactus cats and they played their first real show at fitz on wednesday. whoop whoop. they’re way good and i’d recommend spending your time and money on them.

also the cheese and bread in the pictures above were made at andrew’s house by friends that day. so freakin cool.

houston events calendar: october 27 – november 2, 2014

2014 October 27
by dena

10 27 11 2 2014

my goodness. its already monday? ok so i just did too much dang dancing and bike riding and going on dates and dancing and cheap drink drinking and biking and potluck birthday-ing and dancing to have the events calendar posted by this morning. so dang. just hold off until this afternoon, and after a nap i’ll get it done.

ok . YAY i got it done.

monday october 27 2014:

  • free show at voodoo queen: geoffrey + kelly doyle +  craig kinsey playing some fun cover tunes . 10pm – 12midnight . FREE

tuesday october 28, 2014:

  • oktoberfest . rice farmers market . rice university parking lot (by the football stadium) . 3:30-evening . FREE
  • 27th annual dia de los muertos musical ofrenda . lawndale art center . 5:30pm . FREE
  • shared storytelling workshop . green building resource center 1002 washington ave . 7-8:45pm . FREE
  • warehouse live comedy open mic // costume contest . warehouse live . doors at 8pm show at 9pm . FREE

wednesday october 29, 2014:

thursday october 30, 2014:

  • beetleween (dress as your favorite beatles moment/lyric/song/character) . continental club . 7-10pm . FREE
  • music at the park: the suffers . market square park . 7:30pm . FREE

friday october 31, 2014:

  • critical mass . meet at market square park . 7pm . FREE (i’m hoping to go for a little bit)
  • 8th annual montrose crawl . all along westheimer . 7pm – 2am . FREE
  • the omen halloween entertainment (an interactive and immersive halloween thing) alley kat bar & lounge. 7:30pm . $10 in advance + $20 at the door
  • halloween party // ratio closing . el rincon social . 9pm – 1am . FREE

saturday november 1, 2014:

sunday november 2, 2014:

on going events in houston this week:

  • the adams family (a HITS play) . miller outdoor . thursday // friday // saturday 7:30pm . FREE
  • houston fine art festival 2014 . discovery green . saturday 10am // sunday 11am . FREE
  • MECAs 15th annual dia de los muertos festival . MECA 1900 kane st . saturday 11am // sunday 11am . FREE

 

 

houston events calendar: october 20 – 26, 2014

2014 October 19
by dena

october 20 26 2014

thanks to all the friends who sat with me + watched my fingers while i typed + made me laugh while doing this. i like you guys.

monday october 20, 2014:

  • tiny concert: julia blake . poison girl . 10pm . FREE (thanks black hole cashier + Christopher)

tuesday october 21, 2014:

wednesday october 22, 2014:

  • don’t shoot rally at HPD HQ . hpd hq corner of polk and travis downtown . 5-7pm . FREE
  • movie night: young frankenstein . market square park . 7pm . FREE

thursday october 23, 2014:

  • music at the park: t birds and the breaks + mikey and the drags . 6:30pm . FREE

friday october 24, 2014:

saturday october 25, 2014:

  • project row houses’ third ward community market & talent showcase . project row houses 2521 holman st . 2pm . FREE
  • pop-up shop . mam’s snoballs 1040 w cavalcade . 3-9pm . FREE
  • prairie walking tour along buffalo bayou park . lee and joe jamail skate park . 5:30pm . FREE (remember how chris and i are certified for this)
  • association manifest presents point of view on the street corner: the american corner (modern dance thing?) . market square park . 6pm . FREE
  • art opening + reception . mcmurtery gallery . 2508 lake st . 6pm . FREE
  • art opening + reception . moody gallery . 2815 colquitt . 6pm . FREE
  • art opening + reception: ratio photography exhibit . 7pm . FREE
  • the bootown bash . the summit 3536 navigation . 8pm . $25 (includes lots of food and drinkies)
  • wicked things halloween party 2014 . houston maker space . 9pm . $40 (its makerspace so i’m sure it’ll be good!)

sunday october 26, 2014:

  • volenteer houston’s 40th birthday celebration and volunteer fair . discovery green . 11:30 . FREE (what is this all about? it’s free so …. humm)
  • 2nd annual freaky tiki zombie party . double trouble . 7-11pm . FREE

on going events this week:

  • HITS presents (a play) the adams family . thursday // friday // saturday . 7:30pm . FREE (this looks like a thing to go to!)
  • film screening: jules and jim . MFAH . friday 7:30 / sunday 5pm . $9 (how do i know about this movie? makenzie?)

 

nikki lane: cactus instore

2014 October 16

IMG_7493so a thing about me is that when i fall for a new band/artist, i fall hard. like obsessively. i listen to them, and only them, and all of them on spotify nonstop all the time until i know all the words to all of their songs. most recently i’ve done this with trampled by turtles, but right before them i was all about nikki lane. when i saw she was coming to houston to do a free show i made a little noise out loud (i was alone in my room making my events calendar at the time, just to put things in perspective for ya). the show was like the best thing ever.

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IMG_7491i have a little problem exaggerating sometimes so, just for you tony, i’ll try to tell this part of the story honestly. ok, so i was front center during the show and singing along/ tapping my foot the whole time. right after her set ,nikki kinda skipped (this is where it’s hard for me to remember exactly what happened, so…) point is she got off the stage and walked right up to me and hugged me and then asked, “have we met?” and i said, “no, but i dressed like you today on purpose and love your music” and she said, “ya girl i love your outfit – it seems like we’d be friends or like we’ve already met or something!” them she talked to a few other people and when i saw her later in the autograph line she wrote “to dena my friend and twin” on the LP i bought and drew a little heart tattoo with my name inside it on the picture of her arm on a poster. and WOW the whole thing was very very exciting for me! so if you don’t already like nikki lane, go listen to her and maybe she can be your role model too!

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houston events calendar: october 13 – 19, 2014

2014 October 12
by dena

october 13 19 2014

monday october 13, 2014:

tuesday october 14, 2014:

wednesday october 15, 2014:

  • poetry slam . avant garden . 7:30pm . $5

thursday october 16, 2014:

  • architecture center houston walking tour: downtown geology tour . phoenicia . 10am . $10
  • blanket bingo . market square park . 6pm . $10
  • houston artist talk: debra barrera in conversation with bill arning and toby kamps . CAMH . 6:30pm . FREE
  • sounds like houston: rodney crowell + grand old grizzly . discovery green . 6:30pm . FREE
  • fierce films by carolee schneemann . aurora picture show . 7pm . $10

friday october 17, 2014:

saturday october 18, 2014:

sunday october 19, 2014: