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houston events calendar: may 2 – 8, 2016

2016 May 1
by dena

houston events calendar may 2 8 2016my gosh there are so so SO many good things this week. i’m not even being dramatic, there is something you HAVE to see every single weekday this week. and then the weekend don’t even get me started, i don’t know how i’ll do it all. (but don’t worry, i’m the queen of not missing out – i’ll find a way to DO IT ALL)

also, it was so nice to meet all those new friends this past week. every now and then i get stuck in my own head and think i’ve met all the people there are to meet in houston and then out of the clear blue sky i’ll meet someone great. so thanks yall for having a birthday and letting me play shuffleboard with you and for drinking free drinks during a windy fundraiser and playing all those hits until 4am while i danced with my twin and doing your comedy show and seeing me after and making me go rock climbing, even if my arms do end up falling off. and if you were out of town this weekend welcome home!

monday may 2, 2016:

  • comedy: open mic . rudyards . doors 7:30pm . FREE
  • show: L.A. witch // sugar candy mountain // mojave red // ak’chamel . walters downtown . 8pm . $7 in advance // $10 at the door (i just LOVE the first 2 band’s names so. yep.)

tuesday may 3, 2016:

  • neo benshi 20 . pj’s sports bar . 8pm . $5 (basically the highlight of each month) (if we did this + $2 margaritas last month let’s do it again // if i met you at black hole and you want to get into the comedy scene – come to this // if i sat next to you at a registration table for a fancy garden party – come to this !!!)
  • level 2 improv (scene work + tools) . BETA theatre . 7pm . $ // ?
  • movie screening: taxi zum klo . cafe brasil back patio . 8pm . FREE

wednesday  may 4, 2016:

  • instore // wristband event: graham nash . cactus music . 1pm . FREE with wristband ….
  • ready to ride night with tour de hood . tour de hood 2305 wheeler . 5pm . FREE (bike tune ups // how to change a flat lesson // commuting tips // group ride)
  • art opening: jacob spacek . pseudoscience . next wall gallery 1717 michigan st . 6-9pm . FREE

thursday may 5, 2016:

friday may 6, 2016:

saturday may 7, 2016:

  • mining the HMNS: may 7 “toxic tour” . meet at project row houses 2521 holman st . 10am – 12:30pm . RSVP + $ // ?
  • menilfest . menil collection . 11am – 5pm . FREE (friends? bike to this?)
  • menilfest: collaborations students print sale . houston center for photography . 11am – 5pm . FREE
  • instore: matt anderson . cactus music . 1pm . FREE
  • public poetry reading series 5th anniversary – may . houston public library . 2pm . FREE
  • instore: fea . cactus music . 3pm . FREE
  • madness on main music festival 2016 . continental club . 4pm – 2am . $15 (mom, you like so many of these bands !!!)
  • FYHA spring bash (dj + food truck + free drinks + tattoos) . 2315 commerce st suit 4 . 6-11pm . FREE + after party at little dipper
  • TAD talks 2.0 . station theatre . 6:45 – 8pm . $5 + BYOB (yep yep yep yep yep)
  • beta’s 3 year anniversary show . BETA theatre . 8pm .  (once again, if you and your friend drank beer and made fun of my book club book at black hole last week – lemme suggest this show to ya)
  • SO FREAKIN EXCITED ABOUT HALF WAY MINUS ONE WEEK TO HALLOWEEN HOUSE PARTY (were you cool enough to get an invite?)

sunday may 8, 2016:

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houston events calendar: april 25 – may 1, 2016

2016 April 25
by dena

houston events calendar april 25 may 1 2016well now, a little sparse this week. but actually, i could go for a few low key nights in, so i’m not complaining.

monday april 25, 2016:

tuesday april 26, 2016:

wednesday april 27, 2016:

thursday april 28, 2016:

friday april 29, 2016:

saturday april 30, 2016:

sunday may 1, 2016:

 

superbowl garden work day: best low key party ever

2016 April 24
by dena

IMG_9938whoops (and yes if you sent that snap, i heard through the grapevine and now you should do something in person, dramatic and surprising) anyway 2 months later and here are some pictures i never posted. highlights of this superbowl party: it was at the most beautiful house in 3rd ward (supposedly aretha fraklin used to hang out here) and although there was a lot of garden work to be done, there were too many cooks in the kitchen so makenzie and i got to sit on garden lounges and sunbath while everyone else planted fruit trees and do hard work stuff. but. speaking of cooks in the kitchen, we did wash all the dishes after lunch and the girl host/house owner now forever loves us. (washing dishes at a party is basically the best gift one could ever give. remember that) also we watched just enough of the game – it was a superbowl party – and dinner was vegan so it was basically the best party ever. also a new garden girl friend AND summer strawberry shiner beer. all the good things.

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houston events calendar: april 18 – 24, 2016

2016 April 17
by dena

houston events calendar april 18 24 2016what the heck – i’ve never seen so many events on a sunday also ALL the bike rides. i’m not complaining but excited. if you’re my friend and you ride a bike – get a freakin helmet.

monday april 18, 2016:

tuesday april 19, 2016:

wednesday april 20, 2016:

thursday april 21, 2016:

friday april 22, 2016:

saturday april 23, 2016:

sunday april 24, 2016:

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houston events calendar: april 11 – 17, 2016:

2016 April 11
by dena

houston events calendar april 11 - 17, 2016monday april 11, 2016:

tuesday april 12, 2016:

wednesday april 13, 2016:

thursday april 14, 2016:

friday april 15, 2016:

saturday 16, 2016:

sunday april 17, 2016:

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houston events calendar: april 4 – 10, 2016

2016 April 3
by dena

houston events calendar april 4 10 2016

monday april 4, 2016:

tuesday april 5, 2016:

  • yoga . discovery green . 7:30pm . FREE
  • neo benshi 19 . pj’s sports bar . 8pm . $5 (always so excited about this – and some new friends are joining me so extra YAY)

wednesday april 6, 2016:

thursday april 7, 2016:

friday april 8, 2016:

saturday april 9, 2016:

  • yoga . discovery green . 9-10am . FREE
  • ART CAR PARADE
  • instore: tv girl . cactus music . 2:30pm . FREE
  • art opening: PDM 16: assuming identity . rudolph blume gallery 1836 richmond . 6-9pm . FREE
  • sticky fingers – a sticker art show & market . insomnia video game culture 724 w 19th st . 7-11pm . FREE
  • doomsday (comedy) wrestling live + music by wrestlers . market square park . 7pm . FREE // ?
  • movie: inside out . discovery green . 8:30 – 10pm . FREE (remember when kirby hill loved this movie?!?!)

sunday april 10, 2016:

  • instore: mainland . cactus music . 2pm . FREE

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houston events calendar march 28 – april 3, 2016:

2016 March 28
by dena

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from basically nothing on my personal calendar last week to something every night of the week. so you out there – and hopefully on a bike !!!

monday march 28, 2016:

  • comedy: open mic . rudyards . 7:30pm . FREE
  • ooo la la i’m doing something exciting at 8pm …

tuesday march 29, 2016:

wednesday march 30, 2016:

thursday march 31, 2016:

friday april 1, 2016:

saturday april 2, 2016:

sunday april 3, 2016:

  • kite festival 2016 . hermann park . 10am – 5pm . FREE (halie? need to make this a thing we go to every year?)
  • march madness concert series: flo rida . discovery green . 5pm . FREE
  • march madness concert series: pitbull . discovery green . 6:30pm . FREE
  • march madness concert series: maroon 5 . discovery green . 8:30pm . FREE

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my birthday: march 21, 2008 // 2009 // 2010 // 2011 // 2012 // 2013 // 2014 // 2015

2016 March 21
by dena

so, today’s my 25th birthday. (well actually i didn’t want to stay up until midnight and i can never really figure out how to schedule posts so – you get the idea) anyway . i don’t really wanna be turning another year older, but i don’t see how i could be living my life any more than i already do so i guess it’s fine. this year’s birthday plans are going to be pretty low key – anyone know how long a 1000 piece puzzle takes to complete – thanks in advance friends who are coming over and don’t know that in exchange for drinks and cake my mom made they’re going to have to help!!! here are some pictures + baby explanations of how i celebrated in the past. you’re welcome if you’re my BFF who is a guy and gets board at work – this one’s for you.

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march 21, 2015 // 24th birthday

i had a “24 karat gold” party . basically girl talk + any and everything gold . also, mfw i take a goldschlager shot .

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march 21, 2014 // 23rd birthday

 dinner at tacos a go go +  dancing at beetle + drinks at double trouble (who would have known 2 years later i still basically do some form of this every week)

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march 21, 2013 // 22nd birthday

friends/roommates at my co-op house came downstairs to play dominoes + eat vegan chicken and waffles // vegan chocolate cheesecake . thanks sophia .

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march 21, 2012 // 21st birthday

had my first drink with FNB friends at the lone star saloon downtown . day drank whiskey in menil park . went to wild west and danced with all the cowboys .

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march 21, 2011 // 20th birthday

amy’s ice cream w/ bff + our bfs . sat with bf while he got american flag tattoo . had friends over to my parents house to cake + sparkling grape juice (i love that stuff) + forever photoshoots

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march 21, 2010 // 19th birthday

hung out in montrose + rode bikes + picnic at menil park

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march 21, 2009 // 18th birthday

friends came over to my parents house for a brunch tea party . i asked everyone to dress up and bring me flowers .

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march 21, 2008 // 17th birhtday

friends from highschool (one who i literally on a disney channel show right about now) surprised me with pie from house of pies . we sat in the front yard and ate it .

all the other years

uhh, had a surpise 16th birthday karaoke party in the star pizza party room – and it worked – i was super caught off guard . all the other years, i didn’t have a camera and was basically a kid so you know

houston events calendar: march 21 – 27, 2016

2016 March 20
by dena

houston events calendar march 21 27 2016

tomorrow’s my birthday. too bad it’s on a monday night. although actually, birthdays cause me a lot of stress so – it’s fine. everyone says go out and do what you love with your favorite people as a celebration – like go out to dinner or drinks or dancing. but y’all i literally already go out for dinner // drinks // dancing with my friends like almost every night of the week. so maybe i’ll do the opposite and have a low key birthday and as a present friends can help me finish this dang 1000 piece puzzle !!!

monday march 21, 2016

  • IT’S MY 25TH BIRTHDAY Y’ALL !!!
  • heartfulness meditation . discovery green . 12noon – 1pm . FREE
  • instore: 222 . cactus music . 5:30pm . FREE

tuesday march 22, 2016:

wednesday march 23, 2016:

thursday march 24, 2016:

friday march 25, 2016:

  • panel discussion: MPA w/ 3 guests . CAMH . 6:30pm . FREE
  • goodbye for now . catacomb . 7-11pm . FREE (so sad to see this store front close – only good thing is the excuse for a party)
  • show: young mammals // pope // buxton // joe mathlete . rudyards . 8pm . $ // ?

saturday march 26, 2016:

sunday march 27, 2016:

  • it’s easter, call your mom

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houston events calendar: march 14 – 20, 2016

2016 March 14
by dena

houston events calendar march 14 20 2016eww ya’ll, i’m sick today . and it’s spring break for me –  i’ll be out of town tuesday morning – friday at 5am .(don’t ask where i’m going – it’s kind of embarrassing) and then next monday it’s my 25th birthday . EKKKKK . i’m way excited for the HUG meeting tonight and then YAY the basement dance party – keep makenzie and nick company while i’m gone. bye .

monday march 14, 2016:

tuesday march 15, 2016:

  • yoga . discovery green . 6:30 – 7:30pm . FREE
  • show: DMA’s // deep cuts . raven tower . 7pm . $
  • grownup storytime #86 . rudyards . 8pm // 10pm . $5 (dang dang dang i’m going out of town and am going to miss this show – supposedly an ex-bf submitted a story. dang i wish i could hear it!!!)

wednesday march 16, 2016:

thursday march 17, 2016:

friday march 18, 2016:

  • instore: penny and sparrow . 5:30pm . FREE
  • 2016 art _ feminism wikipedia edit-a-thon, houston . menil bookstore . 12noon – 6pm . FREE
  • spring magic art market . bohemeos . 5pm – 12am . FREE
  • gugu drum group from shanghai . milleroutdoortheatre . 8pm . FREE
  • a fistful of soul . continental club . 10pm – 2am . FREE
  • mom’s basement dance party . BETA theatre . 10pm . pay what you can + BYOB (makenzie and i just met stacey and she invited us to this and we’re so FREAKIN excited )
  • that house party on the eastside? anyone else get invited …

saturday march 19, 2016:

  • yoga . discovery green . 9-10am . FREE
  • instore: kitten . cactus music . 1pm . FREE
  • instore: merel& tony with the woe woes . cactus music . 3pm . FREE
  • instore: jungles . cactus music . 5pm . FREE
  • art opening: 2016 ratio . el rincon social . 7pm – 12midnight . FREE
  • niche caliente . milleroutdoortheatre . 8pm . FREE
  • josh + steph’s blanket fort standup party . beta theatre . 11pm – 1am . $

sunday march 20, 2016:

on going events this week:

  • theatre: pass and go 2016 (can’t explain – but it’s some type of collaboration btwn lots of playwrights and lots of actors) obsidian theatre . march 14 – 16 . $ pay what you can $