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houston events calendar: september 1 – 7, 2014

2014 September 1
by Dena and Makenzie

september 1 7 2014this week looks like art opening overload! also the contemporary art fair, always a fun excuse to dress up and why not stop by discovery green while you’re downtown. not to mention a few chances to do some free yoga outside.

monday september 1, 2014:

  • free day of yoga . rothko chapel . 8am . FREE
  • last day of houston restaurant week

tuesday september 2, 2014:

wednesday september 3, 2014:

thursday september 4, 2014:

friday september 5, 2014:

saturday september 6, 2014:

  • yoga . discovery green . 9am . FREE
  • houston: no limits city fest . discovery green . 10am . FREE (music // food // art // vendors)
  • houston brazilian festival . jones plaza 610 louisiana . 2pm . $10
  • art opening: schwarzenbach’s art . bad news bar . 5-9pm . FREE
  • mary wilson + freda payne sing the legends . miller outdoor theatre . 8pm . FREE

sunday september 7, 2014:

ongoing events in houston this week:

colorado road trip: guanella pass // georgetown // poudre river canyon

2014 August 30
by Dena and Makenzie












IMG_7214during my three weeks in the midwest, tony and i drove on over to fort collins, CO to visit on of his friends. (same friend we stayed with in new orleans last year). our week there was packed with hiking (and all the driving through Denver traffic it takes to get to the hiking places). eating ice cream in georgetown (tony and i shared “butter brittle” holy heck it was good) on our way to a little spur of the moment camping trip on guanella pass. we did lots of geode hunting and panning for gold. pointed out all the old mine shafts we saw on the side of mountains. saw some mountain rams, and took some pictures at the continental divide.


hannibal missouri

2014 August 28
by Dena and Makenzie

IMG_7175i came home last friday from my three weeks in the midwest. i fell right back into my nonstop always running kind of lifestyle, the one i have to remind myself that i “like”. so here i am finally posting some more photos from my trip. these are from hannibal missouri, birth place of mark twain. we drove through it on our way to colorado, and i happened to be reading Gone Girl out loud to us and you know how part of it is set there, so point is we just had to stop! i’ll be going to a play at miller tomorrow and a jewelry workshop the next day so they’ll hopefully be some houston-related posts coming up soon. until then i have have lots of mountain ice cream shop and camping and geode hunting and panning for gold photos to post from our time in and around fort collins!






houston events calendar: august 25 – 31, 2014

2014 August 24
by Dena and Makenzie

august 24 31 2014


get ready for so much happening around town this week. and get ready for lots of illinois + colorado road trip pictures!

monday august 25, 2014:

  • freneticore dance presents: quench . frenetic theatre . friday and saturday at 8pm . pay-what-you-can-night!

tuesday august 26, 2014:

wednesday august 27, 2014:

thursday august 28, 2014:

  • summer nights salsa . discovery green . 6:30 – 7:30pm . FREE
  • godspell . miller outdoor theatre . 8pm . FREE (did you know i freakin love this musical!)

friday august 29, 2014:

saturday august 30, 2014:

  • yoga . discovery green .
  • houston makers space: jewelry shop orientation & certification . HMS 100 hutcheson st . 10 – 11:30am . $25 (i just signed up for this. tony inspired me and now i want to make jewelry!)
  • mercury – the orchestra redefined presents “fandango: a night in madrid” . miller outdoor theatre . 8pm . FREE

sunday august 31, 2014:

  • indian performing arts: smaskriti presents “bollywood blast: the bollywood bandwagon” . miller outdoor theatre . 8pm . FREE

on going events in houston this week:


bits and pieces from illinois

2014 August 18
by Dena and Makenzie









no events calendar for the next two weeks

2014 August 11
by Dena and Makenzie

no events calendar

putzin around east central illinois

2014 August 10
by Dena and Makenzie










IMG_7145and then we drove down main street of this little town on our way home and there were people lined up on both sides and we thought we were in a parade. but it turns out it hadn’t started yet, so we parked and sat down on the sidewalk just in time. and i eavesdropped on all the townies and was jealous the kids got all the candy and freezer pops. then we drove home and watched season five of the office.


back in urbana, il

2014 August 7
by Dena and Makenzie





back again, 12 months later. this time around tony is half done with grad school and is working a full time job. i have a bike to ride and lots of crafts to keep me busy. also, the libraries. all three of them. lots and lots of inspiring craft books, movies, and tv shows. busy all the time, my favorite.

houston events calendar: august 4 – 10, 2014

2014 August 4
by Dena and Makenzie

august 4 10 2014

monday august 4, 2014:

  • whamp whamp . nothing i could find …

tuesday august 5, 2014:

  • yoga . discovery green . 6:30 – 7:30pm . FREE
  • 40th annual shakespeare festival: the two gentlemen of verona . miller outdoor theatre . 8:30pm . FREE
  • bootown presents: neo-benshi . beta theatre 1900 kane st (south/east corner of meca) . 9pm . $5 ) oh dang, wish i was going to be in town for this! it’s so worth going to, or at least click on the link and see the picture of makenzie + christopher + me

wednesday august 6, 2014:

thursday august 7, 2014:

  • midmain block party . 3400 – 3700 block of main st . 5pm . FREE
  • salsa dance lessons . discovery green . 6:30 – 7:30pm . FREE
  • 40th annual shakespeare festival: the two gentlemen of verona . miller outdoor theatre . 8:30pm . FREE
  • improve comdey . the station theatre . 8:30pm . $6

friday august 8, 2014:

  • blaffer art museum’s window into houston opening reception . 100 milam st . 7pm . FREE
  • 40th annual shakespeare festival: henry IV . miller outdoor theatre . 8:30pm . FREE

saturday august 9, 2914:

sunday august 10, 2014:

  • 40th annual shakespeare festival: henry IV . miller outdoor theatre . 8:30pm . FREE

on going events in houston this week:

houston events calendar: july 28 – august 3, 2014

2014 July 28
by Dena and Makenzie

july 28 august 3

monday july 28, 2014:

  • go watch boyhood (the movie filmed in houston over the past 12 years) (in other words, couldn’t find anything event worthy for today)

tuesday july 29, 2014:

wednesday july 30, 2014:

thursday july 31, 2014:

friday august 1, 2014:

saturday august 2, 2014:

sunday august 3, 2014:

on going events this week in houston: