Special Events

WOMEN ROCK! A Benefit Concert for Mildred's Umbrella

A celebration of women in art, music and culture.

Kicking off 2018 with a bang, Mildred’s Umbrella (MU) is teaming up with Rudyard’s British Pub and several local female-fronted bands for 'Women Rock,’ a fundraiser benefitting the theater company’s 2018-19 season. The inaugural concert will celebrate leading contributions of women artists and musicians in Houston.  
“We’re embarking on a challenging new phase for Mildred’s Umbrella in trying to align our mission with the efforts of women in our artistic community who have paved a path to continue to lift them up, celebrate them and hear their stories,” said Managing Director Rebecca Ayres. “This concert will join together some fabulous female-led music groups with women service organizations to highlight another aspect of how women influence culture; plus with our lineup, it’ll be pretty rockin’.”

Associate Artistic Director and Concert Coordinator Miranda Morris added, “In 2018, we plan to expand the scope of our work beyond the stage, and utilize the power of the arts to inspire and support women through a new, dynamic outreach program. To fund this new endeavor, it seemed only natural to partner with other great female artists and performers. ‘Women Rock’ will be an outstanding night of girl power (and great music!). We look forward to kicking off our 2018-19 season with such a large group of remarkable women.” 

Mydolls, one of Houston’s earliest female-led punk bands (1978-present), and Miears will headline the show, with performances by Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita and Quinn the Brain. The benefit will also feature a silent auction with packages from local vendors and Houston-based female artists.

The funds raised from the evening will support MU’s theatrical productions, which promote both emerging and recognized women playwrights and directors, as well as a new reading series and outreach programs that the company will launch this season. 
 
The “Women Rock” concert will be held at Rudyard’s British Pub on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Doors open at 7:30 pm and concert will start with a pre-show set at 8:30 pm. Tickets are “pay-what-you-can” with a minimum of $10 per person. Presale tickets are available online at www.mildredsumbrella.com. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or email info@mildredsumbrella.com.

WOMEN ROCK BENEFIT CONCERT FOR MILDRED’S UMBRELLA
Musical Performances: Mydolls, Miears, Pretty Vacant, Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita, Quinn the Brain 
Where: Rudyard’s British Pub – 2010 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006
When: February 10, 2018, Doors at 7:30 pm, pre-show at 8:30, Show begins at 9 pm
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person (additional donations are greatly appreciated)

When:
Feb 10, 2018
Lineup 7:30pm doors open 8:30pm Lazer Kittenz  9:00pm Pretty Vacant 10:00pm Mydolls 11:00pm Quinn the Brain 12:00am Miears
Cost:
Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person

Another Evening of Jazz - Exploring the Voice

Jazz,

Live Music Movement Foundation presents Another Evening of Jazz - Exploring the Voice with Leslie Drayton and Friends

Live Music Movement Foundation presents Another Evening of Jazz  Exploring the Voice. This concert will feature Leslie Drayton and Friends with special guest Kio'ra Michelle on vocals.  

The music will cover a broad range of material utilizing the voice in various settings from spoken word, scat singing, vocalise, and interpretation of the blues. The ensemble will include percussionist Marcus Alexander, keyboardist Tyler Henderson, and Weldon Scott on bass. Visit www.livemusicmovement.com for more information.

When:
Feb 18, 2018
Live Music Movement Foundation (LMMF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the vision to broaden the enjoyment and appreciation of jazz, blues and soul music. The commitment of the foundation is to develop a multicultural, multigenerational audience to keep these musical styles alive and vibrant. By creating an atmosphere where seasoned professionals and new artists can collaborate and share their talents the commitment will be fulfilled. LMMF will present a series of musical events, salons and educational activities. For more information, visit their website at  www.livemusicmovement.com or contact Kathy Drayton at 818-259-0493. 
Cost:
$15/$20
Time:
5:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
5:00PM $15/$20
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ARCHWAY GALLERY LATE NIGHT P IE

ARCHWAY GALLERY LATE NIGHT PIE

ARCHWAY GALLERY

Late Night Pie



SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 6 - 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m.




Join us for PIZZA, PIE & assorted beverages in a casual evening of art
conversation.



This month's theme is Margaritas, so we'll have margarita pizza and frozen
margaritas.



​Fools on Stools will be playing live music.



Pizza will be served from 6 to 7:30 and dessert pies until 9.



All invited!  Free and open to the public.

 

Address: 2305 Dunlavy
St Houston, TX 77006

Phone:  713 522-2409

Email:    info@ArchwayGallery.com

Hours:   Mon-Sat 10-6,
Sun 1-5

When:
Jan 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
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Cultured Cocktails with Rogue Productions


Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, January 25th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Rogue Productions. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the Rogue Productions team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the group so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Rogue Productions.

About Rogue Productions:
Rogue Productions is a new, socially conscious theatre company and fiscally sponsored project of Fresh Arts. We are producing our 2nd full length play in February 2018 that centers around mental health awareness.



About Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails:
Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar (located at 307 Fairview St. near the corner of Taft St.) has become a popular weekly event that has grown tremendously over the past few years. Participating organizations receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. 

Cultured Cocktails is a community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts. Since its inception in 2008, Cultured Cocktails has raised over $100,000 and hosted 400+ happy hours benefiting hundreds of local artists and arts organizations! Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.

Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts.

When:
Jan 25, 2018
A portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Rogue Productions.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Happy hour: 5-8pm

Cultured Cocktails with Houston Archives Collective


Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, January 11th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Houston Archives Collective. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the HAC team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the group so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Houston Archives Collective.


About Houston Archives Collective:
The Houston Archives Collective is composed of individuals, artists, archivists, curators, and others interested in preserving the art history and social history of Houston. HAC is a nonhierarchical space for open dialogue, exchange of knowledge, and community building. Our mission is to raise the visibility of archives and remove barriers to their access through outreach and engagement.



About Fresh Arts’ Cultured Cocktails:
Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar (located at 307 Fairview St. near the corner of Taft St.) has become a popular weekly event that has grown tremendously over the past few years. Participating organizations receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. 

Cultured Cocktails is a community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts. Since its inception in 2008, Cultured Cocktails has raised over $100,000 and hosted 400+ happy hours benefiting hundreds of local artists and arts organizations! Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.

Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the arts.

When:
Jan 11, 2018
A portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Houston Archives Collective.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Happy hour: 5-8pm

Winter Collection 2017

a Pop Up Art Shop featuring works by Fifth Ward artists and their friends

Mystic Lyon is excited to present Winter Collection, a Pop Up Art Shop featuring works by Fifth Ward artists and their friends. Prices start at $3 for handmade cards and most paintings are priced between $10 and $200. Patrick Turk's art will also be on view in the window installation space. The art shop will be open one-day-only—Saturday, December 16 from 1-5pm.

ABOUT MYSTIC LYON
Mystic Lyon is an installation art space and social sculpture in Houston's historic Fifth Ward. Installations remain on view in and on the windows 24 hours a day. Additional programming includes pay phone call-ins to the artists, physical and metaphysical happenings, community coffees, and events benefiting neighbor endeavors. It is also the home of the Fifth Ward Badminton Club.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Event Date: Saturday, December 16, 12-4pm
Location: Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020
Contact info: 713-582-1198, mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
Web info: https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx
When:
Dec 16, 2017
GENERAL INFORMATIONEvent Date: Saturday, December 16, 12-4pmLocation: Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020Contact info: 713-582-1198, mysticlyonprojects@gmail.comWeb info: https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
1-5pm; FREE
Location:
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Champagne & Chocolate Preview

Holiday Trunk Show featuring Karla Hoover Designs

Austin artist/jeweler Karla Hoover comes to Houston! She uses traditional metalsmithing techniques, such as piercing, hammering, soldering, wire wrapping, bezel setting, riveting, etc, to create one-of-a-kind art jewelry pieces for the bold-at-heart.
Events:
Champagne & Chocolates Preview: FRIDAY 5-7pm
Meet "Tis the Season" Gallery Artists SATURDAY 12-5pm

When:
Dec 15, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
5pm FREE
Location:

“12 x 3: Design Pop-Up”


Artist, writer and scuba diver Janavi M. Folmsbee uses her art prints and fabrics to tell a story about marine conservation. 


Folmsbee is currently collaborating with stylist and creative guru Tina Zulu on a special project – Kimono Zulu, a fashion brand exploring the rich history of traditional Japanese attire.


The resulting work will be on display during the “12 x 3: Design Pop-Up” exhibit at Cindy Lisica Gallery, 4411 Montrose Blvd, 77006. 


The gallery will be transformed into a design boutique for 12 days – open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, from Tuesday, Dec. 12 to Saturday, Dec. 23


A reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16. 


“By reimagining kimonos through artist collaborations with creative talents such as Janavi, we are bringing new life to vintage kimonos in a playful, thoughtful and beautiful way,” Zulu said. “I’m honored and excited to see the final product because like Janavi, I love the ocean and sea life. The combination of our beautiful kimonos and her sea creatures will be magical. ” 


Zulu asks artists who she admires and presents them with a kimono as their medium. Together they start a conversation about design and the artists take it from there to reimagine and embellish vintage kimonos, modernizing them to be enjoyed as unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.


When Folmsbee learned about the project, she was immediately intrigued.  


“Creativity is not limited to a particular medium,” she said. “I choose to paint, sculpt and wear art. It is a part of my identity.”


Having grown up in India and traveled throughout Asia, Folmsbee is drawn to colorful, traditional outfits – and has designed her own personal trousseau in collaboration with a brand called Sheetal in India. 


“This year, I have been even more intrigued by Japanese art and culture,” Folmsbee said. “So somehow, this fascination made the kimono canvas turn into a very inspiring and fun project for me.” 


Clothing has the power to tell a story, she added. 


“Fashion and art can show your personality, your belief, your faith and your beauty,” she said. “I like a challenge. I have been creating custom printed fabrics from my paintings to create my sculptures. I decided to use them to amplify my story behind my artwork along with the embodiment of traditional Indian borders and embellishments.” 


Folmsbee’s art is inspired by her love of the ocean and marine life – and she wanted to ensure that theme would carry into her kimonos. 


She has spent the year traveling to six different countries for scuba dives – and learning about endangered marine animals. 


“I decided that each kimono should represent a fish or species I am drawn to and care about from my visual and marine experiences,” she said. 


Her “Koh Bon Kimono” is a tribute to her dive in Khao lak at a site called ‘Koh bon’ in the  Similan islands located in Thailand, where she saw a rare tube ridged like sea anemone, housing several clown fish that were red but dying, turning brown, probably because of all the Coke cans at the bottom of the sea over there.

 

The “Whale Kimono” was inspired by learning about wright whales and her dives with a whale shark and a humpback whale. 


The “Rangali Kimono” is an homage to the manta rays and the colors of all the fish swimming alongside them that Folsmbee witnessed during her dive at Madivaru Rangali in the Maldives. 


In addition to Folmsbee, Kimono Zulu has featured a number of multimedia artists and fashion designers, including Selven O’Keef Jarmon, Katsola, Christy Karll, Rene Cruz, Elijah Coccetti, Dandee Warhol, Jennifer Gabiola of Dawning Soul, Royal McGee, Ann Brooks, Mina Gaber, Soi-K and Judy Masliyah of My Flaming Heart.

For more information, visit www.KimonoZulu.com and follow on Instagram @KimonoZulu.

For more information about Janavi M. Folmsbee, visit www.janavimfolmsbee.com. 

When:
Dec 12, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free 5:30 - 7:30pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
Free 5:30 - 7:30pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Free 5:30 - 7:30pm
Friday Time & Price:
Free 5:30 - 7:30pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Free 5:30 - 7:30pm
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Cocktails in the Courtyard


Join us for

Cool music, adult hot chocolate, and holiday treats

Cocktails in the Courtyard

Friday, December 8

6:30-8:30 PM

2521 Holman Street

Houston, Texas 77004



Individual Tickets | $50*

*Free for current members (RSVP with events@projectrowhouses.org)


Tables | $1,000

Tables include 10 individual tickets, reserved seating, name listed on event materials

Tickets available here: https://projectrowhouses.z2systems.com/eventReg.jsp?event=12&

When:
Dec 8, 2017
Cost:
$50, Free for Members
Time:
6:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
$50 / Free for Members
Location:
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ClayHouston Studio Crawl

Visit sixteen artists in six studios - buy handmade art and enjoy free refreshments and snacks!

Get your holiday shopping done during the ClayHouston Studio Crawl! ClayHouston is organizing a Studio Crawl for December 3rd, 12pm - 5pm. The event is free and open to the public; attendees can drive or bike from one studio to the next. Sixteen artists will show work in six ceramic studios in the Heights. Participating artists are Mary Aldrich, Betsy Evans, Jeff Forster, Reema Forster, Helena Gijsbers van Wijk, Denise Greenwood, Michelle Heinesen, Rene LeBlanc, Lilly Lerner, Lana Loveland, Eileen McClellan, Hans Molzberger, Vivian Pastor, Ali Saunders, Laura Sprague, and Joanne Williams. Ceramic artwork will be for sale at a variety of price points, and will include functional pottery, figurines, jewelry, and abstract assemblages. Free refreshments and snacks will be available at each studio. For a map of the event, please visit clayhouston.org!

When:
Dec 3, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
12pm-5pm; free and open to the public


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007

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