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2018
DECEMBER

18 - 24
 
 FEATURED EVENT



Wednesday, December 19
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
FREE with RSVP
@ Winter Street Studios

Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to attend.
 
Join Fresh Arts and  Artist INC facilitator  Outspoken Bean  for a FREE workshop and introduction into the cutting edge program  Artist INC-Houston .  In this workshop, we will share "What Works/What Doesn't" for artists to create sustainable careers. Attendees will receive the What Works Workbook that challenges you to begin identifying your goals and crafting a plan following the workshop... more details 

NEXTTUES
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18


National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
@ Historic Market Square Houston
December 18 // 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM // Free

Bring your blankets and watch as the Griswolds prepare for a seasonal family celebration that predictably turns into a big disaster. Arrive early and pucker up under Texas' biggest mistletoe- a 150-inch ball of kiss-inducing greenery hanging from a 15-foot giant candy cane!..  more details



A Christmas Story
@ Axelrad
December 18 // 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

Movie starts at sundown. Admission is ALWAYS FREE! We have tons of heaters, fire pits, and blankets for everyone too! Cheers and Happy Holidays!..  more details





Grown-up Storytime
@ Rudyard's British Pub
December 18 // 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM // $5

You send us stories, we pick the best ones, and assign them to a rotating crack-squad of expert story readers who show up the night of and wow our socks and/or pants off...  more details



WED
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Holiday Potluck at Project Row Houses
@ Project Row Houses
December 19 // 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM // Free

PRH invites the community to join staff, board, and artists as we head into the holiday season. It's a great opportunity for everyone to come together and take a moment to see and feel the community that is Project Row Houses. Bring a dish or a dessert, and definitely bring yourself!..    more details




Tis the Season to Shop Sustainably
@ Magpies & Peacocks
December 19 // 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM // Free

Featuring Magpies & Peacocks new custom up-cycled sustainable items that are the perfect holiday gifts for your family or tribe and, of course, are great for the planet too!..    more details



I Love 3rd Ward Holiday Gathering + Photo Show
@ Art League Houston
December 19 // 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free

Come enjoy a night of art and fellowship featuring a solo photography, film and sound show by multi disciplinary artist Marc Newsome. The exhibition features cinematic images captured of 3rd Ward landmarks changing, going through change, or no longer existing do to the socioeconomic impact of gentrification...  more details


 


THURS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20


MARCI'S STAFF PICK


Visit My Neighborhood 2nd Ward Cube 
Art Gallery Unveiling
@ 4450 Harrisburg Blvd
December 20 // 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM // Free
 FEAT. FRESH ARTS MEMBER, GONZO247 

Community Partners BakerRipley, Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, Finca Tres Robles and Talento Bilingue De Houston are proud to unveil four large mural painted outdoor cube artworks designed by artists Mario Enrique Gonzo Figueroa Jr., Sylvia Blanco Art and Deady Middle School Advance Art Students...  more details



Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana
@ Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Ceter
December 20 // 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM // $5 - $18

In 1940 Cuba took in 6,000 Jewish refugees, including hundreds of Jewish diamond cutters and their families who turned the small tropical island into one of the world's major diamond-polishing centers. Featuring an original soundtrack of Cuban and Jewish music, refugees interviewed in the film recall their lives in wartime Havana...  more details





Cultured Cocktails benefiting Print Matters
@ Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar
December 20 // 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM // Free
 FRESH ARTS EVENT 

Join Fresh Arts for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during happy hour will support Print Matters...  more details




MICAH'S  STAFF PICK


Winter Soul-stice
@ Henderson & Kane
December 20 // 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Free
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

We'll have a fantastic mix of local artisans, food & drink specials, in-house gift-wrapping, and the incredible DJ FX BOX in the DJ booth with a little bit of funk n soul...   more details




The SpaceCat Show: The Improvised Musical
@ Station Theater
December 20 // 8:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM // $8 - $10
 ARTS DISTRICT EVENT 

Thursday night is for comedy at Station Theatre! Join these cool cats as they create an improvised musical inspired by a suggestion from the audience!..   more details





Su Muestra Teatral
@ Talento Bilingue de Houston
December 20 // 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM // Free

Grupo de Teatro Somos Todos & TBH Le Invitan a Su Muestra Teatral..  more details



FRI
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21

Craft Brew and Crafting PARTy!
@ Eureka Heights Brew Co.
December 21 // 6:30 PM // $30

Come get crafty with Aubrie Williams of HeARTworks as we ring in the Holidays! Invite your friends and family out for a fun night of creativity and community!All experience levels welcomed, as you will be guided step by step to complete your own version of these adorable painted rock and woodslice ornaments...   more details





Filming America: Hale County This Morning, 
This Evening
@ MFAH | Brown Auditorium
December 21 // 7:00 PM // $7 - $9

Daniel Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Quincy Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son. The men's individual experiences of the quotidian and sublime aspects of life are contrasted with the larger community they are part of...  more details



Cheap Date #5: All Art Just $20
@ Insomnia Gallery
December 21 // 7:00 PM // $3

Come join us for a night of STUPID CHEAP original art from some of Houston's finest artists! Originally conceived by Blake Jones, this unique show features ART AT ONLY $20 and ready to take home SAME NIGHT!..  more details



SAT
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22



JESSICA'S 
STAFF PICK


Santa's Little Helper by Children's Express Theatre
@ Houston Metropolitan Dance Company
December 22 // 11:00 AM// $10

A brave young girl teams up with Santa to try and outwit the Winter Witches wintry spell on Christmas! This enchanting, interactive musical performed by professional actors for children of all ages features dancing elves, singing reindeer and ho-ho-whole lot of holiday fun...  more details






Art Cellar of Houston - Holiday Art Market
@ The Art Cellar of Houston
December 22 // 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM // Free

This year, LET's CHANGE the way we give gifts. The feeling is a very special amount of happiness when gifts are handmade. The experience will overwhelm you and the receiver, providing you both with a lifetime of happiness!..   more details




Comedy & Carols: An Evening of 
Singing + Laughter
@ MATCH
December 22 // 6:30 PM - 9:30:00 PM // $10 - $35

First, laugh with local comedians in a family-friendly atmosphere. Then get ready to hear your favorite Christmas Carols by Gospel Sensation "Kendra". The show will go to another level with a wonderful unique Christmas skit to ...   more details




Filming America: Life & Nothing More
@ MFAH | Brown Auditorium
December 22 // 7:00 PM // $7 - $9

Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose. With his mother longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father, however, leads him to a precarious crossroad...   more details





Anomoly: The Magic of Robby Bennett 
and Other Curiosities
@ Wortham Center | Cullen Theater
December 22 // 7:30 PM // $20 - $75

This December, "It will snow in Houston." A can't miss theatrical event, Robby Bennett and special guests will showcase a family-friendly winter wonderland full of surprises, illusions, comedy, acrobatics and more...  more details






ANGELA'S  STAFF PICK


SHE RAWKS Houston ART + DANCE PARTY
@ Aerosol Warfare
December 22 // 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM // Free

An ALL FEMALE ART SHOWCASE & DANCE PARTY featuring DJ Gracie Chavez with Bomb√≥n, City of Houston Poet Laureate, Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton and others!..  more details





SUN
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23


Mini Paintings: Sky and Earth
@ Honey Art Cafe
December 23 // 1:00 PM // $35

Join us at Honey Art Cafe for our new Mini Painting Class series that features abstract, modern, and minimalist aesthetics. Students will learn a variety of watercolor techniques and use those techniques to create a collection of miniature paintings to take home!..  more details




Heights Morning Market
@ 3106 White Oak Dr
December 23 // 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM // Free

Shop & Brunch every Sunday at the Heights Morning Market. We are gathering local talented artisans, farmers, and entrepreneurs to bring you the Heights Morning Market located at 3106 White Oak Dr. in the Onion Creek Cafe parking lot. Stop by to shop and stay to brunch, drink mimosas, and listen to live music at Onion Creek...   more details




MON
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24