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@ The Event: Houston, TX

March 24 / 18

 

From Austin to Houston. For those of you who enjoyed SXSW Film Festival in Austin, you can now take a drive over to Houston. I do miss Texas quite a bit. Haven’t been back there since 1991! I’ve been to Houston for just a short period visiting a friend of my mom’s. Had some great memories though. I’m sure you guys will probably have some great memories too when you come to visit…


Credit Source: http://www.visithoustontexas.com

Multicultural Art & Museums

Asia Society Texas Center

The Czech Cultural Center

Houston Museum of African American Culture

 

 

Free Museums

The Menil Collection

Rothko Chapel

Contemporary Arts Museum

 

 

Live Music

Anderson Fair 

Boondocks 

The Big Easy 

 

 

Performing Arts

Contemporary theater and dance are vibrant in Houston.  Found three that might peak your interest…

Catastrophic Theatre

Divisi Strings

Opera Vista

 

 

 

Bayou City Art Festival

March 24, 2018 – March 25, 2018

Recurring daily

MEMORIAL PARK

6501 1/2 MEMORIAL DRIVE | HOUSTON, TX 77007

Times: 10 am to 6 pm

Area of Town: Memorial Park/Washington Corridor

In Bloom Music Festival

March 24, 2018 – March 25, 2018

Recurring daily

BUFFALO BAYOU

18-3600 ALLEN PKWY | HOUSTON, TX 77019

Phone: 713-936-5965

Times: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days

Area of Town: Downtown

VISIT WEBSITE

 A whole lot of fun things to do while you’re in Houston. To find out what else you can do, go to www.houstontexas.com.

Image Source: City Pictures, Video Blocks, Asia Society, Houston Museum District, & Houston Press
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@ The Event: Austin, Texas

February 17 / 18

The weekend is here! We are now in Austin, Texas, Live Music Capital of the World. That’s what they claim. With so much to do, we see why…


Credit source: http://www.austintexas.org

 

 

ART

BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART

Open Tuesday through Friday from 10 – 5, Saturday from 1 – 5, and Sunday from 1 – 5. Thursdays are free admission days and every third Thursday the museum is open until 9. Admission Prices: Adults $9, Kids 12 and under FREE, Seniors (65+) $7, Youth/College Students (13-21) $5. Admission is free to members, and all current UT ID-holders. For additional information call (512) 471-7324 or visit the website below.

 

THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN – THE JONES CENTER

The Contemporary Austin reflects the spectrum of contemporary art through exhibitions, commissions, education, and the collection.

Closed Monday, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am–7pm and Sunday, 12–5pm.

 

 

 

FESTIVALS

 

3/9/18 – 3/18/18
SXSW® Music, Film and Interactive Conference and Festival
Various Locations

3/30/18 – 3/31/18
Austin Urban Music Festival
Auditorium Shores

4/5/18 – 4/8/18
Austin International Poetry Festival
Various Locations

4/13/18 – 4/15/18
Art City Austin Festival
Palmer Events Center

And many more…

 

 

MUSIC

Carnaval Brasileiro /  sambaparty.com

Rodeo Austin /  rodeoaustin.com  

Urban Music Festival /  urbanmusicfest.com

Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival /  roadwayevents.com  

Old Settler’s Music Festival /  oldsettlersmusicfest.org

Austin Reggae Festival /  austinreggaefest.com

Levitation Music Festival / levitation-austin.com

Lots of things to do in this Texas capital. For those who live in the area, I’m sure you don’t run out of options. If your planning to head out to Austin, go to www.austintexas.org.

 

 

 

Image source: Austin Chronicle & Casual Travalist

@ The Event: Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

January 19 / 18

Friday, Friday, Friday! I’ve been busy getting this post put together. Instead of one city, I’m combining two. Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. Here are some great cultural activities you can do if you decided to visit these two neighboring cities.


Credit source: Visit Dallas & Fort Worth.com

Dallas

ART & CULTURAL 

Dallas Museum of Art

DMA PRESENTS THE KEIR COLLECTION OF ISLAMIC ART GALLERY / JAN 19APR 16 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

 

 Crow Collection of Asian Art

SCULPTING NATURE: JADE FROM THE COLLECTION / JAN 19MAR 10 / Next: Tomorrow 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

Nasher Sculpture Center

SIGHTINGS: NAIRY BAGHRAMIAN / MAR 10JUL 08 / Next: Mar 10 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

MUSIC EVENTS:

Quill

JAZZ JAM SESSION / Jan 25DEC 24 / Next: Thu 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts & Corporate Presentations

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN / JAN 26 / Next: Jan 26 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

Moody Performance Hall

THE ROBERT E. & JEAN ANN TITUS ART SONG RECITAL SERIES AND THE DALLAS OPERA PRESENT: SOPRANO NADINE SIERRA / JAN 28 / Next: Jan 28 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Senior Line Dancing, a free movie screening at the Hope Center, a student art festival at the University of Texas at Dallas, and many more.

Here are a few things you can do in January. Posted by Jamina Tribbett for Visit Dallas

Hang out until midnight at the Dallas Museum of Art during Late Nights at the DMA on Jan. 19 for music, talks, films, gallery tours, kids’ activities and more. This month’s Late Night activities celebrate the museum’s birthday and explore the psychedelic world of Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama.

 Take the kids on a trip to the Dallas Children’s Theater to see “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” show. Watch the illustrations of this beloved children’s book leap from the page to the stage in a bright display of color. The show will occur daily between Jan. 19 to Feb. 25.

Head to East Dallas for the KidFilm Festival at the Angelika Film Center and Café on Jan. 20-21. This two-day lineup of new and classic films for both children and adults also features special guests, readalongs and other fun activities. The tickets are completely free and available at the KidFilm box office one hour before each showtime.

Stop by the Nasher Sculpture Center to see “The Dramastics: A Punk Rock Victory Twister in Texas” exhibit, on display until Jan. 28. The elaborate scenes, made completely of paper and wire, depict the rise of a fictional punk rock band. It’s a display you must see for yourself.

Want to know what else you can do in Dallas? Go to www.visitdallas.com.

 

 

 

 

Fort Worth

ART & CULTURAL

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART – A NEW AMERICAN SCULPTURE, 1914-1945: LACHAISE, LAURENT, NADELMAN AND ZORACH /

  • February 17, 2017 – May 13, 2018

  • Recurring daily

 

Artspace111

CITY SYMPHONY | GROUP EXHIBITION /Opening Reception | February 8, 2018 | 5pm to 8pm |

Exhibition on Display | February 8 – March 17, 2018 |

 

 

MUSIC  & OTHER EVENTS

 

 Jubilee Theater

JUBILEE THEATRE – DETROIT ’67 /

  • December 16, 2017 – February 25, 2018

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

E-MAIL Visit Website

 

 Main Event Entertainment – Fort Worth South

LOOSEN THE BIBLE BELT /

  • Recurring daily

E-MAIL Visit Website

How about the doing a little dancing at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, view some artwork on The Dewey Street Bridge or a variety of Western art at the Will Rodger Memorial Center.

Go to http://www.fortworth.com to gather more information. You can get a kick out of both cities for great art, music, and other events. If you plan on visiting, I hope this was helpful to you.

 

 

Image source: Wikipedia, Photohome.com, Dallas Hot Spots, www.fortworth.com, & Downtown Fort Worth

 

Best of @ The Event: San Francisco, CA

December 15 / 17

Lastly, for today, I’ve chosen my favorite @ The Event post. San Francisco, California. This was featured in March of this year. Let’s read it again shall we…..

cred: trip advisor

Art Museums & Galleries

Secession Art & Design /  Address: 3235 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA94110 / Phone Number: +1 415-279-3058

secessionsf.com  

 

San Francisco Women Artist GalleryAddress: 647 Irving St., San Francisco, CA 94122-2401 / Phone Number: 14155668550

sfwomenartists.org

Asian Art MuseumAddress: 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 / Phone Number: +1 415-581-3500

www.asianart.org

 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) / 151 3rd St, Enter on Howard or Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3107 / Phone Number: +1 415-357-4000

www.sfmoma.org

 

 

CONCERTS & SHOWS

 

San Francisco Opera / 301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102-4509 / Phone Number: +1 415-861-4008

sfopera.com

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123-1002 / Phone Number: +1 415 563 6504

palaceoffinearts.org

The Speakeasy644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 / Phone Number: +1 415-891-9744

www.thespeakeasysf.com

SFJazz Center201 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-5108 / Phone Number: +1 866-920-5299

www.sfjazz.org

San Francisco Playhouse450 Post St Fl 2, San Francisco, CA 94102-1528 / Phone Number: +1 415-677-9596

www.facebook.com/SFPlayhouse

 

FILM FESTIVALS 

San Francisco Internaional Film Festival / April 5 – 19, 2017 / www.sffilm.org

San Francisco Green Film Festival / April 20 – 26, 2017 / www.greenfilmfest.org

just to name a few….

 

 

MUSIC FESTIVALS 

Treasure Island Music Festival / October 14 – 16, 2017 / www.treasureislandfestival.com

Noise Pop Music & Art Festival / February 16 – 26, 2018 / www.noisepop.com

I’m sure there more….

So there you have it. Go to Trip Advisor or go to San Francisco Travel, www.sftravel.com for more information.

Enjoy your Friday, be blessed!

 

 

 

 

featured image: WallpaperPulse, Wikimedia Commons, Museums - Wikia

 

@ The Event: San Antonio, TX

November 17 / 17

Ahhh….Friday! Friyay! My old stomping ground, my second home….San Antonio, Texas. I want to do something a bit different here. Next year San Antonio will celebrate their Tricentennial, 300 years….here a sampling of what activities you can attend during your time in the city.


Credit source: visitsanantonio.com

San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018. The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be commemorated with a year-long calendar of events, activities and innovative initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years.

Here are a few initiatives….

TriArt Grant Program

The TriArt Program was created to inspire a diverse range of art throughout San Antonio that reflects local culture and history. Through these temporary and permanent projects, locals and visitors alike will experience a mixture of art in a variety of expressions that reflect the vibrant pulse of the community. The program provides grants between $1,000 and $20,000 to artists and art organizations.

Public Art

Public art is a major component of Tricentennial. With the Tri Art Grant Program, local artists have an opportunity to provide meaningful enrichment and infuse community spaces with culture throughout 2018 and beyond.

Just a few events that will be celebrated during the tricentennial:

Celebrate San Antonio NYE Celebration

Tricentennial Commemorative Week

The Witte Museum presents 300 Years of San Antonio History: Confluence and Culture

San Antonio Museum of Art presents San Antonio 1718

¡Viva Hemisfair! a 50th Anniversary Celebration

 

In the meantime, take a look at a few activities happening now….

Chuck Ramirez: All This And Heaven Too  / Regular Admission + $10

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 – Sunday, Jan 14, 2018

McNay Art Museum

6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78209

2108245368    Visit Website

 

An Evening In Travis Park  / Free

Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017 – Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

5 – 8 PM

Travis Park

311 E Travis St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Visit Website

 

 

The Latino List: Photographs By Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Friday, Oct 6, 2017 – Sunday, Dec 31, 2017

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 West Jones Ave. , San Antonio, TX 78215

2109788100    Visit Website

For more information go to visitsanantonio.com. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

Image source: www.sanantonio300.org, nations online, & good living

@ The Event in Denver, Colorado

October 20 / 17

Hey Friday! Sooo good to know that the weekend is near. This month we’re in Denver, Colorado. Lots of great and interesting things to do in the Mile High City.  Thanks to denver.org, you can get a look at the activities you can do.


Credit source: denver.org

MUST SEE EXHIBITIONS IN DENVER

MI TIERRA: CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS EXPLORE PLACE

Ends Oct. 22, 2017
Explore contemporary life in the American West through the eyes of 13 Latino artists. The Denver Art Museum presents artwork by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).

BACKSTORY: WESTERN AMERICAN ART IN CONTEXT

Ends Feb. 11, 2018
This exhibition, which will be held at History Colorado Center, features 50 pieces from the collections of History Colorado and the Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art. Come see landscape paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington bronze sculptures, ancestral Puebloan pottery, American Indian artifacts, Civil War relics, saddles, Rockmount clothing and a chuck wagon.

HER PARIS: WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE AGE OF IMPRESSIONISM

Oct. 22, 2017–Jan. 14, 2018
The late 1800s were still a restrictive time for women, including female artists. The Denver Art Museum‘s Her Paris showcases more than 80 paintings by nearly 40 women artists from across Europe and America who moved to Paris to pursue their artistic ambitions despite the societal challenges.

DENVER ARTS WEEK

Nov. 3–11, 2017 
Denver Arts Week — an annual celebration of The Mile High City’s creative culture — takes place in museums, art galleries, theaters and concert halls across seven neighborhood art districts. It also includes the popular Free Night At The Museums, where several of the city’s greatest museums stay open late and waive their usual fees, including the Clyfford Still MuseumDenver Art MuseumMolly Brown House Museum and more.

DENVER ARTS DISTRICT

The First Friday of every month, all seven districts hold art walks, which are open to the public.

  1.  Art District on Santa Fe

  2.  Golden Triangle Creative District

  3.  River North Art District

  4. Tennyson Street Cultural District

  5. Arts on Belmar

  6.  South Pearl Street 

  7. 40 West Arts

PERFORMING ARTS 

SMART PEOPLE

WHEN: Oct. 13–Nov. 19, 2017
WHERE: Ricketson Theatre

SOMETHING ROTTEN

WHEN: Oct. 17–29, 2017
WHERE: 
Buell TheatreDenver Performing Arts Complex

STRAVINSKY’S THE FIREBIRD

WHEN: Oct. 20–22, 2017
WHERE: 
Boettcher Concert HallDenver Performing Arts Complex

DISNEY IN CONCERT: TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

WHEN: Oct. 26–27, 2017
WHERE: 
Boettcher Concert HallDenver Performing Arts Complex

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

WHEN: Oct. 28, 2017
WHERE: 
Boettcher Concert HallDenver Performing Arts Complex

BREAKIN’ CONVENTION

WHEN: Nov. 4–5, 2017
WHERE: 
Buell TheatreDenver Performing Arts Complex

DENVER STREET ART

“Love This City,” by Pat Milbery.

River North Art District

Three to See:

“Reverberations” – Trippy, concentric circles comprised of geometric patterns overtake an otherworldly landscape in this pulsating piece by Damon Soule and Justin Lovato. Find it on the east side of Larimer, between 25th and 26th streets.
“Larimer Boy and Girl” – Artist Jeremy Burns’ clever use of a building’s extruding fins means you can only observe the complete image by walking toward it from a distance. Go one way and you’ll see a boy with a surprised expression; go the other to see a melancholy girl. It’s located at 27th and Larimer.
2668 Walnut St. – Vyal One tackled a massive project when he adorned the entire building at 27th and Walnut in hallucinogenic orbs and eyeballs. The result is electric.

East Colfax

Three to See:

“Oh Snap” – Robin Munro’s more-vivid-than-life portrayal of a startled, green-eyed, purple-haired woman wearing a gas mask is just one of several works that transformed an old car wash into an outdoor gallery at Williams Street and East Colfax Avenue.

“Walmart Girl” – Smiley faces replace the heads on a row of nude, arms-bearing women in this bold statement by Ark Artiste. It, too, is part of the 30-artist installation at Williams and Colfax.

ABend Gallery Mural – The gallery, commissioned Anthony Garcia and Caleb Hahne, features a transfixing image of blindfolded and closed-eye faces fragmented by lines and bursts of color. See it at York and Colfax.

There are no music festivals for now, but check www.denver.org to see more of what this gem of the west has in store.

 

Image source: TripAdvisor

@ The Event: Phoenix, Arizona

September 15 / 17

Friday is here….yea! This month is going pretty fast, isn’t it? Our next stop for @ The Event is Phoenix, Arizona. Thanks to Visit Phoenix we can get a glimpse of what you can be doing while you visit the Valley of the Sun.


Credit source: Visit Phoenix

Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo

  • Phoenix Art Museum
    1625 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ

  • September 14, 2017, to December 31, 2017

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

  • Phone: (602) 257-1880

  • Time: See website for Phoenix Art Museum hours

  • Price: $5 for all ages, plus general admission (required)

 

Of God and Mortal Men

  • Heard Museum
    2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ

  • October 7, 2017, to April 15, 2018

  • Recurring daily

  • Phone: (602) 252-8840

  • Time: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm

  • Price: Included with museum admission

 

Artlink First Fridays

 

Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts

  • Herberger Theater Center
    222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ

  • November 4, 2017

  • Phone: (602) 254-7399

  • Time: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Price: Free

 

Grand Canyon Grandeur Exhibition

  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
    3830 N. Marshall Way Scottsdale, AZ

  • September 14, 2017, to December 31, 2017

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Phone: (480) 686-9539

  • Price: Included with museum admission: $13, adults; $11, seniors (65+) and active military; $8, students (full-time with ID) and children (6-17); free to museum members and children 5 and under.

 

Fountain Hills Festival of Arts and Crafts

  • Avenue of the Fountains

    12925 N. Saguaro Blvd. Fountain Hills, AZ

  • November 10, 2017, to November 12, 2017

  • Recurring daily

  • Phone: (480) 837-1654

  • Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Price: Free admission and parking

 

 

 

 

Lost Lake Festival

October 20-22, 2017

The festival will take place at central Phoenix’s Steele Indian School Park, located at 3rd Street and Indian School Road, and just a 15-minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Friday: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Three-day general admission passes are $224.50 plus fees through September. Starting October 1, the price jumps to $239.50 plus fees. As of publishing this blog post, a limited number of VIP tickets are currently available for $574.50 plus fees.

Single-day tickets will go on sale Friday, September 8. They’ll cost $89.50 plus fees for general admission and $224.50 plus fees for VIP.

Get your tickets here.

 

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  • Hale Centre Theatre

    50 W Page Ave, Gilbert Gilbert, AZ

  • September 14, 2017, to October 7, 2017

  • Recurring daily

  • Phone: (480) 497-1181

  • Time: Show times vary, see website for details.

  • Price: $18-$32

 

Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Old-World Magic

  • Multiple Locations
    2400 E. Missouri Ave Phoenix, AZ

  • Dates: September 16, Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16 Jan 20, Jan 26 – Jan 27, Feb 2 – 3, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, Mar 17, Mar 24, Mar 31, Apr 7, Apr 14, Apr 21, Apr 28, May 5, May 12 – 13, May 19, May 26, 2018

  • Phone: (480) 359-7469

  • Price: See website for availability and ticket information.

 

 

Heard Museum

  • 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 252-8840

    • Fax: (602) 252-9757

 

Phoenix Art Museum

  • 1625 N. Central Ave. Central Avenue and McDowell Road Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 257-1222

    • Fax: (602) 253-8662

 

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

  • 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85050

    • Phone: (480) 478-6000

    • Fax: (480) 471-8690

 

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

  • 215 N. 7th St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 253-0501

    • Fax: (602) 307-9833

 

 

 

Arizona Broadway Theatre

  • 7701 W. Paradise Lane Peoria, AZ 85382

    • Phone: (623) 776-8400

 

Arizona Theatre Company

  • 222 E. Monroe St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 256-6899

    • Fax: (602) 256-7399

 

Arizona Opera

  • 75 N. 2nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

    • Phone: (602) 266-7464

And so much more……Go to www.visitphoenix.com to get even more information about all the events listed here and on their website. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed!

 

 

@ The Event: Las Vagas

August 25 / 17

Hello and Happy Friday! This month we’re making a stop in Las Vegas for some fun events.


credit source: Life is Beautiful, Youtube, Neon Museum & The Smith Center

 

The festival will be held September 22 – 24, 2017. Go to lifeisbeautiful.com for more details.

 

 

THE NEON MUSEUM

Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment.

 

 

Click on www.neonmuseum.org to book a tour.

Other places to visit:

Madame Tussauds

Wanna The King and I, The Beach Boys, Lily Tomlin…are you interested in Broadway, classical, jazz? Well, The Smith is just the place.

For more go to www.thesmithcenter.com for more information.

Here is the Las Vegas Strip, courtesy of BriSchwab.

 

Of course, that is not all you can, see, or do in Vegas. If Vegas is your next vacation spot, book your trip at www.lasvegas.com. Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.

 

 

 

Image sources: Wallpapersafari & Roadtrippers