April 2017 Calendar
APRIL 1-MAY 4: “BECOMING PAINT”
Archway Gallery presents new works by donna e perkins in this exhibit, “Becoming Paint.”
2305 Dunlavy St., 713-522-2409, www.archwaygallery.com
APRIL 9: WATERCOLOR ART SOCIETY-HOUSTON SHOW
An opening reception 3:30-5 p.m. April 9 kicks off this show following the theme of “Texas” in the organization’s gallery space, 1601 W. Alabama St. The juried exhibit runs through May 4.
APRIL 19: SPRING MARKET AT DECORATIVE CENTER HOUSTON, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Head to Decorative Center for a one-day-only chance to see the latest in home decor trends. Showrooms launch new collections and offer design inspirations, book signings and much more.
5120 Woodway Drive, 713-961-9292, www.decorativecenter.com
APRIL 25-26: “FLORESCENCE,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
One of the nation’s largest competitive floral shows, the 12th biennial “Florescence” showcases floral and horticulture arrangements reflecting the theme of “Waves.” Presented by The Garden Club of Houston, the River Oaks Garden Club and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, “Florescence” is sanctioned by the Garden Club of America.
MFAH, 5601 Main St., 713-800-5345, www.flohouston.org
APRIL 28-30: TEXAS FINE MINERAL SHOW,
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Visit booth after booth hosted by some of the finest mineral dealers in the world for procurement of specimens, fossils, gems and jewelry to help your collection grow, as well as meet potential mentors and see, touch and feel nature's art in real time. The show is free, except for the minerals, of course! Set for the Holiday Inn & Suites in The Woodlands, 19333 David Memorial Drive, the event turns hotel rooms into museum-like showplaces.
APRIL 6-9: 14TH ANNUAL SUGAR LAND WINE & FOOD AFFAIR
The Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair brings together internationally acclaimed wineries and Texas’ superstar chefs to create a series of dining, wine tastings, an exciting bartending contest, an elegant grand tasting, a decadent outdoor “Sip and Stroll” through the historic Imperial District and an around-the-world “Bistro Brunch.”
APRIL 8-9: HOUSTON HEIGHTS SPRING HOME & GARDEN TOUR, noon-6 p.m.
“Heights Hidden Beauties” opens the doors to six renovated and recently constructed houses displaying a diverse mix of architectural styles and gardens. Hosted by the Houston Heights Association.
APRIL 8-9: SPRING GIFT MARKET, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday,11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Home for the Holidays Gift Market presents this shopping extravaganza with 200-plus vendors at the Katy Merrell Center, 6301 S. Stadium Lane.
APRIL 15: VERTICAL GARDENS MADE EASY…AND AFFORABLE, 10 a.m.
Let Steven Chamblee of Chandor Gardens show you how to make inexpensive, long-lasting vertical garden panels that are easy to plant and maintain. He’ll create several themed versions, then draw for lucky winners to take them home.
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com
APRIL 22: EARTH DAY CELEBRATIONS & PICNIC IN THE PARK AT EVELYN’S PARK CONSERVANCY, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Observances around the city for the worldwide celebration include “Picnic in the Park.” Grab your gingham for a day of picnicking festivities at Houston’s newest park, located at 4400 Bellaire Blvd. Enjoy everything delicious at the cafe culinary events, mini-farmers market and beer and wine tastings. Boost your heart rate with fun fitness classes, kids’ activities and treasure hunts.
APRIL 22: EAST MONTROSE CIVIC ASSOCIATION’S 11th BIENNIAL FOODIE HOME TOUR & ART WALK, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tour a wide variety of architectural styles at six homes from historic to modern, showing the results of diverse renovations characteristic of this eclectic neighborhood. Also make time for the Art Walk. Six restaurants will offer delectable tastings to tour-goers. Advance tickets are $15, while tour-day tickets are $20 and available at any tour home.
APRIL 29-30: 2017 GOOD BRICK TOUR, noon-5 p.m. both days
Visit five outstanding projects recognizing exceptional historic preservation efforts during the annual Good Brick Tour presented by Preservation Houston. This year the nonprofit organization showcases properties from the late 1800s through the 1920s in neighborhoods across Houston. Advance tickets are $25 per person through April 27 online via Preservation Houston, www.preservationhouston.org/goodbricktour/, and $30 per person after and on the days of the tour at each featured location. Tickets provide one admission to each building on tour and may be used both days of the tour. Check out Houston House & Home’s guide in this issue, also available for free at each tour location.
713-510-3990 or email email@example.com
THROUGH JULY 30: “DECORATIVE ARTS IN THE AGE OF VICTORIA”
“Decorative Arts” showcases objects from both the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Rienzi collections and includes porcelain, glass, jewelry, miniatures, wallpaper and furniture. This exhibition is one of two special shows presented at Rienzi this year.
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Drive, www.mfah.org
OUT OF TOWN
APRIL 8-9: CHAPPELL HILL 53RD ANNUAL BLUEBONNET FESTIVAL, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
The festival boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors (home decor, gardening, artists, craftsmen, jewelry, clothing, etc.), delicious country-style food, live entertainment and music and tours of the historic community. A special children’s activity corner provides pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, barrel train and more. A wildflower photo exhibit is on display at the Chappell Hill Historical Society Museum, 9220 Poplar St., during April and May.
APRIL 22: SAN JACINTO DAY FESTIVAL AND BATTLE REENACTMENT, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The largest battle reenactment in the state is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival. Sponsored by the San Jacinto Museum of History Association, the festival is a full day of entertainment, vendors, food, family activities, cultural exhibitors, games and fun set amid living history, music and dancing on three stages featuring country-western bands, flamenco dancers, Native American presentations, square dancers and much more.
One Monument Circle, La Porte, 281-479-2421, www.sanjacinto-museum.org
APRIL 28-29: MR FEST IN SAN MARCOS
Conceived as a one-day music event in 2008, MR Fest has since grown into an annual, weekend-long showcase of local music, art and comedy hosted at numerous venues in and around downtown San Marcos.
APRIL 29: GALVESTON DOWNTOWN LOFTS TOUR, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Here’s your chance to get a glimpse into nine super-cool urban lofts, all large, open and historic yet modern spaces in beautifully restored buildings downtown. Advance tickets are $30 available online and $35 the day of the tour. Each attendee gets a map of locations at check-in Saturday morning at The Grand 1894 Opera House.
MAY 6-7: FAYETTEVILLE ARTWALK, 10 a.m.-
5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
More than 60 participating artists exhibit their creations on the lawn of the courthouse square in this juried art show sponsored by Arts for Rural Texas (ARTS). The schedule also includes performing musicians, children’s art instructions and activities and wine and food booths.
MAY 6-7 and 13-14: GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION HOME TOUR, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
View Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes. Large, small and everything in between, the 2017 tour has something for everyone. Tickets are $30 for non-members before May 1 and $35 after and are available online. For group sales of 20 or more, please contact the foundation.
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