May 2017 Calendar
MAY 5-6: The JOY OF QUILTS, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Presented by the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston, the 2017 show also includes a live auction, silent auction and basket raffle. The guild, a group of quilters and quilt-lovers over 300 strong, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to this art form.
Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road, Stafford, www.qgghouston.org
MAY 6-JUNE 1: “THINGS I SAID” AT ARCHWAY GALLERY
Veronica Dyer’s exhibition, “Things I Said,” opens May 6 with a reception 5-8 p.m. and remains on view through June 1. Dyer works primarily with acrylics to create abstract works in this show, a series of paintings incorporating layering of paint and other materials.
Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St., 713-522-2409, www.archwaygallery.com
MAY 11-14: SPRING DASH MARKET, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
DASH, Design | Art | Style | Home, is a thoughtfully curated show featuring the best of local and national dealers offering unique finds for the home including contemporary, industrial, mid-century modern, antiques, retro and vintage, fine/decorative art, textiles, architectural elements and more. A $10 ticket is good for the entire weekend. Proceeds benefit Citizens for Animal Protection.
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St., 713-552-7752, www.dashhouston.com
MAY 13: FLOWER-PALOOZA, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pop Shop America gives attendees a chance to shop stylish indoor gardens like terrariums, flower crowns and more florals, as well as essential oils (think Mother’s Day!). You’ll also find vessels in an abundance of styles.
Pop Shop America Boutique, 321 W. 19th St., www.popshopamerica.com
MAY 6-7: HOUSTON ANNUAL POND TOUR, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
A dozen private water gardens and koi ponds open to the public highlight serene garden pools to huge multi-pond landscapes — and with show-quality koi. Pond owners will be on hand to talk with visitors. Sponsored by the Houston Pond Society and the Lone Star Koi Club, this self-guided tour spans the greater Houston area, with half the ponds open on Saturday and half open on Sunday. A $10 ticket is good for both days and can be purchased in advance at the Nelson Water Gardens and Nursery in Katy or at any of the tour homes on the days of the tour.
713-528-5614, www.houstonpondsociety.org or www.lonestarkoi.com
May 9: BRIE ARTHUR DINNER AND LECTURE, beginning at 5 p.m.
Peckerwood Garden hosts a special evening with horticulturist, author and PBS correspondent Brie Arthur. Her first book, “The Foodscape Revolution,” will be available for purchase at her presentation. Space is limited, so advance purchased reservations are necessary.
Peckerwood Garden, 20559 FM 239 in Hempstead, 979-826-3232, www.peckerwoodgarden.org
MAY 13: HOUSTON CRAWFISH, CRAB & GRILL FESTIVAL, 2-11 p.m.
The festival gives the entire family a taste of crawfish, crab and everything grilled from local restaurants, caterers and food trucks. Kick up your heels to live performances by zydeco, R&B, soul and reggae bands, as well as some of Houston’s most popular DJs. A Kids’ Zone and arts and crafts venders add to the day.
Hobby Event Center, 9906 Gulf Freeway, 281-931-4993, www.hccgfest.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
MAY 5-6: 2017 GALVESTON ISLAND FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL, 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday
The 8th annual event offers something for everyone, from wine parings, specialty food items, culinary talks, artisan exhibits and live musical entertainment. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn secret tips from popular chefs and wine makers.
5600 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, www.galvestonfoodandwinefestival.com
MAY 5-7: 18TH ANNUAL ANTIQUES FESTIVAL IN MONTGOMERY, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday,
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
The Historic Montgomery Business Association once again presents this family-friendly festival with an extended late-night “shop until you drop” on Saturday. Enjoy food, beer and wine as you hunt for that perfect find at this free event.
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, wine tastings 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 and are available online. For group sales of 20 or more, please contact the foundation.
MAY 25-JUNE 25: SOUTHWEST GOURD FINE ART SHOW
“Inspired by Nature, Refined by Imagination,” this annual show features more than 100 carved, painted, inlaid and otherwise creatively enhanced gourds by the nation’s best artists. Most of the gourd art is for sale and visitors will find something for every kind of home or office decor. Admission is free.
Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett in Kerrville, 830-895-2911, www.kacckerville.com
MAY 27-28: 21ST ANNUAL ROCKPORT FESTIVAL OF WINE & FOOD, 2-11 p.m. Saturday, 2-10 p.m. Sunday
A fundraiser for the Texas Maritime Museum, this year’s festival following the theme of “Casinos & Cabernets” includes more than 100 varieties of wines, VIP tastings, lectures, food and shopping vendors, live bands and beer booths. On the grounds of the Texas Maritime Museum, 1202 Navigation Circle, Rockport.
For ticket information, contact: www.texasfestivalofwines.com
JUNE 3: EMPTY BOWLS HOUSTON, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Purchase one-of-a-kind creations from 2,000-plus handcrafted bowls donated by Houston-area ceramists and craft artists as a fight-hunger campaign and fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank. The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and the world. Live music, soup ingredients donated by presenter Whole Foods Market and prepared by staff at the food bank’s kitchen and artist demonstrations throughout the day add to the popular event.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St., www.emptybowlshouston.org
JUNE 3: EXTREME WEATHER READY EXPO, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The annual Houston/Galveston Hurricane Workshop aims to prepare residents for hurricane season at the expo in Hall A of the George R. Brown Convention Center. As well, fun, games, prizes and great information on how to prepare for emergencies are also part of this free event. Presented by the expo group, Ready Houston and the city’s Office of Emergency Management.
JUNE 3-4: THE WOODLANDS 15TH ANNUAL HOME & GARDEN SHOW, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
More than 200 local home improvement professionals are on hand to show their wares, from kitchen cabinets to new countertop designs to barn doors — and to answer your questions. Special guests include J Schwanke, TV personality and author, with tips on making your own floral arrangements; and Randy Lemmon, popular “GardenLine” host. Don’t miss the sizzling backyard cooking demos by Cunningham Gas Products.
Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, www.WoodlandsShows.com
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