May 2019 Calendar
MAY 4-5, 11-12: 45th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour
Each year the Galveston Historical Foundation seeks out extraordinary homes that preserve the rich history of Galveston. The private homes can be intimately small or magnificently large, but they all offer a unique look at the architecture and craftsmanship from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Galveston, 409-765-7834, www.galvestonhistory.org
MAY 4 and 11: 2019 Houston Pond and Water Garden Tour
There’s something calming about listening to the sounds of a waterfall or fountain, and getting caught up watching the fish swim under and around the water lilies. Here’s your chance to tour several backyard ponds and water gardens over two weekends and ask homeowners for tips and tricks.
www.houstonpondsociety.org and www.lonestarkoi.com
MAY 8: HCC Interior Design Student Portfolio Show: Reveal
Come view work by the rising stars of interior design with Houston Community College’s annual portfolio show. More than 500 professionals will be viewing the designs and quite possibly extending offers of employment.
The Decorative Center Houston, 5120 Woodway, www.hccs.edu/reveal
MAY 9: A Spring Floral Design Presentation & Workshop with Madeleine Elmer
Award-winning floral designer Madeleine Elmer (Fleur de Vie) will show how to create standout seasonal arrangements and offer pro tips on color palettes, textures and how to best complement interior spaces.
Houston Design Center, Leisure Collections, 7026 Old Katy Road, Showroom 152, 713-864-2660, www.thehoustondesigncenter.com
MAY 16: Book Signing with Patrick Sutton
Interior designer Patrick Sutton relies on his extensive travels and background in architecture to deliver elegant and luxurious design. He has just released his new book, Storied Interiors, and will be on hand for a book signing at M. Naeve. Joining Sutton in the panel discussion is award-winning residential architect Jeffrey Dungan.
M. Naeve, 1911 Westheimer, 713-524-0990, www.patricksutton.com/book
MAY 9-11: Vintage Market Days of Southwest Houston
Discover unique vintage and vintage-inspired goods, architectural salvage, repurposed finds, jewelry and clothing at this “Simply Spring” event.
Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 Highway 36 South, Rosenberg, www.vintagemarketdays.com/market/southwest-houston
OPENS MAY 4: “The Art of Texas: 250 Years”
Put San Antonio on your trip list for this major and massive exhibition that includes more than 100 objects from noted artists Georgia O’Keeffe, John Biggers, Jesús Moroles, Julian Onderdonk and Theodore Gentilz, among others.
The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, 210-357-1900, www.wittemuseum.org/art-texas-250-years
MAY 8: DIY Downtown: Mala Bracelets Workshop
Select from wooden beads, gemstones and crystals to make your own meditation and prayer beads at this crafting class. Enjoy light bites and sips from Local Foods and Phoenicia in this partnership between the Downtown District and Pop Shop America.
The Hines Center, 500 Fannin, Suite 100, www.downtownhouston.org/diydowntown
MAY 11: Art in the Garden
Felder Rushing, author of Yard Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Unbelievable, leads this seminar that highlights the imaginative creations from Houston Llew (enameled spiritiles), Susan Hood, Lorenzo’s Birdhouses, and JJ Potts (ceramic Shroomyz garden mushrooms).
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com
MAY 11: Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Truckload Sale
The Green Building Resource Center wants to help Houstonians conserve water and resources with these discounted rain barrels made from recycled material. Order online and pick-up on May 11.
Houston Permitting Center (West) parking lot, 1002 Washington Avenue, 832-394-9050, www.greenhoustontx.gov/compostbinssale.html
MAY 17-18: Empty Bowls Houston
See, be seen, and be among the first to select from the beautifully handcrafted bowls at the ticketed preview party on Friday night. Or come back the next day for pottery and woodturning demonstrations and a chance to purchase your own one-of-a-kind bowl. This national grassroots effort helps feed the hungry in our community and benefits the Houston Food Bank.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main, 713-529-4848, www.crafthouston.org/events
MAY 18: Flea by Night presented by Green Mountain Energy®
Treasure hunt at this destination market with artful kitsch, vintage items, midcentury modern furniture and recycled or repurposed items from local artisans and designers.
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, www.discoverygreen.com/flea
MAY 18: Music to My Beers Fest
Enjoy live music, food trucks and sips from craft breweries at this daylong celebration of the finer things in life.
Pearland Town Center, south parking lot near Dillard’s, 11200 Broadway, Pearland, www.visitpearland.com/event/music-to-my-beers-fest
MAY 23-July 6: 14th Annual Southwest Gourd Fine Arts Show
Witness the imagination and creativity as local artists transform the humble gourd into beautiful works of art. The reception for the gourd exhibit, as well as the concurrent show by the Southern Watercolor Society, is May 25 from 2-4 p.m..
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett, Kerrville, 830-895-2911, www.kacckerrville.com
MAY 27: Lust for Life
Released in 1956, this classic film pairs beautifully with the MFAH’s blockbuster exhibit. Starring Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh and directed by Vincente Minnelli, it documents the artist’s friendship with Paul Gauguin (Anthony Quinn).
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7515, www.mfah.org/calendar/lust-for-life
MAY 30 and JUNE 9, 21: At Eternity’s Gate
If you haven’t checked out the Vincent van Gogh exhibit at MFAH yet, it’s a must-see. The fever continues with this Julian Schnabel-directed film starring Willem Dafoe that takes audience members inside the world and mind of the Dutch post-impressionist painter.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7515, www.mfah.org/calendar/at-eternitys-gate
JUNE 3-9: 15th Anniversary Wine & Food Week
Food & Vine Time Productions returns to The Woodlands for this weeklong extravaganza that showcases master chefs, winemakers and culinary educators while attracting avid foodies and wine enthusiasts.
Multiple locations, The Woodlands, 713-557-5732, www.wineandfoodweek.com
JUNE 8: 2019 Houston/Galveston Extreme Weather Ready Expo
Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Hurricane season begins in June and lasts through November and this free family event presents panels with experts, CPR training, forecasts for this season, and a chance to meet with exhibitors who can help you prepare and protect.
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, www.hurricaneworkshop.com
JUNE 8: Tomato Contest
Growers will compete in several categories to see who has the largest fruit, best tasting fruit or the highly coveted “prettiest single tomato.” Judges are Bill Adams, Mark Brann and Chef Chris Crowder. Stay after for a tomato and salsa tasting.
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com
JUNE 12: DIY Downtown: Terrarium Building
Join Pop Shop America and the Downtown District to make mini container gardens from plants, vessels, rocks, sand, soil and cute embellishments. Nosh on yummies from Local Foods and Phoenicia and even create a miniature art car, courtesy of Saint Arnold.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons, www.downtownhouston.org/diydowntown