June 2018 Calendar
JUNE 14: WHERE’S THE BOOK ON MY HOUSE?, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn how to research a historic home by delving into the extensive collections at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. The library’s architectural archivist will discuss most parts of Houston with an emphasis on Heights-specific sources.
Julia Ideson Building, Texas Room, 550 McKinney, 832-393-1662, www.houstonlibrary.org
JUNE 16-17: TEXAS HOME & GARDEN SHOW, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Get remodeling ideas and expert advice on home improvement projects, home décor and the landscaping of outdoor spaces. On the Grow’s Janice Brown will also show how to start an herb garden.
NRG Center, One NRG Park, www.texashomeandgarden.com
JUNE 16: GALVESTON LOFT TOUR, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
This is your chance to look inside the luxurious lofts in downtown Galveston, where interior design blends historic architecture with modern amenities. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.
Edna’s Room, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, www.downtowngalveston.org
JUNE 18: JAY WEHNERT, OUTSIDER ART IN TEXAS: LONE STARS (JOE AND BETTY MOORE TEXAS ART #20, 7 p.m.
Curator, director of Intuitive Eye, and Weird Homes Tour veteran Jay Wehnert will discuss his new book, Outsider Art In Texas: Lone Stars (Joe And Betty Moore Texas Art #20). An avid collector himself, Wehnert takes readers on an eye-popping journey through the lives and work of 11 Texas artists.
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet, 713-523-0701, www.brazosbookstore.com
JUNE 24-SEPTEMBER 16: “JORIS LAARMAN LAB: DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE,”
Experimental Dutch designer Joris Laarman pushes the boundaries of furniture design, incorporating advanced production processes such as digital fabrication and robotics. His cutting-edge designs that borrow from nature have earned the designer international renown.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Audrey Jones Beck Building, 5601 Main, 713-639-7300, www.mfah.org
JUNE 9-10: FLEA AT SILVER STREET: SUMMER FLEA, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Discover artisan goods, vintage, farmhouse rustic home décor and more at this curated indoor market.
Silver Street, 2000 Edwards, 832-356-3275, www.fleaatsilverstreet.com
JUNE 16: FLEA BY NIGHT PRESENTED BY GREEN MOUNTAIN ENERGY®, 6-10 p.m.
Treasure hunt at this nighttime market with Bergamot Patina, Fond Memories Past & Present, Una Luna, Vida Antigua Vintage and more.
Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, 713-400-7336, www.discoverygreen.com
JUNE: TUNNEL TOUR “B”
Houston Historical Tours spotlights its weekday tours of downtown tunnels, skybridges and observation decks, including the second tallest building in Texas, the Wells Fargo Plaza.
Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby, 713-392-0867, www.houstonhistoricaltours.com
JUNE 2-SEPTEMBER 2: “ROOTED, REVIVED, REINVENTED: BASKETRY IN AMERICA,”
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Sundays
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft chronicles the history of American basketry in this summertime exhibit that focuses on color, patterns, shapes and textures.
HCCC, 4848 Main, 713-529-4848, www.crafthouston.org
JUNE 2-JULY 3: SILVIA PINTOSOUZA, “DWELLINGS,” 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays
Painter Silvia PintoSouza won’t allow a piece to leave her studio until she has fallen in love with it, and that passion is evident in these architectural scenes from Italy and other exotic locales.
Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, 713-522-2409, www.archwaygallery.com
JUNE 9: DIY NATURE: TERRARIUMS, 1-3 p.m.
Families build a miniature succulent garden and decorate it with gravel, glass pebbles and whimsical figurines.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway, 713-681-8433, www.houstonarboretum.org
JUNE 9: TOMATO CONTEST, 10 a.m.
Growers will compete in several categories to see who has the largest fruit, best tasting fruit or the highly coveted “prettiest single tomato.” Stay after for a tomato and salsa tasting.
The Arbor Gate, 281-351-8851, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, www.arborgate.com
JUNE 11-JULY 27: SUMMER CRAFT CAMPS 2018, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is presenting four weeklong craft camps where kids will develop skills with clay, fiber and metal.
HCCC, 4848 Main, 713-529-4848, www.crafthouston.org
JUNE 11: DIY DOWNTOWN, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Downtown District presents this Pop Shop America DIY crafting workshop on making felt koozies and coffee dipped spoons in (where else?) the historic Sunset Coffee building.
Buffalo Bayou Partnership, 1019 Commerce, www.downtownhouston.org and www.popshopamerica.com
JUNE 21: LIVE ART BAR, 6-9 p.m.
Watch a live painting demo by local artist Vincent Fink and enjoy cocktail specials during this interactive summer series presented by Four Seasons Hotel Houston in partnership with Disegno.
Four Seasons Hotel Houston, 1300 Lamar, 713-650-1300, www.fourseaons.com
JUNE 22: PINT GLASS ETCHING ART CLASS, 7-9:30 p.m.
Join Pop Shop America and etch your own keepsake pint glass with your initials, favorite logo or unique design. Bring your own beverage and snacks.
Art Cellar Houston, 1460 Eldridge Parkway, www.popshopamerica.com
JUNE 28-JULY 1: SUMMER BOOK ARTS STUDIO, 9:30 a.m.
Discover the art of bookmaking in this hands-on workshop.
The Printing Museum, 1324 West Clay, 713-522-4652, www.printingmuseum.org
OUT OF TOWN
THROUGH JUNE 24: SOUTHWEST GOURD FINE ART SHOW, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays
No trip to The Hill Country is complete without a stop at this downtown Kerrville art center. From feathers, rope and turquoise to a steampunk-inspired chicken, these works of art bear little resemblance to their humble origins.
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett, 830-895-2911, www.kacckerrville.com
JUNE 5-JULY 1: TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Music lovers won’t want to miss The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival® with concerts and recitals by emerging and established musicians.
The University of Houston, Moores School of Music, 3333 Cullen, 713-743-3167, www.tmf.uh.edu
JUNE 8-10: BLANCO LAVENDER FESTIVAL, Noon-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Visit local lavender farms, shop on the grounds of the
historic Old Blanco County Courthouse and sample regional wines, beers and Texas-made foods.
Blanco Chamber of Commerce, 300 Main, Blanco, 830-833-5101, www.blancochamber.com
JUNE 8-9, 15-16: MURDER AT RUTHERFORD HOUSE, 6:30 p.m.
Get ready for an evening of humor and horror at this interactive murder mystery dinner theater, where everybody is a suspect.
Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring, Bastrop, 512-321-6283, www.bastropoperahouse.com
JUNE 16: ART & CULTURE: RENAISSANCE ART, 1-3 p.m.
Architecture expert Sheba Akhtar discusses Renaissance art, from the period’s rebirth of classicism in 1400 to the high Renaissance period of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo.
Fort Bend County Libraries, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond, 281-633-4734, www.hfortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/gm.html
JUNE 28-SEPTEMBER 30: “COMFORT AND GLORY” AND “TRADITIONAL MASTERWORKS,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. Sundays
View traditional quilts by Sue Garman as well as a companion “Comfort and Glory” exhibit. Dig deeper with a free lecture by Kate Adams on June 30 at 3 p.m.
Texas Quilt Museum, 140 West Colorado, La Grange, 979-968-3104, www.texasquiltmuseum.org
JUNE 28-JULY 29: “WHAT GOES AROUND … FIBER ART,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays
View wall hangings in the “Fiber Art” exhibit as well as art created by Hill Country educators.
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center,
228 Earl Garrett, 830-895-2911, www.kacckerrville.com
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
JUNE 22-23, 29-30, JULY 4: EXXONMOBIL SUMMER SYMPHONY NIGHTS, 8:30 p.m.
Miller Outdoor Theatre gets the party started early with family-friendly concerts by Houston Symphony in June. It all caps off with patriotic music and a 10 p.m. fireworks display during the July 4th “Star Spangled Salute.”
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, 281-373-3386, www.milleroutdoortheatre.com
JUNE 30-JULY 4: 49TH ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE DAY AQUABOOM
Llano County comes alive with this multi-day, multi-event festival. The theme of this year’s celebration, presented by the Aquaboom Parks Development and Community Outreach Corporation, is “A Salute to Freedom.”
Kingsland, Texas, 325-388-6211, www.kingslandaquaboom.org
JULY 4: CITGO FREEDOM OVER TEXAS, 4-10 p.m.
The City of Houston’s signature tribute to patriotism returns with four music stages and spectacular fireworks, plus headliner Chris Young (“I’m Comin’ Over”) and special guest The Mavericks.
Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks, 500 Allen Parkway and 1000 Bagby, www.freedomovertexas.org
JULY 4: INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, 7-11 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of live music with the Texas Unlimited Band followed by 15 minutes of fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
CityCentre, 800 Town & Country Boulevard, 713-629-5200, www.citycentrehouston.com
JULY 4: CITY OF GALVESTON CELEBRATION INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND FIREWORKS, 7:30 p.m.
Galveston does it up right with its 179th annual procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performances followed by 20 minutes of fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m.
37th Street and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, www.cityofgalveston.org