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June 2019 Calendar

DESIGN/INTERIORS
JUNE 9: 20th Century Main Street Architecture Walk
Join Preservation Houston on this 90-minute docent-led walking tour and learn about Houston’s business development, its history and its changing architectural tastes.
929 Texas Avenue, 713-510-3990, www.preservationhouston.org

JUNE 23-SEPTEMBER 22: “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography”
Explore the rich and varied history of fashion photography through more than 200 photographs by famous practitioners (Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton) as well as lesser-known artists, tracing the genre’s trajectory from niche industry to its gradual recognition as an art form.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7300, www.mfah.org

JUNE 25: AIA Houston Design Awards
The awards program recognizes excellence in architecture, as well as restoration, renovation and urban design, with a focus on quality, sustainable responsibility, innovation, thoughtfulness and technique.
Emancipation Park Cultural Center, 3018 Emancipation Avenue, 713-520-0155, www.aiahouston.org

EVENTS
NOW OPEN: Kathrine G. McGovern Texas Wetlands
Three native Texas species once close to extinction — the bald eagles, whooping cranes and American alligators — are brought together in a lush wetland habitat. A boardwalk gives guests an up-close look at this dynamic ecosystem that also serves as home for gar, snapping turtles, insects and fish.
Houston Zoo, 1513 Cambridge, 713-533-6500, www.houstonzoo.org

JUNE 1-JULY 2: “Ink&Image 2019, Red ... or not”
PrintHouston 2019 ramps up all over town, including at Archway Gallery with demonstrations, lectures, studio tours and prints by Kevin Cromwell, Mary Lee Gray, donna e perkins, Shirl Riccetti, John Slaby and Liz Conces Spencer.
Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, 713-522-2409, www.archwaygallery.com

JUNE 1-29: Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival
The popular Texas Music Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary season. Enjoy festival orchestras with guest conductors Franz Anton Krager (June 7-8), Rossen Milanov (June 15), Carl St. Clair (June 22) and Josep Caballé-Domenech (June 29).
Houston and The Woodlands, 713-743-3167, www.uh.edu/kgmca/music/tmf

JUNE 8: 2019 Houston/Galveston Extreme Weather Ready Expo
Hurricane season begins in June and this free family event presents panels with experts, CPR training, forecasts for this season, and a chance to meet with exhibitors.
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.” Stay after for a tomato and salsa tasting.
The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, www.arborgate.com

JUNE 8: Houston Bridal Flea
Shop, get married, sell and repeat at this intimate pop-up shopping event. From mason jars to bridesmaid gifts, and from stationery to pre-loved gowns, it’s a fun way to get ready for walking down the aisle.
Czech Center Museum Houston, 4920 San Jacinto, www.houstonbridalflea.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.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons, www.downtownhouston.org/diydowntown

JUNE 13: Kinky Boots
With original songs by Cyndi Lauper and book by the legendary Harvey Fierstein, don’t miss this stiletto-studded story about friendship and see why it was named Best Musical in the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier®  awards. Seating is limited.
The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 1-800-821-1894, www.thegrand.com

JUNE 19: Juneteenth in Galveston
The last slaves in the South were freed on June 19, 1865 after the Emancipation Proclamation was read on a harbor pier in Galveston. The island celebrates the day with parades, festivals, picnics, African-American heritage exhibits and concerts.www.Galveston.com

JUNE 21-22, 28-29: ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights
The Houston Symphony is inviting everybody to enjoy these free concerts on the hill: Sibelius & Rachmaninoff (June 21), Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet (June 22), Dvořák’s New World (June 28), and Beethoven 5 (June 29).
Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park, www.houstonsymphony.org

JUNE 22: Holocaust Museum Houston Comes Home
We’ve seen the new “Coexistence” exhibit at Hermann Park and noticed that the HMH website is now bilingual to include Spanish. The $34 million expansion is complete and the nation’s fourth largest Holocaust museum is set to reopen its doors this month, continuing its mission to educate and serve as a voice for human rights and social justice.
Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline, 713-942-8000, www.hmh.org

JUNE 22-23: Texas Home & Garden Show
For almost 40 years we’ve been counting on the THG series for expert advice, money saving tips, remodeling ideas, landscape features and more — from windows and doors to ceilings and floors. Come learn about new products, participate in workshops and comparison shop with local vendors.
NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, www.texashomeandgarden.com

JUNE 28-29: Jeanne Robertson – The Rocking Humor Tour
At six feet, two inches tall, former Miss North Carolina Jeanne Robertson certainly commands attention. But it’s her funny stories about “Don’t bungee jump naked” and “Don’t send a man to the grocery store” that will leave you LOLing.
The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice, Galveston, 1-800-821-1894, www.thegrand.com

 

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