August 2017 Calendar
AUG. 5-31: “ON THE VERGE” EXHIBIT, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday
Paintings by Susan Spjut and photography by Michael Bonagurio put the focus on animals in this tribute to zoos and other wildlife facilities for their care of and education about endangered species. The artists are on hand 5-8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the opening reception.
Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St., 713-522-2409, www.archwaygallery.com
AUG. 12: HOUSTON CONCEPTION ART SHOW, 5 p.m.
Purchase work directly from local artists at the tipping points of their careers. Stop by for this evening of contemporary art, networking, live music and drinks.
Spindletap Brewery, 10622 Hirsch Road, www.conceptionarts.com
AUG. 12: THE MARKET AT SAWYER YARDS, 6-10 p.m.
Stroll and shop at this market featuring a mix of mediums with a focus on folk art. Artisan crafts include packaged specialty foods, too.
The Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer St., www.sawyerstreetmarket.com
AUG. 19-20: SUMMER FLEA, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days
This indoor curated marketplace is full of one-of-a-kind collectibles, jewelry, vintage, mid-century modern furniture, art, crafts, original designs and other artisan goods. Enjoy food, drinks and music — and take home a pet at the adoption center.
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St., www.silverstreethouston.com
AUG. 25-27: DESIGNER SAMPLE SALE,9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday
It only happens once a year, so head over to The Houston Design Center for great discounts — and awesome finds — on designer goods, from antiques, art, accessories, floor samples, case goods, furniture, lighting rugs and more.
7026 Old Katy Road, 713-864-4735, www.thehoustondesigncenter.com
THROUGHOUT AUGUST: “CHILL OUT” AT THE HOUSTON ZOO
It may be hot outside, but the Houston Zoo provides places to beat the heat all summer long as TXU Energy presents “Chill Out.” Guests can stop in one of the zoo’s 13 indoor, air-conditioned “Chill Zones,” as well as participate in “Cool Nights” events, such as “Jungle Jammin’” on Aug. 4 and a block party on Aug. 11.
Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, www.houstonzoo.org/chillout
AUG. 16-17: HOUSTON BUILD EXPO, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. both days
Construction industry members network at Build Expo, a nationwide trade show, with buyers, suppliers, manufacturers and service providers in a face-to-face forum. Highlights for this free event include seminars and demos on both days.
NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, 877-219-3976, www.buildexpousa.com
AUG. 18-20: 43RD ANNUAL VINTAGE GLASS AND ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE, 2-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Collectors, mark your calendars for a big weekend of shopping when the Houston Glass Club once again offers American Depression-era glass, kitchenware, American dinnerware and pottery at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg. Admission at $10 per person is good for all three days or $6 per person for Saturday and Sunday.
Houston Glass Club, www.houstonglassclub.org
SEPT. 2-3: THE WOODLANDS 15TH ANNUAL FALL HOME & GARDEN SHOW, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Transform your house into a dream home or create the custom house of your desires with the latest products and fresh ideas at this favorite show. Feature presenter Dr. Lori Verderame of Discovery Channel’s “Auction Kings” will be on hand to appraise your antiques, and representatives
of Cunningham Gas Products offer live cooking demos both days.
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, www.woodlandsshows.com
SEPT. 9-10: KATY FALL HOME & GARDEN SHOW, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
More than 200 industry experts in landscaping, lighting, flooring, paint, home automation and more are on hand with their products. The show also includes a Vintage Market and Kitchen & Bath Idea Center. Meet Melissa Cervantes, the mastermind behind Dumpster Diva Designs. Harold Kelly from Mélange Catering provides football and fall entertaining tips. Members of Brookwood Community will host a fall plant sale. Everyone enjoys free parking at the site, Merrell Center & Robinson Pavilion, 6301 S. Stadium Lane in Katy.
SEPT. 15-17: HOUSTON ANTIQUES + ART + DESIGN SHOW, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday
Visit the booths of 75 exhibitors from across the United States, Canada and Europe to find antique furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and introducing vintage 20th-century modern.
Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St., 708-366-2710, www.spring.houstonantiquesartdesign.com
SEPT. 23: 7th ANNUAL HOUSTON MODERN HOME TOUR
Presented by the Modern Architecture + Design Society, the self-guided tour gives people a chance to view great examples of modern architecture right in their own city.
SEPT. 23-24: TEXAS HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Take advantage of this show for expert advice, money-saving tips, remodeling ideas, landscape features and everything you need for your home and garden. Attend workshops, comparison shop and learn about the latest products for your home.
NRG Center, Hall C, 1 NRG Park, www.texashomeandgarden.com
SEPT. 25-30: 50TH ANNUAL ROUND TOP FALL ANTIQUE FAIR
Get ready for the silver anniversary of this antiques extravaganza! Following a theme of “50 Years of Fabulous,” the big event means festival-goers searching for the perfect buy; perusing shops in stores, under tents, in dance halls, churches and grocery stores and barns.
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