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August 2018 Calendar

DESIGN/INTERIORS

AUGUST 15-16: Houston Build Expo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Whether your plans involve new construction or remodeling, the Houston Build Expo offers the chance to view thousands of products and services, attend informative workshops and seminars, and take advantage of discount pricing for attendees only.
One NRG Park, 877-219-3976, www.buildexpousa.com   

AUGUST 23-27: Designer Sample Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday
Ready, set, go for Houston Design Center’s annual summer sales event that allows the public to view and purchase one-of-a-kind antiques, art, accessories, floor samples, residential furniture, lighting, Oriental rugs and more. Come early, catch a design lecture (or two), and grab lunch from local food trucks.
7026 Old Katy Road, 713-864-2660, www.thehoustondesigncenter.com

SEPTEMBER 8-9: Fall Katy Home & Garden Show, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
This biannual show features a Vintage Market with creative furnishings and décor, a kitchen and bath idea center, seminars, exhibitors and food trucks for refueling midday. Chat with hundreds of experts to get inspiration for your next renovation project, room makeover or backyard upgrade.
Merrell Center and Robinson Pavilion, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy, www.fallkatyhomeandgardenshow.com

SEPTEMBER 8-9: Fall House Beautiful Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday,
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday
The 16th Annual Home and Garden Show has just been rebranded, adding a Hot Tub and Swim Spa Expo by Primo Spas to its existing line-up of exhibitors for outdoor kitchens, landscaping and dream house updates. Get expert tips from pro speakers on cabinetry, custom homes, design and more.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, www.woodlandsshows.com

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE

AUGUST 4: White Linen Night in the Heights, 6-10 p.m.
It’s fun to don white attire and check out the crowds that show up for this annual event. It’s also a chance to shop local and pick up some great artwork or vintage goods in this historic part of town. The excitement is contagious and shoppers will discover that surrounding streets also are staying open late on this one magical night.
200-300 blocks of 19th Street, www.theheightswhitelinennight.com

AUGUST 17-19: 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
The Houston Glass Club organizes this annual event that features beautiful Depression era glass, elegant kitchenware, vintage dinnerware and pottery; plus there’s a whole second building for area antique dealers.
Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 Highway 36 South, Rosenberg, 281-240-0382, www.houstonglassclub.org

EVENTS

AUGUST 8: DIY Coffee Mugs Stylish Craft Class, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join Pop Shop America and the Downtown District to make a pair of coffee mugs using either a marbling technique or with ceramic pen and ink (or both). Enjoy the company of crafters while noshing on light bites from Local Foods, sweet treats from Phoenicia and adult beverages.
WeWork, 708 Main, www.downtownhouston.org  or www.popshopamerica.com

AUGUST 10-11: Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, 3 p.m.
In this film by Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen, explore how the artists featured in the 2016 exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts, London — Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Camille Pissarro and John Singer Sargent — cultivated their own gardens as inspiration.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7515, www.mfah.org/films

AUGUST 11: Naturally Wild Families: DIY Natural Dyes, 1-3 p.m.
Channel summer’s bounty in a whole new way and dye bandanas and homemade paper with beets, turmeric and other plants.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway, 713-681-8433, www.houstonarboretum.org/
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AUGUST 15: Happy Hour with Pinot’s Palette, 5:30 p.m.
Gather under the Trumpet Flower sculpture and paint your own masterpiece with Pinot’s Palette while enjoying wine and light bites. Space is limited.
Main Street Square, 1000 Main, downtownhouston.org

AUGUST 16-NOVEMBER 24: “South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Houston,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays
More than 60 works featuring scenes of Houston created by local artists during a 130 year period are on display at The Heritage Society Museum. It’s sort of a one-exhibit, two-venues sort of deal, with “Houston Paints Mexico” on view over at the Houston Public Library.
The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby, 713-655-1912, www.heritagesociety.org

AUGUST 16: Hand Sculpted Jewelry Makerspace Workshop, 7-9:30 p.m.
Instructor Ruthi Drori-Mitelman will guide students into the world of resin sculpting for jewelry. Create your own bead-inlaid pendant and gain confidence in your artistic abilities.
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, 5601 South Braeswood, 713-729-3200, www.erjcchouston.org

AUGUST 18: Wine Bottle Wind Chimes, 1-3 p.m.
Recycle those empty wine bottles and jars to create beautiful wind chimes for porch or garden.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway, 713-681-8433, www.houstonarboretum.org/events/
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AUGUST 24-25: David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 3 p.m.
This film produced by Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen includes interviews with Britain’s most popular artist as well as highlights from his “A Bigger Picture” and “82 Portraits and One Still Life” exhibitions in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7515, www.mfah.org/films

AUGUST 25-NOVEMBER 10: “South and North of the Border: Houston Paints Mexico,” closed Sundays and Mondays
Dating back to 1905 when Emma Richardson Cherry traveled to Mexico City, early Houston artists have been inspired by our neighbor to the south. View works by Grace Spaulding John, Richard Stout, Leila McConnell, Bill Condon and others.
Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building, 550 McKinney, 832-393-1662, www.houstonlibrary.org

AUGUST 26: TransCanada Theater District Open House, 12-5 p.m.
After months of planning and preparations, last year’s Theater District Open House was washed out by Hurricane Harvey. But a new arts season is about to begin so come experience the thrill with backstage tours, exciting performances, artful adventures and so much more.
Alley Theatre, 615 Texas; Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana; Hobby Center, 800 Bagby; Revention Music Center, 520 Texas; and Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas, www.theaterdistrictopenhouse.com

OUT OF TOWN

AUGUST 25: AIA SandCastle Competition,9 a.m.-5 p.m.
More than 60 teams will begin building at 6:30 a.m., creating amazing sculptures out of sand and vying for the coveted Gold Bucket Award. This fundraising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation is one of Galveston’s top five events of the year. There’s a new award this year — Greatest Feat of Structural Ingenuity — so prepare to be amazed.
East Beach, 1923 Boddeker, Galveston, www.aiahouston.org/v/site-home/AIA-Sandcastle/3m

SEPTEMBER 6-30: American Watercolor Society Traveling Show
Head out to The Hill Country and stop by this downtown Kerrville art center to see sublime watercolors. Concurrent exhibits feature quilts, woodturned objects and landscape oils by Patty Thomas.
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett, 830-895-2911, www.kacckerrville.com

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