Friday, August 17, 2018
City Acre Brewing Co. celebrates the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey by hosting the We Survived Harvey Anniversary Party. All day this Friday, sign your name or doodle on the last wall to be repainted, try their Houston-inspired brews, eat a plate of Hurricane Fries and take part in the raffle and silent auction. $1 of each beer sale will benefit Habitat for Humanity and those still struggling. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/196495247873849/.
Faces of Syrian Refugees, photographed by Michael S. Cohen, is an exhibit consisting of life-sized color portraits accompanied by Proust questionnaire style interviews, offering an intimate visit with 20 Syrian refugees. The exhibition also includes a special feature of numerous Houston-area Holocaust survivors. This insightful exhibition is located in the Holocaust Museum Houston at the Mincberg Gallery and on view until August 26, 2018. For more information, visit houmuse.org/explore/events/faces-of-syrian-refugees/.
Saturday, August 18, 2018
The Children’s Museum of Houston, NBC and Telemundo stations all across the country are participating in Clear the Shelters. All day this Saturday, come find, adopt and rescue a furry friend as hundreds of animal shelters and rescues offer no-cost or reduced pet adoption fees. Crime Stoppers of Houston will also host presentations on proper pet care, responsibilities of owning a pet and prevention of cruelty against animals and strays. For more information, visit www.cmhouston.org/event/cleartheshelters.
Take part in the Run From The Sun 5K at the UTHealth Recreation Center in the support to fight against skin cancer! For $20, this 5K includes participation, t-shirts, automatic entry into raffle with sponsor prizes, refreshments and post-race social. You can choose to walk or run; all athletic levels are welcome! Glow sticks and bright colors encouraged! For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/187113235283154/.
Sign up to receive free school supplies while supplies last at Felix H. Morales Funeral Home for the 21st Annual Back To School Giveaway. From 8AM to 10AM, Christus St. Mary’s Clinic will also be giving FREE immunizations and sports physicals for 2 months to 18 year olds. For more information, visit moralesfoundation.com/node/79.
Anytime between noon to 10PM this Saturday, head down to Hermann Square at City Hall to get your grub on at the 2018 Houston Food Fest! $5 gets you in the door to one of the best Houston foodie events of the year! From tacos to gumbo to vegan delights to ice cream, you’ll find everything you’re craving and more. For tickets and more information, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-houston-food-fest-tickets-43936853311?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
From 1PM-3:30PM, prepare delicious and delicate Parisian cookies during the Macaron Magic Workshop at The Happy Macaron. For $49.95, participants will have a chance to learn and take home a box of six handmade red velvet and lemon creme macarons stuffed with decadent fillings. For more information, visit thehappymacaron.com/index.html.
For our crafts and DIY-lovers, come learn the basics of hand lettering and painting watercolor flower wreaths at the Hand Lettering with Watercolors Class at Honey Art Cafe. All you need to bring is a one-to-five-word quote or phrase for the focus of their painting and the basic supplies for the class will be provided. Class this Sunday start at 3PM and ticket price is $35. For tickets and information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1841447152534652/?event_time_id=1917888838223816.
Bring your pups to Cellar 7 Wine & Bar Bites for this Sunday’s Pups on the Patio. Starting at 4PM, grab a drink because they will also provide tasty treats for the pups to try! For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/309488329587308/.