EVENTS

The Curt Miller Magic and Comedy Show Live at Moody Gardens Hotel

Daily July 1 through 7, 2017

Magic! Comedy! “Vegas-Style” Grand Illusions! The Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show returns to the beautiful Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston for the 9th great year with many new surprises for 2017.

Magician & Illusionist Curt Miller blends dazzling magic, music, dance, and great comedy in a theatrical show that will leave your whole family amazed, amused, and most of all, entertained!

The Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show has dazzled over 85,000 people at Moody Gardens. You’ll see people levitating and disappearing right before your eyes. You might even get chosen to be a part of the show! Don’t miss your chance to see a family-friendly “Vegas-style” magic show right here in Galveston.

A limited number of seats are available, so order your tickets today at www.MagicComedyShow.com (before they disappear). Daily shows at 1 and 7 p.m. Prices are Adults, $23, Kids (3-12) $16.

For more call 832-767-2692. Moody Gardens Hotel is located at 7 Hope Blvd. in Galveston.

Enjoy Lunch with an Astronaut at Space Center Houston

Start your weekend with a cosmic lunch with a NASA astronaut like John David Bartoe or Jerry Ross. For a limited time, Space Center Houston will offer its Lunch with an Astronaut experience on Friday and Saturday.

This event gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand stories from a NASA astronaut while enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by our in-house catering staff.

As a special memento of your visit, you will receive a personalized photograph from our guest astronaut. Ticket price also includes admission to Space Center Houston where you can experience over 400 things to see and do, including a behind-the-scenes look at NASA on the NASA Tram Tour.

Reserve your seat, and pick your date for these monthly luncheons at https://spacecenter.org/attractions/lunch-with-an-astronaut.  Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in advance.

The vision, passion and design behind Buffalo Bayou Park revealed in new book, From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park

Reception on June 27 at Brazos Bookstore

Buffalo Bayou Partnership is thrilled to announce the release of From Rendering to Reality:  The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park that takes readers through the concepts, people, and unique public private partnership that shaped Buffalo Bayou Park into one of this country’s great urban greenspaces.

The book also includes historical images and maps, along with fascinating insights into the thoughtful design behind the park’s success. From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park highlights the enriched native landscape and wildlife habitat, wide range  of trail improvements, creative lunar cycle lighting scheme, multi-faceted destinations and their architectural considerations, plus major public art installations.

Coauthored by Sandra Cook, Anne Olson and David Theis, the book was designed by Pentagram in Austin, and features spectacular photographs by Jim Olive, Katya Horner and others.

Join Buffalo Bayou Partnership and Brazos Bookstore for a reception and the unveiling of the commemorative book, From Rendering to Reality: The Story of Buffalo Bayou Park on June 27 from 7-8 p.m. at Brazos Bookstore located at 2421 Bissonnet St.

Stephen Fox, who wrote the book’s foreword, will provide a brief history of Houston’s planning and the importance of the iconic greenspace, Buffalo Bayou Park.

Please RSVP to Jessica McFall at jmcfall@buffalobayou.org by June 20.

The book is now on sale ($40 plus tax) at Buffalo Bayou Park’s Visitor Centers at The Water Works (105 Sabine St.) and Lost Lake (3422 Allen Parkway) or online at www.buffalobayou.org.  Distributed by Texas A&M University Press, the book will soon be available from fine booksellers.

Levy Park Houston

Public Invited to Levy Park to Hear Silk Road Jazz Quartet on May 19

Event is the First of Many Live Concerts to take Place at the Performance Pavilion at Levy Park

Levy Park Conservancy presents the first of many live concerts in Levy Park, located in Upper Kirby, with the Silk Road Jazz Quartet performing on Friday, May 19 from 7-9 p.m.

Levy Park’s Performance Pavilion will be the site of this inaugural concert. The structure faces the Park’s Event Lawn, which can accommodate up to 3,000 people for concerts and performances of all types. The concert by this instrumental jazz band is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring a picnic dinner, or they can purchase food and beverage from food trucks in the Park.

Levy Park is located at 3801 Eastside. Street parking is available on Wakeforest Avenue and Eastside Street, and garage parking is available at 2925 Richmond (entrance on Richmond) for $2/hour.

Go to levyparkhouston.org for more details or call 713-522-7275. Find them on social media at Instagram: levypark; Facebook: LevyParkHou & Twitter: @levyparkhouston.

THIRD ANNUAL BAYOU GREENWAY DAY SET FOR APRIL 29 ALONG BRAYS BAYOU GREENWAY

Houston Parks Board hosts free, family festival to celebrate city-wide Bayou Greenways 2020 Project
        Join Houston Parks Board for its third annual Bayou Greenway Day, a free outdoor festival on the bayou for the whole family. Experience the beauty of Brays Bayou Greenway while enjoying free activities in MacGregor Park at 5225 Calhoun Road.
          Event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. Free admission.
          Bayou Greenway Day is a celebration of Houston’s parks, trails and bayou greenways. One of the most ambitious parks projects in the country, Bayou Greenways 2020 is creating a 150-mile network of connected parks and trails along Houston’s major waterways. The Bayou Greenways connect Houstonians to parks and greenspaces – and one another. All are invited to this event presented by Noble Energy.
           During the festival, families can enjoy their bayou by walking, biking, running, strolling, playing and even paddling along Brays Bayou Greenway. Event programming provided by nonprofits, neighborhood organizations and local businesses will include an obstacle course, kayaking, face painting, a guided children’s bike ride, music, food trucks and much more.
            Visit www.bayougreenwayday.org for event updates. Bayou Greenway Day 2017 is a project of Houston Parks Board in collaboration with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department.
            Attendees are encouraged to bicycle, walk or take public transportation to the event in keeping with the spirit of the Bayou Greenways. Parking will be extremely limited. Please be respectful of the surrounding neighborhoods.
            METRO Instructions: METRO Bus route #29 (Cullen / Hirsch) serves MacGregor Park. METRO Rail Purple Line includes a stop at MacGregor Park / Martin Luther King, Jr. To plan your trip, use METRO’s route and trip planning information at www.ridemetro.org on the METRO T.R.I.P. app., or call METRO at 713-635-4000.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: May The 4th Be With You at HOUSTON FOOD BANK

On Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 6-9 p.m.

photo: timeout.com

In a galaxy far, far away, volunteers will gather to Feed the Force by participating in the Houston Food Bank’s “May the 4th Be With You” event. This special event will consist of a short volunteer shift followed by special Star Wars activities.

The Star Wars Enthusiasts of Houston will host a Jedi Training Session to teach volunteers how to build their own lightsaber out of water noodles and teach a few lightsaber moves to help volunteers fight against the dark side. The event will also consist of Star Wars Trivia and will feature character appearances such as the beloved Princess Leia.

Volunteers are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Star Wars character, bring their own water noodle and donate 4 canned goods.

Star Wars cookies generously donated by Cacey’s Cakery. Register online at www.houstonfoodbank.civicore.com.

Ivette Mayo, President of Yo Soy I am, LLC., to appear at upcoming book launch events set in April

 Mayo’s first book, “A 30 Day Guide to Your Power” set to empower readers 

Fresh off her recent appearance as a featured speaker at #UnstoppableLATINAS NYC Leadership Summit, Ivette Mayo is thrilled to present her first book, A 30 Day Guide to Your Power-Powerful Outcomes through POWERFUL Words, at her upcoming launch events slated for April 13 and 19th in Houston, Texas.

Book launch appearances and signings will be held on Thursday, April 13th from 6:30 p.m. -8 p.m. at Hampton Inn, 5820 Katy Freeway in Houston and on Wednesday, April 19th at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at MVM Meeting & Business Center, 13130 Memorial Drive in Houston.

Mayo’s goal is to guide readers to develop new behaviors that will eliminate self-doubt, limited thinking and beliefs that block their path to purposeful success.

“We all have our issues. We are all going to have our problems. We are going to have our obstacles. There is one thing that you never want to do, and that is become a victim of your circumstances. You don’t want to become a victim of your DNA. You don’t want to become a victim of your environment. You have to take control of your own life. You have the opportunity to be all you can be POWERFULLY,” said Mayo.

To get your personally signed copy of Mayo’s book, please register at

www.eventbrite.com/e/book-signing-ivette-mayo-a-30-day-guide-to-your-power-tickets-33034218236.

SALVE Wellness Series will be held at University of Houston-Sugar Land on Sat., April 8

The SALVE Wellness Series is a FREE, monthly educational workshop starting on Saturday, April 8 from 2:15-4:15 p.m. held at the University of Houston Sugar Land, Fort Bend County Library. The first topic to kick off the series will be “Healing versus Curing: Achieving Total Wellness.”​

Based in both evidence-based science and natural medicine, this educational series will be presented by integrative medicine educator and SALVE’s Founder/CEO, Dahlia Kelada, and may include guest practitioners.  The format will include lecture, part workshop and discussion. Information will be presented in a manner that is easy to understand.

Session 1 will address:

  • Understanding integrative medicine and other modalities
  • What is wellness?
  • Healing vs curing
  • Barriers for motivation
  • Brain/body connection
  • The impact of stress

Future topics include: Type 2 Diabetes/Food as Medicine, Skin Problems/Gastroenterology, Pain/Stress/Anxiety Mgmt, Choosing Vitamins, Chemicals in Skin Care, Reading Food Labels, Evaluating Popular Diet Programs, (open to suggestions).

Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/salve-wellness-series-healing-versus-curing-achieving-total-wellness-tickets-32639932918?aff=HotHouston.  For more information on Salve Naturals, go to www.salvenaturals.com/blog.

HMNS Travel
Northern Lights & Vikings: Iceland and Norway
March 15-26, 2018

Travel Night – Iceland & Norway; Tuesday, March 7 | 6:30 p.m.
Free Informational Meeting.
Tonight you can learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime journey, learning about the aurora phenomenon and meet the trip leaders, plus sample Norwegian treats and meet the Vikings!
Registration incentives will be offered to all those who register by March 13, 2017.  Details: www.hmns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2018NorwayTripBrochure.pdf

Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance  Hosts

8th Annual UNCORKED EVENT honoring Dave Ward 

The 8th Annual Keels & Wheels Uncorked event will honor legendary Houston News Anchor Dave Ward on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Mercedes-Benz of Greenway Plaza Dealership, 3900 Southwest Fwy., Houston, TX 77027.

Guests are invited to mingle alongside Dave Ward and Master of Ceremonies Radio Host Sam Malone for an elegant evening of fine wines, classic automobiles, and exceptional food presented by some of Houston’s top restaurants.  

Attendees will be able to participate in a meet and greet with Dave Ward. Advanced discount tickets are $75 plus fee at Eventbrite. Details at www.keels-wheels.com/content/uncorked_event/uncorked_event.

The participating restaurants are among the most well-known and significant in Houston, including; Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant, Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar, Masraff’s, Mister French’s Gourmet Bakery, Brennans and more.

Participating restaurants are assigned a classic automobile. The Chef then selects a specific wine that they believe matches the classic automobile. The Chef then prepares a custom hors d’oeuvre that is paired with the wine to complete the epicurean experience for attendees to sample.

Several rare vehicles, including a classic 1957 Mercedes 190 SL, will be displayed. The “Uncorked” event will also feature luxury items and experiences in the form of a live and silent auction.  Proceeds from the auctions benefit the Boys & Girls Harbor.

The “Uncorked” event serves as a preview for Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance and as a fundraiser for Boys & Girls Harbor. Keels & Wheels itself will take place this year on May 6-7, 2017. To date, Keels & Wheels has assisted in raising more than $1.6 million for partnering charities.