Archive for May 2011

Summer Family Programs Kick-Off Performance MFAH

Kick off the summer in style at the Museum of Fine Arts!

Enjoy this performance on Thursday June 9, 2011 from 2pm-245pm, by Two Star Symphony, inspired by the museum’s Self-Portrait of artist Andy Warhol. The performance is taking place in the Beck Building on the second floor (5601 Main Street – Gallery 214). The MFAH offers summer programs for families every Thursday and Sunday, June 9–August 14.

Summer Family Program MFAH

Kids and families can join the Summer Art Detectives Program to investigate works of art; create art projects in the studio; read books in the galleries; attend music performances, and more!

For more information visit:

MoreHands Maid Service Houston

Montrose Houston Maid ServiceNothing is better than coming home to a clean house. Cross a major chore off your to-do list and let MoreHands Maid Service take care of your house cleaning. Rest in the assurance that your home will be cleaned by a team of professionals serving the Montrose Houston area. 

MoreHands Maid Service is family owned and operated and has been in business for just over 6 years. MoreHands is bonded and insured and has a 24 hour guarantee on cleanings. The cleaning is completed in teams of two and includes all supplies and equipment. The quality is ensured by better training and quality control inspectors.

Visit and receive an instant price quote and schedule your service. Whether you are looking for a one-time service, recurring service, or a move out cleaning the website will give you an accurate calculation. For more information visit online or call 713-439-1111.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Back at long last by popular demand, Stages revives the most successful, longest-running show in Stages Repertory Theatre’s history! The show rund from June 1st through July 24th, 2011. Get your tickets early as they SELL OUT FAST!

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

There’s a new tenant in Armadillo Acres, and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. The double-wide divas of this fine housing establishment have survived everything from kidnapping to no-good men to (the horror!) bad perms. But when Pippi, a “stripper on the run,” comes between agoraphobic housewife Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, a storm begins to brew that will shake these manufactured homes right down to their mobile foundations. All this and there’s SINGIN’ too!

For more information on upcoming shows visit:

Montrose Directory Welcome Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar

The Montrose Houston Community Explore welcomes “Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar” to our local Montrose Business Directory. Visit our Business Directory for a full list of vendors and companies in Montrose Houston.

Glassell Studio School: Annual Student Art Sale

Glassell Studio School Montrose Houston ArtIf you want to shop for original painting, drawings, jewelry and everything art and would love to support future artists in Houston, then you need to come out the Annual Student Art Sale at Glassell Studio School. This is a two day event only, so make sure you don’t miss out!

The sale will be taking place May 27, 2011 (5pm to 8pm) and May 28, 2011 (10am to 5pm). The Glassell Studio School is located at 5101 Montrose Boulevard. Shop for original paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, and sculptures—all created by student artists at the Glassell Studio School. Come early for the best selection. Proceeds benefit the Glassell School of Art scholarship fund.

The Glassell Studio School offers courses in art history and studio art for adults, ages 18 and older. Studio courses and workshops are available in a variety of media, including painting, watercolor, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry.

For more information on Glassell click here.

2011 Houston Art Car Parade

Houston's Art Car ParadeThe Houston Art Car Parade is fantastic, fun and FREE…It is also the Largest Art Car Parade around!

The Art Car Weekend is the Orange Show’s biggest outreach program, a vehicle for the message that art is an integral part of everyone’s everyday life. The weekend’s events are part folk art, part fine art, part wholly artistic expression of every kind. Entirely monumental and thoroughly spectacular!

This year’s Art Car Parade will be taking place May 22, 2011 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The Art Car Parade runs along Allen Parkway, from Waugh to Bagby!

For your reference, the 2011 Art Car Weekend will be as follows:
Friday, May 20 – Art Car Ball
Saturday, May 21 – Sneak Peek
Sunday, May 22 – Art Car Parade

For information from the history of the event to all the details visit:

Free Press Summer Fest Montrose

The Free Press Summer Fest is Montrose Houston’s outdoor weekend music festival and is being held Saturday June 4th – Sunday June 5th, 2001 at Eleanor Tinsley Park (500 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX).

We have been very lucky to have some amazing artists play the last two years, but this year’s festival lineup takes the cake. They are featuring a handful of notable acts such as the Grammy-nominated Weezer, Yeasayer, Cut Copy, Ween, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, MF Doom, Black Dahlia Murder and, of course, boat loads more. If you would like to see the entire festivals line-up visit their website at:

On the right we have the 2010 Summer Fest Recap video taken from the Free Press Summer Fest’s website for you to enjoy.

Montrose Houston Wine Meetups

For all the wine enthusiasts in Montrose Houston, there is a special set of people who share the same passion and excitement toward wine as you do – It’s the Houston Wine Geeks! Join their monthly “Wine Meetups” starting at 7pm. The meet-ups usually take place on the fourth Thursday of each month. Visit their website to find out exact days and locations at:

Here is a message from their website: “We are lovers of wine. We like to look at it. We like to smell it. We like to taste it. We like to talk about it. We like to read about it. We believe that the more we know about it, the more pleasure and fun we get from our wine experiences. We are WINE GEEKS! Join us for our theme-oriented meetups as we explore the world of wine from the new and unfamiliar ones to the old standbys (do we really know them as well as we think we do?).”

Monthly Wine Meetups

If you are looking for a fun and social way to meet people who share the same interest as you, this could be the right group for you.

Montrose Book Club

Montrose Book Club - Great BooksIf you enjoy reading great books and discussing it in a group setting than you will enjoy the “Houston Montrose Great Books” book club. The group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6pm. They are now meeting at a new location. Join them at the “Havens Center” at 1827 W. Alabama, Houston, TX next to the Chocolate Bar. The center is affiliated with St. Stephens Episcopal Church and close by but is not in the same building as the church. Parking for attendees is available on the street where you can find it and is also available next to the church in a location that is a couple lots down towards the east from The Havens Center.

The “Great Books” book club loves to have new members. They ask that you read the book if you want to participate in the discussion but everyone is welcome to attend and listen whether they have read the selection or not. Call or email me if you would like more info.

For more information contact Alice Aman by email: or by phone: 713-523-3652. You can also get more information from their website at:

The Montrose Art Society presents “Fun & Games”

Fun & Games Art Exhibit MontroseThe Montrose Art Society presents “Fun & Games”. This new exhibition features 12 diverse artists exploring their ideas of “Fun & Games” through painting, sculpture, photography, installations and performance art. Throughout the exhibit, you will be able to sit and play a game of Checkers, Connect Four and more…as well a join in a game of Hopscotch and “Tag” with the participating artists and your friends from 6 – 9:30 p.m. on May 21st, 2011.

Artists included in “Fun & Games” are Andre Amaral, Eduardo Portillo, Felipe Esparza, Nico Whittaker, Tony Parana, Thaiss Verissimo, Daryl Gannon, Kenneth Pierson and Bobby Kalloor. This art exhibit will be taking place at the Winter Street Studios located at 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX.