Frenetic Theater is extending its hours with Frenetic After Dark: A Glittered, Gutted, and Glorified Cabaret. The bash, hosted by Miss Understood, will take place monthly. Doors open at 10 pm, but don’t expect to leave until much later because after each show is a night full of dancing! For more information, check out www.freneticore.net.
Join TUTS for its 45th summer of performing at Miller Outdoor Theater with their rendition of Yankee Doodle Dandy. The music chronicles the life of George M. Cohan, the man “who owned Broadway.” The show is a musical romp full of tap dancing and exciting musical numbers! Admission is free, but don’t forget a blanket for the hill. www.tuts.com
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Wortham Theater Center received a new logo designed by Judson Design. The new logo reflects the elegance and sophistication of the ballet and opera venue.
Identity Festival is coming to Houston. Dance the night away August 11 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands! North America’s biggest electronic dance music festival includes performances by Eric Prydz, Madeon and Nero. The event opens in the afternoon and carries on into the night. Tickets and information are available at www.idfestival.com.
In honor of Bastille Day on July 14th, Philippe Restaurant + Lounge is hosting a celebration! Similar to our 4th of July, France’s Bastille Day is a holiday to commemorate the country’s independence. Master Chef Philippe Schmit, will be serving the delicious food of his home country, accompanied by wine pairings. Tickets are $50 per person.
Visiting Mexico just got a whole lot easier! La Lupita Mexican Cuisine & Bar recently opened on The Woodlands Waterway. The restaurant promises culinary authenticity, serving dishes from all 31 of Mexico’s states. The bar serves an extensive selection of tequilas. www.lalupita-restaurant.com
Looking to cool off in the hot summer months? You’re in luck! Pinkberry, the famous frozen yogurt chain, is opening two new Houston locations. Head to The Woodlands Mall for tangy and refreshing yogurt beginning June 8. Highland Village is slated to open in late July. www.pinkberry.com
The Cat is back as Red Cat Jazz Café reopens in downtown Houston. The new location exudes a sultry aura that reads New York-style jazz club with a southern twist. Take advantage of the back patio, live music and the (temporary until they acquire their liquor license) BYOB opportunity. For a full calendar of performances, visit www.redcatjazzcafe.com.
Houston goes CSI as Mayor Annise Parker’s plan to create the Forensic Science Local Government Corporation passes this month. This independent crime lab would report to an independent board of nine people, as opposed to the police. With this plan, Parker hopes to restore “faith in our forensic activities.” To learn more about the Mayor’s decision, visit www.houstongovnewsroom.org.
If you didn’t think Houston’s Menil Collection could get any cooler, think again. The museum’s board recently chose Los Angeles architecture firm Johnston Marklee to design the Menil Drawing Institute. The first of its kind in North America, the Institute will house modern and contemporary drawings. The LA firm proposes a single-story building built around a trio of courtyards that embraces the pre-existing beauty of the Menil’s campus.
Define: Body & Mind is now adding a new service to their studio: a pick up location for the Rawfully Organic Co-op. The nation’s largest nonprofit co-op will now allow customers to pick up their weekly share of fruits and vegetables at this Tanglewood venue. To learn more visit www.rawfullyorganic.com.
H&M announced a new collaboration and we couldn’t be more excited! Set to release next November, the line is a fusion of Maison Martin Margiela’s conceptual style with H&M’s democratic availability. The French fashion house has been on the scene for almost thirty years and wants to use this opportunity to increase the accessibility of their clothing.
Calling all interior designers! Ladco Washington Park Design Center opened its Resource + Design Studio to innovate the design process for interior designers. The space allows customers to visualize their projects through various means of cutting-edge technology (iPads® and flat screens!) with full-time assistance. www.ladcodesigncenter.com
Just in time for summer, the California-based waxing boutique, The Pretty Kitty, opened its first location in Houston in the Village Arcade. Specializing in the Brazilian bikini wax, the Pretty Kitty uses a soft wax technique, carried out by its highly trained employees. The sophisticated Parisian-inspired boutique is a welcome addition to the Village. Ooh la la! www.prettykittywax.com
Archway Gallery, an artist-owned and -operated gallery, recently welcomed two new member artists. Larry Garmezy of Minnesota specializes in digital photo painting, while Paula Haymond is a wood carver. Located on Dunlavy, the gallery will feature these two artists’ works. www.archwaygallery.com
A consortium of Houston arts organizations is holding the first-ever Houston Arts Resource Fair on Saturday, July 28, at The University of Saint Thomas. This gathering serves to unite Houstonians who in any way are involved in the arts scene to network, learn and discuss. Expect appearances from industry experts in national organizations! Admission is free, but check out www.houstonartsandresourcefair.com to register.