ParksByYou is a new campaign to connect Houston’s bayous and green spaces by using a plan that’s over 100 years old to create a greener Houston for us, and for future generations. Go to www.parksbyyou.org and check it out!
Commemorating National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, Literacy Advance of Houston presents the 3rd Annual Scrabble and the City event September 13 beginning at 7pm. Sponsors and teams of four play two rounds of creative scrabble competing for the grand prize: Mr. T – the coveted Scrabble and the City trophy. www.scrabbleandthecity.org
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the start of TSA Pre✓™ operations at Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The passenger prescreening initiative implements a more effective, counterterrorism procedure where eligible passengers undergo expedited screening surpassing the standard protocol at the security checkpoint. Benefits include being able to leave shoes, light outerwear and belt on, keeping laptop in its case and 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on. For more information, visit www.tsa.gov.
Yellow Rose Distilling is making Houston history as the first legal whiskey distillery, located just south of Magnolia and west of The Woodlands.
Get in the loop, because BRIO is opening a new location in upper Kirby.
Dolce Delights owner Candace Chang delivers specialty recipes that cater to her Hong Kong heritage. She focuses on reduced sugar and vegan offerings that generate natural sweetness, eliminating artificial components without sacrificing flavor. www.mydolcedelights.com
CRAVE Cupcakes partners with the Arts in Medicine Program at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital through September 15 in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Select flavors will feature special toppers designed by MD Anderson patients. For every cupcake sold, CRAVE will donate $1 to the Art in Medicine Program.
For art’s sake
Peter Max comes to Houston September 22–30, for a unique exhibit featuring his interpretations of masterful works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir and many others at Off the Wall Gallery in the Galleria.
Commissioned by Houston Arts Alliance, The Creative Economy of Houston first-ever report concluded Houston as one of the nation’s fast-growing creative economic sectors. The study defines creative-sector industries as those in which a creative or artistic element is an integral part of the delivery of its product or service. Experiencing a 16 percent growth in the creative economy from 2001 to 2012, these results show more than 146,000 people being employed in the creative economy, creating an economic impact of more than $9.1 billion.
Burberry and MaxMara recently underwent remodels and are open. Burberry’s new store will have Westheimer exposure, a client services department and made-to-measure suiting.
Buffalo Exchange makes the move from 249 W. 19th Street to a new store in Rice Village.
Victoria’s Secret PINK launched their newest location in The Woodlands.
Towne Lake has announced new commercial development including The Kroger Co. to break ground in the fall of 2012 in Cypress, Texas. Additionally, new development includes The Boardwalk, featuring a collection of waterfront restaurants, retail and office space, centered on a lakeside. The Boardwalk will have waterside parking for residential boats, supplying scenic transportation from home to work, restaurants and shopping.
Each month, starting September, Sloan Hall has incorporated
a new in-store installation reflecting the work of a single important designer, coupled with a lecture series at the Forma Revivo Gallery. Stop by the Pop Up Dutch Shop and see what’s new.
Winter and Spring Street Studios invite the public to the Annual Fall Exhibition on Saturday, October 6, at 5pm. The showcase will feature some of the finest art in the First Ward Arts District. With free admission, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to view paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, mosaic, photography, mixed media and jewelry crafted by over 110 artists.
By Rebecca Driver + Nicole Blaylock