Thursday, June 8, 2006
Green Drinks is a monthly informal gathering of people interested in Houston's environment. We'll meet at Dimassi's Middle Eastern Restaurant at 2401 Times Blvd (In Rice Village).
From 6-7 pm, you'll get an opportunity to chat with other people interested in the quality of Houston's environment.
From 7-8 pm, a featured speaker will talk about his or her organization.
“Blue Bayou: An Evening of Moonlight, Music, Films and Fireworks”
You are invited to a free, city-wide celebration! Buffalo Bayou Partnership will be hosting this grand opening event for the Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade, a new 23-acre, $15 million waterfront park in downtown Houston. The park runs along the banks of Buffalo Bayou and features jogging and biking trails, lush landscaping and the bayou's first pedestrian bridge.
When: Saturday, June 10th, 7 p.m. to Midnight
Where: Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade, Buffalo Bayou Walk. The festivities will stretch along the banks of Buffalo Bayou from Sabine to I-45, between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive.
Parking: Free parking is available at City Lot H (next to Fonde Recreational Center at Sabine Street and Memorial Drive) and Lot C (Memorial Drive and Houston Street). Paid parking is available at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts at Bagby and Walker.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ CONCERT
The New Birth Brass Band
Sunday, June 11
Join The Menil Collection for an afternoon of New Orleans Jazz on the museum grounds. Co-sponsored by the Society for the Performing Arts, Da Camera of Houston, and The Menil Collection.
The New Birth Brass Band is at the forefront of the current New Orleans brass band renaissance. The band fuses hip-hop, Mardi Gras Indian chants, funk, and modern jazz with age-old traditional sounds. They have won a Big Easy Award for Best Brass Band. OffBeat says they produce “a big blast of sound . . . New Birth Family drives with plenty of heart.”
Lastly: Dont forget to check out the farmers' markets that are going on this weekend.