We are starting a new “Weekly Wrap Up” segment each week that will review the stories we’ve published and offer up a few ideas of things going on around our great city.
And, some ideas for your weekend:
Houston Restaurant Week
This is a wonderful opportunity for diners to try new restaurants or re-visit old favorites while helping to fight hunger in Houston. HRW is planned by volunteers so that 100% of funds raised are donated to the Houston Food Bank. Originally slated to end, August 21, select restaurants are extending their menus through September 6th.
Market Square Park Grand Re-opening
Saturday, August 28 from 2:00 Pm to 6:00 PM
The newly re-designed park “officially” opens August 28 with Niko Niko’s Greek Cafe, art installations, gardens, lots of shade and the great dog runs. The grand opening includes dog activities, music, tours, and a ribbon cutting with Mayor Annise Parker.
Houston Texans v. Dallas Cowboys Pre-season game
Saturday, August 28 at 7:05 PM
Life After Katrina, Part 2: The Katrina Ballads
Saturday, August 28 at 8:00pm
The Katrina Ballads is a powerful new piece of music by Ted Hearne, performed by 5 singers and an ensemble of 11 musicians, drawn entirely from primary source-texts from the week following Hurricane Katrina; Katrina Ballads creates a vivid look into one of America’s darkest hours. A fundraising concert presented by The Foundation for Modern Music.
Breakfast On The Bayou
Saturday August 28 and ongoing
This trip through the heart of the Nature Center presents an uncommon opportunity to observe wildlife and learn about bayou life. Enjoy pastries, juice and coffee while drifting down the bayou on the pontoon boat, the “Bayou Ranger”. Reservations required.