Friday, November 21, 2008

houston happenings this weekend!

So much going on around town this weekend! Check it out...

Via Colori - Via Colori ®, a Street Painting Festival benefiting The Center for Hearing and Speech, is a unique event celebrating an artistic journey. The festival, presented by AIG, will showcase more than 150 artists who will paint original masterpieces directly on the street during this two day festival, free to the public. Gourmet cuisine, entertainment, children’s activities and a Saturday Night Street Party will round out this spectacular fall weekend at Sam Houston Park and Allen Parkway.

Art Crawl - ARTCRAWL Houston is a all-volunteer, artist-run committee devoted to providing the community with an opportunity to explore the artist’s creative process and urban lifestyle. This open studio event assists the audience in understanding contemporary art by directly involving the visitors in a dialogue with Houston artists in their living and working spaces in the Artist Warehouse District of downtown Houston. Major warehouses include Mother Dog Studios, 720 Walnut; 2315 Commerce; and Houston Foundry,1712 Burnett. 10am -8pm.

The Original Greek Festival - November 20 - 23, 2008 Come and join The Original Greek Festival, now in its 42nd year, and be Greek for a day! Growing attendance over the years continues to create excitement as the word gets around, so bring your family, friends and co-workers to enjoy the festive atmosphere and our new expanded festival site. Facilities, children's activities, Athenian playground & seating capacity have also been expanded. OPA!!

1 comment:

D. Linder said...


Together with experiencing all the great fun and food the festival has to offer - I'd encourage anyone to take the opportunity to tour the church that sponsors it and maybe speak with the fathers or parishioners there to learn more about the Orthodox (aka: Eastern) faith. Speaking for myself, I found an immediate spiritual attraction to the Orthodox tradition and it has became a great spiritual home for me and my fiancee. For others it can also just be a great way to get some interesting introduction to the third major branch of Christendom (that is little understood in the West).

Great site by the way!