Chill out after work at RockStar Gallery’s Happy Hour from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 7. There will be drinks and light bites in addition to tequila tasting and holiday sale of 15% off. Rockstar Gallery is located at 5700 NW Central Dr. (77092). Featured artists include: Vena Ashley, Angel Cole, Jonathan Dow, Debblie Franklin, Sacha Lazarre, Chris Minamyer and Sayra Vallejo. Information: 832-868-0242, facebook.com/events/737073769822540/
Dance Heights, 1987 West T.C. Jester, will hold a beginner workshop by Eduardo and Tami from 9-10 p.m. followed by the social from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 9. The cost for the workshop and social is $20, social only is $10. BYOB, no coolers allowed. Come dressed in your sexiest Santa or Elf outfit or ugliest holiday sweater for the Christmas outfit contest. Name will be entered into a drawing to win free entrance to the New Year’s Eve Salsa Social. Information: 832-896-7777, www.facebook.com/danceheights.
SENIOR ADVANTAGE HOLIDAY PARTY
St. Joseph Medical Center
The Senior Advantage Program at St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights will celebrate the holiday season from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 13. The merry event is open to all members. Light refreshments, festive holiday music, games, photos and lots of fellowship will mark the joyous occasion.
The party will be held in the 4th floor Solarium of the hospital located at 1917 Ashland St. Seating is limited and reservations can be made by calling 713-969-5376 by Dec. 11. Senior Advantage membership is free and is open to adults 55 and older. Call 713-756-8236 for information.
Belmont Village Senior Living
Get a head start on holiday shopping and come by for a sip and shop event at the Belmont Boutique from 4-6:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Enjoy holiday music and festive treats while browsing through the remarkable collection of gifts and stocking stuffers from China Baroque Boutique. Holiday treats and cocktails will be served. RSVP at 713-781-1505. Belmont Village Senior Living is located at 7667 Woodway Dr.
WALTRIP BARBECUE AND CONCERT
Waltrip Ram Band
Due to HISD closing for the Astros parade, the barbecue dinner has been rescheduled for the same night as the winter concert, Dec. 15. The dinner is 5-9 p.m. and the concert is from 6-9 p.m. Tickets sold for the original night will be honored, plus tickets will be sold at the door. All band members have tickets to sell. Dinner is $10. The Winter concert is free. The band will be performing and fundraising Dec. 16, at Shipley’s Donuts from 9 p.m. to midnight. Shipley’s is graciously donating all sales for the band. Information: 713-545-0892.
Dance Heights, 1987 W. T.C. Jester, will hold a Country Social, Dec. 16. Intro 2 Step workshop with Linda Cook will be from 8:30 p.m., followed by the social from 9:30 p.m.-midnight. The cost for the workshop and social is $20, the social only is $10 (cash or credit). Show off your holiday attire. Liquor is BYOB. No coolers please. Information: 713-838-6148, www.facebook.com/danceheights.
VENA ASHLEY’S SOLO ART SHOW
State of the Art Show’s Founder and RockStar Gallery’s Curator, Vena Ashley’s Solo Art Show will be from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 16. The theme of the show is “a plane, a train, a bus, and a boat…” Come visit Paris, Italy, Amsterdam and Luxembourg through Vena’s lens. Rockstar Gallery is located at 5700 NW Central Dr. (77092). Information: 832-868-0242, facebook.com/events/737073769822540/
FREE INTRODUCTION TO MODERN SQUARE DANCING
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church
Healthy, social fun, square dancing is friendship set to music. Fairbees Square Dance Club welcomes the community to experience the fun and fellowship of Square Dancing at two free fun night events on Jan. 11, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., and Jan. 18, from 7- 8 p.m. No prior dance experience needed, no partner required, older children and teenagers welcome. Classes are held at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church, in the fellowship hall, 12211 Memorial Dr. (77024). Park rear of church. Information: 713-957-2762, 281-495-2397.