Wanderlust has struck again and alas, I am not going anywhere for a while. Although, as I write this, the people that like to alarm us of impending doom are saying we’ll be washed out to sea in a day or two. Maybe it is time to head for the hills.
I’ll be back this Sunday, and I’d love for you to join me. Dan Electros (the bar and music venue) has invited me to judge an amateur talent competition benefitting Kids’ Meals.
Artist April Murphy and more at the painting booth at CITGO Freedom Over Texas event.
Kids’ Meals mission is to deliver free, healthy meals year-round to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest pre-school-aged children. Learn more about the organization at kidsmealshouston.org.
Dan Electros is under new ownership, still maintaining its namesake by hosting a number of music acts and entertainment – check them out at 1031 E. 24th St. The doors open at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at Dan Electro’s and the talent starts at 3 ending at 5 p.m. Expect singing, acrobatics, adult clowns (oh boy!) and I’m promised a gong, which I plan to use.
Performers include James Frame, Scotty Salamoff, Andrew Dryden, Glen Foster, Scabs the Clown, Nicole Bonefas, and Tyler Vella. The other “gong” judges are Justin Engle of Town in City Brewing Co., and Holly from the Continental Club. All of the $5 cover goes to Kids’ Meals Houston.
Attention cat lover’s: on Saturday, The Texas Art Asylum presents “The Cat Art Show” from 4-9 p.m. on Saturday, June 24 at 1719 Live Oak, 77003; continuing through 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Texas Art Asylum is home to the strangest collection of junk for sale on the planet, and it provides an excellent resource for artists. Shopping during the art shows is encouraged, though you should probably leave your feline friends at home. Find more information at texasartasylum.com.
The artists of First Saturday Arts Market have been invited back by the City of Houston to pitch in with a paint booth at the annual CITGO Freedom Over Texas event. We’ll begin the Dr Pepper zone. Come hang out with us and bring the kids. Last year we painted two giant flags, perhaps this year we’ll get more creative and artsy. Find more information on that at houstontx.gov/july4.
Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market and the new Market at Sawyer Yards, find him at ArtValet.com