Teapresso Bar grand opening
10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 7
Teapresso Bar – 718 W. 18th St. Ste. H
Come celebrate the grand opening of Teapresso Bar on September 7th through the 9th, where each drink purchase comes with a raffle ticket! The grand prize will be a Samsung 50″ 4K UHD TV, with the next prize being a Syma Mini RC Drone with Camera Live Video, and the last prize will be 10 Free Drink Vouchers, given to three winners. Teapresso Bar specializes in brewed-to-order tea that can be customized to your preference. Their diverse menu also offers organic coffee, organic lemonade, frappe, slush, smoothie.
Rachel Gardner show
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8
Redbud Gallery – 303 E. 11th St.
Come out for the opening reception of Houston based artist, Rachel Gardner. “Awakening” is a body of work focusing on the wild, overgrown, and enchanted natural world. This series alludes to the idea of the domesticated gone feral. Sharing scenes of new growth and oneness between the creature and land in nature. The imagery becomes a meditation on what creation may be like if left alone by the hand of man to flourish. Through large and small-scale sculptures and mixed media paintings, animals have a strong presence as they roam and become one with moody, inhibited spaces. These haunting, yet whimsical works, are looking to evoke the imagination and “awaken” the human soul. The exhibit will be on display from September 8 through September 30. The Berlin Food Factory food truck will be at the reception.
Art and jazz
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8
Visionary Heights – 1331 Nicholson St.
Join Visionary Heights for a special art opening for their September featured artist, Jean King. Jean has been creating and teaching art for 40 years. Jean has exhibited her artwork throughout the state of Texas. She has taken part in Via Colori since 2007. In June, Jean was an invited artist at the first annual Kerrville Chalk Festival. Joining Jean will be Joel Gevirtz and his Jazz Quintet. Joel has been playing guitar and jazz for 55 years. He has played with many of Houston’s top jazz musicians and is a regular at their monthly gatherings. It’s BYOB and non-alcoholic refreshments and appetizers will be served.
BBQ and beats
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 9
Sawyer Yards – 2101 Winter St.
The Dear Summer BBQ offers a new image of the Texas cookout. Enjoy a delicious spread courtesy of a true pit master with a soundtrack provided by some of your favorite DJs. With exception to the smoked goodness from the “pit”, the music is arguably the most important element of the barbecue. Come ready to eat, drink, dance and sing off-key as we celebrate summertime vibes one last time. This is a 21+ event, and general admission is free if you RSVP. If not, the admission is $5 at the door.