Thursday, August 5, 2010

White Linen Night in the Heights


It's that time of year again! Time to pull out your only white linen shirt or pants that you own and get your sweat-ridden self to The Heights asap.

Saturday, August 7 is the date for Houston's biggest party, "White Linen Night in the Heights".  Fashioned after the "White Linen Nights" parties in New Orleans, The Houston Heights version promises to be just as fun, eclectic and HOT.  Or, as the official website says: "Sultry, Steamy, Exotic and Artfully Provocative".

Here is an excerpt from the official "White Linen Night in the Heights" website, explaining the history of this celebration and what it means:

About White Linen Night in the Heights:

White Linen Night began in New Orleans‘ French Quarter’s Arts District as a way for artists and patrons to celebrate their city’s creativity while wearing cooling apparel to escape the summer heat. After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, several business owners relocated to The Heights and set up shop in their new community. Recognizing an opportunity to carry on the tradition set forth by the Crescent City, the new merchants approached neighboring business owners about starting a new event that mixed New Orleans soul with Heights heart. Today, White Linen Night in the Heights is a neighborhood-wide event. It’s held the first Saturday evening in August and draws an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 attendees. Like in New Orleans, event-goers wear white linen and take to the Heights’ streets to celebrate art, culture and community while taking in some of the best entertainment, boutiques and shops, art galleries, restaurants and eclectic bars in Houston. “It’s a way of showing everyone in the city a good time and letting them know what we’re all about,” event organizer Mitch Cohen says. For more information, visit http://whitelinennightHeights.com.

About The Houston Heights

The Heights, Houston‘s oldest planned community, was annexed to the City of Houston in 1918. The area still has many of the original Victorian homes and classic Craftsman Bungalows that it did in its early stages of development, with the addition of new construction that mimics the original architectural vision, sharing tree-lined streets alongside modern homes that reflect the diversity of the residents. Warehouses, old gas stations and old grocery stores have been converted into homes, cafes, restaurants and bars. Gourmet food markets, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants and bars, and fine art galleries pepper the community. The Heights is home to more professional artists than any other area in Texas – one of the hottest professional art scenes in Texas and is home to the Heights First Saturday and the First Saturday Arts Market. The Heights unofficially now includes the Woodland Heights, Norhill Heights, Sunset Heights and surrounding tiny subdivisions that have all grown together into an eclectically charming area. 

There is no way to go to this event and not find something fun to do.  Between the "First Saturday Arts Market", the Fashion Show and all the participants throwing their own shin-digs, you are bound to find something you will enjoy.

There will also be a great community driven party held at the "Christine Tremoulet photography studio" located at: 1024 Studewood St. Houston, TX 77008.  This party will start at 6:30pm and continue until midnight.  There will be live music, food and tasty adult beverages.  Sponsored by SLGT (if you don't know what that is, then I feel bad for you), this party is going to be the most happening spot in The Heights!!

Hope to see you there.  Don't forget to bring your spray mist and hand-held fans.....It's hot outside!

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