Key To The City: October 6 - 12, 2014 - Events for Houston's Metropolitan Lifestylers


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MONDAY - OCTOBER 6, 2014

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HOUSTON FASHION WEEK

It's that time again Houston! This week, the city's fashion forward society will come together for Houston Fashion Week, a celebration and the ultimate promotion and support of local, national, and international designers residing in Houston. A week chocked full of high-end and boutique fashion shows, parties and expos showcasing an array of designers and looks for the season is a definite "Be there or be square" for Houston's creative minds and style enthusiasts.

TIME: 6 PM (Monday - Sunday of this week)

LOCATION: JW Marriot | 5150 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77056

COST: $15 - $300

MORE INFO: http://houston.culturemap.com/eventdetail/houston-fashion-week-2014/

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BREWS BANDS BALLOTS

The Harris County Young Democrats invites Houston to this new #iamthevote event series that takes meeting new people who enjoy the Houston music and art scene. This Free Concert Series features local, up and coming bands, artists and welcomes a collection of like-minded and understanding friends, connecting on sharing the community has voice to make a difference during this November's election.

TIME: 6 PM - 9 PM

LOCATION: Saint Arnold Brewery Company | 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020

COST: Free *ages 21+

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/FlyingSaucerHouston

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CENTRAL MARKET PRESENTS

DISCOVER SERIES: CABERNETS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Central Market invites you to join their resident wine expert on a tour of the most popular varieties of grapes that provide the market with some of the most sought after wines. In addition to tasting the featured wines, you will also learn about what to look for when tasting wine, how the grapes are grown, techniques utilized in the winery and much more. You'll sample and learn more about:

Long Valley Ranch Cabernet, Monterey, CA;

Araucano Cabernet, Chile;

Cristol Cabernet, Argentina;

Two Ponds Cabernet, Washington;

L'Autre by Sociando Mallet Bordeaux, France; and

Kuleto Cabernet, Napa, CA

TIME: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

LOCATION: Central Market | 3815 Westheimer Houston, TX 77027

COST: $10 * ages 21+

MORE INFO: http://centralmarket.turnstilesystems.com/ProgramDetail.aspx/DISCOVERYSERIESCABERNETSFROMAROUNDTHEWORLDHO1062014

TUESDAY - OCTOBER 7, 2014

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SINGER SONGWRITER OPEN MIC AT AVANTGARDEN

Our Acoustic Open Mic started in 1996.

Since 1996, many of the best local singer songwrites have shared their music with at AvantGarden. Local singer-songwriters' acoustic jangle routinely packs the house as listeners sip Shiners, Merlot or the venue's trademark fruit-infused homemade concoctions. AvantGarden invites you to enjoy every Tuesday!

Time: 8:30PM

Location: Avant Garden | 411 Westheimer Houston, TX

Price: Free

TIME: 8:30 PM PM

LOCATION: Avant | 3815 Westheimer Houston, TX 77027

COST: Free *Bring CASH for special discount drinks. Free safe parking available at NUMBERS.

MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/pages/AvantGarden-Open-Mic/327154703989026

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 8, 2014

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PRSA HOUSTON HOSTS PR DAY 2014: #PREVOLUTION

Well, we'd be remiss if we were sure to let you know about the biggest day in the nation public relations profession. The Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter hosts its annual professional development conference. This year, the conference, #PREVOLUTION, will focus on the evolution of the public relations industry and feature experts in strategic media relations, internal communications, industry-focused communications tactics for the legal and oil and gas industries, fundraising and corporate social responsibility (CSR) tactics, video brand journalism, crisis communications and social media.

TIME: 4PM - 7PM

LOCATION: III Forks | 1201 San Jacinto St.Houston, Texas 77002

COST: $50 - $295

DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Greenway Plaza | 6 Greenway Plaza East

Houston, TX 77046

MORE INFO: http://www.prsahouston.org/pr-day-2014/

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 9, 2014

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HAPPY HOUR AT TRINITI RESTAURANT

The week is almost over! Looking for a place to celebrate? Looking for a place to have an after-work cocktail or bring a new client? Triniti might just be your spot! Happy Hour can give you a chance to try a bit of the restaurant's cuisine while you wet your whistle a bit.

TIME: 4PM - 7PM

LOCATION: Triniti Restaurant | 2815 South Shepherd, Houston, Texas 77098

COST: $3 Texas Beers, $5 House Wines (Red or White) Bar Bites 3 for $10

MORE INFO: http://www.trinitirestaurant.com/happy-hour.php

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 10, 2014

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CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM OF HOUSTON PRESENTS

ROBERT HODGE DESTROY AND REBUILD

This exhibition is a MUST SEE! ****The LiveWire Agency APPROVED!!!

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents the works of Houston-based artist Robert Hodge. Hodge has been involved in the city's art scene since the late 1990s. "Robert Hodge: Destroy and Rebuild" features fifteen paintings from the past two years, more than half of which were created specifically for this presentation. It is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition.

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His most recent body of work puts into direct confrontation representations of black people as rendered in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth century with the self-determined and defined lyrics of late twentieth and early twenty-first century hip-hop. By superimposing language upon these images, Hodge seeks to interrogate the image against the weight and backdrop of celebrated vernacular. The exhibition's title, Destroy and Rebuild, underscores more than just process and emerges as a metaphor for the destruction of archaic perceptions of blackness and the recovery of personal and communal value.

TIME: 10 AM - 7 PM (Collection is open thru January 4 - see link for daily times)

LOCATION: CAMH | 5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston Texas 77006

COST: Free

MORE INFO: http://camh.org/exhibitions/robert-hodge-destroy-and-rebuild#.VDRT4SldViA

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CULTUREMAP HOUSTON FIFTH BIRTHDAY BASH

Local news outlet and social city guide CultureMap is celebrating five years in Houston...and you're invited to the big celebration! Enjoy fantastic bands, DJs handcrafted cocktails, live art and rubbing shoulders with the city's social scene. It's a great way to enjoy a Friday night!

TIME: 7 PM - 10 PM

LOCATION: JW Marriott | 1011 Wood Street, First Floor, Houston, TX 77002

COST: $25

MORE INFO: http://camh.org/exhibitions/robert-hodge-destroy-and-rebuild#.VDRT4SldViA

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 11, 2014

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BRIGGS TRUE AND HYP PRESENTS

THE HOUSTON CHILI COOK-OFF

Briggs True and the Houston Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals invite chili enthusiasts and spicy food fanatics to join them for their 2nd Annual Houston Chili Cook-off. Contestants' chili is cooked from scratch on site and judged by a selected panel. Attendees are welcome encouraged to enjoy the festivities with friends, co-workers and family.

TIME: 10 AM - 2 PM

LOCATION: Eleven XI Restaurant & Bar | 607 Gray St., Houston, TX 77019

COST: $5 Early RSVP, $10 Day-of

MORE INFO: http://houstonchilicookoff.com

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LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY PRESENTS

LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK

Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

TIME: 5:30 PM

LOCATION: NGR Park | Houston, TX 77054

COST: Free

MORE INFO: http://pages.lightthenight.org/txg/Houston14

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 12, 2014

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HOUSTON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

AND WELLS FARGO PRESENTS

AFRICAN AMERICAN TREASURES FROM THE KINSEY COLLECTION

Wells Fargo and the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) present African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection. With this stunning collection, HMAAC celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

The Kinsey Collection includes artifacts and works of art commemorating the artistic, historic and cultural contributions of African Americans. The exhibition seeks to dispel myths and promote dialogue about the role of African Americans in the making of America.

TIME: 12 PM - 6 PM (Collection is open thru October 26, 2014 - see link for daily times)

LOCATION: HMAAC | 4807 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004

COST: Free

MORE INFO: http://hmaac.org/exhibit.php?article_ID=142

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