Local Events

Fall11

2011 ACSA Fall Conference
Local Identities / Global Challenges
October 6-8, 2011 | Houston, TX
Host Schools: Prairie View A&M University and Texas A&M University

Co-chairs: Ikhlas Sabouni and Jorge Vanegas


General

http://www.hottowncoolcity.org/
http://www.houstonitsworthit.com/


Events

Wednesday, October 5
Rice Design Alliance lecture series at MFAH at 7 pm, reception at 6 pm
Pei Zhu, Studio Pei Zhu, Beijing, http://www.studiopeizhu.com/
http://ricedesignalliance.org/2011/fall-lecture-series-chinese-architecture


Thursday, October 6 – Sunday, October 9
Thursday: 5 – 10 pm, Friday: 11 am – 3 pm, 5 – 10 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday, 12 noon – 6 pm
Greek Festival, 3511 Yoakum Boulevard
http://www.greekfestival.org/

Thursday, October 6
6:30 – 9 pm
Texas Tornados concert at Discovery Green, free

Saturday, October 8
9:00 am: yoga at Discovery Green, free
10 am – 12 noon: AIA Houston Texas Medical Center Tour
http://www.cvent.com/events/texas-medical-center-walking-tour/event-summary-2786df9907b244da84643bbb8a292d79.aspx

10 am – 2 pm: Buffalo Bayou Boat tours, very half hour
http://www.buffalobayou.org/boattours.html
7:30 pm: Rio (movie) at Discovery Green, free


Current Exhibits

Houston 175 years at Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol, http://www.aiahouston.org/docs/houston175.pdf

Rauschenburg Prints at Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Free on Thursdays, open till 9 pm
http://mfah.org/exhibitions/selected-prints-robert-rauschenberg-mfah-collectio/

Walter De Maria at Menil Collection
open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 7 pm
http://www.menil.org/exhibitions/WalterDeMariaTrilogies.php
+ Cy Twombly Pavilion, Rothko Chapel, Fresco Museum, St. Thomas campus

Donald Moffett at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
http://www.camh.org/exhibitions/donald-moffett-brthe-extravagant-vein

New building at Rice University: Brochstein Pavilion
Designed by Thomas Phifer
http://www.media.rice.edu/media/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=13620


Restaurants/Bars within Walking Distance

Voice, 220 Main, 832-667-4470
Treebeards at the Cloister, 1117 Texas, 713-229-8248
Discovery Green – downtown park + new restaurant at park: The Grove
Strip House, 713-659-6000, 1200 McKinney
La Carafe: 813 Congress, 713-229-9399


Other Notable Restaurants

DaMarco, 1520 Westheimer, 713-807-8857
Hugos, 1600 Westheimer, 713-524-7744
Feast, 219 Westheimer, 713-529-7788
Ninfas on Navigation, 2704 Navigation, 713-228-1175


Live Music

Continental Club – live music, shows go on late, good to pair with dinner at Tafia or Julia’s bistro before hand, can ride the rail to this venue
Mucky Duck - live music in a small venue + food + decent wine list, difficult parking, http://www.mcgonigels.com/

*A special thank you to Donna Kacmar, University of Houston, who provided this list of local events, activites, and restaurants