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Katy Freeway Just Got More Interesting…

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I’m psyched..Houston-based sculptor David Adickes recently unveiled his 36-foot-tall sculptures of the Beatles. Currently the sculptures sit in front of SculpturWorx Studio on Summer Street near I-10 but will be moving in the next few months toward the Katy Freeway near North Shepherd in order to be more visible to drivers.
The sculptures roughly weigh 10 tons and are made from white cement on steel.

On a side note, recall the huge Sam Houston statue that sits on I-45 when you’re heading out to Dallas? David Adickes is the sculptor behind that as well!

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown


The Dionysus Theatre is running the musical comedy based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts until July 21st, 2007 at the Jewish Community Center of Houston. Tickets are running $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

The Dionysus Theatre is a non-profit organization that provides theatre experience for teens and young adults who are disabled, disadvantaged, chronically ill, or those able-bodied actors who want to help us spread our message of love, dignity and tolerance for people of all abilities.

John Kerry heads to Houston

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Ex-presidential candidate and senator John Kerry heads to Brazos Bookstore this Friday (June 1st, 2007) to promote his new book, This Moment on Earth: Today’s New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future. Say what you will about the man but he seems like a decent human behavior…which is more than I can say about the people in our current administration!

Oh photobooth, where art thou?


I love cool, scratchy, vintage looking photos. If you’ve got a pocket full of quarters, a solid repertoire of bizarre facial expressions and a little whisky in you (or not) you can achieve kitschy photo nirvana by hopping into an old skool photo booth with your pals.

But where oh where are there cool photo booths in Houston? This Photobooth Web site is a great place to locate and share photo booth insider info from all over the country. Sadly, they only list ONE in Houston (at Katz’s Deli).

Help a sister out here — where do you go to ham it up in the photo booth?

Children’s Museum heads to Sugar Land


The Houston Children’s Museum will be opening it’s first satellite spot in Sugar Land on June 1st, 2007. According to the press release, the museum will be experimenting with a temporary Discovery Center in the Sugar Land Town Square. Depending on how well this exhibit fares, there are possibilities for the museum to branch out and create a permanent location in Fort Bend County.

The Sugar Land Discovery Center will be open from June 1st until July 15th, seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Tickets will run $5 a pop!

Great news for the infested – HMNS paying for roaches


The Houston Museum of Natural Science is offering you a quarter a pop for live cockroaches you bring in to their new insect exhibit (read their press release here).

You are limited to 1000 roaches, which may not be all that hard to max out as summertime approaches in our sweltering roach friendly city. Now I’m going to stop thinking about this post, as I swear I feel like 200 roaches climbing over my feet. Yech. Photo thanks to JHC via Flickr

Saturday Art Walk

Saturday (today?) is the 8th Annual Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour, an art walk including studios and galleries along Main Street and adjacent streets just south of downtown Houston. I will be upstairs from Art Supply on Main, 2711 Main Street, in studio 215 from noon to 5 with about 30 of my photos for show and sale, probably keeping myself entertained by reading some Jim Steinmeyer and listening to my iPod, but if you’re in the neighborhood, or heading to the Houston International Festival, drop by and say hi!

METRO showing hint of GREEN

Recently announced by the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Director of Community Outreach, Karen Marshall, are plans for METRO to become a bit greener. This Friday, April 20th at Noon at 1900 Main Street, METRO President and CEO Frank WIlson, State Senator Rodney Ellis, and other bicycle advocates are holding a press conference where they will announce the implementation of bike racks on the METRO bus fleet. They would love to have as many cyclists as possible actually ride their bikes to the building on that day. There will also be refreshments from Whole Food Market along with demos from various bike shops in the lobby.


In addition to the bike racks, the meeting is a chance to see the sleek new hybrid bus and show your support for greener transportation in our city.

R2D2 has landed in Houston

r2d2_mailboxsmall.jpgThat’s right… C3PO’s faithful little companion ‘bot has been spotted on the streets of Houston. On San Felipe near Post Oak (I didn’t have my camera ready) I spied one of the US Postal Service’s new R2D2 mailboxes. As you can see from the stock photo, they include a website

On the site you can see the new Star Wars stamps and vote on which one will be sold by itself. The entire collection will be sold on a single sheet, but the one stamp with the most votes online will be the only one produced separately. For the record, I voted for Boba Fett.


At least the geeks of the world won’t be all that upset about the price of stamps going up to 41 cents.

Kofi Anyone?

Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations comes to Houston’s Hobby Center on April 16th for the The Brilliant Lecture Series – Conversations with Brilliance. Tickets are running from $15-150 and student discounts are being offered, so get yours here.

Thanks Farida for the heads up!

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