Happy August, my sweaty friends. The painfully hot month in Houston isn’t solely about Hurricane and Tropical Storm preparedness and summer’s end. August also brings a slew of supaaaa hot events.
Remove your sunglasses and read on:
1. Houston Restaurant Weeks, August 1-31: Today marks the first day of the now, month long, Houston Restaurant Weeks. I absolutely love indulging in local fare, dining at new and old restaurants alike, and making a difference with my closest friends and family at a VERY affordable price. Best of all, Houston Food Bank receives $5 from each dinner and $3 from each lunch sold. My stomach’s set on RDG Bar Annie and Glass Door.
2. White Linen Night, August 6: A fabulous night celebrating my favorite Houston ‘hood, White Linen Night is always happening. Dress in your white best and wander the streets of the Heights (I normally hit up 11th and 19th streets) to experience all things art, food and fashion (2 fashion shows this year…hoorah!) the Heights has to offer. Oh, did I mention, entry is FREE. Be sure to check out the various after parties.
3. KILT Summer Jam, August 13 & August 20: For all of the country music enthusiasts out there, KILT Summer Jam is not to be missed. This year’s Saturday concerts feature Cory Morrow (August 13) and Micky & the Motorcars (August 20). Miller Outdoor Theater will host the shows, and tickets are FREE for lawn seating. Score.
4. Care2Spin Hula Hoop Challenge, August 28: Care2Spin is the first fundraising challenge that has gotten my heart racing in quite a long time. Easter Seals Greater Houston (an incredible organization for Houstonians with any type of mental, physical or developmental disability) will lose over $1 million this year due to “tough times” and severe government budget cuts. Care2Spin, the September spinning challenge, was created to quickly solve this problem (more on the event in later blog posts, I swear), and the Hula Hoop Challenge will kick the endeavor off at the end of this month. Thousands of hula hoopers will gather at Discovery Green in attempt to break the Guinness World Record of 2500 simultaneous hula hoopers. Hopefully I’ll see you shaking your hips there!
Let’s hit the town together this month, okay?