Houston Events - June 2011

Houston events happening June 2011 present Houston couples with unparalleled opportunities to partake of some fabulous free concerts, fantastic festivals and free movies.

The heat may be on but so are the outdoor activities, we made sure to include indoors events as well. The place to catch some of the best music in Houston this month will be the concerts offered through the Texas Music festival.

Free Movies

Get the wifey, family or friends together for Discovery Greens, “Screen on the Green” or if you live near Spring Branch area you can spend your day Agnes Moffit Park farmers market and hang around for the free movie that night.

The free movies, farmers market and other family-friendly activities are scheduled during the Farmers Market and Movie Night Series. Each Friday, has a different theme with the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Facility, BARC, and the Houston Zoo stopping by with animals prior to some of the movies.

For more information about this Houston event visit the Agnes Moffit Park Facebook Page.

National Black Book Festival

June 2011 is also a big month for African American writers in Houston as the Black Book festival hits the town. There will be workshops seminars and luncheons to give festival goers a chance to meet with the top professionals in their fields.

A few of the sessions that may offer some interesting tidbits that can enhance any professionals career are:

The Get Signed - Get Published - Get Publicity
Book Marketers/Promoters Session

Local writiers, wannabe novelist and poets that take time to attend the book festival will get an excellent chance to hear professionals share tips, tricks and techniques to launch a career or keep a promising writing career picking up speed.

Texas Music Festival

The music featured at the Texas Music Festival spans a wide range from European to American repertories. The festival features young musicians from around the world the nation during this annual event. The festival is taking its music into the streets this year and you can catch some of the musicians at local venues.

A group of the chamber musicians from TMF will be jamming June 26th at the Bacchus wine bar on Dunlavy. A lot of the concerts are at the Moores Opera House on The University of Houston campus.

Here is a look at some of the concerts associated with the TMF.

Friday, June 10, 2011, Dudley Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. (FREE)
Le Chiavi di Bel Canto (The Keys to Bel Canto) Vocal Institute Final Concert
Joseph Evans and Melanie Sonnenberg, directors
Advanced young artists use the Keys of Bel Canto to unlock the secrets of music by some of opera's greatest composers.

Sunday, June 12, 2011, Dudley Recital Hall, 2 p.m. (FREE)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition Final Round
Final competition round featuring solo performances by Festival Orchestra musicians.

Friday, June 17, 2011, Moores Opera House, 7 p.m. (FREE)
High School and College Jazz Institute Final Concert
Noe Marmolejo, director
Talented high school and college jazz musicians perform classical to contemporary repertoire in a big band setting.

Thursday, June 23, 2011, Dudley Recital Hall, 7 p.m. (FREE)
Young Artist Chamber Music
Small ensemble performances by Orchestra Fellows.

Saturday, June 25, 2011, Dudley Recital Hall, 10 a.m. (FREE)
High School Piano Institute Recital
Nancy Weems, director
Gifted high school pianists perform ensemble works.

Saturday, June 25, 2011, Methodist Hospital Crain Garden, 2:30 p.m. (FREE)
High School Piano Institute Recital
Nancy Weems, director
Gifted high school pianists appear as part of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM) performance series.

These are just a few of the many Houston events for June 2011 that you’ll find on this blog this month. We could fill up several screens if we tried to list all of the events. We have launched a new feature that should help by listing useful products for any event or outing. This week it’s an Insulated Picnic Basket w/service for two

If you would like to see even more events try visiting our calender in the sidebar. You will find details, directions and plenty more stuff to do in Houston.

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