Summer’s almost over and time sure flies! We still have a week or so before most schools start and we know how to play along with time… Stil time to have a little more fun in the sun!

As usual, here’s your weekly dose of Weekend Roundup. Filled with all the essential nutrients of fun activities and with all the goodness of Mama Love. Don’t forget to spread the word!

Summer Reading Pizza Party at Brazos Bookstore
August 11, 2018 2:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Come chat about your favorite reads of the summer while munching yummy pizza!
Brazos Bookstore421 Bissonnet StHouston, Texas 77005
Brazos Bookstore 713-523-0701
2018 Owl Fest at Rice Stadium
August 11, 2018 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Make plans to meet the 2018 football, volleyball and soccer teams and enjoy a family friendly night on campus to get ready for the fall sports season.
Admission: Open to the public
Rice Stadium6100 Main StHOUSTON, TX 77005
Detective Days at Bayou Bend
August 12, 2018 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mystery is afoot at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, where children can unleash their inner sleuths to solve seasonal riddles using clues that teach about horticulture, art, design, and American history!

When you arrive, simply mention at the admissions desk that you’d like to participate in Detective Days.
This activity is free for children 18 and younger. Adult admission is $10.
Upon finishing their assignments, detectives return their clipboards to the pickup point to receive a personalized certificate of completion.
Do you have a group of 10 or more young detectives? Please contact us ahead of time so we’ll have plenty of supplies!

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens1001 BissonnetHouston, Texas 77005
MFAH Information Line 713.639.7300
Eado Vintage Fest at Eado Vintage
August 12, 2018 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
EaDo Vintage hosts a monthly festival featuring local vendors, artisans, food trucks, and more every 2nd Sunday.

Eado Vintage4009 Polk St CHouston, Texas 77023
Free CPR Class at Elite Care Emergency (Rice Village)
August 14, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Elite Care would like to invite you to one of our free CPR classes. Moms, Dads, Nannies, Babysitters, Lifeguards, Restaurant Staff, Teachers or concerned citizens – this class is for you.

Our instructors teach the American Heart Association Heartsaver Hands-Only CPR with AED Training for Infants, Children, and Adults. The class also covers the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims as well.
Class size is limited and fills up quickly.

Elite Care Emergency (Rice Village)2500 Rice BlvdHOUSTON, TX 77005
Elite Care Emergency 713-527-4400
Rice University Farmer's Market
August 14, 2018 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Almost 30 vendors from around Texas come together weekly at the Rice University Farmers’ Market to supply residents with flavorful, fresh foods and help spread the word about healthy, sustainable eating. Additionally, four times a year the market hosts a large event featuring local breweries, chef demonstrations, and giveaways to bring together community members and highlight local favorites. It’s fun the whole family is sure to enjoy.

5000 Greenbriar Dr.Houston, TX 77005
Rice University (713) 348-5445
Wine Wednesday’s Workshops at The Rustic Brush
August 15, 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Who: All are welcome and can easily sign up through our website www.therusticbrush.com/westucalendar
What: free wine and feel free to bring in snacks/food
Where: 5475 west loop south STE 160
When: every Wednesday night @7pm (usually lasts until 10pm)

The Rustic Brush5475 west loop south STE 160Houston, TX 77005
Happy Hour Thursdays at Museum of Fine Arts Houston
August 16, 2018 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour! MFAH general admission is always free on Thursdays, so take advantage of the opportunity to discover your Museum at no cost.

While you’re here, get a drink at the bar, where you can check out the latest exhibition-inspired specialty cocktails. Hungry? Grab a bite from the evening’s food truck.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston5601 Main StreetHouston, TX 77005
N/A 713-639-7300
Ladies Night at Bar Victor
August 16, 2018 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Enjoy Ladies Night at Bar Victor. $6 cocktails all night! In the heart of Houston, on Montrose Boulevard, between France and the West Coast, you will find Bar Victor.

Sitting comfortably on the velvet bench seats, inside the intimate atmosphere, you’ll experience a true journey of the senses through the decor, the decidedly French inspired menu, the event programming or simply the musical ambiance.

Victor’s aim is to promote a French notion of good living, based on sharing, traveling, epicureanism and music. Here, you will discover quality products and delicious cocktails. Here, you will discover French delicacies and delicious cocktails. Whether you are a local to Houston or visiting from out of town we want you to consider Victor as your home away from home.

Bar Victor4321 Montrose BlvdHouston, TX 77007
Bar Victor (713) 521-2002
Girls Night Out at The Mad Potter
August 16, 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Enjoy a night out with the girls while painting pottery and sipping wine from 7 p.m. to close!

Price: $15 includes studio time and wine. Pottery not included

The Mad Potter4882 Beechnut StHouston, TX 77096
N/A 713-664-8808
Rice Owls Soccer vs. Texas Longhorns at Holloway Field
August 17, 2018 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The first regular season event for Rice Athletics is when Rice soccer takes on Texas. Come out and see the defending C-USA champion Rice soccer team kick off their 2018 campaign after finishing last season with an NCAA tournament berth. The Owls will be hosting competitive foes at home such as Texas, SMU and Memphis. Get your tickets now, and we will see you at the Texas game.
Admission: Open to the public, game day ticket required

Holloway Field6100 S Main StHouston, TX 77005
Rice Owls 713-348-6957
Sawyer Flea - August at Sawyer Flea
August 18, 2018 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
It’s SUMMER, which means it’s time for our night market! Join us from 5pm to 10pm for a FREE curated outdoor market featuring artisan goods, artisan foods, and everything cool on the corner of Edwards and Sawyer. Find jewelry, artisan foods, handmade leather accessories, original art, fair trade, vintage, home decor, candles, soaps and more!

Kids welcome, furry friends welcome, everyone’s welcome! FREE to attend. No admission charge. Free parking.

On the corner of Edwards and Sawyer (2313 Edwards Street).

Founded and organized by folks behind Flea at Silver Street.

Sawyer Flea2313 Edwards Street,Houston, TX 77007
Sawyer Flea 832-356-3274
Incredible India Cultural Connections at Miller Outdoor Theatre
August 18, 2018 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Indian, Spanish, Sri Lankan, Thai and African dances are connected through similar rhythmic cadences and movements.

Miller Outdoor Theatre6000 Hermann Park DriveHOUSTON, TX 77030
Miller Outdoor Theatre 281-373-3386

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