Happy Friday West U! Pretty safe to say we are all in a “back to school” frenzy one way or another!  School Supplies, lunchbox items, back-to-school shopping, Oh My!

We have rounded up all the great local activities and happenings this weekend and next week (if your kids haven’t started school by then there is still time to play).

Ps. We are always open to more events and activities, so if we missed something, please let us know!

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

Yoga at Levy Park

August 19, 2018 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Check website for more details.

Levy Park3801 EastsideHOUSTON, TX 77098
Levy Park (713) 522-7275
Tootsies Summer Soiree at Tootsies

August 22, 2018 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Karishma Asrani, Courtney Campo, Allie Danziger, and Melissa Sugulas for the hautest event of the season!

Women of Wardrobe and Tootsies’ Summer Soireé

Featuring:
Hunter Bell fall collection and Claudia Lobao jewelry
and curated collections by MILLY and Sam Edelman

Special “THANK YOU!” to our generous vendors and donors: Ann Sacks, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Bosscat Kitchen & Libations – Houston, cHAIRiTEE, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood – West Ave. Houston, TX, Deep Eddy Vodka, Dr. Forrest Roth, Plastic Surgeon at West Ave, Fig & Olive, High Brew Coffee, MYEVENTISTHEBOMB, Mia Bella Trattoria, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Orangetheory Fitness Houston, Paloma Nails, Picos Restaurant, Snap Kitchen, and Sunday Riley!

Haute Attire

Complimentary Valet Parking

Tootsies2601 Westheimer RdHouston, TX 77098
Tootsies 713-629-9990
Wine Wednesday’s Workshops at The Rustic Brush

August 22, 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
Movies at Miller: Beauty & The Beast at Miller Outdoor Theatre

August 22, 2018 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
It’s truly “A Tale as Old as Time” with this 1991 Disney animated musical romantic fantasy film…the most beautiful love story ever told.

Miller Outdoor Theatre6000 Hermann Park DrHouston, TX 77030
Miller Outdoor Theatre 281-373-3386
Girls Night Out at The Mad Potter

August 23, 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

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ACTIVITIES DETAILS

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