White Linen Night in The Heights This Saturday
I know you’ve been waiting for the perfect night to debut your brand-spankin’-new pair of tighty-whiteys, and Saturday is the perfect day– as long as they are underneath your pair of white linen pants and white shirt. Saturday, August 4, is the 6th annual White Linen Night in The Heights; a celebration marked by the traditional donning of white clothing, and an evening gathering in the Heights neighborhood to celebrate all things local. From 6-10pm, this year’s theme, “Local Faces, Local Flavor, Local Fun!” will focus on Heights-thriving businesses, musicians, and artists.
White Linen Night (WLN) will be getting pink, as it is partnering again with multiple breast cancer charities to promote knowledge and awareness, as well as survivor services available in our city. Participating groups include The Houston Young Survival Coalition, Pink Phuree Dragon Boat Team, Be Bright Pink, Relay for Life in The Heights, Pink Angels Harley Team, Dreamers, and the Bayou City Sisters Network.
There will be many festivities down White Oak Drive. An “Arts Pavillion,” hosted by Fresh Arts at 2904 White Oak, will feature performances by Mercury Chamber Orchestra, Suchu Dance Company, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company, and Kiki’s Sordid Sideshow burlesque clown performance. A fashion show will be hosted by Heights Beatniks, 709 E. 11th Street, with clothing from Beatniks, La Camella, and Hello-Lucky. Beatniks will be the headquarters for the Bombay Sapphire Lounge, which will be a surefire and refreshing place to escape the Houston summer heat.
Another popular White Linen location, as always, is 19th Street. Local musicians will perform on the Fiesta stage at 226 W. 19th Street. The music starts at 6pm and featured artists include Cavernous, The Tyburn Jig, Poor Pilate, and 8:30pm headliner, Runaway Sun. Down the street on the Jubilee stage, Lords of Kool will play from 7-10pm. The WLN Fashion Show on 19th Street will be sponsored by Bombay Sapphire and hosted by Sonia Azaad from Channel 13. Fashions by Jubilee, Replay on 19th, Langford Market, Casa Ramirez, and more, will appear in the show. For the first time, the First Saturday Art Market will be on the street ending the festvities; and local Contemporary Abstract painter, Edgar Medina, will showcase his work throughout the evening at Langford Market.
Visit www.theheightswhitelinennight.com for a full list of sponsors and events.
by Erin Dyer