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Houston Lifestyles & Homes March 2009
beginning march 18
pin oak charity horse show
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, the country’s oldest and most prestigious horse competition, will celebrate its 64th year
with its show at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy from March
18-29. BBVA Compass will return as the lead sponsor.
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is held over a two-week period and features a
wide array of equestrian talent featuring hunters and jumpers, American
Saddlebreds, Andalusians, Welsh ponies, and new for 2009, Dressage and the
United Mountain Horse breed.
No tickets are required Tuesdays-Saturdays. Tickets are required for both Saturday, March 21 and Saturday, March 28, at 6
p.m. General admission tickets are $10 for adults; children 12 and under are
free. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Gala dining experience.
For a complete show schedule, go to www.pinoak.org or call Wendy Cook at 713-621-6290.
Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park welcomes featured artist
Larry Stephenson, creator of the whimsical painting,
A Day at the Airport.
beginning march 27
Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park: Houston’s Spring Art Awakening
Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park is Houston’s spring art awakening each March. Set for Friday, March 27, through Sunday,
March 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the award-winning juried art event is the only
festival to take place in Memorial Park, the city
’s premiere public park enclave. Kick off Bayou City Art Fevistal with the
first-ever Legacy at Memorial First Look Friday when art lovers will get a
jump-start on this art festival. Stroll the 1.1-mile trail of this art colony,
enjoying the original artwork, music, CORE performance Company dance, food and
wine cafes and interactive art for children in the CapitalOne Bank Creative
Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park welcomes more than 300 visual and
performing artists from around the corner and around the world, including
featured artist Larry Stephenson, creator of the whimsical painting,
A Day at the Airport. The artists’ works represent 19 media formats.
Recently ranked the No. 3 art festival in the country by the readers of AmericanStyle Magazine, Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park received two 2008 International
& Events Association Gold Pinnacle Awards and was named “Best Festival in Houston” by the 2008 Houston Press Best of Houston magazine.
Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park showcases clay, drawing/pastel,
fiber/textiles, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media,
painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor and wood creations.
Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
There is no public parking in Memorial Park. The Festival provides free shuttle
service 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to and from Memorial Park on Friday from Northwest
Mall on Hwy. 290; and Saturday and Sunday from Northwest Mall and Downtown:
Memorial Drive at Rusk, Rusk at Smith and Smith at Capitol.
race for grace, march 28
Grace School will host the Race for Grace 5K on March 28 at 8 a.m. at Royal Oaks
Country Club in West Houston.
The certified race route will be within the beautiful Royal Oaks community. Many
area corporations are expected to participate in this event. There will also be
a 1K race for families and children.
Volunteers and sponsorships are still needed at all levels. To volunteer, call
713-267-5027 or contact Tim Wardlow at 713-516-1796 about sponsorship
All proceeds will benefit the scholarship programs of Grace School. Visit the
Grace School Web site at
www.graceschool.org to register.
Eroica trio concert and master class, march 31, april 1
The Houston Friends of Music and The Shepherd School of Music present a concert
by the Eroica Trio on March 31 at 8 p.m. in the Stude Concert Hall at Rice
The most sought-after trio in the world, the Grammy nominated Eroica Trio
thrills audiences with their flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible
enthusiasm and sheer elegance.
Tickets range in price from $19-$67 with discounts to seniors 65+ and full-time
students with ID. To purchase advance tickets, call 713-348-5400 or go to
www.HoustonFriendsofMusic.org. Tickets will be available on the evening of the performance at 7 p.m. at the Box
The Eroica Trio’s Master Class will be held on April 1 from 12:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. at Rice
’s Shepard School of Music in the Duncan Recital Hall. There is no charge for
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