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to be an outlet that allows people from all walks of life and backgrounds the opportunity to come together, for an economical price point, and experience all that the City has to offer from live music, comedy and the growing arts scene,” said festival co-founder Jason Price. “The festival is the largest collection of local talent of any annual event in Houston and we are dedicated to keeping that as part of our mission as the event grows.” Price continued, “We will continue to elevate the VIP experiences at the festival while also maintaining a base-level price point that provides the best value in the City for the entertainment dollar. In short, we want to ensure that our event is accessible for fans of all socio-economic backgrounds.”


APRIL 15th 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. LAST CONCERT CAFE Houston


it, they’re going to come! Local restaurants, eateries and burger joints will be invited to set up shop on the festival grounds and fill the air with the scintillating scents of burgers on the grill. Live music supplied on stage by local bands, including local headliner, Parker Mc Collum will keep the energy high and the appetites large. And who can resist a little competition, especially when it includes local celebrity judges and bragging rights for “Best Burger at Throwdown?” Kids ages 12 & under are free, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Military, and Teachers are free with I.D. Early Bird General Admission Tickets are $10. For more information on music lineup, restaurant competitors, & ticket info please visit or visit them on social media at A special thanks to our Premier Sponsor’s, America’s ER & Randall Reed Planet Ford. This is one festival you don’t want to miss being a part of!


THROUGH APRIL 4th Conroe Art League

Featured Artist, local painter Kathy Fediw will be showing select artwork from her series “Land-River-Sky” at the Conroe Art League Gallery through April 4, 2017. This series of impressionistic Kickin’ Events & Promotions knows paintings in both oils and pastels explores what you want, and they’ve answered the ever-changing American landscape, the call! They’re giving it all to you with with many featuring the skies, rivers and 2nd Annual Throwdown Texas Burger & land of Texas and our local area. Fediw Music Fest benefitting The Montgomery frequently paints outdoors en plein aire County Foodbank, coming back to The Woodlands area on April 29, 2017 at Town and her paintings are marked with a loose painterly style, expressive brush Green Park in the heart of The Woodstrokes and luminous colors. Her work lands. has been inspired by impressionist and Why here and why now? The Woodlands is rapidly becoming the post-impressionist artists including Van Gogh, Emil Nolde, Odilon Redon, Renoir hot spot of the northern Houston area, and some of the lesser-known Nordic with world-class entertainment occurring daily at its performance venues such artists. Kathy has studied with some of America’s finest artists. She won Best as The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion of Show in her first art competition and located right next door to Town Green has gone on to win numerous awards in Park. The area plays host to countless concerts, festivals, and other activities that other art shows and contests. Two of her paintings were featured in the juried show cater to everyone from young singles to entire families. Not only is the continuing “Art of the Pastel 2016” and she is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. growth of The Woodlands and Montgomery County a prime reason to initiate She is also a member of the Conroe Art League, Woodlands Art League, American such a great festival, but the time of year Impressionists Society, and Pastel Society has also been chosen to maximize the experience: April in this area is the perfect of Southeast Texas. On March 31 and April 1 Fediw will be teaching a workshop, month for a daylong outside activity that “Painting the Landscape with Pastels,” the entire family can enjoy. for the Conroe Art League. This is a rare If you cook it, they will come. If you pour it, they will come. If you… Let’s face opportunity to learn from a master and APRIL 29th 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. TOWN PARK GREEN The Woodlands

demic world, and personal relationships. The gallery walk provides students with a chance to put the communication skills they’ve learned in the program into action, and gives the community an opportunity WOODLANDS WATERWAY to learn more about the curriculum the students are taught. ARTS FESTIVAL “Guests will be able to wander from APRIL 7th through 9th display to display as lifePATH™ students TOWN CENTER WATERWAY share details about some of their best The Woodlands spring 2017 classwork, emphasizing how The 12th Annual Woodlands Waterway they’ve grown and what they’ve learned Arts Festival, presented by The Woodlands during the semester,” Ginnett explained. “Although there will be opening remarks Arts Council (TWAC), offers a weekend when the event begins, guests are free to escape for art and music enthusiasts of come and go at their convenience.” all ages and is scheduled for April 7-9. LSC-Tomball’s lifePATH™ is a four-year Proceeds from the festival directly fund comprehensive model of post-secondary Because Art Matters, the year-round comeducational opportunities for students munity and education outreach programs who have disabilities that affect executive of TWAC. functioning. Students can earn various Recently ranked in the top five of America’s Best Fine Arts Fairs by ArtFair- Lone Star College certificates in, The Woodlands Waterway tional Studies, ACT® WorkKeys® Assessments, the ACT® National Career ReadiArts Festival features 225 juried national ness Certification, and can choose to earn and regional artist exhibits along the college credit in general Lone Star College scenic pathways lining The Woodlands Waterway. The art represents a diverse mix credit courses. Students can exit lifePATH™ after two of painting, drawing, fiber art, sculpture, years, receiving a Lone Star College jewelry, glass, woodworking, photograCertificate in Foundational Occupational phy, mixed media, clay-works and digital Studies. All students who choose the art and more representing fourteen art four-year lifePATH™ option participate categories. in an internship during their fourth year. The continued success of The WoodAdmissions is selective and students join lands Waterway Arts Festival is made poslifePATH as part of a cohort. Each cohort sible by the generous support of anchor remains together for all classes during the sponsors: The Woodlands Development first two years. During years three and Company, a Division of four, students continue to take lifePATH™ The Howard Hughes Corporation; Stella core classes as a cohort. Artois, the official beer of the Festival; The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Mercedes-Benz of The PERFORMING ARTS Woodlands, the official luxury vehicle of WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION the festival. The Woodlands registrations are being accepted at the Conroe gallery. Beginners especially are welcomed to sign up to explore painting the landscape with Fediw.


LONE STAR COLLEGE - TOMBALL March 31st 10 a.m. - noon Tomball

Dr. Anne Ginnett, director of Lone Star College-Tomball’s lifePATH™ program, is inviting the community to meet and visit with LSC-Tomball lifePATH™ students while they share their Spring 2017 semester work during the lifePATH™ Partners Gallery Walk. The lifePATH™ Partners Gallery Walk will take place Friday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to noon in the LSC-Tomball Beckendorf Conference Center. LSC-Tomball’s lifePATH™ program empowers adult students with cognitive disabilities by providing an opportunity to learn academic skills and the social skills needed in the business world, the aca-


Friday, April 21 The Music of Led Zeppelin Houston Symphony Martin Herman, conductor 8 p.m. / Gates: 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating Sponsored by: Huntsman Thursday, April 27 Bond and Beyond Houston Symphony Michael Krajewski, conductor Debbie Gravitte, vocalist 8 p.m. / Gates: 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & lawn seating Sponsored by: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

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Public News #43  

Houston's Arts & Entertainment Digital Press March 29 - April 18, 2017

Public News #43  

Houston's Arts & Entertainment Digital Press March 29 - April 18, 2017