Archive for April, 2012

Art Car Parade Retro 1986

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An exhibition of photography by George Hixson

Exhibition: May 1-31, 2012
Artist Reception: May 4, 2012
Music by The Footnotes

Rewind to 1986 with wildly creative art cars and the crazy antics of the Urban Animals roller skating gang. Relive the “New Music Parade,” the inspiration for Houston’s first art car parade, through the lens of George Hixson at Art Car Parade Retro 1986.

Hixson has been capturing the quirky and cool moments of Houston’s most-loved parade on wheels for the past 25 years. Today, the parade attracts 250+ entries from 23 states along with Canada and Mexico and draws a crowd of nearly 250,000.

At the artist reception, get an up-close look at art cars including the iconic Fruitmobile and rock out to The Footnotes, the first band to play the Art Car Ball.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from art sales will benefit The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art.

Photography Exhibit: May 1- May 31, 2012
Artist Reception: Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:30-8PM

MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown
1001 Austin Street
Houston, Texas 77010

M-W: 7AM-10PM

Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.

MKT Jazz Brunch Featuring Kristine Mills

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This Sunday, April 22, 11am-3pm

A Portion of Dessert Proceeds Benefit the Rose Ribbon Foundation
The non-profit breast cancer organization provides mammography, diagnosis, access to treatment and support to all women.

Join us this Sunday for award-winning vocalist and songwriter Kristine Mills, joined by guitarist Stephan Badreau. This dynamic duo will play their fresh take on jazz classics, bossa nova and blues, plus several of Kristine’s original songs from her discography.

Known for her songwriting, extensive repertoire and polished, sophisticated vocals, Kristine continues to impress international audiences, music authorities and press. The winner of the Houston Press Music “Best Songwriter” and the “Best Female Vocalist” awards, she is best known as the “bold, blonde entertainer outta the old school!” Houston Modern Luxury Magazine, on The 2007 Lust List, named her the “Hottest Female Jazz Vocalist.”

“Every once in a while you see a live performance so good it sends shivers up your spine. Be ready for some shiver action when jazz singer Kristine Mills steps onstage.” -Houston Press

MKT Jazz Brunch Menu
– Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Waffles
– Apricot Challah French Toast
– Moroccan Chicken Bistilla
– Pink Pomegranate Mimosas

Limited-Edition Desserts
– Pink panna cotta
– “All that Jazz” guitar-shaped shortbread cookies