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YUMMY! 247 Grocery-inspired graffiti artwork by GONZO247 Closing Reception


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Join us for the closing reception of YUMMY! 247 — an exhibition of GONZO247’s plexi-GRAFF series that explores Phoenicia Specialty Foods’ diverse selection of international foods. New grocery-inspired artwork has been added since the opening, and one lucky guest will win a piece of art from the YUMMY! 247 series! Meet and greet the artist from 6:30-7PM and from 7-7:30PM, GONZO247 will talk about the history of graffiti and his unique plexi-GRAFF process.

All artwork will be available for purchase.

Exhibit: June 18 – August 31, 2012
Opening Reception: June 20, 2012, 7-10PM
Closing Reception: August 29, 2012, 7-10PM
Artist Meet & Greet 6:30-7PM
Artist Talk 7-7:30PM

Music by Soular Grooves DJ Soul One

Free admission. Light bites will be served at the artist reception, with drinks available for purchase.

Jazz Up Mother’s Day with Brunch & Bocelli


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Show Mom just how much you love her by treating her to MKT
Jazz Brunch on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, no reservations required. This could be her chance to win tickets to see Andrea Bocelli, world-renowned Italian tenor, at his upcoming Houston performance at the Toyota Center on November 28!

From 11AM-3PM, Mom can enjoy live jazz music, a fresh bloom, pomegranate mimosas and a special spread that’s sure to please:

  • Spring Vegetable Frittata
  • Quiche with Shaved Prosciutto and Swiss
  • Buttermilk Belgian Waffles with Fresh Fruit
  • Oven Poached Egg on Pita Tik with Ham and Hollandaise Sauce
  • Warm Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding

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

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
www.MKTBAR.com

M-W: 7AM-10PM
TH-F: 7AM-2AM
SAT: 9AM-2AM
SUN: 9AM-8PM

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

“Revived Memories” FotoFest Photography Exhibit


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Photography on display March 19 – April 29, 2012
Artist reception March 27, 2012, 7-9PM

As a Participating Space of the FotoFest® 2012 Biennial, MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown presents “Revived Memories,” a black-and-white photography exhibit by Tatyana Bessmertnaya, a Ukrainian-born artist raised in North Russia and Siberia, who now lives and works in Plano, Texas. Come admire the exhibit through April 29 and join us for a special artist reception on March 27. The reception is open the public, all are welcome to attend and light bites will be served.

In her still-life works, Bessmertnaya reflects masterpieces completed by pictorialists. Her works gain inspiration from their subject and form of traditional art. Using real fruits, flowers, natural light and even antique objects, she resurrects the last century in contemporary photography.

An international non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas, FotoFest promotes the exchange of art and ideas through international programs and the presentation of photographic art.

What: “Revived Memories” FotoFest Photography Exhibit by Tatyana Bessmertnaya
Where: MKT BAR at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown, 1001 Austin Street, 77010
When: March 19 – April 29, 2012
Artist Reception: March 27, 2012, 7-9PM
Parking: Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney.
Contact: (832) 360-2222
MKTBAR.com

March Music Schedule


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Thursday 3/1/2012
4-7PM DJ BMC
8-11PM Cory Wilson & The Jazz

Friday 3/2/2012
4-7PM DJ Charlee Brown
8-11PM Brazilian Groove w/ Lois Albez

Saturday 3/3/2012
4-7PM DJ Da4th
8-11PM Thunderboltz

Sunday 3/4/2012
11-3PM Jazz Brunch w/ Cory Wilson

Monday 3/5/2012
4-8PM Erin Wright

Tuesday 3/6/2012
4-8PM TBA

Wednesday 3/7/2012
4-8PM Nathan Quick

Thursday 3/8/2012
4-7PM DJ BMC
8-11PM Event Horizon

Friday 3/9/2012
4-7PM DJ Charlee Brown
8-11PM Mighty Orq

Saturday 3/10/2012
4-7PM DJ Kicks
8-11PM International Jazz Trio

Sunday 3/11/2012
11-3PM Jazz Brunch w/ Lisa Stout

Monday 3/12/2012
4-8PM Cane & Fable

Tuesday 3/13/2012
4-8PM TBA

Wednesday 3/14/2012
4-8PM The Ziggy Band

Thursday 3/15/2012
4-7PM DJ BMC
8-11PM Cory Wilson & The Jazz

Friday 3/16/2012
4-7PM DJ Charlee Brown
8-11PM Charlie Perez Trio

Saturday 3/17/2012
4-7PM DJ Da4th
8-11PM Soul Sauce

Sunday 3/18/2012
11-3PM Jazz Brunch w/ Cory Wilson

Monday 3/19/2012
4-8PM Erin Wright

Tuesday 3/20/2012
4-8PM TBA

Wednesday 3/21/2012
4-8PM Nathan Quick

Thursday 3/22/2012
4-7PM DJ BMC
8-11PM The Painted Band

Friday 3/23/2012
4-7PM DJ Charlee Brown
8-11PM VANILLA FUNK

Saturday 3/24/2012
4-7PM DJ Kicks
8-11PM VANILLA FUNK

Sunday 3/25/2012
11-3PM Jazz Brunch w/ Lisa Stout

Monday 3/26/2012
4-8PM Cane & Fable

Tuesday 3/27/2012
4-8PM TBA

Wednesday 3/28/2012
4-8PM Omar Felka

Thursday 3/29/2012
4-7PM DJ BMC
8-11PM Cory Wilson & The Jazz

Friday 3/30/2012
4-7PM DJ Charlee Brown
8-11PM The Painted Band

Saturday 3/31/2012
4-7PM DJ Da4th
8-11PM The Ziggy Band

February Music Schedule


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Friday Feb. 3
Nick Greer 4-7pm / Mantis 8-11pm

Saturday Feb. 4
DJ Da4th 4-7pm / Matt Wilhelm 8-11pm

Sunday Feb. 5
Matt Wilhelm 11-3pm

Monday Feb. 6
Erin Wright 4-8pm

Tuesday Feb. 7
Harry Sheppard 4-8pm

Wednesday Feb. 8
DJ BMC 4-8pm

Thursday Feb. 9
DJ BMC4-7pm / Mighty Orq 8-11pm

Friday Feb. 10
Nick Greer 4-7pm / Mantis 8-11pm

Saturday Feb. 11
DJ Da4th 4-7pm / Dead C Scales 8-11pm

Sunday Feb. 12
Omar Felker 11-3pm

Monday Feb. 13
Robert Kuhn 4-8pm

Tuesday Feb. 14
Cane and Fable 6-9pm

Wednesday Feb. 15
DJ Hollywood Floss 6-9pm

Thursday Feb. 16
DJ BMC 4-7pm / Cory Wilson 8-11pm

Friday Feb. 17
Nick Greer 4-7pm / Mantis 8-11pm

Saturday Feb. 18
DJ Da4th 4-7pm / Atlas Maior 8-11pm

Sunday Feb. 19
Lisa Stout 11-3pm

Monday Feb. 20
Erin Wright 4-8pm

Tuesday Feb. 21
Harry Sheppard

Wednesday Feb. 22
UNCONFIRMED ACT

Thursday Feb. 23
DJ Charlee Brown 4-7pm / Mighty Orq 8-11pm

Friday Feb. 24
DJ BMC 4-7pm / Dead C Scales 8-11pm

Saturday Feb. 25
DJ Da4th 4-7pm / Soul Sauce 8-11pm

Sunday Feb. 26
Cory Wilson 11-3pm

Monday Feb. 27
Robert Kuhn 4-8pm

Tuesday Feb. 28
Harry Sheppard 4-8pm

Wednesday Feb. 29
DJ Hollywood Floss 6-9pm

Phoenicia Downtown Ribbon Cutting


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On Thursday, November 10, downtown business leaders joined the Tcholoakian family in making the launch of the new Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown (1001 Austin Street, Houston 77010). Phoenicia has expanded, now offering foodies two locations-the original in West Houston and the Downtown venue.

Located on the ground level of One Park Place luxury high-rise across from Discovery Green, the new Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown is a 28,000 square foot, state-of-the-art market. In addition, the downtown location features an in-house wine and beer bar called MKT Bar.

YUMMY! Photo (from left to right):
Ann-Marie Tcholakian, co-owner of Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Raffi Tcholakian, co-owner of Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Arpi Tcholakian, co-founder of Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Zohrab “Bob” Tcholakian, co-founder of Phoenicia Specialty Foods, Marvy Finger, President and CEO of the Finger Companies, Councilman James Rodriguez (and his son, Jake), Bob Eury, Executive Director of The Houston Downtown Management District, and Haig Tcholakian, co-owner of Phoenicia Specialty Foods

MKT BAR December Music Schedule


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Thursday December 1st:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Cory Wilson & the Jazz Marauders 8 – 11pm

Friday December 2nd:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Mantis (Blues Rock) 8 – 11pm

Saturday December 3rd:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm

Monday December 5th:
Edward Grigassy (Classical & Flamenco Guitar) 6 – 9pm

Tuesday December 6th:
Matt Harlan (Folk Blues) 6 – 9pm

Wednesday December 7th:
Nathan Quick (Folk Blues) 6 – 9pm

Thursday December 8th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Cory Wilson & the Jazz Marauders 8 – 11pm

Friday December 9th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
The Dead C Scales (Blues Rock) 8 – 11pm

Saturday December 10th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Mantis (Blues Rock) 8 – 11pm

Monday December 12th:
Nick Greer (Blues Piano) 6 – 9pm

Tuesday December 13th:
Edward Grigassy (Classical & Flamenco Guitar) 6 – 9pm

Wednesday December 14th:
Robert Kuhn (Blues Funk Folk) 6 – 9pm

Thursday December 15th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Cory Wilson & the Jazz Marauders 8 – 11pm

Friday December 16th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
The Dead C Scales (Blues Rock) 8 – 11pm

Saturday December 17th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Mantis (Blues Rock) 8 – 11pm

Monday December 19th:
Erin Wright (Hard Funk & Jazz) 6 – 9pm

Tuesday December 20th:
Harry Sheapard (High Energy Vibraphonist) 6 – 9pm

Wednesday December 21st:
Nathan Quick (Folk Blues) 6 – 9pm

Thursday December 22nd:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Cory Wilson & the Jazz Marauders 8 – 11pm

Friday December 23rd:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm

Wednesday December 28th:
Nick Greer (Blues Piano) 6 – 9pm

Thursday December 29th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm
Cory Wilson & the Jazz Marauders 8 – 11pm

Friday December 30th:
DJ GKS 6 – 11pm

Saturday December 31st:
Ring in the new year with us at the Black & White Ball
Enjoy black & white foreign films and groove to sounds of DJ BMC!
8pm – 2am