A Great White Night in the Heights!

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THE place to be in H-town on Saturday, August 6 is definitely The Heights, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. for their annual celebration of art, shopping, dining, community and all things Heights. “White Linen Nights” anchored on 19th street draws thousands of people to the streets of this wonderfully bohemian suburb. This year Houston Art and Culture, the organizers of the event, have partnered with the Breast Health Collaborative of Texas (BHCT) to promote breast cancer awareness.  The partnership brings a new exciting part of WLN: Pink Street. Located on White Oak Drive, in between Oxford and Columbia streets. The rosy street includes a stage for live performances by the Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre and many more. Local indie favorite Runaway Sun will headline the music for the evening. Pink Street will be lined with booths full of giveaways, games, pink refreshments, etc. all dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness and prevention. Local groups participating include Pink Ribbon Project, The Rose, Pink Door and many more. Pink Street will host a juried art tent and reception featuring works from breast cancer survivors and celebrated local artists. All proceeds benefit BHCT.

The Pink Ribbon Parade is making its debut at WLN. Survivor and Supporter groups throughout the Houston area will parade down Pink Street, including the Harley’s Angels pink Harley riders, survivor-themed art cars, and more. The artistic celebration will pay homage to the now iconic pink ribbon symbol.

Also new this year is a festival permit allowing vendors to sell wine by the glass and bottle. Wine tents on both sides of the neighborhood where The Height’s Winery, Vinter’s Own, will be selling wine for the first time at the event. The Fresh Arts Coalition will host 3 parties throughout the evening at Fitzgerald’s, on the corner of White Oak and Studewood.

This is one great night to hit the streets and party.  For more information on specifics, such as shuttle parking, WAVE transportation, etc., visit http://www.whitelinennightheights.com.

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