Earth Day, April 22, 2010 is here. It’s our day to celebrate the world we live in, to take a moment to appreciate our natural resources and to take a really good look at what is around us and renew our commitment to preserve the environment. The ways to do this are far too many to mention here. The following are a super-sampling of how Houstonians can celebrate Earth Day’s 40th year!
Start the evening with some HAVEN-ly fun
Begin your Earth Day evening celebration with a stop by the patio of HAVEN, Houston’s hautest new green dining establishment. Hosting this eco-social are Green Lilly Events and Retna Media. You are invited to enjoy Haven’s famous farm-to-table appetizers and organic cocktails made with 360 Vodka. Hurry though, the time is early, 5:30 till 7:30 p.m. and if you want to just nest there, stay for dinner. If you haven’t experienced Haven and its farm-to-table modern Texas Cuisine created by Executive Chef, Randy Evans, then what better night to do that?!
Haven Restaurant (www.havenhouston.com)
2502 Algerian Way, Houston, Texas, 77098
A special Earth-night of Art……Perspectives Art Exhibit
The CITYCENTRE district’s, Hotel Sorella, is hosting a one night only exhibition reception on Earth Day evening, celebrating the day and the talent of SIX up-and-coming young Houston artists. Guests at this, open to the public event, are invited to peruse the pieces on display while mingling with the artists. All displayed work is for sale and in honor of Earth Day, a percentage of sale proceeds will benefit Memorial Park Conservancy. The artists, many of which we all know and love, are Saba Jawda,(artist, previously featured in TheChicSheet), Claire Webb, Daniel Ortiz (photographer, whose social event images appear in all Houston publications), Zach Hunt, David Stunts and Patrick Turk. Cockatils by VeeV, Acai Spirit and light bites by Eddie V’s.
Reception: Thurs., April 22, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Exhibition: Thurs., April 22, 6:00 p.m. through Sunday evening, April 24.
Blue and Green Earth Day Jazz in the Park
Earth Day would not be complete without the musical sounds of some of the best Jazz musicians in Houston. Spend your night outdoors at Miller Outdoor Theatre, in Hermann Park, and enjoy the sounds of the UH Jazz Orchestra, with special guest saxophonists David Caceres, Warren Sneed and Woody Witt, and come early to hear the City Jazz Kids, Westbury High Big Band, and the HSPVA Jazz Combo. The FREE event is sponsored by Waste Management and Whole Foods Market and is from 6pm to 10 pm. Visitwww.milleroutdooretheatre.com for more details.
It’s Go Rev Go’s second year in business and they have planned an exciting and delicious Happy Hour event for their guests. Go Rev Go is Houston’s only all-electric jitney service (aka. an eco-shuttle), providing their customers with a quick, easy, and eco-friendly form of transportation, not to mention they are quite adorable. The fun will take place at the Houston Pavilions center courtyard from 5pm to 8pm, with tasty food and drinks provided by McCormick & Schmick’s and sights and sounds by Video DJ Crazy Legs. Get there early and you can get your very own REV Turns 2 t-shirt! RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115803231772321
Ride the Wave for the Green Drinks Tour
Green Lilly Events and Retna Media are hosting another EcoSocial that’s quite like no other. You can park your auto (safety is important here) at TC Jester & Schuler in the Washington Wave’s free parking lot and pick up that trolley and head to Washington Avenue for the Green Drinks Tour. Once you’ve made it to The Avenue, you will find specialty priced appetizers and eco-cocktails featuring TRU organic spirits at these selected bars:
*Branch Water Tavern *Beavers
*The Social *Kobain’s
A $10 ticket buys you your ride on the Wave and a raffle entry for a one of a kind art piece by JB Carillo, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Trees for Houston.
Timing for this eco-evening: 8:00 till Midnight!!!
Green 6.2 Walk/Run
So fast-forward to post-Earth Day Saturday, April 24 and you are still feeling the love of the environment (hopefully this would not have faded away) and you want to take the family or just yourself out for an eco-friendly walk/run. Sign up now for the Green 10K Walk/Run, Kids K Fun Run starting at 8:00 a.m. for the adults and 10:30 a.m. for the kiddos at CITYCENTRE.
For details and online registration, please visit www.thegreen2green.com. This event, being presented by Ruggles Green, is benefiting Memorial Park Conservancy.