Sunday 10 June 2018 – A Poetry Caberet benefiting Horse Head Theatre Company (4-6pm)

A Poetry Caberet benefiting Horse Head Theatre Company
($10 Cover 4pm-6pm)

Horse Head Theatre Company seeks to re-energize Houston audiences and artists with theatrically designed experiences using non-traditional methods. Horse Head is devoted to producing regional and world premieres using Houston artists, in unique found performance spaces across the city. For more information visit: http://www.horseheadtheatre.org/

Saturday 05 May 2018 – Santo De Mayo Pub Crawl (2-6pm)

Each year, we celebrate Santo De Mayo with a Pub Crawl on the Saturday closest to May 5. This year, the Saturday closest to May 5 is May 5 itself! We love when things work out that way. We’re heading back to Montrose for this one, and like we’ve done a few times in the past for our larger Pub Crawls, the day will feature two routes.

Everyone will start at Rudyard’s, where you’ll receive your punch card and learn your route. Obviously, we’ll do our best to not split your group of friends in half. Both routes will end at the same place – La Grange.

As always, our Pub Crawls are free to attend. Complete your route, and you’ll earn a fabulous prize – a commemorative Santo De Mayo pint glass! We will have a large but limited supply. Designated drivers are always encouraged to participate and eligible for the award! Here’s the layout:

Start at 2:00 PM:
Rudyard’s

Your route will include some (but not all) of the following:
Hay Merchant | The Burger Joint | Pistolero’s | Poison Girl | Goodnight Charlie’s

Final Stop at 6:00 PM:
La Grange

Saturday 11 March 2018 – FrankenBike Houston #85 (8am-3pm)

 ### FRANKENBIKE ###

BRING IT, SELL IT, BUY IT, FIX IT, RIDE IT !

FrankenBike (n) A free bike swap

held once a month in different locations

in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area

that is open to anyone who wants to buy, sell,

or trade bicycles and bicycle related gear or parts.

Sponsored by Spinning Objects

Bicycles – Clothing – Parts

 

For more information visit
https://frankenbike.net/frankenbike-houston-85-rescheduled-for-sunday-march-11-2018-8am-3pm/

Thursday 01 March 2018 – Third Annual Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Story Slam (Free, 7:30-9:30pm)

It’s that time again! This is our THIRD Peace Corps Story Slam at Rudyard’s! This event is FREE to attend, with community, friendship and – of course – stories included! The basic format will be 6 to 8 storytellers, with a story that should be roughly 7 minutes maximum. No notes, no slides – just good ol’ fashioned tales of service and life in your role as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

If you would like to tell your story, please send your story and a brief bio (name, country of service with dates and sector) to Shawn (me) at shawnxreagan@gmail.com by Friday, February 16th. Storytellers will be notified by February 18th if they have been selected!

Please make sure your story is:

*A story!
*No more than 7 minutes maximum.
*Does not need slides, photos or other effects, and
*Is about some aspect of your Peace Corps service.
For more information, please check out Peace Corps’ guide for storytelling here: http://files.peacecorps.gov/resources/returned/Storytelling%20Tips.pdf

We especially want to encourage those who haven’t told stories before, and recently Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to share – we’re happy to hear from you and would love to learn more about your experiences!! If you have a different format – reading from blog posts, a poem… we’re happy to see that too!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Shawn directly at shawnxreagan@gmail.com or through Facebook.

 

Saturday 10 February 2018 – Mildred’s Umbrella Company Presents: Women Who Rock feat. Mydolls, Miears, Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita, and Quinn the Brain (doors 7:30pm)

 

WOMEN ROCK BENEFIT CONCERT FOR MILDRED’S UMBRELLA
Musical Performances: Mydolls, Miears, Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita, Quinn the Brain
Where: Rudyard’s British Pub – 2010 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006
When: February 10, 2018, Doors at 7:30 pm, pre-show at 8:30, Show begins at 9 pm
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person (additional donations are greatly appreciated)
Presale Tickets Available at: http://mildredsumbrella.com/

 

Kicking off 2018 with a bang, Mildred’s Umbrella (MU) is teaming up with Rudyard’s British Pub and several local female-fronted bands for ‘Women Rock,’ a fundraiser benefiting the theater company’s 2018-19 season. The inaugural concert will celebrate leading contributions of women artists and musicians in Houston.

“We’re embarking on a challenging new phase for Mildred’s Umbrella in trying to align our mission with the efforts of women in our artistic community who have paved a path to continue to lift them up, celebrate them and hear their stories,” said Managing Director Rebecca Ayres. “This concert will join together some fabulous female-led music groups with women service organizations to highlight another aspect of how women influence culture; plus with our lineup, it’ll be pretty rockin’.”

Associate Artistic Director and Concert Coordinator Miranda Morris added, “In 2018, we plan to expand the scope of our work beyond the stage, and utilize the power of the arts to inspire and support women through a new, dynamic outreach program. To fund this new endeavor, it seemed only natural to partner with other great female artists and performers. ‘Women Rock’ will be an outstanding night of girl power (and great music!). We look forward to kicking off our 2018-19 season with such a large group of remarkable women.”

Mydolls, one of Houston’s earliest female-led punk bands (1978-present), and Miears will headline the show, with performances by Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita and Quinn the Brain. The benefit will also feature a silent auction with packages from local vendors and Houston-based female artists.

The funds raised from the evening will support MU’s theatrical productions, which promote both emerging and recognized women playwrights and directors, as well as a new reading series and outreach programs that the company will launch this season.
The “Women Rock” concert will be held at Rudyard’s British Pub on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Doors open at 7:30 pm and concert will start with a pre-show set at 8:30 pm. Tickets are “pay-what-you-can” with a minimum of $10 per person. Presale tickets are available online at www.mildredsumbrella.com.  For more information, call 832-463-0409 or email info@mildredsumbrella.com.

 

 

Mydolls (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/MydollsHoustonTexas

Mydolls (1978-present), Houston’s original femme punk band, was formed in 1978 by guitarist and vocalist Trish Herrera, bassist Dianna Ray, guitarist and vocalist Linda Younger and drummer George Reyes. As one of the earliest art punk bands in Houston, Mydolls created a DIY sound that was as ethereal, fluid and poetic as it was politically charged and feminist. Throughout their nearly 40-year history, these pioneering musicians have paved a path for women and minorities in the music and arts scenes, and they continue to perform today with their original lineup. During the 1980s, Mydolls were interviewed by John Peel on BBC Radio and performed in Win Wenders’ Cannes award-winning film Paris, Texas. Mydolls and the Houston punk scene were the focus of a 2016 music-based lecture series at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the band most recently performed as part of the SPEAKEASY experimental music and art program series at Lawndale Art Center in Houston. Their latest EP, It’s Too Hot for Revolution, was released as a collectible red vinyl edition in February 2017.

 

Miears (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/miearsmusic/

The phrase solo artist isn’t lost of Houston’s MIEARS. A singer from an early age, her voice has been compared to that of Lauren Mayberry and Georgia Nott. As the frontwoman for electronica trio BLSHS, she enjoyed multiple festival appearances, countless words of praise in the media, and a grueling schedule of tour dates and sets at places like CMJ Music Marathon and SXSW. However, after work stalled on the follow up to BLSHS debut album, the producer/singer/songwriter began a journey that would start with a question and end with a whole new solo project. That project, known simply as MIEARS, found the singer writing, producing, performing, and recording the solo effort. MIEARS has gained praise from across the blogosphere in the past few months for her debut EP, Who Will Save You?, released 2/17/17 via Loose Narrative. With love from The Line of Best Fit, IMPOSE, Discobelle, Free Press Houston and more, MIEARS has begun the year with acclaimed sets at SXSW and joined the likes of Lorde, Flume and Solange for a hometown set at Houston’s FPSF last month. 

 

Lazer Kittenz (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/lazerkittenzHTX/

 

Pretty Vacant (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/prettyvacantmusic/

 

Benita  (Houston, TX)
Sorry no link or info at this time

 

Quinn the Brain (Houston, TX)
https://www.facebook.com/quinnthebrain/