Thursday 17 December 2015 – Pink Positive presents: The 4th Annual Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer, Christmas Edition! (6:30-9pm) ALSO Rudyard’s Beer Tasting Dinners with Joe Apa featuring selections from Lone Pint Brewery (7pm)

Pink Positive presents:
The 4th Annual Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer, Christmas Edition!
(6:30-9pm)

 

Pink Positive is proud to present the 4th Annual Comedy Fundraiser: Laugh in the Face of Breast Cancer, Christmas Edition! The past few years were such a hit with our goals being doubled almost evey year and great turn-outs, that we are excited to make this year’s event a big hit once again!

This year’s line-up includes some of Houston’s funniest comedians: John Nguyen, Steven Padilla, Kazeem Rahman, Ashton Womack and Brian Zeolla!

Please join us in supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation and all women and men and their families who have been affected by breast cancer. We thank you for your support and look forward to laughing in the face of breast cancer with you!

6:30-9pm
$25 Tickets can be purchased at the door or at https://fundraise.nbcf.org/pink2015
Proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

 

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Join us one Thursday every month as Joe Apa, formerly of T’afia and Plum Easy Kitchens, brings you food carefully paired with beer selections from some of the finest breweries around. Each month features a different brewery and a unique dining experience.  Prices vary for each dinner but reserving before the Monday of the dinner will get you the early bird discount.  Sign up at the bar or online at http://www.rudyardspub.com/wordpress/rudyards-beer-tasting-dinners-with-joe-apa/

 

December Monthly Beer Dinner featuring
LonePintLone Pint Brewery
(7pm)

The Lone Pint Brewery (http://lonepint.com/)  is a grassroots insurrection with the true beer lover in mind. We are dedicated to creating distinctive local Texas ales that are tasty, hoppy, and quaffable. We use raw whole cone hops for bittering, flavoring, aroma, and dry hopping additions in all of our brews. However, an equally important ingredient is the renewable energy that powers our Brewery. The spent grain is fed to a local dairy farmer’s cows and the spent hops are composted.

Craft brewing is an American institution. Our brewhouse and tanks are from Nevada, our boiler from Pennsylvania, our kegging machine from California, our chiller from Oregon, and our mill from Canada (close enough, eh!). Point being, we kept the love at home, doing our part to insure that craft brewing will always remain an American institution.

Thursday 10 December 2015 – My Houston 2040 Meeting (5:30-7pm, free and open to the public)

 

MyHouston2040

Houston’s monthly Happy Hour meeting of the minds

Co-hosted by Houston Tomorrow, Air Alliance Houston, Better Houston, Citizens’ Transportation Coalition, CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism), and Community Artists’ Collective.

Third Thursday of every month
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Rudyard’s Upstairs, 2010 Waugh Drive (map)
Free and open to the public.
Food and drinks available at bar.

The Idea
Houston Tomorrow, Air Alliance Houston, Better Houston, Citizens’ Transportation Coalition, CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism), and Community Artists’ Collective agree that Houstonians can build a better Houston today by thinking about the Houston we may inherit in 2040 and the Houston we want in 2040. Each happy hour will include time for networking and socializing, a topical speaker who will give an informational presentation on Houston urbanism, transportation planning, culture, environment, and more, and a visionary speaker who will give their “My Houston 2040” talk:

– What do you think Houston will be like in 2040?
– What do you want Houston to be like in 2040?
– What do you want us to do to make Houston like you want it to be in 2040?

Please join us at our monthly gathering in the second floor room at Rudyard’s Pub for lively discussion on how YOU would envision Houston to be in the year 2040.

Thursday 12 November 2015 – My Houston 2040: Ray Shackelford & Tommy Garcia-Prats (5:30-7:30pm)

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Houston’s monthly Happy Hour meeting of the minds
Co-hosted by Houston Tomorrow, Air Alliance Houston, APA-Houston, Citizens’ Transportation Coalition, and CNU – Houston (Congress for the New Urbanism).6 pm: Tommy Garcia-Prats
On Building a Farm in the City6:30 pm: Ray Shackelford
On His Vision for Houston in 2040Ray B. Shackelford is a native Houstonian, born and raised in Third Ward. He currently serves as the President of the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP), sits on the board of the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) and is a recent graduate of Class II of the Houston Black Leadership Institute. He is also a member of Councilman Dwight Boykins’ District D Next Generation Advisory Council. Ray graduated from Morehouse College cum laude in 2008 with a BA in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance and MBA in 2012 from University of Houston. He was recognized in the 8th edition of Who’s Who in Black Houston and is the proud father of one daughter, Jordan.Tommy Garcia-Pratts is the Co-Founder and General Manager of Small Places LLC and Finca Tres Robles,a start-up urban farm in Houston’s East End. Since graduating from college, he has spent the majority of the last six years working on farms throughout the U.S. and Central America developing a passion for farming and a desire to expand and share on his experience and knowl- edge. Being a Houston native, he feels strongly about farming in his home town, bringing attention to the needand value of agriculture in the Houston area, and focusing on how we can creatively address food access issues throughout our city.

Adam Bricks is a Houston Songwriter by way of New York has been writing songs about city love and lust since his first release, “City Songs” in 2013. Since he has opened for the likes of Justin Townes Earle, David Dondero and Houston Local favorites Buxton. He is currently working on his new record with members of local indie rockers The Caldwell, set to be released in early 2016 entitled “Relations”

The Idea:

We think that Houstonians can build a better Houston today by thinking about the Houston we may inherit in 2040 and the Houston we want in 2040. Each happy hour will include time for networking and socializing, a topical speaker who will give an informational presentation on Houston urbanism, transportation planning, culture, environment, and more, and a visionary speaker who will give their “My Houston 2040” talk:

– What do you think Houston will be like in 2040?
– What do you want Houston to be like in 2040?
– What do you want us to do to make Houston like you want it to be in 2040?

Please join us at our monthly gathering in the second floor room at Rudyard’s Pub for lively discussion on how YOU would envision Houston to be in the year 2040.

Free and open to the public.
Food and drinks available at bar.

Sunday 18 October 2015 – Angel Wings & Purry Things Benefit with musical guests Blaggards (2-6pm)

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Charity event benefiting feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)research at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and breast cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine.

Live music by Blaggards

Hosted by Harley’s Angels Cruzin to Cure and Cleo the Cat

$20, 2-6pm
Tickets available at
http://theharleysangels.org/angel-wings-purry-things/

Wednesday 14 October 2015 – My Houston 2040: David Crossley & Jaime Gonzalez (Free, 6:00 pm)

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Houston’s monthly Happy Hour meeting of the minds
Co-hosted by Houston Tomorrow, Air Alliance Houston, APA-Houston, Citizens’ Transportation Coalition, and CNU – Houston (Congress for the New Urbanism).

David Crossley
My Houston 2040
6:30 pm

Jaime Gonzalez
Enhancing the Connections of People and Nature
6 pm

The Idea
We think that Houstonians can build a better Houston today by thinking about the Houston we may inherit in 2040 and the Houston we want in 2040. Each happy hour will include time for networking and socializing, a topical speaker who will give an informational presentation on Houston urbanism, transportation planning, culture, environment, and more, and a visionary speaker who will give their “My Houston 2040” talk:

– What do you think Houston will be like in 2040?
– What do you want Houston to be like in 2040?
– What do you want us to do to make Houston like you want it to be in 2040?

Please join us at our monthly gathering in the second floor room at Rudyard’s Pub for lively discussion on how YOU would envision Houston to be in the year 2040.

Free and open to the public.
Food and drinks available at bar.

David Crossley is the Founder and a Senior Fellow of Houston Tomorrow, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for all the people of the Houston region. Crossley focuses on planning for a sustainable Houston region, strategies for smart growth, and connecting vibrant walkable urban places with high quality transit, and conservation of our human species.

Jaime Gonzalez is responsible for developing and implement- ing an annual schedule of activities and outreach programs to augment public access and awareness of the prairie for the Katy Prairie Conservancy. Mr. González’s work also involves expanding collaborative efforts with other organizations and agencies around the issues of conservation and education. He also assists with grassland restoration efforts on several Katy Prairie preserves andat over twenty Prairie Builder Schools and Parks locations throughout the Greater Houston area.

Both speakers have been involved from the original sparks of the idea of bringing together urbanists and conservationists together to collaborate on their shared goals. This idea is now the People and Nature Conference which will take place at the Rice BRC October 20 – 22. Tickets and info available here: http://www.peopleandnatureconference.org/

Sunday 30 August 2015 – Hot Punk City presents: Avery Pearl Sweet Relief Benefit for the child of Mell Hell [Zipperneck] (doors 3pm)

Hot Punk City presents:
Avery Pearl Sweet Relief Benefit!

$10.00 suggested donations
Door prizes!

 

“Hot Punk City (me!) presents the Avery Pearl Benefit at Rudyards in the People’s Republic of Montrose, Houston, Aug. 30th, 4-10 PM! Bands to be announced, so contact me cool kids and iconic rockers (hmmm, Anarchitex, Sugar Shack, Poor Dumb Bastards?) if you desire to gig for the cause, because I will provide drums and hopefully amps too! Avery, the child of incredible ladypunk Mel Hell of Zipperneck (who I profiled two weeks back in the Houston Press and suffers from a chronic pain condition), was recently diagnosed with severe onset Type 1 Diabetes. The family is under financial stress and could use your help with bills and medications and supplies that insurance just won’t cover. So, if you can’t come or play the gig, maybe you can donate to the Go Fund Me link! Blessed are the rockers with conscience!” – David Ensminger


http://www.gofundme.com/h98r5a3yw

Schedule

3:00 doors
3:30 Tad Donley
3:45 GENERATION: landslide
4:00 Talk Sick Brats
4:30 Agony Within
5:00 Bernie Pink
5:30 Texas Mod Crushers
6:00 One Mydoll Less (No Love Less and Mydolls)
6:30 Hell’s Engine
7:00 The Hates
7:30 Biscuit Bombs with Mel Hell and Lisafer
8:00 Dead Roses
8:30 Supergrave
9:00 Killer Hearts
9:30 Guillotines

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Our sweet Avery Pearl was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on July 6th, 2015. She was treated at Texas Children’s Hospital for 5 days and then released to come home. While we have faith that we will be able to manage this disease, it is somewhat overwhelming at the moment. Her mom, Melissa, is her primary caregiver and main source of financial stability, and Melissa has a chronic health condition herself. We are asking for whatever help you can give in recouping the costs of Melissa’s lost income during the hospital stay, plus Avery’s medications and supplies that her current insurance is not covering. Just need a little “boost” to ensure that we adapt smoothly and peacefully to our new life with Type 1 Diabetes ♡. Thank you!

 

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