May 11th - 13th, 2018
Weekend in the Bayou City
Did you know the woman responsible for creating Mother's Day resented how it became commercialized?
It all started in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia.
St Andrew's Methodist Church now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine. It was Jarvis' campaign to make Mother's Day a recognized holiday in the United States which began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died.
Ann Jarvis was a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.
Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers because she believed a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".
It has been reported, although Jarvis was successful in founding Mother's Day, she eventually became resentful of the commercialization of the holiday.
It was Hallmark Cards and other companies that started selling Mother's Day cards. Jarvis believed that the companies had misinterpreted and exploited the idea of Mother's Day, and that the emphasis of the holiday was on sentiment.
As a result, she organized boycotts of Mother's Day, and threatened to issue lawsuits against the companies involved. Jarvis argued that people should appreciate and honor their mothers through handwritten letters expressing their love and gratitude, instead of buying gifts and pre-made cards.
Jarvis protested at a candy makers' convention in Philadelphia in 1923, and at a meeting of American War Mothers in 1925.
By this time, carnations had become associated with Mother's Day, and the selling of carnations by the American War Mothers to raise money angered Jarvis, who was arrested for disturbing the peace.
With that being said here's what's happening in the Houston area during this Mother's Day weekend.
Our picks, some are free and some, it may cost a little for those who what to tell momshe is special.
“Burgers & Art” Market
@Balls Out Burgers!!
Saturday 5/12/2018 3:00 PM
WE ALL LOVE THAT BALLS OUT BURGER TRUCK and we are super excited about their new restaurant located in the heart of the Heights!!
They will be doing their vintage and art thing while you enjoy your burgers, beers & friends on their amazing patio!!
So roll up, ride up, walk up and enjoy some good vibes, great food & an awesome market!
Balls Out Burger
1603 North Durham Drive
Houston, TX 77008
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4th Annual Mother's Day
Tea Painting Party
Saturday 5/12/2018 1:00 PM
Dust off your big hats, and get your family & girlfriends together for some fun celebrating Mothers' in style. A 3Hues instructor will show you how to dreate a masterpiece on a 16x20 canvas. Paint & Party with great music, complimentary light bites, ice tea, lemonade, & spiked lemonade for the ladies.
17702 West Little York #300
Houston, TX 77084
"Celebrating Mothers from Around the World"
FiveCourse Dining Experience
Sunday 5/13/2018 1:30PM
The inspiration came from talking with other Chef’s about dishes their mothers and grandmothers would prepare to show her love and appreciation to her family. Their memories became so clear, the atmosphere completely changed for me. Listening, felt like a cool breeze on a summer day….very relaxing!
As the story telling continued with a lot of laughter, it also brought tears to our eyes. You see for some, mom and grandma have passed on to get their wings.
It was then I knew, people needed to experience what I felt talking with those Chef’s from different regions. So join me on May 13th, and you too can experience the love from “Mother’s Around The World”.
4212 Emancipation Avenue
Houston, TX 77004
Mother’s Day Concert
@First Congregational Church
Sunday 5/13/2018 3:00 PM
The music on or album “AXIOMS: Moments of Truth” is eclectic, exciting and approachable, featuring some of the most groundbreaking pieces of all times, genres and eras. Your Mom is gonna love Fleetwood Mac mixed with J.S.Bach, Bob Dylan with Monteverdi, and we even have some EDM music in store!
First Congregational Church
10840 Beinhorn Road
Houston, TX 77024
Mother & Daughter Spa Day & Pop Up Shop
@Essential Body Bar
Saturday 5/12/2018 1:00 PM
Celebrate Mother's Day with the most special woman in your life at Essential Body Bar's Mother & Daughter Spa Day & Pop Up Shop. The ticket includes refreshments, lite bites, and a swag bag with free samples! Treat yourself and your mom to one of our relaxing spa treatments by enjoying up to 65% off: Infrared Body Wraps, Vaginal Steaming, Dry Brushing, Facials, Zentanical's Herbal Teas. Pamper your mother and make her feel special on her special day!
Essential Body Bar
2514 Kingston Street
Houston, TX 77019
@The Heights Theatre
Friday 5/11/2018 7:00 PM
Tyrone Wells still sort of chuckles to himself when he thinks about the fact that making music is his “job." He has been at this “job" for well over a decade, and is just now beginning to shake off the discomfort and stress of the days when he had a real job (TJ Maxx - lead of the ladies department in Spokane, WA).
As far as jobs go, Tyrone feels like he has won the lottery (in regards to his present “job”). He loves to create music. He loves to perform. He is a husband, and a father of 3 daughters. He has four sisters, so he feels right at home being completely outnumbered by the ladies in his present household (and also when he was the lead of the ladies dept at TJ Maxx).
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Houston Ballet presents
@Miller Outdoor Theatre
Friday 5/11/2018 through
Sunday 5/13/2018 8:00 PM
Don Quixote is a ballet in four acts and eight scenes, based on episodes taken from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. It was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus and first presented by the Ballet of the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, Russia December 26,1869. Petipa and Minkus revised the ballet into a far more expanded and elaborated edition in five acts and eleven scenes for the Imperial Ballet, first presented on November 21, 1871 at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre of St. Petersburg.
Houston Ballet concludes its 2017/18 Season with the revival of former Artistic Director Ben Stevenson’s Don Quixote. Enjoy the charming flare of seventeenth century Barcelona, Spain as imagined in the original novel by Miguel de Cervantes.
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@The Cynthia Woodsx Mitchel Pavilion
The Woodlands, TX
Saturday 5/19/2018 7:00 PM
Music artist Kendrick Lamar makes his way to the Houston area via The Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavilion with "THE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR” complete with the label’s all-star roster inclding, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker.
Lamar last month Lamar received The 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music.
DAMN., by Kendrick LamarRecording released on April 14, 2017, a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism that offers affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.
"Storytelling has been Lamar’s greatest skill and most primary mission, to put into (lots of) words what it's like to grow up as he did—to articulate, in human terms, the intimate specifics of daily self-defense from your surroundings. Somehow, he’s gotten better.
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