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August 2013 - Houston

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DYLAN + JENI Wilfredo Lam, Joaquín Torres-García and more. Kudos to all-powerful curator Mari Carmen Ramírez for coaxing this most important collection to Houston. Is it destined for building three of the MFAH's expansion? … Art League Houston's new Montrose Boulevard programming debuts with Patrick Renner's Funnel Tunnel (expected to unveil Saturday, August 10). And listen for high notes by new-media opera star Lisa E. Harris, whose previous turns have included Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. Peruse for performance dates, and make track to hear this avant-garde singer in rush-hour traffic. On to September, including our report on clown performance painting by Jumper Maybach and the splendors of The Place Upstairs (above the Continental Club). Catherine D. Anspon Spoon on West Alabama. The Southern-style concept, created by owners Bryan Jewell and Ryan Trahan, offers a sophisticated take on breakfast and lunch. Look for this small chain (with four locales and counting) to open this fall … The Fat Cats — aka owners Sarah and Jarvis Johnston and production manager Courtney Blackmore of Fat Cat Creamery — have opened their first scoop shop at 1901 N. Shepherd. In addition to churning out signature ice cream flavors such as Cat's Meow Mexican Vanilla and Waterloo Strawberry Buttermilk, their crew will dish up old-fashioned sodas, push-up pops, ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, malts and even a coffee program … Lee Ellis and partners are readying for the opening of Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette at 4224 San Felipe (near the St. Regis Hotel) this month … While details are limited, Paula Murphy reveals that her clients chef Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught (owners of Hugo's and Backstreet Café) are opening Caracol in the new BBVA Center on Post Oak (which will make them neighbors of chef John Sheely's soon-to-open Osteria Mazzantini) … Heights dining dish overheard (literally) on West 19th Street: Torchy Tacos' newest eatery has taken the corner spot of the former Harold's menswear emporium; expect a fall reveal. The other half of the iconic haberdashery will be The Heights General Store, topped by a second-floor restaurant, bar and alfresco patio named — what else? — Harold's, with its named spelled out in the red plastic cursive signage from the original menswear store. Laurann Claridge Hinoki & the Bird To dine. Hinoki & the Bird — a new restaurant in Century City. Very hot. Just One Eye At night. A crazy night club called Beacher's Madhouse in the Roosevelt Hotel. Very stylish, younger crowd. Just One Eye To peruse. Just One Eye for fashion and art (7000 Romaine St.; In the same area: Blackman Cruz (836 N. Highland Ave.; and the little JF Chen shop (830 N. Highland Ave.;, two design shops you can't miss.  COURTESY OVERDUIN AND KITE, L.A. Art Notes John Paul Pennebaker's Sealed Power Piston Rings, 1933, at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Saturday, August 10, prepare your Katy Perry and Kiss costumes for Planned Parenthood Young Leaders' Party Like a Rock Star bash. The crowd will bring down the House of Dereon to raise awareness for reproductive health care and education. Rocking attire is a must! (Cindia Stauss, … Wednesday, August 14, mix with the hip and hot ladies at Tootsies for the 10th Annual Women of Wardrobe Soirée. The star of the evening is designer Nicole Miller, debuting her Fall 2013 collection, along with jewelry designer Claudia Lobao. A portion of the night's sales benefits Dress for Success (monica@ … Saturday, August 24, it's a doubleheader. Start off with The Woman's Hospital of Texas' 10th Annual Labor Day Luncheon & Style Show at the Omni Houston Galleria Hotel. Linda Russell and Michelle Smith chair the delightful afternoon of shopping, a seated luncheon, fashion tips from Holly Thompson and a runway show choreographed by Todd Ramos, all to raise funds for March of Dimes; media sponsor PaperCity ( … That evening, go global at the Greater Houston Partnership World Trade Soirée's "Dream Big" at Hotel ZaZa. The internationally inclined Allison Esenkova does chair honors alongside honorary chair Cindy Taylor, with PaperCity again as media sponsor (Kristin Culwell, … Watch these pages, come September, for our definitive Fall Social Calendar, detailing each and every not-to-be-missed charitable engagement. (Final deadline for submissions is Monday, August 5, noon; send details ASAP to See you out and about! Erin Oppenheim Social Whirl Scented cod at Hinoki & the Bird Les Orientales by Leon Bakst (A preview of 'Bigger Splash'), 2012, at Overduin and Kite R ice Village arrivals: Early this month, The Boardroom for Men opens in a 2,100-squarefoot space at 2526 Rice Boulevard, offering haircuts, traditional hot lather shaves, grooming products and more in a charming 1920s countryclub environ. Just down the block, stylish tweens boutique Un Deux Trois — a mainstay for the offspring of icons Johnny Depp, Heidi Klum and Reese Witherspoon — has found a new home in the Village at 2402 Rice Boulevard … Shop designer showrooms that are normally only accessible to the trade at the Houston Design Center's Designer Sample Sale Friday, August 23, 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, August 24, 9 am to 3 pm, at 7026 Old Katy Road. Showrooms including Lighting Treasures, Pride of Persia, Randall Edward Design and Bunch & Shoemaker will open their doors to the public with great discounts on floor samples, furniture, rugs and accessories. Information 713.864.2660; … Fresh handmade cosmetics brand Lush moves AUGUST | PAGE 6 | 2013 [ Georg Herold's Liver of Love, 2011/2013, at Perry Rubenstein L.A. is all about art. These are my go-tos: • Reagan Projects, 6750 Santa Monica; • Perry Rubenstein, 1215 N. Highland Ave.; • Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, 831 N. Highland Ave.; • Overduin and Kite, 6693 Sunset Blvd.; • Charles James Gallery, 969 Chung King Road; • Thomas Duncan, 6109 Melrose Ave.; its aromatic wares to 4055 Westheimer in Highland Village Shopping Center in mid-October … Tootsies hosts trunk shows with designers Nicole Miller and jewelry designer Claudia Lobao August 14 through 17, Lobão, August 14 and 15. More Tootsies news: Fady Armanious now serves as creative fashion director for the West Ave store, while Chris Goins takes the reins as store manager … M Penner at Uptown Park welcomes contemporary women's collection Milly … Elizabeth Anthony/ Esther Wolf now stocks Bibhu Mohapatra, Ella Zahlan, Gabriela Cadena, Rafael Cennamo, La Petit Robe, Valentino Red, Elizabeth Showers, Devon Leigh, Kara Ross and Laura Buccellati … Settlement Goods now carries Richard Chai's Made In The USA frocks for men and women, as well as labels Field Scout, Nicolino and Emmanuelle … Another school year is just around the corner. Join Bering's Saturday, August 24, 3 to 4 pm, for the annual Back-to-School children's fashion show … Just in time, Cotton Club now stocks Swiss-crafted Bertolucci watches. Megan Pruitt Winder [ Restaurant Buzz Contributor Greg Fourticq Jr. returns from Los Angeles with a shortlist of what to see.  © GEORG HEROLD, 2013. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PERRY RUBENSTEIN GALLERY, L.A. PHOTO BY LEE THOMPSON. At West Ave, it's out with Katsuya (the highly designed Philippe Starck sushi haven from L.A.) and in with Donald Chang's Nara. Chang — the South Korean-born owner of Uptown Sushi, Bluefin and the former Nara — will reincarnate the latter this fall as the first eatery inside the loop devoted entirely to modern Korean cuisine. The space is being reimagined by Houston architect Issac Preminger … Summertime Mainers, rejoice: Maine-ly Sandwiches will open an outpost in the former Sugarbabies Cupcake space on Shepherd near West Alabama. Look for Melvin Charity to open his sandwich shop with its best-selling lobster rolls this month … This month is Houston Restaurant Weeks, a month-long celebration of local chefs' fare that spans August 1 to September 2. Cleverly Stone's charitable program, sustained this year by more than 169 eateries, has raised more than $1.22 million to date for the Houston Food Bank. Book a table (early) at any of the participating restaurants, requesting the multicourse prix fixe menu at lunch ($20) or dinner ($35 to $50), and a portion of the proceeds are donated to fighting hunger in Houston. Information … Congrats to Underbelly and Oxheart, which were singled out by Conde Nast Traveler as two of 70 Best New Restaurants in the World in a recent issue … We're looking forward to the opening of Brick & EYE on L.A. HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it's a scintillating doubleheader. Leading off is "Faking It," a look at manipulated photography before Photoshop (through August 25). Varying from the political (portraits of Stalin and Lenin in air-brushed splendor, often with outre comrades removed from the frame) to the spiritual, surreal, commercial or zany (a gargantuan ear of corn as big as a flatbed truck, a woman perched in a champagne cocktail), it's an extraordinary survey of 150 years of photography that includes Yves Klein's famous Leap into the Void (1960). Then gaze upon the often surprising riches of The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art, served up for the first time ever. Astute and committed collector Tanya Brillembourg — who divides her time between Caracas and Madrid and is also an honorary trustee of the MFAH — has placed her trove on long-term loan to the museum, where it has been conserved and studied for several years. This show illuminates the vast, underknown field of Latin American modernism. Watch for a handsome still life by a fabled Mexican muralist (guess who), alongside early proto-Pop Boteros, as well as a cache of paintings by Roberto Matta,

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