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Continental Club rocks as CultureMap Social takes over with dance fever, games & neon hula hoop action

CultureMap Social rocks with dance fever, games and hula hoop action

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Mad About Hoops talent lit up the CultureMap Social at the Continental Club. Photo by Abdul Khan
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Natasha Redelinghulgs, Leon Redelinghulgs, Ara Viemna
Natasha Redelinghulgs, from left, Leon Redelinghulgs and Ara Viemna. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Sarah Livesay, John Lapyroleri, Gwen Bradford
Sarah Livesay, from left, John Lapyroleri and Gwen Bradford. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, CultureMap Social, June 2015
Saxophonist  Eddie Akhmetchine with DJ FXBOX. Photo by Abdul Khan
News, Shelby, CultureMap Social, June 2015
BirdBriefs were a hit with guests picking up their swag bags. Photo by Abdul Khan
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Stephanie Marten-Ellis, Mayleen Lee, Andy H
Stephanie Marten-Ellis, from left, Mayleen Lee and Andy Ho. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Jackie Horringan, Sofia Frommer, Mel Fahey
Jackie Horringan, from left, Sofia Frommer and Mel Fahey. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, crowd inside
The Continental Club gets ready to rock. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Ali Chen, Cynthia Favaro
Ali Chen, left, Cynthia Favaro. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Chenile Clark, Tiffany Owens, Annie Wade
Chenile Clark, from left, Tiffany Owens and Annie Wade. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, DJ
DJ Mishka at the turntables. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Mindy Le, Kristin Montoya, Visuelle Pryor
Mindy Le, from left, Kristin Montoya and Visuelle Pryor. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Rebecca Aoterwas, Jacob Millwee, Kelly Laning
Rebecca Aterwas, from left, Jacob Millwee and Kelly Laning. Photo by Morris Malakoff
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Fancy cocktails were prepared by Continental Club bartenders. Photo by Abdul Khan
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Lina Matar, Ken Sissimgh
Lina Matar and Ken Sissimgh. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Glammed
Gals got the rock star works at beGlammed stations. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, natachees
Natachees provided sustenance for the party animals. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, patio
The Continental Club patio was a hotspot for socializing. Photo by Morris Malakoff
News, Shelby, CultureMap Social, June 2015
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Natasha Redelinghulgs, Leon Redelinghulgs, Ara Viemna
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Sarah Livesay, John Lapyroleri, Gwen Bradford
News, Shelby, CultureMap Social, June 2015
News, Shelby, CultureMap Social, June 2015
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Stephanie Marten-Ellis, Mayleen Lee, Andy H
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Jackie Horringan, Sofia Frommer, Mel Fahey
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, crowd inside
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Ali Chen, Cynthia Favaro
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Chenile Clark, Tiffany Owens, Annie Wade
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, DJ
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Mindy Le, Kristin Montoya, Visuelle Pryor
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Rebecca Aoterwas, Jacob Millwee, Kelly Laning
News, Shelby, CultureMap Social, June 2015
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Lina Matar, Ken Sissimgh
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, Glammed
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, natachees
Houston, CultureMap Social, June 2015, patio

So much entertainment, so little time! The 250 hipsters that poured into the Continental Club for the CultureMap Social Music Edition could've danced all night and it seemed that some did as the sounds of DJ FXBOX and DJ Mishka rocked the scene with an assist from popular saxophonist Eddie Akhmetchine.

For those not into dance fever, guests had their turn at the shuffleboard table, the pool table and vintage arcade games. Mad About Hoops lit up the scene with their glowing hula hoop action. As soon as spirited gals were primped with rock star makeup and hair by beGlammed's personal beauty team, they joined the throng at Smilebooth's Recording Studio, sponsored by Cadillac, for photo booth and karaoke opps. 

Every young professional requires sustenance for heavy partying and there were plenty of eats on hand thanks to the Continental Club's mid-Main Street neighbors the Alley Kat, the Breakfast Klub, Natachees, Tacos A Go-Go and Reggae Hut Cafe. (Even Sig's Lagoon, Midtown's only record shop, got into the act offer a 10 percent discount and prize packages for CultureMap guests.) Cool drinks on this hot night came in the form of fancy cocktails by Double Trouble, Stillhouse Moonshine and Atlantico Rum and suds from Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

And for dessert, ice cream sandwiches from Ricca were served from the trunk of a Cadillac.

Partying with a purpose, guests were introduced to the Houston Symphony's Young Professionals Backstage, Houston Grand Opera's Opening Nights, Holocaust Museum Houston's NextGen and the Printing Museum's the MISPRINTS — YP groups aimed at inspiring cultural participation in up-and-coming civic leaders. 

Among those heading home with those must-have swag bags, filled with goodies from BirdBriefs and beGlammed, were Sarah Livesay, Alexandria Hodge, Jared Lang, Raquel Meyer, Steven Hammer, Jacqueline Shumate, Robin Berwick, Andy Ho, Stephanie Marten-Ellis, Jackie Horringan, Sofia Frommer and Mel Fahey.