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Your guide to White Linen Night in the Heights: Houston's most unconventional street party
If you've never been to White Linen Night in The Heights, this weekend the event is celebrating its eighth year as the area's premier street festival, and with good reason.
"White Linen Night is a huge community party," CultureMap events guru Joel Luks notes. "You have performances, you have artists, you have the First Saturday Arts Market. It's really an opportunity for The Heights to show its colors to the Greater Houston area."
More than 30,000 people are expected to show up to this year's event, taking place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Activities for White Linen Night take place across The Heights area, stretching from White Oak Drive all the way to West 19th Street, and range from live music and shopping to tequila sampling and cigar rolling.
"White Linen Night has never been what anyone expects it to be."
And don't forget about the incredible art.
"Saturday night you'll find 70 art vendors on the street for the First Saturday Arts Market and they come from all over Houston, Austin, San Antonio," says Mitch Cohen, founder of White Linen Night and curator of the First Saturday Arts Market. "They basically cover every art medium there is."
So if you're looking for a good time this weekend, gather your friends and head to The Heights for a night of shopping, music, drinking and fun.
"White Linen Night has never been what anyone expects it to be," Cohen says.
Just don't forget to wear white!
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