19th Street Frenzy
Let's face it, with this many new additions to the Heights annual White Linen Night, we're all beginners this year. Here's what you shouldn't miss Saturday night:
Pink Street — located on White Oak Drive in between Oxford and Columbia streets, this block devoted to breast cancer awareness will include a stage for live performances by the Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, Clory Martin, Ragged Heart and The Witherees, among others. A fashion show will follow at 9 p.m.
Fitzgerald's tri-party — Fitz's will host not one or two, but three WLN parties. From 4 to 6 p.m. is a pre-party featuring Stages Repertory Theatre and drink specials; from 6 to 9 p.m. Phamily Bites will keep festival-goers fed while Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Musiqa, Benjamin Wesley and Hilary Sloan take the stage; and from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. the after-party will rage with Sara Van Buskirk and Benjamin Wesley, along with surprise guests from local band favorites.
Walter Suhr & Mango Punch — This band rocked it at El Pueblito's Cinco de Mayo celebration and we've been following them ever since. Look for them at West 19th Street and Shepherd Drive in front of Wind Water Gallery.
Jubilee — One of our all-time favorite 19th Street shops, this little gem is all glitter, boas, funky accessory finds and home goods you won't get anywhere else.
The Wave — Parking can be nightmarish, so we advise parking in the free lot at Northwest Mall and hopping The Wave to all of your WLN destinations. There are stops throughout the routes, but the drivers will usually drop you wherever if you ask nicely. Pedicabs are also available your shorter jaunts.
Need information while you're at White Linen Night?
Bookmark CultureMap's White Linen Night mobile guide. The guide will keep you updated on what's happening on the Barrio Antigua Stage, Blue Line Bike Lab Stage, Fiesta Stage and Houston Piano Company Stage — and provide info on everything from the fashion shows to getting around to where to get a drink.