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Check out EaDo's Facebook page for pictures taken by photographer Jim Olive of the Houston Dynamo's EaDo and East End Community Appreciation Day! Become a fan of our official EaDo page by clicking here!

On Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 10am-5pm, Kim Hung Market in "East Downtown Houston," will host Houston's Green Business & Natural Health Expo presented by International Dollar Works, Market Trend Consultants, and Houston Market Place. Supported and sponsored by East Downtown Management District (EaDo), Texas Black Expo and Houston Electric Cars, this Expo will feature the Johnson family (“Extreme Makeover” Houston recipients) as they launch their “Extreme Green Youth Anti-Obesity Program” in an effort to expose youth to a green environment, plus additional vendors. Guys can meet former NBA player Elvin Hayes and former NFL Player Robert Hubble, to get signed autographs. For all you Soccer Fans the Houston Dynamo will be giving away prizes. Starting at 11:30am Council Member James Rodriquez will speak on the importance of going Green in Houston, followed by other guest speakers and live entertainment. Learn how Houston is Going Green by Going Mobile. Expo will be held @ Kim Hung Market at 1005 St. Emmanuel, Houston, TX. For more info or to be a vendor or advertise visit: or Text/E-mail Keyword: Green To:

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Say hello to the 18th Annual ART CRAWL HOUSTON! Tour EaDo and the Warehouse District all day in this come-and-go art appreciation open house that goes on Saturday November 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. featuring over 180 artists and art organizations! Participating organizations in EaDo include Aerosol Warfare Gallery (2110 Jefferson, Ste. 113) Studio 2020 (2020 Commerce), Gribble Stamp Building (121 St. Emanuel), arTish Studio (21211 Congress St. C&D), Super Happy Fun Land (3801 Polk Street), and Francisco Studios (5300 McKinney). The complete map of participating galleries is at Aerosol Warfare Gallery's day features fashion, live music, and art! Kitchen Incubator will be at the gallery serving delicious graffiti art-themed chocolates and other goodies to the sounds of musical entertainment by SATIN HOOKS and NIKKHOO. Come out and enjoy EaDo's contribution in celebrating ART CRAWL HOUSTON!

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Cinema Arts Festival Houston's Executive Director Trish Rigdon always had great expectations for the neighborhood east of downtown Houston. "Back in the day...even back in the 80's, I would see all the warehouses and could only see potential," muses Rigdon, a native Houstonian. Rigdon and her husband Kevin Rigdon have lived in EaDo the last 5 years, first at the Alexan Lofts on Runnels, and since August of this year in a new home in the Capitol Oaks development. For the Rigdons, the choice to move to the neighborhood was simple, as Trish explains, "We love downtown living and didn't want home maintenance issues because we travel so much, which is why we originally moved to the loft on Runnels. We love our new townhome and think the location couldn't be a better fit for our lifestyle." As Executive Director of this month's 2010 Cinema Arts Festival Houston, put on by the Houston Cinema Arts Society, Rigdon is excited that three of the festival's screenings and live music performances will take place very near EaDo at the Frenetic Theatre at 5102 Navigation Blvd. She'd like to see more live theatres in EaDo (currently, there is one live theatre space in the area, the Silver House Theatre, featured below) and is very excited about the new light rail line being built. "I can't wait to be able to ride the rail to shop, go to the theatre, can't get here fast enough for me!"

Indeed, the light rail is one of Trish's favorite perks-to-be of living in EaDo, saying she and her husband purposefully chose a home that would be right on the line. They found the perfect fit, with the nearest stop a mere two blocks away, visible from the balcony off her living room. The Rigdons also enjoy hitting up Minute Maid Park and Discovery Green, as well as the abundance of restaurant supply stores in the neighborhood. According to Trish, her husband Kevin is, "somewhat of a chef," so she loves buying his Christmas presents there! The Union Station/Columbia Tap bike trail just a block from their back door is an additional plus.

In addition to her work with the Cinema Arts Festival Houston, Trish stays busy as director of two Houston theatre companies, Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company and Phoenix Theatre, Inc. Her husband Kevin is an acclaimed Scenic and Lighting Designer who works with the Alley Theatre and is Head of Graduate Design at UH School of Theatre and Dance. Their work takes them all over the world, so they're always thankful for EaDo's quick proximity to both of Houston's major airports. The exotic locales they visit aren't too much of a pull, though. Trish explains, "I often work in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, but I wouldn't live anywhere else."

The Cinema Arts Festival Houston is the only U.S. festival devoted to films by and about artists in the visual, performing and literary arts. The 2010 Cinema Arts Festival Houston program involves collaboration among many of Houston's extraordinary film and arts institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Menil Collection; and many others. The film festival runs from November 10 through 14, 2010, and passes are available for individual days or the complete week. For more information on the Cinema Arts Festival Houston, visit

Just east of Highway 59, behind the George R. Brown Convention Center, sits The Silver House Theatre, a multicultural performance art community center for production, education and training of emerging artists. Now seven years old, the Silver House Theatre is dedicated to producing and developing contemporary playwrights' work while cultivating Houston's next generation of theater artists. Led by Director/ Playwright Reginald Edmund, Silver House Theatre is located at 1107 Chartres Street in the heart of EaDo. To purchase tickets call the Silver House Theatre Box Office between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily at 713-547-0126. Read more about Silver House at:

Gourmet Prep Meals is Houston's first ready-to-cook meal service, perfect for anyone who craves a home-cooked meal, but has no time to plan, shop and chop. Their seasonal menu continues to expand, and each fresh, ready-to-cook meal kit can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Plus, 100% of Gourmet Prep Meals' profits are dedicated to training youth aging-out of the foster care system in entrepreneurship. Now, the folks who live and work in EaDo can enjoy curbside pick-up at Gourmet Prep Meals' location just north of downtown at 1906 Cochran (in the HoustonWorks Building) on Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. Orders can be placed over the phone or online, and, once you drive into the parking lot, just call 713.487.7773 and they'll bring your order to your car! If the pick-up program proves popular, they will quickly expand it to more days of the week (so order early and often!). Learn more about Gourmet Prep Meals at or by texting or calling 713.487.7773.

Each month, we cover highlights of what's happening in EaDo, and we link to the full calendars of the area's various venues.  If your venue is not listed and you'd like for it to be, please contact us at

Warehouse LiveNovember 5 – 80's punk band Bad Religion November 7 – Airwalk presents The AP Tour Fall 2010 featuring Bring Me The Horizon, August Burns Red, and more; November 24 – soul influenced, hip-hop/pop hitmaker Bruno Mars. For full monthly calendar, see:
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Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex
November 6-7 – A Time for Fall, A time for Rise – new works by Randall Flinn and Christina Schanta; November 7 – Fieldwork showcase of informal works in progress; November 11-21 – I Can Move Small Objects with My Mind presented by Suchu Dance; November 14 – Brunch at Barnevelder – a relaxed brunch with head chef and foodies' favorite writer John DeMers, benefiting Barnevelder, Urban Souls, and Psophonia. For full listings and ticket info, visit
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Aerosol Warfare Gallery
– check out the 2010 Year-Round Exhibition that's up until 2/1/11
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Super Happy Fun Land
– SHFL has live shows on November 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 25, 26, and 29th. November 25 – 7th Annual SHFL Veg-Giving Potluck; For full listings, visit For a full calendar, please see:
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Francisco's Studio and Gallery – 3rd Sundays of the month feature an open house with live graffiti painting, body painting, sketching, and a DJ. Check them out at 2300 McKinney at Dowling.

EaDo Board Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of every other month, the next being 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Huynh Restaurant – 912 St. Emanuel St.