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Smither Park is Getting There: Let’s Party!

Amphitheater: almost done!

Amphitheater: almost done!

It’s probably a sign of its funky aesthetic that the folks at Houston’s new Smither Park will put on a party at the drop of a hat (“We thought of it” party, “We have architectural drawings” party, “We’re starting the wall” party, “We have the shell of the amphitheater” party). The half-acre of land adjacent to the Orange Show Monument is really coming to life now, so it’s time for another celebration.

This Saturday, October 11th from 11am-3pm (at 2411 Munger Street), the park will celebrate its progress with a day of music, dancing, kids’ activities, and food. There will be performances from the lovely and crazy Loreta Kovacic and The Alchemist Piano Theatre, Poi dancers, the Art League Houston African beaders, food trucks, chalk drawings, and artists working on the Smither Park Memory Wall. And you can bring your broken china, colorful ceramic tiles, seashells, kitchen utensils, costume jewelry, keys, and such, which may be transformed into something as wonderful as this:

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also by Paula Newton
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