Your first look at White Linen Night: New Pink Street party zone & maps revealed

Aug. 1, 2011Culture Map


The maps are out!

And if the layout is any indication, the Heights’ 2011 White Linen Night, Aug. 6, should be the best event to date.

New this year is Pink Street, a run of pavement decked out in rosy shades and dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness.

Pink Street will be located on White Oak Drive in between Oxford and Columbia streets and 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.

Also new this year is a festival permit allowing vendors to sell wine by the glass and bottle. No more sneaking around!

White Linen Night traverses nearly the entire Houston Heights, from the 19th and 20th Street shopping districts, down Heights Boulevard and Studewood to 11th Street and White Oak — with lots of stops in between.

Holding down the fort at Fitzgerald’s on the corner of White Oak and Studewood is Fresh Arts Coalition, which 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.

There is parking on side streets where available, but visiting attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the free parking at Northwest Mall, located at 610 and 290. The Wave will transport WLNers to and from the festival and drop them off along the routes, all free of charge.

Pedi Cabs and the Pedal Party will also be rolling through to pick up tired (or thirsty) partiers.

Click here for a full map of the festivities.