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FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE SCENE SCENE EVENT: RHYTHM IN THE HEIGHTS WHERE: FOUNTAIN PARK ON 26TH EVENT: “BALLERS“ AND “INSECURE“ SCREENING WHERE: WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL On the evening of June 28, Partners in Building hosted “Rhythm in the Heights” at Fountain Park on 26th, the Heights’ first gated community of custom luxury three-story townhomes and single-family homes. On Wednesday, July 19, the City of Houston became the epicenter of the entertainment world as it played host to an exclusive screening premiere event for HBO’s hit shows Ballers and Insecure at White Oak Music Hall, one of Houston’s most buzzed about new venues. Over 250 guests enjoyed a variety of libations courtesy of Beviamo International, Deep Eddy Vodka, Titanium Tequila and Yellow Rose Distilling while dabbling in an assortment of delicious food truck bites from Oh My Gogi!, Skratch Food Truck and Truck on the Bayou. The clear and breezy summer evening served as the perfect backdrop for the neighborhood gathering that supported nonprofit Recipe for Success. Talent from each show, London Brown (Reggie) and Jazmyn Simon (Julie Greane) from “Ballers“, and Amanda Seales (Tiffany) and Natasha Rothwell (Kelli) from “Insecure“, attended the premiere and conducted interviews with local media outlets in advance of the screenings of the first episodes of each show’s new season. Ticket sales exceeded $2,000 with 100% of the proceeds ben- efitting Recipe for Success. The organization additionally had an on-site presence with its Rolling Green Market truck that was positioned outside the model home. The truck, which operates out of Hope Farms in South Houston, is dedicated to alleviating serious health risks in the city by offering reasonably priced fresh fruits and vegetables directly to families who live in key Houston neighbor- hoods lacking proper access to nutritious food supplies. The highlight of the TRAP portion came in the form of a surprise appearance by hip-hop icon Bun B. during a performance of the popular UGK song “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” by The Suffers’ Kam Franklin, Bun’s wife Queenie and Daphane Fisher. The rendition brought the proverbial house down and capped off a scintillating evening of entertainment to celebrate the return of “Ballers‘ and “Insecure‘ to airwaves on Sunday, July 23. Photography by Daniel Ortiz Photography by Daniel Ortiz EVENT: TAMBOUR HORIZON LAUNCH WHERE: LOUIS VUITTON - GALLERIA More than 100 guests gathered to celebrate the much-anticipated launch of Louis Vuitton’s new wrist- watch – the Tambour Horizon, an innovative time- piece for travelers in a connected world. While sipping champagne, guests were treated to demonstrations of the watch’s many capabilities. A special in-store photo booth allowed shoppers to share a Tambour Horizon-branded image of them- selves with #LVConnected. Photography by Dave Rossman EVENT: PAINT THE REVOLUTION: MEXICAN MODERNISM 1910-1950 OPENING WHERE: MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON On Wednesday, June 21, some 190 guests gathered in the Caroline Wiess Law Building to celebrate the opening of Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950. An international crowd of MFAH trustees, exhibition funders, and art-world guests joined to kick off the opening weekend with a cocktail reception, exhibi- tion viewing and seated dinner. After previewing the exhibition in the Upper Brown Pavilion galleries, guests enjoyed a meal crafted by City Kitchen, featuring chilled zucchini soup, followed by seared breast of duck and black bean cake for the main course. For de ssert guests enjoyed frozen mango and coconut parfaits. Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, thanked Museum trustees and exhibition donors. Following, remarks were also made by Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez; Lidia Camacho, director general of Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes; and Hong Ogle, Houston Market President at Bank of America. Photography by Wilson Parrish 72 L O C A L | august 17 august 17 | L O C A L 73