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Nov
24
Fri
2017
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Nov 24 @ 6:30 pm
Dec
3
Sun
2017
BikeHouston’s The Bayou Ride @ Niko Niko's
Dec 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

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BikeHouston Advisory Board Member Michael Skelly leads a slower, educational ride on the first Sunday of every month departing from Market Square (by NikoNiko’s) at 8 am (unless otherwise stated). This is a no drop ride designed to show riders where they can ride on Houston’s Bayous. It is usually 60 percent on paved surfaces.

Pace and Duration

Moderate, with stops to discuss how Houston is evolving and what is coming, for 2-3 hours.

Recommendations

Fatter tires are highly recommended, but some folks can tough it out on road bikes.

As always:

Remember to bring a helmet, water, and spare tubes.

To register, visit The Bayou Ride’s event page.

Dec
9
Sat
2017
AIA’s Gingerbread Build-Off @ Hermann Square
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public! 

Want to compete?

Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Register your team online here. Please review the Competition Rules before registering.

Volunteering

ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email aleks@aiahouston.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!

SPONSOR

Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.

Event Day Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards

Following the Build-Off

Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)

Dec
29
Fri
2017
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Dec 29 @ 6:30 pm
Jan
26
Fri
2018
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm
Feb
23
Fri
2018
Houston Critical Mass @ Market Square Park, Downtown Houston
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm