Part of the proceeds go to the host, Avenue Community Development Center, a nonprofit dedicated to developing affordable housing and economic opportunities in the Heights/Near Northside area. "It's a good way for people to learn about what Avenue does, and also showcase a lot of different artists," says Lizbeth Mejia, assistant director of Avenue CDC. "[The atmosphere] is fun, very eclecticÉIt's very socialÉIt's just a fun night." There's a preview party 6 to 9 p.m. on November 12 during which attendees will have an early shot at buying the art, and Two Star Symphony and Puppet Pizzazz will entertain. The auction takes place 6 to 10 p.m. November 14. 2101 Winter Street. For information, call 713-864-8099 or visit www.avenuecdc.org. $20 to $100.
Thu., Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 14, 6-10 p.m., 2009