Things To Do

Upcoming Events: Half-Price Oysters and a BrewFest Not to Be Missed

Starting earlier this week and on every Monday and Tuesday for the rest of the month, Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 3201 Louisiana, will be offering all its Happy Hour and Dinner time raw and baked oysters at half the price. Hit the restaurant up for a great deal on Alabama Gulf Oysters Diablo (regularly $15), NOLA-Style Charbroiled Oysters (also $15), Baked Oyster “Yvonne,” ($18) and Oyster Granite ($12), which will all be offered for 50 percent off. The slurping begins at 4 p.m.

This month, Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe, will be celebrating 42 years with a salute to its beginnings and the woman who started it all, Elouise Adams Jones (a.k.a. Ouisie). Starting Tuesday, May 12 and every Tuesday and Wednesday for the rest of May, Ouisie’s will be presenting dishes from the original 1973 menus — and they will be sold for the original 1973 prices. The menu will constantly change, but expect items like Cornish game hens stuffed with cornbread dressing ($6) and mushroom caps stuffed with crab and shrimp ($5.25). The anniversary menu will be in addition to the regular 2015 menu.

The Houston Greekfest is back, running Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, May 17 at St Basil the Great Greek Orthodox Church, 1100 Eldridge. Head there to enjoy live music and performances, an outdoor marketplace, family-friendly activities, and all of the delicious and authentic Greek food, of course. Highlights include pastichio, spanakopita, tiropita, keftedes, gyros, and baklava.

The 11th Annual Empty Bowls Houston, which has raised $502,808 for the Houston Food Bank in its first 10 years, will be held on Saturday, May 16 at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main. The unique lunch fundraiser is a collaboration between the HCCC and Houston area ceramists, woodturners and artists. For a minimum $25 donation, attendees receive a simple lunch of soup and bread provided by Whole Foods Market, and then select a bowl from 1,000-plus one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston area ceramists and craft artists. The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and the world. There are also larger bowls available at a higher price (lunch also included) and live music and artist demonstrations throughout the day.

It's almost time to get your brew on! Join the Houston Press and Lucky's Pub in celebrating the 4th Annual BrewFest on Saturday, May 16 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Silver Street Station, 1500 Silver. Hit the indoor/outdoor beer-sampling event and festival for a taste of craft beers and awesome eats from local food trucks as you listen to live music. Eight (3-ounce) beer samples are included in the ticket price ($35 in advance, $45 day of). All Guests must be 21+, with a Valid I.D.

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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