'stina (texaslawchick) wrote,

Going to a party school paid off

Usually, when the Houston Press's "Best Of" comes out, I read the whole thing nodding in approval or shaking my head in disbelief at their selections. This year, I got to cheer, because my sister's hard work won her a "Best of Houston" award.
Best Party
Starbucks Music Series, The Beats of Basquiat
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
1001 Bissonnet
We usually rail on hipster types who begin sentences with "Oh, you mean you've never...," but if you missed these parties, well, it sucks to be you. From the understaffed, expectation-blowing explosion that was the first event to the overcrowded, throbbing mélange that was the last, the Beats of Basquiat were the best all-around parties this town has seen in who knows how long. Break-dancers, blue-hairs, scenesters, fashionistas, hip-hoppers, suits, emos, screamos, frat boys, high schoolers -- the whole town came down to shake its assets amid the works of '80s art star Jean-Michel Basquiat. With headliners such as DJ Spooky, Peanut Butter Wolf, Shepard Fairey and Grandmaster Flash manning the decks, you can bet the MFAH pulled in a lot of folks who normally wouldn't visit a fine art museum. And we're all for that.
Readers' Choice: "Rent"

Yay Claudia!!!

The series starts up again in January, so be prepared to have a good time.
Tags: claudia, houston

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