It’s a rock-n-rolling weekend with The Chromatics

sonia-and-ballet-2This Friday, we are partying like its 1989 as The Chromatics put on a show full of pure energy that will keep you on the dance floor under the dinosaurs all night long. This totally awesome band is known as the 80s super-group of the 21st century.

 

Don’t let another Friday night bite the dust without you here at Mixers. Find yourself walking on sunshine while enjoying our cash bars and Audi Lounge, which open at 6 p.m. The totally righteous performance begins at 7 p.m. at the smartest scene in town.

 

This week: The Chromatics

 

August 7: Take a trip through the decades with Commercial Art

August 14: It’s salsa night again at the Museum with Grupo Batacha

August 21: Get ready for heart-pounding rhythm and blues with Yvonne Washington & the Mix

High-energy salsa – this Friday with Mango Punch!

dominic-walsh-and-sonia-davisPull those dancing shoes out of the closet, grab a partner and join the rush to the dance floor. Move your body to the rhythm of salsa, merengue, cumbia and much more. Feel the liveliness in the crowd as the beautiful party people of Houston dance under the dinosaurs and mingle among the gems.

 

Don’t miss the captivating show put on by the 5-time winner of the Houston Press Music Awards’ “Best Latin Band” category, Mango Punch. You are sure to have a sensational time as the band creates a high-energy dance floor. Mango Punch has performed at multiple prominent events including the pre-game show for Super Bowl XXXVIII.  

 

Put some zest into your Friday night with the smartest crowd in town. You can mix and mingle in the Audi Lounge with DJ Gracie Chavez and refreshing drinks from the cash bar beginning at 6 p.m. The fun en Español starts on the dance floor at 7 p.m.

 

This week: Mango Punch

 

July 24: Travel around the dance floor with Mambo Jazz Kings

July 31: Bring your best 80s groove with The Chromatics

August 7: Take a trip through the decades with Commercial Art

Cool out with Molly & the Ringwalds at Mixers!

It’s summer in Houston and that means that the humidity is knocking at the door.

dancing-under-dinosaurs-2Most ladies dread that frizzed out hair look, but not you! You’re going to make the best of that crazy do by putting on that off the shoulder shirt from Express, those white hot leggings from American Apparel, and you’re going to Vogue like Madonna always wanted!

Go ahead, pair that crazy outfit with checkered keds – why? Because Molly & the Ringwalds will be playing at Mixers & Elixirs this Friday night! That means the craziest, coolest, most tubular band is going to ROCK OUT at HMNS under the dinos. See you at 6 p.m.! Be there or be square!  

This week: Molly & The Ringwalds

July 3: Holiday Weekend – Mixers Resume July 10

July 10: Experience a British Invasion with The Fab 5

July 17: Join the high-energy dance floor with the bilingual band Mango Punch

Many more fabulous Mixers to come – check out mixershouston.hmns.org for more info!

Take a step back in time with The Chromatics

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I am a child of the Eighties. We are the children who played with Lego Building Blocks when they were just square building blocks and gave Malibu Barbie crew cuts with safety scissors that never really cut. We collected Garbage Pail Kids, Cabbage Patch Kids, My Little Ponies, Hot Wheels, He-Man action figures and thought She-Ra looked just a bit like I would when I got older. Big Wheels and bicycles with streamers were the way to go and sidewalk chalk was all you needed to build a city.

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With your pink portable tape player, Debbie Gibson sang backup to you and everyone wanted a skirt like the Material Girl and a glove just like Michael Jackson’s. Today, we are the ones who sing along with Bruce Springsteen and The Bangles perfectly. We recite lines with the Ghostbusters and still look to the Goonies for a great adventure. We flip through TV stations and stop at the A Team, Knight Rider and Fame. We laugh with the Cosby show, Family Ties, Punky Brewster, and Different Strokes (“What you talkin’ bout Willis?“) We are the ones who read Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, the Bobbsey Twins, Beverly Cleary, Richard Scary and the Electric Company.

Frienship bracelets were ties you couldn’t break and friendship pins went on shoes – preferably hightop Velcro Reebox – and pegged jeans were in, as were Units belts, layered socks, jean jackets, charm necklaces, side ponytails and just tails. Rave was a girl’s best friend; braces with rubber bands made you cool. The backdoor was always open and Mom only served red Kool-Aid to the neighborhood kids.

Entertainment was cheap and lasted for hours…

Come and relive the Eighties this Friday night from 6 – 10pm for just $15/ticket as we get radical with The Chromatics, cool out in the IMAX, explore the rocks and geodes of Geopalooza, and be the boss on the dance floor. Don’t miss out on the best dance party in Houston with a ticket price straight out of another decade.  Mixers, Elixirs, & IMAX is the Jam!