Steamy salsa night closes out the summer

The time has finally come to close out this summer’s Mixers & Elixirs series. But we’re going out with a bang! End this summer right with one last steaming salsa night before summertime is gone.

 We talked to lead singer Rudy Rincon from Grupo Ka-Che to see what makes their performance at Mixers and Elixirs so spectacular.

What is the best thing about playing at Mixers?

Mixers25Being around the dinosaurs is definitely one of the best things. Another great aspect is being in a location that gives you the opportunity to be outside the normal standardization of a club. It is something really new and innovated that gives you another taste of both themes: a museum and a show.

How would you describe your band’s overall music and performance?

We are the most energetic Latin performance in town. Our show is completely live and it is well established. We got together in ’98.

What started you out in music?

We all started as musicians. We share Latin music as our connection even though we come from different countries. By communicating with the local audience we felt the need to polish and professionalize our music. Our group presents Latin music that delivers our culture as well as an exciting show for our audience.

What was it like performing under a giant dinosaur in past years?

 It was an adventure. Everyone at the beginning wasn’t sure what the response would be. As a band we really appreciate the work that the museum has been putting behind Mixers. We are pleased to be a part of the most exciting events. It integrates the museum aspect as well as an opportunity for young business professionals to network, dance, and mingle.

This is your last chance to see and be seen at Mixers & Elixirs! Don’t let the opportunity to salsa under the dinosaurs pass you by for another year. The party starts at 6 p.m. with our live DJ and cash bars. The dancing begins with Grupo Ka-Che at 7 p.m. Be sure to catch this fantastic night before it summer slips away.

Hitting this scene is a sure sign of intelligence!

mixers19Mixers & Elixirs is back and it’s my pleasure to announce the return of one of the most well-attended events in Houston.  Every Friday night from June through August an average of eleven-hundred people come to HMNS to start the weekend off right!  That’s right, the summer’s biggest parties happen at the largest educational institution in Houston. Why? HMNS wants to invite you to experience the Museum in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Let loose by taking your sweetie for a spin or meeting someone special under the dinosaurs. Try wandering our world- class Gem & Mineral Hall with a drink in your hand and good music in your ear…Check out our 2009 lineup for bands that’ sure to please every musical taste.

June 5 – Grady Gaines & the Texas Upsetters

June 12 – TropiCrew 

June 19  – The Handsomes

June 26 – Molly & the Ringwalds

July 3 – HOLIDAY WEEKEND – MIXERS RESUMES JULY 10

mixers87July 10 – The Fab 5

July 17 – Mango Punch

July 24 – Mambo Jazz Kings

July 31 – The Chromatics

August 7 – Commercial Art

August 14 – Grupo Batacha

August 21 – Yvonne Washington & the Mix

August 28 – Grupo Ka-Che

So how do you get into this awesome party where you can have a cool drink, listen to awesome music, check out the dinosaurs, and meet someone who’s as interested in the exhibits as they are in the party? Click here! Your ticket into the biggest party in Houston goes for just $15 or you can purchase a membership and get in all summer long for only $13. See you Friday, June 5!

Love Bugs: Personal Interface

Sick of those match.com, chemistry.com, and eharmony.com commercials? You’re preaching to the choir. Another muzak version of “This will be (an everlasting love)” and I’m going to throw my TV out.

Dance like no one's watchin...
Creative Commons License photo credit: antkriz

Go green this Valentine’s by turning OFF your computer and come interface with some cuties without perusing any profiles.

This Friday night from 6 – 10 p.m. HMNS will work its magic to create a flirty, fun atmosphere where love can blossom. It’s Love Bugs!

Dance to the rhythms of Grupo Ka-Che, Houston’s hottest salsa band, who will be sure to pack the house with singles and couples alike. Grab some light bites, a drink from the cash bar, and make your move.  Grab that cutie and take them to the Cockrell Butterfly Center for a romantic stroll through the butterfly sanctuary.

Finding love online has its place, but on Valentine’s we’re going to do it the old fashioned way: in person. The band and the people are going to be smokin – come feel the heat this Friday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!

Mixers, Elixirs, & IMAX 2008 – tell us what you think!

Dance like no one's watchin...
Salsa with 1700 at the
last Mixers of the season
on Aug. 29.
Creative Commons License photo credit: antkriz

As we wind down Mixers, Elixirs, & IMAX in 2008 I’m finding it hard to believe that three months have all but flown by! Before it’s over we’ve got two amazing Houston groups coming your way: Yvonne Washington & the Mix and Grupo Ka-Che.

This Friday, Yvonne Washington & The Mix will be gracing the stage at Mixers, Elixirs, & IMAX. The sultry vocals of Ms. Washington are frequently compared to Aretha Franklin’s and in my honest opinion, that comparison is dead on. Neither can you ignore the fact that Ms. Washington has sung with Stevie Wonder and Calvin Owens, two of the most notable musicians in contemporary history.

On Aug. 29, Grupo Ka-Che is going to be the crown on the Mixers 2008 season. Believe it or not, the last Mixer of the season in 2007 brought over 1,700 Houstonians together! When was the last time you went to a club with a party that big? Mixers, Elixirs, & IMAX is one of the most unusual parties in Houston – and one of the most popular. And I want to hear about what you are thinking!

What did you like this season? What did you not? What do you want to see next year? Take this opportunity to tell me – how would you plan this party? As we begin planning the 2009 season (yup, we’re going to planning for next year as soon as the last band rolls out) I want to incorporate your suggestions – so leave a comment and let me know what we can do to make Mixers even more of a blast next year.