Get ginned up at LaB 5555 on Friday and learn the chemistry behind a good cocktail

Jumping juniper berries — LaB 5555 is back!

LaB 5555

This month’s theme is all about mixology, with the best bartenders in town — as curated by the Houston Press — pouring gin-based cocktails for guests between 8 and 9 p.m. Guests can learn about the chemistry behind a fine cocktail, vote on their favorites and then boogie to DJ Dave Wrangler and enjoy live video projection art by CHNNLZ (check him out here).

Participating venues include the cocktail programs at new Midtown haunt Mongoose versus Cobra, Haven, El Gran Malo and The Heights’ Liberty Kitchen. Come support your favorite hang-out and enjoy their drinks in a different, more scientific setting.

If gin’s not your thing, a full bar is available at multiple cash bars, with food on the front patio from Htown StrEATS, The Rice Box, Good Dog Hot Dogs and SweetRide!

For more information and to snag your tickets in advance, click here!

Please note: This event is strictly 21 and up.

There’s no crying in the Grand Hall: Cool off with Cryology – the study of freezing – at Friday’s LaB 5555

Cryology: It’s not the study of what makes you cry (answer: Sarah McLaughlin for SPCA, wild animals reuniting with previous owners), it’s actually the study of freezing, and we’re delving into it this Friday Night at HMNS’ second LaB 5555.

Join HMNS Educational Program Coordinator Carolyn Leap in the Grand Hall from 8 to 9 p.m. as she does live demonstrations with liquid nitrogen and explains the processes that cause matter to rearrange itself and freeze. Get here early for these scintillating science demonstrations AND free mini cups of Blue Bell ice cream!

LaB 5555 | Cryology

Fill up on the best local food truck fare from H-town StrEATS, Happy Endings, Coreanos and Melange Creperie and get some liquid courage from one of our City Kitchen cash bars before joining in the eccentric and electric performance of Vockah Redu.

Vockah Redu creates dance-ready beats that adhere to the New Orleans-born “bounce” genre of hip hop. Their animated, elaborate live performances incorporate street art and dance and dare the crowd not to shake it.

Watch Vockah Redu perform below:

For tickets to the smartest party in town, click here!