Soul-soothing to heart-pounding performance this Friday night

Mixers25Need to find a happening spot this Friday night? It’s time for one of the last smokin’ Mixers of the summer. Don’t miss Yvonne Washington and the Mix as they bring their spectacular jazz show to the museum.


Listen and dance as they soothe your soul with a slow jazz ballad or get your heart pounding with an intense rhythm and blues selection. As one of the top female vocalists in Southeast Texas, Yvonne Washington puts on a performance that you shouldn’t miss.


This is one of the last Mixers of ’09! Don’t let this opportunity to see and be seen by the smartest crowd in Houston. The cash bar opens and live DJ plays starting at 6 p.m. After mingling in our Volkswagen Lounge join other beautiful party people under the dinosaurs as Yvonne Washington and the Mix get a swingin’ party started.


This week: Yvonne Washington and the Mix


August 28: Grupo Ka-Che closes out the summer with some Latin beats.

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


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!

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.