“Have Soul, Will Travel:” Mambo Jazz Kings bring it to Mixers & Elixirs

mixers6It’s been a long week – and it’s only Tuesday! Leave it all behind this Friday at Mixers & Elixirs. Groove to the soulful sounds of the Mambo Jazz Kings all night while enjoying the company of the smartest crowd in Houston. This 14-piece soul band is known for its thrilling performances and will keep you on your feet traveling around the dance floor the whole night.

 

Get into the beat with Mambo Jazz Kings’ outstanding rhythm section, impressive horn ensemble and exceptional vocalists. With anything from Earth, Wind, and Fire and the Temptations to Beyonce and Justin Timberlake, this incredible band promises an exhilarating performance.

 

As the band’s motto goes: “Have soul, will travel,” so travel over to the Houston Museum of Natural Science and enjoy the sounds of DJ Gracie Chavez in our Audi Lounge starting at 6 p.m. with drinks from our cash bar. Starting at 7 p.m., dance under the dinosaurs while listening to the thrilling and soulful band, Mambo Jazz Kings.

 

This week: Mambo Jazz Kings

 

July 31: Bring your best 80s groove with 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

Salsa Nights are back with Mixers & Elixirs!

dancing-under-dinosaurs-3Last Friday, hundreds of Houstonians gathered to kick off the 2009 Mixers & Elixirs season with Grady Gaines & the Texas Upsetters. As people packed the dance floor, we boogied down to the soulful tunes that Grady and his band belted out.

This week, join the party as our popular Mixers salsa series kicks off! TropiCrew will be rocking the house with salsa, bachata, meringue, cumbia and reggaeton. They have a very full sound and phenomenal vocals and are sure to bring some fierce heat to the dance floor. If you love a cold cocktail and a hot dance partner, live music and delicious snacks, Mixers is THE place to be this summer.

Tickets are $15 non-members, $13 members. Mixers & Elixirs is every Friday night 6/5 – 8/28 (except July 3)  from 6 – 10 p.m. Check out our lineup! Don’t miss the new addition of the Audi Lounge in our Grand Entry Hall so you can get comfy while you get to know that cutie you met under the T-Rex!

Mambo at Mixers!

Bell and Howell Regent 8mm
Creative Commons License photo credit: aka Kath

I know that for a lot of my friends and co-workers this tends to be their busiest time of year and everyone is craving those lost summer days when they were able to forget about their troubles and play outside, lay on the beach, or catch the latest flick at the movie theater.

It just so happens that we have the best movie theatre in town -because our movie theatre is bigger than your house. I’m talking about 6 stories of in-your-face action with surround sound so sharp you’ll feel it vibrating your chair. 

We wouldn’t take pride in our movie theatre without bringing you the latest flicks, either. And I’m not talking about Hollywood starlets, fake explosions, and trailers so long that you realize that it’s been a full hour since you sat down and the movie still hasn’t begun. When you get to HMNS you have several 3D movies to choose from. Trailers? What are those? We get straight down to business in IMAX by showing you the film and nothing more. All that’s left is what movie to pick!

Here’s a little preview…

Dinosaurs 3D: Giants of Patagonia is an amazing film that follows a real explorer on the frontier of the field of paleontology. A true adventurer, Rodolfo Coria won’t let anything stand in the way of his curiosity while he pieces together the mysterious lives of creatures who have long been extinct. Watch as he reveals the dynamic between the two largest dinosaurs who have ever lived – Argentinosaurus and Giganotosaurus – and what life was like in Patagonia when giants roamed the Earth.

Galapagos 3D explores the volcanic archaepelago of the Galapagos Islands of Darwin fame. One of the most unique environments on the Earth, this area has a wealth of fantastical creatures you would never believe unless you saw them. Dive deep with researchers to discover these incredulous life forms with technology that Darwin could only dream about.

Grand Canyon 3D: River at Risk is an action packed adventure as two father/daughter teams tame the rapids of the mighty Colorado. Portraying the importance of the river and all that it provides to those around it from start to finish, this film is the perfect marriage of education and entertainment.

Mixers, Elixirs, & IMAX provides you with an opportunity to see any one of these films. Did you come in to see an IMAX film for $10? Why not pay $15 for your Mixers, Elixirs, & IMAX ticket? You get hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, a DJ, a live band, and dancing all night.

So if you’re really looking to unwind, get your weekend started off right. Kick back with a cocktail, money in your pocket, and your favorite dancing shoes at Mixers Elixirs, & IMAX. This week get down with the band who put the capital “S” in Soul. The Mambo Jazz Kings are bringing down the house this Friday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science from 6 to 10 p.m.

British Invasion

Union Jack
Creative Commons License photo credit: PieterA

The Kinks, The Who, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones are all going to be featured by one of the best cover bands in Houston this week at Mixers. Dance, drink, and sing to the high energy tunes you know and love with Picture Book!

As we prepare for the British Invasion here at the Museum I wanted to give you some exciting tidbits about our brand new VIP room, The Lab. I have to admit, I’m a foodie, so here’s a sneak peak at this weeks menu…

Stilton, Manchego, Herbed Goat Cheese Terrine and Brie with Assorted Crackers

Kalamata, Gaeta, Picholine, Nicoise, Dry Cured Moroccan and Sicilian Cracked Green Olives

Baba Ganoush, Hummus, and Hot Artichoke Dip with Toasted Pita Chips

Asparagus with Green Goddess Dip

Chicken Sautee with a Spiced Yellow Curry Sauce

You get so many things with our VIP ticket besides the amazing food lovingly made by our very own City Kitchen. Come out, see it all, and be seen (thanks Houston Press!) - only at Mixers, Elixirs, & IMAX every Friday night from 6 – 10 p.m.