What was once a dream is now a reality
The Midtown Arts & Theater Center - Houston is ready to open its doors to Houston!
We're celebrating our grand opening with a weekend full of festivities for every age, featuring some great entertainment and fun activities. It's a weekend you don't want to miss! Join us as we celebrate this new, innovative, and collaborative arts space for Houston.
Friday, January 15, 8pm - 1am
Light Up the Night!
Light up the Night at the biggest block party of the year in Midtown and help open the MATCH in style! We're blocking off Holman Street, opening our doors, and bringing the food and entertainment!
- Dance to the music by DJ Noey Lopez (Crossroads / The Kitchen - HTX) (soundcloud) and DJ Vanessa Styvër (Moonrise / The Butterfly Effect - HTX) (soundcloud)
- Laugh out loud at the comedic performances by BETA Theater's house improv troupe
- Take in the Art In Motion Film Festival which will feature short films produced by Houston Filmmakers and National & International Filmmakers from past seasons of The Territory, the longest running public television showcase of independent film/video in the country. The Territory series showcases new directions in film, video, and digital media. This festival is presented by Southwest Alternative Media Project.
- Visit the What Shall We Do Next visual art exhibition presented by DiverseWorks
- Enjoy the Winter Celebrations: Exploring Lunar New Year visual art exhibition presented by Houston Arts Alliance Folklife + Tradidional Arts program
- Snap photos of yourself in the PhotoMoto photo booth, and sing your heart out in our Karaoke Cabaret hosted by DJ Mark (Distinctive Deejays)
- Indulge in a hearty and delicious array of offerings provided by Lemond Kitchen and some Houston's favorite food trucks:
Buy advanced tickets for $20 HERE, or purchase tickets at the door for $25.
Also, don't forget to pre-purchase your drink tickets to avoid the lines! You can get your advance drink tickets HERE.
You will still be required to present a valid ID certifying that you are 21 years of age or older at the door in order to pick up your drink tickets.
Parking information can be found HERE.
Saturday, January 16, 6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Donor Thank-You Evening
Invitation-only thank you event for MATCH donors.
Contact Georgia McBride at email@example.com with questions or for more information.
Sunday, January 17, 1pm - 4pm
MATCH Family Fun Day!
Bring your family to MATCH, see Houston’s exciting new arts center, and enjoy a range of activities for children:
- Music by DJ Beetlejuice
- Chalk and balloon artists
- A performance of Magic Tree House at 2:00 PM presented by Main Street Theater
- Kid-Fun Music Concerts by Prelude Music at 1:30 PM and 3:15 PM
- What Shall We Do Next visual art exhibit presented by DiverseWorks
- Winter Celebrations: Exploring Lunar New Year art exhibit presented by the Houston Arts Alliance Folklike + Traditional Arts program
- Indoor bounce house
- Face painting, costume dress up and selfie stations
MATCH Light Up The Night Host Committee
Lott Entertainment Presents
Heidi and Marcus Smith