Introduction to Slam Poetry

What’s the deal?

Get an introduction to slam in 120 minutes. Get the slam poetry spiel (history, rules, logistics of slam). Watch different styles and topics of slam. Write your own slam poem. Participate in a friendly mock slam.

 What to bring

♦ Notepad/Pen  ♦  Creative Brain  ♦  Love for art  ♦  A little bit of swag and grace

What you’ll get

♦  mad skillz

Photocred_Jen ReelMeet Our Expert: Ebony

Ebony Stewart is a touring performance artist and slam poet who has been active in the central Texas slam poetry scene and theater community for over a decade. She has coached participants in the Austin Neo-Soul Poetry Slam, finished first and fifth, respectively, at the National Poetry Slam and the They Speak Youth Slam, and finished eighth in the world at the Brave New Voices competition. The only adult female three-time Slam Champion in Austin, Texas, she has shared the stage with many artists including the late poet Amiri Baraka. Her work has been published in the Texas Observer, For Harriet, and The Agenda. She is the author of the poetry collections The Queen’s Glory & The Pussy’s Box, and Love Letters To Balled Fists. In 2015, she debuted her one-woman show, Hunger, for which she won Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama. A former Sexual Health Educator with resting bitch face sometimes known as the “Gully Princess,” she writes because she has to and eats cupcakes for fun.

 

Understanding Bitters – Cocktails and Beyond!

*Unfortunately Understanding Bitters has been cancelled but please message Beyuda at beyudahouston@gmail.com for a discount on upcoming classes!*

What’s the deal?

We all love a good cocktail but what exactly are those “bitters” they’re putting in my old fashioned?

Trey and Alex will break down the different components that make up bitters, then we’ll taste how they work within cocktails and food. Each student will get the chance to taste portions of three different cocktails, and two different food items.Then you’ll make your own bitters to take home!

After the workshop, Barringer Bar will also have specials on different cocktails utilizing different types of bitters, so plan to stay and hang out afterward for even more tasting!

*Must be 21 or older to attend this workshop*

*The $80 online price will expire Friday, tickets at the door will be $90*

What you’ll get                                                      What to bring

♦ A bottle of the bitters you’ve made                       ♦  pen and notebook

♦ Cocktails and Food to taste

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Trey Callahan is a veteran bartender of 10 years, and owner of Bourbon & Bacon, a concept currently operating a full service kitchen inside of Little J’s Bar. You can also find him mixing some sweet sweet drinks at The Pastry War, Barringer Bar and Ninja Ramen. He has a deep love for bitters and their uses in not only cocktails, but food as well, and wants to share that love and knowledge with others!

Coffee Sessions with XELA: Seed to Cup

What’s the deal?

Light, Medium or Dark? Fine or course? Join Xela Coffee Roasters for the very first Coffee Sessions. In this class, you will learn where coffee comes from, why we roast coffee, and three different techniques for how to brew your own coffee at home. Seed to Cup will be an introduction to coffee, allowing the daily coffee consumer to experience coffee from different regions around the world. We will be looking at raw coffee, roasted coffee, brewed coffee and everything in between.

*Registration Coming Soon!*

What you’ll get                                                                   What to bring

♦ Tastes of 3 different styles of brewing                               ♦  All your coffee questions

♦ Taste of coffee from 3 different regions

♦ Xela Roasters coffee sample

♦ Small cold brew bottle

♦ Coffee recipes

Meet our Experts: Xela Coffee Roasters (Benji, Robin and Kaitlin)BENJIROBINXELA

XELA (pronounced shey-lah) Roasters is a specialty coffee roaster located in Houston, TX that serves freshly roasted specialty-grade coffees.  At XELA we are about quality, innovation, knowledge and exceptional sourcing. Every coffee has been carefully evaluated, tasted, and brewed to ensure the maximum potential of flavor and character bloom in your cup. Our aim is to present coffee that we love and enjoy at the handcrafted level.

Xela Started in 2014 and is comprised of Benji Aguilar, Robin Aguilar and Kaitlin O’Brien.  Together each person has a specialty field that has helped launch Xela into the specialty coffee world. With more than 10 years coffee experience between the team, our goal is to roast with integrity, and serve in new and exciting ways.

Intro To 3D Printing

What’s the Deal?

What’s all the fuss about 3D printing? It seems like everyone is using it these days. From companies “printing” machines to bakers “printing” sugar cubes that look like pop art. But what does this process look like exactly?
Pietro will offer an introduction to this fascinating technology with a guided tour of his home-made 3D printer.
Starting from the visual explanation of what 3D printing means, you will learn the inner workings of a 3D printer and see the steps from the conception of an object to its realization. It is also your opportunity to ask all you always wanted to know about using or building 3D printers.
*Location will be provided upon booking*
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Meet our expert: Pietro

After studying aerospace engineering, Pietro pursued a career as a researcher in the oil and gas industry. While is day job is mostly spent on computers, he reserves the crafting and tinkering for the spare time (when he is not cooking, that is). Wood working, metal working and robotics are his favorite ways of relaxing.

Mask Making

Mask Making

What’s the deal?

Masks have been enriching cultures all over the world since 7,000BC. They have been created for everything from partying at balls to intimidating the enemy. As for design, the possibilities are endless. Afsanah will teach us the how to build and paint a mask from scratch. You’ll leave with a completed mask and the know-how if you want to add some more flair in time for Mardi Gras! Come with ideas to create a mask as a home decoration, to use for Mardi Gras, or both! 

*Cost: $35 online | $40 at the door

*Location TBA

What you’ll get                                                      What to bring

♦ One finished Mask                                       ♦  Clothes that are painting friendly

 

Meet our expert: AfsanehIMG_3246-1

Afsanah is a girl with big dreams. She has studied puppetry and puppet design since she was 18. She started making masks her first year of college and fell in love with it. Since then, she has worked as a puppeteer and theatre designer on performances and operas and has traveled the world. Her latest projects have been creating masks and working with the Houston Grand Opera for their performances of “Carmen” and “Sweeny Todd.”

Beer Class

Beer Class

What’s the deal?

You know the feeling, you go into a beer bar and become overwhelmed staring at a wall of 100 taps. How do you know which is the beer for you? In this class you will learn the basics of beer type (lager vs. ale), beer style, and which qualities of beer you like the best. If you’ve ever wondered what someone meant when they said a beer was “malty” or why that one guy can’t stopping talking about hops then this is the place to be. You will get a private tour of 8th Wonder brewery in EaDo to see how beer is made and then we’ll go more in depth about what makes your favorite drink so special.

Must be 21 or older to attend this workshop

*$30 online or $35 at the door*

What you’ll get                                                      What to bring

♦ Souvenir pint glass                                                 ♦  Pen and notebook

♦ Beer flight

Meet Our Expert: DougBeyuda Pic Doug

Doug was introduced to the wonderful world of craft beer at a college party at UT Austin years ago. He clearly remembers trying his first IPA there and recoiling in fear, wondering what would become of his relationship with Lonestar and Miller High Life. In the following years Doug has spent his time teaching, homebrewing, and leading tours of Houston’s best breweries with the Texas Beer Bus.
Mission in Motion

Mission in Motion

What’s the deal?

This class will help you define your mission in a one-sentence power statement that can change your life!

Everything we do, whether we realize it or not, comes from a subconscious core value. Do you know what yours is? Writing a mission statement consists of identifying that core value and then identifying action words that will allow you to visualize your mission in motion.  Without action, a core value is just a formless concept. It’s what you do with that concept that makes it a mission.

 

What you’ll get                                                      What to bring

♦ A one-sentence mission statement                     ♦  pen and notebook

Meet Our Expert: Michelle 

Michelle Bowen found her passion to help others discover their own passions when she was a young mom of 2 very active toddlers.  Feeling unfulfilled and unappreciated, she began her journey of discovery by attending a series workshops and spiritual retreats on the subject of PURPOSE.  Not only did she discover her purpose, but everything around her became alive as a result of her enlightenment!  Every role she has had over the years has become an opportunity for her to fulfill her destiny!  Three children and 20 years later, her one-sentence mission statement has remained the same. She still teaches what she has learned to everyone from doctors, firefighters, correctional facilities, homes for abused and neglected youth and her peers.

Michelle’s career consists of over 10 years in Public Relations and Marketing and as of this year, a Realtor.  She is a former volunteer firefighter and has volunteered her marketing services on committees ranging from Emergency Ministries to first responders to The Crisis Intervention Hotline of Houston and numerous others.

Understanding Bitters – Cocktails and Beyond!

Understanding Bitters – Cocktails and Beyond!

What’s the deal?

We all love a good cocktail but what exactly are those “bitters” they’re putting in my old fashioned?

Trey and Alex will break down the different components that make up bitters, then we’ll taste how they work within cocktails and food. Each student will get the chance to taste portions of three different cocktails, and two different food items.Then you’ll make your own bitters to take home!

After the workshop, Barringer Bar will also have specials on different cocktails utilizing different types of bitters, so plan to stay and hang out afterward for even more tasting!

*Must be 21 or older to attend this workshop*

*The $80 online price will expire Friday, tickets at the door will be $90*

What you’ll get                                                      What to bring

♦ A bottle of the bitters you’ve made                       ♦  pen and notebook

♦ Cocktails and Food to taste

 

 

Meet Our Expert: TreyScreen Shot 2015-12-22 at 3.00.02 PM

Trey Callahan is a veteran bartender of 10 years, and owner of Bourbon & Bacon, a concept currently operating a full service kitchen inside of Little J’s Bar. You can also find him mixing some sweet sweet drinks at The Pastry War, Barringer Bar and Ninja Ramen. He has a deep love for bitters and their uses in not only cocktails, but food as well, and wants to share that love and knowledge with others!

 

 

 

Rhythm Workshop: Brazilian Street Samba

Rhythm Workshop: Brazilian Street Samba

Rhythm Workshop: Brazilian Street Samba

Duke is going to explain some of the basics of the Brazilian street samba ensemble. Before you leave class, you will know the history, names of instruments, and several rhythms that are common in Brazil. This is going to be a fun and funky class where everyone is playing and jamming. No experience is necessary!

 

*Please note that location information will be sent via email upon registration. For questions please email us. Thanks!

 

Meet our expert: Duke10582805_856550111029891_707472715040472348_o

Duke is a guy who wears a bunch of different hats, but anyone who knows him would probably say that he is most often wearing a drummer hat. He has been playing drums for more than fifteen years, and in that time he has progressed through the rebellious punk phase, to classic rock, blues, funk, jazz, Latin music, chamber music, and more. Duke is especially interested in Brazilian music, and is excited to share his knowledge and rhythms with you.

 

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Paper Flower Wreath Workshop

Paper Flower Wreath Workshop

Paper Flower Wreath Workshop

Join us and create a beautiful, one of a kind marbled paper flower wreath just in time for the holidays! Participants will learn about the process of laser cutting paper, choose from a variety of papers and flower types, create their own modern holiday wreath, and choose from a variety of embellishments to finish off the project. In addition to taking home a stunning wreath, participants also learn flower-making techniques that can be used with a variety of materials for creating embellishments for gifts and bouquets.

What you’ll get                                              What to bring

 ♦ Your own wreath, all materials included                  ♦  A bottle of wine to share (or not) 

♦ Practice with different paper flower techniques       ♦  Snacks are also welcome

10342900_10101684079024275_3436157913115330160_nMeet our expert: Kim

Kim Cook is the owner and creative director of post-studio projects. She received a BFA in Studio Art from Sam Houston State University, an MFA in New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute, and an MA in the History and Theory of Contemporary Art from San Francisco Art Institute. With a background heavily rooted in contemporary art and design, her focus is to bring a unique perspective to laser cut design.

 

 

Contact Beyuda:

beyudahouston@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/beyudahouston

@beyudahouston