Guests had the chance to relive or redo their prom at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Prom Night “Feels Like the First Time” gala held Feb. 8, 2014, at Competitive Edge Sports. The event raised more than $425,000 making this the most successful gala ever. These funds benefit The Pavilion’s performing arts events, educational outreach programs and for the first time ever The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Fund.
With the ever-growing health and cost-conscience society, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion along with ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment and Live Nation, is offering healthier menu items as well as giving concertgoers the option to bring in food at contemporary events.
Now available are locally grown produce on top of hamburgers and meat products from suppliers that have been certified under animal welfare programs recognized by The Humane Society of the United States. The produce includes lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Single and double cheeseburgers, Italian sausage, hot dogs, footlong hot dogs and chicken tenders are the items offered as humanely raised and harvested meats served with locally grown produce.
In addition, concertgoers have the option of a vegetarian meal. Currently, guests can purchase veggie burgers. Live Nation is working with Chef Hugh Acheson of “Top Chef” fame, who is developing additional meatless options.
“We are excited about offering concertgoers healthier menu options at our concessions stands. Anytime we can offer better services to our customers, we do it,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion.
For the first time ever, guests are allowed to bring in food at the contemporary events at The Pavilion. Each guest is permitted to bring in a one gallon plastic bag of food for personal consumption. At the venue’s performing arts events, guests also can bring in food, but are not limited to a one gallon plastic bag. No beverages can be brought into the venue at any time.
Back on The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s stage is Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II July 16 at 8:30 p.m. This exciting new edition of Looney Tunes and live orchestra accompaniment that adds classics like Duck Amuck, along with such beloved special guests as Pepe Le Pew and Tom and Jerry in The Hollywood Bowl! Plus two sensational new 3D theatrical animated shorts! Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Tickets are not required for free seating. Gates open at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored in part by “Houston Family Magazine.”
Don’t miss these, plus old favorites What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville, Baton Bunny in addition to other Warner Bros. classics like Friz Freleng’s Rhapsody Rabbit, and the virtuoso orchestral roller coaster ride of the Road Runner epic, Zoom and Bored. Bugs Bunny is joined on-screen by his immensely popular cohorts, including Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, and Tom and Jerry.