Hot Block on Holman returns

 The Schedule for Midtown Visions &

“Hot Block on Holman 2.0” to energize

Midtown/Third Ward in April

“Hot Block on Holman 2.0” comes to Midtown Saturday, April 14, at the The Collective.

This year’s event, scheduled from 4 to 10 p.m., coincides with the all-day Art in the Park festival at Baldwin Park and Midtown Visions Art Tour.

The first “Hot Block on Holman,” introduced in April 2011, was a one-day living workshop designed to energize Midtown/Third Ward and to demonstrate how well-designed streets and roads can create safer, more accessible neighborhoods in which to live, play, work and shop.

This year’s event again features movies, drink, popcorn, music, Vegan Comfort food and craft vendors, original art and sidewalk tables and chairs and bike parking.  Admission ranges from $5 to $15.  Art viewing is free.

The movies, which all feature sustainability themes, are “Carmen Jones,” and “Medicine for Melancholy.”  Discussions after the movies will be facilitated by Planners' Revolution staff, the community development division of The Collective, and its partners Zakcq Lockrem of Citizens' Transportation Coalition and Jay Crossley of Houston Tomorrow.