0217 ice house perfect party february aoh26c

Welcome to Perfect Party headquarters, where, despite recent events, we’re refusing to invite Rick Perry and Rex Tillerson to break bread with us.

We’d rather have 7-year-old Will Erickson, whose letter to Astros GM Jeff Luhnow, begging him to keep right-fielder George Springer on the roster, recently went viral; or Renee Reed, whose cat café, El Gato Coffeehouse, will soon open next to NiaMoves in the Heights; or Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel to space, who’s been tapped to speak at Rice’s upcoming commencement; or Terry McMillan, the author who got her groove back all those years ago and will read from her latest, I Almost Forgot About You, at the Alley on February 6; or Joey Alexander, the 13-year-old Indonesian jazz pianist who got a standing O at last year’s Grammys and plays the Wortham on February 17.

Honestly—and we hope our other, esteemed guests don’t take this the wrong way—we’ll even take that 53-pound snapping turtle that recently made international headlines for being saved after getting stuck in a Hockley-area drain pipe. 

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