Friday Fun: Red Bull Illume Exhibit is a Great Date!

The Red Bull Illume Exhibit made its U.S. debut in Houston. The exhibit runs now through Jan. 17
Photo by Tristan Afre at Red Bull Illume Houston. Check out more photos by Tristan on flickr!

Grab a date and head to the Red Bull Illume exhibit at Discovery Green (Schipul client) this weekend.

I’ve been ranting and raving about it like a crazy woman since the event  made its U.S. debut in Houston last Friday. And I’ve been twice since – and I’m planning a third trip this evening. It’s that good.

Red Bull Illume is a worldwide action and adventure sports photography competition.  More than 22,000 images were submitted to the contest of which 50 finalists were chosen by a panel of 53 photo experts.  The photos from those finalists are the Red Bull Illume exhibit.

Where – Discovery Green Park in Downtown Houston

When – 6-10pm each night through Jan. 17

Price – Free – absolutely Free. You’re welcome.

The Scene – 50 photos aligned in neat rows on 4-ft tall illuminated displays; a DJ and free Red Bull with beautiful Discovery Green as a back drop. Priceless.

How to do it right –

  • Make it a date ! The cold weather gives you  are reason to get close. The photos give you something to talk about. The music makes great filler for potential awkward silences.
  • Grab a free copy of the program. It’s pretty and features a print of each  photo, the photographer and the story of how they got the shot.  (For my photography nerds – the technical details for each photo are included as well (Camera, Lens, ISO, F-stop and Shutter Speed) – I’d faint if the histogram was included.)
  • Dress warm with cozy shoes – it’s chilly this weekend in Houston and the exhibit is on the lawn.