September 2nd, 2009

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 09.02.09

The Regular Scoop: Houston’s lack of zoning inspires this mash-up of events.

This week or the next: The Hunger Walk Charity Fashion Show Benefiting Houston Food Bank, Filigrane: The History of Watermarks, KUHF Silent Film Concert Series: Buster Keaton’s, The General, Alvin’s All American Festival, Fiesta Mexicana Barroca at Miller Outdoor Theatre, First Saturday Arts Market and Pope John Paul II: Builder of Bridges

It would seem that in this instantly-updating-randomly-informing-internet age, that figuring out what to do in Houston, would be simple. Sadly, it’s not, believe us, as we’ve perused, glanced, sniffed and combed the thousands of  things to experience in our great city, we’re overwhelmed almost to the point of not choosing any at all. So in an effort to keep our overly excited brains sane and our hunger for Houston satiated, here’s a handful or Scoop of things we found interesting. We left many things out, but seeing as how we are a two man show at this point, bear with us. If you have something to add, make a case for it in a comment or become a contributor.

The Hunger Walk Charity Fashion Show Benefiting Houston Food Bank

Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 9:00 p.m.


BamBou Houston
Where: West University
Can I eat there? No, but you can provide food for those that truly need to eat.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s recommended. Try the Poshtini, a drink created for those presenting the event at Posh Magazine.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Filigrane: The History of Watermarks

From September 2, 2009 through September 5, 2009
. The museum is open from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Museum of Printing History
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No, but there are a few good places we know (ie: Brown Bag Deli, The Empire Cafe, Cafe Byzantio, Barnaby’s Cafe or Paulie’s).
Can I drink there? No. While the terms “pulp” and “pisser” might sound like drinking terms, we assure you, they are not.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

KUHF Silent Film Concert Series: Buster Keaton’s, The General

Friday, September 4, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

Discovery Green
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Indeed you may, just watch out for the Union spies, they’re libel to steal The General while you do.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Alvin’s All American Festival

Friday, September 4, 2009 from 12:00 p.m. though Monday, September 7, 2009 7:00 p.m.


Historic Train Depot and National Oak Park to name a few.
Where: Alvin, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? You bet, if BBQ’s your thing, there’s going to be some excellent brisket, we only mention it because it’s the preferred meat of the Loop Scoop writers. Smoked over night, no sauce, let the meat’s flavor speak for itself.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Anvil’s 100 Classic Cocktails That Everyone Should Try Before They Die

What started on Tuesday August 18, 2009 continues for the coming week. Again, the night time is the right time.


The Anvil Bar & Refuge
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes, although we aren’t sure if “drink” is a sufficient verb for consuming the amazing concoctions that will be offered to you. We aren’t sure “consuming” is proper either.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Fiesta Mexicana Barroca at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Saturday, September 5, 2009, 8:00 p.m.


Miller Outdoor Theatre
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes, indeed, concessions will be served, but something tells us you’ll be too enamored by the music of Padilla and Gutierrez to be wanting food.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s permitted.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

First Saturday Arts Market, Art After Dark Event (Last of this Summer)

Saturday, September 5, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Mango’s Cafe
Where: Washington Heights
Can I eat there? Yes, “Mix in a little character from area farmers markets, throw in an ice cream truck on steroids.”
Can I drink there? Yes, “So get a baby sitter, grab a cooler with some tasty libations, the lawn chairs and come out and play, shop and eat!”
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust (Last Day To See This)

Any Week Day, Through Monday September 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday, Open Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Houston Holocaust Museum
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No, you’re there to learn.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Fruit Bats Live at Walters on Washington

Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.


Walter’s On Washington
Where: Washington Heights
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? Yes, do it.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here, here and here.

Pope John Paul II: Builder of Bridges (Monsignor Slawomire Speaks at the Houston Holocaust Museum)

September 10, 2009 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Houston Holocaust Museum
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No, eat beforehand. Learn while there.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Miles and Miles of Texas: The Lone Star State Through the Eyes of Buck Schiwetz

All of this week and on though September 27
, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, you’re there to learn about the impact of this early Texas artist.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The 15th Annual Oak Tree Festival

Saturday, September 26, 2009 and Sunday, September 27, 2009

The League City Heritage Foundation, League Park, under those great Oaks.
Where: League City, South West Houston, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, you may.
Can I drink there? No, keep in mind it’s a family event.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

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