June 6th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Arabic Dance, Texas, Honeybrown, and Faces of History

Monday is here! How many of you are recovering from Summer Fest? Good luck. For everyone else that won’t be takin’ her easy tonight and the next couple of days, I offer you some options for your evenings.


Return to Rythm Arabic Dance

Where: The Jung Center [5200 Montrose Blvd., 77006]
When: Monday, June 6th | 6:oo PM to 8:00 PM
How much: $90.00 ($80.00 Jung Center members); Drop Ins: $30.00
Scoop’d from: @JungHouston

The Jung Center: Surprise yourself and discover your innate rhythm in this Arabic dance class. Middle Eastern dance arises from the natural shape of the female body and is a reflection of femininity and its unique expression in each individual dancer. While listening to beautiful Arabic music, participants will learn a variety of dance techniques including drops and lifts, shimmies and twists. We will discover confidence, freedom, and passion through movement. Ideal for beginners as well as experienced movers, this class will explore classical, contemporary, and folkloric movements, on the way to learning specific choreography and combinations. All are welcome.



The Texas Exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science – The Museum District [5555 Hermann Park Dr., 77030]
When: Tuesday, June 7th | 9:oo AM to 8:00 PM
How much: Public Pricing: Adult Tickets $25.00 Child (3 – 11) $18.00 Senior (62+) $18.00; Membership Pricing: Adult Tickets $ 12:00 Child $12.00
Scoop’d from: D0713

The Houston Museum of Natural Science: Explore the unique roles that Texas has played: as a Spanish colony, as part of the Mexican Frontera, as an independent Republic, and as the 28th state to join the Union.

Fred Andrews and Honeybrown at Blue Moose

Where: Blue Moose Lodge – Washington Corridor [5306 Washington Ave., 77007]
When: Wednesday, June 8th | 10:00 PM
How much: $10.00
Scoop’d from: Marc

I’d only vaguely heard of these Honeybrowns a time or two in the last year. I checked ‘em out after Marc’s suggestion, and while I can’t say they blew me away, it is a nice simple sound. It lacks the grittiness of some of the other Texas music acts rolling around the state, but that’s not all bad—seems that same lack of polish is a crutch when your music ain’t so good. If I had to categorize, and I do, it’s human nature, I’d say a twangy Counting Crows circa August and Everything After.


Carlos and Miguel Vargas (1885-1979, Peru) Anatomy Lesson [Clase de anatomía], Arequipa, Peru, c. 1920

FOTOFEST presents: Faces of History – Latin America

Where: FotoFest at Allen Center [500 Dallas St. and 1200 Smith St., 77002]
When: Thursday, June 9th | 4:oo AM to 7:00 PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Fotofest Website

Fotofest: FotoFest joins with Arts Brookfield, a year-round free arts program sponsored by Brookfield Office Properties, to present a new exhibition of renowned Latin American photographers at One and Two Allen Center in Downtown Houston.

Faces of History – Latin America highlights important late 19th and early 20th Century photographers from five Latin American countries – Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. Their works are a profile of change – the mass availability of photography as an instrument for personal portraiture and collective communication and the emergence of new social classes created by the industrial growth of the late 1800s and early 1900s in Latin America.

— The Loop Scoop


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