February 9th, 2011

The Look Ahead: A Benefit for Chris Matthews, Da Camera at the Menil, and a Parody of Light

Good morning, Houston! Today’s a bit stormy in this here city and only promises to get worse as the day trudges on. If you’re anything like me, you’re glad you aren’t looking out the window wishing to be splayed out on a blanket in Memorial Park today. That’s good for productivity. I’m getting sidetracked—on this day of rains, we offer some ideas for your near immediate future. Drink it up. If we’ve missed something let us know with an email to contact@theloopscoop.com or tweet at us @TheLoopScoop.

Lady Spartan Soccer! Stratford High School vs. Kingwood Park (Benefitting  the Chris Matthews Memorial Fund)

Where: Stratford Athletic Complex [North 8th St. / North Main St.]
When: Friday, February 11th JV Game at 5:00 PM, Varsity Game at 7:00 PM
How much: $2, $3 and as much as you’re willing to give
Scoop’d from: The Stratford High School Booster Club

Nothing brings people together in troubled times quite like sports. In this case—the Lady Spartan Soccer Home District Opener in Stratford serves to not only gather donations in the wake of the tragic death of Chris Matthews, but also bring those in pain together in support of the team he lead.


Da Camera at the Menil

Where: Montrose [1515 Sul Ross]
When: Saturday, February 12 at 3:00 PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Da Camera – Beyond the Concert Hall

“Join us on a musical bear hunt, with children joining the violinists of the Young Artist Program on an imaginary hike in search of a grizzly bear. Enjoy a rare performance of John Deak’s hilarious quintet, Lucy and the Count, which tells the story of a dinner party hosted by a vampire count. The concert culminates in the world premiere of Da Camera Young Artist George Heathco’s Alpha-Beta 1-2-3. In this piece, young audience members assist the composer/mad scientist with a series of experiments on Da Camera’s newly created Music Monster. Recommended for ages 5 and up.”


Patricia Hernandez: A Parody of Light (Critiquing Thomas Kinkade) at Diverse Works

Where: Diverse Works [1117 East Fwy.]
When: February 9 through February 26 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Diverse Works Website

“Parody of Light challenges the business practices of America’s most collected artist, Thomas Kinkade: Painter of Light. Within an installation that includes the interior of a home and a shopping mall, Patricia Hernandez critiques Kinkade’s practice of digitally reproducing images on questionably “collectible” objects while restricting the sale of his original paintings.”

— The Loop Scoop


Tonia — Friday, February 11, 2011 1:15 am

Thanks for the link about Chris Matthews – very tragic.

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