September 15th, 2011

The Look Ahead: A Fine Art Fair, a Tough 10k, Free Museums, and Best Fest

Thursday, ahoy, hoy!

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Houston Fine Art Fair and Opening Preview Party

Where: Downtown – George R. Brown Convention Center [1001 Avenida De Las Americas, 77010]
When: Thursday, September 15 | 6:00PM to 9:00PM Opening Preview Party Benefiting Museum of Fine Arts Houston Glassell School of Art Core Artists and Critics Residency Program | Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th | 11:00AM to 7:00PM | Sunday, September 18th | 11:00AM to 6:00PM
How Much: 1 Day Pass -$17.00 | 3 Day Pass – $26.00 | 3 Day Pass with Preview Party – $100.00
Scoop’d from: Houston Fine Art Fair

HFAF aspires to reflect Houston’s sophisticated and diverse collecting practices, where arts enthusiasts will encounter an international cross-section of works in all media, from post-war to the present. Some 80 distinctive exhibitors from across the US, Latin America and Europe are participating in the fair, featuring modern and contemporary masters, mid-career and emerging artists from around the globe. HFAF will also feature on-site installations, special projects, and an exciting program of panel discussions designed for both novice and experienced collectors.

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The Toughest 10K Run – Kemah

Where: South of Houston – Kemah – Race [300 Bradford Ave., 77565] Packet Pick Up [2427 Bay Area Blvd. 77058]
When: Saturday, September 17th | 7:30AM | Packet Pickup Friday September 16th from 12:30PM to 6:00PM at the On The Run Clear Lake | Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup at 6:30AM
How Much: Online registration will close at 5:00PM, TODAY. You can still register at packet pickup and on race day. Race day price is $40.
Scoop’d from: @RunHouston

Get up early runners. For those training, getting out the door on a Saturday morning is nothing new. Why not change up your location? Running the same routes can get a little boring, no? Taking on the Kemah Bridge at that time of day gives one of the best views of the bay. If you’re not in hill shape, no sweat—it’s not too tough. Half of it is a decline.

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Museum District Day!

Where: THE ENTIRE MUSEUM DISTRICT
When: Saturday, September 17th | 10:00AM to 5:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: The Houston Museum District

Wahoo!

Enjoy a free day in the Houston Museum District on Saturday. Visitors can hop on free bus shuttles at any participating museum and spend the entire day exploring favorite museums and discovering new destinations. Museum District Day will feature fascinating exhibitions, hands-on activities, demonstrations and performances throughout the day. Seventeen museums will waive their general admission fee to offer the community the opportunity to enjoy the District’s diverse displays of art, science, nature and history.

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Best Fest VIP Weekend Pass: A Voice Daily Deal

Where: Midtown Super Block | Get the Deal Online
When: September 24th and 25th | All Day
How Much: $75 a discount of 50%
Scoop’d from: Alex

Everybody always looks forward to Houston Press’ “Best of Houston” issue for their own reasons. Now there’s a new reason to get excited about it: Best Fest. Look forward to the two-day concert that will be taking place in Midtown. Get your discounted VIP passes now before it’s too late.

OR you can stick around and try to win some free tickets from us. We have two tickets that we’ll be giving away today or tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled.

— The Loop Scoop

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