September 12th, 2011

The Look Ahead: A Forum, Some Laughter, Music Remembered, and Art on Display

Well, loddy-fricken-dah, Monday’s arrived. And you know what, my friends? It’s soon to be gone.

Urban Experience Program Forum with Podestà Annise Parker

Where: University of Houston – UC Underground, World Affairs Lounge [4800 Calhoun Rd., 77204]
When: Tuesday, September 13th | 6:00PM to 8:00PM
How much: Free – Please RSVP 713-743-6032;
Scoop’d from: University of Houston Calendar

This is a Question and Answer Forum Open to UH and the Houston Community. Remarks to be made by University of Houston, Student Government Association, President Michael Harding. Expert guests will speak on:

-Loan Forgiveness,
-Green Jobs
-How to Maximize Life as a Student

Expect food, refreshments,and socializing.

Laughter Yoga with Lainie Diamond

Where: Houston Public LibraryCentral Branch [500 McKinney, 77002]
When: Wednesday, September 14th and 10th | 12:0PM to 1:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Houston Public Library Fitness Calendar

Houston, we have laughter! Laughter Yoga is breathing and play-based movement exercises practiced for health and wellness by people of all professions, ages and backgrounds. Its body-mind movement exercises are based on the scientific facts of breathing. And it’s fun to do! Even if you’re not in a good mood or feel you have no sense of humor, you will experience and enjoy the benefits of Laughter Yoga. No exercise clothing is needed; just bring yourself!

For the Sake of the Song: The Anderson Fair Story DVD Release Party

Where: Upper Kirby – Cactus Music [2110 Portsmouth St., 77098]
When: Saturday, September 17th | 3:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @Cactus_Music

Stop by Cactus on Saturday, September 17th to celebrate the release of one of this year’s most anticipated DVD releases, For the Sake of the Song: The Anderson Fair Story. Director Bruce Bryant and Producer Jim Barham will be onsite to sign copies of the DVD, We will be screening portions of the film and there will be a song swap featuring Houston folkies who appear in the film including Matt Harlan, Denice Franke and other special guests. Don’t miss your chance to pick up this brilliant film which chronicles our city’s rich history of acoustic music and the legendary venue, Anderson Fair. Stick around for great live music, cold Saint Arnold beverages and an opportunity to meet the individuals responsible for the landmark Houston-centric film.

Famous Monsters | Daniel Anguilu

Where: Museum District – Lawndale Art Center – North Exterior Wall [4912 Main St., 77002]
When: Anytime
How Much: Free
Scoop’d From: Lawndale Website

For the 2011-2012 season artist Daniel Anguilu will transform Lawndale’s north exterior wall into a mural on view through June 2012. Anguilu’s work can be found throughout Houston, including locations in the East End and most recently on Midtown’s MHMRA building. Anguilu’s style is deeply inspired by his Mexican heritage, and mostly manifests itself as large-scale murals. Anguilu uses angular and organic forms to construct animals and other shapes, often drawing from Aztec influences. Anguilu aims to take these images and reinvent them in his own style that people can begin to recognize.

Anguilu explains, “One my favorite parts of painting outdoors on buildings is the scale and the access everyone has to the art, this is not for one space and one crowd, this is for everyone to enjoy.”

— The Loop Scoop


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