April 29th, 2011

The Look Ahead: A Reprise of the Weekend

It’s here. Let’s take a look at the weekend. We’ve already published these events in previous iterations of The Look Ahead, but they need repeating. If there’s anything we’re missing, please share with the class in the comments section.

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Noah’s Kitchen Chili Cook-Off at Hughes Hanger
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Where: Washington Corridor [2811 Washington Ave., 77007]
When: Saturday, April 30th | 12:00PM to 7:00PM
How Much: $10 Admission OR $5 If You Donate an Item
Scoop’d From: @Noahs_Kitchen

It’s spring. That means that it’s also cook-off season. We couldn’t be more delighted. And, you know what? Most of these cook-offs will benefit fantastic causes. This weekend’s “benefactee” is Noah’s Kitchen who “provide the less fortunate with food, gently used clothing, and the resources that will help them in finding medical help, shelter, employment, and eventually housing- getting them off the streets.”

There will be live music:
12:00 -12:45 Zavala Band
1:00 – 1:45 Mike Quigley Acoustic
2:00 – 2:45 Wayside Drive
3:00 – 3:45 Benjamin Wesley
4:00 – 4:45 Prairie Cadets
5:00 – 5:45 Harmony Groove

There will be food and cooking teams and judges and good times to be had. Hopefully you will be there to take it all in. It will all be held this Saturday, April 30th at Washington’s newest bar, Hughes Hanger (taking over the location once held by Washington Grill).

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Spain Colored Orange, Mobley, The Sour Notes, Day Sailor and Disfrutalo! at Fitzgerald’s
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Where: The Heights [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Saturday, April 30th | 8:00PM
How Much: $8 General Admission
Scoop’d From: Email

We caught Mobley [pictured above] at the Spring Forward Music Festival not so long ago and walked away impressed by the energy they played with in front of no more than fifteen people. That takes guts. We signed up for their email list and here we are now.

Elaine Greer will be playing an acoustic set at Cactus Music earlier on Saturday, April 30th with Jared Boulanger of The Sour Notes. So, basically what I’m telling you is that it’s going to be a day full of music. All the bands are local – Spain Colored Orange, Day Sailor and Disfrutalo! (Houston); Mobley and The Sour Notes (Austin) – So get out there and support some great Texas-grown pop music.

provide the less fortunate with food, gently used clothing, and the resources that will help them in finding medical help, shelter, employment, and eventually housing- getting them off the streets.

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The Brazarre 2011: Art Supporting Cancer Research
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Where: Heights – G Gallery [301 East 11th Street, 77008]
When: Saturday, April 30th | 6:00PM to 9:00PM
How Much: Free or $150 Ticket (email TheBrazarre2011@gmail.com) for a one-of-a-kind bra.
Scoop’d From: Antidote

“Creating a world with less cancer requires a team effort. It takes survivors, caregivers and regular folks like you and I who all unite at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life events. This year, nearly four million people nationwide will work together to celebrate, remember and fight back.

Unite with us at The Brazarre 2011, an artful bras event showcasing creatively crafted bras by local Houston artists. Come mingle while you enjoy viewing imaginative renditions of a woman’s most supportive sartorial asset. These artful bras will be sold and all proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life Greater Heights of the American Cancer Society.”

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Mother’s Day Pop-Up Show at Sparrow and the Nest
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Where: Heights [1020 Studewood, 77008]
When: Saturday, April 30th | 10:00AM to 4:00PM
How Much: Free
Scoop’d From: Antidote

“Handmade gifts to make your mama smile (including our spectacular soaps).” We can’t say it any better than that. My mom is usually lucky to get a card out of me when it comes to Mother’s Day. This year, things are gonna change. Hopefully I don’t set the bar too high…

Just as a note: We do know that Mother’s Day is in a week, Mom. Though, could you blame us for celebrating a week early? Much better than a week late.

— Paul

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