March 8th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Andre Dubus, Divas World Jazz Salon and The Empty Box

We ditched our regular recap, The Week That Was, a few months back. Sometimes it’s very much missed. We want to share with you all the places and events around town that we have the privilege of visiting, but we can’t find a good way to insert little blurbs. That’s where the following video comes in:

Shot by Apollo Landigin of the Stackwell Society that’s four minutes of recap greatness of Marco Torres‘ photography show, The Set List. Give me a minute while I soak in my 15 seconds of fame (well, more like flashes of two seconds of face time in this video)… ok, I’m good. On to the upcoming events.

Marco’s concert photography is still on display and available for purchase at Dionysus Salon. Make sure to check it out and buy a print.

If we need to know about an upcoming event leave a comment, tweet at us (@TheLoopScoop) or email us at

Author Appearance: Andre Dubus III at Brazos Bookstore

Where: West University [2421 Bissonet St., 77005]
When: Tuesday, March 8th 25th at 7:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Richard

I know what you’re thinking. “Wow, them Loopster kats keep on pushing Brazos Bookstore hard.” Well, yeah. Part of that is out of guilt. We set certain reading goals for ourselves at the beginning of 2011 and have failed spectacularly to achieve them.

Dubus is the author of The House of Sand and Fog (finalist for National Book Award) and a memoir called Townie, among others. Tonight he will be discussing and signing copies of his new memoir. We don’t think that promoting these author appearances makes up for the lack of pages we’ve flipped this year, but the good intentions can’t hurt when it comes to the big editor in the sky.


Divas World Jazz Salon: Chicago at Hobby Center

Where: Downtown, Hobby Center [800 Bagby St., 77002]
When: Friday, March 11th at 7:30PM
How much: $25
Scoop’d from: Email

From the website: “The Divas World Jazz Salon series explores the distinctive and upbeat sounds of New Orleans, Chicago and New York, and pays tribute to a wide range of jazz styles, including: Blues, Spirituals, Popular Standards, Swing, Bebop, and Modern Jazz.”

On Friday the focus will be Chicago artists. With only two more dates to follow March 11th, we recommend getting your tickets today, hopefully for all three performances (the next are Sunday, April 17th and Friday, May 13th).


Empty Box Fundraiser for Box 13 ArtSpace

Where: Lawndale/Wayside Area [6700 Harrisburg Blvd., 77011]
When: Saturday, March 12th from 7:00PM to 9:30PM
How much: $50 for the art raffle; $5 for the poor man’s raffle
Scoop’d from: Email

From their site: “In order to sustain our dream and continue to fill the BOX with new and exciting works of art, we need your help! BOX 13 ArtSpace is a young artist-run nonprofit which provides an innovative environment for the creation and advancement of experimental contemporary art in Houston. BOX 13 cultivates this environment through affordable workspaces for emerging and established artists and the dedication of a significant portion of its building for exhibitions. We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, March 12th at 7pm, BOX 13 ArtSpace will host it’s semi-annual fundraiser, The Empty Box.”

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

— The Loop Scoop


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