May 16th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Avant Garden Mondays, Igor Stravinsky, Ancient Cat Society and Great Taste of the Heights

As Space Shuttle Endeavor launched into its final mission not two hours ago, the words, “Houston is now controlling.” were spoken—reminding us just what a role our city plays in all things space related. Good stuff. What else happened? Riots in Israel. The president of the IMF was caught running naked down the hall of a hotel after the cleaning staff. The Astros lost to the Mets. The Astros beat the Mets. The Astros lost to the Mets. I guess there’s consistency in inconsistency.

On to those events you’ll find in the future.

TODAY

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They, Who Sound and The Cory Wilson Jazz Quartet at Avant Garden
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Where: Avant Garden [411 Westheimer, 77006]
When: Monday, May 16th | 7:00PM and 9:00PM
How Much: Free?
Scoop’d From: Email

It’s a usual Monday so let’s tell you about Avant Garden’s usual Monday line up. Get ready for some horns. The night leads off with They, Who Sound at 7:00PM and finishes up with The Cory Wilson Jazz Quartet at 9:00PM. I’m feeling hornsy, baby.

Igor Stravinsky at the Russian Cultural Center
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Where: RCC Our Texas [2337 Bissonnet, 77005]
When: Monday, May 16th | 7:00PM
How Much: $20, $16 for RCC Members
Scoop’d FromRussian Cultural Center “Our Texas”

From the RCC Website: “Igor Stravinsky is often considered something of a revolutionary, in part based on the riotous reception of his ballet The Rite of Spring. Stravinsky’s career, however, suggests more evolution than revolution. Perhaps no other composer in this century — or any — has written in such a variety of styles. And it is the unique genius of Stravinsky that his musical personality is detectable in each of these styles.”

LATER THIS WEEK

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Tuesday Night Acoustics at Leon’s Lounge: Ancient Cat Society
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Where: Midtown-ish [1006 McGown St., 77002]
When: Tuesday, May 17th | 7:00PM
How Much: Free
Scoop’d From: Paul

It’s never too early to experience the Buxton offshoot. The mellow acoustic sound and delightful harmony of Sergio Trevino, Haley Barnes and Austin Sepulvado is soothing to my ears. I don’t know how Stoney McDougal would classify this little trio. In his absence, I’ll say, the acoustic stuff of Postal Service thrown in with Bob Dylan and Ingrid Michalson.

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Great Taste of the Heights
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Where: The Heights [215 E 10th Street, 77008]
When: Saturday, May 21th | 6:30PM to 9:00PM and
How Much: $21 Now; $25 Day of Event
Scoop’d From: Stephan

From the event’s Website, I can’t really figure out what Great Taste of the Heights is, where it’s located or anything else that would normally appear in this paragraph. Our best guest is that it’s at the All Saints Catholic Church in the Heights and there are a number of our favorite restaurants participating.

— The Loop Scoop

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