March 28th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Big Dance Concerts, Lawndale Design Fair and Blackwood Gala

I don’t know about you, but this weekend was pretty fantastic. Between drinking a few too many beers at Frontier Fiesta and a tour de street food on Sunday which included stops by the trucks Good Dog Hot Dogs and Hubcap Grill, we couldn’t have asked for better. Hopefully this week will pan out just as the previous one did.

Let’s take a look at what’s to come. If we need to know about an upcoming event leave a comment, tweet at us (@TheLoopScoop) or email us at


The Big Dance Concert Series at Discovery Green

Where: Downtown (1500 McKinney, 77002)
Friday, April 1 – 4 to 10:30 pm. Gates open at 4 pm.
Saturday, April 2 – 11:30 am to 8 pm; Concert from 11:30 am – 4 pm & viewing party from 4 – 8 pm. Gates open at 11:30 am.
Sunday, April 3 – 3 pm to 10 pm. Gates open at 3 pm.
How Much: Free
Scoop’d From@DiscoveryGreenHouston

Who do you want to see? Kings of Leon? Sublime with Rome? Kenny Chesney? Pat Green? They will all be there with bells on, but I’m really excited to see The Hold Steady on Friday night. Discovery Green hasn’t actually announced any of the opening acts yet, but The Hold Steady wrote about it on their facebook page, making it 1000% true.

So, apparently Sublime is back, but they can’t call themselves just plain ol’ “Sublime.” They’re now “Sublime with Rome” which isn’t confusing at all. Thirteen years after the death of Bradley Nowell in 1996, the band reformed with Rome Ramirez as the lead singer, hence the name change (after the estate of Nowell wouldn’t let the band maintain the original name). Color me confused. Either way, it’s exciting.


Design Fair 2011 at Lawndale Art Center

Where: Museum District (4912 Main St., 77002)
When: Wednesday, March 30th through Sunday, April 3rd 2011
How Much: Free Lecture on Wednesday; Friday Preview Party and Sale $60 for member, $75 for non-members; Saturday and Sunday are $5 general admission.
Scoop’d From: Email

We all know that the NCAA Final Four is going to be happening this weekend, but for many of you that’s not your thing. Art, however, is a slam dunk in your mind. That was a horrible attempt at wit, but I’m not sorry about it. Lawndale Art Center’s Design Fair is going on all week long. Wednesday will see a free lecture by James Zemaitis, Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s, and after that the art will take center stage. Go check it out.


Magic on the Bayou: A Gala for Blackwood Educational Land Institute

Where: The home of Teri and Ray Thomas (??)
When: Saturday, April 2nd at 7PM
How Much: $100 to $1,500 depending on how generous you feel.
Scoop’d From: @imelda

From their site – “Blackwood Educational Land Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to land-based learning that encourages the spirit and feeds the soul as it challenges and educates the mind. It inspires all of us to be complete, healthy and accountable to ourselves, our colleagues and our natural world as a whole.”

So, take some time to visit the benefit Magic on the Bayou for Blackwood this weekend. Tickets are $100 for singles and $300, $500 and $1500 for doubles and quads which also pay for a child’s registration to the Blackwood Nature Camp or various other events the Institute holds. It’s all for a good cause, planet earth.

— The Loop Scoop


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