August 26th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Bring on the Weekend

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Here we go, Houston. It’s time to forget about the week that was and move on into the promised land. Sure, you might have a bunch of plans already, but let’s say you haven’t pulled the trigger to commit to anything. That’s where we come in. Here are a couple of things we recommend you check out and support this weekend.

Chadd Thomas Memorial/Benefit at Continental Club

Where: The Continental Club – The Fourth Ward [3700 Main St., 77002]
When: Sunday, August 28th | 1:00PM
How much: $10
Scoop’d from: Houston Press

If you haven’t yet read the story pertaining to Chadd Thomas’ death, now should be the time. You can help celebrate the man’s life as well as help out the future of his seven-year-old daughter on Sunday afternoon. Starting at 1:00PM, Continental Club will be opening its doors to you and yielding the stage to Johnny Falstaff, Los Skarnales, The Flamin’ Hellcats and more.

Cactus Music In-Store Performance by Folk Family Revival

Where: Upper Kirby – Cactus Music [2110 Portsmouth St., 77098]
When: Saturday, August 27th | 1:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Houston Calling

Not only will there be music from the great local act Folk Family Revival, you can always count on a couple of tasty beverages care of Saint Arnold Brewery.

ESPN The Blitz Fantasy Football Draft at Blue Moose Lodge

Where: Washington Corridor [5306 Washington Ave., 77007]
When: Saturday, August 27th | From 4:00PM to 7:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @BlueMooseLodge

“The Blitz Fantasy Draft Party hosted by ESPN’s Brett Bower and AJ Hoffman. Drink specials include $2 Moose Brew & drafts. $3 wells and shot specials. Plenty of Blue Moose Buffalo wings (that’s one crazy animal when you think about it).

Wear your team’s jersey and get 25% off food. This is the place to be fantasy football fans.

Draft starts at 4, so get here early for a good seat.”

D¡verseworks FUNdraiser

Where: DiverseWorks Art Space – EaDo [1117 East Fwy., 77002]
When: Saturday, August 27th | Doors at 8:00PM; Starts at 9:00PM
How much: Minimum $10 Donation
Scoop’d from: Houston Calling

“Summer is almost over and DiverseWorks is having one last party before we begin the craziness of the Fall Arts Season in Houston. Friends of DiverseWorks–Jana Hunter, Wild Moccasins, sIngs, The Wiggins, and DJ Brett Koshkin are coming together to have music showcase at DiverseWorks. Stop by and hang out, enjoy a tasty beverage and enter some of the exciting raffle packages that night.

Proceeds from the night benefit DiverseWorks ArtSpace!”

Photo above: Hombre Minuto, a performance by Jonatan Lopez, facilitated by Continuum, photo courtesy of Matthew Marand

Arc Exhibition: iPerform by Continuum (Mature Audience Only)

Where: Washington Corridor – Spacetaker ARC [2101 Winter Street B11, 77007]
When: Saturday, August 27th through September 16th | 7:00PM to 10:00PM
Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 7:00PM to 10:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Spacetaker

As part of its ARC Exhibition Series, Spacetaker presents iPerform, a performance-based exhibition and series of participatory events created by Houston’s newest performance art collective, Continuum, at Spacetaker’s ARC Gallery.

iPerformwill open with a public reception on Friday, August 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. during which the members of Continuum will display documentation of their work through video and photos, and share live performances that are an extension of this work. In addition to viewing the live performances, the audience will be able to interact with several performative installations and partake in a variety of participatory performances, including:

- Guided visualization/meditation
- Cleansing through ritualistic sweeping
- Confessing sins in exchange for an alcoholic beverage
- Preparing a “shoeulogy” for a shoe graveyard
- Making photocopies of random body parts for a wall collage

— Paul


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