September 2nd, 2011

The Look Ahead: Cactus, Chingo, Dodo, UofHo and ZoO

Friday, it’s Friday. So excited that it’s Friday.

While my mind can’t be turned away from tailgating for tomorrow’s big game, that doesn’t mean that on the fringes of gray matter that I don’t know there will be other things to do. Like this for instance ‘n like that for others. There will be a ton going on. Plus, not 100 degrees! Wowwee.

Cactus In-Stores by Dani Vargas Group and Alyssa Rubich

Where: Upper Kirby – Cactus Music [2110 Portsmouth St., 77098]
When: Saturday, September 3rd | 1:00PM and 3:00PM Respectively
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @Cactus_Music

We’re fresh off of Robert Earl Keen’s in-store at Cactus Music, so we’re in the mood for more. No need for a wristband for these two shows on Saturday. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be supporting your local record store by stocking up on some “must haves” that you’ve been missing out on. [Video above gives us bonus points for our second Keystone Light reference of the day.]

Chingo Bling at Numbers

Where: Montrose [300 Westheimer Rd., 77006]
When: Saturday, September 3rd | Doors at 8:00PM
How much: General Admission $10
Scoop’d from: @Marco4rmHouston

It’s like this ‘n like that. You can either be at Numbers or not. It’s your choice. If you’re there, remember you big belt buckle. Openers for Chingo Bling include Montana, Muerte, Noon, Frankie G Da Mex and League of Extraordinary Gs. No matter what, we’re just hoping that one of these days we’ll be having rich people problems just like Bling.

The Dodos with The Luyas at Fitzgerald’s

Where: Fitzgerald’s – The Heights [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Saturday, September 3rd | Doors at 8:00PM
How much: $12.00 in Advance; $14.00 at the Door
Scoop’d from: Paul

The duo out of San Francisco is something to get excited about this weekend. Well, as long as you’re not too excited for the start of college football, that is. For Paul, he’ll be at the mid-afternoon game at Robertson Stadium and then dusting off his dancing shoes for The Dodos later that night. It’s a twofer.


UCLA vs. UH at Robertson Stadium

Where: University of Houston [3875 Holman St., 77204]
When: Saturday, September 3rd | 2:30PM Gametime
How much: Between $35 and $80
Scoop’d from: @UHPres

The University of Houston president and grandson are ready (above, via twitter), so you better get a move on. This is pretty much the only exciting game on the Cougar calendar this year, so it’s going to be a hot ticket. And I mean “hot.” Actually, there’s a chance of rain that might cool things off a bit. We’ll see you out there for tailgating, yeah?

End of Summer Bash at the Houston Zoo

Where: Museum District/Hermann Park [6200 Hermann Park Drive, 77030]
When: Saturday, September 3rd | 9:00AM to 3:00PM
How much: From $8 to $12
Scoop’d from: Houston Zoo Blogs

“Even though the summer has been hot, we will still miss the days of travelling, hanging pool-side and not attending classes! Thanks to TXU Energy presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo, we at the Zoo have stayed cool all through the summer in our 13 air-conditioned Chill Zones and our animals have stayed refreshed with icy treats, baths and showers. Join us as we celebrate another great summer at the Houston Zoo on Saturday, September 3 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.”

— The Loop Scoop

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