May 12th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Culture Collision, Mercury Baroque and PODA Project

Sorry, Loopsters. My morning is being taken up by creating a music calendar. Self-serving? Absolutely. Maybe I’ll share it with you at some point, but right now, it’s all mine!

Let me take a break to tell you about a couple things that are happening around town this week and next. You’re welcome.

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Capital One Bank Culture Collision

Where: Midtown [1305 West Gray., 77002]
When: Today, Thursday, May 12th | 5:30PM to 7:30PM
How Much: $5 Suggested Donation
Scoop’d From: DowntownHouston.org

Bringing together the visual and performing arts with wouldbe patrons. That’s what tonight is all about. Slide by Advantage BMW in Midtown to rub elbows with the people behind: Houston Young People for the Arts, Emerging Leaders, Capital One Bank Bayou City Art Festival, DiverseWorks 3D, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, Ensemble Theatre Act On, Fresh Arts Coalition, Health Museum’s Professional Circle, Houston Ballet Barre, Houston Grand Opera O.N., Houston Symphony YPB,,NiteSPA, Spacetaker, The Studio at the CAMH, and Theatre Under The Stars UP @ TUTS.

Mercury Baroque: Mozart’s Requiem and Serenata Notturna and Mendelssohn’s String Symphony #3

Where: The Wortham Center, Cullen Theatre [501 Texas St., 77002]
When: Saturday, May 14 | 8:00 PM
How Much: $20 to $55
Scoop’d From: KUHF

If you’ve seen Amadeus, you’re familiar with Mozart’s Requiem. We all remember a conniving Salieri, helping a dying and severely lazy-eyed Tom Hulce finish this very piece until he took his last breath. In reality, the circumstances of its finishing are murky still do this day. Don’t be mislead, the whole evening’s program isn’t all downer tunes, the other two pieces are lively—unfortunately, they come first. Think happy thoughts.

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PODA Project: Temporary Public Art Exhibition

Where: Downtown – Discovery Green [1500 McKinney, 77002]
When: Friday, May 20th | 6:00AM to 10:00PM
How Much: Free
Scoop’d From: Ms. Maggie Macs

From Discovery Green: “The PODA Project is a temporary public art exhibition featuring the work of eight local artists or collective of artists who have transformed PODS® containers into a works of art. PODA provides a non-traditional platform for artists to explore the cultural, ecological, political, scientific, and socio-economic forces shaping Houston’s aspirations for the future. PODS are on display during park hours, 6am-10pm through June 5, 2011.”

— The Loop Scoop

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