December 2nd, 2011

The Look Ahead: Disfrutalo, The Devil Makes Three, C-USA Championship and Everything Else

The weekend is here. Get yourself ready. There are a couple of concerts tonight (we recommend checking out Last Concert Cafe and Fitzgerald’s) or maybe you’ll want to stay in to rest up for the C-USA Championship game. So. Many. Options.

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The Devil Makes Three w/ Brown Bird at Fitzgerald’s

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Where: The Heights — Fitzgerald’s – Upstairs [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Friday, December 2nd | Doors at 8:00PM
How much: $15.00
Scoop’d from: Facebook

The folk fusion revolution is upon us. This is one of the shows we’ve been intensely looking forward to over the last month, and we’re a little ashamed that we haven’t told you about it until now. The Devil Makes Three creates a special blend of styles all while layered with three-part harmony. No drummer? No drummer. Plus, they sing about whiskey (listen to “Old No. 7“) which is instrumental to being taken seriously as a folk, rockabilly, blues, etc. fusion sound.

C-USA Championship Game: So. Miss vs. Houston

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Where: Third Ward Robertson Stadium [3875 Holman St., 77204]
When: Saturday, December 3rd | 11:00AM
How much: Check StubHub
Scoop’d from: All Over Houston!!!!!

We just wanted an excuse the above video to the site. Tickets are sold out, but if you have patience (and faith) you can check out StubHub to see if anyone will sell you a ticket. You might luck out. I just hope you’re not sitting behind Paul and his crew.

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Disfrutalo w/ Handsomebeast and Inzurgo at Last Concert Cafe

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Where: Downtown — The Last Concert Cafe [1403 Nance St. 77002]
When: Friday, December 9th | 9:00PM to 1:00PM
How much: $6.00 at the Door
Scoop’d from: Facebook

“You are invited to a very special improv set from Disfrutalo! with special guest musician/producer Isaiah Ikey Owens (Free Moral Agents, the Mars Volta, De-Facto, sublime and many more). Ikey will be here producing and recording with Disfrutalo! this December for our first EP. come join us and all our friends from InZurgo and Handsomebeast for a night of music and fun.”

AS SEEN PREVIOUSLY ON THE LOOP SCOOP…

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Glitter and Glitz: Ladies Night at Talento Bilingue de Houston

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Where: Lawndale Art Center [4912 Main St., 77002]
When: Friday, December 2nd | 4:00PM to 10:00PM
How much: Tickets start at $30
Scoop’d from: @TBHCenter

“The Glitter and Glitz will include a ladies night of fun, drinks and appetizers. Indulgence tickets will be redeemed for chair massages, make-up, manicures and lots more. Ladies will provide the entertainment with karaoke performances! And. a ladies night would not be complete without SHOPPING! Jewelry, handbags, wrapping paper, perfume…all the items needed for holiday gifts or maybe just a little something to indulge themselves!

$30 Entry Tickets include Food, Fun & 4 Indulgence Tickets”

Saint Arnolds Foamraiser featuring Folk Family Revival

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Where: The Orange Show [2402 Munger St., 77023]
When: Friday, December 2nd | 7:00PM to 11:00PM
How much: Pre-sale tickets are $20, day of event $25
Scoop’d from: Paul

It’s FOAMRAISER time! Look for colorful art, good music by Folk Family Revival and the beer, quickly becoming synonymous with Houston, Saint Arnold.

All the proceeds raised from the event will go to the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art.

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Public Poetry and Houston Public Library Present a Live Reading by John Gorman

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Where: HPL Express Discovery Green [1500 McKinney, R2, 77010]
When: Saturday, December 3rd | 2:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @HoustonLibrary

John Gorman lives in Galveston and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. His poems have appeared in Arrowsmith, Curbside Review, Buffalo Press, and many other places in Texas, nationally and in Canada. Red Pontiac Convertible, his fourth chapbook, came out this fall. He has long been active on various reading scenes and moderates the monthly Galveston Poets Roundtable.

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Myke Venable on “Walter De Maria: Trilogies”

Where: Montrose — The Menil Collection [1515 Sul Ross, 77006]
When: Sunday, December 4th | 3:00PM
How much: Free?
Scoop’d from: Japan American Society of HoustonFacebook

“Houston artist Myke Venable was born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1966 and received his B.F.A. and M.A. from Lamar University. He has worked in New York City and Brooklyn. Myke Venable’s work deals with various-size painted canvases mixed with multiple color combinations. These groupings form a melody similar to that of a stream of musical notes.”

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Houston Tweet Drive 2011, Benefiting Houston Interfaith Ministries

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Where: The Museum District – Caroline Collective [701 Waugh Dr., 77019]
When: Thursday, December 15th | 7:00PM
How much: Bring a NEW toy or book that will bring joy to a child-in-need’s holiday season. And they’ll give you FREE food and libations. REGISTER HERE.
Scoop’d from: Email

Oh My! Pocket Pies, Eatsie Boys and Good Dog Hot Dogs will be serving up their specialty foods. St. Arnold Brewing CompanyBeaver’s and My TX Spirits will be bringin’ the drink. Look for entertainment by Extra Life Houston. This seems like more a win for those taking part than those benefiting from the attendees’ generosity. I guess that’s win/win. Follow @HouTweetDrive for up the to minute info.

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Christmas MAGIC: Houston Children’s Charity Toy Drive

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center [1001 Avenida De Las Americas, 77010]
When: Thursday, December 15th | First Shift – 8:30AM to 1:00PM, 12:30PM to 5:00PM; Friday, December 16th | First Shift – 8:30AM to 1:00PM, 12:30PM to 5:00PM
How much: Free – If interested in volunteering, please contact Elizabeth Atkins at, admin@houstonchildrenscharity.org
Scoop’d from: Email

The holidays are just over the bend, Loopsters. As Christmas, Hannukah or in Tea’s case, Winter Solstice approach—for those that have nothing, a life of hardship is only going to get harder. For many smaller Houstonians, Houston Children’s Charity has once again orchestrated their Annual Toy Drive with the 1st BN 23rd Marines Toys for Tots program. They’ll be needing volunteers to set up the toy store and then distribute toys the very next day. Do it for the home team. We’re all in this wonderful mess of a city together.

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ARC Workshops: Only Two Remain in 2011!

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Where: Washington Corridor – Spacetaker ARC [2101 Winter Street B11, 77007]
When:Wednesday, December 7th and Monday, December 12th
How much: Early $5 for members, $15 for non; Late $10 for members, $20 for Non
Scoop’d from: Spacetaker.org

You might have noticed, 2011 is quickly approaching its end. That means a lot of long-running events will grow one year older. Get in while you can. Spacetaker’s ARC Workshops only have two iterations left for 2011. Check out Intro to Civic Art on 12.7.11 or Career Seminar for Musicians: Music Licensing and Positioning Yourself for Success on 12.12.11.

— Paul

Comments

Elijah — Friday, December 2, 2011 10:50 pm

Disfrutalo! is playing at LCC Dec 9th not the 2nd. we also play Dec 3rd at the winter social.

Scotty — Monday, December 5, 2011 12:00 pm

Thats great to hear about charities we can help with during the Holidays, we need to hear more. God bless you guys.

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