June 7th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Eclectic Warm Weather Music, Marvin Zindler, Pygmalion, and Carlos Cruz-Diez

And we’re back. It’s Tuesday – more than likely another record setting temperature on its way. Working today. What can you do. Enjoy it.


The Suffers, Idiginis, Pistoleros De Tejas, and Die Tryin’ AT THE MINK


WhereThe Mink [3718 Main St., 77002]
When: Tuesday, June 7th | 8:30 PM
How Much: $3.00 for 21+ and $5.00 for under 21
Scoop’d From:  This Facebook Event Page

This one’s pretty simple. Eclectic music, warm weather, and an easy-going atmosphere. Why not? If I didn’t have Loop Scoop duties, I’d be there in a heartbeat to check out Pistoleros de Tejas.

Bayou City Noir: The Photography of Marvin Zindler

Where: The Museum of Printing History [1324 W. Clay St., 77019]
When: Tuesday, June 7th | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: The Museum of Printing History

The Museum of Printing History: For decades, Marvin Zindler was known in Houston and throughout the world as KTRK-TV’s flamboyant consumer affairs reporter and advocate for the indigent. However, what many do not know is that during the early 1950s, Zindler prowled Houston’s streets as a newspaper photographer covering the crime beat. Working for the now-defunct daily Houston Press, Zindler caught Houstonians at their most vulnerable. Crime suspects, robbery victims, socialites, wayward juveniles and even domestic violence victims were captured in unflinching detail.



Pygmalion at the Alley Theatre

Where: The Alley Theatre – Hubbard Stage [615 Texas Ave., 77002]
When: Wednesday, June 8th | 7:30 PM
How much: $40.00 to $60.00
Scoop’d from: Alley Theatre Facebook

The Alley Theatre: A unique masterpiece, Pygmalion is one of George Bernard Shaw’s most popular plays. It is the story of phonetics professor Henry Higgins who bets that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a lovely lady and pass her off in high society. Pygmalion is a modern myth and also a strikingly contemporary view of sexual politics and the science of romance. The story inspired the well-known Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady (1956).


Photo Courtesy of Cybertoad

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time

Where: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Law Building, Second Floor [1001 Bissonet, 77005]
When: Thursday, June 9th | 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
How much: Free on Thursday!
Scoop’d from: Museum of Fine Arts Houston Facebook

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston: For more than five decades, Carlos Cruz-Diez (born 1923) has experimented intensively with the origins and optics of color. His wide-ranging body of work includes unconventional color structures, light environments, street interventions, architectural integration projects, and experimental works that engage the response of the human eye while insisting on the participatory nature of color.

— The Loop Scoop


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