September 19th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Free Tickets, ROCO & Saint Arnold, Pablo Ferro, La Fille du Régiment, and Greetings from Houston

There’s nothing here that specifically falls on Monday. Sorry friends. Looks like this Look Ahead is bringin’ more of a “looking forward to” as Tuesday bares the first Houston experience on the list. But, oh my how exciting this week’s days appear to be. See what I mean after le jump.

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Houston Press Best of Houston: Best Fest

Where: Midtown Super Block
When: September 24th and 25th | All Day
How Much: Free if you win
Scoop’d from: Alex

Try to win some free tickets from us. We have two tickets that we’ll be giving away in the next few days. By what standard will you determine the tickets’ recipients?

Share what you think is best in or about Houston in 6 words. Get to it in the comments below. Best answer gets Best tickets. So far MomsDiffLife, Elizabeth and Jewelz Cody have offered valiant efforts.

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Beer and Brass with River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Saint Arnold

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Where: The Saint Arnold Brewery [2000 Lyons Ave., 77020]
When: Tuesday, September 20th | 6:00PM to 8:00PM
How much: $20
Scoop’d from: Richard

Horns and beer? Weird. Then again, it’s Saint Arnold. This is Houston. Bizarre combinations really shouldn’t surprise anyone. If it weren’t for questionable acoustics in the beer hall, I’d say this can’t lose. Then again, I’ll probably go anyway, sound quality be damned.

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Virtuoso: Pablo Ferro and the Art of Film Title Design

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Where: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston [1001 Bissonet, 77005]
When: Wednesday, September 21st | 6:00PM Reception; 7:00PM Lecture
How much: $10 for Members; $5 for Students and Seniors; $15 All Others
Scoop’d from: Richard

In collaboration with AIGA, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Film Department, The Rice Design Alliance is pleased to present a talk by legendary graphic designer and film-titles designer Pablo Ferro on September 21, 2011 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Ferro, hailed as a genius by well-known director Stanley Kubrick, is lauded for his unique and influential visual style in films like Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, and more recently, Good Will Hunting and Napolean Dynamite, as well as in television, animation, commercials, novels and now children’s books. Ferro is best known for quick-cutting, using multiple images within one frame, and his trademark hand-drawn lettering.

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Opera in the Heights Presents La Fille du Régiment

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Where: Opera in the Heights [1703 Heights Blvd., 77008]
When: Thursday September 22nd | 7:30PM, Friday, September 23rd | 7:30PM, Saturday, September 24th | 7:30PM, Thursday, September 29th | 7:30PM, Friday, September 30th | 7:30PM, Saturday, October 1st | 7:30PM, Sunday, October 2nd | 2:00PM
How much: $10.00 to $55.00
Scoop’d from: Email

La Fille du Régiment, comedy in two acts, takes place in the Swiss Tyrol at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, circa 1805. ACT 1: A battle is taking place in the vicinity. The villagers of a border town, frightened, sing a prayer to the Virgin Mary so that peace will come soon. The war is ending in the region in which Napoleon has occupied, and the French have just won. Among the refugees is the Marquise de Berkenfeld, who remains fearful that the latest fighting would affect her personal safety as well as her property… Savor that crumpet until performances officially start on Thursday.

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The Museum of Printing History Presents Greetings from Houston

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Where: The Museum of Printing History [1324 W. Clay St., 77019]
When: September 1st, 2011 through February 4th, 2012 | The museum is open 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Tuesday through Saturday
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Paul

A postcard can be many things—a souvenir from your travels, a snapshot of a location in time, or a personal message to a loved one. So much of the history of Houston is contained in The Heritage Society’s collection of over 120 postcards. The variety of images include parks, like The Heritage Society’s very own Sam Houston Park, familiar structures like the San Jacinto Monument, the Esperson Building and Rice University, and places long gone like the City Auditorium and the Hotel Brazos. Postcards are loaned courtesy of the Heritage Society, Houston, Texas.

— The Loop Scoop

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