March 25th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Frontier Fiesta, PBR Houston Opening, Law Week Fun Run

What’d I tell ya yesterday, Friday. You were supposed to keep up the good weather. Look outside. Take a good look at yourself. This is not what I signed up for. We’re breaking up, Houston weather. I’m so over you.

Let’s take a look at the weekend. Maybe something will pop up and the sun will pop out. There are events to be had.

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Frontier Fiesta at University of Houston
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Where: Robertson Stadium Parking Lot (3875 Holman, 77204)
When: Today and Tomorro, March 24th and 25th
How Much: Free + Fiesta Bucks for shows and BBQ
Scoop’d From: ¬†Being alumni

You might have missed one day of Frontier Fiesta if you weren’t paying attention. Marc didn’t have that problem, however. He was doing his thing manning the smokers last night preparing top-notch barbecue. You have two more days to take in the Greatest College Show on Earth. Savor the food, enjoy the variety shows, compete in the carnival games. Fun will be had by all.

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PBR Grand Opening (A New Bar in Bayou Place)
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Where: Downtown (500 Texas Ave., 77002)
When: Friday, March 24th
How Much: Free
Scoop’d From: ¬†@AlexanderF

“Seriously? This exists?” was exactly what I asked Alexander when he told me about the PBR – Professional Bull Riding – bar that will be opening in Bayou Place tonight. It’s taking the place of the old ROC Bar, joining a list of infamous failures that have tried to bring a consistent scene to the nightlife at Bayou Place. We’ll see how “PBR Houston: A Cowboy Bar” (yes, that’s the full name) does. Alexander is setting the over/under on July 4th weekend.

Events that will require downtown street closures

EVENT: Law Week Fun Run
DATE: Saturday, March 26, 2011 / 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
PLANNED ROUTE / STREET CLOSURE: ***Run begins at 8:00 a.m. on Allen Parkway (inbound and outbound) between Bagby and Shepherd Drive; Dallas between Bagby and Smith; Smith between Dallas and Lamar; and, Lamar between Smith and Bagby. Closures from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

EVENT: 2011 Rockets Blacktop Battle
DATE: Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27th
PLANNED ROUTE / STREET CLOSURE: La Branch between Polk and Leeland and Bell between Austin and Jackson. Early closing of Clay between Austin and La Branch beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2011 for staging

EVENT: 30th Annual K-9 Fun Run/Walk
DATE: Sunday, March 27, 2011 / 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
PLANNED ROUTE / STREET CLOSURE: ***Run/Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. on Allen Parkway (inbound and outbound) between Bagby and Taft. All pre-and post event activities will take place at Sam Houston Park

— The Loop Scoop

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