January 31st, 2011

The Look Ahead: Going Red for Women, Rodney Crowell, and Das Leben der Anderen

We’re dissolving two of our favorite columns, Your Regular Scoop of Houston and Procrastinator’s Plan, and giving them a new look this year. Gone is the single serving of events in Houston. Here is a five-times-a-week battery of things to do. We will publish a few events every morning. If we’ve missed something let us know with an email to contact@theloopscoop.com or tweet at us @TheLoopScoop.

Go Red for Women at Discovery Green


Where: Downtown [2020 Postoffice St., 77550]
When: February 1st through February 28th
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @DiscoveryGreen

Forty-eight red dresses will be on display representing the 48 women that die each hour due to heart disease and stroke.

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Rodney Crowell Book Signing and Performance at Cactus Music


Where: Cactus Music [2110 Portsmouth St.]
When: Monday, January 31 from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: The Cactus Music Website

I haven’t read the book. Kris Kristofferson has though. Let him fill you in on why you need to head to Cactus Music and grab a copy. “CHINABERRY SIDEWALKS is a wonderful memoir. Full of humor, honesty and true humility, and so well written I had to immediately re-read it to see if it was as good as I thought it was. It is. It is stunningly good. Maybe the best I ever read.”

Justin Cronin’s Favorite Film: The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen)


Where: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston [1001 Bissonnet]
When: Monday, January 31 at 7:00PM (The film is 137 minutes long)
How much: $6 to $7
Scoop’d from: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston Website

“Introduced by Justin Cronin: A ‘Stasi’ agent becomes enmeshed in the lives of a playwright and actress he is assigned to investigate in 1980s East Berlin. The Lives of Others won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.” There’s more from the press release, but I’ve got a hunch the preview might do a better job of drawing your interest.

— The Loop Scoop

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