May 13th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Graduation Parties, Silent Films, Haute Wheels and Even More Stuff!

The weekend is finally here and it looks like it will be a beautiful one. We’re going over some of the stuff we’ve posted earlier in the week, but have a few new nuggets for you to take a look at as well.

Try your best to say “no” to any and all of these events going on this weekend.

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Graduation Parties: Spring 2011

Where: Everywhere Houston
When: This whole weekend
How much: Give or take $80,000 in Tuition
Scoop’d from: Your favorite capped and gowned friend/family-member

Let us take this opportunity to congratulate all you newly graduated people out there. Welcome to the real world. We’re sure that you won’t have any trouble at all finding a place of employment. You can work for The Loop Scoop if you want, it might look good on your resume (*fingers crossed), but your wallet won’t see any benefit.

Seriously, though… Congratulations. Your years of hard work have paid off and now you have a fancy piece of parchment to hang on your wall. You’ve done Houston proud. This weekend, live it up. Don’t let the impending transition into the adulthood get you down. Party like you’re still in college. You get a pass this weekend and you need to take advantage of it.

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Battleship Potemkin: KUHF Silent Film Concert Series at Discovery Green

Where: Downtown – Discovery Green [1500 McKinney, 77002]
When: Friday, May 13th | 8:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Richard

KUHF has continued the series that started last year. Tonight see the movie Battleship Potemkin with a new score by The Golden Arm Trio out of Austin, TX. The movie is “based on the mutiny of Russian sailors against their tyrannical superiors aboard the battleship Potemkin during the Revolution of 1905. Their victory was short-lived, however, as during their attempts to get the population of Odessa (now in Ukraine) to launch a massive revolution, Cossacks arrived and laid waste to the insurgents, thus fanning the winds of war.”

Rudyard’s “Lucky 13″ Show feat. August 83, Staci’s Edge and Luxurata

Where: Montrose [2010 Waugh Dr., 77006]
When: Friday, May 13th | Show at 9:00 PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @August83Band

Friday the 13th. Never has such an aura followed a date (that happens much too regularly for it to be mysterious, right?). Well, if you need to find a way to avoid the vamps, weres, zombs, mums and whatever other scary species I can reduce into one-syllable ridiculousness, then the show at Rudyard’s featuring three Houston bands (August 83, Staci’s Edge and Luxurata) is your ticket.

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Haute Wheels Houston: A Food Truck Festival
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Where: HCC – West Loop Center  [5601 West Loop South Freeway, 77081]
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th
How Much: $16 – includes drink ticket(s)
Scoop’d From: AllisonHiromi via HoustonFoodie via WineFoodBeer

Saying that there has been a food truck Rennaisance lately in Houston would be a bit of an understatement. Every time we turn a corner, there’s another kitchen on wheels parked and slinging grub. Well, the inevitable has happened: Someone actually saw the opportunity to organize the vehicular vendors. Not only that, several of our favorite Houston bands have signed on to play some live tunes at the festival.

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Buster’s Friends Open House at New Location

Where: Upper Kirby – West Ave. [2800 Kirby, 77098]
When: Saturday, May 14th | 12:00PM to 2:00PM
How Much: Free
Scoop’d From: Email

One of Houston’s favorite pet adoption organizations has been uprooted and found a new home in the brand new West Ave. complex. On the second floor, across from Eddie V’s, you’ll find Buster’s Friends and the open house that celebrates their new roots. There will be some apps, bubbly, and, most importantly, your new best friend ready to adopt and bring home. Bring those pens, people. Adoption paperwork doesn’t sign itself.

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Pizza Weekend at 13 Celsius

Where: Midtown [3000 Caroline St., 77004]
When: Friday and Saturday, May 20th and 21th | 4:00PM to 11:00PM
How much: Free (+ cost of pizza and vino)
Scoop’d from: Email

We’re with 13 Celsius on this one, pizza and wine are the perfect combination. Friday and Saturday, the Midtown wine bar will be setting up a traditional (albeit “traveling”) wood-burning stove. It will be fired up and ready to cook you the perfect personalized pizza to complement your vino of choice. 13 Celsius will also be uncorking a variety of Italian wines to celebrate the event. If yours was my stomach, I know what I would be filling it with next weekend.

— The Loop Scoop

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