October 3rd, 2011

The Look Ahead: Greek Festivities, FPH Discount Tickets, Child Advocates, and an InstaMeet

Today’s batch of events, isn’t so much concerned with the near future. Instead, we’re focusing on things important enough, that you might think of marking ‘em down a little early. Force the procrastinator right outta ya—the Power of Christ compels you.

The Original Greek Festival

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Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral [3511 Yoakum Blvd., 77006]
When: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 6th through the 9th | Click here for details on hours and performances
How much: Until Thursday, you’re looking at roughly 22 buckeroos. That includes one day admission, a dinner plate, and your choice of Souvlaki, pastry box, or a Greek salad.
Scoop’d from: Paul

It isn’t enough that the Greek’s dominate the late night food scene with Biba’s. It’s not enough that they’ve cornered the coffee market with Byzantio and Agora. Not to mention every four years we have to pay them homage at the Olympics, and even worse, every November we have to thank them for democracy… No, we also celebrate Greek food, drink, dance and music every year in Houston. Sheesh. All kidding aside. The Greek Festival held at the Greek Orthodox church in Montrose is an event that Houstonians look forward to every year. Food, dance, wares, you can find it all while walking around slugging back a bottle of Greek wine.

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Free Press Summer Fest Blind Presale Ends

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Where: The Internet
When: Sale ends October 9th
How much: 2012 Fancey Pants $45.00, 2012 Weekend Pass $25.00, and High Roller $600.00
Scoop’d from: Paul

Free Press Summer Fest Blind Presale ends October 9th! Buy your discounted weekend pass now because we have some BIG news coming soon… Ooh, aren’t you mysterious.

LATER ON:

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Child Advocates Cook-Off for Kids

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Where: Hughes Hangar [2811 Washington Ave., 77007]
When: Saturday, October 22nd | 12:00PM to 4:00PM
How much: Tickets are $20 for YPC members, $25 for non-members, and $50 for a ticket AND membership! Ticket includes: Chili from the competing restaurants, beverage ticket, and a koozie.
Scoop’d from: Child Advocates

Join us on October 22, when Houston’s most popular restaurants will battle for bragging rights in the YPC Chili Cook-Off. Participants will get to sample creations by chefs from BRC Gastropub, Community Bar, Eatsie Boys, Haven, Lola, Quattro, Shade, Zelko Bistro and more while raising money for Child Advocates‘ fight against child abuse. A huge thank you goes to all our sponsors, participants and most especially to Hughes Hangar for hosting this great new event. Watch for information on how to buy your tickets in advance, because this is a contest you won’t want to miss!

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Worldwide InstaMeet

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Where: Market Square Park Downtown Houston [301 Milam St, 77002]
When: Wednesday, October 26th | 6:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Paul

“Hi IGers! Let’s show the IG Community what a beautiful city Houston can be! Meet up with Houston IGers at Market Square Park in Downtown Houston. We’ll take some shots at the park and around Dowtown, then hop on the light rail and head to a few stops along the route. We’ll then head into Midtown at the Big Block (Ensemble Stop) for a few more shots of Continental Club, Sig’s, and of course Tacos-a-go-go! We’ll end up in the Museum District where we’ll stop at the Museum District Stop on Fannin. There are lots of pretty lit up churches on Main near there, and of course the MFA and the Mecomm fountain.” — Monica

— The Loop Scoop

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