May 6th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Groovehouse, Texas Music Fest, Cheaper to Keep Her, The Future is Now, FSAM and Public Poetry!

Due to an exaggerated number of emails in our inbox this week, today’s The Look Ahead is a lot more robust than we/you are used to. Stick with us. Read carefully. You don’t want to miss any of the events your about to see. Below the “read more” tag you’ll find one of those beautiful, bright lights that you can’t turn away from. Is it an angel? No. It’s just a Loopster with a penchant for events.

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SKATE & ROCK a Photography Show by Groovehouse

Where: Dionysus Salon – Midtown [3201 Louisiana St., 77006]
When: Friday, May 6th | 7:00PM to 10:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Ghost Town Artworks

Eric Sauseda is Groovehouse, the man and name behind many of the concert photos that you’ve seen in the Houston Press. His talent will adorn the walls of Dionysus Salon starting on Friday. Be there for the opening party for your chance to swipe some of his concert and skate park photographic artwork, take part in a few complimentary drinks and hobnob with other people that like this sort of thing. We were at Dionysus for Marco Torres’ show in February and hoping to make an appearance this time around as well.

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57th Annual Texas Music Festival, Village Fair and BBQ Cook-Off

Where: League City [Walter Hall Park]
When: May 6th, 7th and 8th
How much: Buy them at the gate. Your guess is as good as mine.
Scoop’d from: Email

Roger Creager on Friday. Kevin Fowler on Saturday. Battle of the Bands on Sunday. Not to mention, there’s a 2-mile “Safari Run” on Sunday starting at 11AM (register in person). Honestly, there’s almost too much going on at this event to mention in this inadequate paragraph. Check out the official site for yourself. If you’re in the League City area this weekend, this might be your ticket to a good time in the suburbs.

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Cheaper to Keep Her a Play by Je’Caryous Johnson at Hobby Center

Where: Downtown – Hobby Center [800 Bagby St., 77002]
When: Friday May 6th at 8:00PM | Saturday, May 7th at 2:00PM and 8:00PM
How much: $33.50 or $37.50
Scoop’d from: Email

Description we didn’t write: “When a married couple is ready to call it quits, they always want different things. Raymond Mays (Brian McKnight) wants a divorce and Morgan Mays (Vivica A. Fox) wants alimony. When the fed-up judge bangs her gavel, she decides Morgan doesn’t deserve half, she deserves it all. Morgan gets everything: the house, Raymond’s retirement, and some would say even his self-esteem, leaving him with nothing but the thought; it would have been cheaper to keep her. Raymond has two options to prevent him from paying alimony: kill Morgan or get her married off to someone else. As ex-husband and ex-love face off with each other, broken hearts will get revenge and hearts and marital matrimony will collide only to discover if its easier to love her as his wife.”

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THE FUTURE IS NOW: Art Show and Fundraiser for Skydive Art Space

Where: Upper Kirby Area [2041 Norfolk, 77098]
When: Saturday, May 7th | 6:00PM to 9:00PM
How much: $20 General Admission
Scoop’d from: Email

Anything that gets sent to us that claims “will rock Houston,” is going to get mentioned on The Loop Scoop. We received an email from Sasha Dela, co-founder and co-director of Skydive Art Space, and couldn’t pass it up. Saturday night will be a pairing of performance art, silent auction and newly edited as film. I for one welcome the chance to be served drinks and hors d’oeuvres by robots before they become our overlords. Seriously. Robots will be the servers. Johnny 5 is my personal server for the night, so don’t step on his toes treads while he scuttles back and forth to the bar for me. Share the vision of the future with Skydive Art Space on Saturday.

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First Saturday Arts Market: Mother’s Day Eve!

Where: Heights [548 West 19th Street, 77008]
When: Saturday, May 7th | 11:00PM to 6:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Email

Fortunately my mom doesn’t read this site. Wait a second… that might not be a good thing. Where’s my unconditional love, Ma? Anyway, today I’m glad she’s not reading because my plan is to head up to the First Saturday Arts Market to check out some gift possibilities. I’m not sure that she really appreciates my continuing presents of framed street art photography. Such is life. As always, there will be a smattering of live music to accompany your art hunt. Erin Rodgers will take the mic first and Kenneth Scott will follow her up. Just an added incentive to drop by on Saturday.

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Public Poetry: Words Dance Across the Page by Guest Reader, Dominic Walsh

Where: Downtown – Central Library [500 McKinney Street, 77002]
When: Saturday, May 7th | 2:00PM to 3:30PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Email

We told you about the first ever Public Poetry event. Well, just because you didn’t check it out doesn’t mean that it went away. In fact, the initiative is going quite strong. On Saturday, Houston choreographer and dancer, Dominic Walsh will take the mic to read some poetry at the Houston Central Library.

— The Loop Scoop

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