June 2nd, 2011

The Look Ahead: Houston Coffee and Cars, Green Dress Run and a Truth and Salvage Co. Double Engagement

It’s almost here. The weekend. While Paul’s will be dominated by Summer Fest, the rest of us have bigger fish to fry. Mmmmm, a fish fry sounds awesome. You won’t find any of those here, but you will find some excellent excuses to check out some cars, drink beer while you run and listen to some throwback southern rock.

Houston Coffee and Cars at Vintage Park


Where: Northwest Houston [110 Vintage Park Blvd., 77070]
When: Saturday, June 4th | 8:00AM to 11:00AM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @Groovehouse

The first Saturday of every month, Vintage Park hosts car and coffee aficionados alike. If your in the mood to bring out your rare or unique machine, you can join the 400+ other mobiles that will be parking to show off. If you don’t own such a machine, you’re welcome to stop by and ogle the chrome and leather.

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BON Running Club’s Green Dress Run


Where: Rice Village [5555 Morningside Dr., 77005]
When: Saturday, June 18th | 12:00PM pre-party, 2:00PM Race, 2:30 PM after-party
How much: $35 in advance; $40 day of race
Scoop’d from: @BONrunningclub

It’s never too early to sign up for a fun run. In fact, you already missed (and we did to) the early registration. Get your tickets now to participate in Brian O’Neil’s annual event that benefits Girls on the Run of Greater Houston. Wearing a green dress is mandatory, but you won’t care much about that after you hit the three pubs along the fun “run” route.

Truth and Salvage Co. Free In-Store at Cactus Music


Where: Montrose / River Oaks [2110 Portsmouth St., 77098]
When: Friday, June 3rd | 5:30PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @Cactus_Music

The band that opened for The Avett Brothers is back in town this week. Their southern rock will first wander through the aisles of albums when they play at Cactus Music (for FREE). These shows are always worth dropping in on. There are plenty of intimate stages in Houston, but nothing beats the up-close-and-personal feel of the this record store.

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Truth and Salvage Co. with Mike Stinson at Fitzgerald’s


Where: Houston Heights [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Friday, June 3rd | 5:30PM
How much: $10 in Advance | $12 Day of Show
Scoop’d from: Alexander

Mike Stinson’s album The Jukebox in Your Heart made it onto our favorite album list of 2010, but we’ve seen them quite a few times over the last couple years. Friday is going to be all about Truth and Salvage Co. rolling through town for the second time in three weeks. Alexander pegged them as “Allman Brothers-esque,” but more importantly Alexander offered you a pair of free tickets to this Fitzgerald’s show. Head back over to his review of The Avetter Brothers performance and answer the simple “who is your favorite band of brothers (or sisters)” question in the comments and get on the list tomorrow night.

— The Loop Scoop

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