August 24th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Houston Comedy, Lost 80s, Lean Startup, Fantasy Draft and 512 Jobs

“Good afternoon. My name is Wednesday and I’m here to bust your balls. It’s a good thing for you that The Loop Scoop has your back and the ability to pull you from these doledrums. I don’t know what you would do without them. Honestly, you should give them a great, big hug and your undying loyalty to their brand. It’s the least you can do.”

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Best of Houston at Houston Improv

Where: Houston Improv – MarqE Center [7620 Katy Fwy., 77024]
When: Wednesday, August 24th | Doors at 8:00PM
How much: $10 or Call 713-333-8800 and use passcode “tweet”
Scoop’d from: @HoustonImprov

Tonight’s line-up includes: Mickey Housley, Mark Hurtado, Myka Fox, Alan Adams, Chase Durousseau, Sheng Wang, Bob Biggerstaff, plus a surprise Def Comedy Jam All-Star!

“Houston has long been a breeding ground for the best in stand up; comics like Bill Hicks, Sam Kinneson, and Brett Butler all got their start in Houston! The Best of Houston is a showcase of some of the greatest talent Texas now has to offer.”

Lost 80s Live at Stereo Live

Where: STEREO Live – Southwest Side [6400 Richmond Ave., 77057]
When: Thursday, August 25th | Doors at 8:00PM; Show at 9:00PM
How much: $16 in Advance to $125 VIP Bottle Service for 8
Scoop’d from: STEREO Live

“Presenting Lost 80s Live featuring A Flock of Seagulls, When In Rome (UK), Animotion and Christopher Anton of Information Society. Come check out some of your favorite 80s hitmakers as they all take the stage on August 25 at Stereo Live.”

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Kick-Off Meeting for Houston Lean Start-Up

Where: Midtown [3100 Main St., 77002 - 10th Floor]
When: Thursday, August 25th | 6:30PM Sharp
How much: Free?
Scoop’d from: @LeanStartupHou

“The new entrepreneurship era is all about customers and their problems. The number one reason that startups fail is lack of customers, not product development failure . The Lean Startup is an approach that attempts to acknowledge this and create startup success.

The Lean Startup is a collection of techniques built around maximizing validated customer learning through fast Build/Measure/Learn iteration loops.”


ESPN The Blitz Fantasy Football Draft at Blue Moose Lodge

Where: Washington Corridor [5306 Washington Ave., 77007]
When: Saturday, August 27th | From 4:00PM to 7:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @BlueMooseLodge

“The Blitz Fantasy Draft Party hosted by ESPN’s Brett Bower and AJ Hoffman. Drink specials include $2 Moose Brew & drafts. $3 wells and shot specials. Plenty of Blue Moose Buffalo wings (that’s one crazy animal when you think about it).

Wear your team’s jersey and get 25% off food. This is the place to be fantasy football fans.

Draft starts at 4, so get here early for a good seat.”

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(512) Brewing Company Looking for Draft Technician

Where: Houston
When: Right Now
How much: Money in YOUR Pocket
Scoop’d from: @512Brewing

“Overview: Draft Technicians work to be the friendly face of the brewery in the field. The Draft Technician has the opportunity to grow inside the company and, once fully trained, is trusted to operate solo. The Draft Technician should work closely with other (512) personnel to ensure the best service is given to our customers. Draft Technicians are expected to develop a comprehensive knowledge of beer draft systems, quality control and all (512) products.”

— The Loop Scoop

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