April 22nd, 2011

The Look Ahead: King Lear by CTC and PSF, Lawndale Art Center Premiers and More

Is anybody out there? This is the first time that I actually hope you’re not. I hope you’re out there enjoying this beautiful Friday taking full advantage of a day off. In the case that you’re not, let’s take a look at what you’ll be itching to do once you get away from your office desk.

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King Lear: A Production by Classical Theatre Company
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Where: Montrose | Main Street Theater [4617 Montrose Blvd., 77006]
When: Friday, April 22nd | 7:30AM
How Much: $18 General Admission
Scoop’d From: Kerri

If you haven’t taken an opportunity to read the review of As You Like written by Kerri, I would do that right now. It bodes very well for this opening night of King Lear being produced in collaboration by Classical Theatre Company and the Prague Shakespeare Festival. King Lear is a favorite among Shakespeare fans and I wouldn’t miss the adaptation that CTC and PSF will pull out of their collective hat.

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Lawndale Art Center Premiers New Exhibits
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Where: Museum District [4912 Main St., 77002]
When: Friday, April 22nd from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
How Much: Free
Scoop’d From: Email

MEASURED | Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Daniel McFarlane and Anthony Thompson Shumate
Walpurgis Afternoon | Marc Bell & Jim Woodring
Into the Sunset | Leigh Merrill
In Order to be Safe… | Carmen Flores

Those are the exhibits you have to look forward to and the artists that made them possible. Click on this link right here to get a summary of what to expect from each showing.

STUFF HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND!

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No Label Brewing: Tastings on Saturday
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Where: Katy, TX [5373 First St., Katy, TX 77493]
When: Saturday, April 23rd | 1:00PM to 3:00PM
How Much: Free?
Scoop’d From: @NoLabelBrewCo

We haven’t mentioned No Label Brewing Company in quite a while. That’s a shame. Good thing for all of us, they have a tasting coming up this Saturday, April 23rd. They’re all dog and kid friendly, but they won’t serve their alcohol to either parties… they’re responsible like that.

Keep a look out for the Beer Dinner they will be hosting at the Public House on May 3rd as well as their presentation at the Texas Beer Festival on May 7th. We’ll be sure to mention them closer to the events as well. We’re responsible like that.

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Will Taylor and Strings Attached, Something Fierce and Young Girls: In-Store Performances at Cactus Music
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Where:  Montrose / River Oaks [2110 Portsmouth St., 77098]
When: Saturday, April 23rd | 1:00PM, 3:00PM and 5:00PM
How Much: Free, Free and Free
Scoop’d From: Cactus Music

If you missed out on Record Store Day last week, now’s the time to make up for it. Three great in-store performances are happening at Cactus Music on Saturday. Seriously, you may as well just hang out in the area for the entire day. Take in a couple drinks at Stag’s Head Pub or McElroy’s while you’re waiting on the tunes to continue.

Will Taylor and Strings Attached (1:00PM) – We’re of the opinion that there can never be too much orchestral accompaniment to music. With Will Taylor and Strings Attached, there’s plenty to go around. The only question is, will there be enough stage to go around for the band when they get to Cactus.

Something Fierce (3:00PM) – The band is coming fresh off releasing their third full-length album Don’t Be So Cruel this month. You can listen to a few of the songs on bandcamp. Something Fierce factors nicely into the punk-post-punk Houston scene.

Young Girls (5:00PM) – I love this quote from their myspace bio: “Houston’s Young Girls make tuneful, polaroid-quality garage pop that feels impassioned and sincere without losing a certain tongue-in-cheek self-awareness.”

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The Green Run: 5K, 10K and KidsK
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Where: City Centre [800 Town and Country Blvd., 77024]
When: Saturday, April 23rd | 8:30AM
How Much: $40 for the 10K | $35 for the 5K
Scoop’d From: @TheGreenRun

Richard is our only resident runner of the group. Remember, he did the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run 10K a couple of months ago and brought you a photo essay. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day than dusting off the kicks and taking a jog. No word yet if minutes get added to your finishing time if you arrive by car. Kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?

This race counts as a qualifier for next year’s Chevron Houston Marathon. Get on it.

— The Loop Scoop

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