February 10th, 2011
The Look Ahead: Lady Spartans, Punk Bands, Bernie’s Burgers, Poetry Readings and Urban Markets
Okay, Loopsters, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today. Temperatures will be back in the 60s when the weekend rolls around, but until then break out the mittens. As for stuff to do, as long as it’s warm, we’re all for it. Let’s see what we have on tap. If we missed anything let us know in the comments, tweet at us (@TheLoopScoop) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lady Spartan Soccer! Stratford High School vs. Kingwood Park (Benefitting the Chris Matthews Memorial Fund)
Where: Stratford Athletic Complex [North 8th St. / North Main St.]
When: Friday, February 11th JV Game at 5:00 PM, Varsity Game at 7:00 PM
How much: $2, $3 and as much as you’re willing to give
Scoop’d from: The Stratford High School Booster Club
Nothing brings people together in troubled times quite like sports. In this case—the Lady Spartan Soccer Home District Opener in Stratford serves to not only gather donations in the wake of the tragic death of Chris Matthews, but also bring those in pain together in support of the team he lead.
Bernie’s Burger Bus at Lizzard’s Pub
Where: River Oaks [2715 Sackett St., 77098]
When: Thursday, February 10th from 5PM to 9PM
How much: At most, $9.
Scoop’d from: @BerniesBurgers
“It’s too cold to stand outside waiting on fast food.” That’s a quote from my chef friend last week. Well, he’s wrong. It’s not too cold. It’s not fast food. Those guys that wear the white jackets with the spoon stuck in the sleeve can be real pricks sometimes. (Hint: Whisper “snow day” for a dollar off your burger.)
This Year’s Tiger | Born Again Virgins | The American Heist | At Sea at Rudyard’s
Where: Montrose [2010 Waugh, 77006]
When: Friday, February 11th doors at 9PM
How much: $5
Scoop’d from: Rudz’ Calendar
Four Houston bands specializing in punk and hardcore take over the stage at Rudyard’s (British Pub) on Friday night. Do you have what it takes to attend? It’s sure to be a senses-shattering experience.
The Urban Market Houston Antique Show
Where: Midtown [3101 Smith Street @ Elgin, 77006]
When: February 12th from 4PM to 6PM and February 13th from 9AM to 4PM
How much: $25 on Saturday; $5 on Sunday
Scoop’d from: @theUrbanMarket
Antiquing is a lost art form. Or is it and art form of finding the lost? Either way, get your Victorian-era furniture on at The Urban Market’s antique show this weekend. Saturday’s 25 smackers gets you early access to the wares PLUS re-entry on Sunday. Be the first to find that Bolshevik music box you’ve been looking for!
Major Jackson and Alicia Ostriker Reading Followed by Interview
Where: Downtown, Alley Theater [615 Texas, 77002]
When: Monday, February 14th at 7:30PM (Doors at 6:45)
How much: $5, yep, only five bucks.
Scoop’d from: Sarah
Valentine’s day is one to start getting creative in your plans. The inprint Margaret Root Brown Reading Series is just such a thing that will take you date by surprise. On Monday, hear Major Jackson read from his book of poems, Holding Company, and Alicia Ostriker select some of her own for oration. It all starts at the Alley Theater at 7:30PM. Get there early.