February 8th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Lincoln Hunts Vampires, Phil Plays Poker, Rice Plays Orchestral Arrangements

We’re dissolving two of our favorite columns, Your Regular Scoop of Houston and Procrastinator’s Plan, and giving them a new look this year. Gone is the single serving of events in Houston. Here is a five-times-a-week battery of things to do. We will publish a few events every morning. If we’ve missed something let us know with an email to contact@theloopscoop.com or tweet at us @TheLoopScoop.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire HunterSmith Book Club


Where: Majestic Third Ward [3624 Scott St., Texas 77004]
When: Thursday, February 10th at 5PM
How much: Free.
Scoop’d from: Houston Library Book Clubs

From the man that brought you Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes a true tale of American heroics. You thought the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address were the tantamount achievements of Lincoln? Wrong. Vampire killing was his forte. The movie based on the book will be released in 2012 (with Joaquin Phoenix as the head vampire?), but get in on the book reading action with your Houston Library today.

Phil’s Poker Invitational at Mezzanine Lounge


Where: Montrose [2220 Southwest Freewya, 77098]
When: Friday, February 11th starting at 7:45PM
How much: Free. Because the law says so.
Scoop’d from: Facebook

From Facebook – “Arrive by 7:45 for the $500 Early Chip. Respond to this event as “Attending” and get an extra $500 Facebook Bonus Chip. $3 Mexican Beers & Margaritas. As always, we’ll have somebody in here handing out shots and swag! 1st Place wins CA$H MONEY!”

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Shepherd School Orchestras – A Variety of Darker Works


Where: Rice University – Stude Hall [6100 Main St., 77005]
When: Friday, February 11th starting at 8PM and Saturday, February 11th starting at 8PM
How much: We’re not really sure, actually.
Scoop’d from: Rice Calendar

Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra are exploring some darker arrangements to match the low clouds and cold sun of the winter season. It’s a two day musical event with the Symphony Orchestra playing on Friday night and the Chamber Orchestra taking the reigns on Saturday.

— The Loop Scoop

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