July 21st, 2011

The Look Ahead: Luther & The Healers, Ukrainian Treasures, Street Salsa, and Steak Night

Good afternoon to all. To the chase we cut.

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Is it just me? Or is that John Lithgow with a full head of hair?

Luther and Healers at the Big Easy

Where: The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club [5731 Kirby Dr., 77005]
When: Thursday, July 21st | 9:30PM to 1:30AM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: The Big Easy

Luther & The Healers Band Bio: “They are one of Houston’s longest running and hardest working blues bands. Established in 1991 and continuously performing upwards of 300 shows per year since, the band has been steadfastly dedicated to preserving the beautiful sounds of the blues in all of it’s colors in every imaginable venue with the singleminded goal of bringing joy to the people while remaining true to the integrity of the music. A Texas-based blues band doing their very best every night to uphold the tradition of one of Americas true artistic treasures, THE BLUES.” Is that reason enough to check them out at least once? I think so.

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Golden Treasures and Lost Civilizations – Ancient Ukraine at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science – The Museum District [5555 Hermann Park Dr., 77030]
When: Thursday, July 31st | 9:oo AM to 6:00 PM
How much: Public Pricing: Adult Tickets $18.00 Child (3 – 11) $12.00 Senior (62+) $12.00; Membership Pricing: Adult Tickets $ 12:00 Child $12.00
Scoop’d from: Houston Museum of Natural Science

Ukraine has a long rich history dating all the way back to 5000 B.C. But Richard, we do too—that’s just a week before the first shot of the ‘Merican Revolution in Boston, right? Wrong. It’s two weeks before. In any case it’s enough millennia to have at least a few different historic periods – some of which are the Trypilian, Scythian, Hellenistic, and Roman. I’m anxious to see what they’ve got.

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Strictly Street Salsa at Discovery Green

Where: Anheuser-Busch Stage - Discovery Green – Downtown [1500 McKinney, 77010]
When: Thursday, July 21st | The Dancing begins at 6:30PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Discovery Green

No partner. No experience. No cash. No Problemo. Strictly Street Salsa will only ask you to sign a waiver before taking part in the experience. Other than that, show up on time and take part in a dance that damn near begs for a hot summer evening.

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Thursday Night is Steak Night at the Red Lion

Where: The Red Lion – [2316 S Shepherd Dr., 77019]
When: Thursday, July 21st
How much: $22.00 will get you a Filet Mignon
Scoop’d from: The Red Lion

So Salsa outside, Ukraine in the museum, and Blues music aren’t your bag—how’s about just plain comfort? That’s what steak night is. Delicious beef, a dark noisy atmosphere where one could easily lose themselves from worries, and a fine selection of beers. If that isn’t God’s intended precursor to the weekend, I don’t know what is.

— The Loop Scoop

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