March 2nd, 2011

The Look Ahead: Mat Johnson, Peace Corps Celebration and Theatre Suburbia

We would like to take this moment to announce that our anonymous writer of Dater Unknown as of yesterday realized that her pen name, “Master Dater”, sounds eerily similar to a term the Vatican frowns upon. Honestly, we thought she was in on the joke from the beginning. That only makes it that more hilarious to the rest of the staff.

Anyway, we’ll be changing her pen name today. Also, that means that we have an awesome pen name for anyone out there that would like to write a “dating column” for The Loop Scoop. As decided last night, it’s only fitting that a man takes the reigns of Master Dater.

On with the events and such happening this week. If we need to know about an upcoming event leave a comment, tweet at us (@TheLoopScoop) or email us at


Mat Johnson Book Signing at Brazos Bookstore

Where: West University [2421 Bissonnet St., 77005]
When: Wednesday, March 2th at 7:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Facebook

I had the privilege of hearing Mat Johnson speak at the 2010 TEDxHouston (the next iteration happens on June 11, 2011!). Tonight’s appearance by Johnson at the Brazos Bookstore will be markedly different. He will be reading from his new novel, PYM, and signing copies as well.


Peace Corps Houston Celebrates 50 Years at United Way

Where: United Way of Greater Houston [50 Waugh Dr., 77007]
When: Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Somewhere on Twitter

Joining the Peace Corps is the dream of many, but is only realized by a few. Well, those “few” add up over 50 years of service to 139 countries around the globe. On Thursday night (3/4/11), the Peace Corps will be celebrating the volunteers that were able to help and improve the lives of others everywhere.


Four by Four Plus – Shards of Love (Theatre Suburbia)

Where: Langwood [4106 Way Out West Dr, 77092]
When: Fridays and Saturdays through March 26th starting at 8:30PM
How much: $14 Adult; $13 Student/Senior
Scoop’d from: We’re cool like that…

A collection of eight short comedies of eight imperfect couples, this production by Theatre Suburbia is directed by Darrell Krause, Lee Raymond, Judith Mallernee, Haig Caesar, Rebecca Pipas Seabrook and Elvin Moriarty. From the theatre’s description: “From a couple in their twenties to a couple in their nineties, these short comedies explore love, marriage and commitment in farcical, funky, wistful, sweet, and murderous variations.”

— The Loop Scoop


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