April 6th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Menu of Menus, Iron Sommelier and Stick ‘Em Up Eve

Another day, another dollar. That’s why we live for 5:01PM. Can’t wait to get out of the office? Neither can we. That whistle will blow soon enough, and then what? Where will you go from there? That’s why we have The Look Ahead. There’s always something to anticipate.

If we need to know about an upcoming event leave a comment, tweet at us (@TheLoopScoop) or email us at contact@theloopscoop.com.


Menu of Menus presented by Houston Press

Where: Spring Street Studios [1824 Spring St., 77007]
When: Tuesday, April 12th at 7PM
How Much: $40 in advance; $50 at the door; $80 VIP early admission
Scoop’d From: Houston Press

Just take a look at this list of restaurants participating in Houston Press’ Menu of Menus. Why wouldn’t you want to be in the one place they’ll all be at the same time? $40 seems hardly a high price to pay for such access… especially since all the proceeds will go to The Center for Hearing and Speech. Ticket holders must be 21 or older. The wine, beer and spirits will be flowing as your favorite restaurants sling their grub. Mmmmmm.


Iron Sommelier an Event Benefiting The Periwinkle Foundation

Where: Houston Country Club [1 Potomac Dr., 77057]
When: Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30PM to 9:00PM
How Much: $150
Scoop’d From: Aaron

If you haven’t yet heard of the good work that The Periwinkle Foundation does you’re not in a minority. We just found out about them when our ex-writer, Aaron, took up in their ranks.

The brief overview of the foundation goes like this: “The Periwinkle Foundation develops and provides programs that positively change the lives of children, young adults, and families who are challenged by cancer and other life threatening illnesses and are cared for at Texas Children’s Hospital.”

On Tuesday, April 12th, there will be a sommelier competition and wine tasting to benefit the programs of The Periwinkle Foundation. Art will also be auctioned off by Kelly Gale Amen, Jonatan Lopez and John Palmer. This is an event you won’t want to miss, ESPECIALLY, since if you do miss it this year, you have to wait until 2013 for the next rendition of Iron Sommelier.


Stick ‘Em UpThe Houston Screening

Where: River Oaks – Landmark Theater [2009 West Gray, Houston 77019]
When: Thursday, April 7th at 7:30PM and again at 9:30PM
How Much: A Wait in Line
Scoop’d From: Street Art of the Week

Both Houston screenings for Stick ‘Em Up have sold out. You may not have missed your chance to see the Houston street art documentary directed by Alex Luster and produced by Tony Reyes. With no-shows possible, if you come to the theater you may be granted access instead.

I had the privilege to view some of the documentary a couple months ago in Alex’s studio and will tell you this: Stick ‘Em Up will prove to be an enlightening film for the most ardent street art fans and the most ignorant daily drivers that whiz by these works of art every day.

This won’t be the last time you get to see the film, so keep your eyes peeled for more dates and the inevitable film festival premiere. The film profiles a few Houston street artists, specifically those focusing on wheat paste as a medium, including Dual, Eyesore and Cutthroat. But Stick ‘Em Up really gets rolling when it delves into the work and mind behind Give Up, Houston’s best known urban artist.

— The Loop Scoop


Lauren — Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:32 pm

The Periwinkle Foundation does great work. My friend works with them a lot, as she’s a long term leukemia survivor. If people can go out, it really is a great event for a great cause!

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