January 26th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Owls vs. Coogs, Don Carlo, Artopia and The Happen-Ins

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.

University of Houston vs. Rice University (B-Ball Style)

Where: Tudor Fieldhouse at Rice University
When: Wednesday, January 26th at 8:00PM
How much: Tickets start at $15
Scoop’d from: Ticketmaster

You want a promotional photo? I’ll give you a promotional photo. Nothing says “excitement” like a ball in mid-dribble in front of an exhausted athlete. Go see the Coogs fight it out with the Owls and I’m sure you’ll see dribbling just like that and even more lethargic! That’s a guarantee from The Loop Scoop.

Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi (Produced by Opera in the Heights)

Where: Houston Heights [1703 Heights Blvd., 77008]
When: January 27th, 28th and 29th; February 3rd, 4th and 5th at 7:30PM
How much: $20 to $49 (and only $10 if you’re a student)
Scoop’d from: Opera in the Heights Email Blast

It’s not just PBR and dive bars around here. Sometimes we like to jump into the pool of culture that Houston has to offer. We won’t make it this weekend, but next weekend seems like a sure bet to catch the production of Don Carlo at Opera in the Heights.


The Happen-Ins at Continental Club (with The Preservation)

Where: Washington Ave Corridor [2101 Winter St., 77007]
When: Friday, January 28th 10:00PM
How much: $10 (21 and up, only)
Scoop’d from: Our love of The Happen-Ins

This will be our third time seeing The Happen-Ins in Houston. We have to say, we’re pretty excited about seeing The Preservation open as well. The two Austin bands will be playing at Continental Club on Saturday night. If there’s any question as to why you should (or shouldn’t) see them, check out our review of The Happen-Ins debut album and our last trip to their show at Rudyard’s.


Artopia (a Houston Press Presentation)

Where: Washington Ave Corridor [2101 Winter St., 77007]
When: Saturday, January 29th 8:00PM to 11:00PM
How much: $40 General Admission; $75 VIP Admission
Scoop’d from: @HPArtopia

Who doesn’t like art? At least 26 artists will be displaying their works at this year’s Houston Press Artopia. Guess who is on the list? One of our favorite street artists, Ack!. Well, well, well… The VIP tickets are already sold out, but make sure to buy your general admission now

— The Loop Scoop


Pipez — Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:16 pm

Not to be a stickler, but typically you list the home team 2nd. So it should be Coogs vs. Owls and University of Houston vs. Rice University

Paul — Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:33 pm

Not to be a stickler, but the promotional copy listed Rice first and them are more smarter than me.

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