August 29th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Pilates, Confetti, Racism, and Star Wars™

You have whatever kind of Monday you want to have. After that, check out some of these goodies. Dare ya.


M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Hosts Pilates With Sarah Mifsud

Where: The Medical Center – Integrative Medicine Center, Mays Clinic [1220 Holcombe Blvd., 77030]
When: Monday, August 29th | 1:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: M.D. Anderson

Come learn and practice a series of exercises in deep muscle strengthening that improve skeletal alignment and overall flexibility. Comfortable, flexible clothing is required. This class is mat based (floor activity is involved.)


Cactus Music In-Store Performance by Robert Earl Keen

Where: Upper Kirby – Cactus Music [2110 Portsmouth St., 77098]
When: Wednsday, Aug 31st | 5:30PM to 6:30PM
How much: Buy the new CD Ready for Confetti on Tuesday, get in free to the show on Wednesday.
Scoop’d from: Paul

You’re familiar with how we feel about Mr. Robert Earl Keen. The man’s able to portray some of the most vivid tales. Makes you feel as if they’re your own. No, none of us have an Aunt Kay that talks all about AA or a landlord willing to take the rent late in return for digging his skinny cows out of the mud out at his ol’ ranch, but there’s something in his everyman approach that speaks to us, just the same. There’s always the free Saint Arnold Brewery that’ll most likely make an appearance as well.


The Impact of Racist Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Laws

Where: The Houston Holocaust Museum – Morgan Family Center [5401 Caroline St., 77004]
When: Aug. 5th 2011 through July 22, 2012 | Monday to Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5:00PM, and the first Thursday of each month, 5:00PM to 8:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: The Houston Holocaust Museum

Contrary to common belief, Nazi Germany’s legal assault on the Jews between 1933 and 1945 was not unique in its racial character nor its segregationist aims. There are remarkable similarities between America’s own Jim Crow laws and those in Nazi Germany. As with many Nazi attacks against the Jews, the Nazis took ideas and practices that were common in their own and other cultures and radicalized them to suit their needs. This exhibit will examine the Jim Crow laws—with examples from Houston’s segregationist past—and the Nuremberg laws.

“Star Wars™: Where Science Meets Imagination” at the Health Museum of Houston

Where: Houston Health Museum [1515 Hermann Dr., 77004]
When: Until Sunday, September 18th | 9:00AM to 5:00PM, or Thursday through Saturday, 9:00 AM – 7:00PM and Sunday, 12:00PM – 5:00PM
How much: Museum Members – $10.00, Museum Non-member – Adult – $20.00 (includes general admission), Museum Non-member – Child/Senior – $18.00 (includes general admission), Millennium Falcon Experience is a separate $5.00 ticket that may be purchased at the museum.
Scoop’d from: Richard

The only thing better than Star Wars is entertaining the possibility that some aspects of that universe might one day exist in our reality. For instance, I’m holding out for Mandelorian armor for my weekend boar hunting trips. Look for props, costumes and other exhibits all in the air conditioned rooms of the Houston Health Museum. Hell, go to the Dark Side and ditch work for this one, it’ll be worth missing those weekend crowds.

— The Loop Scoop


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