May 5th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Robin Hood, MFAH Mother’s Day, 2011 TEDxHouston and Extremely Shorts

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone. We’ll be following up this morning’s The Look Ahead with a look at some Cinco-specific events. For now, put down the margarita and take a look at what else you might be able to celebrate.

Seriously, put down the margarita. It’s not even lunchtime yet.


Robin Hood a Production by InterActive Theater Company

Where: Heights [240 West 18th Street, 77008]
When: Saturday, May 7th | 11:00AM
How Much: $8 Adult/Child
Scoop’d From: Richard

I’m pretty sure that a rooster won’t be the narrator for this production by InterActive Theater Company. That’s how I remember my childhood, anyway. And my adolescence was indelibly influenced by both Men in Tights and Prince of Thieves. What I’m telling you, Loopsters, is to give yourselves and your children the chance that I never had.

Start off on the right foot with Saturday’s production of Robin Hood by InterActive Theater Company. Show your kids there’s a way that’s not Disney’s, Costner’s or Brooks’ (and let’s not even talk about Ridley Scott’s).


Mother’s Day at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Where: Museum District [1001 Bissonett St., 77005]
When: Sunday, May 8th | 12:15PM to 7:00PM
How Much: $7 General (plus any special exhibitions)
Scoop’d From: @HoustonMuseum

From the invitation: “Enjoy Mother’s Day and quality time with mom at the MFAH. The whole museum campus celebrates this special occasion with membership specials, a register-to-win contest, and a small gift for each mom who visits. Plus, Mother’s Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to bring your mom to see Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Mom will love seeing works of art by Van Gogh, Monet, and Degas before they return to Washington, DC, forever. Make sure to reserve your tickets at so you’ll be assured of a prime timeslot.”


2011 TEDxHouston Registration (Do It Now)

Where: University of Houston [Wortham Theatre]
When: Saturday, June 11th | All Day
How Much: No More than $100
Scoop’d From: @TEDxHouston

I had the pleasure of attending the 2010 TEDxHouston, an adjunct of TED, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the 2011 iteration of the event being curated, once again, by Culture Pilot (read our interview with Tim DeSilva). The list of speakers hasn’t been released yet, but keep tuned.

Filling out the application doesn’t mean that you’re locked into the event, so we encourage all of you to take a couple of minutes to answer their questions. TEDxHouston is open to any and all, but they have a limited number of seats at the Wortham Theatre at University of Houston, so make sure you get yourself a spot.


Extremely Shorts 14 Film Festival Registration (Do It Now Also)

Where: West U – Molly Gochman’s Studio [2442 Bartlett Street, 77098]
When: Friday, June 17th | 8:00PM; Saturday, June 18th | 3:00PM (picnic to follow)
How Much: $10 Non-members, Free for members (Event); $15 Non-members, $10 Members (Picnic)
Scoop’d From: @AuroraPicture

Twenty to 25 films will be chosen to showcase on June 17th and June 18th, but you have to submit them in order to get in the rotation. There are prizes for first, second and third ($250, $150 and $75 respectively). The last chance to submit your extremely short movie is May 10th (PDF) so get on it. We want some Loopsters to get themselves represented.

— The Loop Scoop


Rachel Blackney — Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:09 pm

Extremely Shorts Film Festival will be located at the studio of Molly Gochman near Goode Company BBQ. Please check the Aurora Picture Show website at for the address. It is not at Wortham Theater.

Paul — Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:51 pm

Thanks for keeping us honest, Rachel. We just made the change.

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