January 17th, 2011

The Look Ahead Rothko’s 40th, Mercy Shop, Roky Moon and Illume

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.

The Red Bull Illume at Discovery Green


Where: Discovery Green, Jones Lawn, Downtown [1500 McKinney St., 77005]
When: Monday, January 17th from 6:00PM to 10:00 PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: DiscoveryGreen.com

What was unveiled in Dublin, Ireland as the most incredible in action and adventure sports photography has graciously made its way to Houston for a little stop at Discovery Green. Tonight is the last night it’ll be here, so get to it!

Roky Moon and Bolt To Record an Entire New Album in One Day!


Where: Twitter and Facebook
When: Monday, January 17th ALL DAY!
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Facebook

Today Roky Moon and Bolt will record a brand new album in 24 hours! They’ll be posting video and updates on their Facebook throughout the day! It’s to be called “American Honey” and will be released on Zenhill Records! It’ll include eleven tracks, six of which will be brand new, while the others’ll be old favorites in new clothes.

Benefit Day: Mercy House “Love Mercy” Canvas from the Mercy Shop


Where: We Are That Family
When: Monday, January 17th. All bids close by 10 PM CST on Jan. 18, 2011.
How much: This depends on thy bidding.
Scoop’d from: @MutheringHeights via @MainlineMom

Going once. Going Twice. Not nothing’s been sold yet. But for the next day and half, you’ve got a chance to bid on this piece of artwork. “Where is my money going?” 100% of the proceeds go towards Mercy House. “What’s that?” It’s an initiative that aims to provide alternative options for pregnant girls living in the streets of Kenya. The Mercy House will aid them in nutrition, housing, prenatal care, counseling, Biblical teaching and job skills for sustainable living.

40 Days of Silent Meditation at The Rothko Chapel


Where: The Rothko Chapel [1409 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006]
When: Starting Monday, January 17th
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: The Website Events

From the press release: Local spiritual and religious leaders from the world’s faith traditions will lead a 40-minute period of silent meditation each day from Monday, January 17 through Friday, February 25.  The meditations will begin at noon with the chiming of a bell.  During the silence, participants will be invited to write comments or reflections in a comment book stationed in the Chapel.  The silent meditations will invite people to experience the power of this world renowned interfaith sanctuary and provide an opportunity for local leaders to play an active role in celebrating the Chapel’s 40th anniversary.

— The Loop Scoop

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