October 4th, 2011

The Look Ahead: SKNDLS, Heroes, Blues, Cycles and Musics

There’s no time to waste. You must click the “Read More” link just below these stupid words. You must find a thing or two to do. Use that mouse-clicking finger for the best of causes. We know you can do it.

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SKNDLS Brand Relaunch at Check Other Outfitters

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Where: Midtown [2507 Bagby St., 77006]
When: Wednesday, October 5th | 7:00PM to 10:00PM
When (Again): Afterparty to follow at The Lot on Washington
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @SKNDLS

“A Houston-based brand created from the minds of two SKNDLS friends, Carlos “Losty-Los” and Alex “Brown,” both from Alief, a neighborhood on the SW side of Houston. It was created with the goal to reflect their culture. The SKNDLS namesake is derived from Losty-Los’s former breaking crew, with thanks going to Brown for the unique spelling.

SKNDLS clothing embraces elements and influences that formulate the phenomenon known as hip-hop. We strive to complete our urban attire with only the most unique designs and ideas created by our SKNDLS minds. Each design is intended to complement your fit!”

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Project Hero Family Festival — The Woodlands

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Where: The Woodlands — Rob Fleming Park [6535 Creekside Forest Dr., 77389]
When: Saturday, October 8th | 11:00Am to 5:00PM
How much: Free — Tickets purchased per activity
Scoop’d from: Email

From 11am to 5pm, neighborhoods throughout The Woodlands are joining in this Community Fall Festival & Fundraiser for a U.S. soldier who was severely wounded in battle while defending American freedom in a foreign war zone.

“This is all about giving back to someone who has given so much in the cause of preserving our liberty,” said event chair Tami Buron (tburon@mtgtx.com). “One Hundred per cent of funds raised will directly benefit the Woodlands Texas Sentinels Project, through which our community is coming together to provide a wounded U.S. solder and their family a new mortgage-free home, and a springboard into a new civilian life.”

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Cactus Gets the Blues | Posters by Martino

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Where: Upper Kirby – Cactus Music [2110 Portsmouth St., 77098]
When: Saturday, October 8th | 6:00PM to 9:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Paul

“Join Cactus Music for an opening night celebration of Houston’s rich Blues legacy as rendered by local poster artist Martin Miglioretti. The tribute will feature a new series of Houston Blues legends portraits in 13 x 19 in. posters displayed and on sale in the Record Ranch Gallery.

Known to the Houston music scene as “Martino,” his retro poster designs have promoted events for Warehouse Live, The Continental Club, The Big Easy, Dan Electro’s and other popular venues. A founding member of the Houston Blues Society, in 1993 Martino designed their “Lightnin’ Hopkins” logo, and produced scores of posters, newsletters, t-shirts and other graphic tributes for the HBS and other nonprofit interests.”

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The Periwinkle Foundation’s Cycle for Life — Register Today!

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Where: Online
When: Saturday, October 22nd | 9:00AM to 12:00PM
How much: $250 per rider (on a five-person team)
Scoop’d from: Paul

How can I participate?

- Be an event Sponsor
- Start a team – Participants can start a Team with 5 people.
- Make a donation to The Periwinkle Foundation

Proceeds from the event benefit The Periwinkle Foundation’s 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.

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Houston Press Music Awards — Online Balloting

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Where: Online
When: Right now!
How much: Free for you; Invaluable to your favorite band
Scoop’d from: Houston Calling

Get your act in gear and vote for your favorite act. There’s no time like the present.

— The Loop Scoop

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