August 19th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Soul Jam, Sketchy Neighbors, Mixers, Pig Roast and Much More

In with the new… In with the old. Let’s take a look at some of the new stuff we just found out about, but pair it with the stuff we’ve already published that’s going on this weekend. There is plenty to do. You just have to know where to find it.



Summer Soul Jam at The Mink

Where: Midtownish – The Mink [3718 Main St., 77002]
When: Friday, August 19th | Doors at 9:00PM
How much: $8 for 21+ | $10 for under 21
Scoop’d from: Facebook

“District Soul is a grassroots movement of Texas-based live soul artists. Through our passion for community, music, and the arts…we believe in organizing events centered around the people (You!) We want to dance. We want to groove. We want this District to represent our kind of soul. All styles. All people. All love.”

Performing live will be Mexican Stepgrandfather, Ozeal, Comp1, Electric Attitude and The Funky Ja’s.

Free Association Blunder by Sketchy Neighbors at Cactus Music

Where: Upper Kirby – Cactus Music [2110 Portsmouth St., 77098]
When: Saturday, August 20th | 6:00PM to 9:00PM
How much: Free, but buy t-shirts and auction silently
Scoop’d from: @Cactus_Music

“For the third year in a row, the artist collective Sketchy Neighbors will exhibit musically themed artwork created specifically for sale at Cactus Music located at 2110 Portsmouth Houston, TX 77098. The preview begins at 6 PM, for the thrill seekers, a silent auction takes place from 6:30-8:30 with low starting bids, and for those seeking more instant gratification, a buy-it-now price will be set for each piece. A new line of Sketchy Neighbor T-shirts for guys and gals will be available. Sean Flournoy of Throttle Tees, who is also the guest artist for this exhibition, is printing the shirts.

Come marvel at the wondrous creations of your Sketchy Neighbors, share a frothy beverage by St. Arnolds Brewing, mingle on the fringes of society, and dig on the tunes spun by a live DJ.”

Mixers and Elixirs at HMNS (Second to Last Chance!)

Where: Museum District [5555 Hermann Park Dr., 77030]
When: Friday, August 19th | 7:00PM to 10:00PM
How much: $10 for Members; $15 for Non-Members
Scoop’d from: HMNS

You might be trying to base your decision on who will be playing music and what food trucks will be at Mixers and Elixirs tonight, but don’t. There are only two more opportunities to get out to Houston Museum of Natural Science for this event, and you better jump on board.


Cuban Pig Roast and Cigar Rolling to Benefit Anna in the Tropics

Where: Avant Garden [411 Westheimer, 77006]
When: Saturday, August 20th | 4:00PM to 6:00PM
How much: $10 Donation
Scoop’d from: El Meson

The next Talento Bilingue production is that of “Anna in the Tropics” being directed by Pedro Garcia. You’ll have a chance to meet the cast of the play (written by Nilo Cruz) while taking advantage of a roasted pig by Chef Pedro and some cigar rolling being done by Hoyo de Cuban Cigar Factory. Support the Cuban arts… It’s a three-birds-with-one-stone.

Htown Food Crawl’s “Food Truck Friday” at Shady Tavern

Where: Kind of the Heights [1206 West 20th St., 77008]
When: Friday, August 26th | Waves at 6:00PM and 7:00PM
How much: $25 (proceeds benefiting Noah’s Kitchen)
Scoop’d from: Facebook

“Hey there Food Truck lovers! It’s round three of Houston Food Crawl’s “Food Truck Friday” (the 4th Friday of every month!) at Shady Tavern (1206 West 20th St) on August 26th! Tickets are $25.00/person and include dishes from all five trucks, PLUS $0.50 off beers ALL NIGHT and $2.00 Lone Star beers.

We’ll be doing Food Truck Friday again in 2 waves. One starting at 6:00 pm and one at 7:00 pm (please choose which start you prefer when purchasing tickets – no changing, sorry!) August 26th Food Truck Friday will feature: H-town StrEATs, Flaming Patties, Katfish Kitchen, Angie’s Cake Balls, It’s A Wrap.

As always, we have our continued partnership with Noah’s Kithcen, in which a $1 for every ticket sold at each Food Truck Friday will go to their organization. This is a local charity that’s very near and dear to us and donations of peanut butter and bottled water may also be made at each Food Truck Friday.”


Free Planetarium for Members of HMNS

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science [5555 Hermann Park Dr., 77030]
When: Saturday, August 20th | All Day
How much: Free for Members
Scoop’d from: @HMNS

You want discounts? We’ll give you a discount. Sign up for your Houston Museum of Natural Science membership today and be guaranteed a free day to the planetariums shows on Saturday as well as three extra months of membership. That’s a big deal, yo. Nine different show to choose from, so do so carefully.

Prince Paul w/ G.wizz, La Katrin, Brandon West & The Black Hats

Where: Fitzgerald’s – The Heights [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Saturday, August 20th | Door at 8:00PM
How much: Free! (or $7 for those under 21)
Scoop’d from: Paul

You might remember Prince Paul’s DJ set from Summer Fest a couple of years ago. You might not. Don’t blame yourself… But, really you should. Saturday you can make it up to the man, the legend, the producer. He’ll be putting on a free show at Fitzgerald’s upstairs with a handful of his friends.

Buxton w/ The Donkeys and Steve Reno

Where: Montrose [2010 Waugh Dr., 77006]
When: Sunday, August 21st | Doors at 9:00PM
How much: $8 at the door
Scoop’d from: Paul

Buxton is probably one of ten or so Houston bands you’ve probably heard about if you’re just a casual fan. The Ancient Cat Society has been having its fun lately as an auxiliary of the original band, but now Buxton is back to take the belt and the spotlight. Catch them on Sunday at Rudyard’s and turn that casual fandom into a full blown obsession.

District Soul is a grassroots movement of Texas-based live soul artists. Through our passion for community, music, and the arts…we believe in organizing events centered around the people (You!) We want to dance. We want to groove. We want this District to represent our kind of soul. All styles. All people. All love.

— The Loop Scoop


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