December 8th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Student Art Sale, Christmas BASH, Toys for Tots Poker Tourney and Sundress w/ Finnegan

… And just like that the week started to wrap up. We’ve had some good times. We’ve had some bad times. We’ve had a lot of times that were in between that are hard to remember because they were so blase. Tomorrow the weekend begins and for just a little while we’ll try to forget any of this has ever happened.

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Glassell Studio School: Student Art Sale

Where: Museum District [5101 Montrose Blvd., 77006]
When: Friday and Saturday, December 9th and 10th | Noon to 8:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Email

The Glassell School of Art has moved the annual Student Art Sale back to December. This year’s Studio School Student Art Sale takes place December 9 and 10. Visitors can shop for student works from all departments: sculpture, painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and more. Come early on Friday for the best selection, and visit again on Saturday for those last-minute holiday gifts! Your purchases help two great causes: 75% of proceeds from the sale of each object goes back to the student; 25% goes toward student scholarships to the Glassell School of Art.”

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Hugh and Jeff’s Car Wash 3rd Christmas BASH (feat. John Evans Band)

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Where: The Museum District – Caroline Collective [701 Waugh Dr., 77019]
When: Friday, December 9th | 8:00PM to 11:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Facebook

“Hugh & Jeff’s Presents our 3rd Annual Christmas BASH featuring The John Evans Band LIVE. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM FREE draft beer and wine cocktail party. 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Mix N Mingle to all the good christmas tunes…then at 10:00 PM…It’s ON. The John Evans Band will ROCK the car wash till 2:00 AM. Mark your calendars now and make plans to celebrate this holiday season with us at Hugh & Jeff’s.”

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Toys for Tots Poker Tourney at Mezzanine Lounge

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Where: The Mezzanine Lounge & Sports Bar [2200 Southwest Fwy., 77098]
When: Friday, December 9th | 8:00PM to 11:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Facebook

Ways to get chips for this special “TOYS FOR TOTS” invite: Bring an eligible toy (NEW, UNWRAPPED, $10-$20) for $2,000 Chips,  Wear a Christmas Hat, Headband, or Hair Accessory for $1,000 Chips,  $500 Early chip (Get here by 7:45 for that!), Facebook chip will be worth $500 (must rsvp as “ATTENDING” to this invite by 7:30pm the day of the tournament to earn this chip), From the time you sit down and up until the first break, you will receive an extra $100 Chip for every ITEM purchased. These Bonus Chips are UNLIMITED!

1st place takes home $200 in cash + gift cards.
2nd place takes home Texans/Panthers tix.

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Sundress w/ Finnegan, Brent Nettles, Ghost Mountain and Ben Godfrey

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Where: The Heights - Fitzgerald’s – Upstairs [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Saturday, December 10th | Doors at 9:00PM
How much: Free for 21+; $5 Under Drinking Age
Scoop’d from: Paul

Trying to figure out what to do after the Lights in the Heights turn off? Look no further than Fitzgerald’s to catch a bevy of local music. Sundress (Denton, TX) headlines a night that will also feature Finnegan, Brent Nettles, Ghost Mountain and Ben Godfrey (of Listen, Listen) all from Houston. See? The one of our unique Houston events gets a grand finale of Houston music if you play your cards right.

HAPPENING TONIGHT AS PREVIOUSLY SEEN ON THE LOOP SCOOP

Cultured Cocktails with Classical Theatre Company at Boheme

Where: Montrose [307 Fairview, 77006]
When: Thursday, December 8th | 5:00PM to 10:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Facebook

Join Cultured Cocktails for food, drinks, and general shenanigans. A portion of all proceeds from the night will benefit Classical Theatre Company.

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Houston Tweet Drive 2011, Benefiting Houston Interfaith Ministries

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Where: The Museum District – Caroline Collective [701 Waugh Dr., 77019]
When: Thursday, December 15th | 7:00PM
How much: Bring a NEW toy or book that will bring joy to a child-in-need’s holiday season. And they’ll give you FREE food and libations. REGISTER HERE.
Scoop’d from: Email

Oh My! Pocket Pies, Eatsie Boys and Good Dog Hot Dogs will be serving up their specialty foods. St. Arnold Brewing CompanyBeaver’s and My TX Spirits will be bringin’ the drink. Look for entertainment by Extra Life Houston. This seems like more a win for those taking part than those benefiting from the attendees’ generosity. I guess that’s win/win. Follow @HouTweetDrive for up the to minute info.

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Christmas MAGIC: Houston Children’s Charity Toy Drive

Where: George R. Brown Convention Center [1001 Avenida De Las Americas, 77010]
When: Thursday, December 15th | First Shift – 8:30AM to 1:00PM, 12:30PM to 5:00PM; Friday, December 16th | First Shift – 8:30AM to 1:00PM, 12:30PM to 5:00PM
How much: Free – If interested in volunteering, please contact Elizabeth Atkins at, admin@houstonchildrenscharity.org
Scoop’d from: Email

The holidays are just over the bend, Loopsters. As Christmas, Hannukah or in Tea’s case, Winter Solstice approach—for those that have nothing, a life of hardship is only going to get harder. For many smaller Houstonians, Houston Children’s Charity has once again orchestrated their Annual Toy Drive with the 1st BN 23rd Marines Toys for Tots program. They’ll be needing volunteers to set up the toy store and then distribute toys the very next day. Do it for the home team. We’re all in this wonderful mess of a city together.

My Morning Jacket and Delta Spirit at Verizon Wireless Theater

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Where: Downtown – Verizon Wireless Theater [520 Texas Ave., 77002]
When: Thursday, December 8th | 7:30PM
How much: $53.04 (includes all ridiculous fees)
Scoop’d from: Paul

You’re probably familiar with their music. If not, there’s a video just above. At this point, you’ve more than likely already made the decision to head to the show. However, just in case there’s a few undecideds out there, and there are, otherwise we wouldn’t have a year’s worth of presidential campaigns; I’ve added this item to the list. Also, it’s a favor to Paul.

— The Loop Scoop

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