July 19th, 2011

The Look Ahead: The Lord of the Rings, The Big Slide Show and Celebrity Bartending

Let’s see hands raised by those that are enjoying this cooling rain. Since I’m staring into a computer, I’ll just assume that everyone is participating in reaching for the ceiling. The rain is much needed, so I’m going to try to avoid complaining that nobody knows how to drive on my commute home. Going to try…

The Lord of the Rings at Jones Hall

Where: Downtown [615 Louisiana, 77002]
When: Friday, July 22nd | 7:30PM
How much: $20 to $125
Scoop’d from: Richard

“Join us for an exciting, brand-new journey into the realm of Middle Earth. Over 250 musicians and singers will perform the movie soundtrack live as you watch the full-length film of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

See it from the beginning as Frodo and Sam, with the help of the Fellowship, undertake the perilous quest of taking the Ring of Power to the land of Mordor. Relive your journey into Middle Earth with this extraordinary pairing of film and live music.”

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The Big Slide Show at Lawndale Art Center

Where: Museum District [4912 Main St., 77002]
When: Wednesday and Thursday, July 20th and 21st |  6:00PM to 8:00PM
How Much: Free
Scoop’d From: Email

Please join Lawndale and Houston’s talented Big Show artists for short, informal presentations about their work. Presentations start at 6 PM each night at Lawndale Art Center. Come early as seating is limited.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Cody Arnall, N. Blanca, Loli Fernandez, Rodney Flores, David P. Gray, Claire Hulfish, Galina Kurlat, Rahul Mitra, Silvina Pinal, Julon Pinkston, Britt Ragsdale, Radu Runcanu, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Emily Sloan, JE Theriot, Patrick Turk, Lillian Warren, Catherine Winkler Rayroud, Michele Zacks

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Heather Bause, Felipe Contreras, Bryan Keith Gardner, GONZO247, Emily Grenader, Jimmy Houston, Jesse Kantu, Leslie Magdaleno, Keith McNay, Merilee Minshew, Crystal Murley, Belinda Smith, Maria Smits, Alexine O. Stevens, Sandy Tramel, Josh Urban Davis, Rubia van Roodselaar, and Tanja Vaughn.

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Celebrity Bartending at Sullivan’s Steakhouse Benefiting Houston Food Bank

Where: Galleria Area [4608 Westheimer, 77027]
When: Wednesday, July 27th |  6:00PM to 9:00PM
How Much: Buy your drinks and food and 20% will be donated
Scoop’d From: Email

“The Celebrity Bartending event at Ringside benefits the Houston Food Bank, the charity associated with Houston Restaurant Weeks. Houston Food Bank is the largest source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. With a network of nearly 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, the Houston Food Bank feeds a total of 137,000 people each week, providing more than 65 million pounds of food.

Attending guests can indulge in specialty bar bites courtesy of Executive Chef Teli Trikilis. All tips and donations, as well as 20 percent of the food sales in the bar, will be awarded to the Houston Food Bank.

Join Sullivan’s Steakhouse to support the competing teams while enjoying the lively libations and array of culinary delights.”

— The Loop Scoop

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