August 23rd, 2011

The Look Ahead: Tiki Tuesdays, Dawes, Robert Ellis, Plaster Restoration and FUNdraiser

Wow! Who can believe that this day is almost over? Not me. Not I. Not [insert proper pronoun]. That being the case, how about we look at all of the delightful things we have in store as other such days finish up with a flourish? You didn’t really have a choice in the matter. I’m going to tell you anyway.

Tiki Tuesdays Return to Anvil Bar & Refuge

Where: Anvil – Montrose [1424 Westheimer Rd., 77006]
When: Tuesday, August 23rd | 4:30PM to 10:30PM
How much: The Price of Drinks
Scoop’d from: @AnvilHouston

With special guest bartender Yael Vengroff, get your classic cocktail on. Get to Anvil early. You know. Happy hour time and get with the program. You never know what’s going to come from behind the bar. A surprise in every glass… Unless you’re ordering from the menu. Then you get what you ask for.

Dawes and Robert Ellis Co-Headline at Fitzgerald’s

Where: Fitzgerald’s – The Heights [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Tuesday, August 23rd | Doors at 8:00PM
How much: $15 General Admission
Scoop’d from: Email

You already know about Robert Ellis, so how about a blurb about Dawes?

“Dawes is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, composed of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, along with Wylie Gelber and Tay Strathairn. Dawes was formed from the band Simon Dawes after the departure of co-songwriter Blake Mills, subsequently abandoning a post-punk sound in favor of folk rock. Dawes is part of the Laurel Canyon sound, which is centered in the North Hillsarea of Los Angeles and often cites influences such as Crosby, Stills, and Nashand Neil Young, among others. At the invitation of producer Jonathan Wilson, the band joined a local informal jam session that included Conor Oberst, The Black Crowes’s Chris Robinson, and Benmont Tench. The band recorded their debut album, North Hills, in Laurel Canyon in a live setting to analog tape, resulting in a sound that Rolling Stone magazine called “authentically vintage”. Wilco multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone is also credited with appearing on the release. Their most recent release, Nothing Is Wrong, was released on June 7th 2011 on ATO Records.”


Building Arts Distinguished Lecture Series

Plaster Renovation at the 1901 Courthouse by Matt Henson

Where: Heritage Society Tea Room – Downtown [1100 Bagby St., 77002]
When: Wednesday, August 24th | 7:00PM
How much: $5 for Non-Members
Scoop’d from: Richard

The Heritage Society’s Building Arts Distinguished Lecture Series presents Matt Henson Sr., a second-generation master plasterer who is well skilled in all aspects of the trade, including lathing, general plastering, and ornamental work. At this lecture, which will follow the August 23rd grand opening of the newly restored 1910 Harris County Courthouse, Mr. Henson will share his knowledge of the trade and describe his contribution to the courthouse’s restoration.”


D¡verseworks FUNdraiser

Where: DiverseWorks Art Space – EaDo [1117 East Fwy., 77002]
When: Saturday, August 27th | Doors at 8:00PM; Starts at 9:00PM
How much: Minimum $10 Donation
Scoop’d from: Houston Calling

“Summer is almost over and DiverseWorks is having one last party before we begin the craziness of the Fall Arts Season in Houston. Friends of DiverseWorks–Jana Hunter, Wild Moccasins, sIngs, The Wiggins, and DJ Brett Koshkin are coming together to have music showcase at DiverseWorks. Stop by and hang out, enjoy a tasty beverage and enter some of the exciting raffle packages that night.

Proceeds from the night benefit DiverseWorks ArtSpace!”

— The Loop Scoop


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