December 5th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Trivia, Jazz & Socializing, an Art Show, and a Sing-a-long Messiah

Monday brings mixed emotions. The University of Houston Cougars didn’t show up to the big stage in the C-USA Conference Championship with Southern Miss. We’ve had some much needed rain. The temperatures have taken a nose dive. “Doctor Socrates,” the great Brazilian soccer player, died this weekend. OSU fans went where no Cowboy football team has gone in the last decade when they crushed OU on Saturday. Hermann Cain is out for the GOP nomination. Egypt faces a runoff in their elections. The Texans beat Atlanta. I say, go where the day takes you.

Trivia Night at the Harp

Where: Montrose – The Harp [1625 Richmond Ave., 77006]
When: Tuesday, December 6th | 8:00PM
How much: $3 per person; teams up to five people. Winners take home the pot.
Scoop’d from: @TheHarpHouston

The Harp website give some sample trivia questions to prepare you for their brain gauntlet. Here are a few:
- This country singer once quoted, “When Womens Lib started, I was the first to burn my bra . . . and it took 3 days to put out the fire.”
- Galileo called what planet “the planet with ears”?
- This wood-cleaning product has more lemons in it than Country Time Lemonade?
- In which U.S. state will you be charged a fine if you still have your Christmas decorations up past January 14th?

Find the answers here.

Baby It’s Cool Outside: A Jung Center Winter Social

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Where: Museum District - Jung Center [5200 Montrose Blvd., 77006]
When: Wednesday, December 7th | 5:3oPM to 8:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: The Jung Center Website

No snow? No “real autumn”? Well, we still have each other. Jung said “There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection” – and no holiday without a party! Come in from the cool and restore your spirits with great music and good company. Shop and enjoy refreshments including wine and cheese, Texas caviar (made with black eyed peas), tea cakes and cider. Music will be provided by our very special musical guests The Heritage Jazz Trio with Jim Conlan, Johnny Gonzales, and Mike Owen. Check out the video up above for what that music might sound like. Whether new to The Jung Center or an old friend—all are welcome.

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Gallery 3 & Chris Silkwood Mosaic Art Design “Free Holiday Art Party”

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Where: Washington Corridor – Gallery 3 [2101 Winter Street, C3 First Floor, 77007]
When: Wednesday, December 7th | 6:00PM to 9:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Facebook Page Contribution, (thanks Terry)

Free To Public, Festive Beverages, Appetizers by Creative Catering, and Free Gift Wrapping

Look for photography by Geraldine Gill and Jackie Leavitt; jewelry by Sherry Atkinson, Wendy Bantle, Vivian Harris, and Ann Westby; painting by Kathy Biddle, Ellin Blumenthal, Terry Leavitt-Chavez, Linda Hall, and Larry Jones; metal by Navid Ghedami; and glass by Karen O’Connor.

Concert Chorale with Mercury Baroque; Antoine Plante, conductor; “Messiah” (Sing Along Version)

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Where: Wortham Center, Cullen Theater [501 Texas Ave., 77002]
When: Friday, December 9th | 8:00PM
How much: $25.00
Scoop’d from: UH Choirs Website

Handel’s Messiah has become one of the world’s most beloved holiday traditions. All are welcome to experience the power of singing in a mass choir of hundreds of fellow audience members. A festive, memorable treat for the season! Sing in your church choir? Are you a shower soprano or a closet counter tenor? Join us for our Sing-Along Messiah on December 9th. Bring your own music or buy one of our scores at the concert for $10. Seating for the Sing-Along Messiah will be general admission and arranged by voice type although there will be seating sections for those who want to sit together.

http://www.cactusmusictx.com/

— The Loop Scoop

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