June 17th, 2011

The Look Ahead: War’hous, Pole Fitness, Jazzy Music & Dance, Short Films, Sustainability, and Yoga

She’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain when she comes, she’ll be comin’ ’round the mountain when she comes… and here she is—FRIDAY! Not a minute too soon. Rather than dump a heap of new events on you on this celebration of Our Lady of the Week, Friday, we’re going to bring back, back, back some previously mentioned happenings. Jump in head first, the pool is deep.

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FIND Art Across America at War’hous Visual Studios


Where: Museum District [4715 Main St., 77004]
When: Friday, June 17th | Doors at 7:00 PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Richard

FIND Magazine is on the hunt for new artists. They’re now on tour with the next stop scheduled for tomorrow in Houston at the War’Hous Visual Studios. Described thusly, “The FIND Art Magazine crew, led by publisher Neight Adamson, will tour the country to strategically chosen destinations in a big rig truck customized to function as a mobile art gallery and kinetic sculpture, essentially transforming the vehicle into a permanent artifact.”

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Verticality Pole Fitness Grand Opening Party


Where: River Oaks / Montrose [554 Waugh Dr.,Texas 77019]
When: Friday, June 17th | 5:30 PM to 8:30PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Stacy – Facebook

If there was one thing we needed more of on The Loop Scoop it’s pole dancing I mean, fitness. It seems to be all the rage these days. One of the newer and surprisingly resilient workout methods has been pole fitness. Verticality will be celebrating it’s grand opening to the Houston public this Friday night with demonstrations of what they have to offer as well as opportunities to win prizes such as free classes.

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Playlist: A Jazzy Night of Music & Dance | Presented by Urban Souls


Where: Morris Cultural Arts Center at HBU [4800 Calhoun Rd., 77074]
When: Saturday, June 18th | Doors at 8:00 PM
How much: Adults $20 | Seniors and Children $15
Scoop’d from: Email

Come celebrate the inaugural season of Urban Souls Dance Company this weekend with a night dedicated to the jazzier things in life. The event will feature “Pluck’d by Duke” a tribute to Houston jazz legend Barrie Lee Hall Jr.. All of this will happen on the Houston Baptist University campus and will be directed by Harrison Guy with live music by The Conrad Johnson and Barrie Hall Big Blue Sound.

MOE’s Dark and Colorful World at War’hous Visual Studios


Where: Museum District [4715 Main St., 77004]
When: Saturday, June 18th | Doors at 7:00 PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Richard – ENB Magazine

Unfortunately, we haven’t captured any photos of MOE 131’s work around town, but that’s where the video above comes into play. War’Hous will be hosting a night of his street art on Saturday being promoted by ENB Magazine. Here’s what they have to say: “Do not miss this Show! Mario jimenez’s first ever solo show curated By Lydia Benavidez w/ ENB magazine and Jose Ramirez w/ LabwerksMedia. Moe’s dark and Colorful World will take you on a journey inside the Imagination of an Artist. This night will be epic. Dj FxBox spinning music you ain’t never heard of and the Art will haunt your dreams.”

Extremely Shorts 14 Film Festival Hosted by Aurora Picture Show

Where: West U – Molly Gochman’s Studio [2442 Bartlett Street, 77098]
When: Friday, June 17th | 8:00PM; Saturday, June 18th | 3:00PM (picnic to follow)
How Much: $10 Non-members, Free for members (Event); $15 Non-members, $10 Members (Picnic)
Scoop’d From: @AuroraPicture

Twenty-two extremely short films have been chosen for the 14th edition of this event. “These films under three minutes in length may be short on time, but they are rich in passion and ideas. Come see what our 2011 Juror, Brent Hoff, selected from the amazing submissions of animated, experimental, narrative, and documentary short films. Cast your vote for your favorite film and support the filmmakers of this year’s Extremely Shorts. The awards will be given out at the Closing Party and Picnic with separate admission.”

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Sustainable Living Fest 2011


Where: Briar Forest – Georgia’s Farm to Market [12171 Katy Freeway, 77079]
When: Saturday, June 18th | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Stacy – Facebook

Full of speakers, live music (The Wheel Workers and Sideshow Tramps, two of our favorites!) and other exhibits, Sustainable Living Fest 2011 sounds boring on the outside, but should be titillating for everyone. Plus, check out all these giveaways. Some of us might be looking for a little relief from last weekend’s Houston Beer Fest. Perhaps a festival with focus that can actually benefit all of us? That sounds like the ticket and Sustainable Living Fest 2011 is here to punch it.

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YogaOne Big Summer Yoga + Music + Art Event


Where: Midtown – YogaOne Studios [3225 Milam St., 77006]
When: Saturday, June 18th | 4:30 AM to 9:30 PM
How much: Yoga + Music $25 | Art Opening + Reception Free
Scoop’d from: Facebook

“Join us for a night of yoga, music and art at the Flow Factory. We’re having a yoga class set to music by DJ Sun and then we will have an art opening and artist’s reception with Steve Lawrence, an amazing visual artist from Dallas and DJ Sun will spin for part of the reception. Come sweat, mix and mingle. Not up for yoga? Just come for the art, music and company starting at 7pm. It will be a ton of fun and a celebration of the aural, visual and moving arts.”

— The Loop Scoop

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