February 25th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Weekend Ahoy

We practically ignored the weekdays so far concerning the events we’ve written about. For that reason, we’re going to take the pick of the litter for today’s prelude into the weekend. If you can’t find something to do, you’re not doing it right. I’m exhausted just thinking of all the possibilities.

If we need to know about an upcoming event leave a comment, tweet at us (@TheLoopScoop) or email us at contact@theloopscoop.com.

World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

Where: Reliant Center [1 Reliant Park, 77054]
When: February 25th and 26th
How much: $15 Adult; $5 Children (12 and under)
Scoop’d from: The fact that everyone love rodeo cook-off.

Tickets to get in the door are only $15, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be getting the full experience. Hook up with some friends so that you can get into the real cook-off tents, preferably one sponsored by an alcohol. Free booze! We had the inside scoop with the Cougar Cookers last year. Who knows, maybe we’ll do it again in 2011.


The Set List: Concert Photography by Marco Torres

Where: Dionysus Salon – Midtown [3201 Louisiana St., 77006]
When: Friday, February 25th from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Marco himself

You remember Marco from such hits as the Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz photo of the week or pretty much any time you pick up the Houston Press. With a knack for shooting concerts and hunting down street art, he’s carved out quite the niche in the freelance photography market. Check out his concert photography show at Dionysus Salon this Friday.


Jester King Event at Anvil Bar & Refuge

Where: Montrose [1424 Westheimer, 77006]
When: Saturday, February 26th at 4:00PM
How much: Free + Beer Prices
Scoop’d from: Barley Vine

According to Barley Vine, the Austin-based brewery Jester King, will be supply two casks and three kegs (including Black Metal Royal Imperial Stout – label above) for the Saturday tour de beer at Anvil. I think I just heard the hops-heads of Houston just cheer in unison. I’m going to predict this is going to be a crowded engagement, so get their early, camp out on the sidewalk, bring provisions, etc.

Music for Rothko by Houston Chamber Choir and Da Camera

Where: The Rothko Chapel [1409 Sul Ross, 77006]
When: February 25th at 8:00PM and February 26th at 2:30PM
How much: $35
Scoop’d from: @DanceHunter, @DivergenceDiva @CBCarey @alexgardner

Tickets are sold out, but you still have a chance to experience “Music for Rothko” presented by Da Camera and the Houston Chamber Choir. If seats go un-claimed you will be able to purchase them at the door for $35. Names will be taken an hour before each performance. First come first serve. Ten minutes before showtime you’ll be able to snag one of the seats from late-comers and no-showers.

John Ross Palmer February Open Studio

Where: The Heights [1218 Heights Blvd., 77008]
When: Sunday, February 27th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @JohnPalmerArt

We follow John Palmer on Twitter, but that’s about as deep as our relationship goes. Thankfully his “Open Studio” comes with an open invite. For two hours on Sunday afternoon you’ll get a chance to hob knob with some “arties” from Houston with a glass of champagne in your hand to check out Palmer’s latest works.

Dan Dyer at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Where: Upper Kirby [2425 Norfolk St., 77098]
When: Sunday, February 27th at 6:00PM
How much: $15
Scoop’d from: Facebook

From The Mucky Duck – “Dyer’s soul-revivalist live performance draws from a wealth of influences, including Dr. John, Donny Hathaway, and Bill Withers, and a lengthy catalog of songs, many recorded, but still unreleased. The audience is treated to a special brand of commotion as Dyer switches from piano to guitar, sometimes performing with a boyish grin, and other times with a perspiring concentration, which inevitably leads to groups of women swooning and swaying.”

— The Loop Scoop


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