September 23rd, 2011

The Look Ahead: Weekend Wonderland

Sure, there’s a lot more stuff to tell you about, but maybe you didn’t hear us the first time. Here’s everything happening this weekend, and if it’s not good enough for you, maybe you’ll want to check out:

- Scream World kick off tonight (thanks to 29-95)
- Mobley at Mango’s tonight (from Houston Calling)
- The 2011 Zombie Walk on Saturday (from 29-95)

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Bike to Build Houston Habitat [LAST DAY TO REGISTER]

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Where: Online
When: Bike Ride is Saturday, September 24th
How much: $25 in Advance; $35 Day of Ride
Scoop’d from: Houston Habitat for Humanity

“On September 24, 2011, Houston Habitat friends, supporters and families will join together for a bike ride sponsored by BG Group and co-chaired by State Senator Rodney Ellis and State Representative Carol Alvarado. Register today to help end poverty housing in Houston!”

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Giselle Presented by Houston Ballet

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Where: The Wortham Center, Brown Theatre [501 Texas St., 77002]
When: Thursday, September 22nd through Sunday, October 2nd
How much: $18 to $148 depending on the fanciness of your seat
Scoop’d from: @ArtsHoundDotComArtshound.com

Giselle is a journey into a beautiful world of love, ghosts and mystery. The story of a peasant girl and the man who deceives her, Giselle is one of the most widely performed works of the Romantic era. Newly staged for Houston Ballet, this Giselle harkens back to early Russian productions.”

Literary Greats w/ Brent Nettles at Continental Club

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Where: The Continental Club – The Fourth Ward [3700 Main St., 77002]
When: Saturday, September 24th | Doors at 8:00PM
How much: Free?
Scoop’d from: @LiteraryGreats

The last time we saw Literary Greats, they were in the middle of releasing their newest album. A few months later, catch them one more time in the same spot: Continental Club. We’re not sure how much this show will cost you, but there’s a good bet it will be free because CC hasn’t put up the “buy tickets” option on their site yet. Good luck.

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Houston Press Best of Houston: Best Fest

Where: Midtown Super Block
When: September 24th and 25th | All Day
How Much: $25 a day or $40 for a weekend pass
Scoop’d from: Alex

This is happening. It can’t be avoided. You should go, probably.

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Opera in the Heights Presents La Fille du Régiment

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Where: Opera in the Heights [1703 Heights Blvd., 77008]
When: Thursday September 22nd | 7:30PM, Friday, September 23rd | 7:30PM, Saturday, September 24th | 7:30PM, Thursday, September 29th | 7:30PM, Friday, September 30th | 7:30PM, Saturday, October 1st | 7:30PM, Sunday, October 2nd | 2:00PM
How much: $10.00 to $55.00
Scoop’d from: Email

La Fille du Régiment, comedy in two acts, takes place in the Swiss Tyrol at the time of the Napoleonic Wars, circa 1805. ACT 1: A battle is taking place in the vicinity. The villagers of a border town, frightened, sing a prayer to the Virgin Mary so that peace will come soon. The war is ending in the region in which Napoleon has occupied, and the French have just won. Among the refugees is the Marquise de Berkenfeld, who remains fearful that the latest fighting would affect her personal safety as well as her property… Savor that crumpet until performances officially start on Thursday.

The Museum of Printing History Presents Greetings from Houston

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Where: The Museum of Printing History [1324 W. Clay St., 77019]
When: September 1st, 2011 through February 4th, 2012 | The museum is open 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Tuesday through Saturday
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Paul

A postcard can be many things—a souvenir from your travels, a snapshot of a location in time, or a personal message to a loved one. So much of the history of Houston is contained in The Heritage Society’s collection of over 120 postcards. The variety of images include parks, like The Heritage Society’s very own Sam Houston Park, familiar structures like the San Jacinto Monument, the Esperson Building and Rice University, and places long gone like the City Auditorium and the Hotel Brazos. Postcards are loaned courtesy of the Heritage Society, Houston, Texas.

— Paul

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