December 9th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Weekend Wonderland

Looking for something to do this weekend? Of course you are. Might we point you in the direction of a few things? Of course we will.

Let’s first off recommend to you the 49th Annual Candlelight Tour by Heritage Society. It happens tonight and tomorrow from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. You can also stay in the same general area for the night by heading down to the Hobby Center for TUTS’ production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

Sound tasty, don’t it. Let’s see what else we have in our magic bag of tricks.

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Glassell Studio School: Student Art Sale

Where: Museum District [5101 Montrose Blvd., 77006]
When: Friday and Saturday, December 9th and 10th | Noon to 8:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Email

The Glassell School of Art has moved the annual Student Art Sale back to December. This year’s Studio School Student Art Sale takes place December 9 and 10. Visitors can shop for student works from all departments: sculpture, painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and more. Come early on Friday for the best selection, and visit again on Saturday for those last-minute holiday gifts! Your purchases help two great causes: 75% of proceeds from the sale of each object goes back to the student; 25% goes toward student scholarships to the Glassell School of Art.”

Disfrutalo w/ Handsomebeast and Inzurgo at Last Concert Cafe

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Where: Downtown — The Last Concert Cafe [1403 Nance St. 77002]
When: Friday, December 9th | 9:00PM to 1:00PM
How much: $6.00 at the Door
Scoop’d from: Facebook

“You are invited to a very special improv set from Disfrutalo! with special guest musician/producer Isaiah Ikey Owens (Free Moral Agents, the Mars Volta, De-Facto, sublime and many more). Ikey will be here producing and recording with Disfrutalo! this December for our first EP. come join us and all our friends from InZurgo and Handsomebeast for a night of music and fun.”

Heights Live! with Graham Wilkinson

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Where: Heights Presbyterian ChurchHeights Live [240 W. 18th St., 77008]
When: Friday, December 9th | Doors open at 7:30PM, Show starts at 8:00PM
How much: $12.00 at the door
Scoop’d from: Facebook

With twelve bucks admission to a small venue, the quality of music in that video, and more than a few positive recommendations; I can’t see why anyone’d miss this. If I can convince the wife, I’m there.

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Hugh and Jeff’s Car Wash 3rd Christmas BASH (feat. John Evans Band)

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Where: The Museum District – Caroline Collective [701 Waugh Dr., 77019]
When: Friday, December 9th | 8:00PM to 11:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Facebook

“Hugh & Jeff’s Presents our 3rd Annual Christmas BASH featuring The John Evans Band LIVE. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM FREE draft beer and wine cocktail party. 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Mix N Mingle to all the good christmas tunes…then at 10:00 PM…It’s ON. The John Evans Band will ROCK the car wash till 2:00 AM. Mark your calendars now and make plans to celebrate this holiday season with us at Hugh & Jeff’s.”

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Toys for Tots Poker Tourney at Mezzanine Lounge

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Where: The Mezzanine Lounge & Sports Bar [2200 Southwest Fwy., 77098]
When: Friday, December 9th | 8:00PM to 11:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Facebook

Ways to get chips for this special “TOYS FOR TOTS” invite: Bring an eligible toy (NEW, UNWRAPPED, $10-$20) for $2,000 Chips,  Wear a Christmas Hat, Headband, or Hair Accessory for $1,000 Chips,  $500 Early chip (Get here by 7:45 for that!), Facebook chip will be worth $500 (must rsvp as “ATTENDING” to this invite by 7:30pm the day of the tournament to earn this chip), From the time you sit down and up until the first break, you will receive an extra $100 Chip for every ITEM purchased. These Bonus Chips are UNLIMITED!

1st place takes home $200 in cash + gift cards.
2nd place takes home Texans/Panthers tix.

Lights in the Heights

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Where: Woodland Heights, Houston
When: Saturday, December 10th | 5:00PM to 9:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: Us, Ourselves and We

“This year, Lights in the Heights® will take place on December 10th from 6:00 – 9:00pm along Bayland and Woodland Streets. We are scaling back the event considerably this year. Please note that there will be no food vendors or activities on the esplanade and all posted and non-posted parking restrictions will be enforced. This means that your car WILL be towed if you are illegally parked!”

Ed. Note: What a bunch of party poopers…

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Sundress w/ Finnegan, Brent Nettles, Ghost Mountain and Ben Godfrey

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Where: The Heights - Fitzgerald’s – Upstairs [2706 White Oak Dr., 77007]
When: Saturday, December 10th | Doors at 9:00PM
How much: Free for 21+; $5 Under Drinking Age
Scoop’d from: Paul

Trying to figure out what to do after the Lights in the Heights turn off? Look no further than Fitzgerald’s to catch a bevy of local music. Sundress (Denton, TX) headlines a night that will also feature Finnegan, Brent Nettles, Ghost Mountain and Ben Godfrey (of Listen, Listen) all from Houston. See? The one of our unique Houston events gets a grand finale of Houston music if you play your cards right.

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Claws. Claus. Clause. An Art Happening by Tra` Slaughter

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Where: Museum District – War’Hous Visual Studios [4715 Main St., 77004]
When: Saturday, December 10th | 6:00PM to 10:00PM
How much: $10 will get you the fine art exhibit and the open bar | $20 will get you the fine art exhibit, the open bar, Bat City Bombshells, and the play, Claus. Claws. Clause.
Scoop’d from: Facebook

Claws. Claus. Clause. An Art Happening by Tra` Slaughter, will feature over 40 artists from in and around Houston. All exhibited work will fall in a range from small, intricate fine art to large-scale, indoor and outdoor installation projects, all themed on the words “Claws, Claus, Clause” In addition to the fine art exhibit, the happening will also feature a staged performance piece written and directed by Tra` Slaughter, Sean McWilliams and Dom Bam. This play makes Santa REAL. There’s no jolly incorruptibly pure fat man in a red suit. With nudity, profanity and simulated drug use, it’s a safe bet this’ll get interesting.

Don’t forget the Bat City Bombshells, a burlesque troupe from Austin, Texas, either. They’ll be performing an assortment of holiday themed tunes.

— The Loop Scoop

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