March 24th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Woodlands Dolce Vita Closed, Hearing Loss Conference and Twestival

Stupid Houston weather. Stop being so enticing to skip work and go play outside on the weekdays. Save it for the weekend. You better be this pretty by the time 5:00 rolls around on Friday. If you don’t we’re going to have to break up.

Let’s take a look at the events. What are we missing? If we need to know about an upcoming event leave a comment, tweet at us (@TheLoopScoop) or email us at


Dolce Vita in the Woodlands – Closed

Where: The Woodlands
When: For-Ev-Er
How much: Don’t matter much now, do it?
Scoop’d from: Houston Press

Is it any surprise that The Woodlands couldn’t appreciate the pizza perfection that is Marco Wiles’ Dolce Vita? The suburban complement has closed down for good after “Customers were coming in and leaving as soon as they saw that Wiles didn’t have Bud Light on draft. They were demanding Ranch dressing for their pizza. Their kids were disappointed that there was no Skee-Ball.” (Katharine Shilcutt) While this is unfortunate from a business perspective for Wiles, it just goes to serve why we can’t give nice things to the outer-loopers.


Hearing Loss Conference at St. Luke’s

Where: River Oaks – St. Luke’s United Methodist Church [3417 Westheimer Rd. 77027]
When: Saturday, March 26th from 8:30AM to 12:30PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @HelpingKidsHear

Get your ears checked. Free. If you go to as many concerts as our staff does, this is probably a good idea. You’ll want to stick around for the keynote speaker, Teri Wathen, as well as the other programming designed to help you prevent hearing loss. This won’t be the last hearing-related thing we mention. Menu of Menus benefits the Center for Hearing and Speech. Use Saturday’s conference as a way to brush up on those benefiting in events to come.


Twestival 2011 Supporting Neighborhood Centers Inc

Where: Bellaire – Baker Ripley Campus [6500 Rookin St., 77074]
When: Thursday, March 24th from 6:00PM to 10:00PM
How much: $10 for entry; $10 for door prize tickets
Scoop’d from: @twesth and facebook

You don’t have to go to give. Donate to the cause. The goal is $3,000 and so far they’ve raised $1,010. We’re a day away from the event, and that’s a good start, but we need more. More and better. More better donations.

The Houston Twestival 2011 raises funds for Neighborhood Centers Inc which provides “community-based initiatives, providing classes and activities to educate youth and families through six community centers, focusing on youth development, health & wellness, financial strength and more.”

If you do go, you’re going to be in for a hefty treat. Tyagaraja (pictured above), Benjamin Wesley, Gretchen Schmaltz and Luke Lukas will be taking the stage to provide artful ambiance. There will be a variety of other entertainment. But, most importantly, The Loop Scoop will be there handing out t-shirts (for a suggested $5 donation), stickers and kissing babies. That’s right. Come for your official “Keep Houston Corporate” t-shirt. BLAMMO!

— The Loop Scoop


Bob — Friday, April 29, 2011 9:40 pm

Dolce Vita in the Woodlands closed for a few reasons, including : Cursed site, overpriced pizza, and uneven service – - and Grimaldi got in first just around the corner in a much superior location and space.

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