October 31st, 2011

What’d We Miss: 10.30.11 Weekly Reader

Merry Halloween! We wish you much candy and other frights this evening. Perhaps you’ve already gotten your kicks at any number of the house parties and pub crawls that happened this weekend. Or maybe you’re waiting for the true night for the best of the spookiness. Either way, be safe out there tonight.


[Photo by Paul of White Denim at Warehouse Live]

NEWScoop: Your Almost Daily Headlines
A week or two ago, a friend of mine suggested that we have a column that compiled recent news with a joke or two attached to each headline. Turns out, we’ve been doing something like that for a while now. Catch up on the news you missed.

Staff Notes and Photos: Pedal to the Metal by Paul
If Paul takes one more photo of a solitary beer or musician’s guitar pedals, we’re all going to quit. Maybe.

Child Advocates Chili Cook-Off by Richard and Tea Jones
Getting the opportunity to judge this Chili Cook-Off was a true pleasure. Not only was each competitor’s chili perfect in our bowl, but it was for a great cause. It’s easy to support the work of Child Advocates when they bundle it up in such a gut-warming package.

Moody Gallery: Gael Stack’s “Forty-One Songs” by Jesse Kantu
A Houston artist and professor, Gael Stack’s most current work is currently being exhibited at the Moody Gallery. Jesse Kantu, a fan and former student, made room in the schedule to stop by and offer an endorsement. Take a look at what you’ve been missing.

Street Art of the Week: Double the Dan
We brought you a two-fer this week. Everybody loves themselves some Coolidge, so why not two for the price of one. Actually, the Heights’ Beldar has since been stymied by a black spray can, but as far as we know you can still see the West U stencil.

Just Up, Just Out and Just Missed (Music) by Paul
We’re all growing up, so instead of waiting until the week of, we’ve decided to give you a month advance warning of some concerts. Take our advice and mark your calendar. Let us know what you think of this new column so we can know whether or not to continue it for other niches like theatre, bars, restaurants and whathaveyou…

Where’s Pauldo (ep. 87)
Apparently, this one was a bit too easy. Paul B Tucker snuck in for another win.

The First Sip: Karbach Brewing Co. by Marc
We got a “press invitation” to the new digs at Karbach Brewing Co. which Marc jumped all over. Taste testing beer is serious business and he’s just the man for the job. Marc is genuinely giddy about a new brewery in the Houston area and he happens to think that you should be too.

Photo of the Week: Gimme Some Candy
The photo this week follows the obvious Halloween theme. It’s from Candace Garcia. Hopefully you’ve found some equally bright and scary costumes in your weekend travels. If not, I’m sure you’ll find a few in your trick-or-treating adventures tonight.

H-Town Showdown: #7 Lights in the Heights vs. #1 Saint Arnold Pub Crawl
Just as we were getting excited to tell you about the new brewery in town, we had to go and give props to our original favorite. The #1 seeded Saint Arnold Pub Crawl stays on its road to the championship taking on the Cinderella of our tournament, #7 Lights in the Heights. Which one deserves to make it to the final four?

— The Loop Scoop

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