July 27th, 2009

Your Fairly Regular Scoop of Houston 07.27.09

The Fairly Regular Scoop Becomes a Regular, we’ve got our favorite table and the waiter knows our name.

This week or the next: Ian Moore, Houston Roller Derby, Tuna Does Vegas, Houston Texans Training Camp, Pleasant Hill Winery Grape Crush, Bob Schneider and White Linen

It would seem that in this instantly-updating-randomly-informing-internet age, that figuring out what to do in Houston, would be simple. Sadly, it’s not, believe us, as we’ve perused, glanced, sniffed and combed the thousands of  things to experience in our great city, we’re overwhelmed almost to the point of not choosing any at all. So in an effort to keep our overly excited brains sane and our hunger for Houston satiated, here’s a handful or Scoop of things we found interesting. We left many things out, but seeing as how we are a two man show at this point, bear with us. If you have something to add, make a case for it in a comment or become a contributor.

Pleasant Hill Winery Crush For Fun 2009

July 26, 2009 through Sunday, August 9, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weekends Only. August 9, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Pleasant Hill Winery in Brenham
Where: Brenham, North West Houston, We’ll Say, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? No, although you may BYOP, that’s Bring Your Own Picnic.
Can I drink there? Yes, wine will certainly be available.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Tuna Does Vegas, starring Joe Sears & Jaston Williams

August 7, 2009 through August 16, 2009, Tuesday through Friday 8 p.m. Saturday 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday 2  p.m. & 7 p.m.


The Grand 1984 Opera House, Galveston
Where: Galveston, South Houston, We’ll Say, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? No, although the name “Tuna”  implies otherwise, do yourself a favor and grab some fresh seafood,  it’s Galveston.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Houston Texans Training Camp

Friday July 31, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Gates open at 7:30 a.m.

Methodist Training Center
Where: The Astrodome Area
Can I eat there? Yes, there are concessions available.
Can I drink there? At 8:30 in the morning?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Summer Nights Waterway Lights

Friday, July 31, 2009, August 1, 2009, 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Methodist Training Center
Where: The Woodlands, North Houston, We’ll Say, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

First Saturday Arts Market – White Linen Night in the Heights

Saturday, August 1, 2009 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

First Saturday Arts Market, the Heights
Where: The Heights
Can I eat there? Yes, you may.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and Here.

BOUT! Houston Roller Derby

Saturday August 15, 2009, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Kicks Indoor Soccer Arena
Where: Washington Heights
Can I eat there? Yes, there are concessions available.
Can I drink there? You bet, it wouldn’t be Roller Derby with out a beer in your hand.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Gallery Talk: North Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection

July 30, 2009 7:00 p.m.

Museum of Fine Arts, Caroline Wiess Law Building
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No, drink in the culture.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust

Any Week Day, Through Monday September 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday, Open Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Houston Holocaust Museum
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No, you’re there to learn.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Ian Moore and Podunk

Friday, July 31, 2009, 8 p.m.

The Scout Bar
Where: Beaumont, East Houston, We’ll Say, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, expect bar food.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s a bar.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Bob Schneider, T Bird and the Breaks, Jeff Boortz Band

Saturday, August 8, 2009, 8 p.m.

Warehouse Live
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, their specialty is music.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s been known to have drinks from time to time.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Ways of Seeing: The Photography of Ishimoto Yasuhiro

Most Any Day, Through Sunday September 13, 2009, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Mondays

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, in the Caroline Wiesse Law Building
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes, you may.
Can I drink there? Yes, wine.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Open with performances weekly until August 9, 2009, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday Matinees at 3 p.m.

Texas Repertory Theatre Company
Where: North West Houston, We’ll Say, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, you may.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The 15th Annual Oak Tree Festival

Saturday, September 26, 2009 and Sunday, September 27, 2009

The League City Heritage Foundation, League Park, under those great Oaks.
Where: South West Houston, We’ll Say, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, you may.
Can I drink there? No, keep in mind it’s a family event.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Rock-Afire Explosion (yes as in Showbiz Pizza)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

The Alamo Drafthouse in Katy.
Where: Katy, West  Houston, We’ll Say, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, you may, it’s all you can eat pizza.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

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Beth — Friday, July 31, 2009 8:30 am

I love this!

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