September 14th, 2009

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 09.14.09

The Regular Scoop: The Fall Season approaches with numerous Outdoor activities.

This week or the next: The Ike Plays, Houston Grand Opera at Discovery Green, Houston band: Buxton, Performance Art at Houston Center for Photography, St. Arnold’s Beer Dinner, Second Chance Prom, Oktoberfest, Miles and Miles of Texas, The Country Houses of John F. Schaub, Oak Tree Festival, Sundays at the Park

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.

Saint Arnold’s Beer Dinner at Noe Restaurant

Saturday,
September 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Noe Restaurant at the Omni Hotel Houston
Where: Galleria
Can I eat there? Yes you can, see the menu for yourself.
Can I drink there? Saint Arnold’s provides beer pairings for each course.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Second Chance Prom (Benefiting Leukemia and Lymphoma Team in Training)

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.


Black Swan at the Omni Hotel Houston
Where: Galleria
Can I eat there? Did they serve food at your High School prom? Then, no.
Can I drink there? Unlike High School, This Prom provides a full bar, no flask necessary.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Eyes on the Tempest: The Ike Plays

Saturday, September 26, 2009; Theater opens at 2:00 p.m.


The Island ETC at the Strand Theater, Galveston, TX
Where: Galveston – Definitely Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No. But, you may hear tales of Pre-Ike Grocery store runs.
Can I drink there? Once again, not so much. Unlike Ike, you don’t have bring a healthy supply of bottled water either.
From where did we Scoop this event? Press Release is coming Soon. (We have the inside Scoop on this one) Facebook Invite!

The Country Houses of John F. Staub – Book Presentation

September 16, 2009; 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Houston Public Library
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Please, No. Don’t soil the books (and please keep your voices down).
Can I drink there? Drinking can only be done at the infrequent water fountains.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Performance Documentation: Body Acts

Thursday September 17, 2009; 8:00 p.m.

Houston Center for Photography
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Food will not be a distraction for the film presentation.
Can I drink there? Try to make it through the one-hour run without quenching your thirst.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Ha Ha Tonk, Buxton and Benjamin Wesley (Live at Dean’s Credit Clothing)

Friday September 18, 2009: 8:00 p.m. doors open.

Dean’s Credit Clothing
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? There will be a bit of snacks for purchase but not much more.
Can I drink there? Bring your wallet to imbibe what’s behind the bar.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Sundays in the Park Presented by Four Seasons Hotel Houston: Houston Grand Opera

Sunday September 27, 2009; 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Discovery Green
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Bring a picnic basket sit around and enjoy the show.
Can I drink there? Try not to sneak too much in, but a bottle of vino won’t hurt.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Oktoberfest at the Liederkranz

September 19, 2009, 4:30 p.m.

Houston Liederkranz Hall
Where: Oak Forest or Garden Oaks Area, Just Outside The Loop
Can I eat there? Yes, Bratwurst und Sauerkraut.
Can I drink there? Yes, fine German beers.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here. (This is more German than the Octoberfests you’re used to.)

Miles and Miles of Texas: The Lone Star State Through the Eyes of Buck Schiwetz

All of this week and on though September 27
, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, you’re there to learn about the impact of this early Texas artist.
Can I drink there? No.
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: League City, South West Houston, 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.

Big “Thank You’s” go out to Loopsters Jeff and Alli for their additions to the Regular Scoop this week.

— Paul

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