September 21st, 2009

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 09.21.09

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, BRA ART, Miles and Miles of Texas, Oak Tree Festival, Sundays at the Park, College Football: Texas Tech v. University of Houston, The Lighter Side of the Recession, Anime at the Alamo, Urban Dance with TUTS, Culinary Encounters: Fine Food and Flight, Wineapalooza “V”, Komen Race for the Cure

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.

BRA ART: Benefiting the “Save the Ta-Tas” foundation

Saturday, September 26, 2009 (Deadline to Sign Up) – Friday, October 16, 2009 (Event Date)

This is the last week to sign up. The event itself is on October 16th (or, Bratober 16th according to the link below).
Where: Bering and James Art Gallery, Montrose
Can I eat there? Make sure to Donate and Submit your Bra Art then have cake and eat it too at the event.
Can I drink there? Cocktails galore, preference shown to those Pretty in Pink.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and Here and Here

Anime at the Alamo: Nabari No Ou

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ninjas(!) as only the best Japanese animators can bring to the screen. In 1080i, too.
Where: Alamo Drafthouse, West Oaks
Can I eat there? Sure thing one of the pleasant parts of Alamo Drafthouse.
Can I drink there? We’re in hard times, you don’t want to be wasteful on drink.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here

Urban Dance in the Park with TUTS

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

“Hip Hop legend, Alex Arizpe. This class will incorporate dances styles, from hip hop, to popping to X dancing, and street dance.”
Where: Discovery Green, Downtown
Can I eat there? If you bring it you can eat it.
Can I drink there? Same goes as the above.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here

The Lighter Side of the Recession

Thursday, September 24, 2009 through Saturday, November 21, 2009

Comedy inspired by Economic Woe
Where: Radio Music Theater
Can I eat there? Eat up the jokes and I’m sure you’ll be satisfied.
Can I drink there? We’re in hard times, you don’t want to be wasteful on drink.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here

Culinary Encounters: An Evening of Fine Food and Flight

Friday, September 25, 2009

Space Center Houston invites it’s doors to the starry-eyed foodies of the city.
Where: Space Center Houston, Clear Lake
Can I eat there? Indeed, and it won’t come in a vacuum-sealed bag.
Can I drink there? Tang won’t be one of the options, finer wines will.
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 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.

College Football: Texas Tech v. #17 University of Houston

Saturday, September 26, 2009. 8:15 PM Kick-off

Texas Tech travels to Houston to face the Top Twenty ranked Houston Cougars.
Where: Robertson Stadium on the University of Houston Main Campus
Can I eat there? The many tailgates will surely offer numerous chances to chow.
Can I drink there? Have a couple in the parking lot or a few in the friendly confines.
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.

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.

2009 Komen Houston Race for the Cure

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Run. Walk. Volunteer. Make a Difference.” A multitude of options to get involved to raise money for breast cancer research.
Where: Sam Houston Park, Downtown
Can I eat there? Bring a Powerbar or two to help you get through the 5K.
Can I drink there? Properly hydrate before.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and Here and Here

Corkscrew’s Wineapalooza “V”

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Corkscrew’s fifth installment of a festival celebrating wine.
Where: The Corkscrew, Washington Heights
Can I eat there? A few things here and there, if only to cleanse your palate.
Can I drink there? Delectable wines from around the world.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here

4th Annual Houston Heights Bike Rally and Scavenger Hunt

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A bike rally without the horsepower of the Harleys you see on TV.
Where: The Heights
Can I eat there? Keep both hands on the handlebars… That’s what they’re there for.
Can I drink there? Fill up that canteen and sling it over your shoulder.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and Here

Big thank you to Jayme for her additions to our list of events.

— Paul

Comments

Aaron — Monday, September 21, 2009 10:00 am

This may be fun those of you looking for something to do tonight! Sorry, saw it after the deadline.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston Presents Meals on Reels; Marcus Davis’ Fav. Film- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Tonight 7pm, MFAH, Brown Auditorium. Tickets $7! If you are there, you could win a gift basket LOADED with The Breakfast Klub goodies!

http://www.mfah.org/films.asp?par1=1&par2=1&par3=1139&par4=1&par5=1&par6=1&par7=&lgc=6&eid=&currentPage=

Richard — Tuesday, September 22, 2009 2:39 am

Good Scoop!

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