January 6th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 1.06.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: The Star of Wonderment Eve, DJ Rhyno at Rebels Honky Tonk, Volunteer at the Houston Zoo, The Starck Chair Project, The Ton Tons at Walter’s, Administaff Holiday Balloon at Discovery Green, Extreme Makeover Home Edition Comes to Texas Bay Area, Clean Out the Bar Party at Coffee Groundz, Saris & Samosas, the Ice at Discovery Green (last week).

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The Star of Wonderment Eve at the Czech Center Museum Houston

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Czech Center Museum Houston
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes. This is about the astronomical events that occurred so long ago when the Magi first wandered those ancient Middle Eastern deserts as explained by Dr. Carolyn Sumners.
Can I drink there? Yes. It’s a high class event so take her easy on the loud mouth soup.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

DJ Rhyno Spinning Only the Best Country Music at Rebels Honkie Tonk

Thursday, January 7, 2010 from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Rebels Honky Tonk
Where: Washington Ave. / Memorial Area
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? Yes. Honky Tonkin’ implies such deeds.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Bobbindoctrin’s Sixth Annual Puppet Festival

Thursday, January 7, 2010 through Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 8 p.m. (Sunday is family day at 4 p.m.)

Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre
Where: Neartown / Montrose
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Become a Volunteer at the Houston Zoo

Friday, January 8, 2010, or any day, really

The Houston Zoo
Where: West University
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Starck Chair Project

Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 8 p.m.

Dean’s Credit Clothing Cocktail Lounge
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No. But ponder this,”Three friends, three chairs, one very large camera.” Before that maybe some Paulie’s, West Alabama Ice House or Cafe Byzantio. The ball’s in your chair.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s one of our favorite things about Dean’s, especially the frozen fruity Cosmos, know what I sayin’? Marc?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

The Tontons, Rocky Moon & Bolt, and Ghost Mountain at Walter’s on Washington

Saturday, January 9, 2010, from 8:00 p.m. till last call

Walter’s On Washington
Where: Washington Ave. / Memorial
Can I eat there? No, that’s not why you’re there, is it?
Can I drink there? Yes, indeed, you may.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Administaff Holiday Balloon Takes 18 Houstonians at a Time to New Views of Downtown

Friday, January 10, 2010 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Discovery Green
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No. Sight seeing is the activity taking place at this event.
Can I drink there? No. Consider this on par with driving, they don’t mix, yeah?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Extreme Home Makeover Home Edition Comes to the Texas Bay Area

Thursday, January 7, 2010 through January 14, 2010

Doors to be knocked on Thursday 1.07.10
Where: The Bay Area, South East Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No. Find out how you can get involved here. Donate money, go here. While the program is in town, they hold food and blood drives to restock the local food and blood banks.
Can I drink there? No. You might drink plenty of water while on the job though.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Clean Out the BAR Party at Coffee Groundz

Friday, January 15, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2010

The Coffee Groundz
Where: Midtown
Can I eat there? Yes, enjoy food of the locally grown variety. If I were to go there, I’d try the Grilled Veggie Panini (Not to be confused with the chilled Vegeta or even the filled Vegito. Yes I went there), but I used to be in to that sort of thing.
Can I drink there? Yes, the name says it all.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Saris & Samosas – HYPA’s Kick-off Party for I Dream of Maharani

Saturday, January 16, 2010 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

SoVino Bistro & Wine Bar
Where: Midtown
Can I eat there? Yes, food with considerable South American influence.
Can I drink there? Yes, please, as they say, “Sip, savor, satisfy.”
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

The Ice At Discovery Green

Every Day, 2009 through January 18, 2010

Discovery Green
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, indulge in other aspects of the Winter holidays, cold weather and ice skating.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Thanks to Paul, Valerie, and Afrodet for their contributions on this week’s Scoop. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Scoop of things to do in Houston, just a weekly reminder of what makes this city great.

— Richard

Comments

Kathy — Wednesday, January 6, 2010 2:44 pm

Nice scoop – plenty of variety – thanks!

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