January 13th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 1.13.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Charlie Robison, E-Makeover House Edition Reveal, The New Normal, Parrot Head Party, Clean Out The Bar Party, Saris and Samosas, Bettie Page Tribute Night – Live Burlesque, Houston Poetry Slam, Ice at Discovery Green (Last Week), The Locavore Life (paneled discussion), The Lawndale Art Center, National Pie Day, Discounted Furnace Checks, and Master Class at the Main Street Theatre

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Charlie Robison at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:35 p.m.


McGonicel’s Mucky Duck
Where: Greenway / Upper Kirby
Can I eat there? Yes, the usual bar food will be available, but we think you’ll be more interested in agreeing with Mr. Robison’s  inclusion on our List, agreed?
Can I drink there? Yes, please. When singing, “Barlight bar bright, first bar that i see tonight, wish i may wish i might, find someone to hold me tight,” you might not only want a beer in hand, but someone to squeeze as well. It’s understandable.
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.

The New Normal Opening Reception at Diverse Works

Friday, January 15, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Diverse Works
Where: Oak Forest / Garden Oaks, North West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, it is a reception so refreshments are sure to be around, but be sure to visually consume the artists’ works being featured. The NEW NORMAL, a phrase coined by Former Vice President Dick Cheyne, describes the ever present use of increasingly invasive security measures, put in place in the name of safety.
Can I drink there? Yes, although watch your tongue, you never know who’s watching.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Parrot Head Party with Frank Landry at Noah’s Ark (Jimmy Buffet Cover)

Friday, January 15, 2010


Noah’s Ark Bar & Grill
Where: Bacliff, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, you can. We have yet to experience Noah’s first hand, but my Uncle Butch can tell tales of their smoked oysters for hours at a time. Mesmerizing.
Can I drink there? Yes, do.
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 16, 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.

Bettie Page Tribute Night with Live Burlesque at the Alamo Drafthouse

Saturday, January 16, 2010 7:30 p.m.

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in West Oaks Mall
Where: West Oaks, West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, delicious food. Get there early for pre-show entertainment, ya know what that means, dont ya? Plenty of ankle and wrist, it’s burlesque, no?
Can I drink there? Yes, take advantage of the fact that you’re at a drafthouse, watching burlesque.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Houston Poetry Slam at Avant Garden Houston

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Avant Garden Houston
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes, wine as well as exotic drink concoctions.
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.

Urban Harvest  Presents Food For Thought a Paneled Discussion: Living The Locavore Life

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.

Oberholtzer Residence Hall at the University of Houston
Where: The University of Houston, Main Campus
Can I eat there? No, you can instead learn about growing your own food and supporting the growth of food grown within a 100 mile radius (Locavore). Those speaking include Chef John Sheely, Nell Wheeler a local farmer with Vegetable Matters, Teresa Byrne-Dodge of My Table Magazine, and moderated by Mark Bowen of Urban Harvest.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

5 New Exhibitions Opening at the Lawndale Art Center

Friday, January 22, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Lawndale Art Center
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No, you’ll be too busy experiencing the art of Robert Hodge, Lovie Olivia, Michael Kahlil Taylor, Christopher Cascio, Anne J. Regan, Ned Dodington, Sally Heller, and Jarrod Beck.
Can I drink there? Yes, lightly, these are installations we’re talking about here, don’t depend on a velvet rope to break your fall should you stumble from ravenous consumption.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

National Pie Day Celebration!

Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The Heights Shopping District
Where: Washington Heights / Memorial – 335 W. 19th Street (Heights Shopping District)
Can I eat there? Yes, lunch and meat pies with free dessert and coffee samples until none remain!
Can I drink there? Yes, Katz Coffee samples .
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Cool Hands HVAC to Offer $10 Discounts on Service Calls Regarding Your Old Furnace ($29.95)

Saturday, January 18, 2010 through Saturday, January 23, 2010

Your Home
Where: Greater Houston
Can I eat there? Yes? I suppose  you could, it’s your home. I’d be more interested in what might be wrong with my furnace, but that’s just me. Safety people.
Can I drink there? Yes?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Master Class at the Main Street Theatre

January 7, 2010 through January 24, 2010 p.m. Check here for showtimes

The Main Street Theatre
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, snacks, but you’re there to see a riveting performance by Celeste Roberts as Maria Callas.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Thanks to Aaron, Stephanie, Matt, Oh My! Pocket Pies, 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

Oh my! Pocket Pies — Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:36 am

And don’t forget…

National Pie Day celebration!

January 23, 2010 12pm – 2pm
Hosted by Oh my! Pocket Pies (www.ohmypocketpies.com)

Where? 335 W. 19th Street (Historic Heights Shopping District)
Can you eat there? YES! Lunch & meat pies available / Free dessert and coffee samples until they’re gone!
Can you drink there? Katz coffee & iced tea, milk, etc.
Details- http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=249225672261&ref=mf OR http://www.ohmypocketpies.com

Richard — Wednesday, January 13, 2010 10:24 am

Thanks for the recommendation OMPP. It’s been added.

Nate Wells — Wednesday, January 13, 2010 6:54 pm

The Bettie Page Tribute Night with Live Burlesque at the Alamo Drafthouse is at the West Oaks Alamo Drafthouse Location only. West Oaks Mall #429, Houston, TX 77082

Richard — Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:10 pm

Thanks for the catch, Nate.

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