January 27th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 1.27.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Beethoven at the Menil, Wonderland Bash, Artopia 2010, Bay Area Rugby vs. The Woodlands Rugby, Junior VolunTIRR’s Fundraiser, Epicurean Evening at Space Center Houston, I Dream of Maharani, The Urban Market, 2010 International Piano Festival, Wonderland at the Alley, Steven Alexander, Henry Rollins, and Bernar Venet

If you have something to add, make a case for it in a comment or become a contributor.

Seymour Lipkin performs all-Beethoven Recital at the Menil Collection, Hosted by Da Camera

Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

The Menil Collection
Where: Neartown / Montrose
Can I eat there? No, and don’t expect this either (at 1:47 the fun begins). And yes, that is Russian!
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Alley Theatre Wonderland Bash

Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Winter Street Studios
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
Can I eat there? Yes, enjoy food provided by the delicious T’afia.
Can I drink there? Yes, do partake in the crazy themed concoctions created by the men and women over at Beaver’s.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Artopia 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Winter Street Studios
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Bay Area Men’s Rugby Football Club vs. The Woodlands Men’s Rugby Football Club

Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

West Campus Dr, Conroe, TX 77384
Where: Conroe, North Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, bring your own.
Can I drink there? No, but stick around for the after game “Stink and Drink” and witness comradery the likes of which you’ve not seen in American football.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Junior VolunTIRR’s Fundraiser, TV Thru Time

Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

The House of Blues Houston
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, but the purposes for attending are not based on food. Try these reasons: Molly and Ringwald’s, a chance to support children with disabilities, and you dressing as your favorite TV character.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

An Epicurean Evening – A Taste of Space at Space Center Houston

Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Space Center Houston
Where: Clear Lake, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, over 40 Clear Lake area restaurants will be there to serve you.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

I Dream of Maharani Featuring DJ Yogi G of Bollywood Music and Generasian Radio

Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The House of Blues Foundation Room + Bronze Peacock Room
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, if you like Indian food anywhere near as much as I do, this seems like as good a place as any. Oh, Henna artists will be there as well, if that’s ya’ thing.
Can I drink there? Yes, cocktails.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Urban Market, Houston Antique Show

Sunday, February 7, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Fields (North of the Heights)
Where: Independence Heights, North Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The 2010 International Piano Festival at the University of Houston (Date Idea?)

Friday, February 12, recital begins at 7:30 p.m.: Abbey Simon, February 13, recital begins at 7:30 p.m.: Stephen Hough, February 14, recital begins at 3 p.m.: Gilles Vonsattel

Moores Opera House
Where: The University of Houston, Main Campus
Can I eat there? No. You might try Bohemeos or Jenni’s Noodle House.
Can I drink there? No, after you’ve eaten at one of the establishments above, enjoy the music, it’s not often so much talent and passion is assembled into one place.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Wonderland at the Alley Theatre (Date Idea?)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 through February 14, 2010, Tuesday through Thursday, Sunday evenings 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m.

The Alley Theatre
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions will be available. You might try Mingalone or Birraporetti’s.
Can I drink there? Yes, check out Club 615 but do imbibe softly or you might just find yourself in a booze induced rabbit hole.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Steven Alexander Opening Reception at Gemillion & Co., Fine Art, Inc.

January 21, 2010 through February 20, 2010

Gremillion & Co., Fine Art, Inc.
Where: West University
Can I eat there? Yes, but, this is not the reason for your being there, is it? Experience the artist’s creation; the subtle textures and large plains of color will act as catalysts for any number of emotions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Henry Rollins – The Spoken Word Live at the House of Blues

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 show starts at 8:00 p.m.

The House of Blues Houston
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, “many ripe apples on the low branch of the tree, you want to reach up and pull one down and take a bite, and while you know your arms are long enough, they feel a little too short.”.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Bernar Venet Sculpture Exhibit Opening

On display for 9 months

Hermann Park
Where: The Medical Center
Can I eat there? No, view these larger than life sculptures, join in an experience that only a handful of other cities in the world have been a part of. Peruse this collection of “action sculpture in slow motion” or check out our impression on the The Week That Was.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Thanks to Paul, Angela, Vance, 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

No comments yet.

Add Your Comment