October 5th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 10.05.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Trivia Night at the Harp, Movies on the Roof, Greetings from Houston, Dialogues of a Disparate World, Peter and James at the Big Top, Trivia at Taps, Marvelous Wonderettes, Rock en Español, Nobody Needs to Know the Price of Your Saab, Jamaican Beer Night, Saint Boniface’s Last Days, College Football: University of Houston vs. Mississippi State, College Rugby: Rice University battles Sam Houston State, Tour the Texas Blue Bonnet Wine Trail, Pumpkin Beer Throwdown, and Blame the Scapegoat

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Trivia Night at the Harp


Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


The Harp [1625 Richmond Avenue]
Where: Montrose
How much? $3.00 per person, no more than 6 people per team.
Can I eat there? Yes, free pizza.
Can I drink there? Yes, try the Carbonite (Wild Turkey and Red Bull) shot to antagonize your neurons.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Movies on the Roof at Kohn’s


Tuesday,
October 5, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.

Kohn’s Wine, Darts, Coffee and Art [2808 Milam St.]
Where: Midtown
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Greetings From Houston: Vintage Post Card Views of the City


Tuesday,
October 5, 2010 through November 14, 2010, or Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Heritage Society [1100 Bagby]
Where: Downtown
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No. You’ve got the wrong idea. Wrong tone. “No better medium expresses the city’s transformation than the postcard. It acts as a chronicle and a window through time. One can view the earliest beginnings of the city, including horse-drawn carts in the streets and grand railway depots, to our first skyscrapers and suburban development.” — Daniel E. Monsanto – Postcard History Series
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Rahul Mitra’s Dialogues of Disparate Worlds at UH Clear Lake (Last Week!)


Tuesday,
October 5, 2010 through October 8, 2010 or Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday, 9:00 a.m. till Noon

University of Houston – Clear Lake Bayou Building, Atrium I, Second Level [2700 Bay Area Blvd.]
Where: Clear Lake, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, the art being displayed here is far more fascinating than the food in the vending machines. Eat ahead of time if your hunger is persistent, here or here. Sure those locations are not immediately close, but you might as well try one while you’re down there, no?
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Peter and James at Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge


Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Shoeshine Charley’s Big Top Lounge [3714 Main Street]
Where: The Fourth Ward
How much? Free admission, but do take advantage of the reasonably priced drinks.
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Pub Trivia at Taps House of Beer


Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Taps House of Beer [5120 Washington]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? Free admission, but it’s Taps. Over 90 beers on tap. Money will be spent.
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Marvelous Wonderettes at Stages Repertory Theatre (Two Weeks Left!)


Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Stages Repertory Theatre [3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? $10.00 for Economy, $25.00 for Premium, $19.00 for Select and $14.00 for Standard
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Rock en Español


Wednesday,
October 6, 2010

Bam Bou Houston [2540 University Blvd.]
Where: West University
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No. In fact, because you won’t be eating, they’ve decided to enforce a dress code of “smart casual”—whatever that means.
Can I drink there? Yes, and you’ll be happy to know they’ve got bottle discounts before 11:00 p.m.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

“Nobody Needs to Know the Price of your Saab” Works by Gabriel Kuri


Wednesday,
October 6, 2010 through November 13, 2010, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston 1200 Fine Arts Building
Where: University of Houston Main Campus
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, this is about consumerism. So, consume the consumerist conscious art.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Jamaican Beer Special at Onion Creek


Thursday, October 7, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Onion Creek [3106 White Oak]
Where: The Heights
How much? $2.00 Jamaican Beer All Day, Mon!
Can I eat there? Yes. The Chicken Breast Sandwich with provolone, bacon, country honey dijon, lettuce, tomato and red onion? It’s Matt Lucas Approved.  Also, the Veggie Sandwich strikes out with its sabre of awesomeness, it aims to kill, so don’t be surprised when you walk away feeling that veggie isn’t all bad.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.
BOOOOOO! Starbucks with no alcohol! Hooray Beer!

Saint Boniface’s Last Days: Works by Peat Duggins (Last Week!)


Friday, October 8, 2010 or any day through October 11, 2010 Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Art Palace [3913 Main St.]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No. Instead, peruse the sculptures and installations presented to you.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

College Football: University of Houston vs. Mississippi State University


Saturday, October 9, 2010, Kick-off at 7:00 p.m.

Robertson Stadium – the University of Houston – Main Campus [3875 Holman St.]
Where: The University of Houston – Main Campus
How much? $25.00 to $90.00
Can I eat there? Yes, Terrance Broadway makes his second career start continuing to take on an awful lot of responsibility—long story short, I’d be too nervous to have an appetite. Hopefully Bryce Beall will have as good a week against Mississippi State as he did against Tulane to help shoulder some of the burden. Four rushing touchdowns to defeat a second half rally says that this team’s got some chutzpah.
Can I drink there? Yes, peas and carrots here, folks.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

College Rugby: Rice University vs. Sam Houston State University


Saturday, October 9, 2010, Kick-off at 2:00 p.m.

Rice University Rugby Pitch [6100 Main St.]
Where: West University
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, if you’d like.
Can I drink there? Yes. I think it’s allowed.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail and a Stop at Messina Hof


Saturday, October 9-10 All-day event


Messina Hof Estate [4545 Old Reliance Road] (Call to make reservations: 979-778-9463 ext. 234)
Where:
Bryan, Northwest of Houston, Worth the Drive
How much?
1 ticket for $25.00 or 2 tickets for $45.00, Messina Hof Prefix Menu: $45.00 per person plus tax and gratuity($5 per person donated to the Brazos Valley Food Bank)
Can I eat there?
Yes, expect Grilled Portobello, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad, Baked Texas 10-15 Onion Chardonnay soup, Broiled aged Texas Rib eye or Texas Royalty Pecan Encrusted Red Snapper, and to finish it off Papa Paulo Port Tiramisu.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Petrol Station’s Pumpkin Beer Throwdown


Thursday, October 14, 2010, Details are Sketchy. We’ll let you know when we have more information. Mark your calendars anyhow!

The Petrol Station [985 Wakefield]
Where:
Oak Forest / Garden Oaks, Just Outside The Loop
How much? Free, unless you’re going to enter your own pumpkin beer.
Can I eat there? Yes, they’ll be serving up the items you’ve grown accustomed to, all of which are delicious.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Blame the Scapegoat


Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Jung Center of Houston [5200 Montrose Blvd.]
Where:
Montrose
How much? $15 ($10 Jung Center members)
Can I eat there? No, wrong question, you should be asking,”What is it that drives people to place blame outside of themselves for their own shortcomings and fallibilities?”
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

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