October 12th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 10.12.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Bards Night, Greetings from Houston, a Loud Sound and Still Standing, Peter and James at the Big Top, Trivia at Taps, Marvelous Wonderettes, Nobody Needs to Know the Price of Your Saab, the Marriage of Bette and Boo, Pumpkin Beer Throwdown, Blame the Scapegoat,  Old 97’s at Cactus Music, Old 97’s at the Continental Club, Stay Up Book Release, College Football: University of Houston vs. Rice University, Real Pirates, and Robert Ellis and the Boys

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BARD’S NIGHT OPEN MIC at Avant Garden Houston


Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.


Avant Garden Houston [411 Westheimer]
Where: Neartown / Montrose
How much? Free, but I’ve said it before, be a gent or lady and order something.
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes, $2 beer all night, wine, and some exotic drink concoctions.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Greetings From Houston: Vintage Post Card Views of the City


Tuesday,
October 12, 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.

flickerlounge: a Loud Color and Still Standing


Wednesday, October 13, 2010, from Noon to 6:00 p.m. or Wednesday through Saturday until October 23, 2010

DiverseWorks Art Space [1117 E. Freeway]
Where: Just North of Downtown and I-10 East
How much? Free admission
Can I eat 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 13, 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 13, 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 (Last Week!)


Wednesday, October 13, 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.

Honky Tonk Happy Hour at the Hideaway


Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.

The Hideaway [3122 Dunvale]
Where: Woodlake / Briar Meadow, West Houston, Just Outside the Loop, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, but don’t drown out the music of Mitch Jacobs with your chewing.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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


Wednesday,
October 13, 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.

The Marriage of Bette & Boo at Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company


Thursday,
October 14, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. or Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. , with a preview on October 13 and a ‘Pay as you Like’ Monday on October 18. All performances are at 8:00 p.m. It runs through October 23, 2010

Midtown Art Center [3414 LaBranch at Holman]
Where: Midtown
How much? $15.00 for General Admission na d$ 8.00 for Students and Seniors
Can I eat there? No. “Admittedly biographical, the play is based on the play-wright’s parents’ marriage. A black comedy, told in 33 (mostly) quick scenes,”—meaning you’ll most likely be too enthralled with the pace and humor to be snacking on candy.
Can I drink there? No.
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.

Old 97’s at Cactus Music


Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Cactus Music & Record Ranch [2110 Portsmouth St.]
Where: Shepherd and Farnham
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, what’s food got to do with it? This is the Old 97’s, folks.
Can I drink there? Maybe, Saint Arnolds. However if you’ve still not quenched that thirst, you might venture to McElroy’s or the Stag’s Head. Just don’t drink the night away—you’ll need to get over to the Continental Club for their show at 10:00 p.m.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Old 97’s at the Continental Club


Thursday, October 14, 2010, at 10:00 p.m.

The Continental Club, right next door to The Big Top [3700 Main Street]
Where:
The Fourth Ward
How much?
Not free. Take cash.
Can I eat there? Yes, or you might try Tacos A Go-go , just a stones throw away.
Can I drink there? Yes, just don’t end up like these guys.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Stay Up – The Book by David Elizondo Official Release


Friday, October 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

War’Hous Visual Studios [4715 Main St]
Where:
The Museum District
How much?
Free
Can I eat there?
Yes, this book on Houston Street Art is sure to take priority over any wanting stomach. Am-e-right? Ack!, Coolidge, Cutthroat, DUAL, Eyesore, give up, shreddi, Weah, and 2:12 all have work featured, so bring eye drops for the amount of staring you’ll be doing.
Can I drink there? Yes, they’ll have a cash bar.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

College Football: University of Houston vs. Rice University


Saturday, October 16, 2010, Kick-off at 2:30 p.m.

Rice Stadium [2176 University Blvd.]
Where: West University
How much? $10.00 to $55.00
Can I eat there? Yes. This might have been considered a blow-out not so long ago. Not any more. Eat those grilled delights earlier, you’ll want your attention on the game. It should be a close one.
Can I drink there? Yes, peas and carrots here, folks.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Real Pirates at the Houston Museum o Natural Science


Sunday, October 17, 2010 or Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry at 4:00 p.m.) and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry at 7:00 p.m.) through February 6, 2011 Monday

The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Where: The Museum District
How much? $12.00 for Members, $25.00 for Adults, $18.00 for Children (3-11), Seniors (62+) & College Students, $6.00 for K – 12 School Groups, $15.00 for Groups of 20 or more / Corporate
Can I eat there? No, not at the exhibit. This is learning about real pirates!!
Can I drink there? No, but if you’re really hungry and don’t mind shelling out more than a couple handfuls of booty, you might try Zaza.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Robert Ellis & The Boys (Live) at Fitzgerald’s


Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.

Fitzgerald’s [2706 White Oak Drive]
Where: The Heights
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes, folk and country are to alcohol what tank-tops and spandex are to a gym.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

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