November 23rd, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 10.23.10 – Thanksgiving!

This week or the next in the Houston area: Belly Dancing at Avant Garden, Rick Lee and the Night Owls, Houston’s Farmer’s Market, Diverse Works Presents Pilot (FX), Zumba at Discovery Green, Robert Ellis & The Boys at Fitz, Panto Pinocchio, 2010 Turkey Trot Benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services, Run Through the Woods, Drinks at Anvil, Ooh La La Dessert Boutique and Toys for Tots, Los Lonely Boys at Cactus Music, Head to Froberg’s, Lights of Millerville Opening for the Holidays, and the Fabulous Wonderettes

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Bells on Our Toes Eclectic Belly Dancing at Avant Garden Houston


Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 8:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Avant Garden Houston [411 Westheimer]
Where: Neartown / Montrose
How much? That’ll be $4.00.
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Big Ass Blues Jam with Rick Lee & The Night Owls


Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 8:00 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 jokes and music of old Rick Lee with your chewing, even if it is supposedly the best steak night in Houston.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Houston’s Farmer’s Market at Rice University


Tuesday, November 23, 2010 and Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Rice University [1600 Main Street]
Where: West University
How much? Price varies upon quantity purchased. Expect to pay a few dollars more per item than you would at Kroger.
Can I eat there? Yes. With weather this amazing I think it’d do us some good to get outside, especially in the West U area.
Can I drink there? Drink it all in.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Grandalism: Featuring the Work of Pilot (FX)


Wednesday, November 24, 2010, from Noon to 6:00 p.m. or Wednesday through Saturday until December 18, 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.

Zumba at Discovery Green


Wednesday, November 24, 2010, from
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Anheuser-Busch Stage at Discovery Green [1500 McKinney]
Where: Downtown
How much? Free.
Can I eat there? No, this is fitness stuff. Eat some other time
Can I drink there? No, not the place for such things.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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


Wednesday, November 24, 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.

Panto Pinocchio


Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., or any Thursday after that at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. through January 9, 2011

Stages Repertory Theatre [3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? $24.00 for Economy, $37.00 for Premium, $34.00 for Select $43.00 for VIP, and $29.00 for Standard
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

TXU Energy 2010 Turkey Trot Benefiting Sheltering Arms Senior Services


Thursday, November 25, 2010 from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Race Day Registration / Packet Pick-Up, 7:55 a.m. 10K and 5K Wheelchair Start, 8:00 a.m. 10K Run / Walk Start, 8:15 a.m. 5K Run / Walk Start, 9:15 a.m. “Palais Royal” Kids Run / Walk Start


Dillard’s Galleria [Westheimer at Post Oak 4925 Westheimer]
Where: The Galleria, West Houston, Just Outside the Loop
How much? 10K Competitive Run / Walk – $25.00, 10K Non-competitive Run / Walk – $25.00, 5K Competitive Run / Walk – $25.00, 5K Non-competitive Run / Walk – $25.00, 10K Wheelchair – $25.00, 5K Wheelchair – $25.00Kids Run / Walk – $10.00
Can I eat there? Yes, lightly though if you plan on competing.
Can I drink there? No, not unless you want to”flask it” and I wouldn’t recommend that on any of the above mentioned races.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

GE Run Through the Woods in the Woodlands


Thursday, November 25, 2010, 1 mile children’s race at 7:45 a.m., a 5 mile run at 8:15 a.m., a 3 mile teen run at 8:25 a.m. and a 3 mile walk at 8:35 a.m.


Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [2005 Lake Robbins Dr. ]
Where: The Woodlands, North Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Drink at Anvil on Thanksgiving


Thursday, November 25, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. till Close


Anvil Bar & Refuge [1424 Westheimer Rd.]
Where: Montrose
How much? It depends on what you order. As for me, I prefer a Gin Old Fashioned, that runs about $8.00.
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes. How much is up to how badly you want to escape your relatives. Then again, you drink enough, and they’ll come visit you again when you can’t drive your car home.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Ooh La La Dessert Boutique Teams Up with Toys for Tots


Saturday, November 27, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. through December 15, 2010 (Closed Sundays)

Ooh La La Dessert Boutique [20155 Park Row] or [23920 Westheimer Parkway]
Where: Katy, West Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? $10.oo and up for the new toy. (No guns – Travis that’s directed at you)
Can I eat there? Yes, when you bring in that shiny new toy you get a delicious JUMBO cupcake!
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Los Lonely Boys at Cactus Music


Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.

Cactus Music & Record Ranch [2110 Portsmouth St.]
Where: Shepherd and Farnham
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No. This is your chance to check out another Texas original in the Los Lonely Boys out of Austin.
Can I drink there? Yes, Saint Arnolds. However if you’ve still not quenched that thirst, you might venture to McElroy’s or the Stag’s Head.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Head to Froberg’s Farm


Saturday, November 27, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Froberg’s Farm [11875 County Road 190]
Where: Alvin, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? This depends on your addiction to all things local. Prices vary.
Can I eat there? Yes, but concentrate on gathering food for any number of fresh meals soon to be made in your future. Look for Satsumas, Broccoli, Cabbage, Meyer Lemons, Mustards, Radish, Pecans, Turnips, Collards, Cucumbers and Kumquats.  Delicious! Don’t forget about Greak’s Smokehouse either.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Lights of Millerville Opening for the Holidays


Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony or Sunday through Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; weather permitting.

Residential Neighborhood in Pasadena [5223 Rainier St.]
Where: Pasadena, Southeast Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free, but the creators of the event ask that donations be considered for either Toys for Tots or the American Cancer Association
Can I eat there? Yes, but remember, this is a “choreographed display that includes thousands of lights, a Virtual Santa, leaping arches, and special Effects,” so don’t be surprised of those senses are too overloaded to eat.
Can I drink there? No, not the time for such things. This is about an incredible holiday light show put on by the Miller Family and Extreme Lightscapes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Marvelous Wonderettes at Stages Repertory Theatre (Extended to January 2, 2011)


Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 8:00 p.m., or any Thursday at 8:00 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? $21.00 for Economy, $41.00 for Premium, $37.00 for Select, $44.00 for VIP, and $33.00 for Standard
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

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