October 26th, 2009

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 10.26.09

The Regular Scoop: Halloween is just about here, so this week, as you carefully comb through the list of possible Houston experiences (as we are sure you do), keep an eye or three out for some tricks among these treats.

This week or the next: Wine Education Classes, Pure Pumpkin Patch, Rice Fields To Rockets, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, The First Tours At The New Saint Arnold Brewery, Urban Harvest Farmers Market, 3rd Annual Montrose Crawl, Dia de Lost Muertos with “Club No Minor” Mariachi’s

It would seem that in this instantly-updating-randomly-informing-internet age, that figuring out what to do in Houston, would be simple. Sadly, it’s not, believe us, as we’ve perused, glanced, sniffed and combed the thousands of  things to experience in our great city, we’re overwhelmed almost to the point of not choosing any at all. So in an effort to keep our overly excited brains sane and our hunger for Houston satiated, here’s a handful or Scoop of things we found interesting. We left many things out, but seeing as how we are a two man show at this point, bear with us. If you have something to add, make a case for it in a comment or become a contributor.

The Houston Wine School To Conduct Wine Education Classes

Starting Monday, October 26, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., every Monday through November 30, 2009

El Meson Restaurant
Where:  West University
Can I eat there? Yes, an assortment of cheeses will be served. Consume a few new vocabulary words as well, perhaps Cépage or Apéritif, you might throw these terms around, it may help, it may not. Like reading the text book before the first day of class?
Can I drink there? Sim, por favor entrar.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Pure Pumpkin Patch Picking at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., through Saturday October 31, 2009

The Front Lawn of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Where: Greenway, Upper Kirby Area
Can I eat there? No, this is for all of you who’ve not gotten your pumpkins yet.
Can I drink there? No, this one’s for the family, take ‘em for a stroll through the pumpkin patch.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Rice Fields To Rockets, The Journey In Sights & Sounds In Houston’s Bay Area

Thursday, October 22, 2009 through Wednesday November 4, 2009, any time this week

The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake
Where: Clear Lake, South Houston, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? No, you’re there to see the history of the area through art.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The First Tours At The New Saint Arnold Brewery, Downtown

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The New Saint Arnold Brewery (2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020)
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, B.Y.O.P. (that’s bring your own picnic to you folks).
Can I drink there? Yes, tour, drink, learn, savor and experience.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Miller Outdoor Theatre Presents: Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, a Double Feature

Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 7:30 p.m.

Miller Outdoor Theatre
Where: The Binz Area
Can I eat there? Yes, concessions will be available. Bring your own candy though if that’s how you celebrate Halloween.
Can I drink there? Yes, although if that’s the main goal, look below for more appropriate satisfaction.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Urban Harvest Farmers Market (Vendors and Gardener’s Corner Participants)

Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 8:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. or every Saturday

3000 Richmond at Eastside
Where: Greenway, Upper Kirby Area
Can I eat there? Yes, stop us if any of the following fresh produce picks sound delicious: persimmons, sweet corn, sweet corn , green beans, okra ,mushrooms, onions, eggplant, pak choy, arugula, po-ta-toes (boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew) butternut squash and fresh cut flowers.
Can I drink there? No, you’re there to support your local vendors.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The 3rd Annual Montrose Crawl on Halloween Night (Benefiting The Houston Area Women’s Center)

Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

Brasil and Poison Girl
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, the usual bar food. If that doesn’t satisfy, try Barnaby’s Cafe, Cafe Byzantio, Empire Cafe or for a quick bite, Brown Bag Deli.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s standard pub crawl practice to drink . . . and crawl, best of all (rhyme) it supports your Houston Area Women’s Center.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Dia de Lost Muertos with “Club No Minor” Mariachi’s, Ria Azul Tequila at Beaver’s

Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

Beaver’s Ice House
Where: Washington Heights
Can I eat there? Yes, please do, with food this good, it’d be a crime not to.
Can I drink there? Yes, with Tequila concoctions being created by Ryan Rouse, it’d seem like a good opportunity.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.
Thanks to Papa Beav for this one.

Día de los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) featuring the work of Lisa Hernandez and Lizbeth Ortiz

October 5, 2009 through November 11, 2009


Lone Star College and Montgomery’s Center for the Arts
Where: Montgomery, North Houston, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? No, this unique exploration and celebration into one of Mexico’s most misunderstood holidays will leave you satisfied.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Image Altered (Curator: Beth Secor, featuring the work of Chuy Benitez, Jesus Galvan, Cheyenne Ramos, Y.E. Torres and Rebecca Villarreal)

September 23, 2009 through November 19, 2009
, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art League Houston
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No, while you’re there, enjoy the first in the Celebrating Diversity Through Art series as Hispanic Heritage Month rolls in. If que son el hambre, try Little Bigs or Feast, both guaranteed to quiet that pest.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Spirits & Headhunters: Vanishing Worlds of the Amazon

Open Every Day, 2009 through February 28, 2010

The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No, instead fill you head, with knowledge of headhunters. Don’t loose it. After that, yes, you might venture here or here.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Fall 2009 Flemenco Classes at Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy

Monday through Thursday, all day Saturday

Del Espadin Flamenco & Spanish Dance Academy
Where: Greater Uptown
Can I eat there? No, it’s dance time.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

— Richard

Comments

Jquizz — Tuesday, October 27, 2009 7:40 am

thanks for the halloween info! so many choices…only one night…

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