November 2nd, 2009

Your Regular Scoop Of Houston 11.02.09

The Regular Scoop: With so many things happening this week you might not be able to prioritize. Let us suggest VOTING for your next Houston Mayor.

This week or the next: Wine Education Classes, Houston Mayoral Election, Mary Poppins, Party Bites For The Holidays, 33rd Annual Chili Supper, Hanh Tran To Debut Original Oil Paintings, Feast With The Beasts, Pandora’s Box, The Texas Conference For Women, May Valley Turkey Trot and Via Calori A Street: Painting Festival

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, November 2, 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.

The Houston Mayoral Election, 2009 (VOTE)

November 3, 2009
from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For your local polling station, go here or here.
Where: City Wide
Can I eat there? No, this is about our Houston civic duties, not eating and not drinking. We all love this city, let’s make sure we take part in its future, yeah?
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Mary Poppins At The Hobby Center

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 8:00 p.m., or all week long until November 8, 2009

Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes, you won’t be needing a spoon full of sugar for this medicine to go down. Did we just compare alcohol to medicine, oh dear!
From where did we Scoop this event? Here, here and here.

Party Bites For The Holidays, Cooking Demonstration and Dinner Benefiting The Homeless

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Christ Church Cathedral, The Beacon
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, certainly, you’re consuming of food might just make it possible for others to eat.
Can I drink there? Yes, indeed, there will be a paired wine with every course.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

The Rotary Club of Galveston To Host 33rd Annual Chili Supper

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ball High School Cafeteria
Where: Galveston, South Houston, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, it’s getting slightly chilly and there’s chili.
Can I drink there? No, that’s simply against State Law.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Hanh Tran To Debut Original Oil Paintings at Artful Justice

Thursday, November 5, 2009, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Mixed Emotions Fine Art
Where: Midtown
Can I eat there? Yes, hors de’ oeuvres (that’s French).
Can I drink there? Yes, a cash bar with Texas’ own Tito’s vodka, but really what bar in Texas doesn’t serve it. We think this is what’s called product placement?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Feast With The Beasts (and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy) At The Houston Zoo

Friday, November 6, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Houston Zoo
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes, with over 50 of Houston’s good restaurants catering it would seem like the thing to do.
Can I drink there? Yes, indeed you may, with a 21 and over policy, this would suggest the presence of alcohol.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.
Thank you
to Heidi for this animaltastic Scoop.

KUHF and Discovery Green Present Pandora’s Box (Die Büchse der Pandora), A Silent Film Concert

Friday, November 6, 2009, 8:00 p.m.

Discovery Green
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, B.Y.O.P., Bring Your Own Picnic. If there were ever a case for a picnic, this is it.
Can I drink there? Yes, just don’t let that opening of that bottle cap be your downfall.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

“Rethink. Resolve. Renew.” – The Texas Conference For Women

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The George R. Brown Convention Center
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions. But really, you’ll be engaging the likes of Governor Rick Perry, First Lady Anita Perry and Suze Orman, not notions of gourmandization.
Can I drink there? No, supporting the advancement of women is the order of the day.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

May Valley Turkey Trot, Family Fun In The Woodlands

Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 12:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m.

May Valley Circle
Where: The Woodlands, North Houston, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, please.
Can I drink there? No, this one is for the families.
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.

Via Calori: A Street Painting Festival Benefiting The Center For Speech and Hearing

Saturday, November 21, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday November 22, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sam Houston Park and Surrounding Neighborhoods
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, it’s  a festival!
Can I drink there? No, you’re there to consume asphalt (not in the crashing sense, but the artistic sense as the street we drive on is literally transformed in to works of art).
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

Comments

Kathy — Tuesday, November 3, 2009 12:29 pm

Lots of different offerings – thanks guys!

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