November 9th, 2009

Your Regular Scoop Of Houston 11.09.09

The Regular Scoop: In celebration of Proposition 4 passing the popular vote last week giving the Texas State Legislature the go ahead to consider seven Texas institutions (including University of Houston and the University of North Texas) for funding as Tier 1 Schools, we offer some educational events of our own.

This week or the next: Wine Education Classes, The Texas Conference For Women, Rendezvous With People Of The World, Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin, Families For Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) Presents The ABC’s Of ABA, Orange Show Monument In Houston, Novemberfest Car and Bike Show, May Valley Turkey Trot, The 57th Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show, Wine & Cheese Owl Prowl and Via Calori: A Street Painting Festival Benefiting The Center For Speech and Hearing

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 9, 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.

Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus – A Reading by Douglas Earle Johnston

Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Brazos Bookstore
Where: West University
Can I eat there? No, experience a “tale of lustful gods, fair maidens, and lowly tricksters.”
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.
Thanks to John Johnston at the Classical Theatre Company.

“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.

Rendezvous With People Of The World, A Greek Evening

Thursday, November 12, 2009
from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Bell Tower
Where: The Galleria Area
Can I eat there? Yes, enjoy Greek delicacies and prepare to mingle as the “ambassador of your own country.”
Can I drink there? Yes, lots of Greek wine. With all of the dancing and live music, this might just take the edge off of all things foreign, for those of us that get uptight.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.
No tennis shoes or t-shirts, please.

Houston Grand Opera Presents Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin

Friday, November 13, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday November 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.

The Brown Theatre
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes, mind the intake or you just might buy into all the talk of Ortrud’s magic arts. Magical diving swans?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Families For Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) Presents The ABC’s Of ABA, Essential Skills In Behavior Analysis and Treatment

Saturday, November 14, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Registration: 8:30 am

University of Houston Main Campus, Heyne Building, H-Building 534, room 135, Auditorium
Where: University of Houston, Main Campus
Can I eat there? Yes, a boxed lunch is provided.
Can I drink there? No, this is a learning experience.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Visit The Orange Show Monument In Houston

Saturday, November 14, 2009 and Sunday, November 15, 2009 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The Orange Show Monument
Where: Wayside / Lawndale
Can I eat there? Yes, there’s a possibility of concessions.
Can I drink there? No, you’re there to experience local art. You’re there to find and express your own creativity.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Alvin Rotary Club and Twisted Cycles Present Novemberfest Car and Bike Show

Friday, November 14, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

National Oak Park
Where: Alvin, South Houston, Worth The Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, it’s highly possible. If not, we’ve heard great things about Joe’s Barbeque, we have yet to experience it, but our relatives out that way swear by their ribs and peach cobbler.
Can I drink there? Maybe.
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.

Westheimer Block Party, WestFest (Check out the run-down, Here and here)

Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. and Sunday November 15, 2009 at 12:00 a.m.

Stages in and around Mango’s, Helios and Numbers
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, there will be food. There will even be vegetarian food for the faint of heart. However, this is more about the music, local and regional bands will be rockin’ out for two days!
Can I drink there? Yes, the festival has some associations with establishments, known to serve alcohol.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The 57th Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show

Thursday, November 19, 2009 through Sunday, November 22, 2009

The George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall D
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, there will be concessions.
Can I drink there? No, it’s time you brought your eyes for the appreciation of antiquities and not much else.
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)

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 rolled away. 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.

Wine & Cheese Owl Prowl

Friday, November 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Houston Arboretum
Where: Uptown
Can I eat there? Yes, you will be trekking for flying squirrels, owls and other creatures of the night, in short, you’re bound to work up an appetite.
Can I drink there? Yes, have some wine with that cheese.
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.

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.

Thanks to my wife Melanie for help with this Week’s Scoop.

— Richard

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