November 16th, 2009

Your Regular Scoop Of Houston 11.16.09

The Regular Scoop: There are many interesting events on this week’s agenda, but let us draw your attention to one dear Loopsters, Houston’s First Annual Citizenship Week, it promises to be a wonderful suite of events showcasing all that Houston has to offer us.

This week or the next: Pet Nights With Santa at West Oaks Mall, November Is For Wine Lovers at The Daily Review Cafe, Wine Education Classes, First Annual Citizenship Week, Modern Virtuosos Presented By Da Camera, Houston Premier Of “Papers” The Documentary, The Image Altered (LAST WEEK), The 57th Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show, Wine & Cheese Owl Prowl, The Last Night Of Ballyhoo, A Thanksgiving FEASTival, Spinning Yarn: Houston History Through Clothing and last but certainly not least, Via Calori: A Street Painting Festival

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Pet Nights With Santa at West Oaks Mall

Monday, November 16, 2009 or November 30, 2009


West Oaks Mall
Where: West Oaks / Greater Uptown
Can I eat there? No, this one is for the pets, although, we can recommend one pet friendly place bistro in the surrounding area. Heard of Chatters?
Can I drink there? No, not at the West Oaks Mall.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

November Is For Wine Lovers at The Daily Review Cafe

Monday, November 16, 2009 through November 30, 2009

The Daily Review Cafe
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, please do.
Can I drink there? Yes, every bottle of wine in the house is half-price with entrees! Take advantage, Loopsters!
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Houston Wine School To Conduct Wine Education Classes

Starting Monday, November 16, 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.

City of Houston Honors Its Citizens With First Annual Citizenship Week November

Opening Ceremony on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. events to continue through November 20, 2009

HoustonwideEvent Opening Ceremony Takes Place At Houston Public Library, Downtown
Where:  Houstonwide
Can I eat there? Yes, as diverse as Houston.
Can I drink there? Yes, but it’s not the focus and it depends on the events listing here.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Modern Virtuosos Presented By Da Camera of Houston (Featuring Jennify Koh, Marilyn Nonken,and Valerie Vidal)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009; 7:30 p.m.

The Menil Collection
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No, observe the art, listen to the music, that’s two senses nourished, don’t be a glutton.
Can I drink there? No, the above statement applies here as well.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Houston Premier Of “Papers” The Documentary

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.

The Ripley House Neighborhood Center
Where: The Second Ward
Can I eat there? No. Learn.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.
Thanks
to Brooke for this Scoop.

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. Last Week!

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.

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.

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.

The Last Night Of Ballyhoo, Presented By Main Street Theater in Rice Village

Friday, November 20, 2009 at 7:30, through December 13, 2009 (check here for other show times)

Rice Village
Where: Rice Village
Can I eat there? Yes, it’s possible.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s likely.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Blow Up Heart | Monica Vidal

Open Reception Friday, November 20, 2009 from 6:30-8:30

Museum District
Where: Lawndale Art Center
Can I eat there? No. You better fill up before you take in the art.
Can I drink there? If it pleases your senses.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Urban Harvest Farmers Market Presents Thanksgiving FEASTival

Saturday, November 21, 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, there will be food demos with Ryan Pera of the Grove Restaurant and Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s & the Backstreet Cafe. Also, there’s more than enough fresh produce.
Can I drink there? No, you’re there to support your local vendors and pick up a few holiday decorating tips from Green Lily Events & New Living
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Warehouse Art Crawl

November 21, 2009 from 10:00AM-9:00PM

Downtown
Where: The Original Cluster of Art Warehouses
Can I eat there? Just don’t get any grease on the artwork.
Can I drink there? If I know anything about artists, the answer is “yes.”
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Spinning Yarn: Houston History Through Clothing

October 6, 2009 through January 3, 2010, any day this week or the next

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, you may bring a picnic though.
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.

Visit The Orange Show Monument In Houston

Saturday, November 21, 2009 and Sunday, November 22, 2009 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The Orange Show Monument
Where: Wayside / Lawndale
Can I eat there? No, 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.

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 Aaron and Melanie for their additions to this week’s Scoop. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Scoop of things to do in Houston, just a weekly reminder of what makes this city great.

— Richard

Comments

Afrodet Zuri — Monday, November 16, 2009 11:38 am

There are two new exhibits up at Art League, they opened Friday and are showing through the 31st of December!

Obsession of the Essential
New work by Brent Kollock

Natural Recyclers and Wasted Resolve
Featuring installations by Divya Murthy and Nicola Parente

Afrodet Zuri — Monday, November 16, 2009 11:41 am

The Orange Show is open every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm. Hurry though, it is closed for major repairs mid-December through mid-March. Look for my review soon right here on The Loop Scoop!

Afrodet Zuri — Monday, November 16, 2009 11:59 am

Please feel free to delete all of my comments and just incorporate them into your post. Here are some more events happening in the art world:

Blow Up Heart | Monica Vidal
Opening Reception Friday, November 20, 2009 from 6:30–8:30 PM
Artist Talks at 6 PM
November 20, 2009–January 9, 2010
http://lawndaleartcenter.org/

Warehouse Art Crawl
21 November 10am – 9pm
http://www.artcrawlhouston.com/

Hypnopomp | Britt Ragsdale, University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Studio Residency
December 2–19, 2009
Opening December 2, 2009 6–8 PM
http://lawndaleartcenter.org/

East End X-mas
Saturday 12-Dec-09 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM CST
The Orange Show Monument
2402 Munger St
Houston TX 77023 US
http://www.orangeshow.org/en/cev/11

Afrodet Zuri — Tuesday, November 17, 2009 2:38 pm

Here are some more events happening in the art world:

Hypnopomp | Britt Ragsdale, University of Houston Cynthia Woods
Mitchell Center for the Arts Studio Residency
December 2–19, 2009
Opening December 2, 2009 6–8 PM
http://lawndaleartcenter.org/

East End X-mas
Saturday 12-Dec-09 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM CST
The Orange Show Monument
2402 Munger St
Houston TX 77023 US
http://www.orangeshow.org/en/cev/11

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