November 2nd, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 11.2.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Greetings from Houston, Madame Butterfly, Robert Ellis and the Boys, Nobody Needs to Know the Price of Your Saab, Richard III at the University of Houston, Die Fliedermaus, New Orleans Night, Appleseed Cast and Analog Rebellion at Fitzgerald’s, Head to Froberg’s, Autumn Bazarr and Crafts, Rice Rugby vs. SHSU Rugby, Shady Tavern Chili Cook-off, Real Pirates, Ctrl+Art+Create, East Meets West – A Spiritual Dialog, and the Eyeopener Tour

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Greetings From Houston: Vintage Post Card Views of the City


Tuesday,
October 26, 2010 through November 14, 2010, or Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Heritage Society [1100 Bagby]
Where: Downtown
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No. You’ve got the wrong idea. Wrong tone. “No better medium expresses the city’s transformation than the postcard. It acts as a chronicle and a window through time. One can view the earliest beginnings of the city, including horse-drawn carts in the streets and grand railway depots, to our first skyscrapers and suburban development.” — Daniel E. Monsanto – Postcard History Series
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Madame Butterfly at the Wortham


Tuesday, November 2, 2010 from 7:30 p.m. through November 11, 2010

Wortham Center, Brown Theater [501 Texas]
Where: Downtown
How much? $34.00 all the way to $207.00
Can I eat there? Yes. Just don’t get food sleepy. This is a long opera and you’ll need energy if you’re to make it through.
Can I drink there? Yes, rest assured that during intermission,” Tutto e Pronto.”
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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


Wednesday, November 3, 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.

“Nobody Needs to Know the Price of your Saab” Works by Gabriel Kuri


Thursday,
November 4, 2010 through November 13, 2010, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston 1200 Fine Arts Building
Where: University of Houston Main Campus
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, this is about consumerism. So, consume the consumerist conscious art.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Richard III at the University of Houston


Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 8:00 p.m., November 5 and 6 at 8:00 p.m., or November 7 at 2:00 p.m.


Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts [4800 Calhoun Rd.]
Where: University of Houston Main Campus
How much? $20.00 for the General public, $15.00 for UH faculty, staff, alumni, and $10.00 for Seniors and students
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Die Fliedermaus at Opera in the Heights


Thursday, November 4, 2010 or November 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13 at 7:30 p.m. The added matinee is Sunday November 7, 2010, at 2:00 p.m.

Opera in the Heights [Lambert Hall 1703 Heights Blvd.]
Where: The Heights
How much? $20.00 to $49.00, students $10.00 with I.D.
Can I eat there? Yes, cookies at the intermission. They are quite good, but not as good as this show.
Can I drink there? Yes, coffee.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

New Orleans Night at Miller Outdoor Theatre


Thursday, November 4, 2010, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Miller Outdoor Theatre [6000 Hermann Park Dr.]
Where: Hermann Park
How much? Free for uncovered seating
Can I eat there? Yes, but you’re better off bringing your own.
Can I drink there? Yes, but don’t forget yourself. You’re there to see Allen Toussaint, Nicholas Payton and the Joe Krown Trio.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Appleseed Cast, Analog Rebellion and Co-Pilot Live at Fitzgerald’s


Friday, November 5, 2010

Fitzgerald’s [2706 White Oak Drive]
Where: The Heights
How much? It’ll cost you.
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes, maybe it’s previously listening to the Appleseed Cast back in college that’s driven this unhealthy pairing. It works though.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Head to Froberg’s Farm


Saturday, November 6, 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.

Saint Andrews Church Annual Autumn Bazarr


Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saint Andrews Episcopal Church [1819 Heights Blvd.]
Where: The Heights
How much? Free.
Can I eat there? Yes, but you’re there for the crafts.
Can I drink there? No, don’t bet on it.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

College Rugby: Rice University vs. Sam Houston State University


Saturday, November 6, 2010, 2:00 p.m.

Rice University Rugby Pitch [6100 Main St.]
Where: West University
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, if you’d like.
Can I drink there? Yes. I think it’s allowed.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

4th Annual Chili Cook-off at Shady Tavern


Saturday, November 6, 2010 doors open at 12:00 p.m.

Shady Tavern [1206 W. 20th St]
Where: The Heights
How much? $5.00 per chili lover
Can I eat there? Yes, oh yes. Chili and lots of it.
Can I drink there? Yes, for a reasonable price as well.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here, thanks to Jim.

Real Pirates at the Houston Museum o Natural Science


Sunday, October 31, 2010 or Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry at 4:00 p.m.) and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last entry at 7:00 p.m.) through February 6, 2011 Monday

The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Where: The Museum District
How much? $12.00 for Members, $25.00 for Adults, $18.00 for Children (3-11), Seniors (62+) & College Students, $6.00 for K – 12 School Groups, $15.00 for Groups of 20 or more / Corporate
Can I eat there? No, not at the exhibit. This is learning about real pirates!!
Can I drink there? No, but if you’re really hungry and don’t mind shelling out more than a couple handfuls of booty, you might try Zaza.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Ctrl + Art + Create with the AIGA Houston


Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Heights Theatre [339 West 19 St.]
Where: The Heights
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, Oh My! Pocket Pies will be serving up a delicious spread. But you’re there for the art of some fine local designers. Name a few you say? Okay. Marisa Avelar, Antonio Hurtado, Beth Linesch, Graciela Constanza, and Shraddha Shah, all of which have samples, here.
Can I drink there? No. Since you won’t be imbibing, why not check out some local goods by Wick It Accents, Tupelo Grease Co., McCheeks Mayhem, and Visible Straps.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

East Meets West – A Spiritual Dialog


Monday, November 8, 6:15 p.m., the Dialog begins. Arrive early for an opening reception at 5:30 p.m.


Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University
[6100 Main MS-350]
Where:
West University
How much?
A suggested $5 donation, will include a reception at 5:30 p.m. with proceeds benefiting the Boniuk Center.
Can I eat there?
No, there’s far more happening here than food. Revered Zen Master Miao Tsan and Jungian Analyst/Episcopal Priest J. Pittman McGehee to Present Dialog on Pathways to Truth and Oneness
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Eyeopener Tour – Galveston Restored with the Houston Orange Show


Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The Orange Show
[2401 Munger St.]
Where:
The Third Ward or Galveston, South Houston, Worth the Drive
How much?
$55.00 for Orange Show Members and $75.00 for non-members, this includes lunch
Can I eat there?
Yes, but never mind the food right now. This is about the tenacity of Galvestonians, who’ve slowly been rebuilding and repairing the island they so love.
Can I drink there? Yes, adult libations will be present for a price.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

Comments

Jim — Tuesday, November 2, 2010 3:51 pm

Shady Tavern’s Chili Cook-Off this Saturday. Always a good time with live music too,

Richard — Tuesday, November 2, 2010 4:45 pm

I’m sure, Shady is always nice. Have you got the details, Jim?

Jim — Wednesday, November 3, 2010 10:14 am

From another site:

The Shady Tavern Ice House, one of the Heights’ most beloved gathering spots, is hosting its 4th annual chili cook-off Saturday, Nov. 6.

You should know this ain’t one of those high falutin’, three-pages-of-rules culinary events. This is supposed to be fun, dammit. Cook with abandon.

Among the folks taking the challenge are many Heights businesses, including the Houston Dairymaids and The Drinkery.

The doors open at noon and the $5 admission includes all the chili you can eat.

Want to compete? Stop by the ice house for an entry form.

There were lits of people out there last year.

Richard — Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:23 am

Thanks Jim. I’ll be adding it up top some time today.

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