November 23rd, 2009

Your Regular Scoop Of Houston 11.23.09

The Regular Scoop: Thanksgiving is upon us this week, but that’s not the only exciting event we’ve managed to unearth (Surprise!). In between your turkey sandwiches, multiple naps and football, you might enjoy what lies below.

This week or the next: Chick Flicks at Gravitas, $180 Bottle of Samuel Adams’ Utopia at The Petrol Station, O’Reilly Auto Rama, The Ice At Discovery Green, The Goonies Midnight Showings, Wine Education Classes (Last Week), The Last Night Of Ballyhoo, First Annual Illuminated Art Car Parade, Hypnopomp: Featuring The Work of Britt Ragsdale and # 13 University of North Texas Men’s Rugby Football vs. Rice University Men’s Rugby Football

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Chick Flicks at Gravitas: This Week Features The Devil Wears Prada

Wednesday, November 23, 2009 (For further Details Call 713.522.0995)

Gravitas Restaurant
Where: Fourth Ward
Can I eat there? Yes, indeed you may. Enjoy a 3 course meal in the private dining room.
Can I drink there? Yes, You bet your size 6 ass!”.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Sample $180 Bottle of Samuel Adams’ Utopia at The Petrol Station

Wednesday, November 25, 2009, The Bottle Opens at 8:00 p.m., The Place Closes at 12:00 a.m.

The Petrol Station
Where: Oak Forest / Garden Oaks, Just Outside The Loop
Can I eat there? Yes, American bar food is the special.
Can I drink there? Yes, at $10 an ounce, you had better savor.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.
Thanks to Big Hitter for the correction.

O’Reilly Auto Rama Indoor Car Show

Thursday, November 26, 2009 through November 29, 2009

The George R. Brown Convention Center
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, concessions will available, but that’s not why you’re there, is it? Appreciate five decades of automobile history.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

The Ice At Discovery Green

Thursday, November 26, 2009 through January 18, 2010

Discovery Green
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, indulge in other aspects of the Winter holidays, cold weather and ice skating. Disclaimer: Following the above statement, we will not be held responsible for 70 degrees in January.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Goonies Midnight Showings at River Oaks Theatre

Monday, November 27, 2009 and November 28, 2009

River Oaks Theatre
Where: River Oaks
Can I eat there? Yes, but don’t ask for the veal scalopini, the good fettucini alfredo or the bottle of fettucine, 1981, because, all they serve is tongues.
Can I drink there? Yes, “It’s wet, ain’t it? Drink it!”
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Houston Wine School To Conduct Wine Education Classes

Monday, November 30, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Last Class)

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

Friday, November 27, 2009 at 8:00, Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday November 29, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.

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.

First Annual Illuminated Art Car Parade, Glow0rama and Afterglow

Saturday, November 28, 2009 (the parade is free, beginning at 9:00 p.m.) Balcony VIP Party from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Afterglow Party from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.


George R. Brown Convention Center
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, you certainly may.
Can I drink there? Yes, if you’re not driving in the parade, why not?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.
Thank you to Loopster, Erica.

Hypnopomp: Featuring The Work of Britt Ragsdale

December 2, 2009 through December 19, 2009, Opening Night is December 2, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts Studio Residency, Room 317
Where: University of Houston, Main Campus
Can I eat there? Yes, light refreshments will be served on opening night.
Can I drink there? Yes, however, if you find yourself in hypnogogia, let that be a warning you’ve taken it too far.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

# 13 University of North Texas Men’s Rugby Football vs. Rice University Men’s Rugby Football

December 5, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. (1st Side) and 3:30 p.m. (2nd Side)

Rice University Campus
Where: Rice University
Can I eat there? No, Saturday is a rugby day, not an eating day.
Can I drink there? No? Ruggers and Hooligans know this question is losely interpreted.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and 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.

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.

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

Big_Hitter — Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:04 am

I think Petrol is opening the $180 bottle at 8pm.

Richard — Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:48 am

How sure are you? Nice to see you made it over from that abomination of a site, FAF.

Big_Hitter — Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:00 am

Pretty sure – there is a chair at Petrol with my name on it, seriously.

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