November 30th, 2009

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 11.30.09

The Regular Scoop: Thanksgiving came and went. No matter, with this list of events and Christmas rapidly gaining speed as it closes in on the present, things are looking pretty good.

This week or the next: Sam Dinkins Holiday Jazz Concert with Da Camera, Hypnopomp: Featuring The Work of Britt Ragsdale, General Registration For BPMS150, Aaron Neville’s Christmas Show, # 13 University of North Texas Men’s Rugby Football vs. Rice University Men’s Rugby Football, Crazy On The Outside, East End X-mas With The Orange Show, The Work of Wayne White, Christmas With Great Aunt at the Ensemble Theatre, and Yuletide: Holiday Time at Bayou Bend

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Sam Dinkins Holiday Jazz Concert with Da Camera

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 12:00 p.m.

The Lobby of the Wortham Theater Center
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, bring your sack lunch, kids.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Hypnopomp: Featuring The Work of Britt Ragsdale

Wednesday, 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.

General Registration For BPMS150 Officially Opens

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 and Saturday December 5, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. both days

Online or The National MS Society, Houston Chapter, here.
Where: The Astrodome Area
Can I eat there? No, this is not about eating.
Can I drink there? No. Unless its water. Start hydrating now if you’re planning on making this grueling race an experience of your own. Our hats are off.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Aaron Neville’s Christmas Show at the House of Blues

Thursday, December 4, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

The House of Blues, Houston
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, you may.
Can I drink there? Yes, indeed. Just don’t be that guy who, “turned that bottle up and started drinking. It was a long, long time before he pulled it away…” (Not encouraged)
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and 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.

Crazy On The Outside (Special Sneak Preview at River Oaks Theatre, featuring Tim Allen In Person)

Monday, December 7, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. You might buy tickets in advance.

River Oaks Theatre
Where: River Oaks
Can I eat there? Yes, concessions will be available, surely. If not up for eating at the movies though, allow us to suggest Brown Bag Deli for the quick bite. If you’ve got the time, Beaver’s or Chatter’s. Beers afterward you say? The Dubliner? Have a few as you proclaim of the day you met Tim Allen.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

East End X-mas With The Orange Show

December 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Orange Show Monument
Where: Wayside / Lawndale
Can I eat there? No. You’re there to experience “Mariachi music, tamale tastings and classic lowriders collecting toys for local kids.” Who’s thinking about food?
Can I drink there? No, experience local art. Find and express your own creativity.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Big Lectric Fan To Keep Me Cool While I Sleep – The Work of Wayne White

Through December 13, 2009

Rice University Gallery
Where: Rice University Campus
Can I eat there? No, experience this art installation. Based on a George Jones lyric, the artist attempts to capture what Jones must have been like as a young singer/songwriter in Houston in the year 1950 (that’s before AC, folks).
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Christmas With Great Aunt at the Ensemble Theatre

November 27, 2009 through December 27, 2009

George W. Hawkins Mainstage at the Ensemble Theatre
Where: Midtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light consumption is key as we will find out. A simpler Christmas in the town of Bethlehem, Texas reminds the audience and the characters how this special Christian holiday came to be.
Can I drink there? Yes, again, lightly.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Yuletide: Holiday Time at Bayou Bend

November 19, 2009 through January 3, 2010

The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
Can I eat there? No, you will however learn of how our ancestors feasted through out 250 years of holiday history.
Can I drink there? No .
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.

The Ice At Discovery Green

Every Day, 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.

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

El Random Hombre — Monday, November 30, 2009 7:48 pm

Richard,

Good stuff and thank you. Now here are some categories I’d like to have added to the cliffs notes:

Does it have a DJ? (please say yes for HMNS)
Do they have any freebies?
What percentage of dudes wear Affliction shirts?
If I urinate in the bushes outside of said venue, what is the thing most likely to happen next?
What are the 3 books I should have googled before I went to said venue to not look like a Cretan?
Will the ladies love my sarcastic flair and, if so, how old are they? (I’ve come to appreciate what Ben Franklin meant when he said “once you go grey, you’ll never go back”.)
If I make jokes like that, will I get my schwerve on?
Does the venue have any little people?
If one takes her resume to said venue, is she more likely to get a job or a get in a catfight?
If I randomly get up and start singing the Numa Numa song and dancing (or not so randomly), will anyone join in? If the over/under is 3.5, which do you take?

I believe these to be universal questions, and quite frankly it is legally negligent and morally reprehensible to not have them in the above aforementioned passages.

Sincerely,

America, the great state of Texas, and the underrated gem of a city Houston

Richard — Tuesday, December 1, 2009 12:19 pm

We were unaware that these concerns were held by so many. Become a contributor. Thanks.

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