December 14th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 12.14.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Scrooged at Domy Books, Alpenfest in Cypress, Diverse Works Presents Pilot (FX), VerbosCity-Houston Poetry Slam, Robert Ellis & The Boys at Fitz, Panto Pinocchio, a Fox Follow Christmas Party, the Marvelous Wonderettes, The Nutcracker, Blue Moose Lodge Ugly Sweater Holiday Party, Winter Yoga at Discovery Green, Christmas Revels – A Celtic Celebration, and Yuletide at Bayou Bend’s Family Day

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Scrooged the Most Underrated Bill Murray Movie Ever—at Domy Books


Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 8:30 p.m. to 10: p.m.

Domy Books Houston [1709 Westheimer]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free waning
Can I eat there? No, eat ahead of time at Paulie’s, Dolce Vita, Sprinkles, Anvil Bar or Feast.
Can I drink there? No, this about Bill Murray giving a great performance in a classic Christmas tale.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Aplenfest the Musical Act presented by FACE Cypress Creek


Tuesday, December 14, 2010 3:00 p.m. (Why so early?)

Cypress Creek Christian Community Center [6823 Cypresswood Dr.]
Where: Cypress, North West Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, this is “Swiss alphorns, a tuned set of Austrian cowbells, Holzanes G’Lächter (German xylophone), tuned musical hand saws, and yodeling.”
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Grandalism: Featuring the Work of Pilot (FX) (Last Week!)


Wednesday, December 15, 2010, from Noon to 6:00 p.m. or Wednesday through Saturday until December 18, 2010

DiverseWorks Art Space [1117 E. Freeway]
Where: Just North of Downtown and I-10 East
How much? Free admission
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

VerbosCity-Houston Poetry Slam at Avant Garden


Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. open mic, 8:30 p.m. for the feature poet, and 9:00 p.m. for the poetry slam

Avant Garden Houston [411 Westheimer]
Where: Neartown / Montrose
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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


Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.

Fitzgerald’s [2706 White Oak Drive]
Where: The Heights
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, but it’s not recommended at a show like this.
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.

Panto Pinocchio


Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., or any Thursday after that at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. through January 9, 2011

Stages Repertory Theatre [3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? $24.00 for Economy, $37.00 for Premium, $34.00 for Select $43.00 for VIP, and $29.00 for Standard
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

First Annual Christmas Party at Fox Hollow


Thursday, December 16, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fox Hollow [4617 Nett St.]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? Free, but be daisy and by a drink.
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Marvelous Wonderettes at Stages Repertory Theatre (Extended to January 2, 2011)


Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 8:00 p.m., or any Thursday at 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Stages Repertory Theatre [3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 101]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? $21.00 for Economy, $41.00 for Premium, $37.00 for Select, $44.00 for VIP, and $33.00 for Standard
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Houston Ballet Performs the Nutcracker


Friday, December 17, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. or almost any day through December 26, 2010 (Closed Christmas Day)

Brown Theater 2 at the Wortham Center [2201 Preston St.]
Where: Downtown
How much? From $38.00 and all the way to $100.00
Can I eat there? Yes, snacks though, you’ll undoubtedly be hungry by show’s end. The last time I went to the Wortham, I ditched Birraporetti’s and went a few miles northwest to Beaver’s. That’s just me though.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Blue Moose Lodge Ugly Sweater Holiday Party


Friday, December 17, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. till Close

Blue Moose Lodge [5306 Washington Ave.]
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, there is food.
Can I drink there? Yes, Happy Hour 4:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m., $6.00 Domestic Pitchers until 10:00 p.m., $8.00 Domestic/Special Pitchers until 10:00 p.m., and $2.00 Lonestar Beer All Night Long.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Winter Yoga at Discovery Green


Saturday Dec 18, 2010 9:30 a.m.

Anheuser-Busch Stage at Discovery Green [1500 McKinney]
Where: Downtown
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, and it’s not recommended during the session.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Christmas Revels – A Celtic Celebration of the Winter Solstice


Saturday, December 18, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 19, at 2:30 p.m.

Wortham Theater in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts [Entrance 16, Building 507]
Where: University of Houston Main Campus
How much? Lower Level (Orchestra): Adults $35, Lower Level (Orchestra): Children 12 and under $17.50, Upper Level (Mezzanine): Adults $25, Upper Level (Mezzanine): Children 12 and under $12.50
Can I eat there? No, this is about the celebrating Christmas and the Winter Solstice in the Celtic Tradition.
Can I drink there? No, you’ve got singing and dancing at this event, let that be your merry making.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

2010 Yuletide at Bayou Bend’s Holiday Family Day


Sunday, December 19, 2010, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last admission 4:30 p.m.)

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts at Bayou Bend [1 Westcott St.]
Where: The Museum District
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, this is historic Christmas. After you’ve fed your brain, look for the cookies.
Can I drink there? Yes, wassall.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

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