December 30th, 2009

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 12.30.09

Happy New Year, Loopsters!

This week or the next in the Houston area: The Gourds at the Continental Club, New Year’s Noon Celebration at the Children’s Museum, Navy v.s Missouri in the Texas Bowl, Free Press New Year’s Eve at Mango’s, 3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Truffle Madness, YMCA New Year’s Day Resolution Workout, 13th Annual Townes Van Zandt Wake, Jerry Jeff Walker at the Grand, and Yuletide: Holiday Time at Bayou Bend, Don’t Flood The Sam Houston, the Star of Wonderment Eve, and Clean Out the Bar Party at Coffee Groundz.

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The Gourds at the Continental Club

Wednesday, December 30, 2009, show starts at 10:00 p.m.

The Continental Club, right next door to The Big Top
Where: The Fourth Ward
Can I eat there? Yes, or you might try Tacos A Go-go, just a stones throw away.
Can I drink there? Yes, just don’t end up like these guys.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

New Year’s Noon Celebration at the Children’s Museum

Wednesday, December 31, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Children’s Museum of Houston
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes, but the fun is found in creating your own New Year’s parade float, the Brilliant Ball Drop, and the Texas Brass Band.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Navy Midshipmen vs. The Missouri Tigers in the Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium

Wednesday, December 31, 2009, kick-off  commences at 2:30 p.m.

Reliant Stadium
Where: The Astrodome Area
Can I eat there? You won’t be able to think about food. You’ll be too busy watching Rickie dominate the Mizzou line, just as the US Navy controls the seven seas.
Can I drink there? Yes, it is college football.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Free Press Houston New Year’s Eve at Mango’s

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mango’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Live Music and Bar
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, savory vegetarian spreads. Sure the food is tasty, but what about the Side Show Tramps, Grandfather Child, Hollywood Floss, Female Demand, Robert Ellis, and The Manichean, they’re good to, ol’ boy.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

3rd Annual New Year’s Eve Truffle Madness at Cova Hand Selected Wines!

Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Cova Washington for $65 or Cova Kirby for $85

Cova on Washington and Cova on Kirby (email: winenews@covawines.com for reservations and times)
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial and West University
Can I eat there? Yes, four courses to feature a Charcuterie Plate, Duck Breast Celeriac & Truffle Apple Hash, Beef Tenderloin Truffle Mashed Potatoes & Perigaux Sauce, and Cherry Bread Pudding with Truffle Crème Anglaise.
Can I drink there? Yes, each course is paired with wine for $25, however, if you’re looking for the premium wine pairing, expect to spend $45.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

YMCA New Year’s Day Resolution Workout

Friday, January 1, 2009, the workout starts at 8:00 a.m. expends energy until 9:30 a.m.

The South Montgomery County YMCA
Where: The Woodlands, North Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, this little workout undoes the damage we all did over the holidays.
Can I drink there? Yes, “Milk is for babies, drink warm beer.” We don’t encourage this, but who are we to argue with Arnold?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

13th Annual Townes Van Zandt Wake at the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe

Friday, January 1, 2009, the mourning begins at 8:00 p.m.

The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Where: Galveston, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, you may either eat there or check the event just below for more delicious Galveston options.
Can I drink there? Yes, but watch out. Too much libation will have you in the same situation as Mr. Van Zandt: Deceased. Drink responsibly, Loopsters.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Jerry Jeff Walker at the Grand 1984 Opera House

Saturday, January 2, 2010, show starts at 8:00 p.m.

The Grand 1984 Opera House
Where: Galveston, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, however, when we make the trek down south, we frequent Gaido’s, The Sunflower Bakery or The Mosquito Cafe, all delicious choices.
Can I drink there? No, but when he plays Sangria Wine, you’ll wish you were.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and 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.

MFAH Presents Meals on Reels: Indika’s Anita Jaisinghani’s Favorite Film Mostly Martha

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Museum of Fine Arts
Where: Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes, please do, we’ve yet experience the food of Indika, but rest assured, it is on our to-do list.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Don’t Flood The Sam Houston, The Region H Water Planning Group Discusses Placing Little Lake Creek Dam

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 10 a.m.

San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) Office
Where: Conroe, North Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, this is about saving the Lone Star Hiking Trail and the endangered Red-Cockaded Woodpecker habitat.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Star of Wonderment Eve at the Czech Center Museum Houston

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Czech Center Museum Houston
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes. This is about the astronomical events that occurred so long ago when the Magi first wandered those ancient Middle Eastern deserts as explained by Dr. Carolyn Sumners.
Can I drink there? Yes. It’s a high class event so take her easy on the loud mouth soup.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Slant Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions (Bold Asian American Images)

Any day this week or the next through January 10, 2010

Submit to: Aurora Picture Show – Slant (1524 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006)
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Clean Out the BAR Party at Coffee Groundz

Friday, January 15, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2010

The Coffee Groundz
Where: Midtown
Can I eat there? Yes, enjoy food of the locally grown variety. If I were to go there, I’d try the Grilled Veggie Panini (Not to be confused with the chilled Vegeta or even the filled Vegito. Yes I went there), but I used to be in to that sort of thing.
Can I drink there? Yes, the name says it all.
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.

Thanks to Aaron for his contributions on 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

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