December 7th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 12.6.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Pipe Organ Recital at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, ELF Quote-A-Long at the Drafthouse, Diverse Works Presents Pilot (FX), an Evening of Marrakech, Robert Ellis & The Boys at Fitz, Panto Pinocchio, Mike Stinson at Blanco’s, the Marvelous Wonderettes, The Nutcracker, Plaid Tidings, Ooh La La Dessert Boutique and Toys for Tots, Slaid Cleaves at the Mucky Duck, and Bagels and Grits

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Pipe Organ Recital at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart


Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart [1600 Main Street]
Where: Downtown
How much? Free
Can I eat there? No, that’s not the point of this. Enjoy the beautiful organ music as it’s played by Dr. Robert Bates of the University of Houston.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Twitter).

Elf Quote-A-Long at the Alamo Drafthouse in West Oaks


Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. Arrive early

The Alamo Drafthouse [West Oaks Mall #429]
Where: West Oaks, West Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, but it’s a quote-a-long and it’s ELF, so I’m not sure what you’re expecting to accomplish food-wise.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Grandalism: Featuring the Work of Pilot (FX)


Wednesday, December 8, 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.

An Evening in Marrakech at Boheme!


Wednesday, December 8, 2010, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar [307 Fairview at the corner of Taft]
Where: Montrose
How much? $25 per person…RSVP to events@barboheme.com
Can I eat there? Yes, a Taste of Marrakech prepared by chef Heather Vaughan.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

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


Wednesday, December 8, 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 8, 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.

Mike Stinson at Blanco’s Bar


Thursday, December 8, 2010, from 8:00 p.m.

Blanco’s Bar and Grill [3406 West Alabama at Buffalo Speedway]
Where: Montrose
How much? Free, but be daisy and by a drink.
Can I eat there? Yes, but this is not the purpose of this excursion am I right Paul? He loves the Stinson.
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 8, 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 10, 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.

Plaid Tidings: The Forever Plaid Christmas Show


Friday, December 10, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Texas Repertory Theatre [201]
Where: Bammel, Northwest Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? $35.00 per ticket or Seniors (65 and up) & military personnel get 10% off, Students (with ID) get 50% off
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Ooh La La Dessert Boutique Teams Up with Toys for Tots


Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. through December 15, 2010 (Closed Sundays)

Ooh La La Dessert Boutique [20155 Park Row] or [23920 Westheimer Parkway]
Where: Katy, West Houston, Worth the Drive
How much? $10.oo and up for the new toy. (No guns – Travis that’s directed at you)
Can I eat there? Yes, when you bring in that shiny new toy you get a delicious JUMBO cupcake!
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Slaid Cleaves at the Mucky Duck


Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck [2425 Norfolk]
Where: Upper Kirby
How much? Free
Can I eat there? Yes, the food is good, but not great and anyway, you’ll be too busy singing along to Mr. Cleaves to bother with eating.
Can I drink there? Yes, aside from the consistently great live music, the beer selection is where the Mucky Duck shines.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Bagels and Grits: How Jews Built a Home in the South


Sunday, December 11, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

The Jewish Community Center of Houston [5601 S. Braeswood]
Where: Gulfton, West Houston, Just Outside the Loop
How much? $10.00 for Members and $15.00 for the Public
Can I eat there? No, instead listen to “Dr. Stuart Rockoff trace the history of Jews in the South and show how they adjusted to the region’s unique culture while maintaining their own Jewish traditions. Pay close attention as he explores how the Jewish South has been transformed over the last several decades, with the decline of small-town congregations and the rise of large Jewish communities like Houston.”
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

— Richard

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