February 10th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 2.10.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Flogging Molly, Beads for Deeds Mardi Gras Masquerade, Anti-Love Celebration, Rice Rugby Hosts TCU Rugby, 2010 International Piano Festival, Stone Brewing Tasting with Petrol Station and Flying Saucer, Wonderland at the Alley, Two One-Act Plays at Main Street Theater, Steven Alexander, HIGH Voltage at Walter’s, Henry Rollins, and Bernar Venet

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Flogging Molly at The House of Blues

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

The House of Blues
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, “but those of us, those of us, us of lesser gods won’t eat till we’re hungry…”
Can I drink there? Yes, “cause we find ourselves in the same old mess, singin’ drunken lullabies…” Medicinal purposes as it were, just don’t drive.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

The 2010 Beads for Deeds Mardi Gras Masquerade

Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The House of Blues
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, eat, don’t eat. This one’s for a good cause so as long as you make your donation to get through the door, someone’s eating.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Fuck Love, Let’s Party! An Anti-Love Celebration (Not a Date Idea)

Friday, February 12, 2010, at 9 p.m.

The Frenetic Theater
Where: Second Ward
Can I eat there? Yes. Phalic food. Dancing. Shoot Your Ex Target Practice! Spanking Booth. Violent Video Game Therapy Room.
Can I drink there? Yes, “drink to forget.” Safely, mind you.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Rice University Rugby Football Club hosts Texas Christian University Rugby Football Club

Saturday, February 13, 2010 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Pitch – 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
Where: Rice University
Can I eat there? No. Your there to watch scrums, rucks and mauls.
Can I drink there? No, not at the game. As I’ve said before, try the after party. You won’t be disappointed.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The 2010 International Piano Festival at the University of Houston (Date Idea?)

Friday, February 12, recital begins at 7:30 p.m.: Abbey Simon, February 13, recital begins at 7:30 p.m.: Stephen Hough, February 14, recital begins at 3 p.m.: Gilles Vonsattel

Moores Opera House
Where: The University of Houston, Main Campus
Can I eat there? No. You might try Bohemeos or Jenni’s Noodle House.
Can I drink there? No, after you’ve eaten at one of the establishments above, enjoy the music, it’s not often so much talent and passion is assembled into one place.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Stone Brewing Tasting with Petrol Station and Flying Saucer

Monday, February 15, 2010 through Saturday, February 20, 2010

Petrol Station and Flying Saucer Downtown
Where: Oak Forest Neighborhood and Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, may we recommend the Rancor at the Petrol Station and the Goat Cheese Pizza at the Flying Saucer.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s a tasting.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here, here and here.

Wonderland at the Alley Theatre (Date Idea?)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 through February 14, 2010, Tuesday through Thursday, Sunday evenings 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m.

The Alley Theatre
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions will be available. You might try Mingalone or Birraporetti’s.
Can I drink there? Yes, check out Club 615 but do imbibe softly or you might just find yourself in a booze induced rabbit hole.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Caryl Churchill’s A Number and Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal

February 18, 2010 through March 14, 2010

Main Street Theater – Presenting two, one-act plays by groundbreaking women playwrights.
Where: Rice Village
Can I eat there? Perhaps a snack during the intermission.
Can I drink there? See above.
From where did we Scoop this event? A press release as well as Here and Here.

Steven Alexander Opening Reception at Gremillion & Co., Fine Art, Inc.

January 21, 2010 through February 20, 2010

Gremillion & Co., Fine Art, Inc.
Where: West University
Can I eat there? Yes, but, this is not the reason for your being there, is it? Experience the artist’s creation; the subtle textures and large plains of color will act as catalysts for any number of emotions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

High Voltage!!!!! at Walter’s on Washington

Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Walter’s On Washington
Where: Washington Ave. / Memorial
Can I eat there? No, that’s not why you’re there, is it? Check out Electric Attitude, The Factory Party, Satin Hooks and DJ No Fun.
Can I drink there? Yes, indeed, you may.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Henry Rollins – The Spoken Word Live at the House of Blues

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 show starts at 8:00 p.m.

The House of Blues Houston
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, “many ripe apples on the low branch of the tree, you want to reach up and pull one down and take a bite, and while you know your arms are long enough, they feel a little too short.”.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Bernar Venet Sculpture Exhibit Opening

On display for 9 months

Hermann Park
Where: The Medical Center
Can I eat there? No, view these larger than life sculptures, join in an experience that only a handful of other cities in the world have been a part of. Peruse this collection of “action sculpture in slow motion” or check out our impression on the The Week That Was.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Thanks to Paul and Afrodet for their 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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