February 17th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 2.17.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Stone Brewing Tasting with Petrol Station and Flying Saucer, Slaid Cleaves, Debutantes Run Wild Gala, The Unguarded Moment, Steven Alexander, GATOR-O-RAMA, Meet the Author of My Jesus Year, Rodeo Uncorked!, HIGH Voltage at Walter’s, Henry Rollins, 2010 Photography Center of Houston Print Auction, Critically Caroline, Two One-Act Plays at Main Street Theater, and Bernar Venet

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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.

Slaid Cleaves at the Mucky Duck (Two Shows)

Friday, February 19, 2010 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
Where: Greenway / Upper Kirby
Can I eat there? Yes, don’t expect any tumbleweed stew or clams and lobsters, it ain’t that kind ‘a place.
Can I drink there? Yes, whiskey, unless your drinkin’ days are over.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Debutantes Run Wild Gala

Friday, February 19, 2010 7:30 p.m. untill Midnight

The Bell Tower on 34th St.
Where: Oak Forest / Garden Oaks
Can I eat there? Yes, delicious food created by Barbara Friedel McKnight. Don’t forget the silent auction.
Can I drink there? Yes, Dripping Springs Vodka and Real Ale Brewing Company will be on hand to help you achieve that “wild” suggested in the event’s name.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Unguarded Moment: Steve McCurry (known for “Afghan Girl” photograph that appeared in National Geographic Magazine, you’ve seen it, trust me)

Opening Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Showing through March 25, 2010

Laura Rathe Gallery
Where: Greenway / Upper Kirby
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Steven Alexander at Gremillion & Co., Fine Art, Inc. (Last Week)

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.

GATOR-O-RAMA (Racing)

Saturday, February 20, 2010, 9 a.m. to 6 a.m., and Sunday, February 21, 2010, 9 a.m. to 3 a.m.


Motor Sports Ranch Houston
Where: Angleton, South West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, bring your own. Loopster, Jeff, says to root for his Subaru buddies.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Meet the Author of My Jesus Year: A Rabbi’s Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith

Sunday, February 21, 2010 7:30 p.m.

Jewish Community Center of Houston
Where: Meyerland, South West Houston, Just Outside the Loop
Can I eat there? No, learn about the journey of Benyamin Cohen as he traveled through the Bible Belt exploring Christianity and when at its conclusion he found his Jewish faith further strengthened.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Rodeo Uncorked!

Sunday, February 21, 2010 6:30 p.m.

Reliant Center
Where: Astrodome Area
Can I eat there? Yes, indeed you may, helps with the wine.
Can I drink there? Yes, with more than 1,600 wines expected, you’ll have your hands or mouth full.
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.

2010 Print Auction with the Houston Center for Photography

Thursday, February 25, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Junior League of Houston
Where: Afton Oaks / River Oaks
Can I eat there? Yes, there will be a buffet.
Can I drink there? Yes, this is about purchasing photographic prints though. Focus.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Critically Caroline / Massive Collection

Saturday, February 27, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Caroline Collective
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No. This is about viewing the art created by the cyclists of Critical Mass.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here (Facebook).

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

Thursday, February, 10 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.

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 Hermann Park Conservancy Photo Essay.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Photo appears courtesy of Stephan.

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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