February 24th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 2.24.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: MAGIC, Tour of Sacred Places, Pelican Ball in Seabrook, 2010 Photography Center of Houston Print Auction, World’s Championship Barbeque Contest, Critically Caroline, Wine and Chocolate in Bryan, Two One-Act Plays at Main Street Theater, 38th Buffalo Bayou Regatta, and Bernar Venet

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The Science of Wonder: MAGIC

Friday, February 26, 2010 through September 6, 2010 (magicians appear in the exhibition Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No, not at the exhibit. You’re there to view items used in the shows of Harry Blackstone, Mike Caveney, Doug Henning, and Penn & Teller. You’re there to see how magic is performed. Let me know if you have a break through. I’m still baffled by the old quarter behind the ear trick.
Can I drink there? No, but if you’re really hungry and don’t mind shelling out more than a couple bucks, you might try Zaza.
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.

World’s Championship Barbeque Contest

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

Reliant Park
Where: The Astrodome Area
Can I eat there? Yes, God’s gift to the earth will be smoked, grilled and baked in massive quantities everywhere you turn. Our very own, Marc, will be creating some of the tastiest of the above mentioned delicacies over at the Cougar Cookers tent.
Can I drink there? Yes, good for the wandering and better for the random conversation.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

The Appleseedcast and Dreamend at Rudyard’s

Friday, February 26, 2010 show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Rudyard’s
Where: Neartown / Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Pelican Ball Seabrook (Benefits Go to Veteran’s Memorial Fund)

Friday, February 26, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Endeavor Marina’s Admiral Room
Where: Seabrook, South East Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, delicious food accompanied by live and silent auctions, and live music provided by the Pee Wee Bowen Band.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Tour of Sacred Places in Galveston

Saturday, February 27, 2010 9:00 a.m. beginning at St. Joseph’s Church, 2202 Avenue K in Galveston. Eight other churches on the tour will be open to ticket holders from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

St. Joesph’s Church on Avenue K (409)762-3933
Where: Galveston, South East Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, this is about history. This is about buildings built with a kind of craftsmanship not practiced much anymore.
Can I drink there? No, but you might try the Sunflower Bakery. I make a point to go there when ever I’m in the area.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and 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).

Wines and Chocolates a Wine Appreciation Class as Messina Hof Winery in Bryan

Sunday, February 28, 2010 from 3 p.m. to close

The Messina Hof Winery
Where: Bryan, North West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, fine chocolate for your palate to form inappropriate infatuations with.
Can I drink there? Yes, it is a tasting after all. Bring your mouth’s A-game for the taste and your big vocabulary to describe it.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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.

38th Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta

Saturday, March 13, 2010, Race Day Registration: 7:30 a.m. to 8:45am, Race Starts at 9:00 a.m.

Race stats at 7700 San Felipe, ¼ mile west of Voss Street
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, bring your won energy bars, granola and the like or eat what the sponsors provide.
Can I drink there? No.
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 Hermann Park Conservancy Photo Essay.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Thanks to Aaron, 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

Comments

Erin — Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:04 am

Thanks for including the Magic exhibit! Just to let everyone know – it opens Friday, Feb. 26 (not Thursday Feb. 25); we’d hate for anyone to show up too early!

Richard — Wednesday, February 24, 2010 9:23 am

Thanks for correcting, Erin. We’ve fixed the mistake. Although, I’m not sure showing up early to HMNS would be time wasted.

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