February 3rd, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 2.3.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Robert Ellis & The Boys, I Hate Hamlet, Epicurean Evening at Space Center Houston, Johnny Falstaff, 99th Mardi Gras Galveston, I Dream of Maharani, Cactus Music Meet and Greet with Sondre Lerche, St. Arnold’s Heights Pub Crawl, The Urban Market, 2010 International Piano Festival, Wonderland at the Alley, Steven Alexander, Henry Rollins, and Bernar Venet

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Robert Ellis & The Boys at Mango’s Cafe

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 8:00

Mango’s Cafe
Where: Midtown
Can I eat there? Yes, all sorts of food, but the pride is in the vegetarian cuisine.
Can I drink there? Yes, this occasion begs for beer and sawdust.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

I Hate Hamlet at the Texas Repertory Theatre

Thursday, February 4, 2010 through February 21, 2010 Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and on Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

The Texas Repertory Theatre Company
Where: Willowbrook, North West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, not this time.
Can I drink there? Yes, as theatres  go, you can expect a bar.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

An Epicurean Evening – A Taste of Space at Space Center Houston

Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Space Center Houston
Where: Clear Lake, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, over 40 Clear Lake area restaurants will be there to serve you.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Johnny Falstaff at the Cypress Saloon

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.

The Cypress Saloon
Where: Cypress, North West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, but the call to action revolves around music. If you must eat, check out, Texas Boarders Bar & Grill. It’s in Katy, but that’s just a stones throw from Cypress.
Can I drink there? Yes you may, Honky Tonkin’ Daddy.  (His words, not mine.)
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Cactus Music Meet and Greet: Sondre Lerche

Friday, February 5, 2010 (5PM-6PM)

Where: Shepherd and Farnham (three blocks north of 59 South)
Can I eat there? Don’t count on it. But you can chew on some vinyl.
Can I drink there? Sometimes St. Arnold’s provides… Not always. Drink in the music.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and Here.

Saint Arnold Pub Crawl in the Heights

Friday, February 5, 2010 (6PM-7PM start)

Where: The Heights (corner of Studewood and White Oak)
Can I eat there? You’ll find some food and some very filling brews.
Can I drink there? What would a pub crawl be without drinking? Just a crawl? That’s for babies.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

I Dream of Maharani Featuring DJ Yogi G of Bollywood Music and Generasian Radio

Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The House of Blues Foundation Room + Bronze Peacock Room
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, if you like Indian food anywhere near as much as I do, this seems like as good a place as any. Oh, Henna artists will be there as well, if that’s ya’ thing.
Can I drink there? Yes, cocktails.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The First Saturday Arts Market Returns

Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Wind Water Gallery parking lot
Where: Washington Avenue / Memorial
Can I eat there? Yes, they’ve been known to have food.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Urban Market, Houston Antique Show

Sunday, February 7, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus Fields (North of the Heights)
Where: Independence Heights, North Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? No.
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.

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.

Steven Alexander Opening Reception at Gemillion & 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.

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.

Image courtesy of the Houston Press

— Richard

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