March 10th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 3.10.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Zerow House Party, Bruckner 7 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Boondock Saints, Black Holes, MAGIC, FotoFest 2010 Opening Night, Flu Season, The Birth of Cool, 38th Buffalo Bayou Regatta, Two One-Act Plays at Main Street Theater, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and Bernar Venet

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House Party to Support Zerow House

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saint Emanuel House [3308 St. Emanuel at Stuart Street]
Where: The Third Ward
Can I eat there? Yes, don’t expect to find a feast though, this is more socializing and admiring the surroundings.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Bruckner 7 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, this is about hearing beautiful music in a magnificent building.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Boondock Saints Celebrates 10th Anniversary by Nationwide Theatrical Showing

Thursday, March 11, 2010 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Houston Marq*E Stadium 23 & IMAX

Where: West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, but only if you’ve got a strong stomach. This one brings the gore.
Can I drink there? Yes, round up to the nearest holiday and you get St. Patrick’s Day. This is no coincidence.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Science of Wonder: MAGIC

Thursday, March 11, 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.

FotoFest 2010 Opening Night

Friday, March 12, 2010 from 8:00 pm to Midnight

Vine Street Studios [1113 Vine Street, Suite 101]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, please. When you’re not eating, explore the exhibit on display Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs and while perusing, listen to the Gourds as they’ll be on hand to stimulate your ears.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Obsidian Gallery Presents Works by Tim Johnson

Friday, March 12, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Obsidian Gallery [3522 White Oak]
Where: The Heights
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Birth of Cool at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

January 30, 2010 through April 18, 2010, Tuesday through Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m.

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Brown Foundation Gallery
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No, this is about seeing the work of Barkley L. Hendricks and experiencing culture through his paintings.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company – Flu Season

Through Saturday, March 13, 2010, Show times are at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company
Where: Midtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? 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 own 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.

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

Thursday, February 10 through March 14, 2010

Main Street Theater – Read our in depth experience.
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.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

From February 19, 2010 until March 21, 2010

Reliant Park
Where: The Astrodome Area
Can I eat there? Yes, food is everywhere, ditch your healthy intentions at the gate.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s a rodeo. Be sure to take a cab or make use of the budding light rail system.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here, here and here.

Black Holes at the Burke Baker Planetarium

Weekly, Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

The Burke Baker Planetarium at the Houston Museum of Natural Science
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? No, this is about exploring the mysteries of our universe, bending time, warping space and gravitational forces so strong they strangle light.
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.

Image courtesy of Rice University Media

Thanks to Paul and Aaron 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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