March 17th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 3.17.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Chuck Prophet, PHOTOFEST, Time Travel, “Julia and Julia”, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Great Houston, Open Mic Night at Bohemeo’s, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Chefs, Slaves and French Cuisine, Bayou City Art Festival, Shell 2010 Eco Marathon at Discovery Green, Third Annual Houston Indie Book Festival, The Birth of Cool

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Chuck Prophet at Under the Volcano for St. Patrick’s Day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Under the Volcano
Where: The Village
Can I eat there? Yes, get the steak if you can.
Can I drink there? Yes. “Sand in my shoes, salt on my tongue, gonna lay my burdens down,” under the volcano. This calls for a drink.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

FOTOFEST Group Show – Perspectives: An Intercultural View on American Values

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bering & James Art Gallery
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, lightly. Use that other sense you’ve got, sight, check out a detailed description on the artists involved here.
Can I drink there? Yes, you may.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Dr. Patrick Turk of the Time Travel Research Institute

Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Boheme
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, food influenced by various cultures of the world.
Can I drink there? Yes, it’s a cocktail fundraiser. Don’t drink too much though, or you’re liable to do a little time traveling of your own.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

HEB and Discovery Green present “Julia and Julia” – Bonus: Robert Del Grande Will Show Clips From His PBS Interview With Julia Child

Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

Anheuser Busch Stage and Fondren Performance Space at Discovery Green
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, but you’ll have put on your chef’s hat and make a picnic of your own.
Can I drink there? Yes, gently now, this isn’t Europe.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

CitySolve Urban Race Houston

Saturday, March 20, 2010 – Starts 12:00PM, Ends 5:00


Ever want to be on Amazing Race, but can’t quit you day job? Here’s your chance!
Where: Your Starting Point is Little Woodrows in the Village (View Map)
Can I eat there? Only if your goal is losing. We know you want to win (1:40 mark in vid).
Can I drink there? Racing and Solving don’t go in hand in hand with drinking.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and Here and Here
[HINT: Use the code "charitychicks" to get 15% off the entry fee]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston

Anytime.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston, Main Office
Where: Gulfton Neighborhood, South West Houston, also located in Bay Area, Fort Bend, Montgomery County and Baytown.
Can I eat there? That’s relative to where you go.
Can I drink there? No, you’re a role model .
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Sunday Open Mic Poetry (and Music) at Bohemeo’s

Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. till 11:30 p.m.

Bohemeo’s 708 Telephone Rd. Suite E
Where: Second Ward
Can I eat there? Yes, we’re told the food is quite good. Just because it’s open mic night, that doesn’t mean you’re allowed any Mike Meyers impressions.
Can I drink there? Yes, you may.
From where did we Scoop this event? 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.

Chefs, Slaves, and French Cuisine – Cooking Demonstration & Tasting at Bistro Calais

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bistro Calais
Where: River Oaks
Can I eat there? Yes, the food you’ll eat will help in experiencing the history you’ll hear from Dr. Leni Sorenson. Expect French cuisine,
Can I drink there? Yes, you’ll be drinking wine from Thomas Jefferson’s vinyard.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park

Friday, March 26, 2010 through Sunday, March 28, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All Days

Memorial Park
Where: Memorial Park
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

2010 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas at Discovery Green

Friday, March 26, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday, March 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Discovery Green
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, but this is more about, “challenging high school and college student teams from around the world to design, build and test energy efficient vehicles.”
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

NANO Fiction, Gulf Coast Journal, and The Menil Collection to Host the Third Annual Houston Indie Book Festival

Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 10 a.m., closing at 5:00 p.m.

Menil Park
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No, this is supporting local and independent writers, publishers and book shops. There’s a wealth of creative talent in our area. Look for it (Note: Free T-shirt if you know who this is in the link. No Google)
Can I drink there? No, but listen for, “Houston’s best and brightest writers to read from their work on the hour every hour.”
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here (Facebook).

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.

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.

The Science of Wonder: MAGIC

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.

Bernar Venet Sculpture Exhibit Opening

On display for 8 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 Charity Chicks, Paul, Afrodet, 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

Comments

Blaine — Wednesday, March 17, 2010 6:04 pm

St. Patrick’s Day and nothing is greener in Houston than Memorial Park! So, go on line now at http://www.memorialparkconservancy.org to register for the second annual “4 the Park” Fun Run/Walk, Kid’s K and best post race party to be held Saturday April 3, 2010. in Memorial Park. All proceeds benefit Memorial Park Conservancy and their efforts to plan, protect and preserve Memorial Park.

Richard — Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:40 am

Thanks for adding this, Blaine! We could not possibly cover all of the good things Houston’s got going on.

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