March 24th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 3.24.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Opera Happy Hour, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Beatles Wednesday at Bohemeo’s, Black Congress and Young Mammals at Walter’s, FotoFest at Winter Street, 39 Steps at the Alley, Masters Thesis Exhibition at the Blaffer, Bayou City Art Festival, Old Guys Rocking Excessively at T-Bone Tom’s, Shell 2010 Eco Marathon at Discovery Green, A Starry, Starry Night with the Houston Symphony, Wild Moccasins, Third Annual Houston Indie Book Festival, AIGA Houston’s 50 Books/50 Covers at the Museum of Printing History

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Opera Happy Hour at Nouveau Antique Art Bar Featuring Soprano, Alyssa Bowlby

Wednesday, March 24, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Nouveau Antique Art Bar
Where: Midtown
Can I eat there? No, you’re there to admire the Art Nouveau inspired surroundings, engage in appropriately artsy conversation and listen to Alyssa Bowlby sing sweet music upon her return to Opera in the Heights.
Can I drink there? Yes, ’tis Happy Hour, ladies and gentlemen.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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.

Beatles Wednesday Open Mic Night at Bohemeo’s

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.

Bohemeo’s 708 Telephone Rd. Suite E
Where: Second Ward
Can I eat there? Yes, the food is quite good. Don’t be a piggy.
Can I drink there? Yes, delicious coffee, wine and beer.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Black Congress, Young Mammals, and Weird Party at Walter’s On Washington

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 8:05 p.m.

Walter’s On Washington
Where: Washington Ave. / Memorial
Can I eat there? No, with a lineup this good, you shouldn’t be thinking of food.
Can I drink there? Yes, raise a glass to Houston’s local music scene. We are.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

FotoFest at Winter Street Studios: Road to Nowhere

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 8:05 p.m.

Winter Street Studios
Where: Washington Ave. / Memorial
Can I eat there? Yes, think small portions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Steps at the Alley Theatre

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2010 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

The Alley Theatre on the Hubbard Stage
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions will be available. You might try Mingalone or Birraporetti’s.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

2010 School of Art Masters Thesis Exhibitions Sponsored by FotoFest

Friday, March 26, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception

Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston 1200 Fine Arts Building
Where: University of Houston Main Campus
Can I eat there? Yes, these opening receptions are guaranteed snacks.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Bayou City Art Festival in 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.

Old Guys Rocking Excessively at T-Bone Tom’s

Saturday, March 27, 2010  Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

T-Bone Tom’s Steakhouse Restaurant
Where: Kemah, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, you’d better. T-Bone would’ve made it on to our Bestus Prospectus last year if we’d expanded it to 11, like the volume level. It’s that good.
Can I drink there? Yes.
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.

A Starry, Starry Night: 2010 Houston Symphony Ball After Party

Saturday, March 27, 2010, 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

Hilton Americas – Houston
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, be prepared for dancing, a casino, hors d’oeuvres and a delicious dessert bar. Bring 75 buckeroos for admission.
Can I drink there? Yes, that $75 gives the you an open bar, or at least the impression of one. We know we’re paying for every sip taken. Enjoy anyway.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Wild Moccasins Tour Kick-Off at Walter’s On Washington

Thursday, April 1, 2010 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Walter’s On Washington
Where: Washington Ave. / Memorial
Can I eat there? No, but keep this in mind, 1st 100 people will get a free copy of the Wild Moccasins 2009 EP “Microscopic Metronomes” [note: listed on our Bestus Prospectus 2009] and a free poster of their 2010 Album “Skin Collision Past”
Can I drink there? Yes,  you may, don’t imbibe so much “your mouth’s become the achilles heel.” Know what I’m sayin’?
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

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).

AIGA Houston Presents 50 Books / 50 Covers

Thursday, April 8, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception. Continues through May 29, 2010

The Museum of Printing History
Where: Montrose
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.

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

Nate '08 — Wednesday, March 24, 2010 11:22 am

You might take a look at the link to make it harder to guess who’s in the photo.

Also, Miller Outdoor Theatre’s concert series starts this week. http://www.milleroutdoortheatre.com/

Richard — Wednesday, March 24, 2010 11:37 am

Nate, good catch. I realized this after using it. To some it won’t mean anything, to others, consider it an easy gift.

Libby Ingrassia — Monday, March 29, 2010 9:36 am

The Center for Creative Work at the University of Houston showed Electra as part of the Dionysia 2010 festival for March 26-28; final show is Tuesday, March 30, on the roof of Khon’s on Milam. Free! http://www.thehonorscollege.com/dionysia or call 713.743.2929 to reserve seats

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