March 3rd, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 3.3.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: One Peace at a Time, Cork Wine Bar: Opening Special, Darrell Scott, Black Holes, MAGIC, HADA 2010 Spring Antiques Show, The Orange Show, First Saturday Arts Market, Real Ale at Anvil, Zerow House Party, FotoFest 2010 Opening Night, 38th Buffalo Bayou Regatta, Two One-Act Plays at Main Street Theater, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and Bernar Venet

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One Peace at a Time: Charity Event to Benefit Haiti

Wednedsay, March 3, 2010 at 7:30p p.m.

Landmark River Oaks Theatre

Where: River Oaks
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Cork Wine Bar Opening Special – First Glass Free for First 100 Guests!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Cork Wine Bar in Houston Pavilions
Where: South Houston
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes, don’t cost nothin’.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Darrell Scott at the Dosey Doe Coffee Shop

Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.

Dosey Doe Coffee Shop
Where: Spring, North Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes, you won’t “fill your cup with whatever bitter brew your drinking.” The coffee we’re told is quite good, no bitterness to be found.
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

Thursday, March 4, 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.

HADA 2010 Spring Antiques Show & Sale

March 5, 2010 through March 7, 2010, Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

George R. Brown Convention Center

Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Orange Show Opening Party & Trophy Workshop

Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Orange Show Monument
Where: The Third Ward
Can I eat there? No. You may however bring non-perishable food items for donation to Houston Food Bank.
Can I drink there? No, watch as the Danza Azteca Teokalli de Houston bless the ceremony to bring positive energy and good luck for the year to come.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

First Saturday Arts Market

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

Orange Show Monument
Where: The Greater Heights
Can I eat there? Yes, but there’s so much more to consume.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Anvil Taps the First Release of Real Ale’s Oak Barrel – Aged Coffee Porter

Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. till 2:00 a.m.

Anvil Bar and Refuge
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? Yes, this event is in celebration of Real Ale’s Aged Oak – Coffee Porter made with coffee from Houston’s own Katz Coffee Roasters.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

Nate '08 — Wednesday, March 3, 2010 7:57 am

FYI, the Real Ale event at Anvil doesn’t start until 7pm *wink*.

Also, the College Classic is going on at Minute Maid this weekend. All us chip-on-our-shoulder Coogs fans get to go see the one mens sport that UT will schedule us in.

Paul — Wednesday, March 3, 2010 8:19 am

@Nate

I would hate to think that Bobby was lying to us: http://twitter.com/Bobby_Heugel/status/9889679417

Nate '08 — Wednesday, March 3, 2010 8:54 am

Oh, I follow Bobby also, and he hasn’t lied yet. *wink* means a brother’s tryin’ to get a little head start. C’mon, now!

Paul — Wednesday, March 3, 2010 9:52 am

My fault, indeed. Carry on. The subtleties of the interwebz escape me sometimes.

stephanie — Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:09 pm

FotoFest at Hardy and Nance Street Studios also opens Friday, March 12th:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/FotoFest-2010-at-The-Hardy-Nance-Street-Studios/330437427176

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