April 14th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 4.14.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: A Tejano Son, Asleep at the Wheel at the Grand, Lance Smith and the Repeat Offenders, ArtWalk, 3rd Annual Record Store Day at Cactus Music, Stephen Sondheim’s “Company”, Birth of Cool, Four Decades of American Pop, The Delphic Oracle, Texas Cigar Festival, Andrew Karnavas, 2010 Pink Ribbon House to Fight Breast Cancer, Medianation: Performing for the Screen, World Cup Trophy at Robertson Stadium, 4th Annual Polish Festival

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A Tejano Son of Texas at the Heritage Society of Houston

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 through July 3, 2010

The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, this is learning a bit of Texas history through photographs and artifacts.
Can I drink there? No .
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Asleep at the Wheel Live at the Grand 1894 Opera House

Friday, April 16, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.

The Grand 1894 Opera House
Where: Galveston, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, you won’t need to with a night of Western Swing sure to satiate any appetite. Food’ll be the last thing on your mind.
Can I drink there? No. But check out the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe if you’re antsy for a drink.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Lance Smith and the Repeat Offenders to Play at Rudyard’s

Saturday, April 17, 2010 show starts at 10:00 p.m.

Rudyard’s British Pub: [2010 Waugh Dr]
Where: Neartown / Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes, but don’t eat too much, you might want to dance to this stuff, cramps.
Can I drink there? Yes, if you drink too much you might need to dance to this stuff.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Matt Messinger’s Art Opening – Dean’s Credit Clothing (Montrose)

Saturday, April 17, 2010 8:00 p.m.

Dean’s Credit Clothing: [315 Fairview]
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No food. Get your fill from this Houston artist’s work.
Can I drink there? It’s not required, but it is encouraged.
From where did we Scoop this event? From Loopster, Stephanie. To get a taste check out this video of Messinger in his studio.

The Galveston Art Center Presents ArtWalk

Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Galveston Arts Center (Facebook) Temporary Location: [2501 Market at 25th Street]
Where: Galveston, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, not at this event directly, but there are plenty of opportunities for good food in the vicinity. For more detailed information on the various locations you’ll be visiting, go here.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

3rd Annual Record Store Day at Cactus Music

Saturday, April 17, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Musicians to perform: Sings at 1:00 p.m., Freddy Steady 3:00 p.m., and Grandfather Child at 5:00 p.m.

Cactus Music & Record Ranch [2110 Portsmouth]
Where: Shepherd and Farnham
Can I eat there? No, but this is not about eating either be sure to check out the special CD and Vinyl Releases. All right, it is an all day event, if your stomach demands food, the Stag’s Head is just across the way.
Can I drink there? No. Sometimes St. Arnold’s provides… Not always.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” by the Masquerade Theatre

Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.

The Hobby Center For The Performing Arts
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light refreshments.
Can I drink there? Yes. Don’t forget about your Loop Scoop discount, here!
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Birth of Cool at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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.

Four Decades of American Pop at the Vaughan Christopher Gallery

Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Vaughan Christopher Gallery [1217 South Shepherd]
Where: Montrose
Can I eat there? No, enjoy the art.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

“Ancient Legends Vindicated – The Delphic Oracle”

Thursday, April 22, 2010 7:00 p.m.

Houston Baptist University, Mabee Teaching Theater [7502 Fondren Rd.]
Where: Houston Baptist University, South West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, this is getting the facts straight on Apollo, Gaia, oracles and whether or not Dionysus lived in Delphi during the Winter.
Can I drink there? No, instead take in the words of Dr. John Hale of the University of Louisville.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Texas Cigar Festival

Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Serious Cigars [6608 FM 1960 W.]
Where: Willowbrook, North Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, the event promises “heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.”
Can I drink there? Yes, see above. Also, go here, for a full list of cigar makers that will be in attendance.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Andrew Karnavas – Film Noir: Solo Album Release Party

Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Continental Club [3700 Main Street] right next door to The Big Top
Where: The Fourth Ward
Can I eat there? Yes, or you might try Tacos A Go-go , just a stones throw away.
Can I drink there? Yes. With a multitude of instraments including upright bass, mandolin, violin, pedal steel, banjo, and piano, an ice cold beer would be a complimentary accompaniment.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here (Facebook).

2010 Pink Ribbon House Tours to Help in Fighting Breast Cancer

April 16, 17, 18 and April 23, 24, 25, Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sundays: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The 2010 Pink Ribbon House [10807 Bridlewood Street in Hunters Creek Village]
Where: West Houston, Hunters Creek Village, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, and you’re there to contribute to the Baylor College of Medicine’s Research funding, so that they might further their search for a cure.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Medianation: Performing for the Screen

March 12 through April 24, 2010, at Art League Houston from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. [1953 Montrose Boulevard], at Isabella Court from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. [3917 Main Street], at New World Museum from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. [230 Center St.]

Art League Houston [1953 Montrose Boulevard], Isabella Court [3917 Main Street], New World Museum [230 Center St.]
Where: Inside the Loop
Can I eat there? No, you’re there to see the work of Leslie Hall and Laurel Nakadate as curated by Gilbert Vicario.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

World Cup Trophy Coming to a Stadium Near You, Roberston Stadium to be Exact

Saturday, May 1, 2010 and Sunday May 2, 2010

Robertson Stadium on the University of Houston Main Campus
Where: University of Houston Main Campus
Can I eat there? Yes, surely, but that’s not why you’re there. Check out the 3-D FIFA World Cup movie, ball juggling, and EA SPORTS 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Can I drink there? Yes, and by that, I mean Coca-Cola or drink beforehand, bring your can, get in free.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

4th Annual Polish Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church

Saturday, May 1, 2010 and Sunday May 2, 2010

Our Lady of Czestochowa Church [1731 Blalock Drive]
Where: Spring Valley, West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? Yes, you really must. Try the pierogi, golabki, and of course the kielbasa. Let your ears indulge as well with music from Brian Marshall and Tex-Slavic Playboys and Chris Rybak.
Can I drink there? No, this is for the family as well.
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

Afrodet Zuri — Wednesday, April 14, 2010 1:21 pm

The funniest 15 minutes of your life:
GET OUT! OF THE CLOSET! screening
Saturday, April 17, 2010
DiverseWorks
1117 E. Freeway Houston, TX 77002
8-10:30pm
Tickets $10.00
presented by B & G & Lightfoot Productions and Zenfilm
A breakthrough in reality television, “Get Out! Of The Closet!” follows host Natty Ice as she crosses the country helping those struggling with their sexuality in a direct, no-nonsense, in-your-face fashion. She dishes out truth sticks – sticks made out of THE TRUTH – to each and every Closet CaseTM that she meets, inspiring them to lead a brand new life full of exciting opportunities. Natty emphasizes (through an intervention-style confrontation) that there’s no reason to live your life full of shame, or more importantly, full of shame-rage. Each person that appears on the show is given carte blanche access to the life they could have – opportunities to say yes to themselves, to fussy meals and tight, expensive clothing – to explore themselves, their own bodies, and the bodies of strangers who share the same sex. If you, a loved one or even a casual acquaintance needs to GET OUT! And OUT OF THE CLOSET!, the bold new reality show is for you!
http://www.getoutofthecloset.tv/?p=164

John J. — Wednesday, April 14, 2010 11:24 pm

Don’t forget Tartuffe produced by the Classical Theatre Company. Tickets are going quickly for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances (Sunday already sold out!). http://www.classicaltheatre.org

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