April 21st, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 4.21.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Four Decades of American Pop, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony,Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Delphic Oracle, DJ Rhyno, Pee Wee Bowen Band, Shakespeare in the Park, Texas Cigar Festival, Andrew Karnavas, Houston International Festival, Design Fair at Lawndale, 2010 Pink Ribbon House to Fight Breast Cancer, Medianation: Performing for the Screen, World Cup Trophy at Robertson Stadium, 4th Annual Polish Festival, A Tejano Son, Bernar Venet Sculptures at Hermann Park

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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.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at HOB Houston

Thursday, April 22, 2010 show starts at 10:00 p.m.

The House of Blues Houston [1204 Caroline Street]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
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.

“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.

DJ Rhyno Spinning Only the Best Country Music at Rebels Honkie Tonk

Thursday, April 22, 2010 from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Rebels Honky Tonk
Where: Washington Ave. / Memorial Area
Can I eat there? No.
Can I drink there? Yes. Honky Tonkin’ implies such deeds.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

The Pee Wee Bowen Band at T-Bone Tom’s

Friday, April 23, 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. It’s that good. Be sure to get the Armadillo Eggs. Just do it.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Shakespeare in the Park at Discovery Green

Friday, April 23, 2010  Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Anheuser-Busch Stage and Fondren Performance Space
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, bring that picnic basket and while you’re eating, enjoy The Taming of the Shrew and Henry V.
Can I drink there? Yes.
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).

iFest: The Houston International Festival Brings the Caribbean to Houston

April 16, 17, 18 and April 24, 25, Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Downtown Houston [City Hall, Tranquility Park and Sam Houston Park]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, oh, yes. Sample and savor all that the Caribbean has to offer.
Can I drink there? No, but don’t let that stop you from gettin’ funky when George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic or any of the other countless musicians bring you their sweet, sweet music.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Design Fair at the Lawndale Art Center

April 23, 24, 25, 2010, with a Friday Preview Party from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday Fair Days 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Lawndale Art Center [4912 Main]
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes, but there’s so much more.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

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.

A Tejano Son of Texas at the Heritage Society of Houston

Weekly, 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.

Bernar Venet Sculpture Exhibit Opening

On display for 7 more 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.

January 20th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 1.20.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Wonderland, Houston Poetry Slam, Urban Harvest: Locavore, Steven Alexander at Gemillion & Co., Lawndale Art Center, Salvador Dali, Texas Tequila Throwdown, Bernar Venet Sculpture Exhibit, National Pie Day Celebration, Main Street Theatre, Seymour Lipkin at the Menil, and an Epicurean Evening

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Wonderland at the Alley Theatre

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 through February 14, 2010, Tuesday through Thursday, Sunday evenings 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m.

The Alley Theatre
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, light concessions will be available. You might try Mingalone or Birraporetti’s.
Can I drink there? Yes, check out Club 615 but do imbibe softly or you might just find yourself in a booze induced rabbit hole.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Houston Poetry Slam at Avant Garden Houston

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Avant Garden Houston
Where: Neartown / Montrose
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes, wine as well as exotic drink concoctions.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Urban Harvest  Presents Food For Thought a Paneled Discussion: Living The Locavore Life

Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 7:00 p.m.

Oberholtzer Residence Hall at the University of Houston
Where: The University of Houston, Main Campus
Can I eat there? No, you can instead learn about growing your own food and supporting the growth of food grown within a 100 mile radius (Locavore). Those speaking include Chef John Sheely, Nell Wheeler a local farmer with Vegetable Matters, Teresa Byrne-Dodge of My Table Magazine, and moderated by Mark Bowen of Urban Harvest.
Can I drink there? No.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here and here.

Steven Alexander Opening Reception at Gemillion & Co., Fine Art, Inc.

Opening reception Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., January 21, 2010 through February 20, 2010

Gremillion & Co., Fine Art, Inc.
Where: West University
Can I eat there? Yes, but, this is not the reason for your being there, is it? Experience the artist’s creation; the subtle textures and large plains of color will act as catalysts for any number of emotions.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

5 New Exhibitions Opening at the Lawndale Art Center

Friday, January 22, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Lawndale Art Center
Where: The Museum District

— Richard

Comments

MarkSpizer — Monday, May 3, 2010 8:26 am

great post as usual!

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