April 28th, 2010

Your Regular Scoop of Houston 4.28.10

This week or the next in the Houston area: Apollo 13: Anatomy of the Failure, Big Bite Night, Foodie Float on Buffalo Bayou, The Beetles, Six Bands for Six Bucks, the Stars Factory at the RCC Our Texas, World Cup Trophy at Robertson Stadium, 4th Annual Polish Festival, Ben Folds and a Piano, If These Walls Could Talk, Party on the Patio at Hotel Zaza, A Tejano Son, Bernar Venet Sculptures at Hermann Park

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Apollo 13: Anatomy of the Failer: A Lecture Given by Sy Liebergot

Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Bayou Theatre at the University of Houston Clear Lake [2700 Bay Area Blvd.]
Where: Clear Lake, South Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, but learn what terms like EECOM and cryogenic oxygen are, in relation to this epic Apollo mission.
Can I drink there? No, this is about learning.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Big Bite Night at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Thursday, April 29, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes, as the name suggests. We’re not talking Albertonykus sized appetites here, it’s massive amounts of food provided by over 20 different Houston area eateries. Think more along the lines of Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Foodie Float on Buffalo Bayou with Saint Arnold and Houston Dairymaids

Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Reservations only. Act quickly!

Buffalo Bayou at the Sabine Promenade
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, delicious cheeses made naturally from Texas cheesemakers.
Can I drink there? Yes, surely you’ve had a Saint Arnold before? Delicious.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Beetle at the Continental Club

Thursday, April 30, 2010, show starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Continental Club, 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, just don’t end up like these guys.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Walter’s on Washington Presents Six Bands (Plus One) for Six Bucks

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 8:00pm

Walter’s On Washington
Where: Washington Ave. / Memorial
Can I eat there? No,  but the Western Civilization, Rocketboys, Red Falcon, the Seas, Listen Listen, Built By Snow, and the Factory Party rocking your face off, who’s thinkin’ of food?
Can I drink there? Yes, you may.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

Film Screening of “The Stars Factory” by Michael Chekhov Presented by RCC Our Texas

Friday, April 30, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Russian Cultural Center Our Texas [2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? No, but it should be noted that Michael Chekhov was integral in the study and evolution of “method acting.” He influenced a few names you might know, like Clint Eastwood, Marilyn Monroe, and Yul Brynner. Ring any bells?
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.

Ben Folds and a Piano at the House of Blues

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 9:00 p.m.

The House of Blues Houston [1204 Caroline Street]
Where: Downtown
Can I eat there? Yes, don’t expect to “nuke another Grandma’s Apple Pie and hang your head in shame.”
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

If These Walls Could Talk Presented by Urban Souls Dance Company

Saturday, May 8, 2010 8:00 p.m.

Houston Baptist University, Morris Cultural Arts Center [7502 Fondren Rd.]
Where: Houston Baptist University, South West Houston, Worth the Drive
Can I eat there? No, watch in amazement as Skeletons In The Closet and Across The Waters are performed by Angela Olivia Guillory, Marie Brown, K.Dapree, and students from the Urban Center for the Creative Arts
Can I drink there? No, let the stories being told through the spoken word and accompanying music take the place of your alcoholic liberation.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here.

Menil Contemporaries Party on the Patio at Hotel Zaza (Guests Welcome)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 6:30 p.m.

Hotel Zaza The Urban Oasis Patio [5701 Main Street]
Where: The Museum District
Can I eat there? Yes.
Can I drink there? Yes.
From where did we Scoop this event? Here (Facebook).

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.

The top photo of Sy Liebergot appears courtesy of the Space Center Lecture Series

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

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Afrodet Zuri — Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:32 pm

Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Opening Reception & Sale Friday, April 30, 5:30 to 9 PM
Art League Houston invites the public to the opening reception of the 2010 Spring Sale + Benefit on Friday evening, April 30 from 5:30 to 9:00 P.M. Both of the Art League Houston galleries will be filled with artwork created by students in the ALH Healing Art program and students who have taken classes at the Art League studio school since March, 2009.

Afrodet Zuri — Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:35 pm

FotoFest at Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Saturday, May 1 6-9
Celebrate photography in the park with FotoFest at Discovery Green, May 1, 6-9pm, with Houston artists selling their work, live music, projections and video from the Photo Trek and Biennial events. Celebrate the six-week long FotoFest 2010 Biennial in Houston. More details available soon.

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